I played D2 back when it first came out but left around the time LoD came out. Now I'm back and I've been trying to get caught up with the new items but when I find a jewel or charm, I'm never sure if it's worth anything or not. I know MF sc are valuable, especially if they have another mod on them. Can someone give me a quick breakdown of some mods to look for and their approximate vaules for charms and jewels? Thanks.
that's a tough question. I guess it depends upon what someone else wants? are you looking for these items as trade bait? IAS (increased attack speed), enchanced defense, max damage, resistances all worth looking at.
For me in hard core I love the resistance small charms. of course I don't find very many. Then again I hear you can cube the jewles and charms, though I haven't done that, so I can't commnet on that.
If I was 2 strength away from using a certain item (armor, sword, whatever) I can tell you a +2 to strength small charm would be very valuable to me. So your question is somewhat subjective.
If you want you can check some of the internet D2 selling sites to see what various items are seeling for (d2items, d2pair and I don't know what others). That should give you a value of what you got.
The saught after:
the good mf sc (6-7%)
good life/mana sc (17-20?)
resist all charms, and the good single resist SC
for melee charecters, a good poison charm (100pd on sc, 175 on lc (?))
to see actual ranges, look at the charm page on this site. Anything at the top of the ranges are good, and supposedly price diminishes quickly as they become less "perfect"
Others i use:
str and dex to equip
i like the + elemental damage
lesser +life, mana, resists, AR
+enhanced damage, +max damage, or both. some that are level 9 requirement or less are very valuable for duelling. the perfect jewel for level 9 duellers is a 20% ED with +9 max damage. Also if the ED is 30% or above.
+resist all, preferrably +15 resist all with other mods. +increased attack speed. This can be combined with Enhanced Damage. Those would be VERY valuable.
Charms: Grand Charms with +10 max damage or higher, Grand charms that give +1 to a skill tab, Large Charms with +5 Strength or Dexterity (usually only valuable in bulk), small charms with 7% Magic Find, small charms that have 100 poison damage or greater (383 is the max I think), small charms with +20 life, small charms with max damage (sometimes referred to as 3/20/20 for +3max, 20 AR, 20 life), small charms with +5 resist all, small charms with +11 to a single resist and another good mod, like +15-20 life.
This is a partial list. You never know what people can be in need of.