Obby wrote:Diadem wrote:Oh, which reminds me: Is leveling up that blacksmith guy a good idea? Or is it a waste of gold?
At first it might be a bit expensive, but if you keep him leveled and able to make items that are approximately level-appropriate then the things he can craft for you are pretty good. I'm using three crafted items right now (level 14), since they all have 2 or 3 good stats, and nothing that's dropped for those slots has come close to making me want to replace them yet.
So, it's fairly expensive, but not really a waste of gold. Though that's only true up to as far as I am. I know to get it maxed out it will cost like 400k gold, so I have no idea if it's still going to be worth it to level later on. I assume it will be since Blizzard has said they wanted more of an emphasis on crafting compared to D2, though.
The rares you can craft tend to be just as good as found rares. And if the drop rates of the rare components is the same as beta you'll be more likely to craft rares than find them as drops.
Note too that the craftsmen are shared throughout all your chars. So while its expensive for your first char it benefits ALL your future chars too.