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Is there a way to increase the defense of a wolf head?

Discussion in 'Diablo 1 & 2' started by Eyebreaker7, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Eyebreaker7

    Eyebreaker7 Someone clean my litter box ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    I have a very nice wolf head of balance. It has:

    defense of 10
    +10% faster hit recovery
    +3 to werebear
    +1 to lycanthropy
    +3 to werewolf


    It also has 2 sockets that I put into it. Is there a way to increase the defense of it besides El runes?

    I don't plan on running through Hell mode so the really high end stuff, if any, won't do me any good.
     
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    the following horadric cube recipes might help - i'm unsure if a helmet also counts as a piece of armor, or if they wil only work on body armor, you'll just have to try.

    1 Ort Rune + 1 Amn Rune + 1 Perfect Sapphire + Normal (Basic) Rare Weapon = Exceptional Rare Weapon
    The item type is upgraded.

    1 Ko Rune + 1 Pul Rune + 1 Perfect Amethyst + Exceptional Rare Armor = Elite Rare Armor
    The item type is upgraded.

    otherwise, editing the item in a 3rd party program like hero editor is the only other way i know of.
     
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    Eyebreaker7 Someone clean my litter box ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    The armor recipe didn't work so I'll have to poke around in the hero editor and see if I can figure it out. :thanks:
     
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    I'm guessing based on its name and the fact that you could put two sockets in it that the helmet you have is a regular magic one (blue colored) rather than a rare (yellow) or unique (gold-ish). If so, there are no recipes to upgrade from normal to exceptional or from exceptional to unique. The cube recipes only work for rares or uniques in that regard.
     
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    ah, right you are - i completely disregarded the name and assumed it was a rare.
    afaik there is no way to turn a magic item into a rare in-game though, at least not while keeping the same mods on it it has now.
     
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