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what's the big deal w/ hoto?

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by Radiance, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Radiance

    Radiance IncGamers Member

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    what's the big deal w/ hoto?

    I'm kinda confused by this, people trading insane amounts for a runeword that I'd say is moderate at best. Other than +3, res, and increased cast rate, i'd think it wouldnt be worth as much as I see it going for in the trade channels. Anyone have any insight as to why this runeword is worth so much to these people?
     
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    Lord Chaos IncGamers Member

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    Because there really isn't much better...mostly for casters.

    Its far far better than Ocolous.
     
  3. Wolv

    Wolv IncGamers Member

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    Super popular w/ hammerdins....and since EVERYONE and their brother has at least 1 hammerdin they are in demand. Also used for other classes, so its versatile
     
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    spastik303 IncGamers Member

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    </sarcasm> Other than having the best +skills, the best resistances and the best faster cast combination you can get on a one handed item, well..... yea other than everything it is, it's totally useless </endsarcasm>

    :D

    j/k, in one of those cynical moods this morning. DAMN YOU MONDAY !!!!
     
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    Frenzied Bovine IncGamers Member

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    Yea, other than being one handed, +3 to ALL skills, at least 30 to all resists and faster cast, it sucks ***. WTF? Why does this garbage require a Vex rune anyway!
     
  6. Radiance

    Radiance IncGamers Member

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    Yeah I wasn't thinking of the hammerdin angle (how dare I?) I was just thinking of it as a stave, being that the other elite unique 1h sorc orbs are almost comparable.
     
  7. Usufruct

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    I use it on my sorc for the fast cast (teleporting) and the resists, and the life regen, and the plus skills. And to cast ravens when I get bored.
     
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    Uriah_Heep IncGamers Member

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    ...and one wind druid :yawn:
     
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    I personally despise palas in general (why am I forced to have aura on right mouse button!??! I hate shift casting!!11one). I haven't got a winddruid either so I must be special :bow:


    I'm thinking about making a druid someday though :surprise:
     
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    Usufruct IncGamers Member

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    helohi, I don't have a hammerdin either :) I DO have a wind druid but it is NOT for PvP. You should make a druid, they are fun.
     
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    EndTheory IncGamers Member

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    HOTO is a pretty good weapon for wind druids for sure. It's not an all-around useful runeword like enigma, but for the right build they are the best weapon -hence the hype.
     
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    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    because it has +3skills resists and 40% faster cast rate

    *slaps radiance silly*
     
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    Origin IncGamers Member

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    also whats with that anihilus? why do people want that? apart from the 1+skill the res all the stats and the +exp it has nothing... jeeze..
     
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    Personally, I'd rather use an occy (cheap) on a sorc, and a wizspike on a hammerdin (don't need the extra damage, need the fcr and mana). But that's just me, I'd rather waste the expense on an item that is substantially better than the alternatives, and hoto just doesn't stand out to me.

    EDIT: Before someone says that hoto has 40 fcr, I want to point out that 50 fcr on wizspike frees up a ring spot for another 30 mf or a raven for cannot be frozen.
     
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    I got the exact thoughts as you... occy is so much cheaper that you could get something else really nice instead of HOTO.
     
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    Because when you say HOTO HOTO HOTO very fast, it's extremely funny.

    It explains the market value of the worthless Harlequin Crest too.
     
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    Yeah what a piece of worthless green leather, LOOK at the stats! i mean its so over valued! (Yuk Yuk)
     
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    I agree with the wizspike but not with the occy. The 25% chance to tele is what makes it so undesirable for me. Or maybe its because my luck also makes the tele tele me into a pile of monsters. Its not cause of the stats, more of the annoyance factor.
     
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    I don't mind the occy - just don't get hit! Defiance mercs are yer friends :)

    And yeah - the wiz spike is sweet for the hammerdin. Throw that +3 to all skills on there tho, and watch the nice jump in hammer damage :drool:

    Besides, a decked out hammerdin looks like a real wuss running around w/ that frog sticker....
     
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    I definitely prefer Heart of the Oak to Oculus for my Blizzard Sorc. It doesn't teleport me, I actually need the resists, obviously the +Skills, and the Regen life negates minor damages that otherwise add up.

    I use my sorceress almost exclusively for Mephisto runs, so I switch from HotO to Rhyme/Baba. I also do Mausoleum runs, where I use exclusively Rhyme/Baba. Therefore I don't need the MF from the Oculus. Plus you look badass carrying around a Flail.
     

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