Matriach Kierka - Meteorb Sorc This was the second character I ever made in D2. She was mothballed with bad gear before my B-Net days, and got made redundant when I made a Blizzsorc for MFing when I returned to SP. I re-equipped her for MPing and left her again after had pushed her to her Hellforge drop. After 1000+ Pindle runs with my Blizzsorc I was getting a bit bored of looking for Tal's Guardianship and decided to blow the dust off her and get her through Act 4. It was late at night, I killed a random Unique Oblivion Knight and he dropped a Green Lacquered Plate. Another Trang Oul's Scales I thought as I put it into my stash and pushed on to finish off hell Diablo. Next morning it struck me that Trang Oul's is a Chaos Armour. So I had a second look (with less tired eyes) to find this: Tal Rasha's Guardianship (Not bad considering I had about 25% MF at the time) Lacquered Plate Defense: 918 Durability: 55 of 55 Required Strength: 83 Required Level: 71 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: ** Fingerprint: 0xfd75566e +400 Defense Magic Damage Reduced by 15 Fire Resist +40% Lightning Resist +40% Cold Resist +40% 112% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (since socketed it with PTopaz) Requirements -60% So, four years in the making, presenting Matriach Kierka, full Tal Rasha's Set Meteorb sorceress: Character name : Kierka Character type : Sorceress Character level : 81 Character exp : 749496494 Strength : 145 Energy : 64 Dexterity : 27 Vitality : 254 Stat Points Rem : 5 (Will probably go into Strength so I can change the Sandstorms for MF Boots) Skill Points Rem: 0 Life : 1051 / 648 Mana : 543 / 253 Stamina : 432 / 398 Skills Meteor 20 Fireball 20 Firebolt 3 Fire Mastery 8 Frozen Orb 20 Cold Mastery 8 (18 after + skills) Warmth 2 (Bit of a waste but I was new to the game) Equipment Weapon 1: Tal Rasha's Lidless Eye (+1FM, +2CM, +1LM) Shield 1: 'Spirit' Monarch (26% FCR) Weapon 2: Tal Rasha's Lidless Eye (+2FM, +1CM, +1LM) Shield 2: 'Rhyme' Grim Shield Armour: Tal Rasha's Guardianship Helm: Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest Belt: Tal Rasha's Fine-Spun Cloth Boots: Sandstorm Trek Gloves: Magefist Amulet: Tal Rasha's Adjudication Ring1: Nagelring (24% MF) Ring2: Nagelring (22% MF) Inventory: Code: Burning Grand Charm Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus Required Level: 42 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 56 Fingerprint: 0xabc4c12d +1 to Fire Skills (Sorceress Only) Small Charm of Vita Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus Required Level: 39 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 83 Fingerprint: 0xe420995 +18 to Life Gheed's Fortune Grand Charm Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus Required Level: 62 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 87 Fingerprint: 0x95265913 98% Extra Gold from Monsters 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items Reduces All Vendor Prices 11% Large Charm of Strength Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus Required Level: 13 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 85 Fingerprint: 0x7c1f83b4 +5 to Strength Small Charm of Fortune Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus Required Level: 18 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 60 Fingerprint: 0x1d683b65 4% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items Small Charm of Fortune Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus Required Level: 18 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 80 Fingerprint: 0x89c7ad63 4% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items Mercenary Items Armour: Atma's Wail Helm: Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest Weapon: Insight Cryptic Axe Best finds: Tal's Guardianship. Hellforge: NM Fal I think - it was a long time ago. Hell Ist. Playing Experience I didn't really like her to be honest. The main reason for this is the delay before a Meteor hits. Blizzard hits straight away, then you get the delay, Meteor has it at both ends making it very difficult to hit stuff if the Merc isn't standing there taking the hits. When Fireball got more powerful things got better though. I chose to use Spirit shield and go without block. I have tried both routes for a sorc and am still undecided which I prefer. Retirement Plans Re-equip with more MF gear and go an pay NM Andariel a few hundred visits with the vain hope of finding a SOJ. I could use some more Manald Heal's for my melee characters anyway. And probably a few MP Baal runs to level her up a bit too. Eventually I will make a Blizzballer and the Tal's Set will go onto her. But there are many more characters to Mat / Pat before I start that one.