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sharp, max dmg and reqs

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by Cerberus, May 11, 2005.

  1. Cerberus

    Cerberus IncGamers Member

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    sharp, max dmg and reqs

    I just found a sharp GC of strength (9/70/6) and saw that it had a req of 21.
    I find this a bit odd as the max dmg-mods (pre- and suffixes) have such high reqs.
    A coral GC of maiming (21 L res/4max dmg) I had lying around had a req of 63 for comparison.

    Is this some well-known bug or is there a perfectly good explanation for this?
     
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    Shaigon IncGamers Member

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    I'm pretty sure most max gc's have a low lvl req. Maybe when paired with something like light resist the lvl req jumps significantly. Not sure though.
     
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    itsPizzarific Banned

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    the plain max damage mod for some reason has a steep lvl req, while sharp gc's, even a perf 10/76 prefix is still lvl 21. i would think that 6 str would raise the lvl req a bit though. =o very nice charm though. =D
     
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    Nolomite IncGamers Member

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    Actually, the +6 to strength mod (the highest available) carries a req level of 14.

    On your other charm, the Coral mod has a low req level, but the Maiming mod carries a very high one.

    http://www.battle.net/diablo2exp/items/magic/largecharms.shtml


    Please recall that Arreat Summit calls their charms 'small' 'medium' & 'large', rather than calling them 'small' 'large' and 'grand' - it's just a nomenclature faux pas.


    Arreat Summit also answers the req level question definitively on the 'General Magic Prefixes page:

     
  5. RTB

    RTB IncGamers Member

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    For affix questions use d2data.net, as the AS has Alvls and Rlvls mixed up and quite a few typos IIRC. Not to mention the fact that there are affixes missing as well.

    Nolomite: That quote only applies to D2C affixes. The 'new' expansion affixes don't follow that rule at all.
     
  6. Cerberus

    Cerberus IncGamers Member

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    It`s this "some reaon" I can`t figure out. Why is it that a GC of maiming (4max dmg) has a req of 63, when a Sharp GC can spawn with 10 max dmg AND up to 76ar and still have a req of 21? Even a serrated GC of maiming couldn`t compete with that (7 max dmg).
    This seems a bit unbalanced to me.

    Got some good info for cubing though :)
     
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    RTB IncGamers Member

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    It's to make up for the fact that +max went way higher in 1.07. +40 max dmg Grands Charms were possible.
     
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    itsPizzarific Banned

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    oh i see. so if you want max damage past the 10 from sharp, you can only get 4 from maiming. and you need to pay lvl req.
     
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    Cerberus IncGamers Member

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    So it`s for keeping any of those charms that survived to NL 1.10 at a high req? That makes sense.

    Thx!
     
  10. RTB

    RTB IncGamers Member

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    I don't think any of those charms ever existed on bnet.

    There's no sane reason why those +max affixes have such a high Alvl and Clvl requirement. Let's blame it on the crack monkeys working at Blizzard, as we always do. :rolleyes:
     
  11. krischan

    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    I guess their logic is like this: The +maxdmg affix exists as a suffix (as well as a prefix, according to d2data.net) which can combine with the max/ar prefix, so they can appear in combination. On its own, the suffix is next to less with such a high level req, but together with e.g. the max/ar prefix, it significantly improves the charm. It's the same with charms having a pure maxdmg prefix together with a suffix.
     
  12. Cerberus

    Cerberus IncGamers Member

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    The max dmg affix and suffix together will be 3 points short of a perfect sharp GC. As for sharp stacking with the maiming affix it could get 14 max/76 ar. I don`t see why these 4 points should make that big a difference in req?
    (I`ll have to give in to the fact that 9max/208ar or 14max/76ar on a GC IS pretty neat!)

    I`m more in favor of RTBs point:
    "If you have enough monkeys
    banging randomly on typewriters,
    they will eventually type the works
    of William Shakespeare."

    In this case:
    "If you have enough monkeys
    banging randomly on computers,
    they will eventually program a new
    patch for d2 but forget to adjust
    lvl reqs for max dmg on charms."
     

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