Find Vendors for a Specific Item
Instructions: Select a weapon or armor type, the
select a specific item from the dropdown box. The vendors who can
sell that item will be listed below!
Note that items which cannot be sold be any vendor
(e.g. Legendary Mallets) will not appear in the dropdown box.
How does this work?
All of the
normal items in the game have attached to them details of which
vendors can sell them. In Normal difficulty, it's as simple as that
- if the item says "Charsi can sell me", then Charsi can sell
In Nightmare difficulty, there is a chance that any item
a vendor has to sell will be upgraded to its exceptional equivalent.
But, to complicate matters, many items have a second (better) normal
item which they will always be upgraded to if they are not
upgraded to exceptional. For example, a short sword has a
"NightmareUpgrade" of scimitar. So if a vendor can sell a short
sword in Normal, in Nightmare they will be replaced by either a
gladius (exceptional short sword) or scimitar. So many of the
lowliest normal items (e.g. short swords, leather gloves, caps,
etc.) will never be sold in Nightmare. Better items do not have this
NightmareUpgrade, so they will be as in Normal if they are not
upgraded to exceptional. For example, crystal swords do not have a
NightmareUpgrade. Ormus sells crystal swords in Normal - in
Nightmare, he still sells crystal swords, but some will be upgraded
to dimensional blades.
Hell difficulty is different. Once
again, many items have a "HellUpgrade", a better normal item that
they will be replaced by. Short swords, for instance, are now
replaced by war swords. However, only items that do not have
a HellUpgrade are eligible to be upgraded to exceptional or elite.
So a short sword will always be replaced by a war sword,
never a gladius or falcata. A vendor who could sell war
swords in Normal, however, can now have those war swords (which do
not have a HellUpgrade) upgraded to ancient swords or mythical
A couple of interesting effects fall out of this.
First of all, no vendor in Act 1 Hell will ever sell an exceptional
or elite item. Everything Charsi, Gheed and Akara have on their
shopping lists are lowly items which do have HellUpgrades. Second,
there are a lot of the lower-end elite items which will never be
sold by vendors. Falcatas, ataghans, legend swords - you won't see
these any shops.
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List Items for a Specific Vendor
Instructions: Select a vendor name, and then select a
difficulty level. All items that the vendors can sell will be listed
How does this work?
presents a list of each item a vendor can sell, based on the rules
described in the "how does this work?" help under "Find Vendors for
a Specific Item".
A further rule to consider is that items
will only appear when the qlvl of the item type is less than or
equal to the ilvl of the shopped items (which is your character
level + 5). So, for instance, Charsi in Normal difficulty can sell
ring mail. But since the qlvl of ring mail is 11, you won't see any
in her trade window until your character hits level 6.
- 23/1/2004 - Certain items are on certain vendors' shopping lists,
but are of a higher qlvl than the ilvl cap applied in normal
difficulty. i.e. the ilvl cap in Act 1 Normal is 12, but Gheed was
listed as being able to sell double axes (qlvl 13) and short spears
(qlvl 15). This has now been corrected.
24/1/2004 - Removed certain items (Drognan's scythes and Halbu's
light gauntlets which vendors have down as magic only, but with a
minimum ilvl of 255 for magic, so effectively they could never sell
The stricter rules concerning upgrades in Hell can
be clearly seen here - observe, for instance, how much longer
Charsi's or Gheed's trade list is in Nightmare than in Hell, thanks
to their normal list being comprised entirely of lowly items which
can be upgraded to exceptional in Nightmare, but are not
eligible for upgrading to exceptional or elite in Hell.