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upgrading armor

Discussion in 'Necromancer' started by sunshine, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. sunshine

    sunshine Banned

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    upgrading armor

    I was thinking of upgrading a hierophant trophy. I have 3 so should I up the one with the least enhanced def or go with the one with the best? Just wondering if the % for enhanced defense is carried over to the elite version or not, because if it wasn't, might as well reroll with a crappy trophy.
     
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    I see no point in upgrading it. The str req will be higher and the defense will be a bit higher. It would be a waste of runes IMO. Also upgrading rerolls the defense of the armour.
     
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    Upgrading armors does not reroll the %ed so if you still want to upgrade it (I assume you mean Homonculus?) then choose the best one.
     
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    It'll most likely have less str requirement than marrowalks, so assuming that you marrow the only trade off is more def for a higher char lvl requirement.

    The Edefence is carried over, however, the base defense is variable on upgraded armors (as Retrostar said) due to a bug IIRC. That means that you could have say, 200% Edef, but get a crappy base defense (it's random as far as I know) and have less defense than a 175% that rolled a good base defense. Edef is an issue on armor upgrades, but not a big one because of that.
     
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    Ya, I've got a Up'd HoZ that has less def than my not up'd one :mad:
     
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    Upping homunc

    I upped the Homunc on my lvl 92 necro which raised the level requirement to lvl 72. It increased the defense from 196 to 372. It probably increased the str req also but I don't know what it was before but I had more than enough str from my gear. The lvl 72 req. could be an issue. As far as wasting runes what would he be doing with Lem and Ko other than upgrading them or making Wealth armor? If you run with a shout barb or have a defiance merc you will realize some benefit, otherwise its not a tremendous difference.
     
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    You also get the OMG YOUR HOMONC IS HACKED! benefit from MHers on nonladder.
     
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    also as a footnote,I upgraded a gaze to a bone visage and it ended up with only 202 def. It had a lot more as a grim.
     
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    lol. I had that once when they saw my Up'd HoZ.

    'WTFxor! What l33t program did you use to make that shield!!!!11'
     

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