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Old School CB_Sorc: Still Viable?

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by Omellette, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. Omellette

    Omellette IncGamers Member

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    Old School CB_Sorc: Still Viable?

    Hey, what can I say? I'm an old bastard who's too lazy to learn a new strat -- so let's discuss if the old school CBSorc is still a good build in 1.10.

    Here's my stat/skill build:

    Strength: 100 (or thereabouts. Just enough for good gear)
    Dexterity: Base
    Vitality: Whatever else you don't put into Energy and Strength
    Energy: 120

    Charged Bolt: 20
    Thunderbolt: 20
    Lightning Mastery: 20
    Hydra: 20
    Fire Mastery: ~10-15
    The rest in prereqs and some Lightning for synergies.

    Thoughts? Comments? Criticisms? It would be pretty gear-dependant, and naturally, you'd require a Normal Defensive Act II merc.
     
  2. ventilator

    ventilator IncGamers Member

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    CB works if it is synergized, you hit the 63% or 105%FC breakpoint, you've got at least +10 skills and maybe use it offensively by teleporting on top of enemies and spam them so that every bolt hits the same target. If you fulfill these requirements you can dish out upwards of 40k lightning damage per second. Maxblock is highly recommended if played offensively as is the use of a Griffon's Eye and Facets. Furthermore CB works with base mana if you use it effectively.

    Instead of TS and Hydra I recommend using FO as your other offensive skill, this works out quite nicely skillpoint-wise.
     
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    m0nk IncGamers Member

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    Actually the Lightning tree operates on its own FCR scale. 117% is what you would want for max FCR with Lightning.
     
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    ventilator IncGamers Member

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    He asked for CB and not for L/CL. For CB the normal FCR breakpoints apply.
     
  5. Omellette

    Omellette IncGamers Member

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    OK, thanks to your both ventilator and m0nk, but I'm afraid I have no idea what you're talking about.

    Put it this way -- it's been so long since I've played that I'm pretty much a newb all over again. So, go slow for the old man, thanks!

    :scratch:

    Heh...
     
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    My charged boltress: (retired @ lvl 87 ladder)

    Griffons (um)
    Perfect light ormus +3 charged bolt (um)
    Perfect Eschuta's light (5/5 light facet)
    Storm (um)
    30% Mara's
    Arachnid
    Magefist
    Silkweave
    Raven
    Soj
    Annihilus
    6 Light skillers
    Resist/life sc's
    Mana/life sc's

    Max CB, Lightning, LM
    Few in Warmth, ES and FO

    No vitality, 400 life and 1600 mana, max resist hell, 574 CB-dmg x 24 bolts
    Kills easily in hell, except for full games.....
    Big fun to play though....
     

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