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Mat Gina the Hydrorbress

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  1. Gahzban

    Gahzban IncGamers Member

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    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
     
  2. NagisaFurukawa

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    Re: Mat Gina the Hydrorbress

    Congrats! Nice items you got there...

    Any plans for Gina's future?
     
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    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"!
     
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    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!
     
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    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!
     
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    Re: Mat Gina the Hydrorbress

    Congrats!

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

    lol ouch. 0 in 24 would make me cry.
     
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    Re: Mat Gina the Hydrorbress

    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



     
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    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.
     
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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. :)
    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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