The Archmage

Aucon

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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
 

Uzziah

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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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Liliel

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

Rookeeya

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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.


Liliel said:
I think a Firewall/Frozen Orb/Thunderstorm archmage in full Tal's setup works pretty well.
 

Aucon

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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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