Upgraded Uniqs : Clvl to use??

batuchka

Diabloii.Net Member
Upgraded Uniqs : Clvl to use??

Hi i found some nice eth/perf ed uniqs that i wish to upgrade and i could check item database about str/dex requirements once they are upgraded to elite status but could someone point out to me/enlighten me how to know the character lvl in order to equip an upgraded uniq? For example i am planning to make an IK barb and i found a perfect Steeldriver Great Maul. I was thinking of upgrading it to a Martel De Fer and possibly to a Thunder Maul and slapping that on a Wolf/Bear in my future project :p So what the the clvls for this or any upgraded uiqs for that matter and is there a simple equation, etc?
 

Uzziah

Diabloii.Net Member
batuchka said:
Hi i found some nice eth/perf ed uniqs that i wish to upgrade and i could check item database about str/dex requirements once they are upgraded to elite status but could someone point out to me/enlighten me how to know the character lvl in order to equip an upgraded uniq? For example i am planning to make an IK barb and i found a perfect Steeldriver Great Maul. I was thinking of upgrading it to a Martel De Fer and possibly to a Thunder Maul and slapping that on a Wolf/Bear in my future project :p So what the the clvls for this or any upgraded uiqs for that matter and is there a simple equation, etc?
from normal to exceptional you get: highest of these:
elite specific clvl requirement +5
upgraded item class clvl requirement +5​

The +5 is a hidden affix that is added because of upgrading to exceptional

from exceptional to elite you get: highest of these:
elite specific clvl requirement +7
upgraded item class clvl requirement +7​

The +7 is a hidden affix that is added because of upgrading to elite

from normal to elite you get: highest of these:
elite specific clvl requirement +5 +7
upgraded item class clvl requirement +5 +7​

The +5 is a hidden affix that is added because of upgrading to exceptional
The +7 is a hidden affix that is added because of upgrading to elite
 

batuchka

Diabloii.Net Member
Wow thanks a mil Uzz! Just to clear my doubts with a specific example :
Steeldriver Great Maul :
Clvl to equip uniq: 29
Clvl to equip great maul : none

Steeldriver Martel D Fer :
Clvl to equip Martel De Fer : 25
Resultant Clvl to equip based on equation : 25+5 = 30
Clv to equip upgraded upped uniq great maul to martel : 29+5 = 34
Hence choosing higher of the 2 clvl to equip Steeldriver Martel is 34 yes?
If this is true thats a sweet thing as at that lvl i'd have WW and with a shael that martel should keep me going till lvl 76 and IK Maul :p
 

RTB

Diabloii.Net Member
batuchka said:
Clv to equip upgraded upped uniq great maul to martel : 29+5 = 34
Hence choosing higher of the 2 clvl to equip Steeldriver Martel is 34 yes?
If this is true thats a sweet thing as at that lvl i'd have WW and with a shael that martel should keep me going till lvl 76 and IK Maul :p
The highest Clvl requirement on the item is used, socketed runes/jewels/gems are also counted for this.

Steeldriver Martel de Fer is a scary weapon. With quite a bit of points in Fury, almost everything is one-hitkilled, even at p8.
 

batuchka

Diabloii.Net Member
Hmm thks RTB! Think once i get my IK barb settled shall slap on that Martel on a fury wolf and may go with atma's for %cast amplify dmg or upgrade it all the way to thundermaul and slap on a dracs for life tap :p Its so cool to be using uniqs and not those runewords where 90% of the time the runes are duped!
 

krischan

Europe Trade Moderator
RTB said:
Steeldriver Martel de Fer is a scary weapon. With quite a bit of points in Fury, almost everything is one-hitkilled, even at p8.
I used that one to level my IK barb, upgrading it to martel de fer at L34 and the solo nm Baal runs for leveling were really fun. The fun ended in hell mode, of course, as 206-334 damage (238%ed) simply aren't enough, but at that time he switched to the IK set anyway :)
 

batuchka

Diabloii.Net Member
Hehe ya Krischan - dats my intention as well :p I was thikning of upgrading it all the way to thunder maul and use it but even with shael it hits -40 speed and not the lowest -60 for 2-hand WW :p Still shall do it and slap it on a wolf though hehe
 

Uzziah

Diabloii.Net Member
RTB said:
The highest Clvl requirement on the item is used, socketed runes/jewels/gems are also counted for this.
I always forget to mention this part. oh well thanks for mentioning it RTB.

And yes a steeldriver upgraded is a very scary thing.
 

batuchka

Diabloii.Net Member
Ok that does it! I'm gonna slap on whatever low-mid lvl barb gear my mf necro found and make a Steeldriver barb today :p If only it has like 20 more ias...that would make it a godly WW titan weapon but still....hehe Oh yes thanks all for the info and i upgraded this nad botlast night ....nice dmg @ lvl 34..86 str to equip mmmm
 

batuchka

Diabloii.Net Member
Ok that does it! I'm gonna slap on whatever low-mid lvl barb gear my mf necro found and make a Steeldriver barb today :p If only it has like 20 more ias...that would make it a godly WW titan weapon but still....hehe Oh yes thanks all for the info and i upgraded this bad boy last night ....nice dmg @ lvl 34..86 str to equip mmmm
 
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