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There is a cold mastery cap?

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by Dracoy, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. Dracoy

    Dracoy IncGamers Member

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    There is a cold mastery cap?

    Im confused reading a guide is there really a cold mastery cap? Or if i have like 34 points in it itll be that and not capped?
     
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    Stiertje IncGamers Member

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    Cold mastery is capped at -100% enemy cold resistance, so you can't bring a monster below -100%. This is a global cap, so you can't bring it lower with ANY means.
     
  3. rogier

    rogier IncGamers Member

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    -100 res on monsters/players is a cap, similar to conviction.

    I guess the guide says it's no use PvM getting higher lvl CM than a 95coldres monster get's the res to -100.

    this in not counting pvp :)
     
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    Dracoy IncGamers Member

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    So after -100 its futile?

    OMFG NOOOOOO

    So that means in pvp -100 is max.

    just making sure ty!


    I have 20 to all skill from gear and charms. with 1 point in cold mastery that means its perfect?
     
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    rogier IncGamers Member

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    if your opponent has 75% resist in hell+4 perfect(those blue stones), giving 160% stacked res, it will give 75+160=235 res. if your cold mastery pierces with 200% it leaves him at 35% res.

    so higher CM makes it harder to stack against :p
     
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    Dracoy IncGamers Member

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    Wait so for pvp i can max cold mastery and itll be worth it?

    So PvP has no cap on cold mastery?

    PvP !! ^_^
     
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    You want your cold mastery to be as high as possible.
    Let me do some quick examples.

    If he has 50% resists in hell, and your mastery is -200%, he will have -100%
    If he has 75% resists in hell, and your mastery is -200%, he will have -100%
    If he has 95% resists in hell, and your mastery is -200%, he will have -100%
    If he has 75% resists in hell with other stacked resists(4 thul shield), he will have like 200% to all resists in theory. So what you have to do, is shave off his current resist(75%) and keep shaving it until all 200% is gone.
    So, if he has 200% resists in total, and you do -200%, he will have 0 resists to cold.
    Hope this wasn't too boring or hard to understand.
     
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    mathil IncGamers Member

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    whoa, this got complicated.

    monster/player res is capped at -100%. there is nothing that can be done to get the final res lower than that.

    from there, what matters is the monsters resistance. for pvm, getting higher than lvl 36 is useless because that is -195% res. cold mastery can't break res, so more than that is useless.

    but zero9 is right about pvp, there isn't a max on what the other player can get, so you are only subtracting from that.
     
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    cowtestickles IncGamers Member

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    so i got like +9 skills with my gear and i'm pvm i should max my cold mastery eh so it would be lvl 29?
     
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    If you are pvm, there's not much point in maxing cold mastery.
    The stickie at the top about FO/meteor sorc has a nice paragraph about it. I'm too lazy to look it up, but I think the conclusion is that you want it to be about 17 after + skills.
     
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    Though mephisto has the nasty 75% cold resistance, so if you plan on running him a lot go for slvl 32 cm max. It's arguable that if you team up with a mate who breaks cold immunes to 99% resistance that level 37 cm is useful :teeth:

    Anyway, for PvP it's probably more critical to max CM than synergies.
     
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    my pally has 220 resis in hell with all his stuff so thats um 20 resis left
    CRAP =(

    haha but in normal i have 320 resis so thats 120 muhahah
     

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