Enchantress questions

IntellectSucks

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Enchantress questions

Is it possible to build a viable untwinked enchantress? The build seems hugely gear dependent to me.

I'm at clvl 9 and have been putting all my points into warmth as I figure I'm going to max it anyway. Is this a mistake? Would those points be better spent if I saved them?

What are some survival tips until I start being able to really kick some arse?
 

Scudstorm

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Re: Enchantress questions

PvM, every build is "viable". Check out Superdave's passive zon.

PvP, untwinked = miserable death... s... over and over again :D
 

Jaquiezz

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Re: Enchantress questions

You should be able to do it. Are you ladder? With a powerful enough merc you could pull it off. I would recommend getting some points in frozen orb before you get to hell. This will wipe FI off the map with no problem.

Get a 'Leaf' staff ASAP. Shop a +2/+3 enchant staff with 2os from drognan in normal and leaf it, this will be your enchant buffer all the way through hell.

Other RW"S: 'Lore' Circlet, 'Stealth' Armor, 'Rhyme' Shield, 'Insight' Merc Polearm, 'Spirit' Sword. You should be able to find all the runes for these off of norm countess pretty easily. Of course, you don't need all of them. Leaf is easy and will ensure you rape. Grab a hunter bow with some ias, and chant yourself for some fun.

I would say you should have a smooth ride until late NM and Hell with immunes, but you can definitely mat her.
 

prion

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Re: Enchantress questions

i have done this as part of a team and I was not impressed. AR is a huge problem and you will still be very fragile compared to other players. I found that I was only hitting things when they when under the influence of party member's conviction. I switched my playstyle to pure caster before the end of act 2 nightmare.
 

DH Amazon

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Re: Enchantress questions

i have done this as part of a team and I was not impressed. AR is a huge problem and you will still be very fragile compared to other players. I found that I was only hitting things when they when under the influence of party member's conviction. I switched my playstyle to pure caster before the end of act 2 nightmare.
Nmare act4 and 5 are hard for enchant sorc. I usually 'skip' those and go as fast as possible to hell. Act1-Act3 in hell are easier than those late part of nmare.

Lvl50 sorc can go and clear mausoleum/crypt in act1. No immunes there. Better use bows (so rogue merc too), as those monsters hit hard back.

Or nmare act5, clear areas between 'anya' wp and ancients wp. Not much fire immunes there and still great exp.

Use bows at low lvl (you need 136 dex for phase blade anyway, so you got enough dex to use those). Use rogue merc too. You need raven ring and other good items and good resist before you go to melee. With ranged weapon you can do just fine even negative resist.

If you want to solo nmare baal over and over to get exp and items. Its usually hard for enchant sorc, but with little trick, its quite easy. Or not really easy until you get use to it, but doable to solo in full games too.
Make edge (Tir Tal Amn) runeword bow for you char and use act3 cold merc as tank. You can stop monster life monster life regeration with your bow and those monster take enough damage back while beating your merc. Even nmare baal drop quite fast with this trick.
If you can tank better, then give edge bow to rogue and go and static while monsters beat you. Works that way too.



 

Jaquiezz

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Re: Enchantress questions

i have done this as part of a team and I was not impressed. AR is a huge problem and you will still be very fragile compared to other players. I found that I was only hitting things when they when under the influence of party member's conviction. I switched my playstyle to pure caster before the end of act 2 nightmare.
Enchant sorcies work infinitely better in teams, you were playing the sorc how it is meant to be played.

You should be using one of two mercs. An act 1 rogue, whose inner sight will make everything loads easier to hit, or an act 2 blessed aim merc. The blessed aim merc is great because if you can get it decent gear it tanks for you, and blessed aim is always active, where as the merc might not always cast inner sight. But without decent gear it will die, a lot.


 

IntellectSucks

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Re: Enchantress questions

I have a Leaf staff, but it's not usable til level 19. I was more thinking of what to do until I hit that level (I'm assuming that with all the points I put into warmth that my enchant should be fairly powerful when I get to that level). I'm having a tough time with some of the bosses (Treehead Woodfist in particular was a real pain). Should I just grit my teeth and take it like a man or are there better strategies til you hit a higher level?
 

Zelator

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Re: Enchantress questions

Gamble a rare bow for A1 merc and get yourself a rare spear.. the merc will do nearly all the killing at lower lvl's - thats at least how I do it. I'm usually a tank providing pots.
 

Socialism

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Re: Enchantress questions

PvM, every build is "viable". Check out Superdave's passive zon.

PvP, untwinked = miserable death... s... over and over again :D
No; SuperDave is SuperDave. Don't confuse 'viable' for ridiculously patient. You go Guardian a passives-only Amazon; then come tell us it's "viable".

Tip: 5-10 in Static Field makes everything die very quickly.



 
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