bliz sorc

datrupimp

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bliz sorc

whats best shield for bliz sorc? im thinking either ss or lidless cold faceted but some people tell me whistans guard with 2 cold facet in it, which is best?
 

toader

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It all depends on your other gear.

Personally I think Lidless with a 5/5 cold faucet. By doing this it will give the extra fast cast needed to reach the last break point of 110%.

Magefists (20%)
Deaths Fathom with cold faucet (20%)
Lidless with cold faucet (20%)
Perfect Viper with cold faucet (30%)
Arachnids (20%)

Might as well finish the gear out....

SOJ
Ravens
Shako with cold faucet
Boots are variable....depending on what you need. FHR (have 10% FHR somewhere) /Resists/Max Fire Resists (for fire sorcs) / Vit

CTA with +1 sheild on weapon switch

Obviouisly this would be a VIT sorc and not a blocking sorc, but with the super fast cast you will have, alond with some FHR, blocking shouldnt be an issue.

Minimal STR/DEX to wear gear
50 Base energy
Rest into VIT

Ill assume you know the skills needed for a blizzard sorc...
 

Stiertje

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datrupimp said:
whats best shield for bliz sorc? im thinking either ss or lidless cold faceted but some people tell me whistans guard with 2 cold facet in it, which is best?
Whitstans can only have 1 socket. I think you'r refering to Mosers Blessed Circle, but that one has crappy block%, same as Lidless.
 

Xiamet

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Been pondering the same question myself...to SS or not to SS? I have lidless, I have 2 perf diamond Moser's and I have Whitsans. I don't have SS, but I'm wondering if I should bother pumping Str in anticipation of eventually getting a SS. Is it worth the bother, or should i be dumping those stat points into dex and Vit?

if so, then what shield?

-X
 

[cK]Extreme

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Xiamet said:
Been pondering the same question myself...to SS or not to SS? I have lidless, I have 2 perf diamond Moser's and I have Whitsans. I don't have SS, but I'm wondering if I should bother pumping Str in anticipation of eventually getting a SS. Is it worth the bother, or should i be dumping those stat points into dex and Vit?

if so, then what shield?

-X
In most sorc duels ive been in, if you get hit.. you lose. I guess you can use that logic both ways, but i'd rather have the vit to take that hit, rather then a slighty better chance to block.. which just stuns you long enough to get hit again :uhhuh:. No point in SS if your not going block, Lidless all the way IMO
 

Harby

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I am pretty happy with my UM'd SS. The STR price is hefty but it deserves it. I tried Lidless but was pretty fast dissapointed. The one extra skill is not enough to justify it and the only reason to use one would be fcr. If you desperately need +1 skill from shield I guess upgraded Visceratuant would be much better than Lidless.
 

gideon2086

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i already stated up top, use a -15/15res ss for melee, and use a 5/5 cold facet lidless for everything else, dont bother maxing block on ss its a waste of way too many vit points.
 

sasja

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gideon2086 said:
i already stated up top, use a -15/15res ss for melee, and use a 5/5 cold facet lidless for everything else, dont bother maxing block on ss its a waste of way too many vit points.
Each vit points will only by you two life. Life is very easily obtained elsewhere (one perfect small charm of vita = two levels of vitpoints, shako at level 80 = 24 levels of vit), so putting points in vita is not that great an investment for the sorc. Dex on the other hand is impossible to gain from items. Having max block will not only nullify 3/4 of all melee attacks, but also 3/4 of arrows, cold balls, bolts and many other directional attacks, effectively quadrupling your life. Max block is absolutely worth it, unless you like to play very defensively. This is from a pvm point of view.
 

Soepgroente

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I usually go nonblock lidless wall. But that's my opinion :) I can tell you that i lost a lot more to casters with stormshield than with lidless while i can teleport so melee doesn't touch me anyway unless i'm having terrible fps drop or lag.
 

Harby

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gideon2086 said:
i already stated up top, use a -15/15res ss for melee, and use a 5/5 cold facet lidless for everything else, dont bother maxing block on ss its a waste of way too many vit points.
The pure superiority of SS over Lidless is not the chance to block but the 35% DR. SS + Shako + CoH/Enigma = 50% DR and assuming 75% CtB I assure you, you will rarely die. On the other had max vita would offer about twice life, though with no CtB and no DR ( Shako + CoH/Enigma = 18% = not enough to survive heavy melee..) meaning a fast death if swarmed/surrounded.

Life is unfair, why necros and palas have such great class-specific shields ? I mean come on , HoZ is totally broken (mtg term) and obviously Boneflame/Darkforge/Homo are way too good for a necro. I wish sorcs had a better shield than Visceratuant (which isnt even class specific :scratch: ) :grrr:
 
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