My rune luck isnt exactly known for and to get anything I want I have to invest quite a bit of time and running to aquire it. Managed to use my Countess dropped Ist to make a Delerium for a friend who is now confusing whole screens of monsters with his Strafezon. Was well worth the time spent running and brings both safty to our HC gaming and...a lot of fun when he turns into the little Bone flayer and jabs away at monsters
But the next runeword project is for me and my eyes fell for Obedience as you probably guessed from the thread title. For those who are unsure what it does:
Obedience - 5 Socket Polearms
Hel + Ko + Thul + Eth + Fal
30% Chance To Cast Level 21 Enchant When You Kill An Enemy
40% Faster Hit Recovery
+370% Enhanced Damage
-25% Target Defense
Adds 3-14 Cold Damage 3 Second Duration (Normal)
-25% To Enemy Fire Resistance
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
+200-300 Defense (varies)
+10 To Strength
+10 To Dexterity
All Resistances +20-30 (varies)
The main thought is giving it to my BF-sin since the damage, enchant and crushing blow adds up nicely and thanks to the res avalible it is still a quite safe choice. Oh hell, dont care that much about style but how often do you run around with a big mean polearm with your assassin? Its all about style.
I manage to find and cube the needed runes but currently I am really undecicive on what polearm to go for.
For a BF-sin the speed dont matter (the runeword offer NO ias) nor does the fact if the polearm would be eth or not since BF dont effect item durability. An eth polearm would mean a bunch of more dmg and make it a even better merc weapon if my BF-sin retire.
But if I maybe want to throw this over to a secondary character such as a Meleemancer, barb, charger-paladin, meleezon the speed does matter and it cant be eth.
So got three weapon choices in mind:
Thresher which got -10 in base speed.
Cryptic Axe which got 10 in base speed.
Great Poleaxe which got 0 in base speed.
The Cryptic axe has the highest avg. dmg and along with the -20% req. looks to be the one who demands the least extra points in str/dex (as Thresher got a lot higher dex req and Greater poleaxe got higher str. req.) but of course its slow. Thresher would be hitting faster and easier to hit ias breakpoints with for alternative builds other then the BF-sin. Then the Great Poleaxe is just the middle option between the two...the one I think least about picking but its still there.
Another advantage to the Thresher and Cryptic axe is that their max socket is 5 so could simply use the Larzuk reward to get the right amount of sockets.
So what this whole thread is about is asking you all for an opinion.
Shall I go for an eth weapon and let the weapon be a merc & BF-sin weapon?
Or shall I grab a normal one and have a more adaptable weapon for more situations?
Have about 5 white Cryptic Axes after running "superchests" in Lower kurast and having a weapon rack dropping them about every other 15th run or so. Tempted to socket it and make it right there and then but maybe a Thresher would be better. And if the rack keeps giving me white Cryptics I should be able to get an eth one as well right?
I guess I am just to undecisive but also unpatient. Have possible materials but not sure if I should wait it out to make it "perfect" for what I want.