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3 x sorc Mat's (long)

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  1. Bolinbrooke

    Bolinbrooke IncGamers Member

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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
     
  2. LprMan

    LprMan IncGamers Member

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    :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
     
  3. wildjinn

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    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
     
  4. Bolinbrooke

    Bolinbrooke IncGamers Member

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    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).
     
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    Really inpresive, especially the melee sorc.
     
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    Nice work. 3 sorcs all in a month. Have fun at the EMB :)
     
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    Bolinbrooke IncGamers Member

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    Just over 6 weeks

    I wanted a sorc in 1.10, just could not decide which to build so I tried 3 :lol:
     
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    congratulations :)
     
  9. Zarhrezz

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    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 =)
     
  10. Bolinbrooke

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    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:
     
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    Congrats on the Mats! :clap:
     
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    Mmmm... nice work, especially with the melee sorc. I'm a sucker for variant sorc builds, so gg @ them sorcies. :D
     
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    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.
     
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    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).
     
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    Great work! :clap:

    But I'm also curious about the LM/CM on the Melee sorc...
     
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    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: .
     
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    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.
     
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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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    wow bolin, gratz on those 3 mats, esp the melee sorc, awesome job mate :thumbsup:
     
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    Great work, that's very impressive mate! :)

    Butz. :teeth:
     

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