proletariat wrote:Not sure if it's here or in another guide, but what's the best workflow for adding a XIS? do you luck and MO the armour before adding jewels? Up until what point is that safe?
the only reason you'd want to MO before putting in the xis rune is if you want to bypass the cap off 200 enhanced defense/damage. besides that, MO before or after, it makes no difference.
1) green oil base item (30%+ ed, with no sockets or max sockets)
2) successful luck roll (either 20%ed and 1pr for armor, and 20ed for weapons)
3) lucky all your jewels (ideally you want good ones as you cannot unsocket a xis runeword)
4) put the jewels in
5) put the "x"-xis rune in (item is now lvl 120)
6) MO at your pleasure.
if you want to bypass the 200%ed cap, simply add the 5x 15ed MOs before step 5, but be aware the item will turn lvl 140 once the xis rune goes in.