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Lack of mana is killing me

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  1. TheNorthman

    TheNorthman IncGamers Member

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    Lack of mana is killing me

    Lvl 14 cold sorc with 9 points into ice blast and using it as my main attack. It costs 9 mana and I only have 66 total since I haven't put a single point into energy (as per advice received here, haha). So yea, it's really difficult to play - I find myself spending a LOT of time buying potions in town. How do I address this? :)
     
  2. ale beer two

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    Re: Lack of mana is killing me

    For the lack of mana issue, well i agree, don't put any points into mana, your pool will grow as you level up and its tough at this early stages for a lot of classes, but worth it in end game. Just persevere and suck it up.

    * Buy lots of blue pots.
    * Look for rings and ammies and gear that have + mana and + energy
    * at lvl 29 use frosties, at 36 use glooms
    * consider other cheaper spells

    since you have 9 points in ice blast it pretty much confirms you are going blizzard, otherwise those 9 points are wasted come end game.
     
  3. krischan

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    Re: Lack of mana is killing me

    You address that by leveling up to L27. At that time you get an act 2 merc (if you don't have one already) and give him an Insight polearm which he can wear, e.g. in a bill (ethereal, if possible). That will solve your mana problems well enough. You will still need potions if you have to cast spells massively to deal with big crowds or tough enemies. Apart from that, your merc will be better at killing than yourself for some time, one-hit killing most monsters in early nightmare.

    Until then, ale beer two gave good advice. Keep your inventory free, except for +mana charms, and load yourself up with mana potions. You problems will stop at L27. A belt with 16 slots will provide you with enough space for mana potions then, although those with low str reqs are exceptional and have a level req of 24+. I assume that you are going to use blizzard from L24 on and as that's a spell with a cast delay, mana consumption won't be that high from that point on.
     
  4. TheNorthman

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    Re: Lack of mana is killing me

    Wait, so what happens at 27? You said that I have to be 24 to use a 16-slot belt, but why did you mention 27?

    Also, I already have an act 2 merc, so where do I get this Insight polearm and what does it do? :)


     
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    Re: Lack of mana is killing me

    Insight (4 Socket Polearms/Staves)
    Ral + Tir + Tal + Sol

    Level 12-17 Meditation Aura When Equipped (varies)
    +35% Faster Cast Rate
    +200-260% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    +9 To Minimum Damage
    180-250% Bonus to Attack Rating (varies)
    Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
    +75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
    +1-6 To Critical Strike (varies)
    +5 To All Attributes
    +2 To Mana After Each Kill
    23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

    Its the meditation aura what your looking for in this weapon. Sol rune requires level 27.
     
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    Re: Lack of mana is killing me

    It is a ladder only runeword, unless you have that mod is it RRM?
    It does this:
    (Insight)

    Level 12-17 Meditation Aura When Equipped (varies)
    +35% Faster Cast Rate
    +200-260% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    +9 To Minimum Damage
    180-250% Bonus to Attack Rating (varies)
    Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
    +75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
    +1-6 To Critical Strike (varies)
    +5 To All Attributes
    +2 To Mana After Each Kill
    23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

    ...essentially it has meditation aura which will boost your mana regen loooooots.
    For casters it competes with Infinity:

    50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Chain Lightning When You Kill An Enemy
    Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
    +35% Faster Run/Walk
    +255-325% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    -(45-55)% To Enemy Lightning Resistance (varies)
    40% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Prevent Monster Heal
    0.5-49.5 To Vitality (Based on Character Level)
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30 Charges)

    which has conviction (remember from your traumatic pal days) which lowers enemy res, more popular endgame than Insight. Infinity is harder to make/more expensive to trade also.

    Info: AS, or diabloii.net.
     
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  7. krischan

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    Re: Lack of mana is killing me

    When your merc reaches L27, he fulfills the level requirement for the Insight runes, assuming that the polearm itself doesn't have higher reqs. The Insight runeword adds a meditation aura which lets the allies of your merc recover mana very quickly. You can make that runeword in ladder only, so in non-ladder you will have to buy one from previous ladder seasons which might be a bit expensive.



     
  8. TheNamelessOne

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    Re: Lack of mana is killing me

    Depends a little on your wealth, :rolleyes: but that is the understatement of the century.


     
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    Re: Lack of mana is killing me

    There is also the spirit sword for lvl 25. The +skills, +FCR, and +mana on it is awesome.
     
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    Re: Lack of mana is killing me

    Any specific place to get this?


     
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    Re: Lack of mana is killing me

    Spirit is also a runeword. You should check out this site for most of the runewords. Spirit can be found in the very end of the page.
     

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