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Matriarch Zapita, CB/ES sorc

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  1. buraz

    buraz IncGamers Member

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    Matriarch Zapita, CB/ES sorc

    Here goes my 3rd mat. Sorc again.

    I started making this sorc as a participant of Spolit little Sparky tourney. So I couldn`t use any resistance, no sets, and have to use act 3 GS merc. And no twinking, except for some gear (lenymo, stealth, que hegan`s, wall of the eyeless...). Also I could use lightning tree only (exception was warmth). I played /p1 all the time (except NM cows, when i wanted to find something usefull)
    Playing with her through normal and NM was piece of cake. And VERY fun. Bolts running everywhere, killing everything. Lots of fun with that :prop:.
    I managed to get killed in NM frozen river when I accidentaly tripped evil urn when i was fighting one bosspack of gloams, wich caused another bosspack of gloams to spawn in front of me, and turns me into dust (with no resistances at all).
    So i was out of tourney, but I wanted to continue like i was in, so i went on by the rules untill I killed Ball. In hell I begin to twink stuff on her, and when arrived in act2 I get rid of act 3 merc cause he couldn`t kill anything, and took act2 might one.
    And with her new merc she didn`t have much trouble killing LI`s.
    Only trouble she had was with ranged attackers (specially LI ones), psirens (ES doesn`t work here), Gloams (specially bosspacks) and dolls (fast little buggers).
    I did full clears, without trouble. maybe i left few bosses LI/PI stone skin some aura ones.
    Also have to reroll Hephasto cause he spawned LI/LI/conviction, and killed my merc few times, and Ancients in hell when two of them were LI, and they killed my merc.
    Nihlatlak gave me headache with corpse explosion, and managed to kill me 5 times :rolleyes:.

    Anyway, enough talk, here are stats:

    Zapita, level 85 sorc

    Str: 125 (156)
    Dex: 33 (64)
    Vit: 55 (79)
    Ene: 157 (159)
    unused: 145 points

    Life: 640
    Mana: 1146


    Skils:
    Fire tree - Warmth: 2 (14)

    Lightning tree:
    - CB: 20 (34)
    - Lightning: 20 (34)
    - Lightning Mastery: 20 (34)
    - Mana Shield: 20 (34)
    - Telekinesis: 9 (23) <--- rest points go here
    - 1 point in static field, nova, thunderstorm,chain lightning & teleport (15)

    Resistances:
    Fire - 23
    Cold - 59
    Lightning - 73
    poision - 29

    Equipment:
    shako, Vipermagi (33%), Archanid mesh, Silkweave, Trang oul`s gloves, Spirit shield (33%), HOTO, tal`s ammy, SOJ & ravenfrost. On switch she uses LR staff.

    charms:
    Code:
    Gheed's Fortune
    Grand Charm
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 62
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x976b7664
    144% Extra Gold from Monsters
    36% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Reduces All Vendor Prices 10%
    
    Sparking Grand Charm of Strength
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 42
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x661862d
    +5 to Strength
    +1 to Lightning Skills (Sorceress Only)
    
    Sparking Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 42
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xb6b5314d
    +22 to Life
    +1 to Lightning Skills (Sorceress Only)
    
    Tangerine Grand Charm of Strength
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 10
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 44
    Fingerprint: 0x7e4398ef
    +6 to Strength
    Lightning Resist +11%
    
    Ruby Grand Charm of Vita
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 69
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: **
    Fingerprint: 0x456e9dd8
    +36 to Life
    Fire Resist +29%
    
    Large Charm of Strength
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 13
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 99
    Fingerprint: 0x9304cb65
    +5 to Strength
    
    Large Charm of Strength
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 13
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0xae96a80f
    +5 to Strength
    
    Rugged Large Charm of Strength
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 15
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 58
    Fingerprint: 0x8a2b2d51
    +4 to Strength
    +32 to Maximum Stamina
    
    Small Charm of Vita
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 39
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 64
    Fingerprint: 0xb678afce
    +19 to Life
    
    Lizard's Small Charm of Strength
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 16
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 59
    Fingerprint: 0xf8c59994
    +2 to Strength
    +1 to Mana
    
    Snake's Small Charm of Strength
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 24
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 82
    Fingerprint: 0x471c2a2f
    +2 to Strength
    +8 to Mana
    
    Small Charm of Vita
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 39
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 82
    Fingerprint: 0x4f26e495
    +19 to Life
    
    Small Charm of Vita
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 39
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 82
    Fingerprint: 0x8c47b6f6
    +16 to Life
    
    Small Charm of Sustenance
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 17
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 64
    Fingerprint: 0x14cf068e
    +14 to Life
    
    Small Charm of Sustenance
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 17
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 46
    Fingerprint: 0xde68925e
    +15 to Life
    
    Merc: act 2 might one
    using this:
    Code:
    Crown of Thieves
    Grand Crown
    Defense: 495
    Durability: 26 of 26
    Required Strength: 93
    Required Level: 58
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: **
    Fingerprint: 0xe7b73cfe
    +25 to Dexterity
    +50 to Life
    +35 to Mana
    +190% Enhanced Defense
    +34% Enhanced Damage
    Fire Resist +33%
    Adds 4-12 cold damage over 2 seconds
    11% Life stolen per hit
    92% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (1: 1 used)
    
    Ruby Jewel of the Glacier
    Required Level: 58
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x8f00ce5c
    +34% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 4-12 cold damage over 2 seconds
    
    The Gladiator's Bane
    Wire Fleece
    Defense: 1322
    Durability: 17 of 135
    Required Strength: 111
    Required Level: 85
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xcc9d6d3b
    +164% Enhanced Defense
    +50 Defense
    Damage Reduced by 18
    Magic Damage Reduced by 18
    +103 Maximum Durability
    Attacker Takes Damage of 20
    30% Faster Hit Recovery
    Poison Length Reduced by 50%
    Cannot Be Frozen
    
    Insight
    Thresher
    'RalTirTalSol'
    Two-Hand Damage: 65 to 660
    Durability: 33 of 33
    Required Dexterity: 108
    Required Strength: 142
    Required Level: 53
    Polearm Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 79
    Fingerprint: 0x8002b8ef
    +5 to Strength
    +5 to Energy
    +5 to Dexterity
    +5 to Vitality
    +213% Enhanced Damage
    +9 to Minimum Damage
    Adds 5-30 fire damage
    +75 poison damage over 5 seconds
    23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +4 to Critical Strike
    35% Faster Cast Rate
    214% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +2 to Mana After Each Kill
    Level 17 Meditation Aura When Equipped
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (4: 4 used)
    Now, am not sure what to use on him. tried Duriels shell & Levithian also, but am not sure what is best on him. advices are wellcome :smiley:

    Don`t thin that she had any good finds, got Fal from hell hellforge, and Lem from countess.
    She has one hell of a countess map: 30 TP away, and 4 shrines on the way. And also she got almost perfect Baal map, so that will be her goals for future.

    Now, I`m not sure what to do with her. i got bunch strenght charms on her, so I`ll probably have to go to 156 strenght, so i can put some more resistance.
    But what bothers me is shall I go for 200 FCR or not.
    So, I`ll put some points into strenght, and rest into mana, maybe some in vitality.

    At the end I want to encourage everyone to try CB sorc, they are very deadly, and fun to play. I had more fun with her, than with my other sorcs (blizz & meteorb).
    Advices, comments & rants wellcome :azn:
     
  2. NagisaFurukawa

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    Re: Matriarch Zapita, CB/ES sorc

    Ew, a shako. x).

    Ah yes. Congrats!

    You'll definitely want that resist. CB is close range, so you'll need as much help as you can get.
     
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    Re: Matriarch Zapita, CB/ES sorc

    I remember her from reading the Sparky Tournament.

    Congrats on the mat, what were your experiences with mana burn monsters?
     
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    Re: Matriarch Zapita, CB/ES sorc

    thanx guys. :smiley:

    ahh .. mana burners, forgot about them. Cause they were not much trouble. I just run like hell when I get hit. Ranged ones were worst, but I can`t remember having trouble with any of them. My merc showed them :grin:
     
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    Re: Matriarch Zapita, CB/ES sorc

    Congrats on the mat. :)
    Yes, yes! Do it. Even if you need to sacrifice skills, the faster cast means more damage over time, unless there's a big +skills difference.
    I wouldn't recommend vitality on an ES-based build. See if you can find +life and +mana charms instead; this will keep you covered. Also, if you have (or can get) the runes, Call to Arms is a great choice for a switch weapon, however that means no Lower Resist on switch. Infinity is out too, since a) I doubt you have the runes, and b) you'll probably find Insight to be more helpful to the build, with you using ES.
    Welcome to the boltress club. Your initiation will be complete when you hit 200 FCR. :)
     

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