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Sorting Out Shame Loot

Discussion in 'UHall' started by GalenKnighthawke, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    Hey everyone.

    So far, for sorting out the good from the bad in Shame loot, I've just been applying normal standards for loot, and ignoring the designation. (I ignore "major artifact" "medium magic item" or whatever the description is.)

    Normal standards for loot in this instance refers to number of properties, intensity, and, of course, how well the properties work together. I figure, if it looks valuable/useful to me, it might seem so to someone else, and thus is a potentially sellable piece.

    For example, last night I found a chest piece with bad resists, but with 20 LRC, 10 LMC, and some MR. A good alternative, perhaps, to the Rune Beetle Carapace.

    Does this make sense to everyone?

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  2. G.v.P

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    Generally what you should pay attention to are prefix and suffix titles rather than the bottom line (whether it's an arty or not). That's how you get armor with 90 total resists or the items with the tightness regens. Sucks when you get an item without a prefix/suffix. For example, I had a pair of ringmail legs w/ 3/18/21/25/23 resists and 20 Reflect Physical. Can't repair them but they aren't cursed or brittle. Not sure if that means I can add powder, but I enhanced them w/ Dull Copper and now they have 225 durability, 9/18/21/25/23 (96). Greater Magic Item FTW. Enhance FTW? But yeah, most of the legendary arties are pretty worthless. Battle Lust might save some of them but a lack of DI/SSI on most of the weapons makes them crap and a lack of resists on the armor make them crap...relic fodder. Which, BTW, ends the relic grind. Wohoo! I get relic-loot off wind eles.
     
  3. Cetric

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    I disagree GVP. sometimes the junkiest loot can be the best.

    If you find a lesser magic item bracelet, but it has just 5ssi, you cant tell me that isn't valuable.

    For instance i looted a ring with just 30ep, a mace with just 110 luck, and a shield that has 110 luck and the room to imbue spell channeling. so anything with a single very high and desirable mod will be wonderful.
     
  4. G.v.P

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    True, but we're talking about loot that can end up with one mod at over 400 intensity. Like MR 9 is 450 alone. If I can imbue the item I feel like I can do better most the time. Not to say I wouldn't hold on to a niche FCR 4 ring or the like ;) (especially given the jewelry intensity rules).
     
  5. arkanos

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    erm, I just found a lesser brace with 10 SSI and the downside being -100 luck which - I have started a thread about this on the crafters forum - can be turned into positive luck if the item has imbuing room left.

    Also would like to add that a lot of things that should not unravel to relics do now (not that relics will be worth much in a couple of days but if you need them for crafting - they are easily obtainable).

    Hephaistos of Europa
     
  6. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    Oh my.

    And on, say, an Animal Tamer, the lack of ability to insure or PoF or even to repair that matters a lot less....

    -Galen's player
     
  7. Cetric

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    this didn't even have a negative brittle or anything

    was something like:

    1mr
    110luck
    5hci
    durability

    I'm really jealous of a shield a guildy got last night though, and it was i think a "lesser artifact"

    was i think..

    25 soul charge
    reactive paralyze
    5hci
    10dci
    30 damage increase
    -100 luck
     
  8. G.v.P

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    I used these on a HPR 14 mage weapon suit to train up a newb mage on Origin. Otherwise, kinda awkward, haha. SDI. Necro? So I definitely feel ya as far as single-mods go. I'm just waiting to get my 25 LRC 10 LMC legendary non-cursed items, hahaha. Not sure what has changed since revert though. Spear was a legendary, -20m w/ 20 DCI.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Cetric

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    Nice, not sure why spell damage increase always follows damage increase around. kinda ruins those nice dexer pieces
     
  10. Shelleybean

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    The single property items are mostly what I am after. I also looted a ring with 30 ep and no other properties, but items like that are scarce. I really like the new loot. :)
     
  11. Fridgster

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    Major magic items have some nice mods on them sometimes:

    Leather Sleeves of Sorcery
    Cursed
    Can Not Be Repaired
    Intel Bonus: 4
    Mana Increase: 10
    LMC 10%
    7/4/3/18/18
    Dura: 150

    Kinda resembles a runebeetle carapace for your arms stat wise

    Now can I powder these to 255?

    On a side note I'm pulling 3-5 lesser artifacts level loot and up for every eternal gazer I kill. Running ~2500 luck and in tram
     
  12. Mirt

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    I am so far hauling it all out. I am not sure if I will even be keeping 1/3 of it but I am planning at least on unraveling all that I don't want. I am also going to hold onto something’s that I might otherwise unravel based on those text strings. Yes I know it may not come to pass but it may so heck why not hold onto it.
     
  13. That is what's so nice about the first couple levels in Shame - it's possible to find some a few really nice one property items there. I haven't found anything like that on level 5.
     
  14. Eddie123

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    i got a buckler with

    str 5
    -100 luck
    hci 4
    dci 15
    fc 1
    ssi 5%
    poison resist 1
    lesser artifact
     
  15. GalenKnighthawke

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    Oh my.

    -Galen's player