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Best group killer for a lightning sorc - poll

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by smeer, Oct 6, 2006.

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Which Is Better: an "Ice Arrow Rogue" or a "Fire Arrow Rogue"?

  1. Ice Arrow Rogue Is Best

    5 vote(s)
    83.3%
  2. Fire Arrow Rogue Is Best

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  3. Both Are Equally Viable

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. smeer

    smeer IncGamers Member

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    Best group killer for a lightning sorc - poll

    In http://forums.diabloii.net/showthread.php?t=500749
    Charged Bolt is discussed as the best boss/group killer. I'd like to add some hard numbers to the discussion by creating this poll.

    What's the best group killer for a lightning sorc?
     
  2. RealmOftheWolf

    RealmOftheWolf IncGamers Member

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    assume 20 +skills with all senergies max.
    659 - 686 ish damage if i work out right.

    24xthat 15,816 -16,464. if all hit one target most hit the boss.

    spread across the group and its spammable and looks cool in the process
     
  3. MageChick

    MageChick IncGamers Member

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    For groups I'd have to go with chain lightning.

    Charged bolt spreads out so much that even if they are pretty close its only going to hit them with a few bolts if they are more than a few yards away from you. Still if you can spam at point blank range its pretty effective.
     
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    PhatTrumpet IncGamers Member

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    1. No one ever said Charged Bolt was the best group killer.

    2. Nova is somewhat weak in comparsion. You'd have to be completely surrounded by a lot of monsters for it to do more damage. It's really more of a novelty skill than anything else (and good for rushing norm).

    It comes down to Chain Lightning vs. Lightning, and each has its uses. In one situation (e.g. lots of spread-out monsters) CL might do more damage, while in another (e.g. tightly-packed or lined-up monsters) L might do more damage.
     
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    there was an argument earlier (different thread) that Charged Bolt was better for killing cows. Even in the tightly packed cow herds CB comes in third to L or CL as you mentioned. That's all I was saying. But CB does have its usefulless against baal minions - just stand on the steps and spam away.
     
  6. Dennis_KoreanGuy

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    CB for norm and nm

    Hell, I always have favored Lightning over CL, simply because less mana cost + more damage.

    If monsters are packed tightly, L is the obvious choice. But for packs that are spread out, CL if you wish.
     

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