Matriarch Selene_I, Frozen Orb & Fire Ball Sorceress

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
 
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ioupainmax

Diabloii.Net Member
You were the inspiration for this little project, although I've given it my own twist of twinked 100% pseudo-speedrun.
 

NanoMist

Diabloii.Net Member
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
 

ioupainmax

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

ioupainmax

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

ioupainmax

Diabloii.Net Member
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
Code:
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
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
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.
 

Zyr

Diabloii.Net Member
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. :)
 

ioupainmax

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

TedDeeBoy

Diabloii.Net Member
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
 

darkstarhub

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

ioupainmax

Diabloii.Net Member
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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ioupainmax

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

Luhkoh

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

ioupainmax

Diabloii.Net Member
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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