Cold Skills vs. Mephisto

ElderDruid

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Cold Skills vs. Mephisto

Can someone tell me why my Frozen Orb is so much more effective against Nightmare Meph than Blizzard? I thought Blizzard was supposed to "own" Mephisto. I have FO at level 5 and Blizzard at level 8, and I find that Blizzard does NOTHING against Meph. I'm forced to use FO. What's going on here?? Thanks.
 

ElderDruid

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Mage_Killer said:
did you sinergize blizzard?
No I did not, but the stated "damage" for Blizzard is still a lot higher than for FO. I'm still wondering what the problem is. Thanks.
 

Mage_Killer

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the problem is the mechanics of the spells, the dmg shown on the char screen means nothing when you are dealing with 2 spells that work totally different
lets say that blizzard dmg is 900 and that orb dmg is 300 ok?
you cast a blizz in meph's head, 4 spikes hit=3600 dmg
you cast a perfect orb in meph's chest, 16 spikes hit(that's a full orb impact right?)=4800 dmg
and you can cast more orbs because of their shorter casting delay

those above may not be right examples but should explain my point
when you sinergize blizzard it can start doing 5k dmg and up per spike while orb is at 500 or 600
At that point you probably start getting 2 blizz meph kills and such(I haven't tried blizzard myself)
 

m0nk

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That is my understanding as well. 16 orb shards hit Meph, and does stated damage, if it directly passes over him.
 
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