Black Runeword - D2R 2.5
Thul + Io + Nef
3 Socket Clubs / Hammers / Maces
Black is the weapon of Choice for low budget Uber Smiters and Kicksins. It has high Crushing Blow and good attack speed when made in a Flail base. Its low enhanced damage and inconvenient knockback make it a weak choice for melee characters which rely on weapon damage.
An Uber Smiter equipped with a Black Flail and using Level 20+ Fanaticism only requires another 20 IAS to reach the maximum 6-Frame Smite breakpoint.
Flail / Smite / Level 20 Fanaticism
8 Frames = 0 IAS
7 Frames = 6 IAS
6 Frames = 35 IAS
An Uber Kicksin has several IAS breakpoints to choose from:
Flail / Dragon Talon
4/4/4/4/10 Frames = 10 IAS
4/4/4/4/9 Frames = 26 IAS
3/3/3/3/9 Frames = 30 IAS
3/3/3/3/8 Frames = 50 IAS
3/3/3/3/7 Frames = 95 IAS
The 3/3/3/3/8 IAS Breakpoint can be reached with Black + Treachery and is highly recommended for any budget build. A further 35 IAS can be easily obtained from the gloves (20) and a 15 IAS Jewel socketed in the helm if desired.
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