Find Out Why Ethereal Sandstorm Treks Are Important in Diablo 2 for the Dueling Assassin (Part B)

Sandstorm Trek is a pair of unique Scarabshell Boots. It has a few good mods, but can be a little underwhelming for Diablo 2 players, except for perhaps Assassins who use Martial Arts and kicks to deal with their foes.

(Continued from Part A)

+10-15 To Vitality (varies)

This act as a little boost to your character’s hit points, with the benefit helping melee characters more, since they get more hit points per point in Vitality. Nevertheless, more hit points is good for any class, any build.

50% Slower Stamina Drain

A nice idea, but as per above, at Level 64, you should really not be having any problems with Stamina.

Poison Resist +40-70% (varies)

The boost to Poison Resistance varies considerably, but if you’re fortunate enough to pick up a pair of perfect Sandstorm Treks, it would give you 70% Poison Resistance, which would be a very respectable amount.

Repairs 1 Durability Every 20 Seconds

The only one who would find this mod useful are the aforementioned Assassins who use Martial Arts and Kicks to dispatch of their foes. Since ethereal weapons have a significant boost to their stats, an Ethereal Sandstorm Trek would grant a higher Kick Damage for Kicker Assassins. Normally, there is no way to repair an Ethereal item, so its Durability will deteriorate as you use the item more and more, until the one point where it drops to zero, and you have to throw the item away because it is now useless. With this mod, an Assassin can equip an Ethereal Sandstorm Trek for better kick damage, and yet be able to repair it through this self-repair mod.

Summary:

Most players find Sandstorm Trek underwhelming. While it provide a good boost to Poison Resistance, Poison is really one of the less powerful damage sources in the game, and there are other much better boots in the game. The only player that could conceivably think of Sandstorm Trek as a viable option for boots are Martial Arts Assassin, due to Sandstorm’s high kicking damage levels.