13 storm armor life steal trick snapshot d3 Diablo3: PTR Patch 1.0.7 Below is the complete patch notes for 1.0.7 on the Private Test Realm.
The 201-230 base stat roll is, essentially, a guaranteed primary base stat prefix with affix level 64 whereas normal rare items can only drop up to affix level 63 The max base stat on all crafted gear is now 330 This has an interesting interaction with the 1.0.6 rare gear base stat drops 1.0.6 Archon Gauntlets can drop with up to 300 Int or Dex, but only 200 Str 1.0.6 Archon Spaulders can only drop up to 200 Int or Dex, but 300 Str 1.0.6 Razorspikes and Archon Armor can only drop up to 200 Int, Dex or Str This implies that there s some new potential best in slot Bi S gear: For Barbs, 1.0.7 AB crafted Gauntlets, Razorspikes and Archon Armor are the only non-Legendary way to roll more than 200 Str For DHs and monks, 1.0.7 AB crafted Spaulders, Razorspikes and Archon Armor are the only non-Legendary way to roll more than 200 Dex For Wizards and WDs, 1.0.7 AB crafted Spaulders, Razorspikes and 1.0.7 AB Archon Armor are the only non-Legendary way to roll more than 200 Int Vile Ward 1.0.6 shoulders can roll up to 300 of each base stat due to being Legendary and they still get 1 Random Property beyond that e.g., Pickup Radius, MF/GF, Vitality, Life Since there are so many Vile Wards out there now, crafting AB Archon Spaulders is a waste unless you want the combination of 201 base stat, Pickup Radius and GF/MF Strongarm Bracers bracers can roll up to about 265 in each base stat, but only 4.5 CC For anyone not invested in a nice CC set of Lacuni Prowlers, AB crafted Razorspikes can roll substantially better than Strongarm Bracers Tasker and Theo gloves roll with a socket which means they can have a base stat above the crafted AB Archon Gloves, but have to use up both random properties to do so which means no CC and CD to go with their inherent IAS bonus For Barbs not running full IK Set for some reason, AB crafted Archon Gauntlets can roll 201 Strength, CC, IAS, CD with a very lucky roll so these may be worth the occasional gamble and that s better than any Rare Strength Gauntlets available in 1.0.6 For DH and Wizards, AB crafted Archon Gauntlets may be worth a gamble simply because 1.0.6 rare gloves with IAS / CD / CC / 201 Dex or Int have a sky high price tag Mara s Kaleidoscope Amulet can roll up to 389 in any base stat and still have 3 random properties beyond that, so they ll always have the possibility to roll better than an AB crafted amulet albeit at a cost well over 2 billion Gold Even at their relatively high crafting cost, Amulets are probably nearly always worth crafting; if nothing else, you re sure to occasionally get a fantastic follower amulet with a good MF or GF roll All of these gears roll with a guaranteed 201 base Stat, 5 guaranteed Rare properties and ilvl 63 Armor.
It s easy to forget that the best Archon Gauntlets ilvl 63 roll with over 130 more Armor than the worst Warlord Gauntlets ilvl 60 even if they have the same affix pool.
Dropped rare gear certainly has no guarantee to drop with a Base Stat prefix; even if they do, it s not very common to also roll the highest alvl 63 affix and even less common to roll high within that alvl 63 affix range.
AB crafted gear is guaranteed that kind of roll every time. Have you ever wondered why it seems like practically all of your amulets drop with crappy mods.
Besides often rolling with fewer than 6 affixes, one of the primary reasons for crappy mods is that Amulets have a huge variety of possible mods.