Mat Gina the Hydrorbress

Gahzban

Diabloii.Net Member
Mat Gina the Hydrorbress

Finally after putting some time on my tourney char I decided to get some twinked time and mat one of my project. So here she is:

Gina
Lvl 79 Sorceress

Str : 156/170
Dex : 25/64
Vit : 269/305
Ene : 35/45

Life : 1277
Mana : 534
Res all : 75

Hydra Damage : 922-1056
Fireball Damage : 1482-1632
Frozen Orb Damage : 459-482

Skill progress:

Static Field : 2/11
Teleport : 1/10

Frozen Orb : 20/29
Frozen Armor : 1/10
Cold Mastery : 10/21

Firebolt : 6/16
Fireball : 20/30
Hydra : 20/30
Fire Mastery : 2/14 <---- Next point will go here

Equipment:
Code:
Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
Death Mask
Defense: 130
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Strength: 55
Required Level: 66
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x1570c74a
+60 to Life
+30 to Mana
+45 Defense
All Resistances +15
10% Life stolen per hit
10% Mana stolen per hit
24% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Socketed (1: 1 used)

Tal Rasha's Adjudication
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0xb2e1e14
+50 to Life
+42 to Mana
Lightning Resist +33%
Adds 3-32 lightning damage
+2 to Sorceress Skill Levels

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
10% Faster Cast Rate
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***

Tal Rasha's Lidless Eye
Swirling Crystal
One-Hand Damage: 18 to 42
Durability: 50 of 50
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 65
Orb Class - Slow Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x9c521be4
+10 to Energy
+57 to Life
+77 to Mana
20% Faster Cast Rate
+2 to Fire Mastery (Sorceress Only)
+2 to Lightning Mastery (Sorceress Only)
+2 to Cold Mastery (Sorceress Only)

Tal Rasha's Guardianship
Lacquered Plate
Defense: 848
Durability: 55 of 55
Required Strength: 83
Required Level: 71
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x1929d4f9
+400 Defense
Magic Damage Reduced by 15
Fire Resist +40%
Lightning Resist +40%
Cold Resist +40%
112% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Requirements -60%

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
10% Faster Cast Rate
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***

Socketed (1: 1 used)

Tal Rasha's Fine-Spun Cloth
Mesh Belt
Defense: 95
Durability: 14 of 16
Required Strength: 46
Required Level: 53
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0xce7966d4
+20 to Dexterity
+30 to Mana
12% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Requirements -20%
37% Damage Taken Goes to Mana

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
+60 Defense
10% Faster Cast Rate
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***

Magefist
Light Gauntlets
Defense: 24
Durability: 18 of 18
Required Strength: 45
Required Level: 23
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0xf34fca4b
+24% Enhanced Defense
Regenerate Mana 25%
+10 Defense
Adds 1-6 fire damage
20% Faster Cast Rate
+1 to Fire Skills

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 75
Fingerprint: 0x64b96cfb
+19 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
+190 to Attack Rating
Adds 15-45 cold damage over 4 seconds
20% Cold Absorb
Cannot Be Frozen

Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band
Ring
Required Level: 58
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 73
Fingerprint: 0x7fd1d15
+50 to Maximum Stamina
4% Life stolen per hit
+1 to All Skill Levels
+0 to Life (Based on Character Level)

Spirit
Monarch
'TalThulOrtAmn'
Defense: 139
Chance to Block:  42%
Smite Damage: 12 to 34
Durability: 86 of 86
Required Strength: 156
Required Level: 54
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 84
Fingerprint: 0xf966de05
+22 to Vitality
+101 to Mana
+250 Defense vs. Missile
Lightning Resist +35%
Cold Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
55% Faster Hit Recovery
28% Faster Cast Rate
+2 to All Skill Levels
+7 Magic Absorb
Socketed (4: 4 used)

Sandstorm Trek
Scarabshell Boots
Defense: 159
Durability: 14 of 14
Kick Damage: 60 to 110
Required Strength: 91
Required Level: 64
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x8e918ac5
+12 to Strength
+14 to Vitality
+141% Enhanced Defense
Poison Resist +61%
20% Faster Run/Walk
20% Faster Hit Recovery
50% Slower Stamina Drain
+1 to Maximum Stamina (Based on Character Level)
Repairs 1 durability in 20 seconds

And different charm with mostly life and some resist
And for the moron:

Kasim
Act 2 combat normal
Code:
Guillaume's Face
Winged Helm
Defense: 217
Durability: 33 of 40
Required Strength: 115
Required Level: 34
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 56
Fingerprint: 0xf78bdfff
+15 to Strength
+120% Enhanced Defense
30% Faster Hit Recovery
35% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike

Duriel's Shell
Cuirass
Defense: 596
Durability: 41 of 150
Required Strength: 65
Required Level: 41
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x28dcbcac
+15 to Strength
+194% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +20%
Lightning Resist +20%
Cold Resist +50%
Poison Resist +20%
+100 Maximum Durability
Cannot Be Frozen
+1 to Defense (Based on Character Level)
+1 to Life (Based on Character Level)

Bonehew
Ogre Axe
'ShaelAmn'
Two-Hand Damage: 110 to 574
Durability: 45 of 50
Required Dexterity: 75
Required Strength: 195
Required Level: 64
Polearm Class - Fastest Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 75
Fingerprint: 0xafa2f3aa
+296% Enhanced Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
50% Increased Attack Speed
Prevent Monster Heal
50% Chance to cast Level 16 Bone Spear on striking
Level 14 Corpse Explosion (12/30 Charges)
Socketed (2: 2 used)
First of all I got to say that she is not a fast killer but a very safe build. Even if she did the entire Hell difficulty under 5 hour in 2 session. Which is very huge for me.:grin:

The strategy was very simple:
1- Teleport where it is necessary. Scout with Hydra even if I know that the critters are fire immune.
2- Static if needed
3- Spam Hydra and Fireball and reposition/retreat with teleport to avoid loosing my merc (He died only once in Hell by the way) if there is no cold immune.
4- If there is Fire immune I kill them first in most situation with Frozen Orb
5- For Act boss: Static then cast Hydra, teleport, Hydra, Teleport, Hydra ....(I was surprised how fast they went down)

Hellforge drop where pretty disapointing. The worst set I ever see:

Tal/Io/Lum :banghead:

Hell Ancient was a joke. I didnt have to reroll them. No one was imune to fire and cold. They went down faster than their cousin in nightmare.

The toughest part was Lister's wave but static field and Frozen Orb took them down slowly but surely.

The drop was crappy for the entire game from normal to Hell. Nothing I remember keeping.


Gahz
 

jgreg7

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Mat Gina the Hydrorbress

I haven't seen many sorcs using Hydra. Good style points! :thumbsup:

I remember enjoying Hydra in Diablo I. Great for scouting ahead, and they're "fire and forget"!
 

Milb

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Mat Gina the Hydrorbress

Congrats on the Mat!

I Guardianed one of these myself a while ago and it was pretty fun, my gear wasn't quite as nice as yours though!
 

Reynout

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Mat Gina the Hydrorbress

Congrats on the Mat as well!

I matted one a while back too and have the same findings as you. She's not very powerful, but quite a safe build. They only dangerous mobs are Extra Fast FI packs.

Hydra actually deals a lot of damage per hit, but it's quite hard to position the hydras, especially when fighting packs, all the damage gets distributed across the whole pack so it can take a long time before anything dies.

Also my merc tended to die a lot (HF with 'Obedience' Eth Tresher, Eth Duriels and Crown of Thieves), so most boss fights were just me and my teleport/hydras.

A fun build though and congrats for matting her!
 

omgwtfbbqpwned

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Mat Gina the Hydrorbress

Congrats!

Sorry about Hellforge, I'm sure your next mat/pat/guardian will see a Gul. :grin:
 

lionheartthebrave

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Mat Gina the Hydrorbress

Nice sorc, was planning something similar, now must think of original build.

btw I have hit 24 Hell HFs and got zero Gul runes, probability is bo******

@omg: the three I've done in 1.10s so far have given Hel Lum Hel, I'm hoping to break my duck soon

EDIT: no ducks will be harmed during the smashing of the HellForge, unless Hephasto dons fancy dress
 
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Gahzban

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Mat Gina the Hydrorbress

Congrats! Nice items you got there...

Any plans for Gina's future?
Still dont know since she is not a fast killer. Two thing come to my mind:

1- She could be a very nice SOJ hunter by doing NM Andy
2- I liked her safety in the worldstone... only the last wave of Baal minions was tricky... So maybe some worldstone keep run if I get bored with my other char

edit: my last hellforge drop ended like this : Ist Pul Mal Gul lum so I cant complain


Gahz



 

neumein

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Mat Gina the Hydrorbress

Very nice. I love my HydraOrber to death, one of my most favourite characters ever. Gratz on the mat. Mine wielded an Obedience, just to be different, and I must say, your Hydras will love you for it! That -enemy fire resistance works wonders.
 

pharaoh

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Re: Mat Gina the Hydrorbress

Nice mat. I've got a similar character, except I didn't use Tal's set (too ugly, heh). Hydra certainly has style points, though. :)
neumein said:
Very nice. I love my HydraOrber to death, one of my most favourite characters ever. Gratz on the mat. Mine wielded an Obedience, just to be different, and I must say, your Hydras will love you for it! That -enemy fire resistance works wonders.
I hate to burst your bubble, but I'm pretty sure -res doesn't work with Hydra, since the game considers it a minion. Normally, +% fire damage wouldn't work either, except they hardcoded a hack to get Fire Mastery to work for Hydra some patches back, and I believe that +% fire damage from gear works as a result, too.

Mind you, Obedience will certainly boost the effectiveness of the Fireballs you should be spamming in support of your Hydras.
 
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