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gear for pvp melee sorc?

Discussion in 'PvP' started by kingofthedarkage, May 27, 2008.

  1. kingofthedarkage

    kingofthedarkage IncGamers Member

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    gear for pvp melee sorc?

    I'm really stuck on the gear for a pvp melee sorc. Partly bcz they have so many needs like ias, ar, fcr, fhr, maybe even frw and i just can't seem to work out any good gear for her. So anybody got any good suggestions? Also, could you tell me how strong this build would be? I'm a pretty agressive dueler and I hate to lose:grin:
     
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    Re: gear for pvp melee sorc?

    I believe you will find at least some info about this in the guide sticky in the sorc forum. There are a few melee guides there, which at least will give you a hint on where to start.
    I'd start from this one: http://forums.diabloii.net/showthread.php?t=471447

    As you already said, you have plenty of needs. The only thing you won't really need is more damage.
    I have a melee sorc, which I occasionally duel with. I have found that my biggest problems are hitting people. (Absorbing folks are ofc no easy match either)
    You can choose to either use a passion pb to get zeal, or you can use a shael'd pb to get fast single hits, or you could use a crescent moon runeword for some -%lightres. Regardless of which, keep in mind you will be able to dash out huge damage (1-50+k, easily. 25k avg = 4k pvp dmg = 1k if 75%res. If they have 95% res, you are in trouble) Anyway, you need to hit. Get a bunch of AR, and keep in mind they most likely will have 75% block.

    Since they have 75%block, you will also need block. And also a bunch of life and/or ES. You need to outlast them (Assuming you play agressive).

    So a good start would be reading that guide I linked to, and then let's take it from there. :)
     
  3. Xempt

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    Re: gear for pvp melee sorc?

    I recently finished my melee sorc's gear and am pretty happy. Although her resists are sub par, the damage is nice and it's a fun a build to play. I'm currently switching between Beast Zerker axe and Hand of Justice PB depending on class I'm dueling/PVM circumstances.

    My advice would be invest in good res/life scs to round out where this build lacks a bit. Expensive but definetely helps!

    - X
     
  4. wizAdept

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    Re: gear for pvp melee sorc?

    I posted this a while ago on another forum:
    Just my experience a long time ago with melee sorcs, most I see now are using pretty much the same build. Some players like btals/soe builds for dr, you dont hit as good bps but it allows you to tank more which may be important depending on what type of opponent you are facing.
     

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