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War Scepter, Part II

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  1. Lord Chaos

    Lord Chaos IncGamers Member

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    War Scepter, Part II

    So I followed the advice of finding War Scepters in Act 3 normal...I finally found a good one with +2 concentration and +2 zeal...perfect.

    So I go socket it...and what happens...only THREE sockets :(

    How do I get a War Scepter with FOUR sockets...please help.
     
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    Ok i'm not 100% sure about this but i think the sockets larzuk gives u are based on the item lvl. Since the max lvl sockets in norm are 3 that's all he gave u. Howver again, i'm not 100% sure.
     
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    Well, this is what I asked for :(

    I was told in the other thread to do act 3 normal.
     
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    Sorry, guess that was my fault. I didn't know whether the limit was 3 or 4. I thought it was 4, because I thought 4-socketed weapons could drop in normal. I did suggest you test it first to make sure. That being the case, I guess you'll just have to keep hunting the Smith and Grizwold and act 3 in NM and hope they drop with the right number of sockets because you aren't going to be able to use the socket quest to get exactly 4. Your only other option, if a white one drops is to try the socket receipe and hope for the best, but you only have a 1-in-6 chance of getting 4 sockets. At least thats better than throwing away a perfect scepter because it didn't spawn with sockets.
     
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    Damn how I hate runewords that requires less sockets than max and more than 3.
     
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    Items get the max amount of sockets if dropped in act 2 nm or higher. You could also try the cube recipe instead of wasting larzuk q, but you only have like 1/4 chance of getting the 4 sockets. Just curious btw what you're going to socket in here?
     
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    It would be 1 in 5, the war scepter has 5 sockets as max sadly...had it just been 4 I would have been happy.

    The runeword I intend to put in it is

    Holy Thunder
    4 Socket Scepters
    Eth + Ral + Ort + Tal

    +60% Enhanced Damage
    -25% Target Defense
    Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
    Adds 21-110 Lightning Damage
    +75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
    +10 To Maximum Damage
    Lightning Resistance +60%
    +5 To Maximum Lightning Resistance
    +3 To Holy Shock (Paladin Only)
    Level 7 Chain Lightning (60 Charges)

    At this moment I would be willing to pay very well for a 4 socketed war scepter with good mods in either Might or Concentration together with Zeal.
     
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    It is neither 1 in 4 nor 1 in 5. The way it works is it picks a random number from 1 to 6 and gives it that number of sockets or the maximum if that is less than the random number. So you have a 1 in 6 chance of everything up to 4 sockets, and a 1 in 3 chance of 5 sockets.

    Yes, Blizzard is consipring against you.
     

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