Upgrading uniques

Evrae Altana

Diabloii.Net Member
It's upgrading, not updating. Read this for more information:
Arreat Summit said:
1 Ral Rune + 1 Sol Rune + 1 Perfect Emerald + Normal Unique Weapon = Exceptional Version of Weapon
This formula changes the base item type from the normal to exceptional version. For example an Axe is turned into a Cleaver. This does NOT convert the item to the Exceptional Unique version of the Unique Item. Unique item bonuses remain the same; only the item it's based on is upgraded. This can be used to upgrade Ethereal Items also. They will continue to be Ethereal after they are upgraded. Also if the item is socketed, then jewels or runes and their mods will also remain.

1 Tal Rune + 1 Shael Rune + 1 Perfect Diamond + Normal Unique Armor = Exceptional Version of Armor
This formula changes the base item type from the normal to exceptional version. For example Quilted Armor is turned into Ghost Armor. This does NOT convert the item to the Exceptional Unique version of the Unique Item. So you cannot for example use this formula to transform Greyform into The Spirit Shroud. Unique item bonuses remain the same; only the item it's based on is upgraded. This can be used to upgrade Ethereal Items also. They will continue to be Ethereal after they are upgraded. Also if the item is socketed, then jewels or runes and their mods will also remain. Armor refers to any sort of armor, including helms, boots, belts, gloves and shields, not just body armor.

1 Lum Rune + 1 Pul Rune + 1 Perfect Emerald + Exceptional Unique Weapon = Elite Version of Weapon (Single Player, Ladder Only)
This formula changes the base item type from the exceptional to elite version. For example a Cleaver is turned into a Small Crescent. This does NOT convert the item to the Elite Unique version of the Exceptional Unique Item. Unique item bonuses remain the same; only the item it's based on is upgraded. This can be used to upgrade Ethereal Items also. They will continue to be Ethereal after they are upgraded. You cannot do this formula unless you are using a Ladder Character. Also if the item is socketed, then jewels or runes and their mods will also remain.

1 Ko Rune + 1 Lem Rune + 1 Perfect Diamond + Exceptional Unique Armor = Elite Version of Armor (Ladder Only)
This formula changes the base item type from the exceptional to elite version. For example Ghost Armor is turned into a Dusk Shroud. This does NOT convert the item to the Elite Unique version of the Unique Item. Unique item bonuses remain the same; only the item it's based on is upgraded. This can be used to upgrade Ethereal Items also. They will continue to be Ethereal after they are upgraded. You cannot do this formula unless you are using a Ladder Character. Also if the item is socketed, then jewels or runes and their mods will also remain. Armor refers to any sort of armor, including helms, boots, belts, gloves and shields, not just body armor.

1 Ort Rune + 1 Amn Rune + 1 Perfect Sapphire + Normal (Basic) Rare Weapon = Exceptional Rare Weapon
The item type is upgraded.

1 Ral Rune + 1 Thul Rune + 1 Perfect Amethyst + Normal (Basic) Rare Armor = Exceptional Rare Armor
The item type is upgraded.

1 Fal Rune + 1 Um Rune + 1 Perfect Sapphire + Exceptional Rare Weapon = Elite Rare Weapon
The item type is upgraded.

1 Ko Rune + 1 Pul Rune + 1 Perfect Amethyst + Exceptional Rare Armor = Elite Rare Armor
The item type is upgraded.
 

helvete

Diabloii.Net Member
There is no recipe for sets. Would have been fun to up Arctic Furs, but no go.

EDIT: pwnt by faster typing again.
 

smeer

Diabloii.Net Member
helvete said:
There is no recipe for sets. Would have been fun to up Arctic Furs, but no go.

EDIT: pwnt by faster typing again.
Would have been fun to find ethereal versions of IK maul..., but no go.
 

helvete

Diabloii.Net Member
Even if sets could be eth, IK maul is indest.

I'd love running around with eth SS and eth doombringer :D
 

jbarlak

Diabloii.Net Member
are you sure the stats are not rerolled when an Unique is upgraded. Last night, I upgrades and Undead Crown (crown) to (grand crown). The enhanced defense increase is (30-60%). The original stats had an enhanced defense of 50% and after the upgrade the enhanced defense dropped to 40%
Still overall the defense was better but it didn't keep the original ED percentage.
Now i wonder if there is a possibility that I can technically reroll a pair of Chance Guard Chain Gloves to get a better MF%. Any feelings
Thank you
John B.
 

krischan

Europe Trade Moderator
Stats won't get rerolled, but the new base defense for armor is determined randomly. That also happpens with items which normally have a base defense of max+1 because they have %ed.
 
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