It will be a nice piece of aspirational gear for sorcs- will also be good to see more sorcs w/ staffs. by Al-T Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:53 pm, Post interesting comparison, but this staff w/ staff mods is hands down more godly than 2x spirit. What about adding something similar to Ormus robes and Rainbow Facets to Obsession? Im not suggesting nerfing Spirit, but for a Runeword using Zod it really needs to be able to compete against x2 TalThulOrtAmn. I still stand by my original post in that I think some tweaks and not pretending that Spirit is OP and needs to be taken into consideration otherwise itll just end up being BIS with several other alternative weapons. Information and updates for the Zy-El mod. Increase Maximum Life 15-25% (varies)
This whole 2.4 is a giant let down. Well, I guess this is kind of a general D2 question, but it seems like people here would be more likely to know as the property is on a few of the minor celeb item charms. A total of +5 skills instead of +4 would definitely make the staff worth it. I love Spirit in all of its overpowered-for-its-runes glory. Diablo II Legacy Modding and Discussion, The Fury Within: Ancients & Awakening, http://diablo2.diablowiki.net/Guide:The _by_Bkelly, Any necromancer spell that does Magic Damage that an enemy may be carrying, Succubus Bolts, including Blood Star initial damage (minus the HP drain). Regenerate Mana 15-30% (varies) And I bet every single bowa zon and bvc think its a great idea too lol. +10 To Energy +178-224 To Mana (varies) by taosk8r Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:36 am, Post +10 To Vitality Thats a good point I didnt consider! -3-5% to Enemy Resistance (varies) This will become a great item that increases the value of Zod, which I believe is the sole purpose of this runeword. Spirit should be nerfed just a little though. This item should be top tier because of the use of Zod which should be a top tier rune. Its a good runeword, but currently it wont really be used and if it is, its only for niche style points. +500 Defense vs. Missiles Obsession has a few perks, but ultimately I dont think it makes it stand above the others for making Zod worthy of its rune number. 75% Extra Gold from Monsters To require a Zod and a Ist rune and a ridiculous luck on getting the right staff mod for this feels a bit lack luster. Post by Hellwolf_36 Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:28 pm. Lightning Resist +35% I feel like its going to be treated just like Mang Songs Lesson. +60% Faster Hit Recovery Fair point, 100 fewer points into str plus the life boost on the staff still feels like it needs to be stronger though to justify the rune, or use a lower rune. All Resistances +60-70 (varies) Im happy to see Cham getting used in more things.
I have a simular core diablo 2 question about poison reduction. +75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds Yep I was thinking exactly the same thing w.r.t. 24% Chance to cast level 10 Weaken when struck 2x spirit. Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage One hidden bonus of the Obsession runeword is that you dont need to put a bunch of points into Strength (for wearing a Monarch), so your HP will be higher. Your observations may balance that bit out, which leaves the need for still needing something extra to make its value match.
One silver lining is that Staves have Staff mods so you can make this in a base that has something like +3/+3/+3 for skills that you care about. Attacker Takes Damage of 14, Indestructible Or even adding a blocking chance. Knockback +65% Faster Cast Rate +10-15% To Skill Damage (varies) But Im with you. Sadly.
because then itd be great and insanely end game. 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items. Adds 3-14 Cold Damage 3 Second Duration (Normal) The fact you dont get a shield, which means you lose defense (armor, blocking, etc) means it should at least an equivalent amount of -defense and give some +offense. Putting it in a runeword for sorc makes sense as it is the most used class, but they are just getting close to making this great. 7% Life Stolen Per Hit
Thats not even getting into other Spirit Shield + weapon slot combos, but I dont see Obsession winning out against a lot of those either. Similar to how White works. I get knocked down but I get up again, you're never gonna keep me down! You get +7 skills, more life, more mana more stats into vit/engery, But only the rich gets the right base and the right base will be more value than 20 zods. But theres a reason most trade values put Cham and Zod as worth about a few Ists I dont see Obsession making Zod stand out much more than it already does. +50-70% Faster Cast Rate (varies) Given the same scenario, White runeword on requires 2 low-mid runes that has a potential to be a end game gear. by taosk8r Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:08 am, Post I think the main purpose of Obsession is to increase the value of Zod. I would throw on some mana (because you need some) and / or life to synergize with the +% life and then you have a runeword people actually WANT. +3 primary damage skill (lightning/blizzard etc) /+3 mastery may generate the same amount of damage as escuta + spirit. Or even a small amount of -5-10% enemy resistance. So Zod wont be desired. Poison Resist +35% I think an easy and simple way to make this runeword better is to just give it +5 skills, then with staff mods, you can hit +8, I dont think it gets higher than that. another failed attempt by developers, who still dont understand players. Any other suggestions? One of the reasons I suggested the random element was with that in mind. +4 To All Skills Yeah. by wolfwing Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:32 am, Post Cold Resist +35% I dont see anyone fighting over Zod runes for this. bone spirit, spear (which is considerably more rare than lightning and the others), right? It works the same way in Zy-El as it does in the "vanilla" game and it's why it is a much sought after attribute in both: So.. just to make sure I'm understanding correctly, it'll only work on stuff that does the white 'magic' damage type -i.e. I want to say that Double Spirit is just about as good as Obsession is. +44 To Vitality I thinke that runeword will be top tier for sorcs with the right base. Sorcs are not strong enough. Something like +3 Blizzard / +3 Cold Mastery / +3 whatever else would be pretty neat. by taosk8r Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:04 pm, Post +110% Faster Hit Recovery It. +4 To All Skills