Need advice from Pro Hammerdins

Cassiopeia

Diabloii.Net Member
Need advice from Pro Hammerdins

So I found a

War Sceptor (white)
+3 Blessed Hammer
+3 Concentration
+2 Conviction

and was wondering what some experienced Hammerdins might recommend I do with it. Is it worth it to try a cube socket and gamble for 4 sockets to get fortitude? or should I just larzuk it and get a guaranteed 5 sockets for cta or something of the sort? Will the cube socket option reroll the +skills on it if I went that route?
 

the boss

Diabloii.Net Member
That may be a good mage weapon if you make 5x (5/-5 light facets) or a Cta weapon on switch.

but this scepter will cost your fcr to be 75% rather than 125% though.

Rare, but sick find
 

LorveN

D3 Off Topic Moderator
And no, socketing the scepter will NOT reroll the skills on it.

5 sockets and 5 15%allres jewels would be a funny thing. :azn:
 

vietl0yalty

Diabloii.Net Member
if this is on east ladder please let me kno... i am highly interested in this and can pay well for it if its for trade

it would be nice to make a fortitude out of but when you use the cube recipe u can get anywhere from 1-5 sockets so its a gamble... if you get 5 sockets u can make either a cta / eternity / honor weapon

anyhow lemme know if its for trade... i ll buy it the way it is if need be... thanks and nice find
 

oneBlast

Diabloii.Net Member
Cassiopeia said:
So I found a

War Sceptor (white)
+3 Blessed Hammer
+3 Concentration
+2 Conviction

and was wondering what some experienced Hammerdins might recommend I do with it. Is it worth it to try a cube socket and gamble for 4 sockets to get fortitude? or should I just larzuk it and get a guaranteed 5 sockets for cta or something of the sort? Will the cube socket option reroll the +skills on it if I went that route?
I think you better use Larzuk quest to get the sockets - cube recipe is just to random if you ask me.
BTW, where did you find this scepter? (location/difficulty)
 

Apophis

Banned
this is my dream,i would want to find one with 4 sox.. :) if you're europe ladder and have 4 sox , i would pay you a lot, have you ever heard of HEART OF THE OAK.?
 

oneBlast

Diabloii.Net Member
Apophis said:
this is my dream,i would want to find one with 4 sox.. :) if you're europe ladder and have 4 sox , i would pay you a lot, have you ever heard of HEART OF THE OAK.?
Sorry mate, but you can't make hoto in scepters AFAIK.
"Maces = Mace, Morning Star, Flail, and Exceptional/Elite versions."

Taken from Arreat Summit

Your best bet would be CtA or 25/25 liight facets.
 

matchuk

Diabloii.Net Member
hmmm it would be awesome for cta for mage but u will lose fcr not using hoto and it has no foh to be fohstick dunno wat to do if i had one of those
 

Cassiopeia

Diabloii.Net Member
oneBlast said:
I think you better use Larzuk quest to get the sockets - cube recipe is just to random if you ask me.
BTW, where did you find this scepter? (location/difficulty)
Item dropped off Baal minions in NM on USEast Ladder. I picked it up after the run was over looking for cash items. I guess no one even bothered to look /shrug

I decided to try for 4 sockets on this item.

Like most have already said one good option is obviously cta while using it as a main weapon for a HDin. The problem with cta however is the missing FCR but the advantage is an extra +1 skill to all which I think would add about 500 damage or so to hammers (not counting BO). This is not bad but I am not very high on the +1 skill over fcr argument so CTA is out.

The problem with my HDin is the fact that he is a glass cannon (dont have a lot of high end stuff and only 1 HR) and maybe its just me, but my HDin gets hit a lot. For my HDin, Holy Shield will probably never get maxed so relying on that alone for defense hasnt worked for me. This is why I am drooling over fortitude on this weapon. +200% <- (Percent) is the equivalent of a 8 skill level holy shield. Thats a lot of defense and it includes fcr and resists just like HoTO. In other words, with fort, this weapon becomes a HoTO with 200% def if I get the 4 sockets. This should easily push his defense over 10k with holy shield and that to me is better than 500 damage.

Another interesting result of having this weapon be a Fort would be the idea of putting only 1 point in Holy Shield and maxing something else entirely. Since the scepter has conviction it might be interesting to work on some other support skill. /shrug
 

PallyPVM

Diabloii.Net Member
I know this scepter.
I dont use it with my hammerdine but keep in stash for future trade. I would stick to proved to be good HOTO and CTA.
 

oneBlast

Diabloii.Net Member
PallyPVM said:
I know this scepter.
I dont use it with my hammerdine but keep in stash for future trade. I would stick to proved to be good HOTO and CTA.
Guy's - read my previous post pls.
You can't make a HoTO in scepters.
Tha only thing (usefull) you can do is either CtA or put 5 5/5 lighning facets.
 

TheJesus

Banned
So I found a

War Sceptor (white)
+3 Blessed Hammer
+3 Concentration
+2 Conviction

and was wondering what some experienced Hammerdins might recommend I do with it. Is it worth it to try a cube socket and gamble for 4 sockets to get fortitude? or should I just larzuk it and get a guaranteed 5 sockets for cta or something of the sort? Will the cube socket option reroll the +skills on it if I went that route?
Try sell it to some collector. Using that weapon on a hammer in PvP is useless



 
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