Hello all, as the title states I am a returning from a long break. I used to play PC but have moved on to XOne.
This is my first season overall and had a few questions.
I am currently running a Crusader Hammer build and hit the wall at GR 73 solo and was thinking of changing it up, is there any benefit to running multiple season characters?
Second, is upgrading rare items then re rolling legendaries in the cube still the best way to find upgrades?
I had several more questions I wanted to ask but now that i write this my mind went dead lol.
Appreciate any info possible, thanks
you roll multiple class because a) you have all ancients of all the sets ans LoN builds for that class you want to play group META
"hope of cain" is NOT always the best way. You base it off a loot table. If the item has below a 10% chance of dropping you reforge the legendary. If the item is above a 10% drop rate then you use "hope of cain." How do you get all the rare gear? You use Kadala. most people use kadala to get the start build up and running. You keep the rares to use "hope of cain."
If you are capped at GR73 then you need to revisit your gear. If you aren't running any augs thats 1 reason why you are capped. If you don't have any Area dmg that is another reason. another is reason is you just don't have the skills to push higher. You need to know when to skip packs and when to stay and kill. if you cant kite mobs together thats another reason.
I am a little confused about your first statement about "all ancients of all sets and LoN builds"? What do you mean by this?
I have tried to do group play but for some reason this is the only game
that has horrible connection issues and it will not allow me to group on
the Xbobx version.
Also, where are you getting the drop table %'s?
Its understandable to be a little confused by Kamuis response i guess, since as a returning player youre unlikely to have all ancients of all sets for a class you havent played
As to your questions, yes theres a huge bonus to running multiple chars, from running a good DB build on a diff class because theyre faster, to just changing up play to keep up interest. Also, in seasonal play, (on PC at least) its a requirement to have at least 2 chars for two of the conquests, the first to run 8 set dungeons the other to complete GR55s in 6 different sets so those cant be completed without having multiple classes.
With regards to upgrades, for weapons and jewellery upgrading in the cube is the primary way to go, since its far cheaper to spend shards on armor and OHs. Then once an ancient weapon and any sort of jewellery is out of the way, Id use the cube to target upgrades to slots along the line of which slot will roll the highest upgrade, but really just go with whatever way you feel saves you the most time.
Regarding drop rates, as far as im aware almost all items have an equal chance to drop now (although i can think of a couple of cases where either the drop rate is slightly lower or RNG may make this appear the case) but there are a couple of ways you can gain an advantage,
If the item is for use in the cube it may be more likely to drop on a lower level char, that can be seen by searching the item on BNet for example This page shows a level 10 monk has a 1 in 2 chance of getting Crudest Boots (lut socks are barb only) while a max level player has about a 1 in 9 chance adjusting for set items becoming avail and some of those listed being bounty rewards or crafted.
Alternatively certain items may be more likely to drop for one class than another. There is a spreadsheet available here but its slightly out of date so some of the drop rates may no longer be correct but generally speaking it does show what im talking about for drop rates between classes, for example getting a Furnace is theoretically more likely on a Witch Doctor if upgrading rares.
Wow, you really did an amazing job answering all of my questions I do appreciate the catch up for a returning player.
I started to switch it up last night on a new character in seasons and am getting better drop rates with him than my crusader ( oh RNG )
Now my biggest issues is just running the bounties so that i have enough mats for the cube.