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    upgrading

    i just have a few questions that i couldn't find answers to.

    how do you upgrade magic items, if possible?

    how do you upgrade unique items, if possible?

    how do you upgrade normal(white or socketed) items, if possible?

    Any help is appreciated. :smiley:




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    You cannot upgrade magical or white/grey items. You can only upgrade rares and uniques. Here are the formulas:
    Quote Originally Posted by Arreat Summit
    1 Ral Rune + 1 Sol Rune + 1 Perfect Emerald + Normal Unique Weapon = Exceptional Version of Weapon
    This formula changes the base item type from the normal to exceptional version. For example an Axe is turned into a Cleaver. This does NOT convert the item to the Exceptional Unique version of the Unique Item. Unique item bonuses remain the same; only the item it's based on is upgraded. This can be used to upgrade Ethereal Items also. They will continue to be Ethereal after they are upgraded. Also if the item is socketed, then jewels or runes and their mods will also remain.

    1 Tal Rune + 1 Shael Rune + 1 Perfect Diamond + Normal Unique Armor = Exceptional Version of Armor
    This formula changes the base item type from the normal to exceptional version. For example Quilted Armor is turned into Ghost Armor. This does NOT convert the item to the Exceptional Unique version of the Unique Item. So you cannot for example use this formula to transform Greyform into The Spirit Shroud. Unique item bonuses remain the same; only the item it's based on is upgraded. This can be used to upgrade Ethereal Items also. They will continue to be Ethereal after they are upgraded. Also if the item is socketed, then jewels or runes and their mods will also remain. Armor refers to any sort of armor, including helms, boots, belts, gloves and shields, not just body armor.

    1 Lum Rune + 1 Pul Rune + 1 Perfect Emerald + Exceptional Unique Weapon = Elite Version of Weapon (Single Player, Ladder Only)
    This formula changes the base item type from the exceptional to elite version. For example a Cleaver is turned into a Small Crescent. This does NOT convert the item to the Elite Unique version of the Exceptional Unique Item. Unique item bonuses remain the same; only the item it's based on is upgraded. This can be used to upgrade Ethereal Items also. They will continue to be Ethereal after they are upgraded. You cannot do this formula unless you are using a Ladder Character. Also if the item is socketed, then jewels or runes and their mods will also remain.

    1 Ko Rune + 1 Lem Rune + 1 Perfect Diamond + Exceptional Unique Armor = Elite Version of Armor (Ladder Only)
    This formula changes the base item type from the exceptional to elite version. For example Ghost Armor is turned into a Dusk Shroud. This does NOT convert the item to the Elite Unique version of the Unique Item. Unique item bonuses remain the same; only the item it's based on is upgraded. This can be used to upgrade Ethereal Items also. They will continue to be Ethereal after they are upgraded. You cannot do this formula unless you are using a Ladder Character. Also if the item is socketed, then jewels or runes and their mods will also remain. Armor refers to any sort of armor, including helms, boots, belts, gloves and shields, not just body armor.

    1 Ort Rune + 1 Amn Rune + 1 Perfect Sapphire + Normal (Basic) Rare Weapon = Exceptional Rare Weapon
    The item type is upgraded.

    1 Ral Rune + 1 Thul Rune + 1 Perfect Amethyst + Normal (Basic) Rare Armor = Exceptional Rare Armor
    The item type is upgraded.

    1 Fal Rune + 1 Um Rune + 1 Perfect Sapphire + Exceptional Rare Weapon = Elite Rare Weapon
    The item type is upgraded.

    1 Ko Rune + 1 Pul Rune + 1 Perfect Amethyst + Exceptional Rare Armor = Elite Rare Armor
    The item type is upgraded.



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    poo, alright thanks




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    I have never been able to get those damn recipes to work :?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Antian
    I have never been able to get those damn recipes to work :?
    Could you be abit more specific? What recipe/s are you trying in particular, and what items are you trying to upgrade?




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    I tried to upgrade some Ghoul Barb (I think?) Claws that are Rare to a higher class but it was a no-go. Maybe I was using the wrong type of item. I've read that FAQ three dozen times and still don't understand how it all works, I guess. :/




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    Or maybe I am confused... OK... Sooo..

    Blue is MAGICAL
    Dark yellow is RARE
    White is either exceptional/elite unique?? I'm lost I guess.




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    Do you remember what base item your Ghoul Barb rare was? It might have already been elite, or if it were normal or exception, you might have used the wrong recipe.

    Blue is magical
    Yellow is rare
    Gold (or dark orange) is unique
    Green is set

    White is a non-magical item.
    Grey can either be an ethereal non-magical item, or a non-magical item with sockets.

    Every item in the game (including rares, magicals, etc, but excluding rings, amulets and charms) use a base item type. These base item types are broken into 3 tiers -> Normal, Exceptional and Elite.

    You can see the categories at http://www.battle.net/diablo2exp/ite...andarmor.shtml




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    Re: upgrading

    Wow so hot ^^^^



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