Upgrading unique

CanisDruid

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Upgrading unique

Hey guys. Been playing LoD off and on since it was released, and just got into it again w/ some friends. Anyway, I'm out of date on some things and apparently forgot some things.

I used to love the Axe of Fechmar, but at higher levels it becomes useless. It doesn't do anywhere near enough damage, and I don't think it even freezes enemies much. I seem to recall that there was a cube recipe for increasing a unique item's class (normal->exceptional->elite), but I can't find it for the life of me. If it still exists, can someone point me in that direction? Also, if anyone has upgraded the Axe of Fechmar, I'd like to know if it has become effective enough to continue using.

Thanks. =)

-CD
 

Are

Diabloii.Net Member
Haven't tried upgrading the Axe of Fechmar, but here are the recipes, at least :)

1 Ral Rune + 1 Sol Rune + 1 Perfect Emerald + 1 Normal Unique Weapon = Exceptional version of Weapon
1 Tal Rune + 1 Shael Rune + 1 Perfect Diamond + 1 Normal Unique Armor = Exceptional version of Armor
1 Lum Rune + 1 Pul Rune + 1 Perfect Emerald + 1 Exceptional Unique Weapon = Elite version of Weapon (server only)
1 Ko Rune + 1 Lem Rune + 1 Perfect Diamond + 1 Exceptional Unique Armor = Elite version of Armor (server only)


Similarly for rare items:

1 Ort Rune + 1 Amn Rune + 1 Perfect Sapphire + 1 Normal Rare Weapon = Exceptional version of Weapon
1 Ral Rune + 1 Thul Rune + 1 Perfect Amethyst + 1 Normal Rare Armor = Exceptional version of Armor
1 Fal Rune + 1 Um Rune + 1 Perfect Sapphire + 1 Exceptional Rare Weapon = Elite version of Weapon
1 Ko Rune + 1 Pul Rune + 1 Perfect Amethyst + 1 Exceptional Rare Armor = Elite version of Armor
 

FrostBurn

Diabloii.Net Member
Fechmar has 70-90% ed. I don't have to try it upped to know that it will suck in Hell... even NM.

If you like the freezing effect, this elite mace-class item will be much better in Hell:

Nord's Tenderizer
Truncheon
One-Hand Damage: (129-150) To (159-184) (144-167 Avg)
Required Level: 68
Required Strength: **
Required Dexterity: 43
Durability: 55
Base Weapon Speed: [-10]
+270-330% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+50% Damage To Undead
Adds 205-455 Cold Damage, 5 sec. Duration (Normal)
Freezes Target +2-4 (varies)
Cold Absorb 5-15% (varies)
+25% Increased Attack Speed
Level 16 Blizzard (12 charges)
+150-180% Bonus To Attack Rating (varies)
 

helvete

Diabloii.Net Member
Good normal items to upgrade are the Bonesnap Maul and the Steeldriver Great Maul. perfect ones have 300%ED/40%CB and 250%ED/50%IAS
 

dekrikke

Diabloii.Net Member
Are said:
1 Ko Rune + 1 Lem Rune + 1 Perfect Diamond + 1 Exceptional Unique Armor = Elite version of Armor (server only)
I think you mean ladder only:laugh:
There is something 'weird' on arreat summit though...

the recepies for elite weapons work on ladder and single player, the elite armor-version only on ladder.
 

FrostBurn

Diabloii.Net Member
dekrikke said:
the recepies for elite weapons work on ladder and single player, the elite armor-version only on ladder.
All 'ladder-only' recipes work in SP, including the armour-version recipe.
 

Lordjim

Diabloii.Net Member
Just curious have they ever fixed the bug were uping unique eth armors dont get the eth bonus any more? I have an eth durells shell but dont know if the eth bonus will apply if uped. TY for any help

Jim
 

Delreich

Diabloii.Net Member
Lordjim said:
Just curious have they ever fixed the bug were uping unique eth armors dont get the eth bonus any more? I have an eth durells shell but dont know if the eth bonus will apply if uped. TY for any help

Jim
That bug was fixed in 1.11, giving us the eth socketing bug instead.
 

CanisDruid

Diabloii.Net Member
I did upgrade Bonecrusher, and it looks pretty wicked. =) I... have to level up before I can use it now though. =P
 
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