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Blizzard aiming technique?

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by flaming parrots, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. flaming parrots

    flaming parrots IncGamers Member

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    Blizzard aiming technique?

    Is there a certain place you should aim blizzard to hit monsters? I know at least for hammerdins, the hammers start at the NW, and it got me to thinking about how sometimes blizzard seems to hardly hit. Is there a certain position I should aim for? Or does it matter if I am above/below/beside the monster I want to hit?
     
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    Superhal IncGamers Member

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    i've heard 2 different theories:
    1. aim slightly behind them, so they get hit with the maximum shards on explosion.

    2. aim so that the explosion occurs on top/inside them.

    i like to make the ball pass through them.
     
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    flaming parrots IncGamers Member

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    Isn't that orb?
     
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    Superhal IncGamers Member

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    oops sorry.

    the thing about blizzard is that the mobs have to move a little bit to be affected by it, so aiming is pretty irrelevant. better is just to cast it, and then position yourself so that mobs walk through it.

    i found that sometimes, glacial spike will "push" a monster into blizzard.

    tk should also work for this.
     
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    Jowy IncGamers Member

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    Aim a few steps in front of them, and use your own body as bait to draw them closer.

    When they get in hit range, Teleport/walk slightly back and cast another Blizz for them to run into.

    Add : think of the "Happy Feet" kind of technique people used in D1, if you've played that. "dance" around the monsters to provoke them to run into your attacks, go back and forth so they stay in it.
    With some practice they shouldn't hit you much.


    For targets that don't use the hold-down-the-mouse-button-until-I-die kind of AI, just cast it on top of them, or rush them with Ice Blast.
     
  6. melianor

    melianor D3 Wizard Moderator

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    Most people will tell you to aim a bit infront of monsters.
    Why?
    When you cast Blizz you will notice that it does not go down exactly wher you cast it. You can see an animation when the shards land on the ground and then you will discover that the blizzard animation is displayed in a perspective so that it might seem as if it lands further infront.

    None of the other spells require you to take this perspective in display into account, so thats why most have a problem with aiming Blizz.
     
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    I like to meet the monster from south to north, and aim on their feet, also at meph's.

    I like to look them in the face, esp in cows.
    And yes at their feet or a little in front.
    Moving monsters are the best.
    I also like to cast on my own head, and start runninh.

    Not so hard at all, and moving monsters are the best!!!
     

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