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    Just started HC should I skip crafting for now?

    Hello All,

    I just started HC and had a question about crafting. Should I skip crafting until i get a bit more established? It takes a decent amount of gold to level crafting. Am I better off vendoring my blues for now to buy weapons, a socketed helm, and the best ruby I can afford from the AH. Then level crafting after I hit 60? What do you guys think?

    First HC barb died at level 15 on MP3, two poison dropping trees and a bunch of goat men trapped me in a corner. Started the second barb right after.

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    Re: Just started HC should I skip crafting for now?

    Definitely yes in my opinion. crafting other than the new recipes suck. When you hit 60 you might want to accumulate a little gold before trying it as you can spend millions without making something remotely decent. I have spent more than 20m crafting and only have around 5 pieces of gear that are upgrades. Shoulders of Vitality were the first thing i crafted.

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    Re: Just started HC should I skip crafting for now?

    It is usually cheaper to forgo leveling anything the 1st time through HC unless you are going self found/iron born. At 60 you can sell tomes, gems, and find more than enough gold to level your blacksmith & jeweler. Vendor blues unless they are high tri stat rings or ammies and sell any yellow with main stat & vit and weapons if they have those and sockets. The nice thing about HC is the leveling market is ripe with buyers so with a bit of luck and Auction House FU you should be sitting on a couple mill by the time you hit 60 and be ready for inferno.

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    Re: Just started HC should I skip crafting for now?

    Since you indicated you are using the Ah then the answer is yes, Skip crafting for now.

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    Re: Just started HC should I skip crafting for now?

    When i level my characters i usually stop at some areas to run them a few times. like crypt of the ancients. increase the MP as you feel secure and you can easily go from 8 to 15 there and progress from there with socketed items. A2 i just run through til i get to vault of the assassins and to the same there until level 25 when i usually get laze and have a friend kill diablo so i can go to NM.

    I would not recommend this the first time around though. When i first started i played the first 2-3 toons all the way through and from time to time glimpsed at the benchmarks in the sticky.

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    Re: Just started HC should I skip crafting for now?

    If using the auction house, salvaging and selling the mats (at least in Normal) will yield more gold.

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