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Infinity vs Doom - whats better?

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by Anabiii, May 16, 2008.

  1. Anabiii

    Anabiii IncGamers Member

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    Infinity vs Doom - whats better?

    hi!

    so im blizz sorceress :) i know that infinity got conviction lvl 16 that gives around -58 to all res... but someone told me that for blizz sorc the best merc weapon is doom cos of its -60 cold res...

    was wondering now for quite a bit whats better... Infinity or Doom?
     
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    Re: Infinity vs Doom - whats better?

    Conviction on infinity is level 12 and gives -85 res. The -cold res on doom does not work for you if your merc is wielding it.

    Cold Mastery takes away most of the effectiveness of both though.
     
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    Re: Infinity vs Doom - whats better?

    -60 cold res shouldn't be necessary since your Cold Mastery ought to bring most monsters down to -100 anyway (Doom's -60 will only work for the merc, if I'm not mistaken). The Holy Freeze aura in combination with another aura is likely to be pretty helpful, though.

    Infinity is fairly pointless for a cold sorc, since its main benefit is breaking immunes and 99% of the cold immunes you meet won't be broken by it. For the price it's better used on a build that would benefit from its Conviction aura.

    I'd reccommend giving your merc something to deal with the cold immunes you come across. High damage polearm (doesn't preclude either of the above, of course), Forti, and a hat with leech if you don't get it from the weapon.

    EDIT: curse my procrastinating ways.
     
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    Re: Infinity vs Doom - whats better?

    well... to break immunies thats the main point of infinity and its conviction aura... i got cold masteries maxed but cant even touch those with cold immunity -.-
     
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    Re: Infinity vs Doom - whats better?

    that's because:

    1. almost all cold-immune monsters have HUGE cold resistances (150+)

    2. Conviction (and Lower Resistance) only work at 20% effectiveness against immunities (so Infinity only lowers their resistance by 17%, so: 150 monster resistance, -17 from Infinity = 133 cold resistance = still immune)

    and... (I don't think this is what you're saying, but wasn't sure)...

    3. Cold Mastery doesn't work against cold immunities. Lower Resistance (necromancer curse) and Conviction (paladin aura) are the only two methods to remove an elemental immunity.



     
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    Re: Infinity vs Doom - whats better?

    Eth 3 os tombreaver/eth Reapers Toll/Eth Insight CV/Eth Obedience CA ...


    Consider them. :smiley:
     
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    Re: Infinity vs Doom - whats better?

    so basicly there is no way i could help my merc in killing those immunies? =/

    sux then but... ill just gonna skip them ^^
     
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    Re: Infinity vs Doom - whats better?

    Use static.
     
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    Re: Infinity vs Doom - whats better?

    And telekinesis.

    As a bonus, TK's knockback works even against Lightning Immunes... (static doesn't work against lightning-immune monsters, by the way - not that I'm trying to imply that static's not useful, because it's a fantastic spell otherwise).


    Sidenote: I'm currently running Baal with a Nova/Fireball sorc that doesn't have an Infinity merc, and when Lister spawns Lightning Enchanted (read: Lightning Immune), I still use telekinesis to help my merc. It works like a charm once you pin Lister against a wall or pillar (or your merc, if you run around to the opposite side of him)...



     

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