regular emeralds on ladder?

Ehein

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regular emeralds on ladder?

why do people on US-East want regular (square) emeralds? I have a bunch and dont know there significance. Thanks anyone.
 

distancepieman

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Ehein said:
why do people on US-East want regular (square) emeralds? I have a bunch and dont know there significance. Thanks anyone.
Never heard of this myself, but I tend to stay away from the channels and such. If it was ladder, you need a regular emerald to cube an Ohm, but since it isn't, I have no clue.
Unless it's related to llding and a need for dex boosters or poison damage...but that seems unlikely.

~Bails
 

Leohappy

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As already said above, some people like to cube their high runes on ladder. That's the best way to avoid duped runes. Ohm is one such rune. You start with 2 Guls + Ruby to make a Vex, then you use 2Vex+Emerald to make an Ohm.

Other than that, I am not aware of any other significant use of Emeralds ...
 

Oscuro

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bluedragoon said:
i dont know but the first thing that came to mind was crafting , dunno if thats correct though :)
All crafting recipes require some form of perfect gem, never any inferior grades.
 

Tib

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I can answer this as a heavy demander of normal gems.

I require Amethysts (for helms) Rubies/Sapphires (for armours) and Emeralds (for weapons). Such items are common on poor LLD and LLD mercs.

As a Low Level Dueler, I hate exceeding the lvl 13 or 14 point, and thus am unable to use Flawless gems. With the merc in a similar situation (stuck at lvl 13), it's hard to pop good armour on 'em due to the weight resrictions. Thus, you pop 3 amethysts in a wussy shako for 18 to str, and you're now able to equip a 4 soc armr. Since the STR bonus helps physical damage anyway, it's worth giving up 2 possible ruby slots (giving up 3 for amethysts in helm but gaining one in 4 soc armr vs 3 soc armr) for the extra few dmg points.
 

helvete

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Tib said:
I can answer this as a heavy demander of normal gems.

I require Amethysts (for helms) Rubies/Sapphires (for armours) and Emeralds (for weapons). Such items are common on poor LLD and LLD mercs.

As a Low Level Dueler, I hate exceeding the lvl 13 or 14 point, and thus am unable to use Flawless gems. With the merc in a similar situation (stuck at lvl 13), it's hard to pop good armour on 'em due to the weight resrictions. Thus, you pop 3 amethysts in a wussy shako for 18 to str, and you're now able to equip a 4 soc armr. Since the STR bonus helps physical damage anyway, it's worth giving up 2 possible ruby slots (giving up 3 for amethysts in helm but gaining one in 4 soc armr vs 3 soc armr) for the extra few dmg points.
You can't wear elite items (not even exeptional) at that low a level. Better go with a crown and some jewels with -15% reqs and +maxdamage or %enhanced damage. May even want to try rare jewels.
 

distancepieman

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helvete said:
You can't wear elite items (not even exeptional) at that low a level. Better go with a crown and some jewels with -15% reqs and +maxdamage or %enhanced damage. May even want to try rare jewels.
I'm wondering if he meant a basic 3 socketed cap, but I could be wrong.

~Bails
 
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