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Matriarch Kikyo, Energetic M'avina's Mageazon

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  1. NagisaFurukawa

    NagisaFurukawa IncGamers Member

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    Matriarch Kikyo, Energetic M'avina's Mageazon

    Introduction
    Introducing Matriarch Kikyo (??). Kikyo is a late priestess of 17 years of age. Due to various circumstances (which I won't reveal), she lives on, so to speak, as a spirit. Among shrine maidens, she is [almost] unique, capable of firing enchanted arrows from her bow.

    I always wanted to make a Mageazon, but the mana issues were a huge turnoff. Remedying this problem and staying true to the theme (not to mention putting more Mage into Mageazon) could not have been easier.

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    Vitals
    Name: Kikyo.
    Level: 80 (682266193 EXP).

    Strength: 20 (98).
    Dexterity: 25 (122).
    Vitality: 20 (25).
    Energy: 425 (430).

    Guided Arrow: 401-1351.
    Freezing Arrow: 385-1268 | 1840-2038.
    Immolation Arrow: 385-1268 | 1836-1866.

    Life: 327.
    Mana: 817.

    Defense: 1775.
    Resists: 71/62/62/74.

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    Skills
    Freezing Arrow: 20 (28).
    Immolation Arrow: 20 (28).
    Guided Arrow: 1 (9).
    Valkyrie: 1 (9).
    Decoy: 1 (9).

    Dodge: 1 (9). <- 46%.
    Evade: 1 (9). <- 54%.
    Avoid: 1 (9). <- 46%.
    Pierce: 1 (9). <- 69%.

    Exploding Arrow: 20.
    Cold Arrow: 20.

    Prerequisites: 1.

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    Equipment
    Weapon: M'avina's Caster (Hel).
    Helm: M'avina's Diadem (Rare Jewel).
    Armor: M'avina's Embrace (Hel).
    Gloves: M'avina's Icy Clutch.
    Belt: M'avina's Tenet.
    Boots: Waterwalk.
    Amulet: Mara's Kaleidoscope.
    Ring: Raven Frost.
    Ring: Rare Ring.

    Charms: +19 Strength, +7 Dexterity.

    Viper Scarab
    Jewel
    Required Level: 42
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x4a8dc27c
    +7 to Strength
    +7 to Dexterity
    +8 to Life
    Heal Stamina Plus 12%

    Corruption Hold
    Ring
    Required Level: 66
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xaba29d6e
    +17 to Strength
    Fire Resist +20%
    Lightning Resist +11%
    Cold Resist +11%
    Poison Resist +23%
    6% Life stolen per hit

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    Mercenary
    Name: Azrael.
    Level: 79 (56445178 EXP).
    Class: Desert Mercenary - Combat (Prayer).

    Equipment
    Weapon: 'Insight' Thresher.
    Helm: Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest.
    Armor: 'Treachery' Wire Fleece.

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    Ramblings
    1) With all that extra mana, this thing BREEZED through the earlier parts of the game. Spamming was never so easy.

    2) With the IMBA Freezing Arrow, this thing also breezed through the majority of the later parts of the game. =).

    3) Pierce owns. It's a shame that you can't equip both Razortail and M'avina's at the same time. Packs that weren't Cold Immune went down in a matter of seconds. To make things even better, they couldn't do a single thing about it. Immolation Arrows pierce as well, but the effect was much nicer with Freezing Arrow's lack of a timer.

    4) Hell Ancients were a pain. That Leap Attack guy would NOT give me a break. He was completely oblivious to the Decoy, Valkyrie, and merc. COMPLETELY. Did I mention he was capable of 1 hit kills? =X. EVIL.

    5) Mageazons are cookie cutters. I'd recommend them to anyone. Try to invest in Vitality though. =X.

    6) Guided Arrow is just as good as any old Decoy for scouting out areas. Fire a few and see if they turn (or if you leech).

    7) M'avina's looks pretty good. The color and glow made her look more like an angel than a spirit... but that doesn't matter.

    8) A Gul rune from the Hellforge. Only Vex + Gul away from that Fortitude...

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    Future Plans
    1) Pindle/AT runs. I have some catching up to do for the MFP.

    2) Ideas anyone? I'll settle for [almost] anything as long as I've never tried it before. ;).

    Special Thanks
    ~ maxgerin for the Helm and Armor.
    ~ bodis for the rare ring.
    ~ Readers.
     
  2. lionheartthebrave

    lionheartthebrave IncGamers Member

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    Re: Matriarch Kikyo, Energetic M'avina's Mageazon

    You have WAAAAAAY too much free time atm Nagisa, spare a thought for all of us doing exams:sad2:

    Er, I mean congrats on another character:thumbsup:

    Another one I need to build after my exams...

    Do you reckon a 1.09 ravenclaw synergised could work?
     
  3. Swiller

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    Re: Matriarch Kikyo, Energetic M'avina's Mageazon

    I agree. :laugh:

    DEAR GOD, MAN!

    Okay, all joking aside, congratulations on another matriarch. What was your leveling equipment?


     
  4. maxgerin

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    Re: Matriarch Kikyo, Energetic M'avina's Mageazon

    Nice Mat! :smiley:

    I hope I can find the thrust to complete mine after completing my Beast.
    Mine's stuck at Normal A3 since, oh...more than 2 years ago. :grin:


    BTW, would it be a big difference if I go with base energy and no Insight?
    Would it cost me the fun of playing it?
    I like over-kill, for the record. :tongue:


    --maxgerin
     
  5. maxicek

    maxicek Moderator Single Player

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    Re: Matriarch Kikyo, Energetic M'avina's Mageazon

    Congratulations on the Mat Nagi.

    You are clearly mad. I like themed builds too, but that is just bonkers.
     
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    Re: Matriarch Kikyo, Energetic M'avina's Mageazon

    Congrats, This one slipped by. NagisaFurukawa I think this build deserves a guide just to write , "str no pts in this, dex nothing, vit - bahh, energy, now that where the money is everything last pt you can".

    BTW, that leap attacker own my Mageazon as well with the 1 arrow per second IA attack even with 700hps. I ended up resorting to riphook, cleglaw's pincers cheese as dying for 3 hours wasn't fun.
     
  7. NagisaFurukawa

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    Re: Matriarch Kikyo, Energetic M'avina's Mageazon

    I guess I'm obligated to reply, since TeeDeeBoy revived my thread...

    Ahem. Thanks all!

    @lhtb: If you can pack some attack speed from elsewhere, the synergized 09 Raven Claw would definitely be viable. In fact, it'd make for a very powerful variant, since it frees up so many skill points.

    @Swiller: 1.11b Raven Claw. Cow King's Boots. Act 2 Mercenary. Act 2 Mercenary. Act 2 Mercenary. Kuko Shakuku/Razortail. That combination is full of win by the way.

    @maxgerin: It depends on your gear. You need a reasonable mana pool to have 'Insight' make a significant impact (though I'm sure you already knew that). With a couple of mana charms, an SoJ, and a CTA... you'd probably have enough. =).

    @maxicek: You've made some crazy characters yourself. ;). Fun stuff.

    @TeeDeeBoy: lol. I'd get shot for making a guide like that. >_>. Good ol' Cleglaw's. Awesome gloves, budget or otherwise.
     
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    Re: Matriarch Kikyo, Energetic M'avina's Mageazon

    Full energy build that isnt a ES sorc? Very impressive!
     
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    Re: Matriarch Kikyo, Energetic M'avina's Mageazon

    The constant need to drink mana potions was one of the main reasons why I left mine for a long time, but since I have to complete my Set Sept I have to deal with it sooner or later.

    While your set-up assures constant supply of mana, I think it is less than optimal, imo.
    At least I don't think I'll enjoy the lack of killing punch, knowing I can make it hit harder.
    Not that you were striving for something optimal, I'm sure.
    This was one of your many crazy ideas, I think.
    Or that your actually a bit ( :rolleyes: ) insane to do this to a cookie-cutter build. :grin:

    Anyway, I plan to use the set (which is a given), Raven Frost, Mana Leech Ring (probably with some resist), Crescent Moon, Cow Boots/Nat's Boots/Waterwalk.
    For the Merc, our trusted Holy Freeze A2; or if it's called for, the Blessed Aim variety.
    Will be equipped with Tal's Helm/Andy's Helm, Fort Armor, and Infinity stick.
    I like the Infinity because it solves almost all AR/hitting problems, and not to mention it boosts cold damage as well.

    So, what do you think?
    Any suggestion on gear arrangement? :smiley:
    Thanks!


    --maxgerin



     
  10. Jaedhann

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    Re: Matriarch Kikyo, Energetic M'avina's Mageazon

    1.07 mav's belt......



     

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