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Is it possible to build a "cheap" melee sorc? if

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by Lyndis, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. Lyndis

    Lyndis IncGamers Member

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    Is it possible to build a "cheap" melee sorc?

    My dream eventually is to be able to build a melee sorc that can solo Hell in one player settings without problems, but I don't think I'll ever be able to get anything more expensive than a Passion runeword for example. I'm also veyr worried about fire immune, and while having Crushing blow gear and a merc can help, but I'm not sure if I can deal with fire immunes. Is it even possible to build a budget zeal sorc?

    Does anyone think it'd be worth it to max out Frost Nova since it can be synergized with the level 16 blizzard from a Nord's tenderizer on switch? Or would it jyust be faster to hit things with the Nord's tenderizer? Or perhaps I should just go with a Might merc, get some crushing blow, and hope Lister dies quickly enough from zealing? Or maybe just give a witchwild string to an act1 merc and hope the magic damage is enough?
     
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    Darkflight IncGamers Member

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    The "without problems" part makes it impossible. If you are willing to spend A LOT of time on it, it is quite possibe, but it's NOT easy.
     
  3. Lyndis

    Lyndis IncGamers Member

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    Well what kind of things might make it easier? What non-uber=-expensive item can really help out?
     
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    Indemaijinj IncGamers Member

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    Four piece Immortal King (Maul, Belt, Boots and Gloves). Use your masteries to enhance the damage from the set.

    Yes, I do think people will look when they see a Sorceress prancing around with an Ogre Maul.
     
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    Lyndis IncGamers Member

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    well, if I use an ogre maul, that frees up lots of points that can go into Vitality...I'll need plenty of faster hit recovery however.
     
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    for pure fhr id suggest stone. it has fhr, a bit of resist, str vit and nrg. plus the big defense.

    also guilluame's face has fhr, crushing blow and deadly strike
     
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    If you are a poor man dreaming of a melee sorc, I know how you feel, I also started from scratch just a couple of months ago. My advice to you is to build a hybrid caster / melee sorc. You will be a pure caster until you can get decent melee equipment. For instance, try this:

    20 blizzard
    20 ice blast
    20 ice bolt
    10 cold mastery
    1 teleport
    1 static field

    Even with worthless equipment, your blizzard and ice blast attacks will be devastating, and you'll still have 30+ pts left to fill out your melee skills (place points in melee skills after you have done your casting skills.) In my opinion, meleeing with a sorc is a suicidal proposition until you have expensive equipment, and this includes an Infinity on your merc. I would recommend using your attack spell to magic find until you can afford those pieces of equipment. Don't be afraid of casting spells with your melee sorc -- after all, you are a sorc. ;)
     

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