Upgraded Goldstrike Question


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I'd expect it to be 70, as Hydra Bow needs 63.

When you upgrade a normal unique to exceptional the required level is "level req of the exceptional item +5". Exceptional to elite is +7. And if you start with a normal unique and take that to elite it's +12 (5+7=12).


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Here's mine :

Goldstrike Arch
Hydra Bow
Two-Hand Damage: 34 to 235
Required Dexterity: 167
Required Strength: 134
Required Level: 70
Bow Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x1beb7424
+246% Enhanced Damage
Replenish Life +12
Required Level +7
50% Increased Attack Speed
122% Bonus to Attack Rating
144% Damage to Demons
195% Damage to Undead
5% Chance to cast Level 7 Fist of the Heavens on striking
Socketed (1: 1 used)


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any opinions on outfitting an Act 1 merc with Goldstrike Arch vs. Kuko Shakako?

Arch has better damage against demons and undead, but kuko has got +3 to amazon skills...

plus I read in the Mercs guide if Act 1 merc has +3 skills she picks up the
lightning hose effect - well my gal has the Kuko and I aint seen no
lightning hose - what gives? :scratch:


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Lightning Hose was a bug. It has since been removed. If you are playing .09, then it still won't give you the hose. I don't know why, but I believe it's all zon skills, not just Bow and Crossbow.