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Ice Sorc, Chains of Honor vs Ormus's robe

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by Compher, May 14, 2008.

  1. Compher

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    Ice Sorc, Chains of Honor vs Ormus's robe

    So i'm making a ice sorc, mainly for pking with ice blast and im wondering what would be better, Chains of Honor for the +2 skills and resistances or Ormus's Robe for +15% ice damage.
     
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    Re: Ice Sorc, Chains of Honor vs Ormus's robe

    Is Ice Blast your main skill? Not Blizzard or FO?

    Generally, you want high if not maxed res for PvP, so unless you REALLY want the extra damage an Ormus gives, go with CoH.
     
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    Re: Ice Sorc, Chains of Honor vs Ormus's robe

    I say CoH because you'll likely want the resists. If you need the FCR, a Vipermagi is always a solid option too. Otherwise though, Nightwing's Veil (helm) and Death's Fathom are probably the best choices for the head and weapon slots, because of the damage boost.


    But FYI, the bolts from IceBlast are a lot slower than many other projectiles (for example, I'd guess that Fireballs travel across the screen ~30% faster than IceBlasts), and there's no 'splash' effect, so hitting your targets (especially if they're highly mobile) might be a little more of a challenge than you'd like.

    That's why I never fully tried this idea in PvP (although I probably will someday, and I have the level89 IB sorc for it already :p). But I really like the idea of an IB sorc for PvP - especially since you can get damage comparable to Blizzard (at ~4x the casting speed) - but I think the projectiles are just too slow to be very viable.

    I do know, from leveling my IB sorc, she's super-powerful against single targets (~7500 damage, 8-frame spammage, and Cold Mastery on top of that :shocked:) - and most monsters are easy to hit, so it works decent for PvM. But against semi-intelligent opponents...

    I hope I'm wrong and it works for you.
     
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    Re: Ice Sorc, Chains of Honor vs Ormus's robe

    I'd only use ormus if you have one already and it's + to iB or another skill you'll be using. And I'd ONLY use it vs hammerdins/melee characters where resist does NOT matter. For general public duel games I'd highly reccomend CoH over ormus, as already mentioned the resistance are important pvp, ormus is basically situational only imho.
     
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    Re: Ice Sorc, Chains of Honor vs Ormus's robe

    Ormus is crap.

    CoH > Viper >>>> Ormus.
     
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    Re: Ice Sorc, Chains of Honor vs Ormus's robe

    Imho...

    For resist, skills and a little dr CoH>Viper>Ormus

    For fcr, ok resist and customization Viper>CoH>Ormus
     
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    Re: Ice Sorc, Chains of Honor vs Ormus's robe

    Alright I'll be going with the CoH. Thanks.
     

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