Elder Rune Weapons Niche

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Astral Crow
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Astral Crow

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Why are the elder rune weapons stats so poor? If you're so scared of elder rune competing with boss drops give it it's own niche, with tier 80 accuracy and tier 90 damage, which would keep boss drop weapons such as the scythe in the same tier the best-in-slot weapon to use while the elder rune weapons being much cheaper to disassemble will become the new best-in-slot for slayer monsters with low defence such as dragons, dagannoth, abyssal demons, etc. It'll be way cheaper than a scythe for trash mobs and you can disassemble it instead of siphon them for invention exp

As it is now if you already have a scythe the new tier 90 elder rune weapons have no value.

16-Nov-2018 21:10:00



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It seems like they are already tier 85, but unlike the Dragon Rider Lance (t90 accuracy, * 80 damage) , it is a mix of damage and accuracy.

If you upgrade the elder rune weapons, you actually end up with t89, so it is arguably the best crafted weapon. I think it should be worse than the t90s, cause whats the point of bossing BiS when you can make it at 90 smiting?

The idea of elder rune was never to be a replacement for nox scythe, I think it's intention was to make bossing a little more available to people who skill more than fight. If you have 90 mining and 90 smiting, you can make some pretty formidable tank gears (elder rune) and make decently long runs at GW and GW2.

It is also a filler item, it would have been dumb to do this smiting and mining rework, and leave an empty content gap from 50 to 90.

It would have been nice to see them at t90, but i can definitely see why they are not.

That being said, when you add in power armour, slayer helm, and potions, elder rune weaponry should still be great for slayer and trash.

I just don't think it was intended to compete with the scythe though.

20-Jan-2019 15:09:32

Serene Steel
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Serene Steel

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Overhill00 said:
I was told that Elder Rune Greatsword +5 is equivalent to Mizuyari in basic stats. That would make it t85 not t89.

Fixed it for ya.

Elder Rune, at +5, is lv85, equivalent to Tetsu and Mizuyari.

Giving Elder Rune full T90 accuracy would immediately make it replace GWD2 weaponry, especially post-weapon diversity update once they give all weapon archetypes their own specific passive effect (akin to Halberds having +1 range to AoE abilities).

They also specifically made smithable gear non-augmentable to not devalue existing stuff. Lowering their stats wouldn't be enough if you could just augment a +5 Elder Rune set.
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21-Jan-2019 16:21:04 - Last edited on 21-Jan-2019 16:28:26 by Serene Steel

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Basically you should use the stuff until you're able to migrate to real equipment. Big advantage of it is you've got some kind of starter equipment openly available now (especially think of ironmen - I know drygores aren't that expensive), but eventually you should use equipment from other kinds of content. Improvements: Tooltip / (F2P) QoL v2
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22-Jan-2019 07:05:33

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