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Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by rawrj, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. rawrj

    rawrj Diabloii.Net Member

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    nova sorc items

    i was thinking of mkaing a nova sorc, and wondering if anyone made one

    i was thinking of the following items

    wizzy (50 fcr)
    dream helm
    dream shield
    upd viper magi (30 fcr)
    trangs gloves (20 fcr)
    spider web sash (20 fcr)
    eth treks
    2 x 10 fcr rings (20 fcr)
    +3 light ammy with 10 fcr (10 fcr)
    so thats 150 fcr
    and just wondering if this would make a varible biuld i dont play sorcs much
    so i have 2 questions

    1) does holy shock add to nova damage ?

    2) do i have enough fcr ?

    any help would be great thanks
     
  2. Dennis_KoreanGuy

    Dennis_KoreanGuy Diabloii.Net Member

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    150% FCR is a BIG mistake. You've just broken a 105% FCR break point, and from there on there's a HUGE leap of breakpoints, which is 200%.

    No Holy Shock DOES not add any additional Nova Dam.

    Lose all the Dreams and equip a Spirit and FCR / +Lightning or +Sorc Circ. (Even Griffs if you can afford, musn't be TOO expensive in Ladder unlike NL :mad: )

    Why you'd want eth Treks I do not know but... :confused:

    I know from experience, if you're going the hard Nova way, then you NEED 200% FCR.

    Spirit - 35%
    Viper - 30%
    2x Rings - 20%
    Your GODLY ammy - 10%
    Trang Gloves - 20%
    Wizzies - 50%
    Spider - 20%
    Griffs / FCR Circlet - 20<%

    You've just reached the highest FCR fps in the game.

    Watch the Novas overlap each other especially on laggy computers.

    - Dennis
     
  3. rawrj

    rawrj Diabloii.Net Member

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    ok cheers for that, i just hoped dream did add then would have had a nice damage boost....
     
  4. sorcyone

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    Assuming you have Griffs (25FCR) and this is PvM and you don't need the resistance stack then wouldn't HotO be better for +3 skill? Or SOJ + Suicide Branch for the +2 skill, 25% mana, no dex req, and +40 life and since the +mana on Wiz isn't boosted by BO or +% Mana.
    Nova is weak but fun.

    BTW rawrj I think the point with Dream was that Lightning Mastery does boost the Holy Shock.
     
  5. Dennis_KoreanGuy

    Dennis_KoreanGuy Diabloii.Net Member

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    Yes HoTo did come to my mind... and yet the poster didn't list it so I assumed he specifically didn't want to use one... but now that I think about it... if he can afford Spider... guess he can afford HoTo easily :D lol.

    - Dennis
     
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    sorcyone Banned

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    I started writing a Nova build but didn't finish (as to why see the end FB does 5x the damage of Nova). Anway it has some info you might find useful :

    The return of the Nova Sorceress
    By Sorcyone version 0.8 last updated 5/5/2005

    Why ?
    Levelling is easy since your main skill somes in at level 12.
    7 Frame casting is fun.
    Flexible build - Nova has no synergy leaving you spare points to make this into a number of stuff. Nova is a Synergy for Lightning and CL. You can go tri elemental.
    It's much cheaper and more powerful now with the Spirit Shield available.
    It's a great cow killer.
    Because it's fun!

    EQUIPMENT
    =========

    Suggested Equipment :

    FCR ITEM
    25 Griffons Eye
    30 Vipermagi
    30 Occulus
    20 Arachnid Mesh
    20 Caster Amulet
    20 Magefist/Trang Glove
    35 Spirit Shield
    20 2 caster rings
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    200

    Since a 20% caster amulet is hard to get, you can substitute the Occulus with a Suicuide Branch (+1 skill 50% FCR and very low reqs what a bargain), or wizspike can be used but you miss out on the +1 skill and base dex. Now your amulet can be Tal/Mara/good rare or +3 lightning 10% FCR amulet allowing you to swap out a ring.
    If you are happy with 8 frame casting you can use Tal Set with Spirit Shield gives 105% FCR, leaving the ring slots open.

    7-10 Lightning GC. I prefer to use 7 + Gheeds leaving 8 squares open to pick up items. Scrolls can be placed in belt so no need for tomes.

    For boots I recommend Silkweave mainly for the +5 mana per kill.

    SKILLS
    ======
    The build is complete at level 80 when Arachnid Mesh can be used.


    COLD
    20 FO
    1 CM
    5 prereqs

    FIRE
    1 Warmth

    LIGHTNING
    20 Nova
    20 LM
    1 Teleport
    1 Static Field
    1 prepreqs
    --
    70 total skill points.


    You should have about +10 Lightning skills from equipment, +7 from charms.
    This will give you level 37 Nova doing 1693-2223 damage (average 1958) with a mana cost of 51. This is according to http://www.d2items.com/skills.php

    This pales in comparison to FB with say 20 in Meteor and 10 in Fire bolt and 20 in FM gives about 10,000 damage with mana cost only 23. And this is ranged so is much safer. the only disadvantge is lesser radius.
     
  7. rawrj

    rawrj Diabloii.Net Member

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    cheers for that, i am still make it and try out different items combos for 200fcr and most damage, ill put some images up later on once its lvl 80
     

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