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Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by chernobil, Oct 24, 2006.
where are the best chances to drop war scepter with +1,2,3 zeal
The topic says it all
If I am not mistaken, the vendors sell War Scepters from at least act 3 and onwards.
Will they sell normal (white) scepters (with zeal only automod)
I mean to sock "rift" inside as prescribed in a post about frozen orber build in paladin forum recenlty.
You will have to nick one from a monster.
Why? To get 4 sockets, a scepter has to be at least ilvl 25. Any shop-spawned
item with ilvl of 25 or higher will be magical.
Any area where you can gather lots of items fast enough should do, once you're
past Act3 Normal. You'll have to either find one with 4 sockets or cube one, as
Larzuk will give it 5 or 6 sockets.
It seems that in chaos sancturary / normal there is at least one drop every 2-3 games. So far no luck with zeal mod but I've found 2-3 with no mod except the standard "+50% to undead". So I've been worrying that I'm in area with too low ilvl etc...
Thanks to the comlete answer, I know I'm right where I must be. 10x very much
War scepters are capped at 5 sockets. Search normal Cow Level, cows are lvl 28 so you have a chance for zeal and white ones gets four sockets.
Of course. I forgot to check the weapon limit, only checked type... :banghead:
Not quite sure I follow you here. They can't drop with more than 3 sockets in
normal, and as long as they're at least ilvl 25 they can get up to 5 sockets.
Am I missing something, or are you just reiterating what I said earlier?
As I've recently learned, only dropping with sockets is an item limited to three in normal. If it drops without sockets, there's no added variable for the game to remember which difficulty it was dropped in, so only the ILvl is used. This allows an unsocketed item dropped in normal, with a high enough ILvl, to receive more than three sockets.
Apparently, the topic does NOT say it all. You have much more specific needs that that... :tongue:
According to this list, there is no ilvl range that allows a War Scepter to get a maximum of 4 sockets. So either get an unsocketed one with +Zeal from Normal Cows (or anywhere in late Normal) and try the socket recipe (1/6 chance of 4 sockets) or get lucky with a drop in Nightmare. The very first areas of act 1 Nightmare should be the best, because Zeal is a very unlikely staffmod if the item level is higher than 36.
I've experimented with one absolutely "white" (no mods except 50% undead),
which I found in cows. Larzuk gave it 5 sockets.
It seems zeal mod is rare enough, because so far I've got over 10
drops of war scepters with other mods in normal cows .
If the item level is between 25-36 (like in the cow level), then there is a 20% chance that any given +skill on it is a level 12 skill. This drops to 10% at higher item levels.
Best chance to get a level 12 skill is on an ilvl 19-24 item, but those can only get a maximum of 3 sockets.