When to "elite" a unique?

Sunjeet

Diabloii.Net Member
When to "elite" a unique?

I have a lvl 50+ MF Meteorb. I considered socketing my Peasant Crown and putting in a P-Topaz. I figured, if I did that, why not elite it? I'd more than double the def of it. However, is it worth it? If not, when would "elite-ing" a unique ever a good idea? I know a unique shako would be better, but who knows when I'll find that...
 

Grobyc

Diabloii.Net Member
It's probably not worth it, I think what you should have done is use that Topaz on a Tarnhelm. Weapons are the most upgraded, armors on the other hand doesn't happen very often because it could raise the strength requirement too high or the defense increase won't make a big enough difference.
 

melianor

D3 Wizard Moderator
Sunjeet said:
I have a lvl 50+ MF Meteorb. I considered socketing my Peasant Crown and putting in a P-Topaz. I figured, if I did that, why not elite it? I'd more than double the def of it. However, is it worth it? If not, when would "elite-ing" a unique ever a good idea? I know a unique shako would be better, but who knows when I'll find that...
Apart from higher block chance on shields, upgrading items is pretty worthless for a sorc. The higher def does not play that high impact.
 

batuchka

Diabloii.Net Member
Hmm for armors : upgrading a goldwrap to exceptional status on my mf bone/summon necro gives me more slots hehe. Also maybe OT but for pally shields upgrading them from normal/exceptional rares to elite rares makes them awesome for more smite damage and justifies their increased str/lvl requirements :D For example i found a really awesome rare arakan targe with 2 socks, upgraded them to sacred targe and sold it for a nice price to a smiter who is bored with upped HOZ i guess hehe. I've been eyeing a perfect ed butcher's pupil cleaver and planning to upgrade it to a small cresecent on a future zealot i' making but so far 194ed is the best hehe. Would be cool to use a weapon from nm to hell and one that 'grows' with your char :D Hmm ya i guess if you upgrade an ethereal hone sundan yari then your merc would vote you employer of the year lol
 

mathil

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peasant crown shouldn't be upgraded. for the price of upgrading you can practically get a shako.

i upgrade rare weapons just to see what they become. found a rare polearm of some sort that has 438 ed and now has 800+ dmg.
 

Liliel

Diabloii.Net Member
The only time I've upgraded armour on a sorc is for normal belts, namely Goldwrap and Nightsmoke. I suppose Skin of the Vipermagi might be worth an upgrade...
 

olimikrig

Diabloii.Net Member
Only thing I ever upgrade is vipers. Str req only hightens to 84, and you can get lucky and end up with a 1xxx def viper :D .
 
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