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Cold Mastery

Discussion in 'PvP' started by Megaritis, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. Megaritis

    Megaritis IncGamers Member

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    Cold Mastery

    Yep we all know Cold Mastery and how it works... but I started wondering, is it fair? I mean a good sorc can destroy you with her attacks no matter how much your cold resistance is. The only solution against it is absorb, but personally I feel that is unfair.

    I have a boner that can be considered strong, but when it goes to Orb-ES sorceresses I can't do a thing. I can only kill them if I manage to stun them. Not only that, but one orb and I'm usually dead (life's slightly over 1000 for now, no CTA yet, planning to reach about 1800 life without BO).

    IMHO Blizzard should limit the cold mastery effect at PvP.

    What do you think?
     
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    cheesypotatoes IncGamers Member

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    Well first no boner can kill an even half way decent ES sorc and cold mastery can be negated fairley easiley, especially when there using orb.
     
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    How can orb be negated? Without using absorb of course.
     
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    actually its pretty hard for non barb/pally builds to negate cold mastery.

    for barbs u can use duel wizzys, caster rings, boots, ammy, and even a kiras if u want.

    for non barbs, bout the only ways are using high resist boots (east has boots with almost 50 resist all cept psn), high resist rings (fcr if possible), trangs, thul kiras, and a 3-4 saph shield depending on if u can wear a monarch or not.
     
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    Won't that sacrifice a lot of power? Seems like a double edged sword to me. Power <-> Toughness
     
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    luis19 IncGamers Member

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    well, yes if a non cold sorc attacks you.
    no for the cold sorc, since with that gear (if you did 6k bs with normal gear) you will do around 4k dmg still while u will take feasible dmg from the sorc.
     
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    and a single raven frost is standard for duelling vs orb sorcs
    if you stack huge+raven then its bad but like reasonably if the sorc is still doing damage, and like you take a reasonable amount of damage from a perfect orb hit or whatever no decent sorc is goign to make a big deal out of it.
    1 raven = 80% effective resist (in 09 anyway :rolleyes:) but in 1.10 1 raven isnt overkill
    and its much easier than stacking resists
     
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    luis19 IncGamers Member

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    however, 1 raven is insufficient vs a top orber on a ww barb. any good orber will play mass defense vs a barb so without 2x ravens or stacked resist, you will die fairly easy since going on offensive puts you in alot of risk of taking a full orb.
     
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    Megaritis IncGamers Member

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    Isn't 20% absorb = 60% damage taken?
     
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    luis19 IncGamers Member

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    yes. so 1 raven is good for most builds vs cold sorcs.

    but ppl cry too much when a barb uses 2 ravens even though orber = 100% defense = 10 mins to chip away you're life and bliz still kills in like 4-6 hits.
     
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    vs cold sorcs of any sort, use 2 ravens. blizz will kill a caster in 2 or 3 hits or 5-6 for a barb, which is fair enough. orb will do crappy damage, but since orb/es sorcs TAKE crappy damage, fair enough.

    if they whine absorb, then if your a barb load up on two 60 cold res rings, 2 um wizzies, thaw pot prebuff and say, hey, no absorb... cry please.

    if your caster thats what 4 saphhire eth monarchs are for.
     
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    sorcs need to be able to kill fast, because most of them die very easily if hit

    my bliz sorc does 16k dmg with -250% enemy resist, but its still hard to hit alot of ppl and i need to be wary to stay away to avoid dmg
     

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