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socketing opinions..

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by red_devil, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. red_devil

    red_devil IncGamers Member

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    socketing opinions..

    i got this today and im using this for my merc..

    Bonehew
    Ogre Axe
    Two-Hand Damage: 117 to 609
    Durability: 39 of 50
    Required Dexterity: 75
    Required Strength: 195
    Required Level: 64
    Polearm Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: 75
    Fingerprint: 0x3a9e932
    +320% Enhanced Damage
    30% Increased Attack Speed
    Prevent Monster Heal
    50% Chance to cast Level 16 Bone Spear on striking
    Level 14 Corpse Explosion (19/30 Charges)
    Socketed (2: 0 used)


    now i need to know what i should socket em with..

    i was thinking of couple of amns.. any other runes/jewels or even gems would seem appropriate.. :scratch:
     
  2. Kremtok

    Kremtok IncGamers Member

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    I would definetly support your idea to put an Amn in that weapon. It's almost a necessity, especially if it's going to a merc. I would only put one in there, though, because the weapon does absolutely massive damage, and 7%LL is good enough to keep the mercenary's health up. My merc's has a -15% requirements jewel (thanks to HBeachBabe!) so that he can use it at a reasonable level. When he gains the requsite 195 in strength, though, I intend to put in a 30% or more Enhanced Damage jewel with +Maximum Damage to really make it a real killer.
     
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    SuperSavage IncGamers Member

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    Well, for an act 2 merc, you are going to 100% have to put a -15% jewel or a Hel rune with -20% req for him to use it, unless your merc is like level 95, Act 2 mercs just dont have the strength, especially 195.

    Heres what I suggest:
    -15% req jewel with good mod + Amn rune or good ed jewel

    if you dont have a good -15% req jewel, put a Hel rune in it, if you dont have a Hel Rune, put a regular -15% req jewel.
     
  4. Wolfgang Abenteuer

    Wolfgang Abenteuer IncGamers Member

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    Or just give him a helm or armour with some PAmethysts in it or some other Strength-giving gear.

    ~Wolfgang
     
  5. red_devil

    red_devil IncGamers Member

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    actually i socketed his helm and boosted his strength and hes level 85 and his strength now is more than 195 and he can use the weapon..

    so now is it amn + what?

    pul - +75% damage to demons.. could be handy

    um- 25% chance to open wounds..

    or 2 amns..

    i have um right now..
     
  6. Johney

    Johney IncGamers Member

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    I have an etheral Bonehew, So i put an amn and a eth in it. (Put the eth in by accident, but it's ok)

    I used an rare armor with 2 open sockets and gulliums helm to get the str need. (Dont know it this helps cause an etheral one only needs 185)
     
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    SincereX13 IncGamers Member

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    Just so you know, ED/Max Jewels are bugged, so I wouldn't recommend using one.
     
  8. Kremtok

    Kremtok IncGamers Member

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    What is this bug that I keep hearing about? There's not much information in the other thread, but I did gather that the bug only affects ED/Max jewels put into armor, not weapons. What does it do, anyway?
     
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    SincereX13 IncGamers Member

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    I don 't know the whole jist of it... somebody like shade or thrugg could give you the exact bug, but it has something to do w/ only the max damage is calculated not the ED, or vice versa. I'm really not sure, but one way or the other you get more damage out of a regular ED jewel.
     
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    A shael ot two might also be a good idea, but you would have to find a calc to make sure they will give you a higher breakpoint.
     
  11. red_devil

    red_devil IncGamers Member

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    i somehow overlooked this.. nice suggestion.. i think ill go with amn and shael.. :buddies:
     
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    Craptacular IncGamers Member

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    Shael+Amn works well for me, nice to see my merc be at half life then within a few very fast hits be back to full.
     
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    hehe i thik you got the max damage on that beast- i found one the other day but i have about 20 less damage :( need it for my new ww baba tho- and for the record2 sheals will pump it to the max ww breakpoint :clap: , though if your willing to trade it id make a good offer :thumbsup:
     
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    I would double Amn it. 14% life leech is very good amount. If your merc doesn't have enough str to equip it with two Amns give him Griswold's Heart. Socket it with RalOrtThul and then you have very nice merc armor which gives +20 to str
     
  15. Dodgydave

    Dodgydave IncGamers Member

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    Guillames face and Duriels Shell (etheral if possible - but not a neccessity) are a nice combo that provide 35% crushing blow, all resists, CBF, and +30 to strength which should allow you to amn/amn the Bonehew and still use it at a respectable level.

    Have fun.
     
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    chiam_ace IncGamers Member

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    dumb newbie me [socket=2pskull]Bonehew[/socket]
    wasted a uber merc weapon with my stupidness
     
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    Dodgydave IncGamers Member

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    No need to worry a Hel rune and a tome of TP's will clean that up good as new for you. :)
     
  18. LprMan

    LprMan IncGamers Member

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    afaik it is Hel+tp scroll, not tome
     

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