Occy/Eschuta/Tals- what does YOUR Blizzball use?

lpblasch

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Occy/Eschuta/Tals- what does YOUR Blizzball use?

So my Blizzball char is level 70 now, in NM, and the Occy is driving me crazy. I keep ending up getting involuntary teleport to someplace else. I love the +3 to skills, MF, FCR but I can't stand it anymore.

Eschutas offers +2 skills, FCR.
Tals that I have is +1 to cold:cry: but has FCR and the eng/life/mana boost.

What did you use? Are there staffs better than the orbs? I'm using the orb because I have a Rhyme shield at the moment. The build guide recommends low str, low dex, base eng and tons of life, so that's what I have.
 

Ashmer Amadeus

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I have a pure blizz sorc, and I use Occy. I have a 2/2/2 Tals, and the rest of the set, I just choose to use the Occy anyway. The tele is a pain in the rear, just like the bone prison on AoKL. I believe Eschuta's can get upto +3 skills, if that makes any difference to you.
 

nebux

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occy always on sorcs, till i will find death's fathom.
only light sorc use a crescent moon crystal sword
 

Thyiad

Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian
I used an occy until very late NM/early Hell and I would use it until then again. (If it matters the sorcy had max life not max block.) But I found the teleport annoying after that. Now my various sorcies use Wizardspike (sort of Blizzballer), Crescent Moon *in an axe* (light sorc), Tals (tri elementalist).
 

atigdng

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Eschuta's has 40 fcr, +dmg and +3 skills. That is better than Occy's and no teleport annoyance. I don't have deaths fathom but my Eshuta's is a perfect roll.
 

maxgerin

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Of course Death's Fathom is the best, as grogs suggested. It's what my Blizzballer uses.

However, seeing that it doesn't drop as often as we would like, I'll go with Tal's set given the choices. I used the entire set before putting on the final gear set-up. Not bad, and I think it would be sufficient to complete the game and beyond. Add in some Cold Facets where possible/available to boost the damage some more.

--maxgerin
 

chrischar

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atigdng said:
Eschuta's has 40 fcr, +dmg and +3 skills. That is better than Occy's and no teleport annoyance. I don't have deaths fathom but my Eshuta's is a perfect roll.
It's ussually hard to get a +3 Escuta's
I have two of them,+1 skills and +2 skils.
Still looking for the +3.
But I agree with that,a +3 eschuta's is better than occy.
 

Hp_Sauce

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This thread makes me giggle... or cry... I haven't decided yet.

My Blizzballer is level 78 and she uses a Spectral Shard. I can't play a sorc with less then 63% FCR and I haven't found a Wizardspike yet.

-hps
 

nebux

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Hp_Sauce said:
This thread makes me giggle... or cry... I haven't decided yet.

My Blizzballer is level 78 and she uses a Spectral Shard. I can't play a sorc with less then 63% FCR and I haven't found a Wizardspike yet.

-hps
that's why al my sorcs uses Spirit shield:flip:
 

DarkChaos

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Death's Fathom is by far the best, but Eschuta's is nice because it gives 40% FCR, if you don't need the resists on Occy. Of course, Eschuta's with +3 is not as common as Oculus, but that Teleport on Occy is just so annoying... I no longer use it on any sorcs (haven't used it for years) except for twinking through Nightmare, because all it takes is one bad Teleport in hell and I'm a goner. Tal's set is just about the jack-of-all-trades (or, builds, rather) set, although the damage output may not be as fantastic as some of the other Orbs.

@nebux: RWM = hax!
 

atigdng

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Hp_Sauce said:
This thread makes me giggle... or cry... I haven't decided yet.

My Blizzballer is level 78 and she uses a Spectral Shard. I can't play a sorc with less then 63% FCR and I haven't found a Wizardspike yet.

-hps
Ever tried playing a chargedboltress? You'd like it. Load on the fcr to like 105, its sweet.
 

wilypueo

Diabloii.Net Member
chrischar said:
It's ussually hard to get a +3 Escuta's
I have two of them,+1 skills and +2 skils.
Still looking for the +3.
But I agree with that,a +3 eschuta's is better than occy.
LMK if you want one via PM--I have a surplus of these. I know you don't take freebies, so some P Gems or whatever is fine.
 

wilypueo

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The couple extra +3 Eschuta's I had have been sent out, so, er, no need for any further IMs about them . . .:wink3:
 

aidennz

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Havn't played a blizzballer but on my old meteorb sorc I used occy. Never really found the teleport that annoying I didn't get hit often enough and whenever I got teleported I would just hit some pots and teleport back. Mind you the only real choice I had besides occy was complete tals set. That character has since been deleted and the gear given away all I remember is she used tals armour, belt, ammy, occy, stormshield(max block), harle, soj and various charms.
 

Eilo Rytyj

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atigdng said:
Ever tried playing a chargedboltress? You'd like it. Load on the fcr to like 105, its sweet.
slightly more OT: ever tried a 200% FCR charged boltress, under the effect of slow missile? I've always wondered what that would look like...
 

Hp_Sauce

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slightly more OT: ever tried a 200% FCR charged boltress, under the effect of slow missile? I've always wondered what that would look like...
A friend of mine on bnet has a 200% fcr Lightsorc and its cool enough when he spams Charged bolt and he's not under the effect of Slow Missle!

-hps
 

lpblasch

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necrolemming said:
This man is correct.
O.K., I'll look for a Death's Fathom, but meanwhile this character is a disappointment.
Just moved to hell level, and all resis are in the toilet. The character is VERY fragile. As I mentioned, it's using the Dark Chaos model of low str, low dex, max life and base eng. I'm struggling in the blood moor, so I can see nothing but trouble ahead.
Maybe I SHOULD try a Charged Boltress instead. I may not be a skilled enough player for the Blizball build.
 
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