LLD JEWELS CHARMS & RARES This guide is designed to do a few important things. Firstly, it is designed to inform you WHAT possible stats a jewel, charm, or rare can have at level NINE (Only level 9 right now. Level 12, 16, and maybe 18 forthcoming). This is if you want to buy or find a good item for you level 9 dueller, and you want close to the best.. but you don't know what the best is. Secondly, it is intended to correct many blatant mistakes on the info site I commonly use, The Arreat Summit. I've included only USEFUL prefixes / suffixes, to save time, effort, and space. Finally, I've also included my current LLD items folder as somewhat of a Developer's Package. It contains every level 9 LLD item, jewel, charm, quest item, etc. EVERYTHING I have ever used in my level 9 LLD builds and its organized clearly. It's always being upgraded and changed, however, so be aware that it might not have 100% up to date items / information. Now, without further ado. PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES This is the list of useful prefixes and suffixes which are available at level 9. In many cases, certain combinations of prefixes and/or suffixes, such as the Skill suffix + any other mod, inclreases the required level of the item over level 9, and therefore isn't listed. Some listed prefixes and suffixes may also be incompatible with eachother at level 9 (they are noted). Prefixes: Bronze: +10-20 AR Silver: +61-80 AR Vicious: +31-40% Enhanced Damage Fine: +21-40 AR, +21-30% enhanced damage Snake's: +5-10 Mana Crimson: +5-10% Fire resist Russet: +11-20% Fire resistance Azure: +5-10% Cold resistance Tangerine: +5-10% Lightning resistance Beryl: +5-10% Poison resistance Vulpine: +7-12% Damage taken goes to Mana Suffixes: Strength: +1-2 Str Might: +3-5 Str Dexterity: +1-2 Dex The Jackal: +1-5 Life The Fox: +6-10 Life The Leech: +3%(Amulets can only go this high)-5%(Rings can go this high) Life Steal The Bat: +3%(Rings can only go this high)-4%(Amulets can go this high) Mana Steal Readiness: +10% ias The Apprentice: +10 fcr Self-Repair: Repairs 1 durability in 33 seconds Replenishing: Adds 1 quantity in 33 seconds NOTE: These prefixes do not apply to charms or jewels. NOTE: Bows and Javelins don't have durability. INCOMPATABILITIES: Rings cannot have +dex with a second mod. Fine items cannot have +life. Fine and Bronze/Silver/Vicious cannot stack, even on a rare. Russet is the only 20% resist which can be used at level 9. This will be updated as needed-- JEWELS First, a preface. Magic jewels CANNOT stack a prefix/suffix with the same mod. Rare jewels CAN. Rares can have between 3 and 6 prefixes and suffixes randomly, and up to 3 of each only. I'm going to cover all the possibilities that you can have on a Jewel, what the best level 9 jewels are, and what you should look for in a jewel. As far as Magic jewels go, they are only to be used if your budget is low (obviously). The following are the best possible Magic Jewels for level 9: Rusty Jewel of Wrath: +20% enhanced damage, +9 max damage Rusty Jewel of Freedom: +20% enhanced damage, -15% requirements Tin Jewel of Wrath: +40 AR, +9 max damage obviously you can mix and match any way you choose. Here are the level 9 Jewel prefixes and suffixes. ANY OF THESE PREFIXES ARE COMPATIBLE WITH ANY OF THESE SUFFIXES ON A MAGIC JEWEL EXCEPT FOR CARBUNCLE/SCARLET + WRATH/JOYFULNESS. Prefixes: Lapis Lazuli: +10-15% Cold resistance Camphor: +10-15% Lightning resistance Beryl: +10-15% Poison resistance Rusty: +11-20% Enhanced Damage Carbuncle: +1-5 Max damage Scarlet: +4 Min damage Tin: +21-40 AR Zircon: +10 mana Suffixes: Wrath: +9 Max damage Joyfulness: +4 Min damage Life: +5-10 Life Freedom: -15% requirements Therefore, you can pair any of the aforementioned prefixes with any of these suffixes, excluding scarlet+wrath and scarlet+joyfulness, on a magic jewel for level 9 requirement. Now onto RARE JEWELS On a rare jewel, 3 of the above prefixes and 3 of the above suffixes may be chosen. ANY OF THESE PREFIXES ARE COMPATIBLE WITH ANY OF THESE SUFFIXES ON A RARE JEWEL PERIOD! That means the Scarlet and Joyfulness mods can stack to make +8 minimum damage on your rare jewel, and Carbuncle and Wrath mods can stack to make +14 max damage on your rare jewel as well, while still having the requirement level 9. So what's the best rare jewel in the game for level 9? +20% enhanced damage +40 AR (OR: +10 mana, 15% cold resist, 15% lightning resist, 15% poison resist) +14 max damage +10 life -15% requirements Yes, this jewel is possible to obtain at level 9. You won't ever concievably get it on closed, but it is possible. All you need to know is that that is as good as a rare jewel can get - so you know exactly how good of a jewel it is you're buying / trading. My included LLD package includes every useful possibility of this rare jewel (and the magics as well). CHARMS When acquiring Strength or Dex through charms, use Large charms with +3 str (they use their inv space to give str more effectively than sc and gc) with the Fine prefix. that means use THIS for when you need +3 or more STR: Fine Large Charm of Strength/Dexterity +3 max damage +20 AR +3 Str/Dex If you need less than 3 Str in charms, use this: Russet/Azure/Tangerine/Beryl Small Charm of Strength/Dexterity +5% fire/cold/lit/poison resist +1 Str/Dex EVERY OTHER SPACE IN YOUR INV should be filled with either Fine GC of Balance or Lizards GC of Balance: Fine/Lizard's Grand Charm of Balace +6 max damage/+20 Mana +48 AR +12% FHR AND the rest of the spaces with: Russet/Azure/Tangerine/Beryl Small Charm of Life +5% fire/cold/lit/poison resist +10 Life Simple, all there is to it... no reason to use any other charms, these are the best. NOW, onto RARE WEAPONS We're talking about Throwing Spears and Scissors Katar / Blade Talons here, for a LLD asn/zon build. Any other build uses socketable normals. Here's what I have found to be the best you can get from a rare weapon: ethereal +10% ias +30% enhanced damage and +40 AR +1-2 cold damage Socketed (2-3) +4% mana steal +repairs durability / replenishes quantity get as close to that as you can and you've got yourself a nice rare. Enjoy! Here's my LLD developer's package: LLD.zip It includes every level 9 item, jewel, charm, weapon, armor, ammy ring, rares, quest items, etc. I've ever used. F.A.Q. Q: Why don't you have certain resist prefixes listed, and other prefixes I want on my LLD? A: I have not listed those prefixes which, though they can be on a jewel with level 9 req, cannot have a second mod while still staying level 9 (an example of this is fire resist on a jewel). I have also not listed any useless prefixes or any which I haven't used on my items. Q: This guide is very confusing... how is it supposed to help me? A: It shows you what the best stats on items are for level 9 so if you're looking for a jewel with +max damage and AR, for example, you know how much you can get, OR if you don't quite know what stats you want on your jewel or item, you can browse my prefixes and see which are available to you at level 9. Q: How much does this stuff cost? A: Buying these items from other players is extremely expensive. A normal, magic jewel with two of the above jewel mods will cost you about an Um. A rare jewel with +max, -15% req, and any other useful stat will cost you ist+. The perfect rare jewel would probably cost you your bank account in d2 items. Q: So if I'm looking for jewels and charms, where do I look, how do I get them? A: Act 1, Normal. Bring an Orb sorceress and kill everything. Pick up every jewel, charm, and rare ring, ammy, and jewel. This is the best way to get jewels with desirable LLD stats. Any comments, questions, corrections, are all welcome. Call this the guide's beta stage.