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MF Sorc-- Check... now what?

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  1. VonLego

    VonLego IncGamers Member

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    MF Sorc-- Check... now what?

    Within a week I put together a solid MF sorc using socialisms guide... the TK/Orb sorc. I've never felt so safe!

    I've found some fun drops and now I want to build a new character... but I havn't played diablo in a long while, and don't want to blow good/decent items on a crappy characte... or worse... lose them to a death.

    Some items I've found recently are...

    Bartucs Cut-throat
    Jade Talon
    Azurewrath
    SOJ
    Eye of Eltch
    Cerebus's Bite

    And of course the general plethora of mid level junk that is "decent" but not worth much. Remember... I just picked this game back up last week after two years last week. I don't know what builds are good or safe, but here are some theories.

    Fanatic/zealot with azure

    Fireclaw bear with socket phase blade (4x sheal 2x 15ias) I heard this can hit six attacks a second

    Barb of some sort (very afraid of IM)

    Some form of assassin

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    What is hardcore safe? I'd really love to have a character that can safely solo baal with decent/good gear.

    Thanks for reading and and suggestions. :thumbup:
     
  2. MYK

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    Re: MF Sorc-- Check... now what?

    The only one on that list that's going to "solo hell baal safely" is the "some form of assassin" which is a trapsin.

    The other ones you post are great for most everywhere else. A barb can get close to soloing a baal walk, but Oblivion Knights can slow you way down.

    Why do you want to solo hell baal? I'm aware that Mephisto has a killer ability to drop really nice trade fodder (Mara's, HoZ, SoJ, etcetc) that stuff can easily score you some of the things you'd get from wasting time running Baal.

    Also, consider teleporting baal runs. Gear up the merc for killing, and gear yourself for indestructibility (Stacked res, TGod's, high FHR, lots of life) and get some baal run skills down. Remember - Teleporters ALWAYS get Baal drops. If someone denies - they're sitting in the channel the next run.
     
  3. VonLego

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    Re: MF Sorc-- Check... now what?

    Good points

    My main concern right now is how fragile any one of these characters will be. I've played a dozen sorcs and feel very confident with the orb/tk build. My pally (60) was walking around with max block/resistances, laughing his way through the game... then he went back and tried to run to NM mephisto. One bad click and hammers blew dolls up all around him resulting in death.

    I'd really love to build a melee character, but one bad iron maiden could put a real damper on it. How do melee characters deal with it? Just straight up don't melee in CS? (i.e. only use bezerk).

    zeal dolls... POP dead
    zeal IM... POP dead

    My be irrational fears... but I'd hate to lose some fun items to mobs I see coming. How does one go about circumventing these things?

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    Btw... regretably I play west. I only see a couple hell games up at once and have witnessed multiple PKs, including a top ten druid. Is there any sanctuary such as op gause/op xbananax for west?
     
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    Re: MF Sorc-- Check... now what?

    I'd say move to East or Europe, West are full of TPPK's and there are little people there (from what I've heard).

    Also, Dragon Tailon/Death sentry is a nice baalrunner with Decent gear I've heard.
     
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    Re: MF Sorc-- Check... now what?

    "I'd say move to East or Europe"

    Just gotta say that Europe are full of TPPK's, too. Actually its fine to me, some more action to this game ^
     
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    Re: MF Sorc-- Check... now what?

    I said that because there are no Op Gauss or Op xbananax at west as far as I know.
     
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    Re: MF Sorc-- Check... now what?

    Personally I'd use that Tucs/Jade Talon combination on a Trapper/Kicker hybrid. Death Sentry is your main trap. Gives you some versatility for CS and keeps the ability to go MA kicks with Crushing Blow for bosses.
     
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    Re: MF Sorc-- Check... now what?

    I also agree with the Kick/Trapper (I think its called a Flash Dancer)

    Maxing Talon, the DS, LS, SW, and rest in CBS, along with on in all Shadow Skills works well.

    You can opt for C/C C/S or W/S if you want. Traps can kill quite well on there own, but you don't get slowed down around LI's, you just kick em, and let DS do its work. Get some CB, and you take down bosses quite fast.

    Also, you can later upgrade her gear to turn her into a Rift-A-Sin, which is an awesomely fun build.
     
  9. VonLego

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    Re: MF Sorc-- Check... now what?

    Thanks for the great feedback folks. Wonder if I should just dump all my junk for 500 points or whatever on jsp, then move to east. Depends if I lose my sorc anytime soon, which is doubtful.

    I'll google around for that kick/trapper hybrid. Although the phrase "flash dancer" probably is a bad idea to google. lol. If anyone has a good hardcore build for them let me know. Thanks again folks.

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    Just found this guide http://diablo.incgamers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=572795

    It says to avoid use of claws due to the low resists/skill bonuses. I'm really itching to build a killer zealot of some sort to make use of the azurewrath, and hopefully drop him a grief pb, stormlash, or something later on.

    Tesladin vs fanatic vs auradin? Heard auradin is great for hardcore because IM won't 1 shot you. Thoughts?
     
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    Re: MF Sorc-- Check... now what?

    An Auradin would be fun. Just don't hold your breath for the what, 8 or so HR's it takes to make one.....

    TBH, I don't like Azurewrath, level 85 req ftl. Either way though, go Fanatic, hes great for Ubers as well.
     
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    Re: MF Sorc-- Check... now what?

    Pally is lvl 17 now. Brother made an avenger to go along with him.

    Pretty sure I'm going as a fanatic for now, and 1pt smite any ubers. Gear is something I hope my sorc can find along the way.
     

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