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The Archmage

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by Aucon, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Aucon

    Aucon IncGamers Member

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    The Archmage

    Hello,
    I have been trying to find the Archmage build and have not had any luck.
    Could someone help me out?
    Thanks,
    Aucon
     
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    Uzziah IncGamers Member

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    not sure on specific links but if you do a search on the forum (top right of main forum page) for tri-elemental, archmage, arch mage. you will get plenty of threads on this topic.

    From personal experience basic tri-elemental sorcs have 3 common similarities.

    1) low stat costing skills (frozen orb, firewall, nova)

    2) theme, they tend to stick more with a theme like nova based trielemental sorcs (frostnova, nova, meteor), or cast and forget as a theme (enchant, thunderstorm, cold armors), or bolt skills (ice bolt, fire bolt, charged bolt)

    3) usually regarded as low powered builds more of a versitilaty over power.

    One of my favorite ways to build a trielemental sorc is by using a "leaf" runeworded staff containing firewall and fire mastery as staffmods; for instance +3 firewall, +2 fire mastery with 2 open sockets gives:

    Leaf
    "TirRal"
    two handed damage xx-XX

    +5-30 Fire Damage
    +2 mana per kill
    +3 to Fire Skills
    +33% Cold Resistance
    +3 Inferno
    +3 Fire Bolt
    +3 Warmth
    +3 Firewall
    +2 Fire Mastery

    With +5 all skills located elsewhere in your build you get a firewall with 1085-1130 damage enough to be usable in Hell. That leave you with only 2 skill trees to deal with, and you have yourself a nice trielemental sorc.


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  3. Liliel

    Liliel IncGamers Member

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    I think a Firewall/Frozen Orb/Thunderstorm archmage in full Tal's setup works pretty well.
     
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    Rookeeya IncGamers Member

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    :D

    I actually have a level 99 Archmage. I built her in Classic and converted her at level 67 to Expansion. She uses the Tal's/Shako/Hoto or Occy set-up. She is Frozen orb/Firewall/ TS with a littlle CL. She may not kill as fast as as single tree sorcy, but? I never have to say.. "Oh, it's immune. I can't hurt it."
    *LOL* She has 725 MF on the switch and has furnishe med with enough to supply all of the other 16 viable characters. I think my one dlaw was with her
    stat distribution. Too much strength. But? When I did that, it was for a Classic armor she had. I use a barb merc to cover the monsters that need to be dealt with physically.


     
  5. Aucon

    Aucon IncGamers Member

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    Uzziah

    Thanks for the help Uzziah. I had thought about the "Leaf" Staff but I currently have a "Memory" staff I'm getting my Sorc leveled up for. My first was a FO/CL Sorc and when I got to Hell guess what my first dual immune was? Yep, thats right. Cold and Lightning. It figures. Thanks again.
    Aucon
     

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