Announcing Snow_Bunny, my first 1.10 Mat (untwinked)! ifra

Urlik_Skarsol

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Announcing Snow_Bunny, my first 1.10 Mat (untwinked)!

I am pleased to announce that I have completed my first untwinked 1.10 Matriarch! :D

A L86 Blizzard/Ice-Blast/Firewall Sorceress named Snow_Bunny (full stats below).

Matriarch At Last!

She defeated Baal at L85.7 or so and then went to the River of Flame and did a couple runs at P8 to bang the gong. Got a Kelpie off Baal.


Now she can start treasure hunting in earnest! hehehe.

For the most part, this build progressed very nicely. Snow_Bunny found some extremely opportune items along the way (I sometimes wonder if the AI in the game takes pity on you and decides to drop exactly what you need, lol). Anyway, she was fun to play in Normal and NM, which were both mildly challenging in places. Most of the ride through Hell was a real thrill though, with a few very odd exceptions.

Deaths in normal mode: zero
Deaths in NM mode: 1 (I carelessly flung her into a pack of extra-fast vile archers in the Countess Tower and she was "hit-recovery locked" ...out go the lights...).
Deaths in Hell mode: about 30, half of them at the hands of the Ancients (Korlic often spawns FI on top of his CI).

Areas that were surprisingly easy (in Hell mode):
River of Flame, Chaos Sanctuary including Big D, the Worldstone Keep but most unusually the Throne of Destruction minions and Baal (no kidding), the Ancient Tunnels, the Maggot Lair, the Mausoluem and the Crypt.

Comment on Baal's minions... the only cold immunes were the archer-skellies that spawned with Achmel. Firewall and my Merc took care of them rather quickly. The rest (even Lister and his hound-mates) all were ripped to shreds by icy shards... MUHAHAHAhahaHA. I had to tp out of the fight with Baal a couple of times to replenish some red and blue pots, but neither Snow_Bunny or her Merc died at his hands. Blizzard chewed him up too. *giggle*

Areas that were agonizingly difficult (in Hell mode):
By far and away, the Ancients were the absolute most unbalanced, ridiculously hard fight I ever fought in D2. By far.
Durance level 2, Battlemaid Sarina's Lair (about 5 deaths in there), Palace Cellars (with all those damn Burning Archers), Arcane Sanctuary, and various spots in Act1 and Act5, especially "The Pit" and the Glacial Trail.

Most notable finds: Suicide Branch wand in Stony Tombs NM mode, Gul rune from Hell mode Hell forge quest, Frostwind Cryptic Sword from Hell mode River of Flame, Ormus robe from Mausoleum Hell mode, Ma'vina's armor from Hell mode Crypt, Dark Adherent Dusk Shroud from Magi Canyon hell mode, as well as a plethora of socketed elite grey items - to name a few.

As far as where to put remaining skills and stats points as she moves toward Clvl 99... I will probably max out Ice-Bolt and put the remaining point in Spike. Also, I'll probably boost Str some more to remove some item dependency, then add to Dex to try getting block back up to 60%, then the rest to Vit.

Skill point placement regrets: I could have got by without spending a point in Static Field. TK + "Merc Tanking" is so much better an alternative to deal with CI+FI's as the following screenshots will attest...

TK in action#1
TK in action#2



FULL BUILD DETAILS

Character name : Snow_Bunny
Character type : Sorceress
Character level : 86
Character exp : 1,146,069,803

Strength : 61 (77)
Dexterity : 153 (170)
Vitality : 206 (206)
Energy : 100 (110)

Life : 802 with items
Mana : 467 with items

Defense with Slvl 6 Chilling Armor active: 1572
Chance to Block: 54%
Fast Cast: 90% (9 frames)

RESISTS
Fire +70
Cold -32
Lightning +75
Poison -21

SKILLS
Fire Tree
Warmth 1 (4)
Firewall 20 (26)
Fire Mastery 5 (_8_)
+15% to fire damage from Ormus robe.

Lightning Tree
Telekinesis 1 (3)
Teleport 1 (3)
Static Field 1 (3)

Cold Tree
Ice Bolt 8 (12)
Ice Blast 20 (24)
Glacial Spike 7 (11)
Blizzard 20 (24)
Cold Mastery 10 (14)
Chilling Armor 0 (6 total when cast) granted by Orb on her switch.
+10% to cold damage from Ormus robe

Ice-Blast damage 1250-1306 per blast (freezes for 12.9 seconds/4 = 3.23 sec in Hell mode).
Blizzard damage 2329-2489 per shard
neither of these factors in the dmg boost from Cold Mastery.
Firewall damage 3637-3682 per second


BATTLE EQUIPMENT
(all was self-found or made from self-found stuff)

HEAD
Lore Circlet (made in Act5 normal)
'OrtSol'
Defense: 26
Durability: 35 of 35
Required Level: 27
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 38
Fingerprint: 0x7b0a2c09
+10 to Energy
Damage Reduced by 7
Lightning Resist +30%
+2 to Light Radius
+1 to All Skill Levels
+2 to Mana After Each Kill
Socketed (2: 2 used)
Socket#1 = Ort Rune
Inserted into a Circlet
Lightning Resist +30%
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Socket#2 = Sol Rune
Inserted into a Circlet
Damage Reduced by 7
Required Level: 27
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion

AMMY
Order Necklace (Rare, gambled late in NM mode)
Amulet
Required Level: 35
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 70
Fingerprint: 0xd91367b0
+9 to Strength
+13 to Dexterity
Fire Resist +14%
Lightning Resist +37%
+2 to Cold Skills (Sorceress Only)

TORSO
Ormus' Robes (found on 2nd of many Hell-mode Mausoleum runs)
Dusk Shroud
Defense: 433
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Strength: 77
Required Level: 75
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xe4c7522d
Regenerate Mana 12%
+17 Defense
20% Faster Cast Rate
+3 to Fire Wall (Sorceress Only)
+15% to Fire Skill Damage
+13% to Lightning Skill Damage
+10% to Cold Skill Damage

WEAPON
Suicide Branch (found in NM Stony Tombs Level 1, right by the door - probably her best find)
Burnt Wand
One-Hand Damage: 8 to 18
Durability: 15 of 15
Required Strength: 25
Required Level: 33
Staff Class - Normal Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 47
Fingerprint: 0xd305cc27
+40 to Life
All Resistances +10
Increase Maximum Mana 10%
Attacker Takes Damage of 25
50% Faster Cast Rate
150% Damage to Undead
+1 to All Skill Levels

SHIELD
Rhyme Superior Grim Shield (made in Act1 Hell mode, a Rhyme "Bone Shield" served for most of NM).
'ShaelEth'
Defense: 163
Chance to Block: 60%
Durability: 79 of 80
Required Strength: 58
Required Level: 29
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 76
Fingerprint: 0x8148428
+8% Enhanced Defense
+20% Increased Chance of Blocking
Regenerate Mana 15%
All Resistances +25
Increase Maximum Durability 14%
50% Extra Gold from Monsters
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
40% Faster Block Rate
Cannot Be Frozen
Socketed (2: 2 used)
Socket#1 = Shael Rune
Inserted into a Grim Shield
20% Faster Block Rate
Required Level: 29
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Socket#2 = Eth Rune
Inserted into a Grim Shield
Regenerate Mana 15%
Required Level: 15
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion

BELT
Glyph Cord (Rare)
Demonhide Sash
Defense: 47
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Strength: 20
Required Level: 24
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 44
Fingerprint: 0x9d7d8a82
+3 to Strength
+35% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +24%
Lightning Resist +8%
Replenish Life +5
10% Faster Hit Recovery

GLOVES
Magefist (found off Bonesaw Breaker in Act 5 normal!)
Light Gauntlets
Defense: 24
Durability: 18 of 18
Required Strength: 45
Required Level: 23
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 36
Fingerprint: 0x6e7694f3
+23% Enhanced Defense
Regenerate Mana 25%
+10 Defense
Adds 1-6 fire damage
20% Faster Cast Rate
+1 to Fire Skills

RH RING
Dwarf Star (found in Magi Canyon, hell mode)
Ring
Required Level: 45
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 82
Fingerprint: 0xa54ae793
+40 to Life
+40 to Maximum Stamina
Heal Stamina Plus 15%
Magic Damage Reduced by 12
100% Extra Gold from Monsters
15% Fire Absorb

LH RING
Garnet Ring of the Tiger (found somewhere along River of Flame, hell mode)
Required Level: 43
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x77b7f007
+21 to Life
Fire Resist +28%

BOOTS
Silkweave (from 3rd run in Mausoleum, hell mode).
Mesh Boots
Defense: 130
Durability: 16 of 16
Required Strength: 65
Required Level: 36
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xdc86bae0
+190% Enhanced Defense
+200 Defense vs. Missile
Increase Maximum Mana 10%
30% Faster Run/Walk
+5 to Mana After Each Kill

SWITCH WEAPON (for buffing with Chilling Armor only).
Glowing Orb (found somewhere in late NM, Act4 I think)
One-Hand Damage: 8 to 21
Durability: 20 of 20
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 24
Orb Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 61
Fingerprint: 0x9b35eb76
+23 to Life
+3 to Chilling Armor (Sorceress Only)


MERCENARY: MIZAN, ACT2NM HOLY FREEZE.

MERC HEAD
Guillaume's Face
Winged Helm
Defense: 217
Durability: 25 of 40
Required Strength: 115
Required Level: 34
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0x96d99cf7
+15 to Strength
+120% Enhanced Defense
30% Faster Hit Recovery
35% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike

MERC TORSO
Dark Adherent
Dusk Shroud
Defense: 855
Durability: 10 of 20
Required Strength: 77
Required Level: 49
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 82
Fingerprint: 0xf3d2f10a
+402 Defense
Fire Resist +24%
Adds 24-34 poison damage over 2 seconds
25% Chance to cast Level 3 Nova when struck

MERC WEAPON
Honor Mancatcher
'AmnElIthTirSol'
Two-Hand Damage: 172 to 367
Durability: 15 of 15
Required Dexterity: 124
Required Strength: 122
Required Level: 55
Spear Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 83
Fingerprint: 0xb802d068
+10 to Strength
+160% Enhanced Damage
+250 to Attack Rating
+9 to Minimum Damage
+9 to Maximum Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
Replenish Life +10
+1 to Light Radius
+1 to All Skill Levels
+2 to Mana After Each Kill
25% Deadly Strike
Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (5: 5 used)
Socket#1 = Amn Rune
Inserted into a Mancatcher
7% Life stolen per hit
Required Level: 25
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Socket#2 = El Rune
Inserted into a Mancatcher
+50 to Attack Rating
+1 to Light Radius
Required Level: 11
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Socket#3 = Ith Rune
Inserted into a Mancatcher
+9 to Maximum Damage
Required Level: 15
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Socket#4 = Tir Rune
Inserted into a Mancatcher
+2 to Mana After Each Kill
Required Level: 13
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Socket#5 = Sol Rune
Inserted into a Mancatcher
+9 to Minimum Damage
Required Level: 27
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
 

Shade

Diabloii.Net Member
Congratulations! :clap: Sounds like the Mausoleum was very kind to you indeed...
 

LprMan

Diabloii.Net Member
:clap:

Congrats on untwinked Mat, that really is a great achievement!

Good luck with future projects too

:)
 

whomhead

Diabloii.Net Member
way to go man... good name too. too bad sorcs can't wear bikinis, then she'd be a real snow bunny. :D
 

Urlik_Skarsol

Diabloii.Net Member
whomhead said:
way to go man... good name too. too bad sorcs can't wear bikinis, then she'd be a real snow bunny. :D
Ahhh, that would be nice wouldn't it? :drool:

At least when equipped in Battle Gear she looks "naked" (dusk shroud + circlet).


Thanks for the kind words folks! :D


Next project is an Enchantress ... but I'm gonna have to twink her with treasures found by Snow_Bunny. Hmmm... I still need to get a 4-socket phase blade... Maybe some more River of Flame runs? I've found 2 or 3 blue ones there.

Urlik
 

Mage11

Diabloii.Net Member
Congratulations on your Matriarch, Urlik. You certainly deserve a :drink: after such a tough battle.

Well done & good luck with the treasure finding.
 

Fafner

Diabloii.Net Member
Congrats, untwinked is quite an accomplishment. I couldn't resist giving my Vegasorc the occulus I found. I love firewall from the old 1.09 days. I used to own Hell Meph players4.
 
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