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item level of a drop (ilvl) ?

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by fbrooks, May 12, 2005.

  1. fbrooks

    fbrooks IncGamers Member

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    item level of a drop (ilvl) ?

    "Item level†(Ilvl) = each item in the game has an ilvl. It’s a value associated with the item that allows the item to have different abilities or commonly called affixes. This ilvl is based on how the item was created by the game.

    Queston : what makes the item level ?

    I suppose it depends on the monster (monster level) who dropes it. What else ? Character level and/or quality level ? Is there and exact formula or is it just random ?

    For example : my hammerdin (character level = 90) kills Hell Mephisto (monster level = 87). He dropes a Vipermagi (quality level = 36 ?)
    What is the item level of that drop or is it just random ?
     
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    The ilvl of an item is always the same as the monster that dropped it.
    If hell Meph dropped a cracked sash it would be ilvl 87

    The only exceptions to that is when you gamble items or purchace them from a vendor. When gambling you will get ilvls that are +4 or -5 to your clvl. When purchasing I beleive that it depends on who you are buying from but it is +X to your clvl as where the X is a number that I dont know, LOL. Other wise I think that is all correct.
     
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    Thx for the reply

    Another question :
    What's the relation between monster level and quality level of the item the monster drops ? qlvl <= mlvl ?
     
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    The only thing I can tell you about qlvl is that we as players dont need it LOL.
    It has something to do with the way that an alvl it caculated or something. Basically the only ones that I concern myself with is ilvl, clvl(duhh), alvl, and the TC lvl. The TC lvl determins what lvl itme a monster is able to drop. For instance

    hell meph is mlvl 87 but can only drop up to TC lvl 78
    hell pindle is mlvl 86 but can drop TC lvl 87 items

    So you may get a cracked sash from meph with a ilvl of 87 and then get a archnid mesh from pindle with an ilvl of 86 even though it has a TC 87.

    I hope that helped some.
     
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    It helped. Thx

    Where can I find wich monster can drop wich TC ?
     
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    www.d2data.net has the best although it is not 100% perfect
     
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    Pindleskin can not drop arachnid mesh.

    For sets and uniques, a monster must have an mlvl >= qlvl of the item being dropped.

    Arachnid mesh is qlvl 87. Meph can drop arachnid mesh, but pindleskin can't.
    Pindleskin can drop windforce (high tc, relatively low qlvl), but meph can't (too high a tc).

    I hope that clarified a bit.
     
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    download ATMA, it is 100% perfect.
     
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    You are correct I choose bad items to use for that explaination.
     

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