I thought I read somewhere that blessed hammer almost never rolls on a scepter, but I can't remember where. It said something about the scepter having to fail like 3 other rolls or something like that. This being said, I found one in a hell cows game. +2 blessed hammer +1 Conviction and 5 sockets. Does anyone know if this would be worth anything to a hammerdin? it just missed the sockets for HotO, which would have been EPIC! Any info would be really helpful.
The only scenario I can see where a scepter would be better than HoTO for a hammerdin is when the scepter spawns with +2 pallyskills, +3 concentration and +3 blessed hammer all in one item.
Such scepter if magical could also get up to 2 sockets from larzuk, which would in turn allow you to put some resists jewels, making it a lot better compared to HoTO (lower resists but +5 to relevant skills) but it would be also extremely expensive.
FYI, you can't make Hoto on a scepter, but if you found a white scepter with +3 blessed hammer and +3 concentration you could still make a Cta out of it and get +4 to your relevant skills. not worth it imo.