Matriarch Gale, Max Block Blizzard Sorceress
Gale was specifically designed to run Lower Kurast, hence Max Block.
My original Blizzard Sorceress was called Storm from the X-men, Gale is a Welsh inspired take on that.
Gale started life on 2014-11-22.
She was untwinked for Normal/Nightmare and found most of her own gear at NM Meph. I think I got bored and then eventually twinked on a few pieces of gear for Hell.
I know that most Sorceresses don't usually go for max block, but I actually forgot how much I enjoyed being able to tank with max block and Stormshield. The plan is to be able to stand there and use TK on chests while taking hits from Doom Apes and others. The overstacked resists are to combat conviction packs and also frees up inventory space for items. I use Glacial Spike on left click as the aim is to stop things in their tracks and not kill them. In fact, all my Blizzard Sorceresses use the same key bindings:
W Ice Blast
E Static Field
A Chilling Armour
S Shiver Armour
D Frozen Armour
X Glacial Spike (always on left click)
F12 Town Portal
Every character follows the same general layout (all my Sorceresses use R for Teleport, E for Static Field, F for Telekinesis and in general all prebuffs on ASD, right click attacks on QW, left click on XC). This helps when character switching between my 60+ characters, it means I can rely on muscle memory and habit without getting confused or pressing the wrong button. Also, the buttons are clustered around my left hand and potions are in the row directly above where my hand is anyway.
I know many forumites use Ice Blast as it does more damage, but Glacial Spike is helpful due to the freeze and splash damage. It's more forgiving with aiming as well.
Ist in NM Crystalline Passage
Name: Gale Class: Sorceress Experience: 1166358167 Level: 86 Naked/Gear Strength: 140/186 Dexterity: 190/209 Vitality: 155/170 Energy: 35/37 HP: 475/704 Mana: 205/605 Stamina: 304/430 Defense: 47/1986 AR: 900/1165 Fire: 238/198/138 Cold: 249/209/149 Lightning: 288/248/188 Poison: 256/216/156 MF: 87 Block: 75 GF: 181 FR/W: 20 FHR: 42 IAS: 0 FCR: 105
COLD SPELLS: 20 Blizzard 20 Cold Mastery 20 Glacial Spike 20 Ice Blast 20 Ice Bolt (currently 9, working on this now) 01 Frost Nova 01 Frozen Armour 01 Shiver Armour 01 Chilling Armour Subtotal: 104 LIGHTNING SPELLS: 01 Teleport 01 Telekinesis 01 Static Field Subtotal: 3 FIRE SPELLS: 01 Warmth Subtotal: 1 Grand Total: 108 Level at which build complete: 108 – 11 = 97
Helm: Gale's Harlequin Crest (Um) Armour: Skin of the Vipermagi (Um = [email protected]) - not a very good base resist on this thing Gloves: Magefist Crusader Gauntlets Belt: Crafted Blood Harness (5% FCR/17% FHR/29% FR) Boots: Sandstorm Trek (14 Str / 13 Vit / 67% PR) Amulet: Tal Rasha's Adjudication Ring 1: Raven Frost (17 Dex) Ring 2: Dwarf Star Weapon 1: Wizardspike (1os) Shield 1: Gale's Stormshield (Um) Weapon 2: Oculus Shield 2: Spirit (35% FCR) Charms: Gheed's Fortune (81% GF/10% Vendor/37% MF), 1 Cold Skiller, Some resists, 4x4 open space to pick stuff up, Cube, Tomes
Helm: Ethereal Andariel's Visage (15% IAS) Armour: Eth Bugged Treachery Kraken Shell Weapon: Eth Thresher Insight
Lower Kurast running (I promise I do actually plan to do some LK running, just need to find the energy!)