Matriarch Coldkill - 1.07 Blizz Sorc

GooberGrape

Diabloii.Net Member
Inspired by @blsh here is another cold sorc in 1.07, this time using Blizzard instead of Frozen Orb. Went vita this time instead of max block for no real reason. Easy build, you just spam blizzard and static field and everything dies. Cold Mastery cuts through immunities so it walked through Hell. A few deaths from buggy LE monsters and blind teleporting into piles of bad things, otherwise easy game. I even got to use the act 3 cold merc in the Chaos Sanctuary. 1.07 is fun.

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Character name  : Coldkill
Character type  : Sorceress
Character level : 56
Character exp  : 86215065

Strength  : 75
Energy  : 35
Dexterity  : 25
Vitality  : 200
Stat Points Rem : 35
Skill Points Rem: 0

Life  : 659 / 535
Mana  : 362 / 145
Stamina  : 319 / 319

Resists in Hell
Fire : 10
Cold: 28
Lightning: 35
Poison: -51

Skills:
20 Blizzard
20 Cold Mastery
20 Static Field
1 Teleport
1 Warmth
Prereqs
Code:
Number of Items : 43

1: Prefix 1055 Grand Charm of Craftmanship
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 11
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x42c4067c
+8 to Maximum Damage
Lightning Resist +35%

2: Prefix 1063 Small Charm of Vita
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 39
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x53105ba7
+16 to Life
Lightning Resist +12%

3: Prefix 1043 Small Charm of Vita
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 39
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x41900eb8
+17 to Life
Fire Resist +9%

4: Prefix 1062 Small Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x78cce759
Lightning Resist +9%

5: Prefix 1044 Small Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x306a26cb
Fire Resist +12%

6: Small Charm of Vita
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 39
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x3c97f571
+16 to Life

7: Prefix 1042 Small Charm of Life
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 14
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x14ef0de6
+6 to Life
Fire Resist +6%

8: Prefix 1023 Small Charm of Life
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 14
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x28b16c3b
+5 to Life
Cold Resist +9%

9: Key
Quantity: 12

10: Tome of Town Portal
Quantity: 20

11: Tome of Identify
Quantity: 16

12: Horadric Cube

13: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

14: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

15: Prefix 1041 Small Charm of Inertia
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 27
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x23e30385
Fire Resist +4%
3% Faster Run/Walk

16: Grand Charm of Sustenance
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 53
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0x75989222
+34 to Life

17: Iratha's Coil
Crown
Defense: 148
Durability: 50 of 50
Required Strength: 55
Required Level: 15
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 26
Fingerprint: 0x12602758
Fire Resist +30%
Lightning Resist +30%

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
+112 to Defense (2 per Character Level)
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***


18: Prefix 988 Amulet
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x3600f5f7
+114 to Mana

19: Gemmed Ring Mail
Defense: 47
Durability: 24 of 26
Required Strength: 36
Required Level: 15
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 12
Fingerprint: 0x4c52d558
60% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Socketed (3: 3 used)

Flawless Topaz
Inserted into a Ring Mail

20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Required Level: 15
Item Version: Expansion

Flawless Topaz
Inserted into a Ring Mail

20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Required Level: 15
Item Version: Expansion

Flawless Topaz
Inserted into a Ring Mail

20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Required Level: 15
Item Version: Expansion

20: Prefix 1092 Ring
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 5
Fingerprint: 0x73fd3537
+34 to Mana After Each Kill

21: Prefix 1092 Ring
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 5
Fingerprint: 0x7879a5ee
+33 to Mana After Each Kill

22: Sigon's Sabot
Greaves
Defense: 14
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Strength: 70
Required Level: 6
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 70
Fingerprint: 0x7c886516
Cold Resist +40%
20% Faster Run/Walk

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
+50 to Attack Rating
50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***


23: Iratha's Cuff
Light Gauntlets
Defense: 10
Durability: 18 of 18
Required Strength: 45
Required Level: 15
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 26
Fingerprint: 0x22914b4d
Cold Resist +30%
Half Freeze Duration

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
20% Increased Attack Speed
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***


24: M'avina's Tenet
Sharkskin Belt
Defense: 84
Durability: 14 of 14
Required Strength: 20
Required Level: 45
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x5b527734
+50 Defense
12% Mana stolen per hit
+5 to Light Radius
40% Faster Run/Walk

25: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

26: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

27: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

28: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

29: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

30: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

31: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

32: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

33: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

34: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

35: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

36: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

37: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

38: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

39: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

40: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

41: Prefix 988 Sacred Globe of Guarding
One-Hand Damage: 3 to 8
Durability: 30 of 30
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 24
Orb Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x3e21a41
+30 to Life
+103 to Mana
Magic Damage Reduced by 3
+2 to Glacial Spike (Sorceress Only)
+3 to Blizzard (Sorceress Only)

42: Sigon's Guard
Tower Shield
Defense: 22
Chance to Block:  64%
Durability: 60 of 60
Required Strength: 75
Required Level: 18
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 28
Fingerprint: 0x69053293
+20% Increased Chance of Blocking
All Resistances +19
+1 to All Skill Levels
Socketed (1: 1 used)

Perfect Diamond
Inserted into a Tower Shield

All Resistances +19

Required Level: 18
Item Version: Expansion

43: Small Charm of Life
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 14
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 78
Fingerprint: 0x7d04388
+10 to Life

Mercenary Items :

1: Prefix 1157 Bone Helm
Defense: 34
Durability: 40 of 40
Required Strength: 25
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 60
Fingerprint: 0x79f6bef
+2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)

2: Sigon's Shelter
Gothic Plate
Defense: 170
Durability: 46 of 55
Required Strength: 70
Required Level: 6
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 95
Fingerprint: 0x739fb18a
+25% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist +30%

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
Attacker Takes Damage of 20
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***


3: Colossus Blade of Pestilence
One-Hand Damage: 16 to 54
Two-Hand Damage: 17 to 107
Durability: 50 of 50
Required Dexterity: 65
Required Strength: 188
Required Level: 76
Sword Class - Normal Attack Speed
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 52
Fingerprint: 0x162ebe39
Adds 12-28 poison damage over 4 seconds
 
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TheNix

Diabloii.Net Member
Congrats on your Matriarch!! Which attack did you find more effective Blizzard or Frozen Orb? The randomness of Blizzard always annoys me for some reason.
 

GooberGrape

Diabloii.Net Member
Congrats on your Matriarch!! Which attack did you find more effective Blizzard or Frozen Orb? The randomness of Blizzard always annoys me for some reason.
In 1.07 Frozen Orb has a bug where if the orb touches any monster, it immediately stops doing damage and all the other ice bolts are nullified for that attack. This means that you can't sweet spot monsters or aim through groups. Instead you have to aim between, next to, or even away from the monster you're trying to kill. This was incredibly frustrating, and one of the reasons that drove me to Blizzard. Were it not for this bug, I would have far preferred FO, but since Blizzard works as intended with no bugs, I find it far more useable even with its randomness. In either case, a high level Static Field did the bulk of the work, since there is no cap in 1.07 you can sliver any monster even act bosses in Hell. Also any source of cold damage will plow immunes due to Cold Mastery cutting through immunities. I bet you could stomp the game with Frost Nova and Static Field, actually that's not a bad idea.
 

BBS_Agonistes

Diabloii.Net Member
Thanks for posting; these threads are giving me great ideas if I ever grab those 1.07 discs!

I love Blizzard, but could never really get the hang of FO, so I think I'd really like making a pure Cold sorc 1.07.

I can only imagine how ridiculously OP Static Field is with no penalty in Hell and NM.
 

kestegs

D3 Monk Moderator
Cool, grats!

Orb really is frustrating, so I like the idea of just going blizzard, even though I hate blizzard.

Frost nova could be fun, but if the monster was light immune I don't think that FN would do enough damage to kill them effectively.
 

blsh

Diabloii.Net Member
Nice and congrats! I'm vita build as well, and this looks very safe, haven't had any problems at all so far. Though I'm not in Hell yet, finishing NM Act III, lvl 43. I don't have good equipment, but my Blizzard is now at 20 with +skills and static around 15 I guess, covers the screen.

With Blizzard though, what really kranks me up is you can't hit standing targets. Best way to kill mobs is to run them into Blizzard, but if a mob is just standing and shooting missiles or hiding in the corner, Blizzard doesn't hit them. So I have been thinking about throwing some skill points into a missile, most likely fireball. Other than that, I'm very happy with Blizzard!

Also, sometimes the camera angle doesn't allow you to see some mobs hiding, static is very helpful to locate them!
 
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GooberGrape

Diabloii.Net Member
Cool, any reason for the barb mercenary?
In 1.07 mercs generally suck, they can't leech life and they are overall just death ponies. However the barb merc is unique in two ways. First, you can hire a barb merc MUCH higher than your own level, like 20+ levels higher. Second, high level barb mercs regenerate all their health in about three seconds. So it's a teensy little bit easier to keep the semi-worthless glass merc alive when it regenerates so fast and is 20 levels higher than you. They still totally suck though and will likely get eaten by a grue.
 

Acrimony

Diabloii.Net Member
Ah I see. Well, at least it that's easier to keep that alive with teleport than an act2 merc.
 
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