BDF2000, on 09 November 2012 - 04:12 PM, said:
Should my next upgrade be a weapon? Lately I've just been staring at memptos hoping one with crit will be posted for cheap, with no luck...
and every other slot an upgrade is either 1000mil+ or more of a side grade. I even have a pair of innas temperance, but at the cost of 5k dps...I like my survivability.
Guess my post is just asking which slot of mine is behind the most? (archon farming gear on atm) and is there any chance of getting a meaningful upgrade in the 100mil range?
Honestly, for 100M, I'm not certain you'll be able to get any meaningful upgrades. You're at the point where everything will probably be at least 300M and up. For 100M, you can probably nab a slightly better Vile Ward with slightly more DPS at the cost of a few hundred HP's worth of vitality, or a higher DPS Witching Hour without as much EHP.
If you can manage to find a pair of Inna's Temperance with vitality, you should still be in good shape EHP-wise for Archon farming. However, you will not likely be getting a 90+ int with decent vit Inna's for 100M. You're better off continuing your farm and continue selling things you find for quick gold. At paragon 50, you should be relatively decent drops if you're farming MP3+ with Archon. Grind out some more paragon for the MF bonuses. On average, I get about 1-2 unique items per Alkaizer run, which is essentially at least 6 uniques per hour. Chances are at least one of them will be worth 10M+ when running with over 425% MF on MP3, not to mention the pages and pages of rares that are gathered. This is just my average, but it's all dumb luck in the end.
Farm and be patient, or if you have the extra income to do so (as a last resort), you can treat yourself to $50 worth of gold or something. I'm at the point where I cannot by any means make an upgrade unless I farm for a month or two straight. I occasionally put some money in to cover whatever extra gold I need to buy out an upgrade. I don't recommend doing this unless you're at the level where upgrading anything significant at all is near impossible with grinding alone. Some people go out to the bar once a week and bust $80 on drinks. I might bust out $50 from my weekly paycheck to add some more gold to the bank.
Off topic: I keep forgetting to update this guide...
Edited by Jaetch, 09 November 2012 - 04:31 PM.