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Introducing Matriarch Mephista

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Zarhrezz, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. Zarhrezz

    Zarhrezz IncGamers Member

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    Introducing Matriarch Mephista

    Mephista has just made it through 3 player hell. The last minion from Listers pack gave her the exp for level 86, which makes her my highest level character ever (I have 3 level 85 characters who were tied for highest before). Also she's the first to finish the game at a player setting higher than players 1.

    Since it's 4am here and I do have to work tomorrow, a full update (and a guide, given some time) will follow later. Taking on hell with base vitality and less than 400 life has proven to be possible and even viable...Mephista took a total of 5 deaths in hell, and if it wasn't for Mana Burn being more powerful than it should be, it'd be around 2...a better score than most of my other Patriarchs/Matriarchs.

    But now... :sleep:

    PS. Baals drop was total and utter crap. Total sell value not even 50k, 3 normal grade (common) set items.
     
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    Ti-Ben IncGamers Member

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    Congrats on the Mat! :clap:
     
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    whomhead IncGamers Member

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    wowzers! congrats on the ambitious mat! can't wait to read the full write up. :clap:
     
  4. Crazy Runner Guy

    Crazy Runner Guy IncGamers Member

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    Very nice. I am very impressed. It makes me wonder if any other base vita builds are realistic. I'm thinking of a kickassin Titan or Barb titan.

    Congrats :clap:
    crg
     
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    Mage11 IncGamers Member

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    Congratulations on your Matriarch. Going through on base vitality is quite an achievement, and with only 5 deaths too. Well done!
     
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    sunbearie IncGamers Member

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    Congrates too, any build with base vitality is always impressive. My titan barb can't even get through act II (too many archers).
     
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    strijdje IncGamers Member

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    gratz on the mat :thumbsup: now have a :drink: at the EMB on me

    robin
     
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    factotum IncGamers Member

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    Congratulations! I really am going to have to do that Energy Shield Enchantress some time to see if I can match your achievement--although having to be in melee range of Mana Burn bosses might be a problem :).
     
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    congrats on the mat :)
     
  10. Zarhrezz

    Zarhrezz IncGamers Member

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    My next project will be an melee Enchantress too. I will definitely make use of ES, unsure as to what extend yet though. Obviously slvl 40 is not realistic considering the skill cost of Warmth/Enchant/Fire Mastery and the requirements on equipment otherwise (can't just go for max +skills for a melee build). I'm going to try for a build that can survive small packs for a little while even without ES (to be able to survive Mana Burn packs)...block will of course be vital.
    There's still a lot of options that I'll have to consider, I'll post my ideas on the concept sometime soon...there's always good input from this forum =)
     
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    factotum IncGamers Member

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    My plan is to have Slvl 16 ES and 16 Telekinesis, which should give around 70% damage reduction at a 1:1 mana to HP ratio (before +skills, obviously). That should leave enough spare to really pump Enchant.
     
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    Congrats on the Mat!!
     
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    just me who don't know what build this is then?
     
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    Congrats, I take a :drink: for you.
     
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    Zarhrezz IncGamers Member

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    I'm thinking to aim for the following distribution (lvl 80):
    Warmth 20
    Enchant 20
    Fire Mastery 20
    Fire prereqs 2
    Static Field 1
    Telekinesis 20
    Teleport 1
    Energy Shield 1
    Lightning Mastery 1
    Lighting prereqs 3
    Frozen Armor 1
    Cold Mastery 1
    For a total of 91 points (level 80 with all +2 skills quests done). From there it's either Energy Shield or Frozen Armor.
    I'm counting on a +6 to all skills (+4 from equipment, +2 from 3*2 charms) and a prebuff of +3 on Frozen Armor, +6 on Enchant with +3 Fire Mastery and +9 Energy Shield. I think I can actually get 75% block, 90% resist all with the build, too....should be a tank like I've never played before =)
     
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    Zarhrezz IncGamers Member

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    If you do a forum search by "mephista" with my as poster, you should find all the details.
    Or you can wait for me to find the time to write a guide, which hopefully will be somewhere this weekend.
     

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