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I'm looking to get some jewels to help my level 9 VLLD build.
What would I want to reroll gems with, a high level character, or the level 9, or even a level 1?
I assume you would use this formula
3 Perfect Gems (of any type) + 1 Magic Item = 1 New Random Magic Item of the Same Type
When it says ilvl = ilvl does that mean I have to start with level 9 jewel in order to get level 9 jewel? If thats the case, then Character level will have no effect, right?
Figured I would ask :\ Thanks
Yep, ilvl = ilvl (item level) means the ilvl doesn't change when you use the recipe. The required level depends on the affix level (alvl) though, so the level requirement will/could change when you reroll a jewel, since you'll get a different affix. The jewel's ilvl depends on where you first found it. What affixes it can get depends on the ilvl. Nothing here is dependant on the character level.
So... If I get a jewel from a carver outside of act 1 town, and say its level 13 with an ilvl of 9. If I reroll it I can get 9 depending upon the affix or lack thereof?
Forgive me if these questions are really stupid; the most crafting I've ever done was making a prismatic amulet :\
The affixes don't decide about the ilvl, it's the level of the monster which dropped it. Also, the ilvl goes into a formula for affix level calculation, together with the base qlvl of the base item. However, for jewels (as well as rings and amulets), the base qlvl is only 1, so it won't change the affix level, i.e. the affix level is identical to the ilvl in this case. The exact formula can be found somewhere in this forum, search for "affix level generation" or so. It's irrelevant for jewels, as said, but for other items it isn't.
I would rather get LLD jewels in crowded areas of normal act 1 or just anywhere in normal, including cows, that will probably be more effective than collecting triples of flawless gems... and apart from jewels, you can also find nice other LLD gear.
Link to affix calculation page (http://diablo3.ingame.de/spiel/expansion/itemdb/affix_index.php?lang=en&version=lod&patch=111)
The item level requirement is maximum from 75% of highest affix level / base item level requirements. Jewel itself dont have any level req, so it's 75% of highest affix.
This means that jewel with ilvl 12 will guarantee max lvl 9 requirement.
Where to find such jewel? The item ilvl is equal to mlvl and regular mlvl = alvl (it's alvl + 2 for champions and alvl + 3 for uinique monsters). You can check the alvl list here (http://diablo2.diablowiki.net/Area_Level). Seeing this you should hunt for jewel dropped from regular monster in Outer Cloister or Barracks.
If you can come by tons of pgems to reroll jewels, knock yourself out. But as krischan said, it'd be more effective to find LLD jewels in normal. Normal cows is a good area simply for its monster density despite the higher alvl.
I'd focus more on rare jewels since you can get up to 4 affixes. Normal Andariel is great for this because of her glitched drop. You can also use the 6 pskull recipe to reroll any rare jewels you may find.
6 Perfect Skulls + 1 Rare Item = 1 Random Low Quality Rare Item of the same type
You can use this formula to get another chance at a Rare Item of the same type. ilvl = int(.4 * clvl) + int(.4 * ilvl) Player level matters. This formula will not work on items larger than 3x2.
If you're looking for a rusty prefix (for 20% ed), you'll need ilvl = 13
If not, go with ilvl = 12
According to the formula, you'll need a level 20-22 character for the ilvl of the rare jewel to stabilize at either ilvl 12 or 13. To stabilize at ilvl 12, start with a jewel of ilvl 12 or less. To stabilize at ilvl 13, start with a jewel of ilvl 13 or greater.
For example, you start with a rare jewel ilvl = 30. Using the 6 p skull recipe with a level 20 character you end up with
Roll 1: ilvl = 20.
Roll 2: ilvl = 16
Roll 3: ilvl = 14
Roll 4: ilvl = 13
Roll 5: ilvl = 13
Roll 6: ilvl = 13
and so forth.
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