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Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Fafner, May 5, 2005.

  1. Fafner

    Fafner IncGamers Member

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    Let he who is without sin...

    Cast the first Stone.

    Here's my conundrum.

    Just found this in the AT. Got 4 sockets with socket quest (I wasn't sure if you always got max with normal items according to ilvl, but I figured either 3 or 4 was good).

    Superior Sacred Armor
    Defense: 991
    Durability: 34 of 34
    Required Strength: 222
    Required Level: 66
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x24b4e68c
    +10% Enhanced Defense
    Increase Maximum Durability 11%
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (4: 0 used)

    I'm thinking Stone...however str req will be pretty high. I think this will make using a NM merc. tough (+10 from P Am, and a Fal is +10, but that's pricey with an Um and Pul spent already, I have a +7 Str rare jewel...)

    If I made this, however, would a Defiance merc be enough or would he be better paired with a barb that uses shout, or a defiant zealot?!?

    I got excited at first, excited enough to burn a socket quest, but now I'm not sure.
     
  2. corax

    corax IncGamers Member

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    with a perfect stone roll you'd be looking at 3.8k def.
    if you really want to use it on a merc i'd say look for a rare circlet with alot of +str and some LL and res. or any +str adding helm would be good.
    throw a defiance merc with this in combo with a conc barb with max shout and neither of you will be hittable (except for those damn ITD baddies).
     
  3. DougTheHead2

    DougTheHead2 IncGamers Member

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    You should definitely be excited, and I think its definitely worth a socket quest. I haven't made Stone yet, but if I had found that armor, I would have a Stone now!

    There are some good alternatives to get strength, seeming the most popular being to pop an Andy's Visage on the said merc. Don't fear the requirements, the Stone gives +16 strength too I believe. Definitely hook this up to either a Defiance merc, or a barb who uses his shout.

    Very nice, much congrats! Go for it!
     
  4. Dodgydave

    Dodgydave IncGamers Member

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    Insane armour. Definitely Stone it. That and an Andys Visage would be a great combo on a Merc.

    If you don't want to I'd glady take it off your hands. :Wink: :Wink: :Nudge: :Nudge:
     
  5. Fafner

    Fafner IncGamers Member

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    Ok. Just those few replies talked me out of being chicken.

    *drumroll*

    Stone
    Superior Sacred Armor
    'ShaelUmPulLum'
    Defense: 3486
    Durability: 34 of 34
    Required Strength: 222
    Required Level: 66
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x24b4e68c
    +16 to Strength
    +10 to Energy
    +16 to Vitality
    +247% Enhanced Defense
    +40% Enhanced Defense
    +300 Defense vs. Missile
    All Resistances +15
    Increase Maximum Durability 11%
    60% Faster Hit Recovery
    Level 16 Molten Boulder (34/80 Charges)
    Level 16 Clay Golem (7/16 Charges)
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (4: 4 used)


    I think I got an ok roll, 310% is perfect ethereal?

    It may be a little tricky to get the armour on the merc. My barb's merc is 13 shy, that means I need to find some buff armour, circlets, etc. as suggested. I can't wait to see this thing on an iron barb or conc barb's merc.
     
  6. crazy_bear

    crazy_bear IncGamers Member

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    Definitely make a stone out of that armour.... sweet. A Defiance would be sickening in that, even use it for your own char until the durability runs low. Yeah, the str req is not fun, but you should be able to pull it off with just a bit of tweaking equipment.

    Nice find.

    CB

    Edit: already too late. Nice armour!
     
  7. Slothman

    Slothman IncGamers Member

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    :surprise: Whoa thats awesome! soooo much deeefense *drool* :worship:
     
  8. FodderCannoned

    FodderCannoned IncGamers Member

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    I have 2 stone armors, and i would make a third if i could end up with that! Nice armor
     
  9. shermo

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    Nice nice, Most importantly the base base base defence on the armour was 600. That's what makes the biggest difference, since all %ed calcs are done on that.

    Give your merc an eth andys visage for even more defence, and the nice str bonus
     
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    poopie_pants IncGamers Member

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    Great armor indeed Fafner!! I've been searching for what seems an eternity for a Pul rune to complete my Stone Sup (15%ED) Eth Shadow Plate (961 base def). Now that I see the results, I'm getting even more anxious :lol: . As another suggestion, Giant Skull is a great way to boost your merc's strength, and it's socketed!

    -PP
     
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    Any amour > 3K defense looks pretty good to me. You could even use it first on a barb etc. With such high defense, your armour should last quite a while.
     
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    teh rulez0r :p Nice armor dude!
     
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    wow 3.5 K :thumbsup:
    Max shout max cons.5% chance that monster will hit you + 75% block.
    One word......Immortal :D
     
  14. Lucky_Seven

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    Shermo:

    When a Armour is "superior" gets the max defence.

    Nice Armour is a shame that the merc can't use the Clay Golem Charges :D.
     
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    I didn't know this either. I was already wondering how come all were so lucky with the ethereal superior sacred armor defence rolls. Apparently I still got a lot to learn about this game.

    Snuva
     
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    I have a pul that was found in a MP game, if you want it I would gladly hand it over.

    Fafner, yea you joined the OMG what big feet you have club.

    That armor is huge, not perfect defence but a decent roll on the ED% My stone armor is only 1600 defense but it is equipable at 77 str, 49 clvl :)
     
  17. bill_n_opus

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    Nice, nice, nice.

    I'm waiting for a 15% Sup Eth Sacred myself to drop ... (holding breath).

    Got the runes ... no armor.
     
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    Very nice armor there Fafner, very nice! :thumbsup:


    But I have a question. Is this really the best armor to make the "Stone" Runeword on?
    I was planning on making one on a Superior Ethereal Archon Plate, if and when I find/trade one.
    Is that a wrong choice? Any other choice aside from the one like Fafner's?


    --maxgerin
     
  19. poopie_pants

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    oh my, i would be most grateful Uzziah, most grateful indeed :)...anything i can send in return, perhaps some p. gems (forgive me if this constitutes violating the no rune-trading policy)? let me know...my email is cwycoff35 @ yahoo com.

    -PP
     
  20. SideShowBob

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    As has been mentioned, Andariel's Visage is one way to give your merc
    strength. Another option is a 2-socket Giant Skull (25-35 Strength + 2 x
    PAmethysts or Rare Jewels) - although the Knockback might prove
    annoying. Try to get an ethereal helm either way. :D
     

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