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What should I socket into BoneHew Weapon?

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  1. kreality

    kreality IncGamers Member

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    What should I socket into BoneHew Weapon?

    I just got it for my Act 2 Merc today..So I wonder what should I socket into that weapon since there are 2 slot for this weapon.

    Bonehew
    Ogre Axe
    Two-Hand Damage: 160 to 831
    Durability: 26 of 26
    Required Dexterity: 65
    Required Strength: 185
    Required Level: 64
    Polearm Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x1eb6aa12
    +283% Enhanced Damage
    30% Increased Attack Speed
    Prevent Monster Heal
    50% Chance to cast Level 16 Bone Spear on striking
    Level 14 Corpse Explosion (6/30 Charges)
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (2: 0 used)
     
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    Re: What should I socket into BoneHew Weapon?

    Amns for leach, Shaels for speed, Hels for reduced requirments if you want to weild it yourself to use the CE charges.

    @Uzziah: IIRC the +Max damage from the jewel doesn't get multiplied by the weapon ED, it's added directly to the weapons maximum damage.

    EDIT: disregard the CE charges part, missed that it was etherial :rolleyes:
     
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    Re: What should I socket into BoneHew Weapon?

    2, +15 max damage jewels would take it up to 1000 damage on the top.

    LL is always a good thing for a merc.

    a bit more IAS might get you to the next break point.
     
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    Re: What should I socket into BoneHew Weapon?

    Last tourney I used one in, I had AmnAmn, and it was pretty sweet, if I do say so.
     
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    Re: What should I socket into BoneHew Weapon?

    Well , if your merc already has LL on his helmet or armour then put some shaels in. If not, then amns.
     
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    Re: What should I socket into BoneHew Weapon?

    QFT.

    My merc in MF Pentathalon has LL only from Vampire Gaze (8%) and uses 1.07 eth GT Insight and Fortitude. He leeches very, very effectively. Ok, his damage will be a bit better than yours (unless you also have Fortitude), but still, I think 8ll could work very good with your choice.



     
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    Re: What should I socket into BoneHew Weapon?

    I think a Hel or xx jewel of freedom would be good idea. Otherwise your merc has to wait for awhile before has enough str to use it.
     
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    Re: What should I socket into BoneHew Weapon?

    I did AmnAmn in mine, but then i realised the str requirments were too high for my merc. So Amn+Jewel of Freedom is what i would do!
     
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    Re: What should I socket into BoneHew Weapon?

    I would go Amn + Shael or Amn + Hel/Shael + Hel if your merc needs help using it. Most of my mercs use Duriels Shell or Andy's Visage so their str is usually high enough for that before my char enters hell. What helm/armor will your merc be wearing? As long as he'll be able to use the wpn at a reasonable lvl I'd say Amn + Shael is your best bet unless you have some insane leech in the other 2 item slots.
     
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    Re: What should I socket into BoneHew Weapon?

    My usual merc gear is duriel + gaze. Later I made eth bugged duress. Weapon depends on the build.

    I'd like to treat merc nicer. give him more resistant, damage reduction, etc helps.
     
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    Re: What should I socket into BoneHew Weapon?

    reguarding the str thing, my merc uses a none eth one (190 STR). And that attainable by level 80.
     

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