FIrst of all - sorry in advance if i'm breaking any rules, written or unwritten, i'm new at this forum, so i haven't been checking. Sorry guys.
With that being said, back to the topic.
The case is, that i found this weapon on my lvl 60 Monk, which i found quite good - and then realized, it was a F******* lvl 48 weapon! So i gave it to my lvl 49 Wizard, and it like.. kicked ass. Azmodan on Nightmare were down in like 10 seconds.
Sorry for the bad pic, my DPS is around 7-8k. When i read on the internet, the "usual" wizard dps WITH buffs at this level, is 2900. With buffs, i got like 8-9k. When i searched the AH for absolute best item for my level, the closest were 180 dps - thats like 300 less than this. When i got this weapon, it increased my DPS 5300!!
So i just wanted to hear if a weapon like this is anything extremely spectacular, or i'm just over-exaggerating. Have any of you guys found a weapon of it's like for that level?
Weapons with the reduced level requirement affix are amazing for leveling alternates. Most people don't know how to search for them in the AH (you have to manually limit the level and add the reduced lvl requirement affix as a filter), but they tend to sell really well for those who know how to search for it.
I personally paid 100k for a 1.1k 2-handed weapon for my WD when I was lvling him. Used it throughout the whole Hell difficulty (and managed to sell it for like 150k afterwards, which was still 50-100k cheaper than those available).
As far as how good the particular weapon the OP found is...its ok. I leveled my barb and monk with a 1h mace that did 800 dps and had a socket on it, req lvl 45.
If you want to search for these items, just punch in the required level to be 60 in the range field, then select reduced level requirement affix in the property fields. Usually set this to like 12 or 13, you can find godmode hell items for fairly cheap. A poorly proc'd weapon for a lvl 60 can become very nice for someone working on nightmare if it has the lvl requirement affix
I have sold a bunch of -10-13 lvl req from 500k to 2 M its very valuable for most players who "think" one time extra. The leveling from 46 to 60 goes much much faster. So these - lev req are awesome items really!
Fortunately, if you even care to play beyond Normal Difficulty, then Nightmare and Hell don't matter. So it isn't overpowered by any means. You wouldn't want to use a Level Req. item in Inferno.
That said, I do remember lvl 61 Bracer with half-decent stats that I sold pretty well.