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Upping HoZ?

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by Trypnotik, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. Trypnotik

    Trypnotik IncGamers Member

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    Upping HoZ?

    What is the recipe for upping the HoZ?

    is it the same for armor? Ko, Lem, Pdiamond?
     
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    [exile] IncGamers Member

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    Yep.

    Make sure not to up it if it's ethereal though.
     
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    ArchAngel Tiberrius Banned

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    I think of upgrading a Herald of Zakarum, I am a little hesistant. There is a level of 'risk' involved if I recall.

    When you upgrade a Herald of Zakarum it re-rolls the base defence of the shield. When a Herald of Zakarum is a Gilded shield it already has the best possible defence of a Gilded Shield. When you upgrade the worst defence roll of a Zakarum Shield is only slightly higher than a Gilded Shield.

    Therefore, dependant upon the roll you get, you can actually have a lower Defence HoZ than originally.

    As a reference:

    Gilded Shield's maximum defence is 168.
    Zakarum Shield's defence range is 169-193.
     
  4. Trypnotik

    Trypnotik IncGamers Member

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    if the HoZ is already socketed ... is something gonna happen to the socket?

    sorry new to ladder =]
     
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    ArchAngel Tiberrius Banned

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    Not that I know of.
     
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    Sharaz IncGamers Member

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    *shrug* waht happenes if you up and ethereal one?? that would seem to be best case scenario?
     
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    ArchAngel Tiberrius Banned

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    I am not sure, but I believe it loses the ethereal bonus..

    Please correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    Shogakusha IncGamers Member

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    yep, only retards up eth things, because you end up with an item that is identical to a non eth upped one, only it's eth, and you can't socket it with anything but a zod.
     
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    It loses the 50% defense from the ethereal bonus. So you have a shield that in defense is the same as a non ethereal upped HoZ , yet it can still break , so you need to Zod it. The only "advantage" is that it requires 10 less strenght. But by that logic you can put a -15% req / .... jewel in your upped non eth HoZ , and have even less of a requirements.
     
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    The base defense of any HoZ (or any armor with +% defense, except Pul Runes) is 169. Armors with +% defense always have max+1 as their base defense.

    The defense can actually stay the same. Odds for that to happen are 1 in 25 upgrades.
     
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    Thank you for clearing that up, RTB. :thumbsup:
     

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