Kurtulmak’s Chosen (40 Ranger) Sept 5, 2010 21:57:22 GMT
Post by tyranlthixis on Sept 5, 2010 21:57:22 GMT
There are many ways to gearing your character. It often depends where you are adventuring. If you are new, you're not going to put together an all encompassing gear set. Randomize gear also makes a few things possible that did not used to be.
For example, here is a gear set I use for Oreo McFlurry back when I used to be able to help with Lolth and Immortal runs.
Lichtheid's Lancet x 2 (Dust bone Kukris)
Ssithrax battle garb (+18 AC light armor)
Nature's Writhing waistband (belt, ranger slots)
Bracers of the immortal (gloves, bigsbys + strength)
Sylvan Diadem (helmet, ranger slots)
Beldoin's spellturner (ammny, covers divine and magic resists)
Lolth's mortal coil (cloak, harm and general immunities)
Screaming Heels (boots, covers sonic and dexterity)
The above gear set does not cover all stats. It does also not cover most elemental resists. It is good enough for lolth and immortal How I cope with the lack of elemental immunes is to pair two immunity rings together that are suitable for the area, so you can do things like get 100% against fire when hitting balors.
An alternative would be to forget about ranger slots and just go with a better overall gear set up or to get lucky and have piece of gear that allows you to to more with your setup.
For example, if you were to get an added property on your Nature's writhing waistband that added +6 dexterity you could use a dex augmenter and cover dexterity with your belt slot. Alternatively you could have the strength on you waistband increased to +12 and then use something like the legendary bracers of resilience to cover your elemental immunity instead of having to wear immortal gloves for the added strength.
In most gear setups you will need elemental resists (/25-30 fire etc), exotic resists (/15 magic etc), immunites (level drain, mind etc), and stats (strength, dex, wisdom, and others if you can get them). You will also want ranger spell slots.
Useful gear that can make your set up more flexible
Mageblight series (light armor versions) - minimally covers elemental resists and is a good first armor (random rare)
Psi actuator - Discipline and +6 to all stats, allows gear flexibility
Tempest of blood - UR belt, covers dex and strength
Ectoplasmic weave (thid set), parsons preserver (UR), lokis loop (UR) (cover exotic resists on a cloak item)
Lich king ammy (UR) - covers all resists
Clasps of the forewarned (rare) - decent armor AC, covers basic immunities and can be used pre 40
The phylactery of Aztri Voca (pyramid ammy, gives high elemental resist and some stats
Boots of the bastion - covers elemental resists
Elemental crown(helmet) - covers elemental resists and poison immunity
UR boots, Screaming Heels (sonic/dex), Cold feet (cold/wis), Searing tongue (acid/int), coalwalkers (fire/str), flashfoot (ele/char) - use these to cover the "main" elemental kickback of the area with a rare ring, for example you can pair cold feet up with an electric/cold ring and have a free ring slot for mords protection for a smooth ssithrax run, or coalwalkers with an fire/cold ring and use the other ring slot to cover cold/magic for a pain free dustbone run