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How are these sorceresses tanking like this?

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by wheel-of-doom, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. wheel-of-doom

    wheel-of-doom IncGamers Member

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    How are these sorceresses tanking like this?

    This has happened to me quite a few times now where I see blizzard sorcs tanking several whirlwinds from my barb who uses a botd warpike. I'm not sure how its possible to achieve enough life, mana, and energy shield level to take that little damage, all while keeping an ample amount of damage.

    I rarely have trouble killing sorcs if I can hit them, though some light sorcs can tank well(which I can understand).

    I tried working this out in a skill planner and it just doesnt seem to work. Can somebody explain this to me?
     
  2. Esuna

    Esuna IncGamers Member

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    The sorc uses CTA?
     
  3. PhuQ

    PhuQ IncGamers Member

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    The sorc you saw prolly had:
    75% block
    50% dr
    95% es
    Tons of mana (5k++)
     
  4. Dennis_KoreanGuy

    Dennis_KoreanGuy IncGamers Member

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    Would be helpful if you posted your damage.

    As for PhuQ's description of sorcs, those are extremely rare and it is unlikely you faced such a beastly sorc. Probably a high ES user with block chugging blue pots.
     
  5. bobofuzzlymunky

    bobofuzzlymunky IncGamers Member

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    yeap. bmanas go a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG way with bo/es.



     
  6. Lord Nyax

    Lord Nyax Banned

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    I saw a Sorc tank my Valk once...for minutes...
    That may not seem like much...but when my Valk is level 52, and does an average of 3k damage PvM, so 1.5k damage PvP...1 or 2 minutes of that...is intense. My bet: they're high % ES Sorc chugging Mana Pots like it's free booze. :neener:
     
  7. Noite Escura

    Noite Escura IncGamers Member

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    Get some items with a good level of Open Wounds and see if that changes something...
     
  8. wheel-of-doom

    wheel-of-doom IncGamers Member

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    my barb does 2-9k, and they tend to tank consistently. One of them I fought stood still iceblasting me just playing around, I think it took 5 direct whirlwinds to kill it with 16k ar(no problem with hitting).

    Ive seen like 3 of these rediculous blizz sorcs.
     
  9. lendial

    lendial IncGamers Member

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    at that level an ES their mana really becomes their life and they can just chug mana pots till their fingers run raw and bloody.
     
  10. Jackson

    Jackson IncGamers Member

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    my barb does 2-9k, and they tend to tank consistently. One of them I fought stood still iceblasting me just playing around, I think it took 5 direct whirlwinds to kill it with 16k ar(no problem with hitting).

    Get more OW.
     
  11. wheel-of-doom

    wheel-of-doom IncGamers Member

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    OW it is then.
     
  12. badolzon

    badolzon Banned

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    My sorc tanks 4-5 whirlwinds of a strong BvC

    Well using Ss, Max block, alot of Fhr high Es kenesis maxed,

    And alot of Mana.

    Alot of potions.

    Um...

    WIZ?

    And shako. works!
     
  13. Jackson

    Jackson IncGamers Member

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    Hah....potions.
     
  14. Dennis_KoreanGuy

    Dennis_KoreanGuy IncGamers Member

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    Poison charms + Open Wounds gear. Teh ES killer.
     

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