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Easy colored weapons

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Fridgster, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Fridgster

    Fridgster Lore Master
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    So I decided to get a few DC hammers to play with today (40 or so). I decided to use reforging on a few weapons. Using powerful reforging, exquisite/quality, and towering/aegis I have found that I am pulling dozens of elemental weapons that can be enhanced to mostly 80 - 20 weapons but also alot of 100%. So if you are looking for some elemental weapons, I suggest getting a few DC hammers and going to town!!
     
  2. Basara

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    Here's a trick to keep in mind.

    Since the change to where elemental damage doesn't count as a property (and is added in addition to runic properties), it means any existing weapons of color with ONLY elemental damage (and made of base materials) are technically non-magical weapons.

    Leftovers from before then made with runics, and ANY new LOOTED (including SOS & T-chest items) items that have ONLY elemental damage, can be reforged.

    So, if you have, say, a 100% Poison weapon with no other properties, you can reforge it.
     
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  3. Xalan Dementia

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    Nice tip! been wanting to find a better way to get the 100% weapons i need.
     
  4. Fridgster

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    Yeap! I noticed that when I was reforging as well. The elemental properties from reforging do not count as a mod either for imbuing. I usually end up with a 80-20 weap + 30% HLA with the settings above. Nice start to a weapon if I do say so myself!
     
  5. popps

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    So, let me see if I understood this well, 100% Elemental weapons with no other properties which can now be reforged do currently still spawn ? Anywhere or just on some specific corpses/chests ?

    Thanks.
     
  6. Basara

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    I've got them from SOS chests, Paragon Chests, T-map chests, and off the corpses of kills ranging from lizardmen to dragons. So, pretty much anywhere except from crafting.
     
  7. Obsidian

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    Poo has a good post on the craftsman forum. It is focused on creating 100% poison weapons, but it is the same concept.

    Unlike old runic crafting where it is possible you can get the max value with every hammer, it is not that way with reforging. I need to make a chart but DC won't get values as high as a high-level gold+ hammer. I found the sweet spot for getting Exquiste/of Quality weapons with high elemental damage worked best with Shadow Runic Hammers. I'd recommend you test this out on TC.
     
  8. silent

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    The higher the runic the more likely you'll get unwanted mods. so depending on what elemental you're looking for use the lowest runic possible.

    Copper runic for 100% chance for any elemental including chaos. Also needed to get 80/20 split
    Shadow runic I have not seen a 100% yet, mostly 60/40 - 70/30 and rarely 80/20
    Dull copper runic I have not seen any 100%, 60/40 or below is typical

    60/40 is minimum required to enhance 100% fire with bronze ingots
    70/30 is minimum required to enhance 100% cold with agapite ingots
    80/20 is minimum required to enhance 100% energy with copper ingots (going from memory i think copper)
    Chaos or poison cannot be enhanced to 100%, although some have reported the rare occurrence of being able to bump poison to 100%
     
  9. Myphsar

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    minimum for 100% cold is 80/20, as shadow only adds 20% cold
     
  10. Fridgster

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    I've hit 100 poison on a 70-30 reforged item (enhanced with verite). Sometimes though you get a 90-10 split and about 50% of the time it kills the item. The reason I've been using DC's is because they only drop one other mod. I have enough bod's to get a few hundred Sh runics so I'll test them next.
     
  11. silent

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    Updated with agapite instead of shadow, I believe cold gets added before energy correct?
     
  12. Basara

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    You are correct...

    poison is last in the order, and energy is next to last. I forget whether fire or cold is applied first, if you enhance with Valorite.
     
  13. arkanos

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    Well, I will try to beleive this but.... how on earth???? If you enhance with verite, poison will always be added after energy. So how do you do this?

    Also about your OP: I have to disagree. After countless tries on TC with DC hammers I don´t see any difference in coloured weapon % (compared to the old runic crafting). It is around 10% (I did 500 weapons and ended up with 46 partly elemental weapons). This is more or less the same than with normal runic crafting (3 to 5 per 50 charge DC hammer).
    On top of it, all of the wepons with elemental damage came out 50/50 (a few 60/40) which is not enough if you are going for 100% weapons (only fire).
    If I use a higher level runic the chance of unwanted mods is even higher than with classic runic crafting (where I would always use a DC hammer if I go for elemental damage weaps).
    So, I don´t see any reason why anyone would pick reforging for elemental damage weapons over the old way (unless you are going for less than 100% maybe).

    Hephaistos of Europa
     
  14. PlayerSkillFTW

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    Made a 100% Poison Damage Exceptional Kryss last week when just crafting with a DC Runic Hammer. I used a Whetstone of Enervation on it to get rid of the 40% DI, then Powdered it up to 255 Dur, and imbued it with -20 Mage Wep/40% HLD/5% HCI/30% SSI/UBWS. Perfect training weapon.
     
  15. Fridgster

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    Mmmm I'll be honest, the previous way that I collected 100% weapons was via mob kills. So I'm going to go get some more DC hammers and compare my results. I'll post them here (I'll do 44 hammers just using the old method without reforging)
     
  16. Lucky Luke

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    For the first time i've been experimenting with crafting 100% elemental weapons. On Test Center i have been playing around with shadow runics & copper runics. With shadow runics i always had to enhance in order to get to 100%, with copper sometimes i'd get 100% through crafting.

    Now on my shard i just crafted a war axe with 100% cold using a shadow runic. Of course with iron ingots... Didn't have to enhance.
     
  17. Smoot

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    you cant do this anymore. was changed in a patch a year or so ago.

    sorry didnt realize this is necroed thread, and when you posted you could still do this.
     
  18. Obsidian

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    You can get a 100% elemental damage using a Shadow Runic reforging with exquisite/ of quality and Powerful reforge.
     
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  19. Lucky Luke

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    Ok just wanted to confirm. Hard to keep track of what is current and outdated sometimes for newbies in crafting ;)

    Is it possible to craft a 100% elemental war axe with overcapped hml to 100% using a shadow runic? If so, odds are probably very slim to land both at same time?
     
  20. CovenantX

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    No, you may be able to get it with a bronze hammer.

    I never had an over-capped mana leech weapon from a shadow hammer either though, I get them from copper hammers.
     
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  21. Smoot

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    ive gotten some 90percent 100 mana leech with bronze, but it is very very rare. very rare.
     
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