Doom worth it for blizzard sorc merc?

baket

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Doom worth it for blizzard sorc merc?

Would a doom polearm be worth it on a blizzard sorc?, the - cold resistance
 

Evrae Altana

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1) The -% resist will apply only to the one wielding the weapon (ie. the merc, not your sorc)
2) Sorcs already have more than enough -% resist from Cold Mastery.
 

gorash

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conviction breaks very few cold and fire immunes, it works best with light immunes.
 

MageChick

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straight blizzard is normally all about MFing with fairly cheap gear. I'd either go full tals or occy, shako, skullders, etc. You should have decent damage and -enemy cold resistance already.
 

MageChick

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for a blizzard sorc merc you could use just about anything. Infinity won't help you much (as already discussed) and I don't think that you'd have any mana problems that would necessitate on Insight polearm.

You could go doom with a might/defiance merc if you wanted or I always like a good eth obediance. Reapers Toll, Tomb Reaver or Bonehew (all eth if possible) probably round out the top end choices.
 

MageChick

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for a blizzard sorc merc you could use just about anything. Infinity won't help you much (as already discussed) and I don't think that you'd have any mana problems that would necessitate an Insight polearm.

You could go doom with a might/defiance merc if you wanted or I always like a good eth obediance. Reapers Toll, Tomb Reaver or Bonehew (all eth if possible) probably round out the top end choices.

*edit. oops - how did I do that? please delete the 2nd post
 

MageChick

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I think Infinity (or Insight or any other aura type item) is different. It isn't actually giving you the spell. You can't turn the conviction on or off by selecting a different spell can you? On one hand it would be kinda nice to up the conviction, but if it were a true oskill then you'd have to make it an active spell (on right or left click) and that would kinda limit you.

Infinity reads: level 12 conviction aura when equiped
where other spell items read: +3 to XXX skill
 

Jackson

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For a pure cold sorc, you'd like some weapon that will help you against Cold-immunes. Since Infinity doesn't help that much, I'd recommend stronger ones. I guess an Ethereal Doom would work ok... with the extra-but-not-needed HF and high damage.
 

Evrae Altana

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Immortal_King said:
I always thought it did. The arreat summit page on oskills is what I went by and that said it does.
Auras granted by wearing an item are not consider to be oskills.
 
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