IK sockets

Unrsrvd

Diabloii.Net Member
IK sockets

My IK barb is coming along nicely and it's been a lot of fun so far. Currently finishing up Act I NM. Although I still need 27 more levels before I can use the full set, the time has come to figure out what to put in the sockets, so I'm calling the wisdom of SPF to my help. :grin:

Important consideration: I do not have any ED jewels, or any useful jewels at all in fact. And since I play self-found, I cannot go for this (apparently standard) choice...

IK Maul will get two Shaels. I think this is quite obvious.

IK helm has two sockets, and I will use a socket quest on the armor. So I have three sockets to fill, and I've been considering:

1) Perfect Rubies: Life is life. 38 times three and BO bonus to that.

2) Perfect Topazes: Probably a reasonable choice, but I already have a capable MF char. And this is my first melee char to go to Hell, so I'm looking at survivalibity above all.

3) Ith runes: If I slap on three of these to my gear, I'd have 45% damage to mana. This sounds VERY useful. But is three sockets for this overkill?

Combination of Ith-Ith-Ruby or Ith-Ruby-Ruby seem interesting.

Any help please? :prop:
 

mwints

Diabloii.Net Member
P topazes. The IK barb is already godly. Not much in the sockets is going to make a huge difference in performance. Might as well get some MF out of him.

Drop a pt into Find Item and if you have 2 ali babas, put them on switch for some good horking times.
 

Black Rat

Diabloii.Net Member
if i were you i would keep on waiting for those ED jewels...... or maybe a jewel that gives +10-15 to max or min damage........ in my experience maul barbs, no matter how good, still dont have the high end damage they need to kill real effectivly in hell..... but rubies arent the worst choice in the world either....... i love to try and get as much life as possible on a barb.... i
 

Toppo

Diabloii.Net Member
You'll get (20%) damage goes to mana if you use the Angelic's combo. IIRC min/max dam jewels in armor is bugged. I'd definetly use ptopazes.
 

Indemaijinj

Diabloii.Net Member
As annoying as it may sound, I still think you pretty much need a clean restart if you ever want to trade/multiplay/participate in tourneys with us.

I am not saying that you should rush ahead and delete all your old characters. Rather create some new characters and stashes for SPF use and keep them seperate from your old Open Bnet tainted characters and items.

Look at the Chain of Strength thread in the trading forum, and I think you'll understand.
 

barren

Diabloii.Net Member
Use one of these:

Plague Gyre
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0x65910680
+27% Enhanced Damage
+8 to Minimum Damage
+9 to Maximum Damage
Adds 1-78 lightning damage

Not for trade, I'm just teasing you :grin:
 

Unrsrvd

Diabloii.Net Member
Thanks for the replies so far... seems that PTopazes are winning. :smiley:

@Toppo: I'm using Angelic ring and amulet, and you're correct, amulet has 20% dmg to mana. I've been using it since the beginning (as soon as I was able to), but neglected to notice that mod. Oops. :grin:

@Indemaijinj: Hmmh? Wrong thread? All my chars and stuff are 100% legit self-found singleplayer. :scratch:
 

Llathias

Banned
How about Ber runes? 24% PDR would certainly be useful! :rolleyes:




or, you might just consider Sols... ptopazes seem to be the best option though, especially if you're planning to run Pindle/the Pits.
 

Indemaijinj

Diabloii.Net Member
Unrsrvd said:
@Indemaijinj: Hmmh? Wrong thread? All my chars and stuff are 100% legit self-found singleplayer. :scratch:
It is indeed the wrong thread. It was meant for that Open Bnet guys intro thread. Sorry if I scared you.
 

nex

Diabloii.Net Member
Toppo said:
You'll get (20%) damage goes to mana if you use the Angelic's combo. IIRC min/max dam jewels in armor is bugged. I'd definetly use ptopazes.
ED/max jewels (and I guess ED/min also) are bugged, plain min or max are fine.

And BTW ptopaz FTW :thumbsup:
 

jrlafrance

Diabloii.Net Member
barren said:
Use one of these:

Plague Gyre
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0x65910680
+27% Enhanced Damage
+8 to Minimum Damage
+9 to Maximum Damage
Adds 1-78 lightning damage

Not for trade, I'm just teasing you :grin:
That there is one sweet j00l!!
 

Unrsrvd

Diabloii.Net Member
Three Bers would be pretty hot. If I cube every rune I own up, I'd probably be around 0.0002% there. :scratch:

PTopazes it is then. Thanks everyone.
 
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