Diablo 2 Resurrected Unique Headgears

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Biggin’s Bonnet

17-19 Defense, 12 Durability, Item Level: 4, C-LVL Req: 3, +15 to Life, +30 to Attack Rating, +30% Enhanced Damage, +15 to Mana, +14 Defense.

Tarnhelm

8-11 Defense, 18 Durability, 15 Str Required, Item Level: 20, C-LVL Req: 15, +1 to all Skill Levels, +25-50% Better Chance of Getting Magical Items, +75% Extra Gold from Monsters.

Coif of Glory

25-28 Defense, 24 Durability, 26 Str Required, D2 Resurrected Item Level: 19, C-LVL Req: 14, Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 7, Hit Blinds Target +1, Lightning Resist +15%, +100 Defense vs. Missiles, +10 Defense.

Duskdeep

45-60 Defense, 30 Durability, 41 Str Required, Item Level: 23, C-LVL Req: 17, -2 to Light Radius, All Resistances +15, Physical Damage Taken Reduced by 7, +8 Maximum Damage, +10-20 Defense, +30-50% Enhanced Defense.

The Face of Horror

34-52 Defense, 20 Durability, 23 Str Required, Item Level: 27, C-LVL Req: 20, Hit Causes Monster to Flee 50%, +20 to Strength, All Resistances +10, +50% Damage Against Undead, +25 Defense.

Wormskull

33-36 Defense, 40 Durability, 25 Str Required, Item Level: 28, C-LVL Req: 21, +1 To Necromancer Skills, +5% Life Stolen Per Hit, +10 to Mana, +25% to Poison Resist, Adds 79 Poison Damage Over 8 Seconds.

Howltusk

64 Defense, 40 Durability, 63 Str Required, Item Level: 34, C-LVL Req: 25, Magical Damage Taken Reduced by 2, Attacker Takes Damage of 3, +80% Enhanced Defense, +35% Damage Taken Goes to Mana, Knockback, Hit Causes Monster to Flee 25%.

Undead Crown

99-113 Defense, 50 Durability, 55 Str Required, Item Level: 39, C-LVL Req: 29, +5% Life Stolen Per Hit, +40 Defense, Poison Resist +50%, Half Freeze Duration, +30-60% Enhanced Defense, +50% Damage Against Undead, +50-100 to Attack Rating Against Undead, +3 To Skeleton Mastery (Necromancer Only).

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Peasant Crown

92-108 Defense, 12 Durability, 20 Str Required, Item Level: 36, C-LVL req: 28, +20 to Energy, +20 to Vitality, +1 to All Skills, 15% Faster Run/Walk, Replenish Life +6-12, +100% Enhanced Defense.

Rockstopper

137-201 Defense, 18 Durability, 43 Str Required, Item Level: 39, C-LVL req: 31, Lightning Resist +20-40%, Physical Damage Taken Reduced by 10%, 30% Faster Hit Recovery, +160-220% Enhanced Defense, Fire Resist +20-50%, Cold Resist +20-40%, +15 to Vitality, for diablo 2 circlets.

Stealskull

192-258 Defense, 24 Durability, 59 Str Required, Item Level: 43, C-LVL req: 35, +5% Mana Stolen Per Hit, +5% Life Stolen Per Hit, 10% Faster Hit Recovery, 10% Increased Attack Speed, +200-240% Enhanced Defense, +30-50% Better Chance of getting a magical item.

Darksight Helm

75-84 +2*C-LVL Defense, 30 Durability, 82 Str Required, Item Level: 46, C-LVL req: 38, -4 Light Radius, +2 Defense per C-LVL, cannot be Frozen, +5% Mana Stolen Per Hit, 6% Chance of casting S-LVL 3 Dim Vision When Struck, Level 5 Cloak of Shadows (30 Charges), Fire Resist +20-40%.

Blackhorn’s Face

153-278 Defense, 20 Durability, 55 Str Required, Item Level: 49, C-LVL req: 41, Attacker Takes 25 Lightning Damage, Slows Target by 20%, Prevents Monster Healing, +20 Lightning Absorb, Lightning Resist +15%, +180-220% Enhanced Defense.

Vampire Gaze

122-252 Defense, 40 Durability, 58 Str Required, Item Level: 49, C-LVL req: 41, +6-8% Mana Stolen Per Hit, +6-8% Life Stolen Per Hit, 15% Slower Stamina Drain, Physical Damage Taken Reduced by 15-20%, Magical Damage Taken Reduced by 10-15, +100% Enhanced Defense, Adds 6-22 Cold Damage, 4 Seconds Cold Length, for diablo 2 circlets.

Valkyrie Wing

214-297 Defense, 40 Durability, 115 Str Required, Item Level: 52, C-LVL req: 44, +150-200% Enhanced Defense, 20% Faster Run/Walk, 20% Faster Hit Recovery, +1-2 To Amazon skills, +2-4 Mana After Each Kill.

Crown of Thieves

204-342 Defense, 50 Durability, 103 Str Required, Item Level: 57, C-LVL req: 49, +25 to Dexterity, +9-12% Life Stolen Per Hit, +50 to Life, +35 to Mana, Fire Resist +33%, +160-200% Enhanced Defense, +80-100% More Gold from Monsters, for diablo 2 helms.

Elite

Harlequin Crest

98-141 Defense, 12 Durability, 50 Str Required, Item Level: 69, C-LVL req: 62, +2 to All Skills, +1.5 Life per C-LVL, +1.5 Mana per C-LVL, +50% Better Chance of getting a magical item, Physical Damage Taken Reduced by 10%, +2 to Strength, +2 to Dexterity, +2 to Vitality, +2 to Energy.

Steelshade

105-149 Defense, 212-345 Total Defense, 24 Durability, 109 Str Required, Item Level: 70, C-LVL req: 62, +100-130% Enhanced Defense, +5-11 Fire Absorb, 4-8% Mana stolen per hit, Replenish Life +10-18 (0.977 – 1.758 Life Per Second).

Halaberd’s Reign

105-149 Defense, 305-400 Total Defense, 24 Durability, 109 Str Required, Item Level: X, C-LVL req: 75, +200-250 Defense, +200-250 Defense Vs. Missile, +15% To Cold Skill Damage, adds 22-34 Cold Damage, +20-30 To Strength, Cold Resist +47%, Cannot Be Frozen, 100% Extra Gold from Monsters, Socketed (2), for diablo 2 helms.

Andariel’s Visage

Ladder Only, 101-154 Defense, 204-387.5 Total Defense, 20 Durability, 102 Str Required, Item Level: 85, C-LVL req: 83, +100-150% Enhanced Defense, Poison Resist +70%, +2 to All Skills, +10% to Maximum Poison Resist, +20% Increased Attack Speed, +25-30 to Strength, 15% Chance to cast level 15 Poison Nova when struck, Level 3 Venom (20 Charges), 8-10% Life stolen per hit, Fire Resist -30%.

Giant Skull

100-157 Defense, 350-477 Total Defense, 40 Durability, 106 Str Required, Item Level: 73, C-LVL req: 65, +250-320 Defense, +25-35 to Strength, 10% Chance of Crushing Blow, Socketed (1-2), Knockback.

Nightwing’s Veil

114-159 Defense, 218.5-352 Total Defense, 40 Durability, 96 Str Required, Item Level: 75, C-LVL req: 67, +90-120% Enhanced Defense, +2 to All Skills, +10-20 to Dexterity, +5-9 Cold Absorb, Half Freeze Duration, +8-15% to Cold Skill Damage, Requirements -50%, for D2R helms.

Veil of Steel

480 Defense, 60 Durability, 192 Str Required, Item Level: 77, C-LVL req: 73, All Resistances +50, +60% Enhanced Defense, +15 to Strength, +15 to Vitality, -4 to Light Radius, +20 Durability, +140 Defense.

Crown of Ages

111-165 Defense, 268-399 Total Defense, Indestructible, 174 Str Required, Item Level: 86, C-LVL req: 82, 30% Faster Hit Recovery, All Resistances +20-30, +1 to All Skills, +100-150 Defense, Damage Taken Reduced by 10-15%, +50% Enhanced Defense, Socketed (1-2).

Circlets

Kira’s Guardian

Ladder Only, 40-50 Defense, 90-170 Total Defense, 25 Durability, Str Req: None, Item Level: 85, C-LVL Req: 77, +50-120 Defense, All Resistances +50-70, Cannot be Frozen, 20% Faster Hit Recovery, for D2R helms.

Griffon’s Eye

Ladder Only, 50-60 Defense, 150-260 Total Defense, 20 Durability, Str Req: None, Item Level: 84, C-LVL Req: 76, +100-200 Defense, 25% Faster Cast Rate, +1 to All Skills, +10-15% to Lightning Skill Damage, -15-20% to Enemy Lightning Resistance.

RS3 1 to 99 Smithing Guide

Introduction

Smithing is a skill available to both F2P (Free to Play) and P2P (Pay to Play) players. It is the process of turning mined ores into bars, and these bars can further be developed in various weapons, armor pieces, and other tools. Training smithing depends entirely upon whether you’re looking to make RS3 Money or simply max out. In the following guide, we will show the fastest and the most efficient methods to max out your Smithing skill. So, read on!

Quests

The best and foremost way to skip a few starting levels of your Smithing skill is by completing quests. The only quest that offers experience in Smithing and can be done by a beginner is The Knight’s Sword quest. You will only require 10 Mining to progress further, and it’ll save you a lot of time because the quest will straightaway grant you 12,725 experience that can help you achieve 29 levels. It will take you about 30 minutes to complete, after which, you can focus on Smithing Steel Bars and making Steel Plate Bodies until you hit level 30.

Levels 30 to 40

Once you hit level 30, you can start making Mithril Plate Bodies, and for this phase, you will need exactly 200 Mithril Bars. Yes, it is a slow method, but it provides a good amount of experience and doesn’t require you to spend much as it isn’t expensive.

Levels 40 to 50

Once you hit level 40 for smithing training rs3, you can have numerous options to progress further. You can choose to destroy armors that also reward players with a good amount of experience per hour. However, it will drain a lot of gold as you level up to reach the highest possible armor (Burial Armor). Alternatively, you can make Adamantium Plate Bodies, and for this method, you will need exactly 380 Adamantium Bars.

Levels 50 to 60

Once you hit level 50, you can easily level smithing with Burial equipment. You can progress five times faster by destroying +3 Rune Plate Bodies, rather than creating them from scratch. If you’re wealthy enough, then I suppose this method would be an ideal choice to go with. Alternatively, you can stick to Smithing Rune Plate Bodies from zero to the highest possible equipment, and this method will require you to have exactly 720 Rune Bars.

Levels 60 to 70

Once you hit level 60 for smithing training rs3, you will have three options; either create Orikalkum Plate Bodies from zero to the highest possible upgrade (requirement: 1330 Orikalkum Bars), upgrade Orikalkum Plate Bodies from +2 tier to +3 (requirement: Orikalkum Plate Bodies x67 and Orikalkum Bars x1340), or destroy the +3 Orikalkum Plate Bodies, which will require a total amount of 67.

Levels 70 to 80

Once you hit level 70 in this 99 smithing guide rs3, you can either use a cheap but slower method by creating Necronium Plate Bodies from zero to the highest possible upgrade, a stable method by upgrading Necronium Plate Bodies from +3 tier to +4, or a fast and expensive method by destroying the +4 upgraded Necronium Plate Bodies. You will require 2500 Necronium Bars, 63 Necronium Plate Bodies & 2500 Bars, or 63 Necronium Plate Bodies, respectively.

Level 80 to 90

Once you hit level 80, you will again have three options; either create Bane Plate Bodies from zero to the highest possible upgrade (requirement: 4800 Bane Bars), upgrade Bane Plate Bodies from +3 tier to +4 (requirement: Bane Plate Bodies x120 and Bane Bars x4800), or destroy the +4 Bane Plate Bodies, which will require a total amount of 120.

Levels 90 to 99

Finally, once you hit level 90, you can either use a cheap but slower method in this 99 smithing guide rs3 by creating Elder Rune Plate Bodies from zero to the highest possible upgrade (+5), a stable method by upgrading Elder Rune Plate Bodies from +4 tier to +5, or a fast and expensive method by destroying the +5 upgraded Elder Rune Plate Bodies. You will require 7690 Elder Rune Bars, 96 Elder Rune Plate Bodies & 7690 Bars, or 96 Elder Rune Plate Bodies, respectively.

World of Warcraft: How to Create the Perfect “Boomkin”

The more I play World of Warcraft, the more I’m seeing the use of “boomkins,” or basically, balance druids in the moonkin form. People refer to these as boomkins, because they really are a great form of caster. Boomkins are casters in the sense that they cast spells and do quite a bit of damage with them, however there’s one more unique characteristic about boomkins. These units have tons of armor, as they get a 400% increase in armor from their equipped items. Often, even if boomkins are equipped with cloth, they can have anywhere between 8 and 15 thousand armor, as a caster!
The other good thing about these casters is the fact that they can still shapeshift into other forms or their basic form to allow them to heal theirselves and allies. Not only are they casters, and have a ton of armor, but they can also heal their selves, even while in immediate battle. Of course the healing wouldn’t be as effective as if they were a restoration druid, but the healing will still be decent enough to keep theirselves in the battle.

So, on to how to equip these guys and keep them doing the best damage as well as with a lot of armor. Moonkins are casters. Therefore, you’re going to want to get them tons of bonus spell damage. If you’re on a private server, I recommend staying restoration until you can get the best gear for that realm, seeing how the majority of the time you’re going to have to run through instances to either get the equips or the tokens to buy them with. Restoration druids are extremely popular in “stealth runs” because they need a healer that can still manage to stealth through the instance. For more information on stealth runs, view my article concerning “world of warcraft: How to effectively manage stealth runs”.

If you can get like T7 gear, or maybe some even better, custom gear for that realm, make sure that you get cloth. If you want leather, you’re going to have quite a bit more armor, but nowhere near as much dps will come out of it. You want cloth for the damage. If you go leather, you’ll be doing about half as much damage, but you’ll be able to take about twice as much damage. It really all works out, but having cloth armor is way more effective.

If you can’t manage to get the best gear in the game through this method, then just continue doing whatever method you were using before. Just use balance to level so that you get used to that spec and you’re aware of all the tricks, and get gear along the way. Enchant your items for spell damage, especially your main hand weapon.

Make sure to only spec on the balance spec. If you get everything you need there, I highly recommend specing a bit in the restoration spec. Decrease the casting time of the spells you most often use to keep you alive.

As you progress as a moonkin, you’ll learn all of the little tricks you can use to both keep you alive and murder your opponets. Moonkins are definitely an awesome class under the druid class, and they can be one of the best out there once you learn how to use them properly.

Guide to 99 Everything in Runescape

One of the most prestigious accomplishments in Runescape is getting a 99 skill. Not just that, but then getting the skill cape to show it off! Getting a 99 skill takes time, dedication, and knowledge. This guide is going to show you all the skills you have to know to achieve 99 in any skill!
The first part is choosing what skill you wish to achieve 99 in. If you have a lot of money, I recommend choosing construction, cooking, or crafting. Those are what every likes to call “money skills”. But, if you are tight on cash, and wish to achieve a 99 in a cheap way (or no cost at all), you should try a skill like woodcutting, or fishing. Once you choose what skill to get to 99, you are ready to begin!

The next part of getting 99 is gathering all of the materials you need. You want to buy everything that you will need on the way before you start. So, let’s say for woodcutting, you would want to buy all the axes that you would be able to use before you start (Ok, there is some money involved here). For fishing, buy all of the bait, fishing rods, nets, harpoons, etc. If you think you could possibly be killed, keep the items you are not using in the bank.

Now you must decide if you want to make money off the skill. Woodcutting, mining, and fishing are all examples of skills you can actually make money off of! If you want to make money off the skill, then you are going to have to bank all of the ores, logs, or fish you collect. This takes a lot of time, unless you are in a spot close to a bank. Let me put it into perspective. If you start at 60 fishing, and just fish lobsters to 99, you would have caught a total of 144,414 lobsters. You could always just cook these, and try to get 99 cooking, but if you sold them all, you would make 40,291,506. That is a lot of cash! You could use that money to buy a lot of different things! Also, from 60 woodcutting to 99, you would have to cut 72,919 yew logs (even though willows are faster). That is a total profit (if banked) of 32,594,793! But, if you don’t want to make money, and just want to get to 99, you would want to try faster methods of skilling. Dropping logs, ores, and fish are faster then banking. Also, you should try mining different ores and cutting different logs if you want to level faster.

OK, you are ready to start! To begin with the skilling, you have to set goals for yourself. Don’t let yourself become addicted, and limit your time to only 2 or 3 hours a day. It will get boring very fast if you don’t limit yourself. Also, try to take breaks every 30 minutes. You deserve a break if you want to succeed without getting bored out of your mind! Listen to music or watch TV while you train, but don’t get too distracted! It will help pass the time, and it is fun to watch TV and get a 99! Be patient! There is no way to get XP faster, just keep going. And also, as a final tip, do not look at how much XP you have every 10 seconds. A lot of people do this to pass time. It is NOT a good idea. It makes it take much longer! So, don’t do it!

The last step is getting that skill cape! Each skill cape is 99k, not very much (at least for most of you). So, good luck, and get that 99 skill!

Comic Shops in the Tri Cities

Living in Kingsport Tennessee there are a few ways to get your geek on aka embrace the hobbies of gaming and comic collecting. I have embraced these hobbies for as long as I can remember, and am still an avid fan of them. In The Tri-Cities (Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol) there are numerous tourist and local attractions. Anyone who knows anything about NASCAR (the official sport of south) knows that the Bristol Motor Speedway is the Mecca of the racing world.
For me personally that means that twice a year my town is overrun with exuberant and oftentimes drunk race fans. To the outsider I am sure that sounds like an elitist and stereotypical slur, but this is not the case. Many of these race-goers are perfectly nice people and behave themselves accordingly. I am not making reference to these ladies and gentlemen at all. It is just their unruly redneck counterparts that spend the majority of their trip littering my streets with booze bottles and vomit that upset me.
Now as I was saying we have many tourist attractions in our area, but for me there is one place that is simply a can’t miss for any and all comic and fantasy lovers. This attraction is Evermore comics, located on Center Street in downtown Kingsport. It is located by a lovely little country restaurant called Peggy Anne’s, a Contemporary Christian club called The Fire Escape and a Good old Mac’s Pharmacy for your laxative buying convenience. Evermore is not the biggest Comic shop in town, but it is my absolute favorite.
There are no parking places in front of the store. Only a sidewalk separates it from the street. This means that unless you are from the neighborhood, you will have to park around back, using the infamous back door entrance. I know it makes no difference which door I come in, but coming in from the rear entrance always makes me feel like a VIP going into an invitation only facility. If the weather is at all nice the door will be wide open, keeping the heat out and hopefully enticing adolescents with heavy pockets to enter.
Upon entry to this little piece of nerd heaven, you will no doubt have gained the attention of the proprietor of this lovely little establishment who will great you with a heart felt “Greetings, welcome to Evermore Comics” until of course you are a regular or returning customer. The loveable and eccentric shop keep will customize his greeting to you depending upon the conversations that you have with him. Regardless of whether you are a first time customer or a retuning Evermore veteran such as myself, you will always be welcome to come grab a seat and spend your allowance.

This infamous proprietor of Evermore comics is known by the name of Wayne, but he will let you call him Wayne for short. I seriously doubt that there is a gamer or comic book collector in all the Tri-Cities that does not know and love this man. From the moment you enter his shop until the time you leave he will do his level best to entertain you with his zany humor and wit. If you are the intellectual sort and have the stomach for it, he will even chat with you about current events, politics, and religion. No topic is too taboo for our friend and comic provider Wayne.

Wayne carries a variety of collectable items sure to appeal to children of all ages, even the ones old enough to draw social security. His merchandise categories includes but are not limited to the following; sports cards, Magic the Gathering, World of Warcraft and Yu gi oh cards. He caries various Marvel, DC, and lesser known comics as well. For the ladies he carries the always hilarious and tacky Boy Crazy cards, as well as Buffy the Vampire Slayer trading cards. Evermore comics also carries Dungeons and Dragons player’s guides and miniatures for making your own fantasy heroes and heroines. You can also find action figures and various board games not currently in the mainstream circulation.

In addition to being a place to acquire merchandise, Evermore comics is a wonderful place for gamers of all ages to gather in a safe and friendly atmosphere to find opponents to compete with in there favorite games. If the shop is not overly busy Wayne may even set aside some time to challenge you to a duel in Magic the Gathering. Beware his legendary red burn deck and be sure to ask him about the green, white, blue exalted deck that mercilessly slaughtered it (a little heads up to the players).

Evermore Comics is a fantastic find for any gamer or comic book fan. He is very reasonable with his prices and accepts credit cards… most of the time. You will notice near the register where he will ring up your purchases that there is a bust the Green Goblin holding a pen that reads “We cheat the other guy and pass the savings on to you”. I have always found this incredibly humorous and always ask him if I’m the other guy or the guy getting the savings. He always reassures me that I am the guy getting the savings, then swiftly slides my credit card. In a seriousness Evermore Comics is a Grade A comic book establishment and Wayne is a huge Asset to the Tri-Cities. If you ever find yourself in the vicinity of the Tri-Cities, make sure you swing by Evermore Comics and tell him that Colt sent you.

Diablo 3: What Happened to the Hype?

Diablo 3 came out with a big bang with game paraphernalia and the works. The advertising alone was extensive. It wasn’t just on the internet on game related sites, but on TV too. The trailers alone teased at what was to come with brand new characters, weapons, and skills. The monsters proposed to be the top of blizzard’s offering. So what happened to the game that some many players got online with it the first time, played it for a couple of days and beat it? The top level being 60 was as far as one could get. You could play four levels of difficulty and still players weren’t satisfied.
Special items that were seen in the previous game of D2 were not seen in D3. Drop rates of legendary or unique items are rare. Players were playing the game with found gear that frankly was barely up to snuff. Some characters. mainly the wizard had low opportunities to kick butt with the found objects that are necessary to clear areas heavy with demons, especially the major demons. For example, my wizard is a level 27 and doesn’t have any special or unique pieces of armor or weapons. I’m in Act 3 fighting Ghom and having the devil of a time fighting a character that every time you die you have to start over each time beating at the creature. It makes it much harder than it should be. If you can’t find any buddies willing to join your game to help you defeat it, leaves you fighting for you life for an overly extended period of time.
I’ve heard complaints about the game being so easy to be beat and yet, I’ve had no easy means of playing myself. The game is good. It’s meant to challenge the average player and taunt the die hard players with little of any thing else to do in their lives except play video games.

My suggestion is this…if you finished the game through all four levels of hell and find time on your hands, go back through and help those struggling to get past the baddies. Even better develop your own game for people to play and challenge others. Even better take a walk outside and get some fresh air. The game will still be there when you return. Best of luck to those like me who are still struggling through it. Have fun to those who’ve already stomped the last menion of hell. I’m enjoying it.