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What does the red weapon type mean, "Rare Staff"?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Tooltips highlight, in red, the attribute of the item that disqualifies your character from wielding it. So, since the type is highlighted, that means that your character cannot wield Staves.

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damn. i was hoping it meant it was really good or something :) – Matt Joiner Jun 19 '12 at 0:48
There should be an X on the item picture in that case, no? – Frank Jun 19 '12 at 0:58
I think it's generally accepted that red = bad. – Koviko Jun 19 '12 at 1:09
@fbueckert only on the icon in your inventory. – Raven Dreamer Jun 19 '12 at 1:11
The X only appears for class-specific items that are not for your class, I think – zarkon Jun 19 '12 at 1:15

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