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How do Blizz Sorcies deal with CI's?

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by Dalarans.Pride, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Dalarans.Pride

    Dalarans.Pride IncGamers Member

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    How do Blizz Sorcies deal with CI's?

    I was just wondering how you deal with CI's with ur Blizz Sorc.

    Oh, and im sure this has been asked many times, but does CM work on immunes?
     
  2. th5418

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    CM doesnt work on immunes, and there are stuff called merc. :innocent:
     
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    Fanaatikko- IncGamers Member

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    Static + merc usually gets the work done. Party members can also be helpful :)
    The other option is skipping all ci's.
     
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    Stiertje IncGamers Member

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    So many people disregard the use of a merc it's stunning. A mercenary, if equiped properly and at the same level, can kick some major butt. My merc usually does more damage then most semi-high level characters. When I'm in a semi-high level baalrun it's usually my mercenary that saves the group from an Extra Fast, Extra Strong Lister.
     
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    I use a 20pt fire wall with 1 pt mastery, +8 skills gives you 3.8 k dmg /sec, enough to do decent damage, and helps the merc out a lot.
     
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    Evanta...Firewall with a Blizz Sorc? Please post your build...I'm definitely curious...

    -X
     
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    after building a maxed out cold sorc with gear that brough CMastery to -175% (max needed for mephisto), i determined that its way overpowered and did not need to be maxed.

    so
    you could do firewall, or you could go Enchant on your hireling. depends on if its a tank/hf/defense/ that type of a might. enchant would be a nice thing to do, gives a boost to a might merc and will obviously work well as all fire immunes are dead in one blizzard

    my blizz kills meph in 1.2 bliz casts. sad.
     
  8. Evanta

    Evanta IncGamers Member

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    my build went like this:

    Blizz 20+8+2
    Glacier Spike 20+8+3
    Iceburst 18+8
    Cold Mastery 8+8

    Firewall 20+8+2
    Fire Mastery 1+8+2

    +8 all skills, +2 fire skills (mage fists and a burning charm), +2 blizzard+3 spike from snow clash.

    All these complete at char lvl 85.

    Btw, the enchant sounds like a cool idea... =) Since your party doesn't benefit from Firemastery anyway.
     
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    Enchant info for you

    Fire mastery does benifit your enchant dmg for party members since it modifies the dmg on the enchant skill it's self aswell as the dmg in your char screen... the double bonus effect if you will.

    Enchant is not worth it really to help a merc unless you are a fire sorc build if you ask me. W/out fire mastery and synergy bonus from max warmth, enchant will do pidly dmg.


    Later,
    Jason
     
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    Evanta - How's your Blizzard damage with 1 less maxed synergy? I'm curious because i'm thinking of going Blizz/FW for a sorc that can at least complete quests.

    Do you do hell meph runs with this build, and if so, how many Blizzards does it take you to take Meph down?

    Thanks,

    -X
     
  11. Evanta

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    Blizzard doing 2.6k damage currently (lvl 75) with -95% cold resist (same build, ice burst not pumped much yet). Actually compared to my ex-cold soc with all-out blizzard, I'm killing at the same rate in 1-3 player games, no noticeable diff.

    It's with large groups like a full game, that the regen rates of monsters starts to be significant enough that I find it somewat harder to kill non-cold immunes, but even then it's the difference of 1 more blizzard, so not too much a biggie to me.

    No, no meph runs yet, my prev pure cold soc couldn't reach meph w/o dying before I deleted her(I didn't realise fast cast was so impt then), so I can't tell you the diff. But of course it would be somewhat slower, but I believe Meph would still go down fast, esp. if u use static field.
     
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    i run from ci's. :(
     
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    Thanks for the info Evanta..

    My plan for this sorc is for running meph, maybe Pindle solo...no multiplayer runs. Figure an all Blizzard vuild would be all I need, but FW is appealing so she can at least complete quests, which are important for resists and the bonus to life.

    I may just leave her at pure Blizzard build, since once completed, FW won't be neccesary for hell Meph runs...

    Thanks for the info..

    -X
     
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    what is the best merc for a pure cold sorc?
     
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    there's a seperate thread for that somewhere
     
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    That settles that.

    Anyway, might mercenary + static + telekinesis (stun stun stun) works. Really, I've encountered three phys/cold immunes so far and i'm level 86. Two of them were taken down by my mercenaries bone spear from bonehew. Pretty neat. The third regenerated too quickly, but that was the only monster i have EVER ran from with my blizzard sorceress.
     
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    If you equip your merc with a Reapers Toll with the chance to cast decripfy on there it will break the physical immunity on most monsters :yep:
     
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    But i don't have that since bonehew does the trick :teeth:
     

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