Latest Diablo 3 News
DiabloWiki Updates
Support the site! Become a Diablo: IncGamers PAL - Remove ads and more!

Matriarch Athena - Meteorb Sorceress

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Corale, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Corale

    Corale IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    57
    Matriarch Athena - Meteorb Sorceress

    Hello all, this is my second sorceress, a meteorb. I really like playing sorceresses, I'll probably make a lightning one as well soon.

    Athena, level 81.
    Inventory and character sheet

    STR: 105
    DEX: 60
    VIT: 310
    ENE: 55

    25 remaining

    Def: 1630
    Life: 1139
    Mana: 658
    Stamina: 454

    FRes: 57
    Cres: 57
    LRes: 75
    PRes: 17

    Final gear readouts:
    Code:
    Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 37
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 82
    Fingerprint: 0x229feed1
    +29 to Life
    
    Small Charm of Vita
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 39
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0x45c823c
    +17 to Life
    
    Snake's Small Charm of Vita
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 39
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xf3fefb07
    +16 to Life
    +11 to Mana
    
    Gheed's Fortune
    Grand Charm
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 62
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 75
    Fingerprint: 0xb3815e71
    118% Extra Gold from Monsters
    39% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Reduces All Vendor Prices 10%
    
    Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
    Death Mask
    Defense: 101
    Durability: 20 of 20
    Required Strength: 55
    Required Level: 66
    Item Version: Expansion
    Item Level: 90
    Fingerprint: 0xdfbbb1d5
    +60 to Life
    +30 to Mana
    +45 Defense
    All Resistances +15
    10% Life stolen per hit
    10% Mana stolen per hit
    
    Tal Rasha's Adjudication
    Amulet
    Required Level: 67
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0xdb78c3ad
    +50 to Life
    +42 to Mana
    Lightning Resist +33%
    Adds 3-32 lightning damage
    +2 to Sorceress Skill Levels
    
    Tal Rasha's Guardianship
    Lacquered Plate
    Defense: 849
    Durability: 55 of 55
    Required Strength: 83
    Required Level: 71
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x37ddddf7
    +400 Defense
    Magic Damage Reduced by 15
    Fire Resist +40%
    Lightning Resist +40%
    Cold Resist +40%
    **% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Requirements -60%
    
    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: 59
    Fingerprint: 0x66e24cfe
    +10 to Energy
    +57 to Life
    +77 to Mana
    20% Faster Cast Rate
    +1 to Fire Mastery (Sorceress Only)
    +1 to Lightning Mastery (Sorceress Only)
    +2 to Cold Mastery (Sorceress Only)
    
    Tal Rasha's Fine-Spun Cloth
    Mesh Belt
    Defense: 38
    Durability: 16 of 16
    Required Strength: 46
    Required Level: 53
    Item Version: Expansion
    Item Level: 90
    Fingerprint: 0xfb557e91
    +20 to Dexterity
    +30 to Mana
    14% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Requirements -20%
    37% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
    
    Aquila's Lidless Wall
    Grim Shield
    'Um'
    Defense: 336
    Chance to Block:  40%
    Durability: 70 of 70
    Required Strength: 58
    Required Level: 47
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 59
    Fingerprint: 0x7fa5f804
    +10 to Energy
    +123% Enhanced Defense
    All Resistances +22
    Increase Maximum Mana 10%
    +1 to Light Radius
    20% Faster Cast Rate
    +1 to All Skill Levels
    +4 to Mana After Each Kill
    Socketed (1: 1 used)
    
    Nagelring
    Ring
    Required Level: 7
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 63
    Fingerprint: 0xf6f8588a
    +72 to Attack Rating
    Magic Damage Reduced by 3
    Attacker Takes Damage of 3
    28% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    The Stone of Jordan
    Ring
    Required Level: 29
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 75
    Fingerprint: 0xb1b6bab9
    +20 to Mana
    Adds 1-12 lightning damage
    Increase Maximum Mana 25%
    +1 to All Skill Levels
    
    War Traveler
    Battle Boots
    Defense: 137
    Durability: 48 of 48
    Required Strength: 95
    Required Level: 42
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x9186e7b5
    +10 to Strength
    +10 to Vitality
    +187% Enhanced Defense
    +15 to Minimum Damage
    +25 to Maximum Damage
    +30 Maximum Durability
    Attacker Takes Damage of 6
    36% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    25% Faster Run/Walk
    40% Slower Stamina Drain
    
    Magefist
    Light Gauntlets
    Defense: 24
    Durability: 18 of 18
    Required Strength: 45
    Required Level: 23
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x8cbc82ea
    +20% Enhanced Defense
    Regenerate Mana 25%
    +10 Defense
    Adds 1-6 fire damage
    20% Faster Cast Rate
    +1 to Fire Skills
    

    The journey

    I played as a pure fire sorc until lvl 68. I really wanted to see what kind of damage you can get with pure fire, and it's pretty cool.

    As far as weapons go, I started out with Salamander. Great staff early on. I switched to Hexfire + Lidless Wall after a while and had that for a long time.

    Very straightforward slaughter until NM act 4. Nightmare Chaos Sanctuary was hard with the fire immune knights. Thought my trusted normal act 3 cold merc could take them but it took too long. I tried helping since the hexfire has ignore target defense, but still too annoying. Solution: Kitting a new holy freeze Merc with Shaftstop, Rockstopper and 3 Amn Hone Sundan for good defense, leech, and CB. Not a fast killer, but reliable. We certainly owned nightmare Diablo :)

    Respecced when arriving at hell at 68 to Meteorb a la "Meteorb Guide (1.10)" from Sorceress forums. I maxed out Frozen orb, Fireball, and Meteor, put one in Cold Mastery, and the rest in Fire Mastery. I forgot teleport and warmth, so I had to do 2 levels of p8 pindle on NM and Hell Den of Evil to get it. Stupid! Skill progression from this point was getting Cold Mastery to 17 soft points and the rest into Fire Mastery. I ditched Hexfire + Lidless for Ondals Wisdom, which is a pretty cool item IMO. I also transferred some items from my Blizzer to this one, such as Tal's ammy, Skin of the Viper Magi and my only SoJ, I figured this one needed it more as a multi tree sorc. Together with a 10% FCR ring I found on Countess I reached 105% FCR breakpoint, never had that before. Sweet teleports.

    As a side note,
    Blizzy got Nagelring and a crafted +2 cold skills instead:

    Death Clasp
    Amulet
    Required Level: 52
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x54b5d92e
    +14 to Mana
    Regenerate Mana 7%
    Fire Resist +37%
    Lightning Resist +13%
    Cold Resist +13%
    Poison Resist +13%
    16% Faster Cast Rate
    +2 to Cold Skills (Sorceress Only)

    This actually helped Blizzy hit 65% FCR so I think it was better for her for kill speed anyway.

    Did a bunch of Countess for runes, fun and levels. Two Ists within ten runs of eachother :)

    Bought Tal's armor from Kefka for a Mal (thanks man), which completed the set for me. Sadly I lost the 105 FCR breakpoint with Ondal's going out the door, and I'm not sure how to get it back. Oh well, I'll worry later :) Anyway I was now up to speed (around 280) on MF which felt nice for the first kill quest drops coming up.

    From this point it was smooth sailing again for act II and act III. Then again I was held up at Chaos Sanctuary, but this time it was more of a small slowdown. 5 out of 6 of the non-quest boss packs were CI/FI :p The Merc got to work for his living for a while.

    Act 5 went by fast, I never have the patience to clear those big areas. Ancients got annoying on me by spawning FI/CI twice on the leap guy. I tried both times to keep the merc alive but no luck. Third time, no double immune and no merc, they went down. Met a nasty pack of Frenzytaurs with Conviction, but I barely escaped. Had to skip those. Fighting Baal was slightly dramatic as he copied himself a bunch of times which extended the fight, but it was ok.

    Baal loot. Nice!

    Hel rune from NM HF.
    Fal rune from Hell HF.


    Next up is my Avenger paladin, he is in act 3 Hell right now and just got nice resists.

    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. Corale

    Corale IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    57
    Re: Matriarch Athena - Meteorb Sorceress

    A couple of additional notes:

    Very twinked character of course. Goal was to have a more versatile MFer than my pure blizzard sorceress. I think I will play a completely untwinked character soon, but haven't decided what yet.
     
  3. xxnothing

    xxnothing IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,213
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Re: Matriarch Athena - Meteorb Sorceress

    Nicely done! Full Tal's rocks on the dual-tree builds.
     

Share This Page