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BIS belt is without a doubt:
String of ears with
25 res of choice
20 all res
150 armor bonus
20% melee dmg red
For amulet I would say:
Blackthorne's Medal with
40+ All Res or res of choice
And the bleed seems pretty w/e
I would also consider getting a decent version of the pants for the bonus.
for Gloves you want rares with:
also trying to get the natalya's set 2 first set bonus is SO worth it, if you can find acceptable pieces.
For helm you defo want Helm of command:
Res of Choice
And for ring you prob want one justice lantern with ias, and one good natalya's
For boots you can find some very good sage boots, but they look baby blue fyi.
Sacred with 29% block
Res of Choice
For weapon id say:
Socket for 100% crit dmg gem.
This is just what Im aiming for, and I might be stupid for sharing it, upping prices for myself, but meh w/e :)
Edited by Munx#2602 on 6/5/2012 11:34 AM PDT
Some opinions may differ, but from what I have gathered:
Head: Tzo Krin's Gaze/Helm of command/Andariel's Visage/Mempo of Twilight
Chest: Tal Rasha's Guadianship
Belt: String of ears/Angel Hairband (the hairband is questionable)
Offhand: Stormshield atm, but the white+goldtrimmed shield has higher base rolls
Ring: Obsidian ring of the zodiac or (ias/dex/vit/LoH/xres/allres/crit%)
Amulet: Blackthorne's medal/Ouroboros
Wrists: (dex/vit/xres/allres/%melee reduc)
note: this is only setup for the life on hit flavor of the month, but of course, might change.
Edited by supac#1313 on 12/29/2012 4:17 PM PST
Hmm king, have you actually seen any tal rasha chests with acceptable dex/vit ? never see them above 70
from the very limited amount of blackthorne chest i've seen, it looks far superior to tal rasha.
Edited by Munx#2602 on 6/5/2012 11:38 AM PDT
I picked up a holy beacon for the spirit regen and it's got 4% bonus to holy damage and I use wall of light so :)
I'v thought about using IK armor / belt but meh you can normally do better with good rare items then set or uniq items. I was also using frostburns with spirit regen for awhile but I got sick of the rancid stats on them.
Oh and for belt I got a hellcat with spirit regen I picked up the cheapest one that just happened to have vita and dex go figure :)
Edited by Calamity#1271 on 6/5/2012 4:12 PM PDT
a basic algorithm:
every piece should have dex, res all, OWE res, armor, (vit when nothing better can be had). For slots where possible, all items should have IAS, crit%, and crit damage, replacing armor followed by owe resist if there aren't enough affixes. Amulet should have around 600 LoH, ring should have around 300 LoH. Weapon would be >1200 dps dagger with 25% attack speed, ~ 900 LoH, maybe 300 dex/socket/crit damage.
Belt of ears: I'm not sure about this one. To get one without gimp-!@# stats you'll be spending tens of millions, but maybe.
Justice lantern/helm of command: Helm of command with good stats is probably the way to go. I think a rare helm with FoT affix could surpass it. I'm not sold on justice lantern; low ilvl means it has crappy stats and finding one with IAS is a pain (30m+). Actual mitigation provided by block is still somewhat uncertain.
The only set pieces worth considering are blackthornes medal and pants. However, even with the set bonus I think you can find superior rare pants at any cost and at maximum theoretical value. The medal is for all practical purposes BIS but it is "possible" for a rare amulet to be quite a bit better.
Basically, nothing is absolutely certain. Legendaries are supposedly getting a buff, but right now optimal rolled rares $%^- all over them. Realistically, you won't see those items, but scouring the AH from time to time can turn up real gems.
You can't farm specific pieces of gear. You can't even really farm gear for yourself, if you are serious about the game.
Edited by Prozaic#1634 on 6/15/2012 5:11 PM PDT
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