I recently saw a cta built in a mace type weapon with +1 to HS selling for a lot. I am under the impression that it is for the prebuff of an extra +skill in HS. My question is, why would this be feasible?
+1 HS CTA + spirit = +3 HS
+3 hoto + hoz/spirit = More than +3 HS
Why prebuff with the +1 HS CTA? What am I missing here?
What you are missing is this: Certain dueling leagues or clubs allow you to prebuff with only what you character is wearing ,without any visits to the stash. This particular cta allows a person to boost his life and prebuff his holy shield at the same time without having to choose eg between a cta and an astreon's +4 combat skills.+3 HS scepters are extremely expensive,it is almost grotesque.
also, a +1 HS cta has +1 HS +1 All skills, aka +2 HS total, but yes, it's not equal to a hoto. But, if you get a +3 HS cta, you get +3 HS +1 All and then +2 All from spirit, making it total +3 All +3 HS, total +6 HS.