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mf sorc -> bliz or orb?

Discussion in 'Hardcore' started by keanu, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. keanu

    keanu IncGamers Member

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    mf sorc -> bliz or orb?

    hi all,
    i just got to bored with sc, so i turned to HC now, got a lvl 25 sorc, but im wondering, what would be better to use for mf on HC? blizzard or orb?
    if anybody can gimme some advice about this id be very happy =)
     
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    ---Orb!---
     
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    but, why would it be better? thats the thing i wanna know :rolleyes:
     
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    It takes less points than Blizzard to be effective, allowing you to pump things like Telekenesis and Static. It's also a much easier to use skill and can even do just as much damage to bosses as Blizzard when placed correctly (orb explodes right on boss).
     
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    well, thats all i wanted to know :D
    its going orb sorc now, so tnx Prez
     
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    going FO is a lot safer than BLIZ (as in u slow the whole screen, while if u miss ur blizzard ull get in danger real quick)

    and since this is ur first char, and u prolly dont have that many good items, orb seems betr :)
     
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    ok well I used to think orb was better for mf untill I made a blizz sorc. Now I am a blizzard fanatic. It owns with max synergies and good level cold mastery. The good part about blizzard is it is not gear dependent which should help you out since your new to HC. IMHO go blizzard it seriously owns orb. I bet half the people who say orb is better havent even tried a blizzard sorc.
     
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    Blizzard is very powerful when you pump it and its synergies just like meteor is, however you are then becoming a single element sorc which isn't always a bad thing. If you have a specific area you want to run and it doesn't have a lot of cold immunes you would do just fine, but if you want to be able to mf almost anywhere orb is a better choice. Matching orb up with a second tree makes your sorc much more versatile, but she doesn't kill as quick, there is a tradeoff no matter which route you go.

    Orb/Meteor, Orb/CL are popular combos, myself personally I am using an Orb/Firewall combo and its decent enough for what I need. Figure out your playing style and what gear you can get together to decide which second skill. For example chain lightning is nice but uses a lot of mana, meteor is powerful but there is a delay after casting before it hits, and firewall, although instantaneous, takes a bit of thought for strategic placement.

    I like a single element sorc, but since I mf on my own a lot having 2 trees makes my life a lot easier in terms of immunities. Also don't forget to back her up with a solid merc. I find the holy free merc is handy, but a might merc is tough enough in his own right to make him worth considering. Good luck with the sorc.
     
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    No doubt Max Blizzard with Max synergies is impressive, but not very practical unless u play in a party constantly, since u lose flexibilty to invest in other skills such as static, telekinisis, ES, etc.

    To max Cold Mastery and Blizz with synergies requires 100 skill pts... so it damn well better rock!

    Prez
     
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    i also find that needing less points for FO, synergie and the CM
    so more points in other usefull skills like static or tele
     
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    I think that if u make a fireball-meteor sorc and max the fire synergies, then max blizz it would be nice, cuz u could cast blizz and slow pindle or whoever down then meteor and fire ball away to rip them to shreds :lol: :thumbsup:
     
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    rather use glacial spike to freeze them
     
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    With blizzard in hell, you can only do 2 things.
    Kill Meph or baalruns.
    With FO, you got enough skill points left for fire/lt skill, with this you can kill EVERYONE in the game
     
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    About the whole Blizzard versus Orb/2nd skill, which is better doing those pit runs, never been there... are there a lot of cold immunes?

    which is faster, is it better to do it faster with blizzard and skip a few?
     

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