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orb socketing suggestions please

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by sirpoopsalot, May 27, 2005.

  1. sirpoopsalot

    sirpoopsalot IncGamers Member

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    orb socketing suggestions please

    I just found a sweet orb for my (eventual) Meteorb sorc (+3 Meteor, +2 FO, +26 life), that has two sockets, and i'm wondering what to put in. Any recommendations (FYI - I'm pretty poor ;))? Are there any runewords that would work in SP (it is not a magical item, so if there's an orb-friendly recipe, it should work - i think)?

    The runewords thought brings up another question i've often wondered about. If you create a runeword in an elegible class-specific item, are the inherent bonuses preserved (before I discovered the greatness of ATMA, my necro found a normal 3s/+3 BO barb helm - like a fool, I sold it)?

    thanks
    'poops
     
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    FodderCannoned IncGamers Member

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    no runewords work, maybe some jewels depends on what you have, probably resistance jewels would be best for you
     
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    PyroStock IncGamers Member

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    Resistance jewels or MagicFind jewels.

    If you're pretty poor and don't even have those maybe...
    GoldFind jewels instead of MF jewels;
    +stat jewels instead of resist jewels;
    +mana jewels;
    +3mana per kill jewel or a Tir rune.

    It shouldn't be long for you to find something better so don't worry too much.
     
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    Arreat_mercenary IncGamers Member

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    +3 meteor +26 life isn't a very nice weapon for a sorc, at least not in long term, it can't be an end game weapon, for early stages it can be very helpful, but using up some nice jewels in a weapon that you're going to drop eventually isn't a good idea.

    Other mods, like +all skills, faster cast rate, +resists, +mana or +to a skill tree is more desirable. You can easily get +meteor or even +skills in other part of your equipment, like amulets or even shields, so save your nice jewels/runes for other good equipment.

    If you ever decide to do your sorc, send me your email, I can send you some nice orbs, shields and I think I have an spare skin of the vipermagi (best armor for a sorc IMHO)
     
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    PyroStock IncGamers Member

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    A lot depends on the jewels available. I have several magicfind and resist jewels gathering dust now because I thought they were too nice to use at one time.

    He could post what jewels he has if he's worried about wasting a real nice jewel (such as a +15AllResist jewel).

    As mentioned, you cannot create a runeword in a rare orb, but your 3s/+3BO Barb helm would have retained the +3BO. There are no worthy runewords that work in grey orbs, except maybe Strength but that's a waste of an Amn IMO.
     
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    HBeachBabe IncGamers Member

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    there are no orb rune words
    if going untwinked, it's an OK until you find something better, but a good rare will easily beat it
    runewords in class specific items will keep their inherant mods
     
  7. sirpoopsalot

    sirpoopsalot IncGamers Member

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    uh.., i don't think wasting a nice jewel will be a problem. My 2 (current) best are probably an 8% res all, and a +%34 Demon damage - not exactly show stoppers :) - but you've got a good point about mothballs. If nothing better comes along i'll drop in the 8res. jewel for sure, and probably leave the other open.

    @arreat_merc - thanks, I may take you up on that sometime. She'll be my next char, but currently I'm doing MF runs with my first char, who I want to push through hell before I get another too far along. Since I may come across good sorc gear along the MF way, save that gear for another worthy n00b if they come along before I get around to her.
     
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    jiansonz IncGamers Member

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    Under special circumstances, I would have used Strength if it had worked. It doesn´t. The only runeword that works in orbs is Venom.
     
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    PyroStock IncGamers Member

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    That's why I said maybe. The runeword wizard says Strength works in orbs and Arreat Summit claims an orb is a weapon, but I didn't recall the earlier posts here about if it actually worked.
     
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    Harleyquin IncGamers Member

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    If you are lucky, get the red facets into the orb. +to mana to each kill, resistances, faster cast rate and the like are useful too
     

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