I mentioned yesterday in my 9 mistakes players make in Diablo 3 that people are missing out on auction house gear. I said that you only need 30,000-50,000 gold to upgrade your gear. This is an estimate since most of my characters are already geared up but I still feel it’s possible. Here’s how it works.
Usually people post things up with “pie-in-the-sky” prices. They see a gear with 100 Dex and 100 Vitality and throw it up for 200,000 gold and hope some one buys it. It may or may not be worth that much and I’m not sure you want to gear up a level 30-50 character with that stuff. If you sort by buyout price you’ll see all these high priced items at the top and even if you scroll through 46 pages you won’t see any ‘affordable’ items. Even the cheapest item on page 46 won’t be that great.
Crank your criteria up, say +50 dex and +50 vitality and then see what you find. You’ll still see all the high priced crap that you don’t need for your character. To fix this, add a buyout cap of 10-20,000 gold and see what comes up then. You’ll be surprised what type of decent gear is being sold for 2,000 or even 10,000 gold.
It’s not important to have the best gear in each spot, especially when you’re leveling. What is important is to make sure you have one of each primary stat in each spot. If you’re a Demon Hunter make sure you have vitality and dexterity in each equipment slot. You can do that, and you’ll see massive improvement, with very little gold.
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