Is goldskin worth upgrading?

Agateryon

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Is goldskin worth upgrading?

Answer me please :p i thought i could upgrade it for my sorc due to res while im waiting to use skullder's.
 

djIgneo

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I wouldn't, but that's just me. Seems like a waste of the rune to me. Use a vipermagi instead.
 

Indemaijinj

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When contemplating upgrading a piece of armour always keep in mind that the only thing you are going to improve is the defense rating.

Thus you need to ask yourself: Is the defense really important enough to warrant the runes spent and the increased item requirements? Sometimes they are. An upgraded Goldskin makes perfect sense for a mid-level melee character for example. Other times it doesn't such as in the case of a Blizzard sorceress nuking the beasties from afar.

There are, of course a few exeptions. Normal belts can for example often get more slots by upgrading them to exceptional and in a rare case you can even get more block-chance when upgrading a shield (defender->heater) comes to mind. Upgrading boots or shields for an assassin/paladin is also an exception though it would be better to think of the boots or shield as a kind of weapon in that case.


In case of your sorceress I would say that upgrading doesn't make sense, unless you are a type of sorceress who spends most of her time within hitting range of her adversaries (such as a Charged Boltress for example).
 

Uzziah

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Remember though that the requirements change for the item and an additional level requirement penalty is added as a hidden affix.

It's +5 rlvl for normal -> exceptional and +7 rlvl for exceptional -> elite, and +12 rlvl for normal -> elite.

Some normal items (uniques) have properties that other uniques don't for instance; goldwrap (high MF for a belt), venom ward (nice +max resist and reduced duration together on one item), etc (I could go on but I think you get my point).

If goldskin has a property that make it special to you then by all means upgrade it, however some items just are not worth the runes to upgrade, its all what you value.
 

Pherdnut

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I would resort to one of those crappy P-diamond shields before upgrading armor that's going to have a massive strength req if resists were an issue.
 

Agateryon

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heh thx, i just sold the armor :p and spent the runes upgrading goldwrap..then again i have a viper 1012 defense 34all res in other char :D
 

mhl12

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the only benefit of uping goldwrap i think for most ppl would be the xtra row for pots.
 
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