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Matriach SparklingIce, Blizzard/Nova sorceress

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  1. Kimppi

    Kimppi Diabloii.Net Member

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    Matriach SparklingIce, Blizzard/Nova sorceress

    Yeah, stupid name...I was trying to be clever. :p

    She started as a Frost Nova/Nova sorc but I was using mostly Blizzard anyway and decided to respec her in A1 Hell and now she's running 1/8/3 Baals. Two Novas really suck the blue ball dry, even with a hax MPK(31) ring and Insight.

    I don't usually bother to write these threads since I suck at writing and my characters tend to be more or less un-interesting cookie cutters but sometimes I get the urge to mash the keyboard a bit causing this:

    Stats

    LCS
    Name: SparklingIce
    Class: Sorceress
    Experience: 1810105849
    Level: 91

    Naked/Gear
    Strength: 152/175
    Dexterity: 25/35
    Vitality: 333/592
    Energy: 35/35

    Resists: 75/75/75/75
    Life: 1992
    Mana: 572
    FCR: 105

    Ice Blast: 1240-1287
    Glacial Spike: 768-811
    Blizzard: 3795-3968
    Nova: 1100-1484

    Skills


    Warmth: 1/11

    Static Field: 1/11
    Telekinesis: 1/11
    Nova: 20/30
    Teleport: 1/11
    Lightning Mastery: 20/30

    Ice Bolt: 1/15
    Frost Nova: 1/15
    Ice Blast: 14/28
    Glacial Spike: 20/34
    Blizzard: 20/34
    Cold Mastery: 2/16

    Future points into IB or CM, have to think about how to distribute them.

    Gear

    Head: 1.07 Harlequin Crest, PTopaz
    Weapon: Heart of the Oak, [email protected]
    Shield: Spirit
    Armor: 1.07 Arkaine's Valor, Ort
    Gloves: Frostburn
    Belt: Arachnid Mesh
    Boots: War Traveler
    Rings: Rare with resist & Rare with FCR/Resist
    Amulet: Terrible rare
    Charms: A couple of skillers, rest is resists pretty much
    Switch: Nothing yet but I have to get a CtA just to see how much life I can get

    Merc: CoT, Treachery, eth 1.07 Insight Thresher

    I really wanted to try the Arkaines out and I love it, gives 650 extra life or so. Life pool is huge and I don't even have a CtA!

    I was thinking about trying out max block just for kicks since I get so much life already.

    Readouts:
    Code:
    Chilling Grand Charm
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 42
    Fingerprint: 0x2f01e4da
    Item Level: 94
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Cold Skills (Sorceress Only)
    
    Chilling Grand Charm
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 42
    Fingerprint: 0x7c311304
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Cold Skills (Sorceress Only)
    
    Serpent's Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 40
    Fingerprint: 0x4a677c31
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +12 to Life
    +15 to Mana
    
    Ruby Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0xac75fdc5
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Fire Resist +11%
    
    Raven Talisman
    Amulet
    Required Level: 30
    Fingerprint: 0x229938a2
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Cold Skills (Sorceress Only)
    +3 to Minimum Damage
    +2 to Strength
    +5 to Mana
    Magic Damage Reduced by 2
    
    War Traveler
    Battle Boots
    Defense: 127
    Durability: 47 of 48
    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: 95
    Fingerprint: 0xc6b35e1e
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +25% Faster Run/Walk
    Adds 15 - 25 Damage
    +165% Enhanced Defense
    +10 to Strength
    +10 to Vitality
    40% Slower Stamina Drain
    Attacker Takes Damage of 8
    37% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +30 Maximum Durability
    
    Arkaine's Valor
    Balrog Skin
    Defense: 1554
    Indestructible
    Required Level: 85
    Required Strength: 165
    Fingerprint: 0x17912cc2
    Item Level: 99
    Version: Expansion
    +2 to All Skills
    +30% Faster Hit Recovery
    +200% Enhanced Defense
    +227 to Vitality (Based on Character Level)
    +182 to Life (Based on Character Level)
    Lightning Resist +30%
    Fire Resist +50%
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    
    Ort Rune
    Required Level: 21
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
    Armor: Lightning Resist +30%
    Shields: Lightning Resist +35%
    
    Storm Eye
    Ring
    Required Level: 13
    Fingerprint: 0x20ef0c5
    Item Level: 30
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10% Faster Cast Rate
    +35 to Attack Rating
    +2 to Strength
    Fire Resist +20%
    Poison Resist +23%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 2
    
    Arachnid Mesh
    Spiderweb Sash
    Defense: 127
    Durability: 11 of 12
    Required Level: 80
    Required Strength: 50
    Fingerprint: 0xb4ed0907
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    +20% Faster Cast Rate
    Slows Target by 10%
    +102% Enhanced Defense
    Increase Maximum Mana 5%
    Level 3 Venom (11/11 Charges)
    
    Harlequin Crest
    Shako
    Defense: 284
    Indestructible
    Required Level: 62
    Required Strength: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x500450f5
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion
    +2 to All Skills
    +100% Enhanced Defense
    Increase Maximum Life 40%
    74% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Perfect Topaz
    
    Perfect Topaz
    Required Level: 18
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Adds 1 - 40 Lightning Damage
    Armor: 24% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Shields: Lightning Resist +40%
    
    Frostburn
    Gauntlets
    Defense: 47
    Durability: 24 of 24
    Required Level: 29
    Required Strength: 60
    Fingerprint: 0xeaaa15be
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    5% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 1 - 6 Cold Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames)
    +10% Enhanced Defense
    +30 Defense
    Increase Maximum Mana 40%
    
    Triumphant Ring of the Mind
    Ring
    Required Level: 9
    Fingerprint: 0x28437ae4
    Item Level: 34
    Version: Expansion
    +6 to Energy
    +31 to Mana after each Kill
    
    Death Spiral
    Ring
    Required Level: 37
    Fingerprint: 0x85ca4e06
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +4 to Minimum Damage
    6% Life stolen per hit
    +5 to Strength
    Cold Resist +29%
    All Resistances +7
    Lightning Resist +8%
    
    Russet Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 29
    Fingerprint: 0xa09fdd36
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Fire Resist +6%
    
    Serpent's Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 40
    Fingerprint: 0x990b065e
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +18 to Life
    +14 to Mana
    
    Coral Small Charm of Winter
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 38
    Fingerprint: 0x39f08d2c
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 4 - 8 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (25 Frames)
    Lightning Resist +8%
    
    Tangerine Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 17
    Fingerprint: 0xed6e9797
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +14 to Life
    Lightning Resist +5%
    
    Amber Small Charm of Strength
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0xd25d59ab
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Strength
    Lightning Resist +11%
    
    Emerald Small Charm of Strength
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0xf842fd02
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Strength
    Poison Resist +11%
    
    Emerald Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0x980149e1
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Poison Resist +11%
    
    Russet Small Charm of Strength
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 10
    Fingerprint: 0x2e5cfcbf
    Item Level: 23
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Strength
    Fire Resist +7%
    
    Ocher Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 29
    Fingerprint: 0xd497181b
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Lightning Resist +7%
    
    Viridian Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 10
    Fingerprint: 0x5c64687e
    Item Level: 37
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Poison Resist +6%
    
    Sapphire Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 37
    Fingerprint: 0xd30b035
    Item Level: 99
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +27 to Life
    Cold Resist +30%
    
    Shimmering Grand Charm of Life
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 27
    Fingerprint: 0x2cd81428
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +16 to Life
    All Resistances +15
    
    Heart of the Oak
    Superior Flail
    KoVexPulThul
    One Hand Damage: 1 - 40
    Durability: 18 of 18
    Required Level: 55
    Required Strength: 31
    Required Dexterity: 25
    Fingerprint: 0x3324a39a
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to All Skills
    +40% Faster Cast Rate
    13% Enhanced Damage
    +75% Damage to Demons
    +100 to Attack Rating against Demons
    +150% Damage to Undead
    Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    +10 to Dexterity
    Replenish Life +20
    Increase Maximum Mana 15%
    All Resistances +40
    Increase Maximum Durability 13%
    Level 14 Raven (60/60 Charges)
    Level 4 Oak Sage (25/25 Charges)
    Ethereal
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Ko Rune
    Socketed: Vex Rune
    Socketed: Pul Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    
    Ko Rune
    Required Level: 39
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +10 to Dexterity
    Armor: +10 to Dexterity
    Shields: +10 to Dexterity
    
    Vex Rune
    Required Level: 55
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 7% Mana stolen per hit
    Armor: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
    Shields: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
    
    Pul Rune
    Required Level: 45
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +75% Damage to Demons
    +100 to Attack Rating against Demons
    Armor: +30% Enhanced Defense
    Shields: +30% Enhanced Defense
    
    Thul Rune
    Required Level: 23
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    Armor: Cold Resist +30%
    Shields: Cold Resist +35%
    
    Spirit
    Monarch
    TalThulOrtAmn
    Defense: 143
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 83 of 86
    Required Level: 54
    Required Strength: 156
    Fingerprint: 0xa6ea0c32
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +35% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +109 to Mana
    Cold Resist +35%
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Poison Resist +35%
    +6 Magic Absorb
    Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    Socketed: Amn Rune
    
    Tal Rune
    Required Level: 17
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
    Armor: Poison Resist +30%
    Shields: Poison Resist +35%
    
    Thul Rune
    Required Level: 23
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    Armor: Cold Resist +30%
    Shields: Cold Resist +35%
    
    Ort Rune
    Required Level: 21
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
    Armor: Lightning Resist +30%
    Shields: Lightning Resist +35%
    
    Amn Rune
    Required Level: 25
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 7% Life stolen per hit
    Armor: Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    Shields: Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    
    
    Mercenary:
    
    Name:       Azrael
    Race:       Desert Mercenary
    Type:       Comb-Normal
    Experience: 83870382
    Level:      91
    Dead?:      false
    
                Naked/Gear
    Strength:   201/206
    Dexterity:  163/193
    HP:         2070/2120
    Defense:    1515/2260
    AR:         2048/468992
    
    Fire:       191/151/91
    Cold:       188/148/**
    Lightning:  158/118/58
    Poison:    158/118/58
    
    Crown of Thieves
    Grand Crown
    Defense: 297
    Durability: 40 of 50
    Required Level: 49
    Required Strength: 103
    Fingerprint: 0x3e60e4d8
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    9% Life stolen per hit
    +161% Enhanced Defense
    +25 to Dexterity
    +50 to Life
    +35 to Mana
    Fire Resist +33%
    93% Extra Gold from Monsters
    
    
    Treachery
    Dusk Shroud
    ShaelThulLem
    Defense: 448
    Durability: 15 of 20
    Required Level: 49
    Required Strength: 77
    Fingerprint: 0x148e4f71
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion
    5% Chance to cast level 15 Fade when struck
    25% Chance to cast level 15 Venom on striking
    +2 to Assassin Skill Levels
    +45% Increased Attack Speed
    +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    Cold Resist +30%
    50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Shael Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Lem Rune
    
    Shael Rune
    Required Level: 29
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +20% Increased Attack Speed
    Armor: +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    Shields: +20% Faster Block Rate
    
    Thul Rune
    Required Level: 23
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    Armor: Cold Resist +30%
    Shields: Cold Resist +35%
    
    Lem Rune
    Required Level: 43
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 75% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Armor: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Shields: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    
    
    Insight
    Superior Thresher
    RalTirTalSol
    Two Hand Damage: 79 - 831
    Durability: 33 of 33
    Required Level: 53
    Required Strength: 142
    Required Dexterity: 108
    Fingerprint: 0x2b6c5afb
    Item Level: 99
    Version: Expansion
    Level 16 Meditation Aura When Equipped
    +35% Faster Cast Rate
    294% Enhanced Damage
    +9 to Minimum Damage
    228% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
    Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
    +1 to Critical Strike
    All Stats +5
    +2 to Mana after each Kill
    23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Ethereal
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Ral Rune
    Socketed: Tir Rune
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Sol Rune
    
    Ral Rune
    Required Level: 19
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
    Armor: Fire Resist +30%
    Shields: Fire Resist +35%
    
    Tir Rune
    Required Level: 13
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +2 to Mana after each Kill
    Armor: +2 to Mana after each Kill
    Shields: +2 to Mana after each Kill
    
    Tal Rune
    Required Level: 17
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
    Armor: Poison Resist +30%
    Shields: Poison Resist +35%
    
    Sol Rune
    Required Level: 27
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +9 to Minimum Damage
    Armor: Damage Reduced by 7
    Shields: Damage Reduced by 7
    

    In the future:

    Get a decent amulet.

    Rack a .07 Gaze and Gladiator's for some ultimate merc survival Baaling gear, at least I'm hoping so.

    Make a CtA.

    Get to 99 (hmm right).



    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. nulio

    nulio Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: Matriach SparklingIce, Blizzard/Nova sorceress

    Congrats Kimppi!

    Was that the sorc that you used when we MPed once or twice?
     
  3. Kimppi

    Kimppi Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: Matriach SparklingIce, Blizzard/Nova sorceress

    Thanks.

    Yeah, it was. Had to rename her though because the previous name didn't really make sense after the respec.
     
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    Re: Matriach SparklingIce, Blizzard/Nova sorceress

    Great character, even more awesome gear!

    Can you tell us a bit about how you experienced using Nova?
     
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    Re: Matriach SparklingIce, Blizzard/Nova sorceress

    Almost 2k life on a Sorc without using CtA! Those 1.07 items are ridiculously awesome.

    Congratulations on the Mat :thumbup:
     
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    Kimppi Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: Matriach SparklingIce, Blizzard/Nova sorceress

    Well, it works fine with the help of the merc and Static. Running with higher p-setting is going to keep your blue ball empty though.

    I like both of the Novas a lot, it's great fun to tele on top of a pack and fire away but they cost way too much mana, almost 50, compared to the damage and with a 7-8frame cast, well...that's a lot of mana per second. The way they are now, they will never be nothing but backups especially with more players I'm afraid.

    I might give the dual novas another run when I find a Tal's amulet, the set would be probably better suited for the build and that's what I was originally going to use.

    True, they're pretty haX if you can fit them to your gear. And don't worry, I'm not going to stop at 2k. :D

    Thanks both.


     
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    Re: Matriach SparklingIce, Blizzard/Nova sorceress

    good one, I have a similar blova sorc. I am doing baal runs 1/1/1, I just cant get confortable like the lightning sorc to run 1/8/3. Nova is soooooooo slow when p8
     

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