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  1. Idalia Snoweyes

    Idalia Snoweyes IncGamers Member

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    -% Requirement Items

    I have an Enigma (230 Strength... ouch), that I wanted to equip on my paladin for quick runs through areas... the only problem is that the paladin has 197 Strength after all items.

    So I figured I would take a jewel I had (+9% Fire/Poison/Light, +20% Cold, +63 Attack, -15% Requirements) and socket it into an item. Doing the math, this would reduce the strength requirement by 34.5 points, putting it at either 195/196 (Depending on the way the game handles the math).

    Having done this, I could not equip the item, still... curious.

    So I socket a second item with another jewel (+22% ED, +9 Strength, +8 Energy, -15% Requirements)... now this gives a -30% (If they stack), which would reduce it to 161 Required Strength, while increasing my own strength to 206.

    This as well, did not work - My armor has no Strength modifier (Fortitude) - So my question is: Why can I not equip the armor? (I meet all requirements, save the strength, which is the whole reason I used the -% Requirement jewels).

    I am baffled... do -% items not work towards Runewords? Is it a bug? Help ~.~
     
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    zooply IncGamers Member

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    it only reduces the req on the item socketed, not other items
     
  3. Gorny

    Gorny Banned

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    Correct.

    You would need to get the exta str. via leveling your Hammerdin more or addign + to STR items.
     
  4. Xenon[XoA]

    Xenon[XoA] Banned

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    You'd be better off remaking that enigma (and paladin), or trading it for one in a low req armor. I can't imagine any paladin that could efficiently make use of that much str.
     
  5. Idalia Snoweyes

    Idalia Snoweyes IncGamers Member

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    Zeal/Smiter, not a Hammerdin, but that is moot.

    As for leveling... at 87, he is not likely to get much higher.

    I guess I will look for a desperate barbarian somewhere.

    Thank you for the information.
     
  6. Idalia Snoweyes

    Idalia Snoweyes IncGamers Member

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    The paladin itself does not have that high of a strength... the majority comes from it's other equipment (Belt/Gloves/Ring/Amulet/Boots all having more than +10).

    And he does alright... just managed his first run through the mini-ubers and I will likely make his first Trist run later on when i get home from work.
     
  7. GreyGhost

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    My old barb used a sacred enigma and I can tell you there is no difference between using it or an archon plate, except that you need a lot more strength for the sacred armor.

    I still like the way it looks and all that, but I switched to archon long ago. You only need 108 str (as opposed to 232) to equip archon, which may be only 30-40 points after torch and anni.

    So according to my mathamgismic skills 108 > 232, so figure that one out ...
     
  8. Xenon[XoA]

    Xenon[XoA] Banned

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    run/walk penalty + massive str saved.
    How is that no difference?
     
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    windwingwind IncGamers Member

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    I think he means performance-of-defence-wise there's no difference, in other words "not worth to use scared armor".

    I second that, it's really a bad idea to make an rw armor with straight def bonus rather %ed.
     
  10. Eilo Rytyj

    Eilo Rytyj IncGamers Member

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    I think he means the small, insignificant difference in defence between the two different armors.

    And archon plate needs 103 str, btw.
     

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