Blizzard = bad for PvP?

Dark Tyrant

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Blizzard = bad for PvP?

I read somewhere that Blizzard is powerful but any good duelist can dodge them because it takes some time for the first ice bolt to come down. If this is true, should I quit my Blizzard Sorceress right now?

I want to make a pvp sorc, I guess fireball or lightning sorc is alright.
 

Stiertje

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Dark Tyrant said:
I read somewhere that Blizzard is powerful but any good duelist can dodge them because it takes some time for the first ice bolt to come down. If this is true, should I quit my Blizzard Sorceress right now?

I want to make a pvp sorc, I guess fireball or lightning sorc is alright.
Not when you encounter a good Blizzard Dualist. You need to get a feel for it; Where do the shards fall? Where does my enemy go? When your opponent is running one way and you plant a Blizzard just in front of him he's most probably gonna get hit, and with the insane damage from Blizzard this is an instakill in most cases.
 

Dark Tyrant

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Alright, I'll keep going with Blizzard sorc.

But if I were to make another pvp sorc, which would you think is better the fireball or lightning sorc?
 

simmk81

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imo fo/cl is quite good though weak. if fire, hydras or meteor are supposed to be the high dmg skills but so far, i have not heard of players making it big in pvp using hydras or meteor
 

Soepgroente

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Blizzard is great. Lightning is awesome. Fire ball is superb. They're all good, which is the most fun for you to play with?
 

xAnjelofLytex

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Personally, I don't find blizz effective in pvp unless:

1. You're dueling someone stupid who runs/teles into your blizz
2. You townguard

Lightning can be VERY powerful. I have a clan member whos doing pretty nice lightning dmg (24k), and can own most melee and some caster classes (cept my old school 1.09 sorc <------points to avatar ;) ). He's having a problem with resists but I think he's building up to get a hoto/chains so that can be dealt with easy enough if you have the funds.


IMO, Fireball sorcs have overpopulated the dueling scene. Lightning would be great to go with. First time I saw a light sorc I didn't think much of it till I totally got owned by trying to tank it..heh...<grumbles>

Have fun with whatever you choose.
 

Kamahl

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meteor is not used in pvp hyrda is not for dmng its to get people confused and to get them moving wrong blizzard owns in duels so dose orb :)
 

zeratul123

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blizzard is the worst dueling spell unless you duel with people who stand in one place and ask them to kill you
 

happyface95

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I hear of people havgin 1000+ dmg frozen orb. Thats.. NOT weak.. but then again 15000 dmg Blizzards is pretty strong. But like Meteor, you'll likely not hit anything that moves. unless you play against mellee chars and blizzard yourself..
 

Ryshenron

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5 k bliz dmg easy to obtain...plus blizz dmg is PER SHARD


get someone stuck with a well placed cast and uve won urself a ear!
 

CookiesnCream

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Ryshenron168703 said:
5 k bliz dmg easy to obtain...plus blizz dmg is PER SHARD


get someone stuck with a well placed cast and uve won urself a ear!
Blizzard really depends on how well you know how to aim it. It's very difficult to use against other ranged classes though. I wouldn't say its one of the best dueling builds but it can be effective. I have yet to duel against a really skilled blizzard sorc. Most public blizzard sorcs stand outside of town and spam blizzard.
 

d00m2k

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DO NOT LISTEN TO THESE PEOPLE!

Blizzard has a chance to hit THE SECOND YOU CAST IT. Which means, no matter how fast they are, they will eventually get hit. Because of the chance to hit on cast, I've found Blizz to be the best PVP sorc skill.
 

CookiesnCream

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d00m2k said:
DO NOT LISTEN TO THESE PEOPLE!

Blizzard has a chance to hit THE SECOND YOU CAST IT. Which means, no matter how fast they are, they will eventually get hit. Because of the chance to hit on cast, I've found Blizz to be the best PVP sorc skill.
And how would u exactly handle ranged chars? Even with teleport, it's difficult to get past bone necros or even guided arrow for that matter. You're in really big trouble if you're up against a skilled enigma necro. That is unless you towngaurd which really shows a player's lack of skill.
 

simmk81

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imo it's skills.

1) prediction of where the enemy would run/teleport to.
2) running/teleporting away out of screen to let them chase you and lay a trap
3) bs are slow and a couple of good teleports could avoid them. of course, fcr and mana regen are your friends here

i have dueled my friend's bs necro using my blizz sorc before and we were playing teleporting fest. however, he died due to a few well placed blizz even before his bs reaches me
 

gideon2086

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If any of you pvp on east ladder you should see my blizz sorc Gideons-Storm quite often.. I do very well and enjoy her.
 

Ryshenron

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Ifrit18 said:
Make that 10k+ blizzard.

a 30% cold dmg death fathom would easily make this achievable.
yeh except i said EASY to obtain....last time i checked deaths fathom was pretty damn expensive

im talkin occy,shako,lidless...etc

none of that uber godly stuff
 
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