Shafted by runewords yet again

Eurkan

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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.
 

SuggestiveName

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Eurkan said:
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.
The trick with sanctuary isnt the ed, but the resists: they vary 50-70%.

I just made a sanctuary runeword pavise....68%. Lucky me.

Hopefully I can make a character named Gerkes and personalize it...
 

Ash Housewares

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SuggestiveName said:
The trick with sanctuary isnt the ed, but the resists: they vary 50-70%.

I just made a sanctuary runeword pavise....68%. Lucky me.

Hopefully I can make a character named Gerkes and personalize it...
or just "Gerke"
 

CaptJoe213

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geez, that's a killer run of bad luck. I've never had a double whammy like you in runewords but I sure have had em in uniques...like ten million 20%ish chancies, 4 low ed titans, the list goes on...

Here's wishin ya luck

*smacks the Runeword Lord in the face with a freshly caught cod*
 
HotO #1: 31 res
HotO #2: 33 res

Enigma Wrymhide: +753 def (varies +750-775)

Call to Arms #1: 3 battle command, 1 battle orders, 1 battle cry

***Call to Arms #2: 5 Battle Command, 6 Battle Orders, 4 Battle Cry ***
ONE away from perfect :)
 

warlock_666

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nice CTA!

i seem to be lucky with runewords too i got a 390% /15 ll botd cb and a 289% stone armour for my barb :)

i also get alot of nice high stat uniques like 7/6 soul drainers and 119% arachnid sash.

i only hope i can get some runeword stuff on ladder lol
 

Shade

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SuggestiveName said:
Terrible news, "Gerke" "Gerkes" "Gerk" "Gerks" are all taken on useast.

Oh well.
I think that personalising a Runeword item attaches the name to the item type rather than the runeword name, so it'd turn out as Sanctuary, Gerke's <insert shield type>.

Another blow to runewords by Blizzard... :(
 

DrSeuss

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Y'know, if you don't *want* that "useless" Call to Arms, or that "useless" Stone armor, I'd be happy to take them off your hands for you.

I've never even come close to finding the runes to make those; they're just rumours to me.
 

Shadow_247

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DrSeuss said:
Y'know, if you don't *want* that "useless" Call to Arms, or that "useless" Stone armor, I'd be happy to take them off your hands for you.

I've never even come close to finding the runes to make those; they're just rumours to me.
If this is @ original poster...

I don't know how useless he finds them, I'm sure he was just hoping for something a litttle bit better. He is after all using them. And yes, I do have a sense of humour, it's hidden somewhere in there.

As for my runeword luck,
2nd Doom - 365ED (/370), -60 enemy coldres (/-60) :D
1st HoTO - 36res
 

DrSeuss

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Shadow_247 said:
I don't know how useless he finds them, I'm sure he was just hoping for something a litttle bit better. He is after all using them.
I know, but it's like the winner of the lottery complaining that "If only I'd won last week when the jackpot was so much higher! I never have any luck."

I don't begrudge him the right to whine. I just reserve the right to give him back a sense of perspective.
 

Killfrenzy

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arghhh I've been burned so many times with item mods I've come to expect it... almost every raven frost I've found has been sub-200AR i think the best dex mod ive gotten was a 17

i found an alma negra guess what? +1 skills...

found ormus robes def<400 11/10/12 dmgs and the icing on the cake +3 enchant!

made a beast axe. the ed mod was about average, but the str mod was 1 above the minimum!

I've only once cracked 160% on a self found titans OR bartucs

I found an ethereal rare scourge with replenish durability...but it has 25% target flee...
 
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