3 x sorc Mat's (long)

Bolinbrooke

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3 x sorc Mat's (long)

Well it’s been Sorc month (and a bit) for me. I have completed 3 Mat’s of this class in just over the last month. As I completed the last today I thought I might post about them.

1st finished and an effective 1.10 build

F/Ball-F/orb Sorc

Mina Lvl 83 on reaching Mat and now Lvl 89

Without gear and Charms

Lvl 20 Fire Bolt
Lvl 20 Fire Ball
Lvl 20 Fire Mastery
Lvl 20 Frozen Orb
Lvl 6 Cold Mastery
Lvl 2 Static

Then the required preq’s and teleport, frozen armour etc

With gear this jumps to Lvl 36 F/bolt, ball and mastery with a Frozen Orb of 34 and Cold Mastery of 20.

Damage from main spells

Fire Ball 7000-7429
Frozen Orb 500 – 523 with enemy resists reduced by 115%
Static 13.3 yard radius

I also found/traded for some rainbow facets to increase my damage output. These include a +5/-3% fire facet in shield, +5/-4% cold facet in armour and +4/-4% fire in weapon.

My gear includes

Harley (no P/Topaz yet)
Que Hegan Wisdom
Occulus
Magefist
Lidless Wall
Ravenfrost
SoJ
Rare + 2 skills amulet
Waterwalk
Arachnid Mesh
2 Cold Grand Charms Charms and 4 Fire Grand Charms

The rest of her inventory is packed with resist charms (only the cube is free space). However her resists are about negative 6%, but this has not bothered her too much, just keep moving and spamming those fireballs. I have a lower resist wand on switch (these are so easy to buy from vendors, I was amazed) to help with bosses.

Stats with gear

Strength 94
Dex 68
Life 1008
Mana 1218


As with most Sorc builds the Merc is important and Mina has a defiance merc as a tank. He has a Lore Helm, Shaftstop and Bone Hew. Nice tank.

A relatively easy and fun build. Now to press her into MF duty.

2nd Finished

Nova/Static- F/Orb Sorc

Shael Lvl 86 when finished and now Lvl 89

Without gear and charms

Lvl 15 Static Field
Lvl 20 Nova
Lvl 20 Lightning Mastery
Lvl 20 Frozen Orb
Lvl 10 Cold Mastery

Then the required preq’s and teleport, frozen armour etc

With gear and charms Static is Lvl 24, Nova and Lightning Mastery Lvl 34, Frozen Orb lvl 33 and Cold mastery Lvl 23. I also have a lvl 17 Thunderstorm (more about this later).

Damage from main spells

Static 22 yards
Nova 1482-1965
Frozen Orb 615-644 with enemy resists reduced by 130%
Thunderstorm 920-1482


Equipment

Nightwing Veil (+2 skills +14% cold damage)
Ormmus Robes (+17% cold, +14% lightning +3 Thunderstorm (with plus skills this is lvl 17 and deals 920-1482 as a cast and forget spell ?)
Lidless Wall (it’s a sorc duh)
Occulus
B/K Band
SoJ
Mara’s Kaleidoscope
Frostburn
Silkweave
String of Ears
3 Cold Grand Charms Charms and 4 lightning Grand Charms

Stats with gear

Strength 121
Dex 81
Life 728
Mana 877


This is supported by resist charms. Shael has universal resist of 23 and she is very frail, it took me 2 weeks to go from the ancients to kill Baal. I also tweaked Shael out with Lightning Facets -3/+3 % in her shield and -4/+5 in her occy to give her that bit of extra punch.

Her defiance merc is vital (more than any build I have ever used) to her survival and is equipped with a Peasant Crown, Arioc’s Needle and Duriel’s Shell.

I found a nova sorc to be hard in 1.10 but it can be done, their just are not really enough stat points to go round to make her a consistent WSK/Pit runner.


Melee Sorc (my current pride and joy)

Shara Lvl 85 on reaching Mat and now Lvl 85 as I did this today.

Without gear and Charms

Lvl 20 Enchant
Lvl 20 Fire Mastery
Lvl 20 Cold Mastery
Lvl 20 Lightning Mastery
Lvl 3 Static
Lvl 8 Warmth

Then the required preq’s and teleport, frozen armour etc

With gear and charms this jumps to Lvl 26 cold Mastery, lvl 28 fire mastery and 27 lightning mastery. 10 Static field and a huge lvl 33 enchant.

Damage

Melee 500-2714
With enchant cast – 3710- 6555 (wow)
Static 9.3 yards


My gear includes

Harley (with perfect ruby)
Glad Bane(with perfect diamond)
Baranar’s Star (with 15ias & + 15 max jewel (gg Takis))
Magefist
Stormshield (with perfect diamond)
Dwarf Star
B/K Band
Sereph Hymm (+ damage to deamons and undead)
Gore Riders (CB etc, etc)
Arachnid Mesh

And this

Arch-Angel's Crystalline Globe of Simplicity
One-Hand Damage: 10 to 26
Durability: 60 of 60
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 42
Orb Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0x486cb156
+57 to Mana
+2 to Sorceress Skill Levels
Requirements -30%
+2 to Enchant (Sorceress Only)

on switch with a Sigon’s Shelter for max Enchant :)


1 fire Grand Charm and 1 lightning Grand Charm

The rest of her inventory is packed with resist charms, +ar +dex and plus life charms ( I never seem to have space in my inventory ever). Her resists are 0,60,25,0 but she has plenty of DR so she gets by quite well. In every case with these three builds TP is vital to survival and makes playing them so much fun. Shara is a great multi play build as some of you here know and is an awesome boss killer.

Stats with gear

Strength 177
Dex 219 (for 75% block)
Life 1050
Mana 297 (didn’t spend a point here)


Merc is a Holy Freeze tank. He has a Lore Great Helm, Shaftstop and a Tomb Reaver.

I love this build and who would of thought that a sorc can make a great melee char :teeth:.

As you can see I have been busy, but a bit (lot) of twink and look what u can achieve.

Next - Dual Claw Assay
 

LprMan

Diabloii.Net Member
:surprise:

Congrats on Mats, Bolin :clap:

You have found really nice gear for them :)

btw, your melee sorcs merc weapon...did you mean Tomb Reaver :D
 

wildjinn

Diabloii.Net Member
Wow. Nice work...it must have taken some incredible perseverance to take Shael through to the end! Congrats and drink up on me in the EMB! :p
 

Bolinbrooke

Diabloii.Net Member
wildjinn said:
Wow. Nice work...it must have taken some incredible perseverance to take Shael through to the end! Congrats and drink up on me in the EMB! :p
Close to 20 attemps I think,

LPR - yes I mean Tomb

Most of my gear is 1.09 upgraded to 1.10 but I have some new stuff from MF with my Zealot and all the MP I have done here recently and dont forget the odd trade/giveaway (d2addict/nightfish).
 

Zarhrezz

Diabloii.Net Member
Very nice work =) Hopefully I'll be able to Mat Mephista (the ES sorc) sometime too...I should play her more, really. Hey, would you be willing to trade some of those lightning skillers? I need some more to get ES 40 on Mephista ;)
Dual Claw assassin is sweet too...not a good runner really (at least not with good mf gear), but perhaps the best tank char in 1.10. If you need gear/build ideas just ask =)
 

Bolinbrooke

Diabloii.Net Member
Zarhrezz said:
Very nice work =) Hopefully I'll be able to Mat Mephista (the ES sorc) sometime too...I should play her more, really. Hey, would you be willing to trade some of those lightning skillers? I need some more to get ES 40 on Mephista ;)
Dual Claw assassin is sweet too...not a good runner really (at least not with good mf gear), but perhaps the best tank char in 1.10. If you need gear/build ideas just ask =)

When u say ES, you mean Energy Shield, how crazy is that. As for lightning charms, they took me forever to get/trade for and I really want to keep them as they are vital to my nova sorc, just so she can kill stuff, sorry. I had one spare but I traded it to Lira Lindel awhile ago. lightning charms aren't as popular as they used ot be so posting in the trade thread might get u one or two or seven :teeth:
 

chaos

Diablo: IncGamers Member
Mmmm... nice work, especially with the melee sorc. I'm a sucker for variant sorc builds, so gg @ them sorcies. :D
 

Zarhrezz

Diabloii.Net Member
Bolinbrooke said:
When u say ES, you mean Energy Shield, how crazy is that.
Borderline insane according to some =) To me it's just seeing if it's possible to complete hell with base Vitality and no +life equipment/charms. :bonk:
Traded 3 so far...but I want more of them...2 or 4 (I have 2 cold skillers, never hurts to use those with FO) where 4 has the advantage of being able to use a Memory staff with +1ES/+3TS that I already have...free slvl 21 TS is nice. Also CL and LM will get a boost and ES will only need 18 hard skill points for slvl 40, freeing up 2 points. It's just that some ppl still ask insane prices on lightning skillers for some reason.
 

Gohanman

Diabloii.Net Member
Question on the melee-er:

Why max CM/LM? Arreat Summit lists Warmth as the only synergy of Enchant (FM working as well, of course).
 

BubbleTough

Diabloii.Net Member
Gohanman said:
Question on the melee-er:

Why max CM/LM? Arreat Summit lists Warmth as the only synergy of Enchant (FM working as well, of course).
From what I know about sorc's (not very much in fact :p ), the masteries also boost damage from outside sources, not only spells. So Fire Mastery would increase your fire damage you have from charms, and Cold Mastery would lower your enemies resistance to your cold damage, etc.

Congratulations on the Tri-Mats Bolinbrooke! I haven't manage to get one past Act2 yet, but one day I'll try. Melee Sorc's always enchanted me in 1.09 so I might try one of those :rolleyes: .
 

Bolinbrooke

Diabloii.Net Member
Gohanman said:
Question on the melee-er:

Why max CM/LM? Arreat Summit lists Warmth as the only synergy of Enchant (FM working as well, of course).

The cornerstone of this build was the B-Star so I could put out 3 types of elemental damage + physical. With enchant the fire damage output is huge as well as good AR, however when coming up against fire immunes Max LM and CM has enhanced the damage for the B-Star lightning considerably and reduces enemies cold resistance so the cold damge from the B-Star also hits hard. This way I was able to not miss a beat when up against any type of immune in the game. Throw in a few statics and killing speed is quite good.

If I didn't use a B-Star as my 'cornerstone' I probably would of maxed something else to provide non fire damge.
 

Mage11

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Congratulations on your Matriarchs. Three very different sorcs, and the last two look very challenging. I've got a :drink: waiting for you at the EMB.
 
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