Shafted by runewords yet again I'm playing ladder with my Necro about 6 weeks ago and find an ethereal Archon Plate with 750 def. Wow, nice. I use the socket recipe and get 4 sockets and use my hellforge drop runes to make Stone for my merc. The Enhanced Defence bonus is 250-290%... I get 251%... bastard! Still... it's got 2737 defense and does great on my merc. Ever since day one I've been trading for and cubing up runes in hopes of getting a Ber to play with. Hundreds of trades, cubes, and Countess runs later I've finally cubed an Ohm rune (15 minutes ago). I have an ethereal 5 socket War Pike that I want to give my merc. I decide to make Call to Arms for the nice ias, life steal, and Enhanced Damage (varies from 250-290). I put the runes in and get 251%... double bastard! Oh well... my merc's weapon now does 171-937... he's happier. I'm thinking of making a Sactuary runeword shield for my Pally when I find a good shield... the Enhanced Defense varies from 130-160%... I bet I get 131%... if I do I'll quit saving runes.