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Main uses of 3 gems + weapon Cube Recipe?

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Pär, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Pär

    Pär IncGamers Member

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    Main uses of 3 gems + weapon Cube Recipe?

    http://diablo2.diablowiki.net/Cube_Recipes#Low_Quality_Item_Rerolls

    I'm not sure I quite get what the point of these recipes are.

    Cruel somethingsomething of Quickness?

    I'm assuming (which makes an ___ out of you and me...) that this is why I occasionally see references to people saving their chippies, but I don't see for what classes/builds this is mainly useful for.

    Single-pass mainly where you don't have the option of running Pindle Normal until Steeldriver drops (yay me today!)?

    Don't the ilvl restrictions come out to prevent the most sought-after affixes?
     
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    tavaritz Banned

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    Re: Main uses of 3 gems + weapon Cube Recipe?

    Au contraire. Certain skills are lower tier skills and you want them on a weapon with open sockets.
     
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    Re: Main uses of 3 gems + weapon Cube Recipe?

    When qlvl is larger than ilvl, qlvl is used for the affix calculation. Any weapon with qlvl 75 or higher can get Cruel, no matter what ilvl it has.

    I play strictly single-pass untwinked, and this method is by far the most reliable to get a decent Cruel elite weapon for the endgame, either for character or for merc. I think at least half of my rogue mercs have used a Cruel Crusader Bow somewhere along the way (magical Crusader Bows can be gambled around Act II Hell, if you´ve done full clears on /p8 in Normal and NM). If you have an Act II merc, you can simply hit Hell Fara a lot of times and buy a magical War Pike to cube. (She sells Ghost Spears too, but then your merc needs some special gear to meet the insane DEX requirement...).


    If you use a muling program, you can get so many rolls because you can save up hundreds of chippies (and sometimes I have also used regular/flawless gems when the chippies didn´t produce anything good).

    Another use of these recipes is to try to roll an Arch-Angel´s orb. Any elite orb or Swirling Crystal can get it.



     
  4. Pär

    Pär IncGamers Member

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    Re: Main uses of 3 gems + weapon Cube Recipe?

    Well arrighty then, guess I'll be filling my GoMule with chips then.

    Jolly good, I say.
     
  5. maxicek

    maxicek Moderator Single Player

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    Re: Main uses of 3 gems + weapon Cube Recipe?

    Also useful for re-rolling Runic Talons. More info in my claw guide:

    Shuko-Jutsu - The Art Of The Claw

    The info may help you generally there for re-rolling. [/plug]
     

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