Magic find or max gear?
Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:39 PM
I continue running into this problem and I think others might have the same;
I have a DH paragon17 with quite a bunch of MF coming from my gear. However, the gear with MF on it is not as good (not in armor nor in resis nor in dps) as gear without MF. So better gear would mean dropping the MF.
However, to find better gear or to make enough money to buy better gear you need the MF... IT's a bit of dilemma I can't really solve.
What would you do? Mf but less dps, resis and vit or would you try to max your gear and wait for the MF to come with the paragon lvls?
Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:49 PM
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:15 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:09 AM
Of course, If you can get MF on a good piece of gear, it is welcome bonus, however, you should not restrain your damage/survival for MF.. I was running 275% MF (unbuffed)gear set pre 1.0.4, which was great for farming Act2 quick runs centered around Vault of Assassin. However, this set of gear was not capable of running Act3, therefore, I gradually replaced it with high DPS focused pieces. Im now left with only 2 pieces of gear that have MF, which is bonus that does not limit its damage potential (just the price tag is higher).
It was said already but I repeat it. Kill fast, move fast and reap the benefits. Efficiency is all.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:06 AM
Wrong forum, sorry.
Edited by Caos, 19 November 2012 - 10:20 AM.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:21 PM
And indeed, I totally forgot about the mf bonus with higher mp!
Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:45 PM
You only want to switch to higher MP level when you spend very high portion of you time spend in game by moving instead of fighting--this is very high, at around 90% of total time. Only in such case, you want to switch your MP higher because you gain nothing from just moving around so the bonuses from higher MP level may out-weight the increased HP.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:24 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:58 PM
Edited by Jaetch, 19 November 2012 - 11:58 PM.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:17 AM
@ op. what everyone said... kill > more drops. you're guarenteed drops with 5nv anyways, plus with mp levels, its all good. I dont run much MF (just whatever happens to roll on that piece), and i find a legendary a game, on average (i usually pub seigebreaker, or mp3 xp runs..
Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:41 PM
Anyways, I'll stop gearing with mf then. And try to lvl like a boss! ^^
Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:09 PM
My advice would be to only drop MF from equipment when you can make a really significant upgrade, and only slowly as you progress through paragon levels. Many people will advocate progressing quickly through paragon levels, but once you get into the paragon grind, you'll find that it can take lots of hours to make up for losing 30% MF on an amulet or something. Personally, I try to shoot for 260+ before stacks and I try not to stray too far below that. I find that the closer I get to 350 the better my drops are.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:06 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:38 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:39 AM
I also like to keep my MF at 350+ with 5xNV, therefore, I keep a bit of MF on my gear (+follower). Since Im plvl64, playing on MP1, 5xNV and my MF will get me to 355.
I still believe it is more important to have %EXP bonus as high as possible because Paragon levels give you damage, survival and MF/GF boost all at once. Drops will come along the way.
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