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Need socket help....

rev129

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Need socket help....

Where is the best place to find a poleaxe or spear that I can use the socket quest to get 4 sockets so I can make Insight? I'm currently in A1 NM.
 

Iz-GOod

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If I remember correctly, the number of sockets an item can have is directly dependant on its ilvl. This means even if you use the socket quest on let's say a short sword you got in The Den in Normal Difficulty, you'll most likely get one socket. If you need 4 or 5 sockets (whichever it is) on your spear, you might have to wait a bit, I don't know if A1NM items have a high enough ilvl.

I'm sure you can find the answer here on dii.net
 

MoonUnit

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Well the easiest to get 4 sok in is either a uhh Voulge, Bill, or Colossus Voulge. However you could try to roll 4 sok w/ cube in cryptic and others.

EDIT: still wondering why yer member name is yellow lol.
 

SirDooFuss

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rev129 said:
rune Wizard tells me I need: Ral-Tir-Tal-Sol

Is this not correct?

It's correct.

Insight is 4, Obedience is 5.

I've found the best place for sockets/socketable items is Hell Cows.

HOWEVER!!!!
You cannot make Insight from a SPEAR! Only Polearms and Staves.:surprise:
 

SalivaMonster

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Get a white partizan/bill from Normal Act5, you can be sure to get 4 socket from Larzuk.

BTW insight work only on staff and polearm, so don't waste your rune on spear.

edit:

Upstairs: Thats why he said "almost correct". Its correct as far as insight is concern.
 
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The circlet type headgear values are off. I believe there might be a problem with some wands too. Ancient Shields are listed twice. The first listing is correct.
 

bipolar

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SirDooFuss said:
It's correct.

Insight is 4, Obedience is 5.

I've found the best place for sockets/socketable items is Hell Cows.

HOWEVER!!!!
You cannot make Insight from a SPEAR! Only Polearms and Staves.:surprise:

Same holds true for Infinity. I only wish I had known that sooner =\
 

MickRaider

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thegiantturtle said:
The circlet type headgear values are off. I believe there might be a problem with some wands too. Ancient Shields are listed twice. The first listing is correct.
It's probably from 1.09 when circlets could only have 1 socket.
 

SirDooFuss

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bipolar said:
Same holds true for Infinity. I only wish I had known that sooner =\

Tough lesson Bipolar, but a nasty trick by Bliz. Perfectly reasonable to think you can make a runeword like Infinity/obedience/insight out or a spear, but noooOOOoooooo!
 

MickRaider

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SirDooFuss said:
Just pick them all up and check them. Even in hell I find one socket crystal swords. :lol:
Ok well that didn't help, maybe I should specify to avoid captain obvious answers.

What act/difficulty will I be in when ilvl 25-39 drops. ilvl is based on mlvl and not clvl iirc?
 

triple_ultima

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SirDooFuss said:
Tough lesson Bipolar, but a nasty trick by Bliz. Perfectly reasonable to think you can make a runeword like Infinity/obedience/insight out or a spear, but noooOOOoooooo!

Darn you Blizzard, making us read things!
 

bipolar

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MickRaider said:
Ok well that didn't help, maybe I should specify to avoid captain obvious answers.

What act/difficulty will I be in when ilvl 25-39 drops. ilvl is based on mlvl and not clvl iirc?
You are correct re: ilvl = mlvl.
IIRC, Norm Baal is ilvl 40, so I'd guess all of A5 norm and up.