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Matriarch Celia(1.10)

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  1. Serdash

    Serdash IncGamers Member

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    Matriarch Celia(1.10)

    Well I finally got my Trapasn to mat. Hard to believe that just a couple of days ago she was sitting in Act 1 normal at level 7. Ah the young days.

    Her journey up through normal was pretty humdrum. 1.09 Raven Claw gets things done nice and cheesily. Once I hit level 25 I stopped using it and relied purely on my traps, though.

    Nothing too special happened. She didn't have many deaths, and those that did were due to my misuse of skills or just blindly charging through masses of enemies only to run into more masses that I couldn't run past, then trying to backtrack only to get sandwiched.

    Well here she is!

    Stats/Damage/Etc

    Martial Arts Tree:
    Nothing

    Shadow Disciplines Tree

    Traps Tree

    Gear:
    Helm: Harlequin Crest(PTopaz)
    Armor: Skin of the Vipermagi(Um)
    Amulet: Mara's Kaleidoscope(+27)
    Ring1: Stone of Jordan
    Ring2: Ravenfrost(+17 Dex)
    Belt: Arachnid Mesh
    Boots: Waterwalk(+60 Life)
    Gloves: Frostburn
    Weapon1:
    Plague Scratch
    Hand Scythe
    One-Hand Damage: 16 to 50
    Durability: 72 of 72
    (Assassin Only)
    Required Dexterity: 73
    Required Strength: 73
    Required Level: 48
    Claw Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x5bb324cd
    +13 to Maximum Damage
    9% Mana stolen per hit
    Knockback
    +2 to Assassin Skill Levels
    +2 to Lightning Sentry (Assassin Only)
    Weapon2:
    Corpse Scratch
    Battle Cestus
    'Hel'
    One-Hand Damage: 36 to 42
    Durability: 72 of 72
    (Assassin Only)
    Required Dexterity: **
    Required Strength: **
    Required Level: 54
    Claw Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xf3b3b509
    +30 to Attack Rating
    Adds 6-** lightning damage
    6% Life stolen per hit
    +2 to Assassin Skill Levels
    Requirements -20%
    +2 to Lightning Sentry (Assassin Only)
    Socketed (1: 1 used)
    Entrapping Grand Charm(x6)

    Mercenary:
    Aliza, Act 1 Rogue Mercenary
    Helm: Crown of Thieves
    Armor: Duriel's Shell
    Weapon: Upgraded Witchwild String(ShaelShael)

    Basically her strategy was to cast a few Lightning Sentry's and let things die. If she came across a lightning immune monster, the Shadow Master engaged and I spammed Fire Blast while my mercenary attacked. If Gloams approached, CoS was cast and then the same above procedures followed.

    So yes. No real notable finds along the way, except Hell Hellforge decided to drop me an Ist, which is nice.

    What will I do with her now? Well after getting... two more Entrapping charms(plus two more from lemming I haven't gotten to use yet, gg dood) she's retiring to a life of PvP. That's right. Watch out PvP. Here comes Serdash.

    So... uh... any questions?
     
  2. Nacaa

    Nacaa IncGamers Member

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    Congrats!

    Did you use Fade or Burst of Speed the most? I tend to go with BoS since my Shadow tanks so resistance really isn't a most.
     
  3. Serdash

    Serdash IncGamers Member

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    Honestly, since my claws and gear lacked IAS, I went with BoS, otherwise spamming Fire Blast and Lightning Sentry would be way too slow.

    I can't actually think of a single time when I needed or even used Fade. But it was there as one of those "Just in case" things.
     
  4. mad.as.a.meataxe

    mad.as.a.meataxe IncGamers Member

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    Congrats - they're quite fun to play and very safe. Did you need the Ravenfrost on retrospect or would another SoJ have been better? What char is next in the pipeline?

    MAAM
     
  5. DX-Crawler

    DX-Crawler Banned

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    Congratz Dashy to your matty :clap:

    DX
     
  6. Serdash

    Serdash IncGamers Member

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    Actually, the Ravenfrost could probably be tossed at the cost of a few points placed in dex. It wouldn't hurt much, but at the current moment with 8 trap skillers it would only increase her damage from 1-10053 to 1-10414. It's quite the wonderful increase, and would probably help immensely in PvP. But then again every now and then PvP requires Cannot Be Frozen. So basically it's all circumstance.

    Or I could always Cham my shako and get rid of Ravenfrost. :uhhuh:

    (Yeah... Cham my Shako... I wish)
     
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    Rugruth IncGamers Member

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    Congrats on the Mat.

    I love trapsins, once you hit 25 or so they are so funny to play :D

    Where did you find that beautiful claws?
     
  8. Serdash

    Serdash IncGamers Member

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    I got one from frosty, and I can't seem to recall where I got the other one for some reason. :x
     
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    Congrats on your Mat! :thumbsup:
     
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    10k lite dmg?! Niiiiiicceeee! That's considerably higher than most b.net trapsins I used to duel (7kish dmg with hoto enigma etc).
     
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    No wonder It looked a bit familiar........

    Good to see that it is of good use. :D
     
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    Congratulations! I'll write your name in some place just to remember that i should never PvP with you! :lol:
    Keep the good work!
    May the Force be with you!
     
  13. Serdash

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    On switch I have a HotO and Lidless Wall for spamming Mind Blast.

    I get 1-9331 with Lightning Sentry there. Otherwise now with all ten of my entrapping grand charms I do 1-10774. :D

    Ah and the ways it could be improved...
     
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    Still a good job Dashy. Congratulations.
     
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    Sometimes Wake of Fire is better for keeping PvP enemies in place while you spam MB (heehee I have to admit it's cheap ... but what else are you supposed to do as a trapsin?) so put a point in that. And DF too (might be worth it to search for a claw from Anya on switch just for the +DF and BoS/SM prebuff, actually).
     
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    Serdash IncGamers Member

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    Earlier I was doing well enough without WoF+MB, I know the Cheeseyness of WoF+MB, but decided against using it. Plus... WoF is a waste of points.
     

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