Sockets for Ali Baba?

WolfenMonkey

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Sockets for Ali Baba?

I'm lacking Ist runes, never had one actually, so now I'm wondering what to socket my Ali Baba with?

I put in a 9min 9max jewel, and a shael but it is still sloooow on my frenzier?

Any suggestions on what to do? Upgrade or unsocket?
 

frosty

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Are you running act bosses?

If you are, use your normal killing weapon to silver him before switching for the kill.

Unsocket and put emerald jewels of that suffix that gives mf in the two sockets.
 

DMPI_Masher

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Unsocket it.

Find some blue 8-10% MF jewels or rare jewels with MF and extra mods. Ali Baba has never been a good killer. Just something you switch to when bosses are slivered with your main weapon and have the merc make the kill. I don't ever remember actually using this weapon to hit anything.

I did the same thing as you when I was new. I socketed one with a P Skull and SHAEL back in 1.09. I learned the hard way.

Good luck :thumbsup:

- Masher
 

WolfenMonkey

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I see your point, and I should have written what I use it for.
Until now I have been using a baranars with an upgraded(yeah I know) gull as killing weapons when doing pit, countess and even mephisto. I thought the extra damage from Ali Baba would be noticeable, but it hardly is.
Maybe I'll just put gull and Ali on switch sometimes for the bosses, but i think I'll keep killing with him, the rewards have been quite nice sofar.
 

Fafner

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Dual Lems! Extra gold find is fun.

Jewel of Prosperity
Required Level: 19
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 80
Fingerprint: 0xee81a76a
10% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Turquoise Jewel of Prosperity
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 50
Fingerprint: 0xa746e4a0
+16 to Mana
10% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Those are what I'm considerinng for mine
 

Nautilus

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I like hearing the option above. It makes me feel like keeping all those junky runes is worth it.

I remember getting a 10% MF rune and thinking "why would I ever use this?" and filing it away with all my crafting class runes. Now I'm thinking.. yah I'd use this. I don't have ists to spare either.
 

Shagsbeard

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Remember that you're going to unsocket it when you get your Ists. Don't put something in there that really has a better use. I like the gold find idea... but Lems are are bit on the rare side for just kidding arround. The sword is not about damage. You need to find that elsewhere. So +%ED is kinda pointless.

Anyway... can't blue jewels get up to +15% MF?
 

Fafner

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Shagsbeard said:
Remember that you're going to unsocket it when you get your Ists. Don't put something in there that really has a better use. I like the gold find idea... but Lems are are bit on the rare side for just kidding arround. The sword is not about damage. You need to find that elsewhere. So +%ED is kinda pointless.

Anyway... can't blue jewels get up to +15% MF?
If Emerald Jewel of Prosperity can exist it could have 17% That'd be sweet.
 

DurfBarian

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I have a couple of MF jewels in mine. If I ever find a bunch of Ists (ha! Although I did get one in that Zod trade, hmm) they'll go in, but for now that's enough for me. I'm using it on a sorc so she's not using the sword to deal damage.
 
Ists and Lems are good ideas.

I like dual Ists as extra MF never hurts.

Aside from that, I think the magic jewels everyone is talking about is better. Or you could just leave them empty.
 

bill_n_opus

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It's nice to read and see "reality" rather than people running around with Ists coming out of their rear-end. It's rather depressing at times when I read "Bnet" style posts in other forums.
 

sunbearie

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Lems make the Ali-baba a great gold-find weapon!

Personally, just pop in some %mf jewels or just leave it until you find the ist. Its still a good mf weapon. If you leave your email, I'll see if I have any left in my stash and send them to you.

Just don't socket 2 Ptopezs like me. :uhhuh:
 

Hrus

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Yes, I did socket my Ali-babas with LEMs too. With Wealth, chancies and Gheed's charm, my Barb gets a lot of gold. Unfortunatly I used all my LEMs and I can't upgrade my Moser's Blessed Circle on my main character (Viraya - lvl 94 lightning zon) now.
 

Chimaira

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I agree totally with bill_n_opus...it makes me sad too. There are so many better ways to spend an Ist than in Ali Baba, especially with all the new runewords. You could sort of justify it back in 1.09 where you couldn't really use an Ist for all that much, but when you have MF jewels that's the only way to go. Lem would be a nice socket if it wasn't a semi-rare rune that you needed for upgrading.
 

jiansonz

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Fafner said:
If Emerald Jewel of Prosperity can exist it could have 17% That'd be sweet.
I´ve actually found an EJoP once, but it wasn´t perfect, "only" +12%MF.
 
I dont see the fun in putting on a bit of gold find. I find that gheeds and chance gaurds give me plenty gold, easily enough to repairs, merc resurections, keep a full stash of gold and enough to gamble 1 or 2 ammys after each baal run.
 

WolfenMonkey

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sunbearie said:
Lems make the Ali-baba a great gold-find weapon!

Personally, just pop in some %mf jewels or just leave it until you find the ist. Its still a good mf weapon. If you leave your email, I'll see if I have any left in my stash and send them to you.

Just don't socket 2 Ptopezs like me. :uhhuh:
I found one with 6 % MF but no other mods, so if you have spare anything I'd be happy to receive it.
[email protected]
 

galtzaiLe

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I found this one yesterday:

Emerald Jewel of Knowledge
Required Level: 18
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 78
Fingerprint: 0x76ce869f
+6 to Energy
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

If it's good for you, let me know and I'll send it to you.
 

N'thraXX

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*dumdidum*

Blade of Ali Baba
Tulwar
'IstIst'
One-Hand Damage: 30 to 65
Durability: 32 of 32
Required Dexterity: 42
Required Strength: 70
Required Level: 51
Sword Class - Slow Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 73
Fingerprint: 0x3bf6033b
+6 to Dexterity
+15 to Mana
+**% Enhanced Damage
60% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
227% Extra Gold (Based on Character Level)
91% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)

Don't ask why I did this. To be honest, I don't remember myself why I decided to put those sweet runes into an Ali Baba. Maybe it was a good reason maybe it wasn't.
 
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