Read About Arachnid’s Mesh, Because You May Have Never Seen It’s Poison and Skill Damage in Diablo 2

Arachnid Mesh is a unique Spiderweb Sash (notice the wordplay going on there?). It is a popular belt for casters due to several of the mods on it.

The Stats:

Defense: 119-138

Minimum Strength: 50

Level Requirement: 80

+90-120% Enhanced Defense (varies)

Slows Target By 10%

+1 To All Skills

+20% Faster Cast Rate

Increases Maximum Mana 5%

Level 3 Venom (11 Charges)

Slows Target By 10%

This mod is supposed to reflect the belt’s relationship to spidewebs.

Although Arachnid Mesh is more of a caster’s belt, this mod only works when engaged in melee, or attacking with a ranged weapon, hence requiring a target.

+1 To All Skills

While +1 To All Skills is great for every class and every build, it benefits casters the most, because they have to rely on their Skills to do damage, as compared to melee characters who can depend on the strength and power of their weapons.

A +1 to All Skills not only increases the caster’s primary attacking Skill by 1 level,but may also improve any synergistic Skills, boosting the power of the primary attacking Skill even more.

+20% Faster Cast Rate

This is the mod that all casters want on their equipment. Being able to casts spells quicker makes a lot of difference in the world of Diablo 2, as the quicker you can cast your spells, the quicker your enemies die.

Increases Maximum Mana 5%

Yet another mod on the Arachnid Mesh that is attractive to casters. The more Mana you already have, the better this mod works.

Level 3 Venom (11 Charges)

Venom is an Assassin Skill that deals Poison damage. A Level 3 Venom does 90-110 Poison damage.

One thing to note about Venom is that it caps the poisoning duration to 0.4 seconds. That means that if your Skills and items do a total poison of damage of 700 over 10 seconds, but you use Venom, then you would now only do 28 damage over 0.4 seconds, and if you want to inflict more poison damage, you have to successfully hit the target again, and inflicting another 28 damager over the following 0.4 seconds. Therefore, Venom prevents long term poisoning, and you would have to constantly hit the target every 0.4 seconds to get the full 700 over 10 seconds poison damage.

So while Venom does generally good poison damage, if you want your poison to last longer (and thus prevent monster regeneration rates from rising above 0 over a longer time frame) then you should try to avoid triggering Venom or just avoid items with Venom triggers.

Summary:

Arachnid Mesh has one drawback: it lacks any bonuses to Resistances. Otherwise, it is a good caster belt. It is also has a very, very low drop rate, making it hard to find. There are Diablo 2 players who have never seen an Arachnid Mesh drop in the game. If you are really gung ho on getting an Arachnid Mesh for your caster, you might consider doing Mephisto Runs in Hell Difficulty over and over again, as it appears that Mephisto in Hell has a higher chance of dropping Arachnid Mesh (still very, very low though) compared to other Bosses and Uniques in the game.

Aion Crafting Guide – Choose the Best Aion Crafting Skill For Your Class

Aion crafting is just like in real life. In order to make money or in Aion, Kinah’s, you need to learn Aion crafting. There are six different crafting skills in Aion and you can take on any of them, but each character can only master two of them. In this article you will get a brief introduction to crafting in Aion, where you can learn to master them and what crafting skill that is best suited for your class.

The six crafting skills are:

Armorsmith

This Aion Crafting skill lets you produce heavy armors, helmets and shields. When you’re at the higher levels, the only ways to get high quality heavy armory and shields is to kill rare mobs or bosses and by crafting them yourself.

The Gladiator and Templar classes will benefit most this crafting skill, but it may also be useful for Priests.

To learn Armorsmithing:

Asmodian faction – Talk to Kinterun at the Temple of Artisans in Pandemonium.

Elyos faction – Talk to Vulcanus in Artisans’ Hall in Sanctum.

Cooking

Cooking is a fun Aion crafting skill to possess and all classes can benefit from it. However it won’t make you rich and it can take some time to craft food and beverages.

To learn Cooking:

Asmodian faction – Talk to Lainita at the Temple of Artisans in Pandemonium.

Elyos faction – Talk to Hestia in Artisans’ Hall in Sanctum.

Handicrafting

The Aion crafting skill of handicrafting let you make rings, bows, necklaces, staves, earrings and glasses. You can make a lot of Kinah with handicrafting, but keep in mind that you will have to spend quite a bit of time gathering materials. Rangers and Chanters will get the most out of this crafting skill, but any class can benefit from it and make a lot of Kinah with it.

To learn Handicrafting:

Asmodian faction – Talk to Lanseat the Temple of Artisans in Pandemonium.

Elyos faction – Talk to Utsida in Artisans’ Hall in Sanctum.

Sewing

Sewing will allow you to make belts, hats, shoes and leather armor. You can get a pretty good armor for yourself with this Aion crafting skill, but you won’t make a lot of Kinah with it. Scouts and Mages will get the most out of sewing.

To learn Sewing:

Asmodian faction – Talk to Zyakia at the Temple of Artisans in Pandemonium.

Elyos faction – Talk to Daphnis in Artisans’ Hall in Sanctum.

Alchemy

With the Alchemy Aion crafting skill you can make orbs, spell books, potions, scrolls and manastones. Spirit Masters and Sorcerers will get the most out of Alchemy, but some of the tings you can craft such as potions and scrolls can be very useful for other classes as well.

To learn Alchemy:

Asmodian faction – Talk to Honir at the Temple of Artisans in Pandemonium.

Elyos faction – Talk to Diana in Artisans’ Hall in Sanctum.

Weaponsmith

This Aion crafting let you create swords, pole arms, maces, spears and daggers. Assassins, Gladiators and Templar’s will get the most out of weaponsmithing, but it is possible to make a lot of Kinah with this crafting skill, so other classes may also consider it.

To learn Weaponsmithing:

Asmodian faction – Talk to Rogi at the Temple of Artisans in Pandemonium.

Elyos faction – Talk to Anteros in Artisans’ Hall in Sanctum.

Try to figure out which Aion crafting skill you want to go for as early in the game as possible, even if you don’t want to take on a skill right away. Then you know what materials that might be useful for you to keep.