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Matriarch ThunderLady

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  1. domac

    domac IncGamers Member

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    Matriarch ThunderLady

    Ok the time has come to acumulate some runes so I build a lighning sorc of course. This is her story.


    Character name : ThunderLady
    Character type : Sorceress
    Character level : 81
    Character exp : 770762093

    STATS:
    Strength : 134 (156)
    Energy : 35 (68)
    Dexterity : 25 (33)
    Vitality : 301 (341)

    Life : 1059
    Mana : 747

    Fire resist 74
    All other 75 :)


    SKILLS:
    20 Charged Bolt
    20 Lightning
    20 Chain Lightning
    20 Lightning Mastery
    6 Nova <- future points go here of course
    1 Teleport
    1 Warmth
    1 Frozen Armor


    DAMAGE:
    CB: 390-414
    Lightning: 5-15944
    CL: 5-7148
    TS: 660-1201


    EQUIPMENT:

    Eschuta's Temper
    Eldritch Orb
    One-Hand Damage: 18 to 50
    Durability: 30 of 30
    (Sorceress Only)
    Required Level: 72
    Orb Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0xe8b60d8f
    +21 to Energy
    Adds 1-74 lightning damage
    +3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
    40% Faster Cast Rate
    100% Chance to cast Level 47 Chain Lightning When You Die
    +17% to Fire Skill Damage
    +24% to Lightning Skill Damage
    -5% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
    Socketed (1: 1 used)


    Spirit
    Monarch
    'TalThulOrtAmn'
    Defense: 143
    Chance to Block: 42%
    Durability: 84 of 86
    Required Strength: 156
    Required Level: 54
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 81
    Fingerprint: 0x759fb33a
    +22 to Vitality
    +104 to Mana
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Cold Resist +35%
    Poison Resist +35%
    Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    55% Faster Hit Recovery
    33% Faster Cast Rate
    +2 to All Skill Levels
    +4 Magic Absorb
    Socketed (4: 4 used)


    Shako with perf. topaz
    Vipermagi 32
    Frostburn
    Arachnid Mesh
    Sandstorm Trek
    28 Mara's


    Scintillating Ring of Greed
    Required Level: 59
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xcaebd031
    All Resistances +14
    38% Extra Gold from Monsters


    Ghoul Grasp
    Ring
    Required Level: 70
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0xe903d95d
    +5 to Energy
    +21 to Life
    +19 to Mana
    Regenerate Mana 6%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 1
    All Resistances +11
    4% Life stolen per hit


    1 light skiller
    life/mana gc's
    resistances gc's
    fire resist 26 gc


    MERCENARY:
    holy freeze. his equipment:

    Insight
    Giant Thresher
    'RalTirTalSol'
    Two-Hand Damage: 202 to 550
    Durability: 28 of 28
    Required Dexterity: 130
    Required Strength: 178
    Required Level: 66
    Polearm Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x6065d3d4
    +5 to Strength
    +5 to Energy
    +5 to Dexterity
    +5 to Vitality
    +222% Enhanced Damage
    +9 to Minimum Damage
    Adds 5-30 fire damage
    +75 poison damage over 5 seconds
    23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +5 to Critical Strike
    35% Faster Cast Rate
    237% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +2 to Mana After Each Kill
    Level 16 Meditation Aura When Equipped
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (4: 4 used)

    Tal rasha's helm
    Shaftstop 639 def



    Ok she was pretty easy to play except she had some major problems with mana because I went base energy, but nothing potion abuse didn't solve. When she got insight everything else was pretty easy. But I can't imagine how b-net players can use Infinity and have no problems with mana. Even with insight sometimes I had problems against mana drain/burn LI's. She died only once in Chaos sanctuary, right after merc died from IM. :sad2:

    Once I figured out that level 2 lower resist I had from wand on switch would break ancient's immunities it was pretty easy as Static-static-static- lightning-lightning-merc poke. :)

    Notable finds: trang-oul's helm, andariel's visage, shaftstop, um

    her next role is of course running the countess. she already began that today and she found couple of shaels, 2 puls, lem, lum, fal. I hope these results will continue because I recently went a little crazy and spent allmost all of my runes :)
     
  2. nebux

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    congrats on your mat, try to give her a crescent moon crystal sword for uber pwnage
     
  3. domac

    domac IncGamers Member

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    Thanks :)

    CM crystal sword .... So -15% resist is actually better then +3 skills, +24% damage and -5% resist together?

    WOW I knew -resist was very good but this ... :shocked:



     
  4. aman

    aman Assassin Moderator

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    Im not sure and i can't do the calculations.

    the +24% light damage is not that much since it gets added to light mastery which all ready has a high + light damage %.
     
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    Crescent moon is -35% and i guess it would be amazing against most light immunes after you Infinity them (assuming you had one...lol) because then their resists are in like the 90s and the -35 will bring them down to the 60's...multiplying damage by...a LOT

    But also, -35% is really pretty good just in itself, especially against bosses like meph with 75% (i think, or something like that)
     
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    Congrats on the mat and goodluck with the countess.
     
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    Is it also because +skills gear is a lot more common than -res?

    As aman pointed out, the +24% lightning damage isn't that much of an increase when you consider the heights lightning mastery will reach on its own, and the -5res is eclipsed by the Crescent Moon's own stat.

    But 3 +skills can come from many slots of equipment, 3 gc's if you have them, rings, ammys so it shouldn't be too hard to find them elsewhere if needed.

    -35res is a large chunk of resistance, not very common on pieces of equipment, and is almost always better than having +elemental damage% in it's place.


    Congratulations on beating the game though. Lightning's my own favourite element in this game (must be a gambling side in me :tongue:), maybe I'll make a character along these lines at some point.
     
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    Thanks everyone for suggestions and for congratulating me :) I guess I will make that Crescent Moon. Too bad I can't do it right away. Left my stashes on another comp. Bah!

    @mr hamster yeah Infinity is a distant dream... especially now when I have no high runes (decided to burn some my and some brother's runes and made a hoto and a rift) except that sur which I can't use for anything. as a matter of fact when I make that CM I'll have no rune above pul :)

    Now I'm angry coz I stuck my only light facet in that Eschuta's and not in the Vipermagi. Well, live and learn I guess. :)
     
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    Congrats on the Mat!!!...any other builds to follow???
     
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    domac IncGamers Member

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    Thanks.

    Well I have 2H Berserk barb in A2 Hell, Wolf Barb in A3 Hell, Warcry Barb in A1 Hell and Conviction Zealot in A1 Hell.

    One of them gets to finish the game next :)



     
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    Hmmm, conviction zealot? Whats that about!
     
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    Err, eehm,..., duuh,... lemme think...

    Oh, :idea: , maybe it's a Zealot with sick elemental damage, assisted by conviction.
    Shameless self-promoting gimmerzealot pat-thread here.

    @All: Regarding crescent moon.
    I've conducted some experiments on poor Meph and written something about it here.

    @Domac: Congratulations with your electrical lady. Lightsorcs are fun. Short sentences too.



     
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    Hehe, now if doing that kind of testing nets 2 Shako's and a Guardian Angel maybe I should look into it...

    That's quite a marked difference between the equipment set-ups there. Even between the CM equipment and the case 3 with an extra 3 skills from the Oculus, which probably is a closer model of the situation in this thread.
     
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    True, but I've taken an extreme example here. I've used a 75% light resistant subject, so any -%ELR counts very heavily towards killing power.

    I also compared the CM/+skills setup regarding less resistant monsters and came to the conclusion that the sicker your gear, the less you'll want to have a CM setup.

    *searches for .txt file*

    *found!*

    Gear:

    General, fully synergized lightsorc:
    Vipermagi + Spirit + FCRskill ammy +
    2 SoJ + Frostburn + arach + boots + 4 skillers

    total: +12 skills, 93% FCR

    Setups:

    I: -ELR, eCMCS, +13/-23 Griffon's, +1 skills, -58% ELR, +13% --> 13 tskill
    Edit: eCMCS = eth CM crystal sword, tskill = +lightning tree skill
    II: damage, eschuta's, +13/-23 griff, -23% ELR, +33% --> 16 tskill, 117%FCR

    Cast rate:
    I: 78%BP --> 13FPA --> 1.923 cps
    II: 117% BP --> 12 FPA --> 2.083 cps, hits 105% tele breakpoint

    extra LM: I: +1 LM (1%under), II: +3 LM (+3%over)
    Edit: I used extra LM points in the calculator to account for extra +% damage

    Damage output comparison: damage per hit (damage per second)
    Code:
    base AVG! damage:
    I:  light --> 10453 (20101), CL --> 4421 (8502)
    II: light --> 13500 (28121), CL --> 5370 (11186)
    
    zero-resist:
    I:  light --> 16516 (31762), CL --> 6985 (13433)
    II: light --> 16605 (34588), CL --> 6605 (13758)
    
    33%-resist: [i]Guesstimated average monster LR in Hell[/i]
    I:  light --> 13066 (25126), CL --> 5526 (10627)
    II: light --> 12150 (25308), CL --> 4833 (10067)
    
    50%-resist (Cows/Baal):
    I:  light --> 11289 (21709), CL --> 4775 (9182)
    II: light --> 9855  (20527), CL --> 3920 (8166)
    
    As you can see here, the better your gear becomes, the less you benefit from a CM weapon.

    Edit: I hope the TS won't mind...
    Edit: clarified my scribblings a bit.



     
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    Don't feel too bad, my light sorc uses eschuta's with a lightning facet also and I've never regretted it.

    /start show-off
    With some different gear than yours, and a few more skillers, my light sorc's damage
    /end show-off.



     
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    @AJK nice paladin. nice damage. niceness :) I guess great minds do think alike as mine started with Gimmershred too, but he went another way. (Rift) Ty SsoG for the idea! (sorry if I spelled name wrong!). *goes off to pat him and then will come back for a pat thread*

    @grogs wow .... you do understand that I must now officialy hate you for the next 15 seconds?
     

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