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Do Cold Mastery and Conviction stack?

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by CiaoBoy, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. CiaoBoy

    CiaoBoy IncGamers Member

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    Does Cold Mastery stack with Conviction or with Lower Resist?

    Or is it still impossible to lower a monster beyond -100 resist?

    -CiaoBoy
     
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    Zarhrezz IncGamers Member

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    -100% is a hard cap, nothing will bring anything under that cap.
    It is however possible that Conviction breaks a Cold Immunity, at which points Cold Mastery takes full effect.
     
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    Hyey IncGamers Member

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    No you would not be able to "break" cold immunity, because CM itself is a cold skill, the monster is immune to it :)
     
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    Harby IncGamers Member

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    I dont think Convinction can break immunities (flame me :D ). Lower Resist can for sure, still looking for a lower resist charged wand or something. Any ideas where to find one ? :)
     
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    melianor D3 Wizard Moderator

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    Buy it? Forgot in which difficulty, but i think it was hell. Bought one their in Act4.
     
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    Zarhrezz IncGamers Member

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    That's why my post stated that Conviction can break the immunity, at which point Cold Mastery takes full effect.


    On the topic of Lower Resistance wands to break Cold Immunities: Nice idea, but forget it. Almost every single monster in hell has a base cold resistance over 100%, making it impossible for Lower Resist to break (Lower Resist and Conviction work at 1/5th their usual % on immunes). Conviction can break an immunity of up to 129% (120% in practice), charges Lower Resist can only break 107% (100% effectively). And you won't find monsters with only 100% unless you try really, really hard. Lower Resist charges are nice to increase your killing speed for non-cold builds though.
     
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    Harby IncGamers Member

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    I dont need LR to break immunities to be honest but to kill faster bosses like DC (where are those paladins when you need em ? ^^ ) etc. I dont have a prob with immunes, merc takes them down just fine ;)
     
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    core1000 IncGamers Member

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    Nah, you are all wrong.

    The Arreat Summit says that Conviction and Lower Resists can break Immunities, but they will work at 20% effectiveness after 100% resistance.

    Immunity can go up to 200% resistance... Try stacking Cold Enchanted with Cold Immunity.
     
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    sasja IncGamers Member

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    Cold resistance can be much higher - Gargoyle Traps, for instance, have 1000% cold resistance. I don't see where you disagree with Zarhrezz, though.
     
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    Soepgroente IncGamers Member

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    What he thinks is that cold mastery works at 20% efficiency even after an immunity is broken but this is wrong. The conviction works at 20% effect, for example 100% conviction on a 119% cold resistance monster will take it down to 99% resistance, and then cold mastery takes over and lowers it by the listed percentage. So at slvl 37+ you're at its maximum being -100%.
     

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