Cold Mastery

Rohpynol

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Cold Mastery

Hi I was just wondering if there is any point investing points into this skill past 100%?

Thanks in advance :)
 

stephan

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cold Mastery

Yes. The number is subtracted from the monsters original res (if it is not immune) and the minimum resistance can be reduced to is -100. Many monsters have cold resistance higher than 0 and lower than 100.
 

droid

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Re: Cold Mastery

There is a point, but it gets less and less so the further you go past 100. Almost all regular monsters won't have cold resists over 50 unless they're immune, so past -150 you're really not gaining much more.

The one exception is if you plan to run Mephisto a lot, he has IIRC 75% cold resist, so stacking up to -175 is worthwhile for him.
 

cliffemu

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Re: Cold Mastery

so it's pointless for me to max cold mastery, have inv full of skill gc's and wear doom? But if I wanted to do that, could I put less points into cold mastery and have the same effect?
 

droid

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cold Mastery

I'd just put 1 pt in CM and let the +skills do the rest. It doesnt matter if they're hard or soft points, and -ECR from CM works exactly the same as -ECR from gear like Doom, they just add straight together.
 

minuses

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Re: Cold Mastery

Well I would prefer to go for damage first then rest into cold mastery. But of course have 1 point into cold mastery while working on lvl ups.
 

droid

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Re: Cold Mastery

Doom isnt worth it because you already have -ECR from Cold Mastery, and the most a monster can get is -100. If you have, say, +11 skills (a modest total for an endgame sorc), then you're already at -75 ECR from just 1 pt in CM. If you have a Doom with -50% ECR, then just half of that (25%) is actually doing any good against monsters with 0 cold res to start, and the rest goes completely to waste. And that's just with 1 pt in CM, you probably want to invest more.

What cold sorcs need is +% cold damage from places like Nightwings and Fathom and +5 cold facets
 
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