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Blizz-sorc question

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by draconigena, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. draconigena

    draconigena IncGamers Member

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    Blizz-sorc question

    Hi all! I'm currently working on my first Blizz-sorc. What is the best alternate cold-spell to use in addition to Blizz? Glacial Spike, Ice Blast, or orb? I'm guessing not orb since it's not one of the synergies to Blizz. If anyone has some advice, that would be great!

    Thanks,

    *draconigena
     
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    Omikron8 IncGamers Member

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    Ice Blast without a doubt because it has no timer and does great single target damage for its mana cost of around 14-15 (level 20). At character level 75+ (high synergies) ice blast should easily do 1300+ damage which is great to spam on left click with blizzard on right click.
     
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    Sh4dovv Banned

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    yes ice blast can do huge dmg, my sorc does just under 7k blast :)

    plus it freezes monsters solid
     
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    Herald of Doom IncGamers Member

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    7k ? :-/
    I get 4.5k , with good equip. How did you do that?

    HoD
     
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    yelopen IncGamers Member

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    ya seriously
    my friend only has 4k dmg too

    ice blast is the choice
    alot more dmg than glacial spike
     
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    i like glacial spike, it keeps my merc alive.
     
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    yelopen IncGamers Member

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    lol :D
    i prefer more dmg tho


    but either way blizz will still do same dmg
     
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    Sh4dovv Banned

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    perf blizz ormus
    perf nw
    20/-20 monarch
    34/-5 fathom
    10 cold gc

    adds up to ~6.9k with -260% enemy cold resist :)
     
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    Sh4dovv Banned

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    WOW!
    my friends ice blast/blizz

    is only 4k/8k
    urs is 7k/15k wowza :D
     
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    Yes, well...10 Cold GCs...that would tend to increase damage.
     
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    Sh4dovv Banned

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    yea my blizzard is lvl43 and i dont even use sojs or a skiller shield
     
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    Blizz sorcs Meph run alot, and there aren't too many monsters there. So max Ice Blast, then GSpike, THEN Ice Bolt (After maxing Blizz and CMastery of course... just save points up as low level and add similtaneously).
     
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    Oooh, right, glasscanon build. I got max block, 105fcr and a good fhr break. 1890 life too :p. Nice dmg though :)

    HoD
     
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    :)
    i hav 105fcr bp
    i hav 86fhr bp
    i hav more life than u

    dont hav max block tho, but still not a glass cannon :)
     
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    perf blizz ormus --> 20fcr
    perf nw --> no fcr
    20/-20 monarch --> no fcr
    34/-5 fathom --> 20fcr
    Arach for belt? --> 20fcr
    2*fcr rings --> 20fcr
    Magefist --> 20fcr
    fcr amu --> rest
    10 cold--> do they have fhr?

    Is that sort of your build? You're seriously lacking resist then, and I still think any bliz sorc without max block is a glasscanon build. The only builds that ever touches me are 200%fcr fireball sorcies, the rare good frozen orb/ES sorc and ww barbs. I haven't found any viable way to kill the two sorc types, and the only way to win from a ww barb is to have max block :)

    HoD

    HoD
     
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    That's just how I'm doing it. So far so good, except my sorc is getting torn up in hell. Her resists are absolutely terrible right now. I'm working on finding better equiptment, so hopefully once that happens she'll last longer. :)

    Danielle
     
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    wiz spike (75) + any vipermagi (20-35) + 2-3 quests (20-30) + pdiamond in any shield (19) = 129-159 all res, 29-59 in hell. what i usually do is make a smoke armor (nef lum) for 50 all res. another shortcut is to use a 3-4 pdiamond shield.

    however, what i've found is that a little absorb with moderate resists is better than high resists with no absorbs. my usual questing set: ravenfrost, dwarf star, tgods. almost always i get torn up without a tgods, and breeze through once i get one.

    don't count on doing all the quests yourself. after hellforge, the quest bosses start becoming immune to everything. what i did was stop questing at act 3 and camp out at meph to get eq.
     
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    the fcr u derive is correct, tho i use trang glove instead of magefist for the 30cold res

    5 of my cold gc hav 12fhr mod, other 5 hav 31+life mod

    resist;

    i hav max all resists in hell...

    19res anni
    9x life/res sc's
    trang glove - 30%cold res
    +2sorc/10fcr/20all res but 50 pois res ammy
    1x fcr ring with 15all res but 60 light res
    1x fcr ring with 15all res but 54 cold res
    boots with ~45 light/fire/pois res
    fathom gives 37lightres/38fire res
    30res from anya quests
     

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