lkitn wrote:First time playing d2 or median and a bit confused how to get item upgrades. Damage feels very low and not sure how to get better weapons.
You can make any tiered unique you want by acquiring 2 arcane crystal and the item base for the unique you want. So lets say you are following this build and im suggesting you get the unique hand of god. All you do is gamble a hand of god, and cube it with oil of enchantment(blue one) + 2 arcane crystals + hand of god, and it will give you the unique version of hand of god.
You can get arcane crystals by killing andariel(drops 1 unique)/mephisto(drops 2 uniques). When you cube a unique with catalyst of disenchantment(drops from your first Andariel kill), it will eat those uniques and will give 1 arcane shard per unique consumed. 5 of those shards gives an arcane crystal. So the point is to eat away the uniques you dont want, and make the uniques you need. Hope this helps.