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Guardian #1 - Ethiel, Meteorb

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  1. wakiki

    wakiki IncGamers Member

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    Guardian #1 - Ethiel, Meteorb

    I hadn't played DII in months, but I got bitten by the bug again and decided to finish this Sorceress who I had sitting on A5 Hell.

    There were no really scary situations or NDEs to report. I did encounter a boss doll pack stairtrap in the Throne of Destruction along with those Amp-cursing witches. I had to teleport away and let my merc tank them, but I didn't get hit by any of the explosions. If I had, I probably would have been killed in 1 hit. I never lost control of the situation though.

    The build is a cookie-cutter Meteorb. I'm actually a little ashamed of. She was untwinked but ran Nightmare Mephisto for a while. (That's where I got those excellent armors)

    Stats:
    Level 84
    Strength: 146
    Dexterity: 25
    Vitality: 304
    Energy: 35

    Skills:
    Fireball: 20
    Meteor: 20
    Fire Mastery: 13
    Frozen Orb: 20
    Cold Mastery: 9
    1-point-wonders and prereqs: 13

    Gear:
    Code:
    Rockstopper
    Sallet
    Defense: 187
    Durability: 18 of 18
    Required Strength: 43
    Required Level: 31
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 59
    Fingerprint: 0x49df96a3
    +15 to Vitality
    +197% Enhanced Defense
    Damage Reduced by 10%
    Fire Resist +24%
    Lightning Resist +39%
    Cold Resist +25%
    30% Faster Hit Recovery
    
    Havoc Heart
    Jared's Stone
    One-Hand Damage: 8 to 18
    Durability: 50 of 50
    (Sorceress Only)
    Required Level: 42
    Orb Class - Slow Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 59
    Fingerprint: 0x19a0a2cc
    +28 to Life
    Magic Damage Reduced by 3
    Lightning Resist +27%
    Cold Resist +36%
    +2 to Sorceress Skill Levels
    +1 to Thunder Storm (Sorceress Only)
    +1 to Meteor (Sorceress Only)
    Level 2 Blizzard (37/37 Charges)
    
    Skin of the Vipermagi
    Serpentskin Armor
    Defense: 279
    Durability: 24 of 24
    Required Strength: 43
    Required Level: 29
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 59
    Fingerprint: 0xbc1b05e7
    +120% Enhanced Defense
    Magic Damage Reduced by 12
    All Resistances +31
    30% Faster Cast Rate
    +1 to All Skill Levels
    
    Gerke's Sanctuary
    Pavise
    Defense: 267
    Chance to Block:  74%
    Durability: 172 of 172
    Required Strength: 133
    Required Level: 44
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 59
    Fingerprint: 0x4b56fe9
    +238% Enhanced Defense
    +30% Increased Chance of Blocking
    Damage Reduced by 14
    Magic Damage Reduced by 17
    All Resistances +24
    +100 Maximum Durability
    Replenish Life +15
    
    Chance Guards
    Chain Gloves
    Defense: 27
    Durability: 16 of 16
    Required Strength: 25
    Required Level: 15
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 59
    Fingerprint: 0xcfd81846
    +24% Enhanced Defense
    +25 to Attack Rating
    +15 Defense
    200% Extra Gold from Monsters
    40% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +2 to Light Radius
    
    Garnet Plated Belt of the Whale
    Defense: 10
    Durability: 24 of 24
    Required Strength: 60
    Required Level: 37
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x471410b3
    +96 to Life
    Fire Resist +21%
    
    Aldur's Advance
    Battle Boots
    Defense: 47
    Required Strength: 95
    Required Level: 45
    Indestructible
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 59
    Fingerprint: 0x1f5f936f
    +50 to Life
    +180 to Maximum Stamina
    Heal Stamina Plus 32%
    Fire Resist +41%
    40% Faster Run/Walk
    10% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
    Indestructible
    
    Scintillating Amulet of Fortune
    Required Level: 25
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x2fac1667
    All Resistances +15
    21% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Grim Hold
    Ring
    Required Level: 60
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: **
    Fingerprint: 0x5b0bf6ea
    +6 to Dexterity
    +32 to Life
    +54 to Mana
    Magic Damage Reduced by 1
    Fire Resist +20%
    Lightning Resist +10%
    Cold Resist +10%
    Poison Resist +10%
    
    Nagelring
    Ring
    Required Level: 7
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 59
    Fingerprint: 0xd1092462
    +56 to Attack Rating
    Magic Damage Reduced by 3
    Attacker Takes Damage of 3
    28% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Mercenary Items:
    Code:
    Hone Sundan
    Yari
    'ShaelShaelAmn'
    Two-Hand Damage: 96 to 196
    Durability: 28 of 28
    Required Strength: 101
    Required Level: 37
    Spear Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 59
    Fingerprint: 0x6ebb9642
    +165% Enhanced Damage
    +20 to Minimum Damage
    +40 to Maximum Damage
    7% Life stolen per hit
    40% Increased Attack Speed
    45% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Repairs 1 durability in 10 seconds
    Socketed (3: 3 used)
    
    Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
    Death Mask
    Defense: 128
    Durability: 14 of 20
    Required Strength: 55
    Required Level: 66
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 63
    Fingerprint: 0x71194e52
    +60 to Life
    +30 to Mana
    +45 Defense
    All Resistances +15
    10% Life stolen per hit
    10% Mana stolen per hit
    
    Shaftstop
    Mesh Armor
    Defense: 669
    Durability: 32 of 45
    Required Strength: 92
    Required Level: 38
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 58
    Fingerprint: 0x76b73728
    +60 to Life
    +213% Enhanced Defense
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    Damage Reduced by 30%
    
    Hellforges: Shael, Lum
    Notable finds: All of the gear you see above, plus a Skullders, another Vipermagi (told you I had nice armors), Titan's revenge, Ravenfrost, and others.
     
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  2. Gambitsreturn

    Gambitsreturn IncGamers Member

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    Re: Guardian #1 - Ethiel, Meteorb

    Cool guardian, I need to make a new sorc and I cant decide if I want to do another pure blizz, a blizzballer or one of these.

    You posted your orb 3 times in the gear section and the ring twice (Sexy ring btw).

    One can never have too many Vipermagi.

    Yah! A guardian!
     
  3. wakiki

    wakiki IncGamers Member

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    Re: Guardian #1 - Ethiel, Meteorb

    Aw man, it didn't copy my other items. Instead of an orb, armor, and shield, it posted an orb, orb, and orb. Same with my rings. Lemme see if I can update it within the time limit.

    EDIT: Got it. Thanks for pointing that out!
     
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    Re: Guardian #1 - Ethiel, Meteorb

    cheers on the guardian:thumbsup: thats some nive gear you've got there
     
  5. DaveW

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    Re: Guardian #1 - Ethiel, Meteorb

    GG Wakiki, Sorcs are always a bit scary. Awesome offensive skills but they need some defensive nurturing. hehe What r ur plans for her? And what were the scary places for her? (I ask this because my HC BlizzBaller is parked in Act2 Normal!)
     
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    Re: Guardian #1 - Ethiel, Meteorb

    Actually I think Sorcs are one of the safest classes due to teleport. Whenever I felt like I was in a dangerous situation I just hit rejuvs and teleported away. I can't remember a single instance where my health dropped below half.

    The scariest places were definitely the stairtraps areas. If I have room to teleport, my chance of death is zero. But if I have nowhere to retreat, that's when I get messed up. The tensest times are when I'm just starting a new area, even the non-stairtraps ones. It might be a good idea to open a tp in those cases.

    I was really lucky with stairtraps though. None in the Forgotten Tower; a cursed archer pack there could have been the end. I do recall a multi-boss ambush on the Outer Steppes, although that was more annoying than scary.

    I don't know what my plans are yet. I have an astoundingly good Baal map, so once I get some better gear I might go baalrunning. I don't feel confortable doing that right now without stacked resistances for that Conviction Gloam that I'll eventually meet. I may start some other characters, perhaps a Necro or Javazon.

    I'm really tired as I'm posting this so sorry if it seems incoherent.
     
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    Re: Guardian #1 - Ethiel, Meteorb

    Congrats on your first Guardian!

    And don't play down your accomplishment - first Guardian untwinked in HC is never easy. You might want to level at Pindle first and collect some nice items before starting with Baal runs. It's manageable on level84, but I suppose you'll not be able to do Baal's minions efficiently on more than /p1.


    Whatever you choose to do with Ethiel - good luck and may your drops be green and golden :)

    Any plans for your next Guardian?
     
  8. bladejj

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    Re: Guardian #1 - Ethiel, Meteorb

    Congrats, I'm still waiting for my first Guardian :cry:
     
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    Re: Guardian #1 - Ethiel, Meteorb

    Hi,

    Congrats on the first guardian. This is always a happy feeling imho, cookie cutter or not.

    Also, I agree very much with this statement:
    Knowing when to run away is great... but having somewhere to run to is pretty important once you decided it's time to run.

    -hps



     
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    Re: Guardian #1 - Ethiel, Meteorb

    Congrats, may she bring many more good find to you.

    *I wouldn't say sorc is the safest build. she is good if there are room to run/tp. However, if she was under some tough door traps, she is gone for good.
     
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    Re: Guardian #1 - Ethiel, Meteorb

    Congrats on the guard :flowers: and good luck with MF-ing!
     
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    Re: Guardian #1 - Ethiel, Meteorb

    Congratulations!
     
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    Re: Guardian #1 - Ethiel, Meteorb

    If worst comes to worse, save&exit in single player is safer than you ever thought it could be on b.net ;)
     

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