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Max vita or max block for MFing only Blizz sorc?

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by RetroStar, Mar 16, 2005.

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  1. RetroStar

    RetroStar Diabloii.Net Member

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    Max vita or max block for MFing only Blizz sorc?

    I know the pros and cons for both but I'm unsure about the necessity for block for mfing boss. Mainly mephisto but sometimes pindle when I'm really bored. I'll be using a might merc.

    I heard some attacks from meph is blockable but I'm unsure. Even then, is max block needed for pure Mfing?
     
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    parkerbsb Diabloii.Net Member

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    I went max block with mosers, but I'm regretting it as I primairly use spirit and occulus for more damage. With that setup, I have over 105 FCR; and with a holy freeze merc I can controll the crowd easy enough to not worry about max block.

    I find for sorcs in 1.10 (generally speaking) max block < max vita
     
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    Chimaira Diabloii.Net Member

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    I voted for max vita when MF'ing...This enables you to have lots of life of course and use some more powerful (in terms of killing power) shields, which of course will let you kill faster... Also when you're MF'ing you're usually running one boss, so you just teleport to the location you want to be in and start firing away, with just a little dodging skills+ max resist should'nt be a problem at all. For general play max block is probably safer.
     
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    RetroStar Diabloii.Net Member

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    Thats also what I thought. Ill probably go with this setup for non max block at lvl 85:

    Helm: PTopaz Shako (74%)
    Armour: PTopaz Tal Armour (112%)
    Belt: Up'd Goldwrap (30%)
    Glove: PChance (40%)
    Boot: 49% War Trav (49%)
    Ammy: Mara
    Ring: Nagels (60%)
    Weapon: Ist'd Occy or Cold Faceted Occy
    Weapon2: 2xIst'd Alibaba (85% + +60%)
    Shield: Sanctuary Kite Shield
    Shield2: Rhyme Grim Shield (25%)
    Stash: 36 x 7%smfc (252%)

    TOTAL: 787%MF + Enough killing power?
     
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    tururu Diabloii.Net Member

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    My Blizzard sorc has FB with SS and i regret... as parkerbsb said, i found myself using more often a Spirit monarch than the SS.
     
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    If this is a PURE Blizz sorc than fcr does not matter much except for tel'ing, and because you won't have points to max tk you should have no eshield, and in that case I would go ss and max block as your damage will be high enough with blizz and its synergies maxed, while maxing block effectively gives you 3~4x as much life as not maxing block. I mean I'd rather take one huge hit block the next giving me time to juv than take 2 consecutive big hits which even if I was all vita would kill me, and when you take into account the dr from the ss it is WAY better for survivability than a spirit with no block, and you only lose about 400 damage to your blizzard.

    My setup
    lvl 91 sorc
    max bliz
    max IB
    max Iblast
    Max GS
    1 point warmth
    1 point tk and tele
    1 point first cold armor
    1 point static (for baal runs with friends)
    rest into CM
    102 total skill points

    I have max block, and 1.2klife/9xxmana
    Shako
    Hoto
    ss
    mara's
    soj
    fcr/res ring
    sw sash
    trav's
    chancies
    anni
    Skullders

    after my barbs bo I have close to 3klife/2.xk mana
    and on weapon switch for boss killing mhy ali/rhyme for a total mf of 560% and doing 5.2k blizz with BC

    So again based on m experiance with a pure blizz sorc I would go max block and dr over a few skills and fcr, as if you can hit the 63%fcr bp you will tele around fast enough and to hit the next at 105% takes to many comprimises from your ability to really get a high mf number in addition to making you less durable.

    O, I also play HC so being able to survive > piling on the mf more than is safe to, as another 1k runs is better than being dead and having another 200mf for the first 1k, espeically with diminishing returns really kicking in after about 300%mf
     

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