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Matriarch Venus - Tri-elementalist #4

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  1. EnerSense

    EnerSense IncGamers Member

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    Matriarch Venus - Tri-elementalist #4

    Hi! I haven't posted here in a while. This is my my fourth attempt to make a tri-element build that I really like. This sorc is very similar to the 3rd but uses Spirit instead of Stormshield. She's not max block but she's not max life either. Had to put some points in Energy. Guess I'm Old School. She is twinked. Below is some info:

    Matriarch Venus lvl 86

    Strength 156
    Vitality 264
    Dexterity 25
    Energy 75

    Life w/ Items = 1548
    Mana w/ Items = 608

    FCR = 125%
    FHR = 90%

    Resistances = 80% Fire/ 75% Poison/ 75% Lghtning/ 75% Cold

    Sorc Equipment:
    Full Tal's
    -Tal rune in armor
    -PSkull in mask
    Shield = Spirit 35% FCR
    Gloves = Magefist
    Rings = 2x FCR rings (Bye Bye SOJ's. :sad2: )
    Boots = Waterwalk

    Merc Azrael (HF) lvl 86
    Helm = Guillaume's Face socketed w/ PTopaz
    Armor = Duriel's Shell socketed w/ 15% IAS Jewel
    Weapon = Reaper's Toll socketed w/ AMN

    Skills
    The points represent hard skill points put into each tree. The damage listed below includes the effects of full Tals (-15% to enemy Fire and Lightning resistances and +15% to cold spells). The Lidless Eye that my sorc is using has +2 to all masteries. I put 1 point in all pre-reqs, Static Field, Teleport, Warmth, and Shiver Armor. I also have +10 to all skills.

    Fire Tree
    Fire Wall 20pts = 7043 - 7116
    Fire Mastery 9pts

    Cold Tree
    Frozen Orb 20pts = 477 - 500
    Cold Mastery 1pt

    Lightning Tree
    Lightning 20pts = 5 - 3806
    Chain Lightning 12pts = 5 - 1934
    Lightning Mastery 1pt

    Other Info:

    Hellforge Drops
    Norm = Eld
    NM = Pul
    Hell = Lem

    Nothing really to report on the battle with Hell Ancients. My character died 3 times before I was able to beat them. I found out the hard way that if you use lightning, you need at least 117% FCR or it is super slow. That is the main reason I made this sorc. Anyway, I plan to max out Chain Lightning which will take my character to lvl 94. I'll also continue to put points into Vitality. At that time I'll decide if I want to go to lvl 99. If I do, the remaining skill points will go to Lightning Mastery and the attribute points to Vitality.

    Thanks for reading!


    Edit: I play this character in P1 - P3 settings.
     
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    SeeiN2StarS IncGamers Member

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    what version are you playing?
     
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    EnerSense IncGamers Member

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    It's 1.11b
     
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    congrats.
    Ptop in guillaume?
     
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    Damn, I'm one behind. *runs away crying*

    (Congrats on the Mat, Tri-Elementalists are probably the "funnest" builds to play)
     
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    Congratulations, EnerSense!
    Jude
     
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    EnerSense IncGamers Member

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    Yeah. It helps with MF% a little. If I want to increase it, I put a PTopazed Harlequin Crest on my merc and add Gheed's Fortune in my inventory which brings it over 300% MF.
     
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    EnerSense IncGamers Member

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    I agree which is why I made a few. It's just fun to use a few spells while playing. Keeps me interested while I level my character up.
     
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    EnerSense IncGamers Member

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    Thanks Jude! It took me about 6 weeks to Mat this character. If it was untwinked, that would be a different story.
     
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    Yeah. Not too powerful, but no monster is unkillable. And Teleport :thumbsup:

    Nice triple post :grin:
     
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    EnerSense IncGamers Member

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    OOPS! Should have just put that all in one post.
     
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    Yeah. And that too:rolleyes:

    Congratz on a non cookie- cutter Mat
     
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    Nice tri-elemantalist!
     
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    @Toppo & Skinny - See, I'm learning. One post. :smiley:

    @Suiling - Thanks! I'm having lots of fun with this one.
     
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    Hi, great to see a trimentalist out there. Awesome.

    You hit 125% Fcr, yes? If I remember correctly, 105% fcr is the actual fps breakpoint, so perhaps you could have switched out those FCR rings for SOJs if you had 'em, or even Bahamut (100 mana)/resist rings.

    Just a nitpicker, haha, not to take your fire away or anything!

    Again, nice going.
     
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    Lightning and Chain Lightning have different break points.
     
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    Thanks Socialism! It's as Toppo says. Lightning and Chain Lightning have different FCR breakpoints. If you can't reach 117% FCR, forget using these spells. They're just too slow otherwise.

    For lightning and chain lightning the breakpoints are:

    FCR Frames
    0% 19
    7% 18
    15% 17
    23% 16
    35% 15
    52% 14
    78% 13
    117% 12
    194% 11

    Other Spells Affected by FCR items:

    FCR/Frames Per Cast
    0% FC - 13 fpc
    9% FC - 12 fpc
    20% FC - 11 fpc
    37% FC - 10 fpc
    63% FC - 9 fpc
    105% FC - 8 fpc
    200%+ - 7 fpc
     
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    Nice to see a tri-elementalist. Out of curiosity, which skill did you find yourself using? I might've tried a 1.10 tri-elementalist, but I'm a retard when it comes to using Firewall properly (i.e. lining it up with the path of the monsters).

    Arb question: does Firewall have a cooldown?
     
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    Whoop, you're absolutely right. Silly me!

    Once again, great to see someone really taking Tal Rasha's set to the max.
     
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    @Thirty-Thirty - Mostly FW and FO atm. I maxed out FW and FO first before the lightning tree. I did that because there are few dual fire/cold immunes in the game. Guess that's one reason why Meteorb is so popular. The lightning tree is weak compared to the other 2. From my experience with my 3rd sorceress, I found that the lightning tree became more useful at clvl 91. Can't wait to reach that level! :smiley:

    Fire Wall takes some getting used to. Sirpoopsalot gave me a tip for using this spell last year. Now this is good against melee monsters. Teleport in place. That will reset the melee monsters on the screen and bring your merc next to you. The merc and melee monsters will charge at each other to fight. You simply cast Fire Wall while they are fighting and watch the monters become barbque! Now, this doesn't work against ranged monsters. You can still cast FW from a distance and hope they split up. If they don't just be careful and wait until they die from repeated castings of FW.

    Yes, there is a 1.4 second casting delay for FW. The spell lasts 3.6 seconds but you can still stack FW even with that casting delay.

    Here's something I found out while using FW. You can use it like Blaze somewhat. If a monster comes after you, just cast FW and walk in the line of fire - literally. I know, with a 3.6 second duration it's not the most effective way to kill something. It does work because I used that to kill Hell Ancients when my merc knocked out!

    @Socialism - Thanks again man! I love Tal's set. Using Lightning effectively with full Tal's was impossible before Spirit became available. Like you said, I'm taking this to the max. Really having fun with this character.
     

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