Upgrade Problems

IntelligentX

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Upgrade Problems

I got a ethereal Chaos Armor (Blade Hades) with 199ed (1536 defence), i upgrade it, and I find out the upgraded armor (shadow plate) has 1489 defence, which is even worse...
I have calculated the LOWEST possible defence for this armor, it is the following:
Lowest possible defence for shadow plate is 446, for ethereal its base defence has +50%ed, which is 446 X 1.5 = 669 defence
the armor has +199ed, so it has 669 X 2.99 = 2000.31 defence, but why the defence of my armor only have 1489? Is it a bug or other things?
 

Arutha

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When upgradeing ethereal armor you lose the ethereal bonus, I learned that after I upgraded my eth hoz :mad: . Its safe to upgrade eth weapons though just not armor.
 

IntelligentX

Diabloii.Net Member
o u got more pain than me, upgrade a eth hoz with lower def :( .....
darn blizzard juz let those little bugs jumping around the game and not telling anybody and let the "victim" number increase :mad: .....
 

Atticus

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the only ethereal armors worth upgrading are skullders and skin of the flayed one. you can still get more def than non upgraded (without the eth bonus) but -10 strength req. otherwise, upping eth armors isnt worth it. (but..if the bug WAS fixed...a perfect upped eth black hades would be godly)
 

Doll Call

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if you ask me there are NO eth armors worth upping. naturally you'll get more defense if you up the armor (unless its a helm, or shield... where the base defenses are so closely related you just effectively 'down' the armor). unless you think that minor strength benefit is worth zodding the armor with a bit more defense. if you ask me regular upped armor is way better... since you have a free socket. it would be awesome if this bug was fixed. upped eth vamp gaze, upped eth shaft, upped eth hades, upped eth hoz, upped eth g-angel would be amazing and very affordable.
 
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