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Cold Skills vs. Mephisto

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by ElderDruid, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. ElderDruid

    ElderDruid IncGamers Member

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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.
     
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    did you sinergize blizzard?
     
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    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.
     
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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)
     
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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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