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Matriarch Selene_I, Frozen Orb & Fire Ball Sorceress

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  1. ioupainmax

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    Matriarch Selene_I, Frozen Orb & Fire Ball Sorceress

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    Matriarch achieved on: 2018-07-06

    Introduction
    One of the side effects of having the rule 'characters don't share gear' is that there is always a shortage of socket quests to go around. Luckily, runewords have lightened the load a little as I can cube socket the bases, however, there are still certain uniques/sets that do still need to be socketed, especially helms.

    In the past, I've got more quests by:
    • Robbing Peter to pay Paul - that is to say, taking a socket quest from an up and coming character to furnish the higher level character (I dislike doing this, as you just kick the can down the road and save up problems for those characters down the line)
    • Rushing characters using windowed mode (this is a better alternative but I'm not a fan of windowed mode and having that many open instances has its drawbacks)
    I've also passed down already socketed gear once a character had outgrown it, but that only works for so long.

    Watching @NanoMist with his twinked speedrunning videos gave me an idea, I might as well self-twink-rush a character all the way to Hell, netting more socket rewards, more Hell Forge rewards and a bonus Matriarch to add to my Murios Project total. I could also avoid windowed mode and only work on 1 character at a time, while completing all quests, waypoints and do some more cow running to get some spare Cow King's set items for future characters.

    I had a full Tal's Set sitting around and my Enchantress from last year along with plenty of Sorceress gear, that wasn't top end, but would do just fine for teleporting past most monsters. The aim was to kill only that which was necessary and not pick up too much junk (which is hard for a pack rat like me! :rolleyes:)

    Thus Selene_I was born - the first in a hopefully long line of faithful socket reward collectors. This is more detailed, but subsequent threads will be shorter (and maybe added to the bottom of this thread...there will be nothing new to them as I plan to use the same build layout and gear).

    [Obviously, I'll suspend my rule for character's don't share gear for this project as each character will be stripped ready to pass on all the gear to their descendant, but I will personalise some stuff as I go, so they're not forgotten!]

    Theme
    Selene_I is a Greek Goddess of the Moon and she drives her Moon Chariot across the heavens. Frozen Orb symbolises the Full Moon and cold dark side, while Fire Ball symbolises the Blood Moon and reflected sunlight. Finally, Teleport symbolises the movement of the Chariot.

    Journey

    Enchant boost to level 15 as quick as possible (Need Static Field, Telekinesis and Frost Nova, at least 45 Strength):
    Level 1 - 4: Bow and arrows with an awesome Enchant boost
    Level 5 - 11: Flawed Ruby Gemmed Breastplate & Skull cap
    Level 12 - 14: Ruby Gemmed Breastplate & Skull cap

    Enchant boosted 1.09 Ravenclaw (Need Teleport and 65 Strength):

    Level 15 - 16: Ravenclaw decimates everything, coupled with Eye of Etlich, Manald Heals and some Flawless Ruby Gemmed Breastplate & Skull Cap
    Level 17: Outfit the Rogue Merc with Eth Duskdeep, Eth Darkglow and any bow (transfer gear to Act 2 Merc depending on progress and give him Bloodthief)
    Level 18 - 25: Gemmed Perfect Sapphire Light Plate and Circlet for teleporting

    Switch to caster gear and 1-point Blizzard (Get pre-req skills and save the rest, Enchantress leaves):
    Level 25: Stealth Ghost Shroud, Spirit Broad Sword, Magefists, Natalya's Soul, Rare belt with resists and 4 rows
    Level 27: Insight Poleaxe
    Level 28: Peasant Crown
    Level 29: Skin of the Vipermagi (with scintillating jewel)

    Using saved points, put one in Frozen Orb and Cold Mastery every level until both maxed out, then max out Fire Ball and Fire Bolt until level 79 (need 156 Strength by level 54):
    Level 31: Switch out Insight for Eth Battle Scythe Insight
    Level 37: Switch out Wall of the Eyeless for Splendor
    Level 41: Duriel's Shell and Vampire Gaze for Merc, switch out Splendor for Lidless Wall
    Level 42: Switch out Spirit for Oculus (with scintillating jewel)
    Level 43: Switch out Duriel's for Eth Treachery Mage Plate
    Level 47: Switch out Insight for Eth Bec-de-Corbin Insight
    Level 54: Swithc out Lidless Wall for Spirit Monarch
    Level 62: Harlequin Crest & Gheed's Fortune
    Level 71: Full Tal's Set, Eth Thresher Insight, Eth Treachery Boneweave

    Some resist charms come in at some point but I haven't included them above.

    Selene_I's journey was pretty rapid (for me!) I completed all quests (including Cows), waypoints and rewards. Her resists were better than shown in GoMule as she had the set bonus from Tal's and some charms that I'd already muled off by the time I ran a report.

    I then muled off all her gear ready for Selene_II to take the mantle. I will probably create about 10 Selenes for the socket quests. It's a shame I deleted my much older previous cadre of socket quest characters (who weren't kitted out well at all and only got to normal Larzuk before being deleted - what a waste of potential!)

    Hell Forge
    HF: Eld/Um/Pul

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    Stats
    Code:
    Name:       Selene_I
    Class:      Sorceress
    Experience: 679615807
    Level:      79
    
                Naked/Gear
    Strength:   156/156
    Dexterity:  25/45
    Vitality:   269/291
    Energy:     35/45
    HP:         696/903
    Mana:       191/479
    Stamina:    411/451
    Defense:    6/1564
    AR:         75/175
    
    Fire:       100/60/0
    Cold:       150/110/50
    Lightning:  193/153/93
    Poison:     123/83/23
    
    MF:         135       Block:      7
    GF:         244       FR/W:       40
    FHR:        55        IAS:        0
    FCR:        105
    
    Skills
    Code:
    COLD SPELLS:
    
    20 Frozen Orb
    20 Cold Mastery
    01 Blizzard
    01 Glacial Spike
    01 Ice Blast
    01 Frost Nova
    01 Ice Bolt
    
    Subtotal: 45
    
    LIGHTNING SPELLS:
    
    01 Teleport
    01 Telekinesis
    01 Static Field
    
    Subtotal: 3
    
    FIRE SPELLS:
    
    20 Fireball
    20 Fire Bolt
    01 Fire Mastery
    01 Warmth
    
    Subtotal: 42
    
    Grand Total: 90
    
    Level at which build complete: 90 – 11 = 79
    
    Gear
    See GoMule Dump for details
    Code:
    Helm:       Selene_I's Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
    Armour:     Selene_I's Tal Rasha's Guardianship (Um)
    Gloves:     Magefist
    Belt:       Tal Rasha's Fine-Spun Cloth
    Boots:      Natalya's Soul
    
    Amulet:     Tal Rasha's Adjudication
    Ring 1:     Nature's Peace
    Ring 2:     Dwarf Star
    
    Weapon 1:   Selene_I's Tal Rasha's Lidless Eye (Cold Facet -4/+5)
    Shield 1:   35% FCR Spirit
    
    Weapon 2:   Rare Chilling Armor Orb (+5 CA)
    Shield 2:   35% FCR Spirit
    
    Stash:      Gheed's Fortune (144/12/32)
    
    Charms:  
    
    Mercenary
    Code:
    Mercenary:
    
    Name:       Emilio
    Race:       Desert Mercenary
    Type:       Comb-Normal
    Experience: 54923332
    Level:      79
    Dead?:      false
    
                Naked/Gear
    Strength:   180/185
    Dexterity:  145/150
    HP:         1590/1590
    Defense:    1175/2394
    AR:         1904/430304
    
    Fire:       146/106/46
    Cold:       176/136/76
    Lightning:  146/106/46
    Poison:     146/106/46
    
    Treachery
    Boneweave
    ShaelThulLem
    Defense: 967
    Durability: 23 of 23
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 148
    Fingerprint: 0x437b45b4
    Item Level: 79
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    5% Chance to cast level 15 Fade when struck
    25% Chance to cast level 15 Venom on striking
    +2 to Assassin Skill Levels
    +45% Increased Attack Speed
    +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    Cold Resist +30%
    50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Ethereal
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Shael Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Lem Rune
    
    Vampire Gaze
    Grim Helm
    Defense: 252
    Durability: 40 of 40
    Required Level: 41
    Required Strength: 58
    Fingerprint: 0x993f07c1
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    7% Life stolen per hit
    +100% Enhanced Defense
    15% Slower Stamina Drain
    Damage Reduced by 19%
    Damage Reduced by 7
    Magic Damage Reduced by 14
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Sol Rune
    
    Sol Rune
    Required Level: 27
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +9 to Minimum Damage
    Armor: Damage Reduced by 7
    Shields: Damage Reduced by 7
    
    
    Insight
    Thresher
    RalTirTalSol
    Two Hand Damage: 71 - 736
    Durability: 33 of 33
    Required Level: 53
    Required Strength: 142
    Required Dexterity: 108
    Fingerprint: 0xc0a2bc16
    Item Level: 83
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Level 17 Meditation Aura When Equipped
    +35% Faster Cast Rate
    249% Enhanced Damage
    +9 to Minimum Damage
    225% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
    Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
    +5 to Critical Strike
    All Stats +5
    +2 to Mana after each Kill
    23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Ethereal
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Ral Rune
    Socketed: Tir Rune
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Sol Rune
    
    GoMule Dump
    Code:
    Name:       Selene_I
    Class:      Sorceress
    Experience: 679615807
    Level:      79
    
                Naked/Gear
    Strength:   156/156
    Dexterity:  25/45
    Vitality:   269/291
    Energy:     35/45
    HP:         696/903
    Mana:       191/479
    Stamina:    411/451
    Defense:    6/1564
    AR:         75/175
    
    Fire:       100/60/0
    Cold:       150/110/50
    Lightning:  193/153/93
    Poison:     123/83/23
    
    MF:         135       Block:      7
    GF:         244       FR/W:       40
    FHR:        55        IAS:        0
    FCR:        105
    
    Fire Bolt: 20/26
    Warmth: 1/7
    Inferno: 0/0
    Blaze: 0/0
    Fire Ball: 20/26
    Fire Wall: 0/0
    Enchant: 0/0
    Meteor: 0/0
    Fire Mastery: 1/9
    Hydra: 0/0
    
    Charged Bolt: 0/0
    Static Field: 1/6
    Telekinesis: 1/6
    Nova: 0/0
    Lightning: 0/0
    Chain Lightning: 0/0
    Teleport: 1/6
    Thunder Storm: 0/0
    Energy Shield: 0/0
    Lightning Mastery: 0/4
    
    Ice Bolt: 1/6
    Frozen Armor: 0/0
    Frost Nova: 1/6
    Ice Blast: 1/6
    Shiver Armor: 0/0
    Glacial Spike: 1/6
    Blizzard: 1/6
    Chilling Armor: 0/0
    Frozen Orb: 20/25
    Cold Mastery: 20/27
    
    Tome of Identify
    Fingerprint: 0xfb6d90e4
    Item Level: 6
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Tome of Town Portal
    Fingerprint: 0x49342de4
    Item Level: 6
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Key
    Fingerprint: 0x643ed7d7
    Item Level: 12
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Horadric Cube
    Fingerprint: 0xdfb5551d
    Item Level: 13
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Nature's Peace
    Ring
    Required Level: 69
    Fingerprint: 0xe961db1f
    Item Level: 94
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Prevent Monster Heal
    Slain Monsters Rest in Peace
    Poison Resist +28%
    Damage Reduced by 9
    Level 5 Oak Sage (27/27 Charges)
    
    Dwarf Star
    Ring
    Required Level: 45
    Fingerprint: 0x60d469aa
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +40 to Life
    +40 Maximum Stamina
    Heal Stamina Plus 15%
    Fire Absorb 15%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 13
    100% Extra Gold from Monsters
    
    Selene_I's Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
    Death Mask
    Defense: 131
    Durability: 20 of 20
    Required Level: 66
    Required Strength: 55
    Fingerprint: 0x526fa8cd
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    10% Mana stolen per hit
    10% Life stolen per hit
    +45 Defense
    +60 to Life
    +30 to Mana
    All Resistances +15
    1 Sockets (0 used)
    
    (2 items): Replenish Life +10
    (3 items): 65% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    (4 items): +25% Faster Hit Recovery
    +3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
    +150 Defense
    +50 Defense vs. Missile
    +150 to Life
    Cold Resist +50%
    Lightning Resist +50%
    Fire Resist +50%
    Poison Resist +50%
    
    Selene_I's Tal Rasha's Guardianship
    Lacquered Plate
    Defense: 872
    Durability: 55 of 55
    Required Level: 71
    Required Strength: 2
    Fingerprint: 0x708015ad
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +400 Defense
    Cold Resist +40%
    All Resistances +15
    Lightning Resist +40%
    Fire Resist +40%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 15
    **% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Requirements -60%
    Set (2 items): +10% Faster Cast Rate
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Um Rune
    
    (2 items): Replenish Life +10
    (3 items): 65% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    (4 items): +25% Faster Hit Recovery
    +3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
    +150 Defense
    +50 Defense vs. Missile
    +150 to Life
    Cold Resist +50%
    Lightning Resist +50%
    Fire Resist +50%
    Poison Resist +50%
    
    Um Rune
    Required Level: 47
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 25% Chance of Open Wounds
    Armor: Cold Resist +15%
    Lightning Resist +15%
    Fire Resist +15%
    Poison Resist +15%
    Shields: Cold Resist +22%
    Lightning Resist +22%
    Fire Resist +22%
    Poison Resist +22%
    
    Tal Rasha's Fine-Spun Cloth
    Mesh Belt
    Defense: 99
    Durability: 16 of 16
    Required Level: 53
    Required Strength: 16
    Fingerprint: 0x1573a44e
    Item Level: 59
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +20 to Dexterity
    +30 to Mana
    37% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    15% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Requirements -20%
    Set (2 items): +60 Defense
    Set (3 items): +10% Faster Cast Rate
    
    (2 items): Replenish Life +10
    (3 items): 65% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    (4 items): +25% Faster Hit Recovery
    +3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
    +150 Defense
    +50 Defense vs. Missile
    +150 to Life
    Cold Resist +50%
    Lightning Resist +50%
    Fire Resist +50%
    Poison Resist +50%
    
    Tal Rasha's Adjudication
    Amulet
    Required Level: 67
    Fingerprint: 0x4f103c1c
    Item Level: 52
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Sorceress Skill Levels
    Adds 3 - 32 Lightning Damage
    +50 to Life
    +42 to Mana
    Lightning Resist +33%
    Set (4 items): +10% Faster Cast Rate
    
    (2 items): Replenish Life +10
    (3 items): 65% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    (4 items): +25% Faster Hit Recovery
    +3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
    +150 Defense
    +50 Defense vs. Missile
    +150 to Life
    Cold Resist +50%
    Lightning Resist +50%
    Fire Resist +50%
    Poison Resist +50%
    
    Magefist
    Light Gauntlets
    Defense: 25
    Durability: 18 of 18
    Required Level: 23
    Required Strength: 45
    Fingerprint: 0x8c8c99c3
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Fire Skills
    +20% Faster Cast Rate
    Adds 1 - 6 Fire Damage
    +28% Enhanced Defense
    +10 Defense
    Regenerate Mana 25%
    
    Natalya's Soul
    Mesh Boots
    Defense: 133
    Durability: 66 of 116
    Required Level: 25
    Required Strength: 65
    Fingerprint: 0xe293c66a
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +40% Faster Run/Walk
    +96 Defense
    Heal Stamina Plus (Based on Character Level) +19%
    Cold Resist +15%
    Lightning Resist +25%
    +50 Maximum Durability
    
    
    Gheed's Fortune
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 62
    Fingerprint: 0x8f967fa0
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    144% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Reduces all Vendor Prices 12%
    32% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Spirit
    Monarch
    TalThulOrtAmn
    Defense: 147
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 86 of 86
    Required Level: 54
    Required Strength: 156
    Fingerprint: 0xe0fba5ca
    Item Level: 79
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +35% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +105 to Mana
    Cold Resist +35%
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Poison Resist +35%
    +4 Magic Absorb
    Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    Socketed: Amn Rune
    
    Ghoul Gyre
    Smoked Sphere
    One Hand Damage: 4 - 10
    Durability: 35 of 35
    Required Level: 51
    Fingerprint: 0x2f0ec159
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Sorceress Skill Levels
    +20% Faster Cast Rate
    Adds 117 - 132 Fire Damage
    Adds 14 - 45 Cold Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames)
    +3 to Chilling Armor (Sorceress Only)
    +1 to Teleport (Sorceress Only)
    +34 to Life
    
    Selene_I's Tal Rasha's Lidless Eye
    Swirling Crystal
    One Hand Damage: 18 - 42
    Durability: 50 of 50
    Required Level: 65
    Fingerprint: 0x770d99ab
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    100% Chance to cast level 37 Blizzard when you Die
    +20% Faster Cast Rate
    Adds 24 - 38 Cold Damage Over 0 Secs (3 Frames)
    -4% to Enemy Cold Resistance
    +5% to Cold Skill Damage
    +2 to Cold Mastery (Sorceress Only)
    +2 to Lightning Mastery (Sorceress Only)
    +2 to Fire Mastery (Sorceress Only)
    +10 to Energy
    +57 to Life
    +77 to Mana
    Set (2 items): +1 to Sorceress Skill Levels
    Set (3 items): -15% to Enemy Fire Resistance
    Set (4 items): -15% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
    Set (5 items): +15% to Cold Skill Damage
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Rainbow Facet
    
    (2 items): Replenish Life +10
    (3 items): 65% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    (4 items): +25% Faster Hit Recovery
    +3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
    +150 Defense
    +50 Defense vs. Missile
    +150 to Life
    Cold Resist +50%
    Lightning Resist +50%
    Fire Resist +50%
    Poison Resist +50%
    
    Rainbow Facet
    Jewel
    Required Level: 49
    Fingerprint: 0xc89cb13f
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    100% Chance to cast level 37 Blizzard when you Die
    Adds 24 - 38 Cold Damage Over 0 Secs (3 Frames)
    -4% to Enemy Cold Resistance
    +5% to Cold Skill Damage
    
    Spirit
    Monarch
    TalThulOrtAmn
    Defense: 146
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 86 of 86
    Required Level: 54
    Required Strength: 156
    Fingerprint: 0x75534ca8
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +35% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +109 to Mana
    Cold Resist +35%
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Poison Resist +35%
    +6 Magic Absorb
    Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    Socketed: Amn Rune
    
    Mercenary:
    
    Name:       Emilio
    Race:       Desert Mercenary
    Type:       Comb-Normal
    Experience: 54923332
    Level:      79
    Dead?:      false
    
                Naked/Gear
    Strength:   180/185
    Dexterity:  145/150
    HP:         1590/1590
    Defense:    1175/2394
    AR:         1904/430304
    
    Fire:       146/106/46
    Cold:       176/136/76
    Lightning:  146/106/46
    Poison:     146/106/46
    
    Treachery
    Boneweave
    ShaelThulLem
    Defense: 967
    Durability: 23 of 23
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 148
    Fingerprint: 0x437b45b4
    Item Level: 79
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    5% Chance to cast level 15 Fade when struck
    25% Chance to cast level 15 Venom on striking
    +2 to Assassin Skill Levels
    +45% Increased Attack Speed
    +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    Cold Resist +30%
    50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Ethereal
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Shael Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Lem Rune
    
    Vampire Gaze
    Grim Helm
    Defense: 252
    Durability: 40 of 40
    Required Level: 41
    Required Strength: 58
    Fingerprint: 0x993f07c1
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    7% Life stolen per hit
    +100% Enhanced Defense
    15% Slower Stamina Drain
    Damage Reduced by 19%
    Damage Reduced by 7
    Magic Damage Reduced by 14
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Sol Rune
    
    Sol Rune
    Required Level: 27
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +9 to Minimum Damage
    Armor: Damage Reduced by 7
    Shields: Damage Reduced by 7
    
    
    Insight
    Thresher
    RalTirTalSol
    Two Hand Damage: 71 - 736
    Durability: 33 of 33
    Required Level: 53
    Required Strength: 142
    Required Dexterity: 108
    Fingerprint: 0xc0a2bc16
    Item Level: 83
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Level 17 Meditation Aura When Equipped
    +35% Faster Cast Rate
    249% Enhanced Damage
    +9 to Minimum Damage
    225% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
    Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
    +5 to Critical Strike
    All Stats +5
    +2 to Mana after each Kill
    23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Ethereal
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Ral Rune
    Socketed: Tir Rune
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Sol Rune
    
    

    Current Activity
    Retired
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2018
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  2. Zyr

    Zyr Diabloii.Net Member

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    Brilliant! ^5
     
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    NanoMist Diabloii.Net Member

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    Nice work! I don't do casual playthroughs much anymore, but I can turn to my speedrun characters as a great source of socket quests. Good luck with the rest!
     
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    ioupainmax Diabloii.Net Member

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    You were the inspiration for this little project, although I've given it my own twist of twinked 100% pseudo-speedrun.
     
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    Glad to be of some inspiration. The personalising is a nice detail to tie all the characters together.
    Sometimes it's fun to go fast, right? I'm pretty sure some of my casual Act 1's have taken longer than these Matriarchs. :D
     
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    ioupainmax Diabloii.Net Member

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    It's actually very liberating not worrying about picking anything up or killing everything - going fast is definitely fun!

    Ditto on the casual acts taking longer than this whole character. I didn't even spend ages planning the character, your SubTwo video went up a couple of days ago and then I made Selene_I.
     
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    Great work!
     
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    ioupainmax Diabloii.Net Member

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    Thanks, it usually takes me years to work my way around to finishing a character, so going from 1 -> complete over the course of 2 days (but only several hours of play) is quite the feat for me.
     
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    Awesome! Always like seeing how people approach twinking/grinding. Well done!
     
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    Matriarch Selene_II, Frozen Orb & Fire Ball Sorceress

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    Matriarch achieved on: 2018-07-10

    Another one of these ladies! As usual, played her on P8 through Normal and Nightmare and then P1 thereafter. She didn't quite make it to level 79, but I have completed everything including cows. Only 3 socket quests remain (which is kinda the point of this Mat!)

    Hell Forge
    HF: Eld/Um/Gul

    Very pleased with these hell forge drops and (Selene_I's too), it seems like my HF are pretty good which at least makes up for the fact that I rarely get any high runes in normal questing

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    Stats
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    Name:       Selene_II
    Class:      Sorceress
    Experience: 619557295
    Level:      78
    
                Naked/Gear
    Strength:   156/156
    Dexterity:  25/47
    Vitality:   264/286
    Energy:     35/45
    HP:         685/900
    Mana:       189/477
    Stamina:    405/445
    Defense:    6/1564
    AR:         75/185
    
    Fire:       191/151/91 (+50 from Tal's Set Bonus to each figure here)
    Cold:       174/134/74 (+50 from Tal's Set Bonus to each figure here)
    Lightning:  217/177/117 (+50 from Tal's Set Bonus to each figure here)
    Poison:     145/105/45 (+50 from Tal's Set Bonus to each figure here)
    
    MF:         141       Block:      8
    GF:         244       FR/W:       40
    FHR:        55        IAS:        0
    FCR:        105
    
    Skills
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    COLD SPELLS:
    
    20 Frozen Orb
    20 Cold Mastery
    01 Blizzard
    01 Glacial Spike
    01 Ice Blast
    01 Frost Nova
    01 Ice Bolt
    
    Subtotal: 45
    
    LIGHTNING SPELLS:
    
    01 Teleport
    01 Telekinesis
    01 Static Field
    
    Subtotal: 3
    
    FIRE SPELLS:
    
    20 Fireball
    19 Fire Bolt
    01 Fire Mastery
    01 Warmth
    
    Subtotal: 41
    
    Grand Total: 89
    
    Level at which build complete: 89 – 11 = 78
    
    Gear

    Helm: Selene_I's Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest (Um - Selene_II's NM HF)
    Armour: Selene_I's Tal Rasha's Guardianship (Um - Selene_I's NM HF)
    Gloves: Selene_II's Magefist
    Belt: Selene_II's Tal Rasha's Fine-Spun Cloth
    Boots: Selene_II's Natalya's Soul

    Amulet: Tal Rasha's Adjudication
    Ring 1: Nature's Peace
    Ring 2: Dwarf Star

    Weapon 1: Selene_I's Tal Rasha's Lidless Eye (Cold Facet -4/+5)
    Shield 1: 35% FCR Spirit

    Weapon 2: Rare Chilling Armor Orb (+5 CA)
    Shield 2: 35% FCR Spirit

    Stash: Gheed's Fortune (144/12/32)

    Charms: Same as before

    Prayer/Insight Mercenary

    Ilzan (same gear as Selene_I's merc)

    Helm: Vampire Gaze (Sol)
    Armour: Eth Bugged Treachery Boneweave
    Weapon: Eth Insight Thresher (17 Meditation/5 Critical Strike)

    Current Activity
    Retired - I'll need her socket quests for some of my parked characters.
     
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    All of my characters seem to be years-long projects. I may have to try this myself, just to see if I can force myself to break the habit. Congratulations, and thanks for the inspiration. :)
     
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    Sorceress is obviously the best character to do this with as you can teleport past most things and she has Static Field as well as the fact that Spirit and Insight are major boosts to killing power.
     
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    Congrats. This is a popular as an option instead HF rushing. I recall many of our members who did not like rushing would HF run a sorc through the game to gain runes and quests.

    I also had an Enchantress for lvling in normal. I used a 5 socket Long Bow with 5 chipped amethysts on the rushee to increase the AR enough to hit monsters in the stony field on clvl 1 with enchant. Once she hit clvl 3, she had a 95% chance to hit anything and that usually took less than a minute. A 4 socket hunters bow would should well because it is a little faster attack speed but a lower total AR
     
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    Very cool project man, and it’s always nice to have extra socket quests for twink gear and for other characters.

    At some point I need to get started with my “rares” and “blues” only characters. The initial plan was to just make a rares only Sorc and a blues only Barb. I have some really nice rare gear for a Sorc and the term “Blue Barb” just sounds cool to me. This theme will include the Merc with each character.

    Since I am also a major pack rat, the thought of making a rare and blue only version of each character class seems like the thing to do. Plus, @Grape has a thread going with the same theme to reference. I’m often torn between trying to be fast while running and picking up rares and blues for this project. Then there is another theme to do and that’s crafted only characters. The thought of doing them all untwinked has came up, but I want to use the gear I have horded back.

    Decisions, decisions...good luck with your project.
     
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    Cool project. Congrats on the Mats and their very nice Forge drops so far.
     
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    Matriarch Selene_III, Frozen Orb & Fire Ball Sorceress

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    Matriarch achieved on: 2019-06-20

    After a long break from Single Player, I decided to resume play on the 3rd Sorceress in this series. This will not be as detailed as the previous updates since the gear is exactly the same.

    Hell Forge
    HF: Tir/Um/Gul

    Looks like Selene is a lucky name because this is yet another brilliant drop of Um/Gul:

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    Current Activity
    Retired - I'll need her socket quests for some of my parked characters.
     
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    fun stuff! do you know about how long the playthroughs are taking?
     
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    Well I play them in blocks of time, but they weren't always contiguous.

    Maybe 15 hours to do all quests per character. But that 15 hours is spread out over days or weeks. This last sorceress, Selene_III was started before I went on SP hiatus approx a year ago and she was at the start of Hell. I only completed her this month though.
     
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    Sounds good! And i didnt mean contiguous :) I've been questing some untwinked characters lately and was just curious how much faster it was going for you with good gear. I'll probably be twinking sorcs for extra socket quests in the not too distant future. Really appreciate the twinking procedure you've laid out in the original post too. I'm sure I'll refer to it if I start those sorcs.
     
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    I could definitely be faster if I just teleported past everything, but I do like to kill stuff since I've got a fair bit of mf. Selene_III found Rockstopper, Sandstorm Trek, LoH, Hone Sundan, Crescent Moon Amulet and a Pul rune while questing.
     
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