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Question on CTA HS prebuff

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by terpfan, Mar 15, 2006. | Replies: 12 | Views: 1134

  1. terpfan

    terpfan IncGamers Member

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    Question on CTA HS prebuff

    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?

    Compare:
    +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?
     
  2. xtc

    xtc IncGamers Member

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    The Septer mace can come with many pally skills. It can be found with +3HS and 5 Sockets = Great CTA for pally.
     
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    kingdryland IncGamers Member

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    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.
     
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    terpfan IncGamers Member

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    I understand. But this particular one was just +1, yet still sold for an insane amount (to me at least). Even if it were +3, it would still only equal the hoto.

    EDIT: kingdryland, your answer makes sense, I hadn't thought about dueling leagues. It's still amazing to me that +1 would sell for that much (+3 I can understand..)
     
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    gorash IncGamers Member

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    any +HS ctas will be sold for a fair amount, but +3 will cost a arm and a leg.
    this is an item that is not normally spawn'd by the servers.
     
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    terpfan IncGamers Member

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    So in essence, part of the pricing actually has to do with the rarity of spawning the +HS mod?
     
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    kingdryland IncGamers Member

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    There are various threads in statistics forum. HS mod is not supposed to be found on a scepter,make a search.
     
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    Ce Olba Banned

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    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.
     
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    xtc IncGamers Member

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    Doesn't cta add +1 skill anyway?
     
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    Yes, so really, a scepter with +1 to certain pal skills won't help that much after all. And they are too expensive. Just make CTA in crystal sword.
     
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    jake007 IncGamers Member

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    I'm the holder of the that CTA, if you're talking about the Europe ScL realm. I didn't sell it.

    It's rare and will not spawn normally.

    Practical uses, well, I'm not sure if there's any. Astreon does the job in prebuffing.

    If you don't fancy prebuffing though, it might be worthwhile on a smiter (Can't imagine any smiter carrying a HoTo)

    Might also serve a use on mage builds, where the player does not want to waste a point in Holy Shield
     
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    terpfan IncGamers Member

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    I'm on east scladder. THe one I saw only didn't have the other +skills that yours has. Yours is nicer, lol.
     
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    jake007 IncGamers Member

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    Just out of my curiousity, how much did that CTA on east SCLaadder went for?
     

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