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Melee sorcs: max warmth or energy shield?

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by Furyan, May 26, 2008.

  1. Furyan

    Furyan IncGamers Member

    Apr 18, 2007
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    Melee sorcs: max warmth or energy shield?

    Hi all :smiley:

    I made a melee sorc like the Tyrannis build, but I use Passion + CoH instead of HoJ + Dragon atm.

    But what to max? ES or warmth?

    - Passion PB
    - Dream Bone Visage
    - Dream Large Shield
    - Chains of Honor AP
    - Crafted ammy 2 sorc/mana/energy/mana regen/res
    - Stone of Jordan + Raven Frost
    - Arach
    - Sandstorm Treks
    - Frostburns
    - CTA + Spirit on switch

    - 20 Lightning Mastery
    - 20 Fire Mastery
    - 20 Telekinesis
    - 1 Warmth / ES / Enchant / Shiver Armor / Teleport / Static Field / Thunder Storm + prereqs

    My big question is now, what do I max? There are 2 possibilities:

    1. Either I max Warmth, leaving me with a 76% Energy Shield to absorb dmg, but a high regen rate + synergy for Enchant

    2. Or either I max Energy Shield, getting me to 95% absorb through mana but less regen and Enchant dmg.

    After one of these is maxed, the rest of the points will go into Enchant. Question is now: which of both is best? Having less ES (thus being more dependant on vitality) but great regen and more Enchant dmg? Or have 95% ES, thus being dependant on nearly mana alone for survival (making mana burn a big treat), but having less regen rate and Enchant dmg?

    Your opinions on this please. Any other ideas/comments on the build/gear are welcome as well!

    Thanks in advance :thumbsup:

  2. KerryKing

    KerryKing IncGamers Member

    Mar 12, 2008
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    Re: Melee sorcs: max warmth or energy shield?

    Well i guess my inputs are not mucu but I can say what i experience :)

    Im only a lowish melee dreamer with worse gear then yours ^^

    I went the max warmth route before maxing firemastery. I did it with 2 things in mind, synergy for enchant and the faster regenrate. I think it works out quite ok for me, but as of now i have a hard time past act2 but i think it is mostly because of my resists that is around 10 in hell :(

    Well now i have to work ^^

    BTW why maxxed firemastery with only 1 point in enchant and warmth? will it add so much?
  3. darknessproz

    darknessproz IncGamers Member

    Feb 26, 2008
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    Re: Melee sorcs: max warmth or energy shield?

    actually it makes more sense IMO to add 1 to FM and max enchant and warmth. lol.
  4. chiangee

    chiangee IncGamers Member

    Nov 10, 2006
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    Re: Melee sorcs: max warmth or energy shield?

    Depends if your doing Ubers or PvM, then don't do it cause of mana burn.
    My melee sorc is like this but a little different gear and i maxed Inferno after i maxed Lightning Mastery, Warmth, Enchant, and Fire Mastery.
    I just made her a PvP/PvM/Uber.

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