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What are good os candidates for rune armors ?

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by UnRegistred, May 9, 2005.

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    UnRegistred IncGamers Member

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    What are good os candidates for rune armors ?

    I see alot of people with shroud , personally i find them ugly looking.

    What are the good candidates to make runword armor ?

    Is a 4os Hellforge (196 strengh) worth a try ?
     
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    Pherdnut IncGamers Member

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    Shroud is popular because it's easy to find and has a nice strength requirement to armor value.

    If you use a runeword with that Hell Forge Plate, its trade value isn't going to be that incredible since it's strength requirement is huge for the rather modest increase in armor you get compared to Archon Plate which has a much lower strength requirement.

    Archon Plate has 410-524 and a 103 strength requirement.
    Hell Forge has 421-530 and a 196 strength requirement.

    Even if you have Enigma, a character will still need strength over 100 to keep it on. Characters with Archon Enigma can have strength as low as 40 and keep it on if they use strength enhancing items to put it on the first time.

    Archon makes the most sense for Enigma IMO. Dusk Shroud is a better choice for Armors that don't enhance strength like Enigma does.

    Even Sacred Armor, the highest Def armor available can easily roll a defense value well under Archon Plate's maximum at 487-600 and its strength requirement is a massive 232.
     
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    is it worth it to bring a white archon plate to the act 5 npc giving sockets ?
     
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    You will always get 4 sockets (because of the iLvl of the white armor), UNLESS your Archon Plate was a low quality one, and you used the Horadric formula to make it a normal one. By doing this, your armor will be a normal one with iLvl=1, and Larzuk will always give it only 3 sockets.

    Tip : This is a good way to get a 3-Sockets Archon Plate. Pick up a low quality one, burn a EL and a chipped gem to make it normal, and use Larzuk's Quest. Unfortunately, you'll often end up with a crappy defense for your 3-Sockets Archon Plate :thanks: !

    EDIT : Just saw you edited your message. Well, if you plan to put 4 sockets in it, better use Larzuk's Quest (especially if your Archon has nice Def, that is 520+). If you want to try your chance for a 3 sockets one, use this Horadric Cube formula (quoted from Arreat Summit) :

    1 tal rune + 1 thul rune + 1 perfect topaz + normal body armor = socketed body armor of same type.
    The number of sockets created will vary. the item must be normal and unsocketed. Low-quality items and superior items do not work. the item gets 1-4 sockets, randomly. however, the number of sockets is then restricted by the maximum number of sockets that base item with that ilvl can have. for example, if you have an item that can only have 2 sockets, there's a 5/6 chance of getting 2 sockets and a 1/6 chance of getting 1 socket.

    But be careful, you'll possibly get 1 or 2 sockets, then it'll become Charsi food ;)
     
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    The white Archon that i have is 470 def, 103 strengt, lvl 63
    What do you think ? is that going to give 3 sockets ?
    If the chance of failing is too high, might aswell give it to Larzuk for 4 sockets.
    atleast with 4 it can be turned into Fortitude, chain of honor.


    btw, can we repeat the cube process until we get 3 sockets or is it one try only ?

    how do you know your item is low quality ?

    Charsi food ? do people still go to Charsi ?
     
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    The heaviest of the light armours is preferred for characters also because medium/heavy armours give a slower movement rate and a faster stamina drain.(I think).


    Heavier armours and ethereals go best on mercs but Im not sure their movement rates get penalised.


    Low quality items are cracked, crude etc.
     
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    - With the horadric formula, there's 1/6 chance that you'll get 3 Sockets, and 3/6 chance you'll get 4 sockets (max sockets on armors). Unfortunately, you'll also have 1/6 chance you'll get 1 socket, and 1/6 chance you'll get 2 sockets.
    - With Larzuk's Quest, you'll always get 4 sockets on this item (since your item is a normal quality one, and NOT a low-quality upgraded normal item).

    Your choice, if you don't want to try your luck :) But remember that Archon plates have a defense that range from 410 to 524 (average 467). Yours is 470, it's barely better than the average defense for an Archon plate. People usually socket 520+ ones for normal quality ones, or they socket superior ones (def can then go up to 603 for 15% superior ones).

    No, it only works once.

    Just read your item's name : you'll have it mentionned (Low Quality, Cracked...). Same for superior items.

    Of course :p She's kind enough to buy all the crap I sell to her :lol: !
     

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