# upped weapon requirements

#### Artagas

##### Diabloii.Net Member
upped weapon requirements

I am sure this questions was answered already somewhere, but i couldnt find a thread about it (maybe searching for the wrong keywords).
How do i figure the lvl req for an upped unique? is there a general formula for that? In particular i would be interested in Bartuc and Ribcracker, but also in the "logic" of how level requirements work for these items.

#### Sh4dovv

##### Banned
it will have the requirements of its upgraded form

look on the blizzard arreat summit site, it shows the req for all items

so for instance if u were to up a bartuc;

starts as a greater talon, req 79str 79dex

would turn into a

runic talons - 115str 115 dex req

#### Artagas

##### Diabloii.Net Member
Sh4dovv said:
it will have the requirements of its upgraded form

look on the blizzard arreat summit site, it shows the req for all items

so for instance if u were to up a bartuc;

starts as a greater talon, req 79str 79dex

would turn into a

runic talons - 115str 115 dex req
Thanks, but i meant the level requirement, which differs for uniques from the base item type.

#### sorcyone

##### Banned
Artagas said:
I am sure this questions was answered already somewhere, but i couldnt find a thread about it (maybe searching for the wrong keywords).
How do i figure the lvl req for an upped unique? is there a general formula for that? In particular i would be interested in Bartuc and Ribcracker, but also in the "logic" of how level requirements work for these items.
The simple rule is to Exceptional is +5, and to Elite is +7. This is added to the base weapon level. If upgrading from Normal to Elite (ie 2 upgrades) you add both numbers. Eg Great sword -> Executioner Sword -> Colossus Blade the level req will be 63 + 5 + 7 = 75. If the level req is already higher due to some attribute then the level req will stay the same.

Quarterstaff str/dex 2/50 Level 31
Stalagmite str/dex 63/35 Level 56 (=49+7)