Matriarch Celia(1.10)

Serdash

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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?
 

Nacaa

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

Serdash

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

mad.as.a.meataxe

Diabloii.Net Member
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
 

Serdash

Diabloii.Net Member
mad.as.a.meataxe said:
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
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)
 

Rugruth

Diabloii.Net Member
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?
 

Serdash

Diabloii.Net Member
I got one from frosty, and I can't seem to recall where I got the other one for some reason. :x
 

slappy sam

Diabloii.Net Member
10k lite dmg?! Niiiiiicceeee! That's considerably higher than most b.net trapsins I used to duel (7kish dmg with hoto enigma etc).
 

frosty

Diabloii.Net Member
Serdash said:
I got one from frosty, and I can't seem to recall where I got the other one for some reason. :x
No wonder It looked a bit familiar........

Good to see that it is of good use. :D
 

MFMOFO

Banned
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!
 

Serdash

Diabloii.Net Member
slappy sam said:
10k lite dmg?! Niiiiiicceeee! That's considerably higher than most b.net trapsins I used to duel (7kish dmg with hoto enigma etc).
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...
 

essojay

Diabloii.Net Member
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).
 

Serdash

Diabloii.Net Member
essojay said:
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).
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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