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Some questions about jewels, etc

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  1. Riverdee

    Riverdee IncGamers Member

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    Some questions about jewels, etc

    Hello, been playing a while and there are some things I still don't understand. Would appreciate any help with these questions. I have druid and necro summoners and a sorc still in normal. I usually play alone 'cause I don't want to ruin a game by casting the wrong spell or have my summoned minions create lag or problems. Not sure of what is expected or welcome in party play.

    1. Does putting a jewel doing poison damage in a weapon for a sorc do any good if they cast, not hit?
    2. Does a sapphire in a weapon add anything if a sorc casts cold?
    3. If these don't work, what should be put in socketed weapons for the sorc and necro Especially at lower levels?
    5. If a jewel adds 20 poison, does it do any good if it is put in a helm or armor? Again, are casters different than melee?

    Any advice would be welcome. Thanks :undecided:
     
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    Re: Some questions about jewels, etc

    The Light Fire Posion Cold Damage found on Jewels acutally adds elemental damage to your physical attacks only.

    Sorc and Nerco spells are skills. So having those above said jewels will not add damage to your spells. You will need Facets (unique Jewels).

    Example :
    Rainbow Facet
    Required Level: 49
    100% Chance To Cast Level 29 Blaze When You Level-Up
    Adds 17-45 Fire Damage
    +3-5% To Fire Skill Damage (varies)
    -(3-5)% To Enemy Fire Resistance (varies)
    (Only Spawns In Patch 1.10 or later)

    So as you can see +3-5% to fire skill damage will effectively add into you fire Skills spell such as Firewall,Metoeor,FireStorm(Durid) and any other fire based spells.

    So the keywords to look for are add X% to SKILL Damage.
     
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    Re: Some questions about jewels, etc

    Hi, and Welcome :wave:

    some good build guides are in the subforums

    1, 2. no, elemental dmg mods will only add when physical dmg is done
    3. fcr, mana or make a spirit runeword sword for them (cheap to make with skills/fcr/mana/fhr)
    4. ? maths ftw
    5. they will be calculated slightly differently, but your weapon needs to hit for it to add the emental dmg
     
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    Re: Some questions about jewels, etc


    haha.

    yea. spirit is good for any caster i felt. With the +2skills, FCR , Resists and cheap runes..

    well, the down side is the str requirement to hold it. u will nid 156Str.



     
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    Re: Some questions about jewels, etc

    i think the hardest thing about getting a spirit sheild is finding a sheild to put it in (unless you're a pally) but you have to love the huge mana and FHR on spirits
     
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    Re: Some questions about jewels, etc

    yea. most commonly used shield would be Monarch. It is the Lowest strenght requirement for a 4 socket shield.

    Well, its quite common to find them in hell chaos runs. You could get a plain one and let lazurk to add sockets to it too.
     
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    Re: Some questions about jewels, etc

    i was talking about spirit swords, esp for lower lvl chars, 4os crystal swords are common
    you can also use broad or long swords
    they can be eth as long as you dont swing them (use normal attacks) with your caster
     
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    Re: Some questions about jewels, etc

    Thanks everyone for the info. If "4os crystal swords" means 4 Sockets, I will be looking for one, but I haven't found one yet. At least I know I wasted a couple of nice socketed orbs by adding emeralds and sapphires, so I can feel free to look for something else to use. (Being a packrat in this game is not easy, but it is hard for me to overcome )

    ps: If 4os is not 4 sockets, please reply

    Thanks again
     
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    Re: Some questions about jewels, etc

    if you play sp, download atma, sp muling app, great for storing extra items and transfering goodies

    atma.diabloii.net

    ps. 4os means 4 open sockets, they need to be gray, magic with the jewelers mod will not work
     

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