What to sock my zerker

Borje

Banned
Re: What to sock my zerker

Well, that depends on what char you want to use it on. For instance I think a SS Druid would need more IAS (but I'm not sure), but since you have 40 IAS a lot of chars can put this to great use without more IAS - which makes it very interesting. You want (even) more damage out of that axe, so either a 40/15 ED/max, an Ohm (don't know which would boost dmg the most) or a Lo rune for some sexy 20% Deadly strike (20% to do double damage!), do some calculations to find out which is the best. To compare damage boosts to DS you will ofc need to factor in DS/CS from all other gear..

OT: This is indeed a very cool weapon, however, the ED is a bit low and this is - in terms of dmg, not in style - spanked in the behind by a grief so if you only look for dmg (which ofc isn't all, I love the style points of rares!) the Lo rune is better used for a Grief..
 

ThomasJohnsen

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Re: What to sock my zerker

so either a 40/15 ED/max, an Ohm (don't know which would boost dmg the most) or a Lo rune for some sexy 20% Deadly strike (20% to do double damage!), do some calculations to find out which is the best.
A Ber for 20% CB isn't too bad an option either IMO.



 

galzohar

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Re: What to sock my zerker

In general, for maximum damage/sec socket damage, IAS can be gotten from gear. 40/15max that is

For whirlwind, more IAS is useless as well.

Shael may be a good option for cases where it would getting that IAS from gear would require high sacrifices or when used for MF and thus again getting that IAS from gear will require high sacrifices.

Crushing blow is quite weak against most monsters due to their low HP, so when killing things that are sped up with crushing blow you could get it from other gear, while being able to have a higher-damage-no-cb weapon for the rest of your gameplay.
 

ThomasJohnsen

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Re: What to sock my zerker

Crushing blow is quite weak against most monsters due to their low HP, so when killing things that are sped up with crushing blow you could get it from other gear, while being able to have a higher-damage-no-cb weapon for the rest of your gameplay.
True! Depends of the use of the Axe though. Without CB in the weapon he needs Gulli/Gores/Rattlecage or Duress/Steelrend (Crafted CB gloves) or combinations to reach a satisfying level. For ubers I would say that a minimum of 50 CB is preferable. With CB in the weapon more choices of equipment is available.

But like you said - a 40/15 jewel makes this a more allround weapon.

..I'm just a big fan of CB :rolleyes:.



 

krischan

Europe Trade Moderator
Re: What to sock my zerker

I would not add further IAS, else you could as well use an Oath weapon.

Ber, Lo or Ohm come to my mind, it depends on who's going to wear it.
 

Erwwwd

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: What to sock my zerker

Jah would give Ignores target defense, pretty usefull in pvm. But then it would still be outperformed by grief as that has ITD as well.
 

galzohar

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Re: What to sock my zerker

As you said, CB is only really good against ubers... But is a must for them ;)
 

krischan

Europe Trade Moderator
Re: What to sock my zerker

Regarding übers, nothing beats Grief when smiting because the dmg bonus adds to smite damage and gets multiplied by off-weapon %ed (which the LCS forgets to apply when using Grief with any skill BTW). That will lead to more leech when lifetapping and to a quicker death when the übers are down to a sliver (which is reached mainly by CB).
 

galzohar

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Re: What to sock my zerker

Why would you want to take down hell baal in 8 players? If you want drops, do it solo, and if you want exp you go in an 8 player game anyway where people will leech the drops (and will cast static field anyway). Not to mention you actually have to find a game with 7 players in it where none are going to baal. If it's single player, do /players 1 before baal. If for some reason you choose to solo level *and* actually go and kill baal I suppose CB can help there too. But that's still a rather small portion of the game when you also consider 8 player baal runs for exp, lvl85 areas/pindle runs for MF...

And again, CB gear can be swapped, the socket cannot.
 

Dodgydave

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Re: What to sock my zerker

Why would you want to take down hell baal in 8 players? If you want drops, do it solo, and if you want exp you go in an 8 player game anyway where people will leech the drops (and will cast static field anyway). Not to mention you actually have to find a game with 7 players in it where none are going to baal. If it's single player, do /players 1 before baal. If for some reason you choose to solo level *and* actually go and kill baal I suppose CB can help there too. But that's still a rather small portion of the game when you also consider 8 player baal runs for exp, lvl85 areas/pindle runs for MF...

And again, CB gear can be swapped, the socket cannot.

I play single player.

I kill everything on players 8 on my first run through with any character.



 
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