Matriarch Arvien, Meteorb Sorc This is my first Matriarch in my recent restart after a long hiatus of more than two years. I want a sorc as versatile as posible so I could run anything fast. Ofc, she was going to go untwinked, so she must be strong with almost no equipment. So Arvien, your typical Sasja's meteorb sorc was born... Matriarch Arvien, clvl 83 Meteorb Sorc Stats: Strength: 95 (97) Dexterity: 157 (159) Vitality: 218 (240) Energy: 35 (57) Life: 806, Block 75% Resist Hell: Fire 75, Cold 71, Lightning 75, Poison 25 Skills: Warmth: 1 (10) Fireball: 20 (29) Meteor: 20 (29) Fire Mastery: 13* (22) Frozen Orb: 20 (29) Cold Mastery: 8 (22) Static Field: 1 (9) Teleport: 1 (9) No surprises here. She was a pure Blizzard sorc until Hell, though. Equipment Weapon: The Occulus Shield: Whistan's Guard (P. Diamond) Helm: Harlequin's Crest Armor: Skin of the Vipermagi Belt: Arachnid Mesh Gloves: Frostburn Boots: Natalya's Soul Amulet: The Eye of Etlich Rings: rares with resistances My inventory was almost full of resist charms, some life charms and two skillers (one chilling and one burning). I got those on my LK Runs, and the rest of my equipment from NM/Hell Meph. I have a lot of room to improve the equipment (notably ammy and rings), but I'm quite happy with it. I really like the 800+ life, 75% block and 75% resist fire & lightning. She was quite durable and dies very rarely. Merc I chose Act 2 Might, but I think Holy Freeze would work better. He was using Insight Cryptic Axe, Um'd Shaftstop and Delirium Crown when questing. Worked reasonably well. When I was doing Mephiruns, the most stable combination probed to be The Reaper's Toll, Shafstop and Rockstoper. Thoughts As I said before, I started her as a pure Blizzard sorc to run NM Mephisto fast. When I was done with him, I respec her to a Meteorb to handle immunes. Normal and Nightmare were easy indeed, even untwinked. Sorcs are my all-time favourite chars and I know how to do it well. I used every topaz I could found to MF while questing. Then I stoped at Mephi and started some serious run. I almost never used the moat trick. I hate it, and is a waste of time. So I forced myself to constantly tweaking my merc in order to survive. Hell was a bit harder, specially Act 2. I had some difficult moments in the temple of the Viperclaw. And, for whatever reasons, the tomb of tal rasha. Act 3 was far more easy, except Travincal. I stop at Mephi again to get all that fancy stuff. I have been doing LK runs too, with some nice surprises. I don't remember my drops of the HF, but it was some crap like Io or something like that. Chaos Sanctuary was easier than I expect now that Iron Maiden is gone. I tried to go too fast in Act 5, and got in to some dire situations in the Frozen River. Everytime I think I have nice equipment and good personal skill to quest faster I almost get killed. Rutine and trying to run too much is what get me killed most of the time. The fight with the Ancients were a bit slow because they killed my merc quite fast. I had to run in circles orbing the axe-thrower and the wwer to death. Then, just tank (yes! I was able to tank him with ease!) the frogbarb and meteor him to obliteration. WSK was just doable, but I think I won't be able to MF run there for a while. Bartuc and his friends were a bit nasty, since their hydras were able to kill my merc with ease. Lister was dual immune, and I decided to park him. Baal himself was easy as expected... and drop me a grailer: natalya's shadow. So that's that! I hope you find it entertaning. I apologize for all the mistakes I made, english is not my native lenguage!