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Should I make a wacky character?

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by yiuman, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. yiuman

    yiuman IncGamers Member

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    Should I make a wacky character?

    Inspired by some of the wacky character stories I've been reading recently, I'm tempted to make a sorc who uses Thunderstorm as the main (or sole?) killing skill. The thing that worries me is what to do with all the lightning immunes in Hell (if I get that far). To this end I'm thinking I could either use frost nova or inferno as a backup skill to be used only on LIs. As this would be untwicked HC I doubt very much I'd find the runes to make an Infinity weapon to break immunities. A wand of lower resist could help, but I'm sure it would fail to break more than just a few. To make things interesting I'm probably going to go for an act3 merc too for whichever element I don't chose as a backup skill. (If I choose not to have a backup skill I'll put the points in ES or the cold armors).

    What do you think? Any input would be welcomed.
     
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    Toppo IncGamers Member

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    Sorry, but you wont be killing any monsters with TS. It's just too slow and doesn't do any damage.
     
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    zarfen IncGamers Member

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    make a wacky character, but dont rely 100% on ts xD, even fully synergysed its awful, its never good! its 100% awful... make a frostnovasorc :rolleyes:
    Or use ts and another spell, like inferno or something
     
  4. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    A fun character is just that fun. Don't expect to kill Baal at p8 in Hell (unless you're one of the odd people go go though the game weapon-less). If it's fun, it's worth doing. Unless you are a perfectionist in which case don't because it will frustrate the life out of you.
     
  5. FrostBurn

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    The ultimate would be a Chilling Armour / TStorm sorc. Max ALL the armours, TStorm and LM. With 1 point in CM, and all the pre-reqs, plus Teleport, it'll be complete at clvl 99.

    Cast Chilling Armour, cast TStorm, and just sit there.....

    You did say wacky... how about impossible too?
     
  6. yiuman

    yiuman IncGamers Member

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    Funny you should say that..... I was kinda thinking about that.

    @Toppo: I know it won't kill fast, but I've been reading the naked zon stories and I know that it'll kill faster than them.

    At the moment my options are - max TS and LM for all,

    option1: max cold nova, mix of synergies and CM
    option2: max inferno, warmth and FM
    option3: max the cold armors and use them for damage? - eeek
    option4: let the merc (I'm thinking act3 cold) kill LIs and max ES and TK.

    What do you think?
     
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    FrostBurn IncGamers Member

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    The ES/TK sorc isn't going to be doing much.

    The Inferno sorc is going to have a death wish (and it's bugged).

    The frostnova sorc won't be doing much damage but at least she's active.

    The cold armours sorc won't be doing anything at all apart from dying.

    Given the prospects, I say frostnova with Blizzard as synergy + CM, TStorm and LM, and an Act 3 Fire merc.

    Or go do an Insane Wayne with the cold armours sorc...
     
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    yiuman IncGamers Member

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    Another idea just occured to me - firewall+mastery for the 1.09 vibe? When thats done I could even work on Nova.....
     
  9. Spearthrower

    Spearthrower IncGamers Member

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    People will always say something's impossible until that thing gets done. Just go all out on it, play it for fun and see where you get. Sometimes the whackiest characters become both inspirational and viable! :)

    For me - whacked out variants is where it's at! ;)

    Good luck and I assure you that I will follow your progress!
     
  10. FrostBurn

    FrostBurn IncGamers Member

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    Firewall isn't up there with the real wacky builds. I built a FW/Blizzard sorc on b.net last year. All you need is a strong merc to tank, and you've got FW sorted.

    Nova sucks up mana like a starving vampire sucks up blood. I recently build a FO/Nova/ES sorc with zero vitality and max energy on MP. I was spamming Nova at 53 mana per cast and at 8 fpc. You really need mana in the count of 2000+ to spam it effectively without having to rely on mana pots too much.
     

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