Guardian #7 - Habacalva - The Ice Cold Hydra Sorceress

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
Habacalva, the ice cold hydra sorceress, has reached guardianship!

She was a really, really fun character - hydra is one of my favourite skills. Hydra is particularly nice for hardcore and with the low skill requirements of frozen orb, it seemed like the logical partner skill for hydra. Looking back, I should have used Hexfire, but I didn't think about it :p Habacalva is going to become a Mephisto runner and potentially Mausoleum for a nice change.

No high rune this time - 3 of my 7 guardians have had a high rune drop during their playthrough :p

You can see in the gameplay (timestamps included for main fights) that I used corners quite a lot, or in the case of the Diablo the protective screens. Fighting across rivers etc was also common. Hydra is just so well suited to hardcore. I did actually have a hardcore hydra/FO sorceress prior to my restarting, but she bit the dust in hell sewers (I think).

Anyway, thanks!


Name: Habacalva
Class: Sorceress
Experience: 789148455
Level: 81

Naked/Gear
Strength: 96/112
Dexterity: 155/155
Vitality: 209/251
Energy: 35/55
HP: 578/774
Mana: 195/303
Stamina: 353/353
Defense: 38/1038
AR: 725/791

Fire: 182/142/82
Cold: 196/156/96
Lightning: 185/145/85
Poison: 147/107/47

MF: 47 Block: 75
GF: 0
FR/W: 48
FHR: 60
IAS: 0
FCR: 65


Fire Bolt: 1/5
Warmth: 1/5
Inferno: 0/0
Blaze: 0/0
Fire Ball: 16/20
Fire Wall: 0/0
Enchant: 1/5
Meteor: 0/0
Fire Mastery: 20/24
Hydra: 20/24

Charged Bolt: 0/0
Static Field: 1/4
Telekinesis: 1/4
Nova: 0/0
Lightning: 0/0
Chain Lightning: 0/0
Teleport: 1/4
Thunder Storm: 0/0
Energy Shield: 0/0
Lightning Mastery: 0/0

Ice Bolt: 1/4
Frozen Armor: 1/4
Frost Nova: 1/4
Ice Blast: 1/4
Shiver Armor: 0/0
Glacial Spike: 1/4
Blizzard: 1/4
Chilling Armor: 0/0
Frozen Orb: 20/23
Cold Mastery: 4/7


Chromatic Amulet
Amulet
Required Level: 41
Fingerprint: 0xf395bee7
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +26

Flawless Diamond
Required Level: 15
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +54% Damage to Undead
Armor: +80 to Attack Rating
Shields: Cold Resist +14%
Lightning Resist +14%
Fire Resist +14%
Poison Resist +14%

Plague Blazer
Greaves
Defense: 13
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 70
Fingerprint: 0x3d4d65fd
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Run/Walk
Heal Stamina Plus 50%
Cold Resist +38%
Fire Resist +40%
14% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Repairs 1 Durability in 33 Seconds

Nagelring
Ring
Required Level: 7
Fingerprint: 0x6870ca0b
Item Level: 12
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+66 to Attack Rating
Magic Damage Reduced by 3
Attacker Takes Damage of 3
29% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Emerald Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x646a05c7
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Poison Resist +11%

Lapis Small Charm of Strength
Small Charm
Required Level: 10
Fingerprint: 0xd98ee7b
Item Level: 43
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Strength
Cold Resist +7%

Azure Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 1
Fingerprint: 0xec861dc0
Item Level: 2
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Cold Resist +3%

Lapis Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 10
Fingerprint: 0x4bdc1e81
Item Level: 83
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Cold Resist +6%

Azure Small Charm of Fortune
Small Charm
Required Level: 18
Fingerprint: 0xb77f20eb
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Cold Resist +5%
4% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 17
Fingerprint: 0x7d815b4e
Item Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15 to Life

Tangerine Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 1
Fingerprint: 0xa85cefb6
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Lightning Resist +5%

Ocher Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 10
Fingerprint: 0xd3b5eae1
Item Level: 83
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Lightning Resist +6%

Russet Small Charm of Flame
Small Charm
Required Level: 10
Fingerprint: 0x17fe7f5c
Item Level: 12
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 1 - 2 Fire Damage
Fire Resist +6%

Garnet Small Charm of Inertia
Small Charm
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0x34aee7a5
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3% Faster Run/Walk
Fire Resist +8%

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xd588a9ff
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Chaos Turn
Ring
Required Level: 13
Fingerprint: 0x704e1a3
Item Level: 39
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10% Faster Cast Rate
+4 to Life
+10 to Mana
Fire Resist +22%
Damage Reduced by 1

Magefist
Light Gauntlets
Defense: 25
Durability: 18 of 18
Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 45
Fingerprint: 0x61d390cc
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Fire Skills
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Adds 1 - 6 Fire Damage
+26% Enhanced Defense
+10 Defense
Regenerate Mana 25%

Peasant Crown
War Hat
Defense: 108
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Level: 28
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0xa3fb28c1
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+15% Faster Run/Walk
+100% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Vitality
+20 to Energy
Replenish Life +9

Duriel's Shell
Cuirass
Defense: 636
Durability: 150 of 150
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 65
Fingerprint: 0x3bbf3907
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+164% Enhanced Defense
+101 Defense (Based on Character Level)
+15 to Strength
+81 to Life (Based on Character Level)
Cold Resist +30%
All Resistances +20
Cannot Be Frozen
+100 Maximum Durability

Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 17
Fingerprint: 0xd1c9a5d2
Item Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+13 to Life

Ocher Small Charm of Shock
Small Charm
Required Level: 10
Fingerprint: 0x2bc694b9
Item Level: 21
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 1 - 6 Lightning Damage
Lightning Resist +6%

Viridian Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 10
Fingerprint: 0xb2b8a0a9
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Poison Resist +6%

Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 17
Fingerprint: 0x848fa06f
Item Level: 40
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15 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%

Russet Small Charm of Venom
Small Charm
Required Level: 15
Fingerprint: 0x350795b7
Item Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 15 Poison Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
Fire Resist +6%

Lapis Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 10
Fingerprint: 0x3daa0dae
Item Level: 33
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Cold Resist +7%

Ocher Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 10
Fingerprint: 0x9dd485e3
Item Level: 61
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Lightning Resist +6%

Tangerine Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 1
Fingerprint: 0xef8b3eaf
Item Level: 48
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Lightning Resist +5%

Shimmering Small Charm of Blight
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0xbefafba8
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 6 Poison Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
All Resistances +5

Coral Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 15
Fingerprint: 0x170ef6b9
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Lightning Resist +21%

Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 17
Fingerprint: 0x45ef4956
Item Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+12 to Life

Emerald Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x7f7d58c4
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Poison Resist +10%

Tome of Town Portal
Fingerprint: 0xd9270a54
Item Level: 8
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Rhyme
Superior Bone Shield
ShaelEth
Defense: 34
Chance to Block: 40
Durability: 44 of 44
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 25
Fingerprint: 0x8db06946
Item Level: 47
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+40% Faster Block Rate
20% Increased Chance of Blocking
+12% Enhanced Defense
Regenerate Mana 15%
All Resistances +25
Cannot Be Frozen
50% Extra Gold from Monsters
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Increase Maximum Durability 10%
2 Sockets (2 used)
Socketed: Shael Rune
Socketed: Eth 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

Eth Rune
Required Level: 15
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: -25% Target Defense
Armor: Regenerate Mana 15%
Shields: Regenerate Mana 15%

Amethyst
Required Level: 12
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +80 to Attack Rating
Armor: +6 to Strength
Shields: +18 Defense

Flawless Amethyst
Required Level: 15
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +100 to Attack Rating
Armor: +8 to Strength
Shields: +24 Defense

Flawless Amethyst
Required Level: 15
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +100 to Attack Rating
Armor: +8 to Strength
Shields: +24 Defense

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%

Flawless Amethyst
Required Level: 15
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +100 to Attack Rating
Armor: +8 to Strength
Shields: +24 Defense

Gale Cord
Demonhide Sash
Defense: 30
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0x445bd4b7
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 3 Nova when struck
+36 to Life
Lightning Resist +20%
Poison Resist +20%
Repairs 1 Durability in 20 Seconds

Flawless Sapphire
Required Level: 15
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 6 - 10 Cold Damage Over 2 Secs (60 Frames)
Armor: +31 to Mana
Shields: Cold Resist +28%

Horadric Cube
Fingerprint: 0x689c9048
Item Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Tome of Identify
Fingerprint: 0xbfdf672e
Item Level: 8
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Coral Large Charm
Large Charm
Required Level: 18
Fingerprint: 0xc45365ee
Item Level: 62
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Lightning Resist +12%

Key
Fingerprint: 0x6e7754d4
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 35%
Replenishes Health 35%

Flawless Amethyst
Required Level: 15
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +100 to Attack Rating
Armor: +8 to Strength
Shields: +24 Defense

Flawless Emerald
Required Level: 15
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 60 Poison Damage Over 6 Secs (152 Frames)
Armor: +8 to Dexterity
Shields: Poison Resist +28%

Flawless Skull
Required Level: 15
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 3% Mana stolen per hit
3% Life stolen per hit
Armor: Replenish Life +4
Regenerate Mana 12%
Shields: Attacker Takes Damage of 16

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Raven Veil
Tiara
Defense: 90
Durability: 21 of 25
Required Level: 52
Fingerprint: 0xb93b850b
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Barbarian Skill Levels
Adds 1 - 53 Lightning Damage
+77% Enhanced Defense
+7 to Dexterity
Replenish Life +8

Cruel Hold
Heavy Gloves
Defense: 8
Durability: 14 of 14
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0xda2335f5
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
3% Mana stolen per hit
+17% Enhanced Defense
+19 to Mana
Cold Resist +16%
Half Freeze Duration
Repairs 1 Durability in 33 Seconds

Flawless Sapphire
Required Level: 15
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 6 - 10 Cold Damage Over 2 Secs (60 Frames)
Armor: +31 to Mana
Shields: Cold Resist +28%

Super Mana Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 250%

Super Healing Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenish Life +320

Super Healing Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenish Life +320

Super Healing Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenish Life +320

Greater Healing Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenish Life +180

Greater Healing Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenish Life +180

Greater Healing Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenish Life +180

Spirit
Crystal Sword
TalThulOrtAmn
One Hand Damage: 5 - 15
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Level: 25
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0x42895bfa
Item Level: 60
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+35% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
7% Life stolen per hit
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+22 to Vitality
+98 to Mana
+7 Magic Absorb
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

Whitstan's Guard
Round Shield
Defense: 154
Chance to Block: 67
Durability: 64 of 64
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 53
Fingerprint: 0x472899f1
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+40% Faster Block Rate
55% Increased Chance of Blocking
+175% Enhanced Defense
All Resistances +19
Half Freeze Duration
+5 to Light Radius
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Perfect Diamond


Perfect Diamond
Required Level: 18
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +68% Damage to Undead
Armor: +100 to Attack Rating
Shields: Cold Resist +19%
Lightning Resist +19%
Fire Resist +19%
Poison Resist +19%


Name: Kasim
Race: Desert Mercenary
Type: Def-Nightmare
Experience: 64591380
Level: 81
Dead?: false

Naked/Gear
Strength: 179/199
Dexterity: 144/149
HP: 1607/1748
Defense: 1189/1964
AR: 1865/339430

Fire: 180/140/80
Cold: 210/170/110
Lightning: 208/168/108
Poison: 180/140/80

Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
Death Mask
Defense: 122
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 55
Fingerprint: 0xbd588abb
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Mana stolen per hit
10% Life stolen per hit
+45 Defense
+60 to Life
+30 to Mana
All Resistances +15



Duriel's Shell
Cuirass
Defense: 653
Durability: 149 of 150
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 65
Fingerprint: 0x7cc8949f
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+172% Enhanced Defense
+101 Defense (Based on Character Level)
+15 to Strength
+81 to Life (Based on Character Level)
Cold Resist +30%
All Resistances +20
Lightning Resist +28%
Cannot Be Frozen
+100 Maximum Durability
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Ambergris Jewel

Ambergris Jewel
Jewel
Required Level: 14
Fingerprint: 0x1856d65
Item Level: 38
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Lightning Resist +28%


Insight
Thresher
RalTirTalSol
Two Hand Damage: 46 - 435
Durability: 43 of 65
Required Level: 53
Required Strength: 152
Required Dexterity: 118
Fingerprint: 0x38df17bd
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Level 17 Meditation Aura When Equipped
+35% Faster Cast Rate
209% Enhanced Damage
+9 to Minimum Damage
181% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
+2 to Critical Strike
All Stats +5
+2 to Mana after each Kill
23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Ral Rune
Socketed: Tir Rune
Socketed: Tal Rune
Socketed: Sol Rune

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

Tir Rune
Required Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +2 to Mana after each Kill
Armor: +2 to Mana after each Kill
Shields: +2 to Mana after each Kill

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%

Sol Rune
Required Level: 27
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +9 to Minimum Damage
Armor: Damage Reduced by 7
Shields: Damage Reduced by 7




 

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crawlingdeadman

Diabloii.Net Member
Congrats! I think this was my first sorc build waaaaay back. I should give it another try. I've been thinking about hydra recently...
 

Zenigma

Diabloii.Net Member
I too have been thinking about Hydra. Haven't ever played one. Is it true that IAS gear increases its fire rate?
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
Grats !!! Again very well done. I agree on the safety and fun of this build. O yes, and also on using corners and river crossings to your advantage :).

@Zenigma No. Hydra fire rate can't be changed in any way. See this wiki page for more info.
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
@crawlingdeadman Go for it! Hydra is one of the few things that I really liked in D3 too. I think I will have another hydra sorc eventually, but with CB or nova.

@Zenigma No effect on fire rate :(

@T72on1 It feels a bit unfair when I have hydra's just pummelling things off screen though haha
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
Definitely do! I'm using her as a Mephisto runner just now and it's so safe, plus, it's not a bloody blizzard sorceress :p
 
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