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pure cold - blizz

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by SnakeEye85, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. SnakeEye85

    SnakeEye85 IncGamers Member

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    pure cold - blizz

    what would be the "ultimate"

    * equipment
    * skills
    * merc


    for a pure cold sorc with blizzard as main attack?

    Im going to party with a friend and do baalruns.

    I want

    1) As high damage as possible
    2) As high MF as possible
    3) be able to survive


    I have pretty much any gear i could need (except BotD´s which i guess i wouldn´t need here anyway)

    edit: and please inclue what order to place the skills since this will be my first 1.10 sorc and i don´t know very much about them....
    thanks
     
  2. kuza

    kuza IncGamers Member

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    your end goal is, besides pre reqs.

    PURE BLIZZARD SORC.
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    20 blizz - first thing you max
    20 Ice Blast - I maxed this second since I put so many points to it early
    20 G spike - Better to max this before Ice bolt, since bolt is useless
    15+ Ice Bolt - last synergy to max, I'd max Cold mastery before this.
    15+ Cold mastery. at least 10-15 before you max off ice bolt. Make sure you put one to this right when you hit level 30. It helps a TON.

    1 to Frozen armour <- Just one for added protection when getting to meph.
    1 to warmth.
    1 to teleport.
    1 to static field.

    Skill/attribute order.
    I used ice blast a lot in the lower levels before level 24. so I put all my extra skills to this untill I hit 24, and then pumped blizzard till I maxed it. Then I pumped ice blast and Cold mastery together till CM was at least 15, then I went on to max Ice blast/Glacial spike/Ice bolt (last) and now I'm putting the rest into cold mastery which is currently at 22 with items (lvl ** cold sorc). I'm doing 4.5 k blizz damage and if you calculate in the -resistance form the cold mastery, it's doing like 11-12 K damage to most monsters.
    I also pumped my strength untill I reached 105 and then dex till it hit 75 (wizardspike), the rest went into vitality. I dind't go max block since I want to MF and hense the rhyme shield.

    Get an Act 2 nightmare defense merc. His holy freeze aurora will help slow down anything that gets past your blizzard. Even cold immune will get hit.

    Target Merc gear:
    Reapers toll - Best merc weapon in my opinion.
    Vampires gaze - Great leech and damage reduction
    Upgraded duriels shell or shaftstop - Duriels is what I use.

    Teleporting around: You'll want somethign with FCR(fast cast rate) doesn't affect blizzard at all, so you only need it when you teleport around. Once you start to fight, switch weapons back to your +skills or +magic find wand/weapon/ sheild.

    Target items:

    For Teleporting;
    Wizzard spike +50 FCR and 75 all resists.
    Lidless wall with 1 P.Diamond +20 FCR and 20 all resists.
    If you get hit a lot: Rockstopper helm (FHR)
    " Bladebuckle belt (FHR).

    For Magic finding / fighting
    Occulus or Deaths fathom +50 mf
    Rhymed superior grim shield / trolls nest. +25 MF
    Shako with P.Topaz hat +74 MF
    Skulders with P.Topaz + 130 MF
    War travelers MF boots + 45 MF
    Chance guard gloves +38 MF
    I use upgraded goldwrap +30 MF but a snowclash can help as well. +2 to blizzard and the cold obsorb helps.
    I used ot use Tals ammy but now I use Maras.
    28 Nagel ring & 32 MF ring.
     
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    Theres FaQ's. Same subject, different thread.
     
  4. SnakeEye85

    SnakeEye85 IncGamers Member

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    im sure there is but i didn´t find any guides for pure cold sorcs...


    thanks kuza that is exactly what i was looking for!
     
  5. kingpin

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    you said your going to leave mana at base level how do you plan on using most spell... lvl 1 blizz is 23 from mana and to teleport around in the dungeouns( which are so f**** big now) youll surely run out of mana by the time you get to mephisto.. thnx
     
  6. kryo

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    You'll get plenty of mana from your equipment. An average durance-tele should only requre one super mana pot, two if you're unlucky. With the timer on blizzard, you should be just fine agaisnt meph since you'll be regenerating mana almost as fast as you spend it (if you only use blizzard and don't decide to spam ice blasts too, that is).
     
  7. cowtestickles

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    ya i was going to remake my blizz sorc cause i went for max block with whistamas but now i use a ryhme shield so i wasited 100 pionts in dex hensforth remaking, jsut reading up on advice people are getting, so u realy think that u can make a blizz sorc work with base mana?
     
  8. SnakeEye85

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    well my blizzysorc is now lvl84 and yes base mana works just fine. Though i have alot of +mana items. I spam iceblast and cast blizz and almost never have to drink any blues.

    everyone seems to think that this char is only for mephrunning but i never run meph, he is boring...

    i prefer pindle :)
    and this is IMO next to javazon the best pindlerunner. Pindle and his minions die from like 2 (sometimes3 if i miss alot) blizzards in a players 8 game (good exp)

    Im also going to run wsk and baal with my friend (light javazon with maxed synergies)

    anyway i have 2 more questions....

    All cold synergies are maxed, Coldmastery @ lvl ~20 (with + skills), 1 in coldarmors and static/teleport etc...
    But now at lvl 84 i don´t know what to put skills into?
    Pumping a cold armor seems worthless, it´t already high with + skills.
    getting another element (fire/light) seems worthless....i will be able to place like 15-20 skill points (i have 4 spare) and that won´t get me any decent dmg.

    so what to do?


    my second question is, how many times can blizzard hit / blizzard?
     
  9. cowtestickles

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    how do u have all ur synergies max at that lvl 20mastery/20blizz/20 glacial spike/20 ice blast/20 ice bolt +1 armour +1 static +1 tele +1 pre that is 103 lvl points 84 is 83 points then +12 from skills is 94 ur still short 9 from maxing one of them
     
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    Are there other coldsorc guides anywhere? :scratch:
    I wasn't going to use that much Blizzard with mine but instead focus more on e.G. Frozan orb.. So if you know any good coldsorc guides just put them herte.. :howdy:
     
  11. kryo

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    He said CM is at 20 with his +skills. So his CM is likely only around 10 or so without equipment. If there's nothing else for him to do, he can put a few more points in there.
     
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    Thankyou that was what i wanted to know....

    and you´re right i have only spent couple of points into CM as i said in my post.

    anyone know how many time blizzard CAN hit ?
     
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    i always max cold mastery after blizzard it helps out a huge huge ammout like makes u do triple damage around lvl 30
     
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    No, you never do triple damage. At best you'll always do double your listed damage if your CM lvl is high enough to reduce your targets resist to -100%. From lvl 16 CM onwards you'll always do at least your listed damage, even vs DClone with his 95% elemental resists. From lvl 17 CM onwards you'll always do more than your listed damage, but never more than double.
     

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