Meet Ethereal

Tupsi

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Meet Ethereal

Ethereal is a Sorceress, very, very fragile one. Her physical strenght is minimal (the base 10). Actually, it's so minimal that she can't carry anything else than ethereal items with the exception of her jewelry. The strenght will come magically from charms, rings and amulet.
Why I want to do this? The base strenght is just for the theme. The ethereality is supposed to remove my phobia against wearing ethereal items. It also looks darn cool in the character screen and the ethereal shield is just something too good looking... I've always felt very sad because there's no shield with good stats, ethereality and repairs durability in X seconds. Yes, there is Exile, but Paladin's Holy shield will overwrite the looks and no-one else is able to use it.

Here's all my ethereal items suitable for the Sorc:
Code:
Soul Knell
Flail
One-Hand Damage: 1 to 54
Durability: 46 of 46
Required Dexterity: 25
Required Strength: 31
Required Level: 9
Mace Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 26
Fingerprint: 0xe2138b1d
+50% Enhanced Damage
+58 to Attack Rating
+7 poison damage over 3 seconds
150% Damage to Undead
Repairs 1 durability in 33 seconds
Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired)

Ancients' Pledge
Kite Shield
'RalOrtTal'
Defense: 40
Chance to Block:  28%
Durability: 16 of 16
Required Strength: 37
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 28
Fingerprint: 0x470e3ae0
+50% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +48%
Lightning Resist +48%
Cold Resist +43%
Poison Resist +48%
10% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (3: 3 used)

Spirit
Broad Sword
'TalThulOrtAmn'
One-Hand Damage: 10 to 21
Durability: 17 of 17
Required Strength: 38
Required Level: 25
Sword Class - Normal Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 41
Fingerprint: 0xf0c9f4fc
+22 to Vitality
+106 to Mana
+250 Defense vs. Missile
Adds 1-50 lightning damage
Adds 3-14 cold damage over 3 seconds
+75 poison damage over 5 seconds
7% Life stolen per hit
55% Faster Hit Recovery
35% Faster Cast Rate
+2 to All Skill Levels
+8 Magic Absorb
Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (4: 4 used)

Insight
Superior Battle Staff
'RalTirTalSol'
Two-Hand Damage: 37 to 60
Durability: 23 of 23
Required Level: 27
Staff Class - Normal Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 79
Fingerprint: 0x13b4c699
+5 to Strength
+5 to Energy
+5 to Dexterity
+5 to Vitality
+216% Enhanced Damage
+3 to Attack Rating
+9 to Minimum Damage
Adds 5-30 fire damage
+75 poison damage over 5 seconds
Increase Maximum Durability 11%
23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+2 to Critical Strike
35% Faster Cast Rate
+2 to Blizzard (Sorceress Only)
+1 to Enchant (Sorceress Only)
+1 to Glacial Spike (Sorceress Only)
186% Bonus to Attack Rating
150% Damage to Undead
+2 to Mana After Each Kill
Level 16 Meditation Aura When Equipped
Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (4: 4 used)

Skullder's Ire
Russet Armor
Defense: 951
Durability: 76 of 76
Required Strength: 72
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x6d5e147a
+160% Enhanced Defense
Magic Damage Reduced by 10
Poison Resist +30%
+60 Maximum Durability
Requirements -15%
+1 to All Skill Levels
23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
Repairs 1 durability in 5 seconds
Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (1: 1 used)
A few charms and pieces of jewelry to help the lack of muscles and the most propable lack of resists:
Code:
Scintillating Jewel of Virility
Required Level: 26
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 36
Fingerprint: 0xe70b9761
+5 to Strength
All Resistances +13

Scintillating Ring of Might
Required Level: 59
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xc0ccd3f7
+5 to Strength
All Resistances +14

Shimmering Grand Charm of the Icicle
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 27
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 36
Fingerprint: 0x6c624d64
All Resistances +14
Adds 2-3 cold damage over 1 seconds

Shimmering Small Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 25
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 82
Fingerprint: 0xbb9af0db
All Resistances +5
1.11b, RWM, Softcore and twinked.
Don't know if the build is Blizz-baller or what, but Blizzard will be there anyway. Mercenary will be Act 2 Might or Holy freeze. The ethereal rule doesn't concern him.

Wish me luck finding some nice ethereal items and amethysts :laugh:
 

Tupsi

Diabloii.Net Member
SeeiN2StarS said:
whoooo, make it hardcore!
Would be totally selfdestructive ;p I haven't died yet (lvl 24, just got Blizz), but I'd say she dies first time at level 50-55 when she gets back to Normal from NM and lets Charsi imbue an item. Charsi isn't that deadly, but when I decide to do couple Baals in boredom, it's just bye-bye... It happens every time. Also using SC items in HC would be... err... what you call that?
So no HC for me, but thanks for the suggestion ;)

Back to act 2, my gloves broke btw. And armor is soon gone too. To the spare stash!
 

smilts

Diabloii.Net Member
Now this is a worthy cause but I would like to know what happens when you run out of spares or are you hoping to keep finding new spares as you go?
 

lordbaver

Diabloii.Net Member
Fun fun fun! RPGish builds is always coooool...

What are you gonna do when you don't have spares anymore? Your weapon will hold i guess, but the armor and stuff?
 

Tupsi

Diabloii.Net Member
@ smilts and lordbeaver.
Well, the weapon lasts, of course. The armor will last when I hit the level 42.
But it's not too hard to find non-socket ethereal items like bone helms, kite shields or breast plates, socket them with the recipes found in this guide and making cheap runewords like Lore 'OrtSol', Stealth 'TalEth', Ancient's Pledge 'RalOrtTal', Rhyme 'ShaelEth' and so on and so on... It's just the matter of PGems and low runes.
The boots and gloves are the toughest parts... Both are very rarely ethereal, and the ones that are, don't have many useful mods. If I can't find any, I just run bare feet and wield my staff without the smooth leather gloves.
But as long as I have a belt that carries my potions in three, maybe four rows, I'm happy :azn:
 

Hamburger

Diabloii.Net Member
I think that even if the belt breaks, as long as you don't unequip it, you still get the rows...not sure though...

GL with the build!!! RPG ftw :laugh:
 

Tupsi

Diabloii.Net Member
Hamburger said:
I think that even if the belt breaks, as long as you don't unequip it, you still get the rows...not sure though...

GL with the build!!! RPG ftw :laugh:
Thank you.
I wasn't 100% sure about that either, or actually, I just wasn't sure if the rows were usable after a death. But I confirmed it, or actually some pit lords confirmed it. They broke it and then couple minutes later they killed me. The rows were usable, both of them!

A few pics:
Equipment
Slayer Ethereal

The reason I don't have gloves in the first picture, is that I crafted them... It wasn't the required level skyrocketing... It was the... eh... idiotic something that turned my very-much-ethereal gloves into not-that-ethereal gloves after putting them, PSapphire, Ort and a Tin Jewel into the cube and pressing the transmutate button.
I discovered something new, but what a horrible price I paid! Chain gloves with 26%ed and Half freeze duration. Please, tell me who to blame :cry:
 
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