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What to socket Hone Sundan

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by OmegaDreg, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. OmegaDreg

    OmegaDreg IncGamers Member

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    What to socket Hone Sundan

    I have been running NM Mephisto, and he just dropped a Hone Sunda. Granted it is only 163 ed, i love it for my merc. He is an Act 2 blessed aim merc. He is wearing a Tal's mask and Duriels shell. I am a lvl 71 frostlot. What should i socket this with. I was thinking of saving up for 2 ber's and an um. This would give him 85% CB and 25 OW. I figured OW would be better than criticle strike. Any opinions or ideas? Thanks.
     
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    Dark Matter IncGamers Member

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    Tals Mask is 10% Life Leech iirc - less in NM/Hell. The shell has none.

    Is that going to be enough?
     
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    Moar IncGamers Site Pal

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    I don't know what's best in there. I'd just go for what the merc needs most at the time. You can always unsocket it.
    If you want to save up for 2 bers, well, your frostlot will have to either wait 5 years or for several thousand LK runs :)
    Legit SP that is. :)
     
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    Dark Matter IncGamers Member

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    Ok

    I did a search for Hone Sundan in the SPF.

    I lot of people seem to favour Shael Shael Amn for the speed and leeching.

    You already have 45% c2c CB I think that's enough to be honest.

    DM
     
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    ooooo how could i forget LL. duh. i think i will socket it with two amn's and shael. thanks.
     
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    The Zod-Zod-Cham combination seems to be popular amongst the Single Player community. We find it a delightfully subtle balance of power and rarity, much like a fine chocolate mousse, or a lemon meraingue pie.


    You may want to consider your breakpoints before hastily socketing. There's a reason we go Shael-Shael-Amn, it hits the next breakpoint.

    Act2 Merc with a Yari:
    20 IAS - 7 frames
    37 IAS - 6.5 frames
    65 IAS - 6 frames


    -GG
     
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    Personally, I'd go for Zod Zod Cham as well. Shael Shael Amn is my second choice.
     
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    If you don't have a serious answer to the question, it's probably best to refrain from posting. I'm going to do some cleanup in this thread.
     
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    Ashmer Amadeus IncGamers Member

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    If you are after more CB, use Guillames Face. That plus the Hone Sudan should give you all the CB your ever going to want on your merc.
     
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    i socketed it with one shael and one amn for now. (i do not have another shael) i will keep running meph until i get guillaumes, and hopefully shaftstop. i have an um from NM hellforge to socket prolly guillaumes. Thanks for the advice everyone.
     
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    I'm not sure how much experience you have with runes. The jokes about Zods, Chams and Bers is because they are so rare it is unlikely you will ever find even one of them in your entire D2 career. As for sticking an Um in your weapon, I'd reccomend against that strongly. Ums are rare enough and useful enough in various runewords that there are better uses for it. If you want open wounds really badly, use your Um to make the runeword armor "Duress". That will also get you some more CB.
     
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    That's actually a very good idea. Duress provides everything a growing merc needs in one tidy package. Excellent suggestion, Fluffballer.


    -GG
     
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    Do not use the german calculator for A2 merc, check stat-forum faq instead for RTB's tables.

    Correct bps:
    Jab: (two hits, used most of the time at higher levels)
    Code:
     IAS  frames
        0   14
        9   13
       20   12
       37   11
       63   10
      105    9
      200    8
    Normal attack: (less important)
    Code:
     IAS  frames
        0   15
        9   14
       18   13
       30   12
       48   11
       75   10
      125    9


    Doesn't change a whole lot as far as the Hone goes though, one or two shaels
    are still your best bet, unless you pair it up with something like Treachery.
    That might not be a completely stupid idea though...
     
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    2 Shael + Amn or 2 Amn + Shael are the best options.
     
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    I have to say treachery is realy good armor for merc. I even found it more usefull than uped and umed shafstop, fade triggers alot.
     
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    I like Guilliams also. If you ever are able to get 2 bers i would hope youd find a better use for them cosidering how hard just getting 1 is.
     
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    But that's just because Fade is so pretty. :wink3:
     
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    If you were ladder and the hone sudan was eth and near perfect ed then upping it and adding ber ber um would make a very sweet merc weapon ...and not a bad use for a couple of duped high runes.:grin:

    However seeing as you SP and legit bers are rare as Id be hanging on any you find and calling them "precious" until you get something better to put them in.
     
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    I wouldn't spend my at least first 7 bers as they are. Beast, CoH, Enigma and Infinity have priority!
     
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    If leech is not needed, there will be more options open (eg. exchange Amn to something else). But wasting 2x Ber and Um :shocked:

    Less serous side:
    Only b.netter will do something like that since rune value = zero there. making the new runeword ZODZODZOD in it wouldn't be too bad either :rolleyes:
     

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