Ryme In Necro sheilds

PhatTrumpet

Diabloii.Net Member
It's well worth it if you play the specific class a lot (i.e. 'Lore' in a Barb or Druid helm, 'Rhyme' in a Necro or Pally shield). The resulting item will in most cases be hell-viable (decent mid-lvl runeword mods + tasty inherent skills), the only problem is you can't use it on any other character class. This is a problem for me since I play every character class approximately equally, but for those who prefer to play mainly one or two classes... you get the point.

I myself only have one such item: a 'Rhyme' Sacred Targe with 57% resist all. Unfortunately I have no use for it at the moment as I'm using a rare with better mods.
 

anfak

Diabloii.Net Member
PhatTrumpet said:
It's well worth it if you play the specific class a lot (i.e. 'Lore' in a Barb or Druid helm, 'Rhyme' in a Necro or Pally shield). The resulting item will in most cases be hell-viable (decent mid-lvl runeword mods + tasty inherent skills), the only problem is you can't use it on any other character class. This is a problem for me since I play every character class approximately equally, but for those who prefer to play mainly one or two classes... you get the point.

I myself only have one such item: a 'Rhyme' Sacred Targe with 57% resist all. Unfortunately I have no use for it at the moment as I'm using a rare with better mods.
I made a delirium helm on a barbhelm with +3 bo, godly bo helm now :D
 

STINGER

Diabloii.Net Member
Any Rhyme or Lore ...etc that has skills attached useful to the build is just rockin!

Ancinets pledge
White (necro wands)
Leaf (sorc staff)
the knew KOKOMAL or the new 4 sock pally shield runeword are all just that much better in a shield with bonuses already!

i ALWAYS pick up wands and pally shields and Barb, druid Helms. Any of these could have good skills combos and then add a runeword or topz for MF or many other options like Max damage for duelers.

I have a 45 Priz 225 or so Pally shield with 4 sockets, also have a similar one with 3 sockets.
 

det

Diabloii.Net Member
yeah, sure..why not? They just have to be white.

This is from Arreat Summit (since nobody bothers to look up info anymore :lol: )

Required Item Types for Formulae
Make sure you read this so you'll use the right items.
Body Armor = Any armor that is worn on your chest and not any type of other armor such as boots, helms, gloves, etc.
Helms = Any armor that is worn on the head, including helms, Barbarian Helms, Druid Pelts, and Circlets.
Shield = Any armor that can be used to block, including shields, Necromancer Shrunken Heads, and Paladin Shields.
Clubs = Club, Spiked Club, and Exceptional/Elite versions.
Hammers = War Hammer, Maul, Great Maul, and Exceptional/Elite versions.
Maces = Mace, Morning Star, Flail, and Exceptional/Elite versions. This does not include any other types of Maces.
Melee Weapons = Any weapon that isn't ranged such as a Sword or Hammer. A Bow or Crossbow is a ranged weapon. Sorceress Orbs are not considered Melee Weapons.
Missile Weapons = Bows and Crossbows
Weapons = Melee Weapons, Missile Weapons, Orbs
Scepters = Scepter, Grand Scepter, War Scepter, and Exceptional/Elite versions.
 

skunkbelly

Diabloii.Net Member
Yes, especially for untwinked play, this is something great to remember... get to NM with ghetto gear, run NM countess until you find (or can cube) a Sol, and make a Lore helm, or Rhyme in that shield, or whatever. Anyone but sorcs, sins, and javazons can take advantage of this.
 

WingBlade

Diabloii.Net Member
skunkbelly said:
Yes, especially for untwinked play, this is something great to remember... get to NM with ghetto gear, run NM countess until you find (or can cube) a Sol, and make a Lore helm, or Rhyme in that shield, or whatever. Anyone but sorcs, sins, and javazons can take advantage of this.
Skunk,

Can u explain y a sorc / sin / javazon - can't take advantage of a LORE helm or a RHYME shield?
 

det

Diabloii.Net Member
WingBlade said:
Skunk,

Can u explain y a sorc / sin / javazon - can't take advantage of a LORE helm or a RHYME shield?
Cause they have no class specific items - relating to the original post - to make the runeword in

Necro and Pallys Heads/shields
Barb and Druid Helm/Pelt

Looks like the girls get a bad deal again
 

treldonis

Diabloii.Net Member
WingBlade said:
Skunk,

Can u explain y a sorc / sin / javazon - can't take advantage of a LORE helm or a RHYME shield?
I think he means that there are no class specific socketed helms or shields for these classes.
 

WingBlade

Diabloii.Net Member
det said:
Cause they have no class specific items - relating to the original post - to make the runeword in

Necro and Pallys Heads/shields
Barb and Druid Helm/Pelt

Looks like the girls get a bad deal again
K that makes more sense now....
 

skunkbelly

Diabloii.Net Member
Yep, what they said :D It's kind of lame that there isn't a runeword for sorc orbs... if there was something that wasn't too overpowered, it'd be nice.
 

treldonis

Diabloii.Net Member
skunkbelly said:
Yep, what they said :D It's kind of lame that there isn't a runeword for sorc orbs... if there was something that wasn't too overpowered, it'd be nice.
Yeah the staff runeword isn't up to the task for higher level sorcs that need a shield for blocking/resists/etc.
 
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