Xis rune gear theorycrafting.

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I've been wondering about potential of gearing character using xis runewords, and taking it to extreme, banking on fact these runewords in some cases are very strong and endgame equipment. While you can still reliably target farm them relatively early in the season.
Question is: which class/build can use most XIS runewords as best in slot?
But really bis, no bullshit.

First "findings":
- Seems that it has to be WDM build, because crafts for caster are just so much better.
- gloves pretty much suck, except maybe shael and Io for high +~200 flat str, for str build, but can it beat craft?
- belts also suck,
Fuse (Xis)
Fuse
Belts

'MaXis'
Runeword Level: 120
20% Chance to cast level 28 Immolation Bomb when Struck
Adds 76-226 fire damage
0.375% to Fire Spell Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(143 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +(75 to 100)%
Poison Resist -10%
Level 5 Blast Wave (40/40 Charges)
Cannot be Unsocketed
rw is good proc and spelldmg, but doesn't fit theme of non-caster
- good items for almost all wdm builds:
Rebel (Xis)
Rebel
Body Armor

'ElXis'
Runeword Level: 120
Enhanced Weapon Damage +200%
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+(151 to 200) to Strength
+(151 to 200) to Dexterity
-75 to Vitality
-75 to Energy
Elemental Resists +(60 to 80)%
+1 to Light Radius
Cannot be Unsocketed
,
Epicenter (Xis)
Epicenter
Boots

'ItXis'
Runeword Level: 120
0.125% Chance of Crushing Blow (Based on Character Level)
+(173 to 201)% Enhanced Defense
Maximum Life (25 to 30)%
Cannot be Unsocketed
,
Shark (Xis)
Shark
Weapons

'TaXis'
Runeword Level: 120
1% Chance to cast level 31 Bloodlust on Kill
+(60 to 100)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
40% Attack Speed
+200% Enhanced Damage
+2 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+5 to all Attributes
-500 to Mana
Cannot be Unsocketed
(if 1h)
- good items that stand out class specific:
Natha (Xis)
Natha
Druid Helms

'LoXis'
Runeword Level: 120
7% Chance to cast level 2 Arrow on Striking
50% Attack Speed
50% Hit Recovery
(101 to 150)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+200% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist -10%
Physical Resist 15%
Cannot be Unsocketed
,
Nasrudin (Xis)
Nasrudin
Barbarian Helms

'FaXis'
Runeword Level: 120
-70% Cast Speed
100% Cast Speed
100% Attack Speed
100% Hit Recovery
100% Block Speed
-10% Slower Block Rate
+(9 to 15) to Cautious Strike
+200% Enhanced Defense
+(261 to 310) to Dexterity
(26 to 32)% Gold Find
Cannot be Unsocketed
,
Sangreal (Xis)
Sangreal
Paladin Shields

'LoXis'
Runeword Level: 120
Level 1 Demon Blood Aura
(25 to 125)% Attack Speed
(25 to 125)% Hit Recovery
1% Base Block Chance
+5033 Defense
Lightning Resist -10%
Cannot be Unsocketed
,
Zohar (Xis)
Zohar
Paladin Shields

'ZoXis'
Runeword Level: 120
50% Attack Speed
+(100 to 125) to Maximum Damage
+(14 to 21) to Cherubim
+200% Enhanced Defense
(10 to 15)% Chance to Avoid Damage
Slows Attacker by 25%
-10% to All Vendor Prices
Cannot be Unsocketed
,
Chthon (Xis)
Chthon
Necromancer Scythes

'SuXis'
Runeword Level: 120
30% Chance to cast level 14 Tremor on Kill
15% Chance to cast level 27 Crucify on Kill
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
+125 to Maximum Damage
Enhanced Weapon Damage +150%
Regenerate Mana +15%
Cannot be Unsocketed
.
Judge (Xis)
Judge
Assassin Claws

'OhXis'
Runeword Level: 120
20% Chance to cast level 60 Forked Lightning on Melee Attack
18% Chance to cast level 14 Thunder Hammer on Striking
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Damage
Adds 25-500 lightning damage
Stun Attack
(21 to 30)% to Dexterity
5% to Vitality
Lightning Resist +75%
Cannot be Unsocketed

- don't count
Natasha's Legacy (Xis)


Natasha's Legacy
Body Armor

'XisXisXisXisXisXis'
Runeword Level: 120
+(1 to 4) to All Skills
-(3 to 30)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+1 to Devil's Omen
+(322 to 350)% Enhanced Defense
Maximum Elemental Resists (-2 to 5)%
Physical Resist (5 to 20)%
Cannot be Unsocketed
chest because it takes more runes to make than entire rest of the gear, and can roll crap

What do you think would be the best optimal build that can use most item slots filled with xis runewords?

Few examples that come to mind:
tree/wolf druid: natha helm, rebel chest, shark weapon, ith boots,
holy melee pally with rebel chest, ith boots, one of xis shields (zod or lo), and shark weapon
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it must be a melee imo ,that's for sure .

but it doesn't have to be weapon damage based to go well . an unholy melee or wildfire treewarden would also be valid (valid , but not the best) .

also , what's all this hype around shark xis ? it's bad compared to other options imo .


unholy melee option :
Demhe (Xis)
Demhe
Maces, Sceptres
Except Hammers

'ZoXis'
Runeword Level: 120
25% Chance to cast level 55 Plague Avatar on Melee Attack
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
+(126 to 250) to Maximum Damage
Stun Attack
+(39 to 45)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(39 to 45)% to Poison Spell Damage
-(39 to 45)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
-(39 to 45)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+(101 to 250) Mana on Striking
Cannot be Unsocketed
,
Outlaw (Xis)
Outlaw
Boots

'DoXis'
Runeword Level: 120
+2 to Necromancer Skill Levels
+3 to Minimum Damage
Attacker Flees after Striking 10%
+(71 to 100)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(31 to 40)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
+200% Enhanced Defense
-1 Defense
+(250 to 300) to Energy
Cannot be Unsocketed
,
Mercy (Xis)
Mercy
Gloves

'ShXis'
Runeword Level: 120
10% Chance to cast level 18 Punisher on Melee Attack
+(50 to 63) to Maximum Damage
(11 to 15)% to Vitality
+26 Defense
+(161 to 210) to Strength
Cannot be Unsocketed
,
Sangreal (Xis)
Sangreal
Paladin Shields

'LoXis'
Runeword Level: 120
Level 1 Demon Blood Aura
(25 to 125)% Attack Speed
(25 to 125)% Hit Recovery
1% Base Block Chance
+5033 Defense
Lightning Resist -10%
Cannot be Unsocketed
,
Rainbow (Xis)
Rainbow
Belts

'EtXis'
Runeword Level: 120
+3 to Maximum Damage
+13% to Spell Damage
+(41 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Elemental Resists +(31 to 40)%
50% Magic Find
+7 to Light Radius
Cannot be Unsocketed
for %MF ,
Ra (Xis)
Ra
Helms

'LuXis'
Runeword Level: 120
+1 to All Skills
60% Cast Speed
-(25 to 36)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-(25 to 36)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
Attacker Flees after Striking (21 to 25)%
(19 to 25)% Gold Find
7% Magic Find
Cannot be Unsocketed
and either
Lumen Arcana (Xis)
Lumen Arcana
Body Armor

'ItXis'
Runeword Level: 120
+(1 to 3) to All Skills
-(7 to 30)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-(7 to 30)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-(7 to 30)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
-(7 to 30)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+(154 to 181)% Enhanced Defense
+3 to Light Radius
Cannot be Unsocketed
or
Natasha's Legacy (Xis)


Natasha's Legacy
Body Armor

'XisXisXisXisXisXis'
Runeword Level: 120
+(1 to 4) to All Skills
-(3 to 30)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+1 to Devil's Omen
+(322 to 350)% Enhanced Defense
Maximum Elemental Resists (-2 to 5)%
Physical Resist (5 to 20)%
Cannot be Unsocketed
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Maelstorm baba. Pump dex with Nasrudin, Rebel, elXis offhand?, mountain king. Maybe not.
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Thing with caster is I think it will be suboptimal to crafts/su.
WDM could be legit best. And not only melee, ranged wdm can work too, such as bow druid.

Thing is which build can justify more than 4 xis slots?
Shark weapon indeed is nothing special, but it beats 1h crafts in terms of damage still, thats why I mentioned it. It definitely dropped in value since that damage per clvl nerf.
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Ill throw in a throwing barb.
Elxis body armor and nasrudin + mountain king = ez max block
Ohm xis in barb shields will give 55% to vit
Could go vit only build with gladiator - epicenter boots. Shaelxis gloves (15% vit and str boost) and belts are... pretty weak imo
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Interesting, could even go elxis weapon for 100% all stats, then easy block for sure.
Can you hit max block with just nasrudin+rebel and no base dex at all? nasrudin is nerfed to 300 dex now.
Shark weapon is also still ok, better than craft.

Farming those runes tho, lot of overkilling in teganze, pack by pack, screen by screen. You'd probably be better off running this as summoner.
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Running with 40% cb should be enough for farming efficiently.
Not sure if its enough to reach maxblock, but 550 dex from these 2 items + charms and mk + gladiator should do it.
There are lot of xisrws for barb with fireprocs and + fire spell dmg aswell. But those ware kind a weak without -enemy res.

Yeah, summoner is the way to go to get these runes :D ...
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aerial wrote:holy melee pally with rebel chest, ith boots, one of xis shields (zod or lo), and shark weapon

Zohar (Xis)
Zohar
Paladin Shields

'ZoXis'
Runeword Level: 120
50% Attack Speed
+(100 to 125) to Maximum Damage
+(14 to 21) to Cherubim
+200% Enhanced Defense
(10 to 15)% Chance to Avoid Damage
Slows Attacker by 25%
-10% to All Vendor Prices
Cannot be Unsocketed
together with
Demhe (Xis)
Demhe
Maces, Sceptres
Except Hammers

'ZoXis'
Runeword Level: 120
25% Chance to cast level 55 Plague Avatar on Melee Attack
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
+(126 to 250) to Maximum Damage
Stun Attack
+(39 to 45)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(39 to 45)% to Poison Spell Damage
-(39 to 45)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
-(39 to 45)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+(101 to 250) Mana on Striking
Cannot be Unsocketed
effectively turns your holy melee into a ranged character, with zero build changes needed. Rest of the gear can be the same as with any holy melee build (although I like
Crusade
Crusade
Paladin Helms

'Ix'
Runeword Level: 81
4% Chance to cast level 3 Charm on Melee Attack
+(6 to 12) to Eagle Stance
+(6 to 12) to Lion Stance
+(58 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
+(21 to 30) to Strength
45% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
or
Surya
Surya
Paladin Helms

'Rha'
Runeword Level: 100
+(1 to 12) to Vanquish
+(1 to 4) to Eagle Stance
+(115 to 143)% Enhanced Defense
(11 to 15)% to All Attributes
+200 Defense
Fire Resist +(41 to 50)%
30% Gold Find
+4 to Light Radius
for helm over Barghest for easy regen, cause Cherubim only does magic damage). Did this last ladder and never looked back.
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Yeah demhe clear winner for pally, since you can put it in paladin 1h mace. Problem is that laggy plague avatar proc, annoying/can't see shit :) Pierce is good for plague though.

Whats cool about this rw is insane mana on striking, would be interesting to abuse this somehow, something thats extremely man hungry, like bfg skill or ohman?
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I abused the mana on striking for spamming Cherubim, guess I wasn't clear about that. Cherubim doesn't proc Plague Avatar if you use it like a ranged attack :)
Also there's this: https://forum.median-xl.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=30509
Dude did a nice job at combining Cherubim and Disco Inferno.