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imbueing items

Discussion in 'Newcomer Forum' started by Dr.G, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. Dr.G

    Dr.G IncGamers Member

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    imbueing items

    what can I imbue and what can I not imbue? Also what items should I imbue. Anything specific?
     
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    skilledlord IncGamers Member

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    u can only imbue normal items no magic, no rare, no unique, no sockets also (idink) i dink circlets are worth imbuing.
     
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    He covered your basic question: Any white text item. You can use an item with gray text because of sockets, but not one gray because it's etherial - but the sockets will be ignored in generating the new item.

    Basically, an imbue is generated as a brand new rare item, predetermined to be of the same type as the one you gave Charsi, as if it was dropped by a monster several levels bigger than your character at the time you get it done.

    Since the results of imbue are based on your character level at the time you get the imbue done, many players will "save" their imbues until they are higher level. Also, note that the level affects what magic is *possible* on the item, but it is still rolled and a level 99 item could still come out with bronze, triumphant, craftsmanship, and quality, or some other bunch of really small things - but the odds are it will get one or more really cool things. And of course, "cool" is in the eye of the beholder - a sorceress is really unlikely to be thrilled with +150% base (melee) damage and 10% improved attack speed, but a melee character would love that.

    Circlets, Coronets, and Tiaras are special whenever they come up as magical or rare items, including when they are imbued. They add extra bonuses to the level used to generate their bonuses. IIRC, it's 3, 5, and 8 levels respecfively. This happens however the item is generated - monsters, imbue, gambling. Hence many people prefer to imbue and/or gamble these items. But since you and your merc have only one head each, there's a limit to this approach.

    Another popular thing to imbue is boots, because there are some nice effects that only come up on rare boots, like faster stamina regeneration or faster movement speed, and boots are a little under-represented in set and unique items.
     
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    Dr.G IncGamers Member

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    well I have about 4 characters now and 3 of them have the ability to imbue so should I just wait or should I get an item from lets say diablo and mule it over to them?
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, the item level doesn't matter in imbuing. Your character level matters a lot. I do all my imbues only when >84 because I imbue tiaras, diadems and coronets. These can be worth a tidy sum to the right buyer if good mods spawn.

    You should wait till you find white versions of one of those items and do the imbue. Of course you should imbue exceptional or elite base items, unless you're concerned about strength requirements.
     
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    hotpanfight IncGamers Member

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    I've read somewhere that the best level to imbue circlets, etc is EXACTLY at 38. This level gives the greatest chance for +2 to all skills for a class. Afterwards, you're better off waiting until you achieve a very high level.
     
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    It is already been said, but yes, I'll repeat: imbue circlets, coronas or tiaras.

    If you intend to waste your imbue, imbuing a Wirt's leg is pretty funny, cool reactions from other players. The mods weren't that bad either, too bad for the crappy base damage. :lol:
     
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    dont forget to mention diadems. (same sort as the circlets etc)
     
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    You CAN imbue ethereal and the item stays ethereal.
     

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