What to socket in Aldur's Rhythm?

Boulos

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What to socket in Aldur's Rhythm?

I just found this item and it has three open sockets. Not sure what to put in there. I have no great Jewels to put in it. Should I just hold out for Jewels, if so, what kind? This is for my Freezealot. Should I put some Runes in there or maybe some Gems?

Suggestions are appreciated. :)
 

Kool69

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Boulos said:
I just found this item and it has three open sockets. Not sure what to put in there. I have no great Jewels to put in it. Should I just hold out for Jewels, if so, what kind? This is for my Freezealot. Should I put some Runes in there or maybe some Gems?

Suggestions are appreciated. :)
Do like my friend and stick two perfect rubies in there.....

No, really don't do that.

I personally might throw some cheap runes in it like 3 iths, thats what? +27 to max dmg?

I dunno wait for some more knowledgable socketing people to come around. =D

-Kool69
 

Dodgydave

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Well Aldurs comes with 30% IAS built in and you need 35% IAS to reach a 6 frame zeal with it. So if you have no off weapon IAS I'd definitely put one shael in it to hit that break point. 89% IAS will hit 5 frames so if you go 3 shaels you will hit that break point with no other IAS. (Assuming you have a 3 socket version.)

A frost zealot is all about hitting fast and often. So aim for 5 frame attack rate. If you can get the 89% IAS with off weapon iAS and 2 shaels then I'd stick an Eth rune in there for the reduced target defence. You could also consider using another piece of the set if you have it to get the partial set bonus of 150% to attack rating.
 

FodderCannoned

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well depending on your other gear maybe try to move up a couple frames in your attack if you have some extra shaels laying around, if not eths are always good, expecially since frost zealots have trouble hitting things.


edit:took to long to type, and dodgy explained it better
 

Boulos

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Dodgydave said:
Well Aldurs comes with 30% IAS built in and you need 35% IAS to reach a 6 frame zeal with it. So if you have no off weapon IAS I'd definitely put one shael in it to hit that break point. 89% IAS will hit 5 frames so if you go 3 shaels you will hit that break point with no other IAS. (Assuming you have a 3 socket version.)

A frost zealot is all about hitting fast and often. So aim for 5 frame attack rate. If you can get the 89% IAS with off weapon iAS and 2 shaels then I'd stick an Eth rune in there for the reduced target defence. You could also consider using another piece of the set if you have it to get the partial set bonus of 150% to attack rating.
I have the helm to the set, but it can only be worn by a Drood. :)

I'll hold off till I can get a couple Shaels to put in it. I might throw an Eth in it now just to get started. I can't use it yet anyway...level is too low on my Freezealot.
 

Sir Lister of Smeg

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I would say it depends completely on the character using it. For some, more damage is more important than the faster hit rate, others would like other modifiers. For a free zealot, I think some other elemental damage might be nice, but you could get that from charms (and you do potentially get more damage from those than from something socketed in the weapon). Other options would be more magic find (don't waste Ist's on it however, use jewels with magic find instead). This way, you'll soon find another few and then you can try different set ups.
 

Tarr

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If you can come up with a pair of the boots, that's a good second item to wear for the AR boost. Those are some very nice boots with their 40% r/w.
 

Sir Lister of Smeg

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A related question:

What would be the best druid to use the complete set? I know there are probably better items to use, but since I completed the set a few days ago, I would like to use it.
 

Thirty-Thirty

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Sir Lister of Smeg said:
What would be the best druid to use the complete set? I know there are probably better items to use, but since I completed the set a few days ago, I would like to use it.
This question seems to be cropping up often. Best bet is probably a Fireclaws dr00d. The mods are generally good enough to pull any build (except a Hunter :p ) through, with a little patience.

I just found this item and it has three open sockets. Not sure what to put in there. I have no great Jewels to put in it. Should I just hold out for Jewels, if so, what kind? This is for my Freezealot. Should I put some Runes in there or maybe some Gems?
For a frostzealot, probably Shael it all the way. Keep something on switch for Cold Immunes though, because the Rhythm has pathetic physical damage for Hell.
 

Cattleya

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Boulos said:
I have the helm to the set, but it can only be worn by a Drood. :)
If you are interested, I can send a pair of the boots your way for the price of an e-mail.
 

Gohanman

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Sir Lister of Smeg said:
A related question:

What would be the best druid to use the complete set? I know there are probably better items to use, but since I completed the set a few days ago, I would like to use it.
I'd disagree and vote Windy. Not because it's that great for a Windy, but because the weapon is horrendously slow for Fireclaws. A good phase blade can get going literally twice as fast.
 
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