I think of upgrading a Herald of Zakarum, I am a little hesistant. There is a level of 'risk' involved if I recall.Trypnotik said:What is the recipe for upping the HoZ?
is it the same for armor? Ko, Lem, Pdiamond?
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.ArchAngel Tiberrius said:I am not sure, but I believe it loses the ethereal bonus..
Please correct me if I am wrong.
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.Sharaz said:*shrug* waht happenes if you up and ethereal one?? that would seem to be best case scenario?
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.ArchAngel Tiberrius said: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.
The defense can actually stay the same. Odds for that to happen are 1 in 25 upgrades.Therefore, dependant upon the roll you get, you can actually have a lower Defence HoZ than originally.
Thank you for clearing that up, RTB. :thumbsup:RTB said: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.