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Upgrading Ali Baba

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by karterius, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. karterius

    karterius IncGamers Member

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    Upgrading Ali Baba

    I am currently running a Druid for MF, Switching to an Ali Baba for the final kill... anyways I was thinking of upgrading the Ali Baba because the attack speed is so slow, and I was wondering if it was worth it? Or is there a better weapon I should use for Druid MF.
     
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    What kind of druid? As far as I remember ali baba didn't get much of a damage boost because of the relatively low ed, and yes it was slow, almost painful. You say alibaba, so I assume you are a one-handed killer. I'd say your best bet for a unique or set is an Ist cranebeak.

    Cranebeak
    War Spike

    One-Hand Damage: (102-120) To (163-192) (132.5-156 Avg)
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 133
    Required Dexterity: 54
    Durability: 26
    Weapon Speed: [-10]
    +240-300% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    +40% Increased Attack Speed
    -25% Target Defense
    Adds 1-305 Lightning Damage
    20-50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (varies)
    Level 8 Raven (15 charges)
    (Only Spawns In Patch 1.10 or later)

    It's really speedy, and can be quite damaging for an mf weapon. It also allows use of a shield, which may be important in your case. If this just isn't your kinda thing, get a fast 6socket weapon and throw ists into it (6Ist Phase Blade comes to mind), but be warned this option is alot more expensive than the simple cranebeak
     
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    Actually the druid is normally two handed but I switch to a one handed right before the kill, If that helps Is there any better MF weapon?
     
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    Tomb Reaver
    Cryptic Axe

    Two-Hand Damage: (99-125) To (450-570) (274.5-347.5 Avg)
    Required Level: 84
    Required Strength: 165
    Required Dexterity: 103
    Durability: 65
    Base Weapon Speed: [10]
    +200-280% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    +150-230% Damage To Undead (varies)
    +60% Increased Attack Speed
    +250-350 To Attack Rating Against Undead (varies)
    All Resistances +30-50 (varies)
    10% Reanimate As: Returned*
    +10-14 Life After Each Kill (varies)
    +50-80% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (varies)
    +4 To Light Radius
    Socketed (1-3) (varies)
    (Ladder Only)
    (Only Spawns In Patch 1.10 or later)

    That's an option if you are on ladder. It can come with up to 3 sockets, which allows you to shael it if it doesnt suit your speed needs or to ist it if you wanted more MF.

    Going back to the alibaba, if you think you have enough enhanced damage or skills or whatnot to be able to kill with it, then by all means use it. I think it is the highest MF giving weapon aside from gull, and has 2 sockets for shaels if you are desperate, Ists if everything is OK. These other two uniques are just suggestions, cranebeak + a 25%mf shield can have upto 75MF. If you are lucky enough to have a 4Ist shield, even better. In the end cranebeak and tomb reaver are for killing speed, alibaba is for the die hard MFer. Do keep in mind that 25 MF or so is not going to give a huge boost to your actual unique/set find.
     
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    As you write you only making the final hit so what the point of upgrating?
    Is no difference in giving 1 final blow or 2-3 so dont do it.
    the other guys mensioned some other weaps but only for mf it dasnt worth because not great mf and they are very expensive too.
    Better trade for a 2 ist ali and a 4 ist shield
    so you get 175% more mf on switch at l75
     

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