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So there's no such thing as the unique champion axe Frostwind? der

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by IcyMist, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. IcyMist

    IcyMist IncGamers Member

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    So there's no such thing as the unique champion axe Frostwind?

    anyone ever got it from a game?
     
  2. rawrj

    rawrj IncGamers Member

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    http://www.battle.net/diablo2exp/items/elite/uswords.shtml

    Frostwind
    Cryptic Sword
    One-Hand Damage: (14-16) To (215-254) (114.5-135 Avg)
    Required Level: 70
    Required Strength: 99
    Required Dexterity: 109
    Base Weapon Speed: [-10]
    +180-230% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    Adds 237-486 Cold Damage, 6 sec. Duration (Normal)
    +7-14 To Arctic Blast* (varies)
    Freezes Target +4
    Cold Absorb 7-15% (varies)
    Half Freeze Duration
    +25% Increased Attack Speed
    (Only Spawns In Patch 1.10 or later)
     
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    distancepieman IncGamers Member

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    I've picked it up a couple times. Nothing special really, especially because of the arctic blast damage issue. But, the huge cold damage is kinda nice.

    ~Bails
     
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    Oscuro IncGamers Site Pal

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    The above two posters are talking about the Frostwind cryptic sword, which does indeed exist.

    There is no Frostwind champion axe.
     
  5. Frosty_The_Snowman

    Frosty_The_Snowman IncGamers Member

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    Check this link, this is where the rumor all started from :

    http://www.diabloii.net/items/uniques/weapons_axes-elite.shtml

    This is of course a pure joke, April's Fools, or whatever :lol: !
    This weapon is Messerschmidt's Reaver and nothing else.
    Sorry to disappoint you, but the listed weapon doesn't exist :thanks: !
     
  6. LorveN

    LorveN D3 Off Topic Moderator

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    Never seen that. Funny thing, really. Amazed they had enough fantasy to say 100% cb and +3skills along with 65%ias and 4 sockets. Couldnt they just have added 5004%ed too? :p
    Grml, they need to work on their jokes so people actually ARE tricked, and never ask if they understood it right ;)
    Mermans spocket, anyone?
     
  7. Uzziah

    Uzziah IncGamers Member

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    These items may have been in the beta, though few found them because of the how high they were in TC. They are both elite uniques and both most likely were in the beta 1.10 version and didn't make it into the 1.10 final.

    Diabloii.net usually gives away the april fools joke they posted after the day has past, there is a listing of the jokes they have played, I don't remember seeing any "items listing" being posted as a joke.
     
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    lCE IncGamers Member

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    1 thing that amazes me is that i still see people spamming for mermans in the trade channels :rolleyes:
     
  9. Thrugg

    Thrugg IncGamers Member

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    They were not in the beta. The MPQ files of both 1.10 betas are fully dug through like all the others. Frostwind has never been anything but a Cryptic Sword and Merman's Sprocket is just a blank line with a place-holder name.

    It was a joke by someone in marketing at Blizzard to get kiddies who don't understand what game balance means all excited about how uber the new items would be in 1.10. Diabloii.net believed it, they didn't come up with it.
     
  10. bill_n_opus

    bill_n_opus IncGamers Member

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    If you actually look at the stats for Merman's and Frostwind Champ you'll see right away they aren't for real. C'mon now. Crazy stats.
     

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