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

Metal Mario

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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?
 

sasja

Diabloii.Net Member
Metal Mario said:
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?
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).
 

cynicalcat1

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

HCTwinJava

Diabloii.Net Member
cynicalcat1 said:
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.
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.
 

D2Freak91776

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

Goth De Luse

Diabloii.Net Member
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
 

arbing

Diabloii.Net Member
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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