Using Obsidian


#1

I was recently asked about how to use Obsidian in a PM, and decided to do some of my own tests (oh!! :sob: my Obsidians are fewer now!!!) and answer in the Community Forum.

it is best to use Obsidian on a Legend Item. when rerolling affix stats on a Legend Item, the values normally wont go below 75% of the affixes max value, which makes it easier to get the higher or max values. non Legend items, even with +25% Item Quality, will give you a random number from the minimum value to the highest, so you would have to be really lucky to get a max value without spending lots of Crystals.

as long as there is at least one space on an item, you can put a Crystal affix on it.

there can only be one Crystal affix on each item.

Obsidian can’t be used on Eternal items or any Pet.

if an item has a Normal (Yellow) or Epic (Orange) affix, or a Myth Stone affix that is the same as the one you are trying to get with Obsidian, it wont show up. so if I wanted Crystal Attack Speed, I wouldn’t get it if I have Epic Attack Speed or Attack Speed from a Myth Stone. I could put Crystal Attack Speed on an item, and later put an Attack Speed Myth Stone in a Socket on the same item.

Tests: placing Obsidian on items…

Level 85 item with 0 affix: 5 choices.
Level 85 item with 5 affixes: 4 choices.
Level 85 Legend item with 5 affixes (one is Set affix): 5 choices.
Level 100 item with 0 affix: 5 choices.
Level 100 item with 5 affixes: 4 choices.
Level 100 Legend item with 5 affixes (no Set affix): 5 choices.
Level 100 Legend item with 5 affixes (1 Set affix & 1 Set Bonus affix): 4 choices.
Level 100 Legend item with 5 affixes (with 1 Set affix): 5 choices.
Level 100 Legend item with 1 affix (I think this has to be a Legend or Set affix, or the item becomes a non Legend item. this happened to me once when I was a Noob, but I haven’t really tested it again to see if it would happen again): it has been awhile since I used an Obsidian on a Legend item stripped down to 1 affix, but if I remember correctly, it was 5 choices.

I didn’t do any tests on any item with 2-4 affixes, as I didn’t want to blow a lot of Obsidian on tests. it looks like the number of choices you get is conditional on what is on the item and what the item is.


#2

Thaaanks bro, you really put an effort to answer my question :sob: I really appreciate it.


#3

It better too put obsidian when u only have 1 affix (will give u 5 choice)

When u have 4 affix it will give u 3 choice


#4

I have never had less than 4 choices when using Obsidian. just used a bunch more to make an Ice Reactor - Skull Crushing Flames Crystal & Myth Stone Farming Build.


#5

Best to use obsidian on an item with one affix that cannot be rolled by chrystals.


#6

well, when I was putting Obsidian’s on the Items for Golem’s Latest Crystal & Myth Stone Farming Build, I noticed some more differences between Legend items when it comes to getting 4 or 5 choices using Obsidian that I hadn’t tested due to the lack of Obsidians. if I had 300 of them, I would do a thorough test. because as all players know, no one likes to waste Obsidians!!!. now I am down to around 30ish Obsidians, so I need to rebuild my stock of Crystals.

on a side note, I spent over 3k Larimar, and over 1k total of Angelite, Kyanite, & Topaz to get Stealth on my Scout (for the Golem’s Latest Crystal & Myth Stone Farming Build I mentioned earlier), and I am learning a little about using it on my Wizard. I don’t get Perma Dodge with it, but this is the first time I have used Stealth regularly on any Class. with 58% Dodge & Block, it is all about timing, so this is an interesting learning experience. usually I just blow things up with my Wizard Spells, so using a Spell that cuts my DMG in half is kind of weird…ok, Very Weird!!!


#7

Golem it’s time to start posting guides :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#8

I have a few in my head, but I haven’t done any tests, just what I have observed. thinking of doing a test for Blood Magic & Equality really soon and posting. hopefully by the weekend, since with all the recent posts, I really want to know. especially because the thought of BM & Equality looks like a great idea.


#9

Trust me it works but I await your scientific results with great interest.


#10

well, reading online while in the Forum, and thinking of the easiest tests to do to get the info I want so I can share it soonest. I used Equality & Equivalence during my Wizards Ascending and some early PVP with that Build, so I do like it, so I think Equality & Blood Magic is some good info to have.