Hardcore Orb/TK Blind-Teleporting Budget MF Sorceress ifra

magicrectangle

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Hardcore Orb/TK Blind-Teleporting Budget MF Sorceress

Merc is currently using:
Non-eth, non-upped Kelpie Snare
Blackhorn's Face
Gladiator's Bane (crazy def and damage reduction, add to that his defiance aura)
Hit slows target is capped at 50% vs bosses, I'd rather use a tal's helm than a blackthorn's.


 

MYK

Diablo: IncGamers Member
Re: Hardcore Orb/TK Blind-Teleporting Budget MF Sorceress

so ive always wondered this... why not get a merc instead and equip with blackhorn and insight.U'll get significant slowing, a meditation aura to help out against mana burn, and merc has life leach. Also u can choose a polearm that has 0% chance to instakill a stygian doll.
1. You're stuck with Boneflesh if you ever want life leech.
2. Blackhorn's Face has 20% instead of the 50% you get with Kelpie/Woestave against act bosses.
3. What are you escaping by using Insight? This build does plenty of damage on it's own, enough to kill Mephisto and Andariel in Hell fast enough to get a temp ban.
3a. If you want more damage, drop the ES/TK part and max Ice Bolt. (Don't do it untwinked unless you're confident)
4. Mana Burn isn't a problem with this build.

Hit slows target is capped at 50% vs bosses, I'd rather use a tal's helm than a blackthorn's.
Why?

You can't leech with it. Kelpie does piddly damage, so it's not going to leech a whole lot against regular monsters. You may as well maximize the slow or get some form of damage reduction (Rockstopper!).

Blackhorn's Face is also great if you end up in Ancient Tunnels (unleechables, and those charged bolt mages tend to chew up my merks) or Hell Baal (Gloams).


 

magicrectangle

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Hardcore Orb/TK Blind-Teleporting Budget MF Sorceress

Why?

You can't leech with it. Kelpie does piddly damage, so it's not going to leech a whole lot against regular monsters. You may as well maximize the slow or get some form of damage reduction (Rockstopper!).
Because he doesn't have any resists (besides fire, obviously) on that gear? And yeah, rockstopper would be even better. Rockstopper (tal), gladiator's bane (sol), kelpie (eth) = win


 

cuss

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: UPDATED: Hardcore Orb/TELEPORT/TK Blind-Teleporting Budget MF Sorceress

May I translate the guide to another language?
 

Socialism

Diabloii.Net Member
I re-read this entire thread after getting hit by a pang of nostalgia... and I'd like to sincerely apologize to all the people I was a rude, snarky jerk to. Sorry. I was arrogant and douche-y back then - you definitely didn't deserve my short-fused-ire. I really wish I could go back and smack some sense into me.

Anyway.

I hope you're all off having fantastic lives! Be excellent to each other.

<3

Socialism
 

thaBadfish

Diabloii.Net Member
Nostalgia for the game bit me too, and I came across this thread, which is helping me dive back into HC mode after a decade of not playing D2. I wanted to print the guide out, and ended up bringing it into Word to reformat before doing so. An hour or so later and I have the finished product with collapsible headings, proper indents, and other formatting to make the whole thing flow nicely. I wanted to share it as my way of saying thanks to the author and the site.

Hopefully the link below will work, as I cannot upload .docx files directly to the site:
https://www.scribd.com/document/358203812/Hardcore-Orb-Teleport-TK-Budget-MF-Build
 
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