Sorceresses are my favorite characters, and as soon as I came up with the idea of the sept I knew the sorc would come last, as a reward. The first sorceress I ever made was a Blizzballer, with a barb merc, so it seemed a good time to revisit the build. Doesn't hurt that none of the other Blizzard hybrids do particularly well under the sept conditions, or that I dislike Frozen Orb. At various points I had thought about naming this char “Antipode,” “Dissonance” and “Paradox.” Consider yourselves spared. My previous blizzballer was named "Coldfire" and I did like the idea of playing on the theme, but I decided on the horrible pun in the end. As a reminder: the rules for the sept are cookie cutters with gear "easily" obtainable from NM Mephisto. Easily in this case being arbitrarily set at 1:3000 odds at 0MF which translates to a little over 1:1000 at 250 MF. Low-level runewords are allowed, and I reserved the right to allow exceptions if I so chose. The Character Name: FBtheI Class: Sorceress Level: 82 Code: Naked/Gear Strength: 65/67 Dexterity: 25/27 Vitality: 375/415 Energy: 35/96 HP: 911/941 (1021) Mana: 197/419 (582) Fire: 96 (85) Cold: 68 Lightning: 101 (75) Poison: 51 MF: 69 FR/W: 55 FHR: 60 (8 frames) FCR: 110 (8 frames) Blizzard: 1936-2057 Fireball: 1564-1736 Ice Blast: 1155-1202 Considering she's a sorceress I took this time around kind of leisurely. Don't be confused, I still largely teleported through, but I stopped to kill random packs way more than I usually would. Whole process took 9 hours, 48 minutes and 37 seconds. Skills Code: Fireball: 20(27) Blizzard, Ice Blast: 20(26) Fire Bolt: 13(20) Cold Mastery: 11(17) Ice Bolt: 3(9) Fire Mastery: 1(8) 1 in required skills Dumping five to six more points in Fire Bolt would hit the synergy sweet spot, but I found myself mostly teleporting past CIs so I boosted the cold damage for slightly faster boss fights. Gear Code: Peasant Crown War Hat Defense: 108 Durability: 12 of 12 Required Level: 28 Required Strength: 20 Fingerprint: 0x7182eb83 Item Level: ** Version: Expansion 1.10+ +1 to All Skills +15% Faster Run/Walk +100% Enhanced Defense +20 to Vitality +20 to Energy Replenish Life +8 Nokozan Relic Amulet Required Level: 10 Fingerprint: 0x960aa295 Item Level: ** Version: Expansion 1.10+ +20% Faster Hit Recovery Adds 3 - 6 Fire Damage +10% to Maximum Fire Resist Fire Resist +50% +3 to Light Radius Skin of the Vipermagi Serpentskin Armor Defense: 279 Durability: 23 of 24 Required Level: 29 Required Strength: 43 Fingerprint: 0xe31b431c Item Level: 85 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +1 to All Skills +30% Faster Cast Rate +20% Faster Hit Recovery +120% Enhanced Defense All Resistances +33 Magic Damage Reduced by 10 1 Sockets (1 used) Socketed: Shael Rune The Oculus Swirling Crystal One Hand Damage: 18 - 42 Durability: 50 of 50 Required Level: 42 Fingerprint: 0x2b6fc7cd Item Level: 85 Version: Expansion 1.10+ 25% Chance to cast level 1 Teleport when struck +3 to Sorceress Skill Levels +30% Faster Cast Rate +20% Enhanced Defense +20 to Vitality +20 to Energy All Resistances +20 +5 to Mana after each Kill 50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items Lidless Wall Grim Shield Defense: 338 Chance to Block: 0 Durability: 68 of 70 Required Level: 41 Required Strength: 58 Fingerprint: 0xb0dcdba Item Level: 57 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +1 to All Skills +20% Faster Cast Rate +124% Enhanced Defense +10 to Energy Increase Maximum Mana 10% All Resistances +19 +5 to Mana after each Kill +1 to Light Radius 1 Sockets (1 used) Socketed: Perfect Diamond Ghoul Circle Ring Required Level: 48 Fingerprint: 0xd4513448 Item Level: 85 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +11 to Energy +5 to Life +60 to Mana +18 Maximum Stamina All Resistances +10 Entropy Grasp Ring Required Level: 22 Fingerprint: 0x5f7280f3 Item Level: 85 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +10% Faster Cast Rate +39 to Attack Rating +2 to Strength +2 to Dexterity +41 to Mana Lightning Resist +19% Nightsmoke Mesh Belt Defense: 67 Durability: 16 of 16 Required Level: 30 Required Strength: 58 Fingerprint: 0x54327df5 Item Level: 60 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +45% Enhanced Defense +15 Defense +20 to Mana All Resistances +10 Damage Reduced by 2 50% Damage Taken Goes To Mana Required Level +5 Natalya's Soul Mesh Boots Defense: 134 Durability: 64 of 116 Required Level: 25 Required Strength: 65 Fingerprint: 0x39b36fcb Item Level: ** Version: Expansion 1.10+ +40% Faster Run/Walk +97 Defense Heal Stamina Plus (Based on Character Level) +20% Cold Resist +25% Lightning Resist +21% +50 Maximum Durability Magefist Light Gauntlets Defense: 24 Durability: 18 of 18 Required Level: 23 Required Strength: 45 Fingerprint: 0x2a24d13c Item Level: 87 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +1 to Fire Skills +20% Faster Cast Rate Adds 1 - 6 Fire Damage +20% Enhanced Defense +10 Defense Regenerate Mana 25% Insight (on switch) Battle Staff RalTirTalSol Two Hand Damage: 27 - 40 Durability: 40 of 40 Required Level: 27 Fingerprint: 0x14205047 Item Level: 80 Version: Expansion 1.10+ Level 14 Meditation Aura When Equipped +35% Faster Cast Rate 213% Enhanced Damage +9 to Minimum Damage 198% Bonus to Attack Rating Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames) +1 to Blizzard (Sorceress Only) +1 to Nova (Sorceress Only) +3 to Critical Strike All Stats +5 +2 to Mana after each Kill 23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 4 Sockets (4 used) Socketed: Ral Rune Socketed: Tir Rune Socketed: Tal Rune Socketed: Sol Rune Charms Code: Jade Large Charm of Balance Large Charm Required Level: 18 Fingerprint: 0xcce65fb6 Item Level: ** Version: Expansion 1.10+ +8% Faster Hit Recovery Poison Resist +12% Lapis Small Charm of Good Luck Small Charm Required Level: 33 Fingerprint: 0x32e87f7d Item Level: 85 Version: Expansion 1.10+ Cold Resist +7% 7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items Beryl Small Charm of Good Luck Small Charm Required Level: 33 Fingerprint: 0xf27cccc4 Item Level: ** Version: Expansion 1.10+ Poison Resist +3% 6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items Serpent's Grand Charm of Life Grand Charm Required Level: 41 Fingerprint: 0xa8bf8778 Item Level: 85 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +12 to Life +55 to Mana Ruby Small Charm of Good Luck Small Charm Required Level: 33 Fingerprint: 0xde0d2f8 Item Level: ** Version: Expansion 1.10+ Fire Resist +10% 6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items Serpent's Grand Charm of Life Grand Charm Required Level: 29 Fingerprint: 0x47ee9526 Item Level: 85 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +13 to Life +46 to Mana Coral Grand Charm of Balance Grand Charm Required Level: 15 Fingerprint: 0xbebb9e9f Item Level: 85 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +12% Faster Hit Recovery Lightning Resist +25% Shimmering Grand Charm Grand Charm Required Level: 27 Fingerprint: 0xa0fa5e9 Item Level: 85 Version: Expansion 1.10+ All Resistances +14 Mizan, Might Mercenary Code: Duriel's Shell Cuirass Defense: 702 Durability: 45 of 150 Required Level: 41 Required Strength: 65 Fingerprint: 0x451407f7 Item Level: 85 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +196% Enhanced Defense +102 Defense (Based on Character Level) +15 to Strength +82 to Life (Based on Character Level) Cold Resist +30% All Resistances +20 Cannot Be Frozen +100 Maximum Durability Stealskull Casque Defense: 222 Durability: 24 of 24 Required Level: 35 Required Strength: 59 Fingerprint: 0x32df5fe2 Item Level: ** Version: Expansion 1.10+ +25% Increased Attack Speed +10% Faster Hit Recovery 5% Mana stolen per hit 5% Life stolen per hit +205% Enhanced Defense 46% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 1 Sockets (1 used) Socketed: Jewel of Fervor Jewel of Fervor Jewel Required Level: 31 Fingerprint: 0x4dd34d19 Item Level: 85 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +15% Increased Attack Speed Insight Superior Partizan RalTirTalSol Two Hand Damage: 178 - 372 Durability: 37 of 37 Required Level: 27 Required Strength: 103 Required Dexterity: 57 Fingerprint: 0x889cfa1a Item Level: 66 Version: Expansion 1.10+ Level 12 Meditation Aura When Equipped +35% Faster Cast Rate 233% Enhanced Damage +9 to Minimum Damage 232% Bonus to Attack Rating +2 to Attack Rating Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames) +4 to Critical Strike All Stats +5 +2 to Mana after each Kill 23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items Increase Maximum Durability 15% Ethereal 4 Sockets (4 used) Socketed: Ral Rune Socketed: Tir Rune Socketed: Tal Rune Socketed: Sol Rune Playthrough I say Hoarfrost when I actually mean Mana Rift during the Baal fight. They're both pretty annoying, in all fairness. Not many screenshots, since most of them would just look like this, but I did grab a shot of one of the few FI/CIs I saw. Dual immunes were the reason I decided to give the third socket slot to the merc instead of the char (where it would've gone for a Shael in the Peasant Crown to open up using a rare amulet.) Finds Forges: Um/Ko -Hand of Broc from Normal Duriel -Pul from NM Pindle -Gheed’s Fortune (117/34/14) from AT -36% Chancies from AT -Demon Limb from Pindle Deaths Two. Both while leveling in AT. First one happened right before I recorded and being on tilt from it is why I didn't talk. I thought I had gotten all the bosspacks but was circling through to make sure, picked my left hand up to scratch my nose and ended up dying in the middle of a not remotely scary seeming zombie bosspack. Second one I got cursed outside the tunnels, teleported on top of a might-enchanted invader when I got inside. I had told myself I wanted to not die with her, but when you play badly you get what you deserve. Well, that finishes up the sept. I'll probably make a wrapup thread in the next day or two, but thanks to everyone who read through one or more of these and good luck with whatever projects you may be working on. For now, it's time to Kill Bill.