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Melee Sorc Build ; Is it viable?

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by umbrella, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. umbrella

    umbrella IncGamers Member

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    Melee Sorc Build ; Is it viable?

    I don't know who has ventured as far as to say that they have created a sorceress who defies steriotypical gravity. I'm interested in this build, after seeing how ridiculously easy it is to make passion.

    Are there any viable builds out there?
     
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    wahjot IncGamers Member

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    most likely not viable as a hell baal machine, but would probably be fun to play...i was thinking of making one (g0g0g0 titan), but was wondering if masteries affect weapon elemental damage (added fire/cold/lighning).. can anyone confirm this?
     
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    I have made such a sorc. She's at lvl 85 and duels Pallys and Barbs for fun :)

    My plan was to make a sorc that can stand up to the 2 main melee classes in a duel.

    You need plenty of +fire skills, Boosts to AR, High Defense (I also maxed chil armor and as many synergies as possible for the extra defense and cold damage) and IAS.

    So making a good one is possible, provided you have the right equipment. Also, for PvM you will need to party vs fire immunes or get F orb yourself.

    As for taking on Baal in hell, as long as you have dracs even the Passion's puny damage will let you cut him down with no worries. His fire immune minions are troublesome so you'll need to team or get a VERY strong merc.
     
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    isn't a viable build almost by definition stereotypical?

    to make a truly unqiue build, you'd have to make one as unviable as possible.

    i would say max ES/TK, max armor + synergies, and all offense from wep. i would recommend high crushing blow...ik maul perhaps?
     
  5. umbrella

    umbrella IncGamers Member

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    btw I'm talking PvP here..
    I figured with the appropriate items ( 10 Fire Charms, CoA, Etc ) we could make for a very successfull pvper.. but I dunno.. just wondering if someone has made one.
     
  6. warding

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    I'd go with Shako since the extra life and +skill are invaluable to a PvP dueler (assuming you're dueling mainly against PAllys and Barbs, the Resist is useless.

    I went with:

    Max Fire Mastery
    Max Enchant
    Max Warmth
    Max Chilling Armor
    Divide REst between Cold mastery and Frozen Armor.

    They can kill Pally and Barbs in 1-3 hits usually but getting through their high defense is hard :/ You really need to have a lucky shot or two.

    My equip is:

    15 IAS Shako
    Unsocketed Valor (high defense and +2 skills are invaluable)
    unsocketed SS (thinking about a Shael in this)
    Passion (I rolled a lucky perfect AR, which is the only variable that matters)
    BK Ring (For skill and life)
    Ravenfrost (Nice AR Boost, Cannot be frozen ESSENTIAL)
    Maras (Only beaten by a rare +3 fire ammy)
    IK Belt (Might be better ones, I dont know)
    Sanders Gloves (think ill change for lavagouts soon. 20 IAS is preferable,or maybe magefists for the skill)
    Waterwalks
    Anni
    3 Fire Skillers (trying to collect more)
    Life, AR charms, Fhr, Defense.
     
  7. umbrella

    umbrella IncGamers Member

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    nice gear.. may I suggest Vergungo's for the belt? That or tgod's vigor.
     
  8. incubus1

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    Here is my sorc-in-progress:

    Kingslayer Giant Thresher! - vengence

    max fire mastery
    max light mastery
    1-5 cold mastery
    1-5 telekineses - all it does is make less mana taken from E shield, life drains before mana is gone with more points
    max E shield
    10-20 warmth
    1+ frozen armor- rest go here
     
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    I have such a character, my items are as follows;

    2/14/27 CoA with two 5/5 fire facets
    passion phase blade
    chains of honor archon plate
    string of ears
    BK ring, (haven't decided whether to use angelic ammy/ring or something else yet)
    stormshield with 5/5 facet
    shadow dancer greaves

    merc has beast zerker axe (for fana, need more ias :p), crown of ages with 15ias jewels in it
    15ias shaftstop

    i think merc has too much ias will check breakpoints on them later.
     
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    Im actually reconsidering Kingslayer...would Passion be better ? or even fury?
    Id have to remake a sorc without maxing masteries :( but I am a perfectionist
     
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    Kingslayer easilly beats Passion and Fury.

    My lvl ** Enchantress solo'd hell on players 8 (including Ancients on players 8) with, end-gear being:

    Kingslayer Phase/Memory Staff (in +3 ES/+3 Enchant staff)
    Sanctuary Hyperion
    Guardian Angel
    rare tiara (resist all, +2 fire skills, +dex, +life)
    Arachnid Mesh/Thundergod's Vigor
    War Traveler
    Mara's Kaleidoscope
    Dracul's Grasp
    Stone of Jordan
    Raven Frost
    Charms: 3-4 fire skillers, life/mana, some resist.

    Skill setup:
    Warmth/Enchant/FM/TK 20
    Teleport/SF/FA 1
    LM ~11
    CM 2
     
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    ias in armour doesnt work for mercs, only effects and damage, dex, str, life, etc.
     
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    Why would you take Lightning Mastery or Cold Mastery and not have any Lightning or Cold spells? Where is the benfit?
    What am I missing here?

    Thanks.
     
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    When using Kingslayer for the Vengence skill, or any other weapon with elemental damage, your masteries will give a big boost to the elemental dmg.
     
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    Curious

    I'm curious, how much dmg are you guys using Kingslayer doing with vengence?

    jason
     
  16. Zarhrezz

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    1275-1591 listed damage with Vengeance Phase Blade before Enchant (which puts total damage at 85xx-10k displayed damage).
     
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    LoL =) Every Post Made About The Melee Sorc Has Zarh Telling Everyone How Good Kingslayer Is. Whos To Argue? Im Just Here To Say Yes It IS VERY VIABLE. Pretty Soon A New Breed Of Melee Sorcs Will Arise And Destroy All Melee Classes...Look Up Some Old Posts
     
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    Zarhrezz IncGamers Member

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    *bow* *bow* Thank you! Thank you! I love you all! *bow* *bow*



    ....wait...was that really a compliment? ;)
     

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