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# of Shards released from FO

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by Omni_, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. Omni_

    Omni_ IncGamers Member

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    # of Shards released from FO

    I was wondering how many shards are released per FO cast? I'm just trying to compare damage between this and other skills. Also does the actual orb do damage as well or only the shards?

    Also this is more of a poll type of quesiton, but how many shards would you say normally hit your enemy?

    There would be 2 answers here I think 1 for smaller enemies and one for larger enemies and bosses.

    My guess is that there are somewhere around 20-30 shrads release total with approximately 5 hitting a smaller enemy and 10-15 hitting a larger type.
     
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    AndyChrono IncGamers Member

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    The ball itself does no damage, only the shards.

    Orb shoots out 46 shards total, with 16 coming on the final explosion.
     
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    Omni_ IncGamers Member

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    Thanks for the awsome information. That is more shards than I expected, but very helpful. Thanks again!
     
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    decoy_sJ IncGamers Member

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    if its 46 shards coming from the FO, i THINK the number of shards hitting a singular enemy if i aim for it to explode accurately would be bout 20-22? 16 from the last explosion and maybe 4-6 from the initial waves.. :scratch:
     
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    That is correct. With high enough FO and CM it is "possible" to kill Meph with just ONE orb. =D
     
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    melianor D3 Wizard Moderator

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    Technique is everything with FO :D
     
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    Bouncy

    Remember that the shards can "bounce" too. When shooting at Baal in that little bridge that he starts in (and he's close to death so you want to be close for the Pianta grab :) ), I shoot for the wall so the shards bounce off and more hits him instead of aiming for him directly.
     
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    I don't think that they do.

    I think that when it hits a wall, the ball automatically explodes right there, so maybe you're getting the premature explosion mixed up with bouncing shards.

    Ah, I'm so glad that I went Frozen Orb instead of Blizzard on my new Sorceress. It's just a way cooler spell.
     

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