Guardian #22 - Kataegis - The Shockingly Mutated Wielder of Lightning

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Site Pal

Sorry for the initial silent gameplay^^ Also, she has the wrong thumbnail at the moment, but that should show corrected soon...


Kataegis is guardian #22, and my last for a while because I'm back to work tomorrow and have a lot of reading that I want to do. Her name comes from a mutational signature which is often found in breast cancer patients, the word for which comes from the ancient Greek for 'thunderstorm', which is the pattern that the data shows on analysis. She is the first guardian to utilise Infinity, which I recently farmed, and will hopefully not be the last as I have an intended sept themed around Infinity.

She was so fun to play and of course, she carved through everything with ease. She is built to be safe as you can tell by her gear, and as I only have one light skiller I was able to put quite a few life charms in her inventory, still stack her resists, get max block and have light/fire absorb. She is a potential future Baal runner :)

Code:
Name:       Kataegis
Class:      Sorceress
Experience: 973958049
Level:      84

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   151/186
Dexterity:  189/204
Vitality:   135/140
Energy:     35/40
HP:         433/917
Mana:       201/237
Stamina:    282/502
Defense:    47/2142
AR:         895/970

Fire:       188/148/**
Cold:       194/154/94
Lightning:  197/157/97
Poison:     142/102/42

MF:         16       Block:      75
GF:         100
FR/W:       40
FHR:        90
IAS:        10
FCR:        115

Code:
Fire Bolt: 0/0
Warmth: 1/9
Inferno: 0/0
Blaze: 0/0
Fire Ball: 0/0
Fire Wall: 0/0
Enchant: 0/0
Meteor: 0/0
Fire Mastery: 0/0
Hydra: 0/0

Charged Bolt: 20/29
Static Field: 1/10
Telekinesis: 1/10
Nova: 10/19
Lightning: 20/29
Chain Lightning: 20/29
Teleport: 1/10
Thunder Storm: 0/0
Energy Shield: 0/0
Lightning Mastery: 20/29

Ice Bolt: 0/0
Frozen Armor: 1/9
Frost Nova: 0/0
Ice Blast: 0/0
Shiver Armor: 0/0
Glacial Spike: 0/0
Blizzard: 0/0
Chilling Armor: 0/0
Frozen Orb: 0/0
Cold Mastery: 0/0

Code:
Amber Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x9bb77838
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 to Life
Lightning Resist +11%

Garnet Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0xe1146ed4
Item Level: 51
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Fire Resist +8%

Lizard's Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x591bbea3
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
+3 to Mana

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xc1f0b98a
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+17 to Life

Viridian Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xcd3bfd59
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 to Life
Poison Resist +6%

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xd01d4f37
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+18 to Life

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x1b36b3e6
Item Level: 83
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 to Life

Cobalt Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x8dcb5a80
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+18 to Life
Cold Resist +9%

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x65d01267
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+16 to Life

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xe793b1b8
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 to Life

Snake's Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xe1e8d6f2
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life
+11 to Mana

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x73274693
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 to Life

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xf633a6d3
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+18 to Life

Coral Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x2bb125ea
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Lightning Resist +8%

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xaf2b009e
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Crimson Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x5abbecd8
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Fire Resist +5%

Emerald Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xba599f43
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 to Life
Poison Resist +11%

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x2bb2e141
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 to Life

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x1bcce38e
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+18 to Life

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xd312c4bf
Item Level: 83
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 to Life

Tangerine Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0xa76a6514
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Lightning Resist +4%

Amber Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xa09023da
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 to Life
Lightning Resist +10%

Snake's Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x317cb9c4
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+18 to Life
+10 to Mana

Ocher Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0xf17ff79c
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Lightning Resist +6%

Dwarf Star
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0xb7159455
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+40 to Life
+40 Maximum Stamina
Heal Stamina Plus 15%
Fire Absorb 15%
Magic Damage Reduced by 13
100% Extra Gold from Monsters

Mara's Kaleidoscope
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0x451987a4
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +5
All Resistances +24

Aldur's Advance
Battle Boots
Defense: 43
Durability: 12 of 18
Required Level: 45
Required Strength: 95
Fingerprint: 0xaeda5520
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Indestructible
+40% Faster Run/Walk
+50 to Life
+180 Maximum Stamina
Heal Stamina Plus 32%
Fire Resist +50%
10% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
Set (2 items): +15 to Dexterity
Set (3 items): +15 to Dexterity
Set (4 items): +15 to Dexterity


Horadric Cube
Fingerprint: 0x2e517b00
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Coral Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x850fee22
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Lightning Resist +8%

Sparking Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x45093f8d
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Lightning Skills (Sorceress Only)

Snake's Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x936f2b22
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
+12 to Mana

Wisp Projector
Ring
Required Level: 76
Fingerprint: 0xa42bb8cd
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 16 Lightning on striking
Lightning Absorb 20%
16% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 7 Spirit of Barbs (11/11 Charges)
Level 5 Heart of Wolverine (13/13 Charges)
Level 2 Oak Sage (15/15 Charges)

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xcba94da
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Call to Arms
Double Axe
AmnRalMalIstOhm
One Hand Damage: 27 - 74
Durability: 12 of 13
Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 33
Fingerprint: 0x66fa77b9
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
290% Enhanced Damage
Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+6 to Battle Command
+5 to Battle Orders
+4 to Battle Cry
Replenish Life +12
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Ethereal
5 Sockets (5 used)
Socketed: Amn Rune
Socketed: Ral Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune
Socketed: Ohm Rune

Amn Rune
Required Level: 25
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 7% Life stolen per hit
Armor: Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Shields: Attacker Takes Damage of 14

Ral Rune
Required Level: 19
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
Armor: Fire Resist +30%
Shields: Fire Resist +35%

Mal Rune
Required Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Prevent Monster Heal
Armor: Magic Damage Reduced by 7
Shields: Magic Damage Reduced by 7

Ist Rune
Required Level: 51
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Ohm Rune
Required Level: 57
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Enhanced Maximum Damage
Armor: +5% to Maximum Cold Resist
Shields: +5% to Maximum Cold Resist

Spirit
Monarch
TalThulOrtAmn
Defense: 316
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 43 of 44
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 146
Fingerprint: 0x73b1d9ee
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+27% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+22 to Vitality
+89 to Mana
Cold Resist +35%
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+8 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Tal Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Amn Rune

Tal Rune
Required Level: 17
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
Armor: Poison Resist +30%
Shields: Poison Resist +35%

Thul Rune
Required Level: 23
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
Armor: Cold Resist +30%
Shields: Cold Resist +35%

Ort Rune
Required Level: 21
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
Armor: Lightning Resist +30%
Shields: Lightning Resist +35%

Amn Rune
Required Level: 25
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 7% Life stolen per hit
Armor: Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Shields: Attacker Takes Damage of 14

Heart of the Oak
Flail
KoVexPulThul
One Hand Damage: 1 - 24
Durability: 30 of 30
Required Level: 55
Required Strength: 41
Required Dexterity: 35
Fingerprint: 0x1a72379a
Item Level: 61
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to All Skills
+40% Faster Cast Rate
+75% Damage to Demons
+100 to Attack Rating against Demons
+150% Damage to Undead
Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
7% Mana stolen per hit
+10 to Dexterity
Replenish Life +20
Increase Maximum Mana 15%
All Resistances +37
Level 4 Oak Sage (25/25 Charges)
Level 14 Raven (60/60 Charges)
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Ko Rune
Socketed: Vex Rune
Socketed: Pul Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune

Ko Rune
Required Level: 39
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +10 to Dexterity
Armor: +10 to Dexterity
Shields: +10 to Dexterity

Vex Rune
Required Level: 55
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 7% Mana stolen per hit
Armor: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
Shields: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist

Pul Rune
Required Level: 45
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +75% Damage to Demons
+100 to Attack Rating against Demons
Armor: +30% Enhanced Defense
Shields: +30% Enhanced Defense

Thul Rune
Required Level: 23
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
Armor: Cold Resist +30%
Shields: Cold Resist +35%

Skin of the Vipermagi
Wyrmhide
Defense: 862
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 84
Fingerprint: 0x93e9fef9
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+30% Faster Cast Rate
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+120% Enhanced Defense
All Resistances +32
Magic Damage Reduced by 10
Required Level +7
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Shael Rune

Shael Rune
Required Level: 29
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +20% Increased Attack Speed
Armor: +20% Faster Hit Recovery
Shields: +20% Faster Block Rate

Arachnid Mesh
Spiderweb Sash
Defense: 137
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x9559881c
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Slows Target by 10%
+118% Enhanced Defense
Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Level 3 Venom (11/11 Charges)

Bloodfist
Heavy Gloves
Defense: 18
Durability: 14 of 14
Required Level: 9
Fingerprint: 0x331bf595
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10% Increased Attack Speed
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+5 to Minimum Damage
+16% Enhanced Defense
+10 Defense
+40 to Life

Stormshield
Monarch
Defense: 461
Chance to Block: 47
Durability: 83 of 86
Required Level: 73
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0x8c6725be
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Indestructible
+35% Faster Block Rate
25% Increased Chance of Blocking
+315 Defense (Based on Character Level)
+30 to Strength
Cold Resist +60%
All Resistances +22
Lightning Resist +25%
Damage Reduced by 35%
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 10
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Um Rune

Um Rune
Required Level: 47
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 25% Chance of Open Wounds
Armor: Cold Resist +15%
Lightning Resist +15%
Fire Resist +15%
Poison Resist +15%
Shields: Cold Resist +22%
Lightning Resist +22%
Fire Resist +22%
Poison Resist +22%

Griffon's Eye
Diadem
Defense: 254
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Level: 76
Fingerprint: 0xd86eb19c
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 47 Chain Lightning when you Die
+1 to All Skills
+25% Faster Cast Rate
Adds 1 - 74 Lightning Damage
-23% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+16% to Lightning Skill Damage
+198 Defense
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Rainbow Facet

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x9b163a8
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 47 Chain Lightning when you Die
Adds 1 - 74 Lightning Damage
-4% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+4% to Lightning Skill Damage

Code:
Mercenary:

Name:       Mizan
Race:       Desert Mercenary
Type:       Def-Nightmare
Experience: 70167038
Level:      83
Dead?:      false

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   183/198
Dexterity:  147/172
HP:         1687/1897
Defense:    1245/2205
AR:         1889/1889

Fire:       200/160/100
Cold:       197/157/97
Lightning:  167/127/67
Poison:    167/127/67

Infinity
Giant Thresher
BerMalBerIst
Two Hand Damage: 250 - 714
Durability: 28 of 28
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 178
Required Dexterity: 130
Fingerprint: 0x16f11715
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
50% Chance to cast level 20 Chain Lightning when you Kill an Enemy
Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
+35% Faster Run/Walk
318% Enhanced Damage
-50% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
+42 to Vitality (Based on Character Level)
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30/30 Charges)
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune

Ber Rune
Required Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%

Mal Rune
Required Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Prevent Monster Heal
Armor: Magic Damage Reduced by 7
Shields: Magic Damage Reduced by 7

Ber Rune
Required Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%

Ist Rune
Required Level: 51
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items


Crown of Thieves
Grand Crown
Defense: 299
Durability: 50 of 50
Required Level: 49
Required Strength: 103
Fingerprint: 0xde77d38c
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
12% Life stolen per hit
+163% Enhanced Defense
+25 to Dexterity
+** to Life
+35 to Mana
Fire Resist +33%
84% Extra Gold from Monsters
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Perfect Ruby

Perfect Ruby
Required Level: 18
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 15 - 20 Fire Damage
Armor: +38 to Life
Shields: Fire Resist +40%


Duriel's Shell
Cuirass
Defense: 661
Durability: 146 of 150
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 65
Fingerprint: 0xc4bee529
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+174% Enhanced Defense
+105 Defense (Based on Character Level)
+15 to Strength
+38 to Life
+84 to Life (Based on Character Level)
Cold Resist +30%
All Resistances +20
Cannot Be Frozen
+100 Maximum Durability
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Perfect Ruby

Perfect Ruby
Required Level: 18
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 15 - 20 Fire Damage
Armor: +38 to Life
Shields: Fire Resist +40%
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
Amazing build! :eek:
Why thank you very much :D


Nice use of Stormshield. Congrats on the nice Guardian, actually, really nice Guardian!
I think that if I go for 99 with her, she will be exceptionally safe, especially as she levels and that life pool creeps up a bit, plus room for an extra +1 BO on the CtA. Preferably, I would swap the DS for a BK if one drops. I may have to come back and do it again with an all out powerhouse variant though :p
 

Vildecor

Diabloii.Net Member
Congrats on another guardian! You've really been pumping these out lately. Also, congrats on getting Infinity. I'll be interested to see how your Infinity sept turns out. Also, lightning Sorceresses are awesome.
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
Congrats on another guardian! You've really been pumping these out lately. Also, congrats on getting Infinity. I'll be interested to see how your Infinity sept turns out. Also, lightning Sorceresses are awesome.
Haha, thanks! Well, I think the first will be my claws of thunder assassin, or the mage summoner :D

Awesome!!

I watched some of your vids today :)
Awesome, thanks, hope you liked them! :)
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
Great Guardian, Kitteh !! Definitely a powerhouse, but a safe one. Keep it that way, will you? :)
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
Great Guardian, Kitteh !! Definitely a powerhouse, but a safe one. Keep it that way, will you? :)
I mean, I'm trying, but y'know, I do have a habit :p When will we be seeing the next oSkill sept entry?
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
I'm on a D2 hiatus because of GD, but even if I weren't, it would be hard to do another oSkill Sept entry, as that one is finished ... as you should know ;).

I still have plenty of ideas and plans to do when I return to D2. Don't think a Sept will be something I do then, at least not at first.
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
I'm on a D2 hiatus because of GD, but even if I weren't, it would be hard to do another oSkill Sept entry, as that one is finished ... as you should know ;).

I still have plenty of ideas and plans to do when I return to D2. Don't think a Sept will be something I do then, at least not at first.
Well, that's embarrassing :p
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
Well I don't blame you, Blizzard didn't do a very good job with Thunderstorm.
No, they didn't. It's a shame really because I love the concept of it, it just isn't useful. I would prefer it to be some kind buff/debuff of some sort.
 

ioupainmax

Diabloii.Net Member
No, they didn't. It's a shame really because I love the concept of it, it just isn't useful. I would prefer it to be some kind buff/debuff of some sort.
Well they could fix it a number of ways (but not all of them together):
  • Increase the damage to the point where it can take out most monsters in 1 hit. I like the idea of it being similar to Firewall in that it doesn't need lots of points to make it viable as a reliable backup attack.
  • Reduce the interval.
  • Instead of reducing the interval, target several monsters - only works well in a crowd situation, but have an extra bolt every X number of skill points.
  • Probably wishful thinking but, make it do an immunity check to ensure it targets non-lightning immunes with a higher priority.
  • Add 'blinds target' or 'terror' or something. A big bolt of lightning hitting you out of the sky would probably blind or terrify you. I prefer blinds target - which could be useful even on immunes, like Gloams etc.
 
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