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Making an orb/es sorc but the damage scared me.

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by Metal Mario, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. Metal Mario

    Metal Mario IncGamers Member

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    Making an orb/es sorc but the damage scared me.

    Well I am in the middle of making an orb/es sorc but looking at the damage for orb on a skill calculator im only getting 700 dmg. Am I doing something very wrong?
     
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    sasja IncGamers Member

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    The Orb damage you see is per shard, so you should multiply with 20 or is it 30? I tried counting them once, but I forgot the result :)

    Anyway, don't worry, Orb is a great skill - not the biggest damage in the game, but it's both easy to use (splashes the whole screen) and difficult to master (get a boss in the sweet spot where he really takes a bunch of damage).
     
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    cynicalcat1 IncGamers Member

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    well i decided to find out what a max orb with max icebolt would turn out to be.i get 1146-1195 with this equipment.

    shako 5/5facet
    27 fathom 5/5 so 32%
    spirit shield
    arachs
    coh
    2 sojs
    maras
    and 8 skillers.
     
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    HCTwinJava IncGamers Member

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    by my calculation, fully synergized lvl 42 FO with 37%+ cold dmg does 1125-1174 cold dmg per shard.

    As you see, there is 21 off your min-max displayed dmg. Not sure where this 21 comes from.

    Just curious.


    Edit: btw, you could do more dmg if you use 15% Ormus, which can boost your dmg *on paper* to 1237 (plus extra 21 if my calculation is 21 off), though for practical reasons CoH is always better when you use FO.
     
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    D2Freak91776 IncGamers Member

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    Just made a level 50 FO/ES sorc. I only have a 800 dmg orb but I can take out many duelers 20 levels higher than me. I went for max block 60% ES and equal vita and energy. The max block is great against WW barbs and zons. 700 dmg is not something to laugh at. With a mediocre Cold Mastery, you can kill easily with 1 or 2 solid aims.
     
  6. Metal Mario

    Metal Mario IncGamers Member

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    So is it possible to hit people with multiple shards?

    Thanks.
     
  7. Goth De Luse

    Goth De Luse IncGamers Member

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    by the way,the real power in ice is

    1)that the maserycuts the resist
    2)remember,per shard is a hell of a lot mor damge,espeshaly if u aim passed or 'threw' the target
     
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    A decent orb sorc can achieve at least 1400+ damage per shard

    gear:
    p-nightwing with 5/5 facet
    maras
    p-fathom with 5/5 facet
    +2 skill armor/ ormus
    20/-20 facet shield, spirit
    2 soj
    spider
    10 cold gc
    1 anni
    CTA switch
     

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