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Frozen Orb vs Meteor (or fireball) with Tal's set

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  1. agrégatif

    agrégatif IncGamers Member

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    Frozen Orb vs Meteor (or fireball) with Tal's set

    I've begun a new sorceress which is meant to wear the full Tal set.
    And I've got two questions for you :
    What would you think would be the best fire skill to use between meteor and fireball?
    Is it better to max Cold mastery or to work as much as I can on the synergies for the fire skill I chose ?
     
  2. Kaelin

    Kaelin IncGamers Member

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    Go with 17 (+skills included) cold mastery, and put the rest in fire synergies/mastery. This gets you -100 cold resist, any more is useless on enemies without resist.

    Regards,
    Kaelin
     
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    I like Meteor AND Fireball. But try 'em both and see. Fireball is spammable, but Meteor is like artillery from the sky. If I had to pick I'd go fireball since it can get you out of a pinch, but I use Meteor to kill Meph. I hate dodging and using FO.
     
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    for general killing i prefere fireball, but for 1 on 1 meteor is the king, especially against a non-moving mephy that never has any immunity.
     
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    well both of them of course

    max them as they are synergies to eatch other as the other have said and have FO as backup with 17 in CM after skill adders.

    the metorb sorc is very viable and just so you know a sorc with the tal set and a few other skill adders easily reatch a 12k meteor without to much hassle.
     
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    agrégatif IncGamers Member

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    Thank you all for your answers !
    So 20 in both meteor and fireball before fire mastery appears to be the right call.
    Now, I've got one last question:
    Could you explain what the "moat trick" with meph is ?
     
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    You spawn Meph and teleport across the moat. At a certain range he just sits there and wont cast spells. Meteor's away! I used to FW him to death like this.
     
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    i think the pics showing the tecnic still float around somewhere on the sorc forum go check after them:thumbsup:
     
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    Screw the moat trick just run up to old Mephy and spam meteor right in his face his melee attack is pretty weak and hi wont use his elemental ones often if you're close to him. A players 4 meph will go down with the use of about 1 healing potion, 2 if he's feeling psycho. then there's no need to frick around getting him/you in the right place
     
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    If you use the orb attack , I think it will be easier to put fireball in the second skill. you can use 3 fireball and just after an orb, you can't put an meteor and just after an orb.
     
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    The fastest way I've found is to cast Meteor on Meph when he stops, Static him three or four times, Meteor again, Static a few more times and Frozen Orbs to finish him off..

    This technique combined with full Tal's takes about 5 or 6 seconds on /players 1.
     
  12. strijdje

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    i think you should take a look at vega meteorb sorc uide, that is just the build you are looking for i guess ;)

    my meteororb sorc has
    MEteor maxed
    Fire ball maxed
    Frozen orb maxed
    Cold master 17 (with skills from equipment included)
    Fire mastery 18 (to be maxed)
    all preq's 1
    teleport 1

    works fantastic and is a really good mephisto runner :thumbsup:
    she wears

    Full tals set (armor and helm socketed with a um rune.. orb with a fire rainbow facet)
    Stormshield (pdiamond)
    magefists
    Silkweaves
    1 Soj and 1 Ravenfrost

    She died 4 times.. 1 to mana curse and 3 to hell ancients

    Good luck!

    robin
     

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