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What is good gear to use on Blizz MF sorc?

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by Lyndis, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. Lyndis

    Lyndis IncGamers Member

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    What is good gear to use on Blizz MF sorc?

    I've heard some people asy Tal's set is great for MFing. I've heard others say that wearing 3 al pieces is the way to go instead. Can someone give me the best setup for a Blizz MF sorc assuming Hell Meph is my main target? Not sure if I'm going with max vita or max block yet.
     
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    FrostBurn IncGamers Member

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    Nightwing's Veil
    Defense: 304-352 (Base Defense: 114-159)
    Required Level: 67
    Required Strength: 96
    Durability: 40
    +90-120% Enhanced Defense (varies)
    +2 To All Skills
    +8-15% To Cold Skill Damage (varies)
    +10-20 To Dexterity (varies)
    +5-9 Cold Absorb (varies)
    Half Freeze Duration
    Requirements -50%

    +3 cold skills / 10% FCR magic ammy

    Death's Fathom
    One-Hand Damage: 30 To 53 (41.5 Avg)
    Required Level: 73
    Durability: 50
    Base Weapon Speed: [10]
    (Sorceress Only)
    +3 To Sorceress Skill Levels
    +20% Faster Cast Rate
    +15-30% To Cold Skill Damage (varies)
    Lightning Resist +25-40% (varies)
    Fire Resist +25-40% (varies)

    Ormus' Robes
    Defense: 371-487 (varies)(Base Defense: 361-467)
    Required Level: 75
    Required Strength: 77
    Durability: 20
    +10-20 Defense (varies)
    +20% Faster Cast Rate
    +10-15% To Cold Skill Damage (varies)
    +10-15% To Fire Skill Damage (varies)
    +10-15% To Lightning Skill Damage (varies)
    +3 to Blizzard
    Regenerate Mana 10-15% (varies)

    Spirit Monarch
    Shields
    +2 To All Skills
    +25-35% Faster Cast Rate (varies)
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    +250 Defense Vs. Missile
    +22 To Vitality
    +89-112 To Mana (varies)
    Cold Resist +35%
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Poison Resist +35%
    +3-8 Magic Absorb (varies)
    Attacker Takes Damage of 14

    Magefist
    Defense: 24-25 (varies)(Base Defense: 9-11)
    Required Level: 23
    Required Strength: 45
    Durability: 18
    +20-30% Enhanced Defense (varies)
    +10 Defense
    +1 To Fire Skills
    20% Faster Cast Rate
    Regenerate Mana 25%
    Adds 1-6 Fire Damage

    SoJ

    Snowclash
    Defense: 98-116 (varies)(Base Defense: 37-42)
    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: **
    Durability: 18
    16 Boxes
    +130-170% Enhanced Defense (varies)
    5% Chance To Cast Level 7-20 Blizzard When Struck (varies)
    +15 Cold Absorb
    15% To Maximum Cold Resist
    Adds 13-21 Cold Damage @ 3 sec. duration (Normal)
    +2 To Chilling Armor (Sorceress Only)
    +2 To Blizzard (Sorceress Only)
    +3 To Glacial Spike (Sorceress Only)

    SoJ

    War Traveler
    Defense: 120-139 (varies)(Base Defense: 39-47)
    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: 95
    Durability: 48
    Assassin Kick Damage: 37-64
    +150-190% Enhanced Defense (varies)
    25% Faster Run/Walk
    +10 To Vitality
    +10 To Strength
    Adds 15-25 Damage
    40% Slower Stamina Drain
    Attacker Takes Damage Of 5-10 (varies)
    30-50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (varies)

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    Blade of Ali Baba
    One-Hand Damage: (25-35) To (56-77) (40.5-56 Avg)
    Required Level: 35
    Required Strength: 70
    Required Dexterity: 42
    Durability: 32
    Base Weapon Speed: [20]
    +60-120% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    + (2.5 Per Character Level) 2-247 % Extra Gold From Monsters (Based On Character Level)
    + (1 Per Character Level) 1-99 % Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based On Character Level)
    +15 To Mana
    +5-15 To Dexterity (varies)
    Socketed (2)
    Ist Ist

    Switch Shield
    Monarch
    Defense: 133-148 (varies)
    Required Level: 54
    Required Strength: 156
    Durability: 86
    Socketed (4)
    Ist Ist Ist Ist

    Torch

    Anni

    33 * 7% MF small charms

    Cube

    Max damage build, with 105% FCR, +16 to cold tree, 281% MF, 361% MF when weapon, helm and armour are Ist'ed, 611% MF on weapon/shield switch and clvl 90.

    You said best setup. I'll leave it to someone else to give you the more affordable and practical setup.

    You're welcome.
     
  3. helvete

    helvete IncGamers Member

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    sunflowersmooth IncGamers Member

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    For the average wealth person, you could get away with

    tals armor
    tals ammy
    tals belt

    War Travs
    Nagels
    Spirit shield
    Occy
    Chance guards
    Shako

    All sockets could be filled with p topazs. Switch would include Gull dagger and milabragas shield or rhyme runeword.
     
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    helvete IncGamers Member

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    I'd ditch spirit for a Lidless (saving 61 str) and ofc only use PTopaz in armor and helm....

    Rest seems like my favourite gear.
     
  6. Lyndis

    Lyndis IncGamers Member

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    Block or max vita?
     
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    helvete IncGamers Member

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    That's a neverending debate, but I'd say max vita for several reasons:
    - Sorceresses have 10% less blocking than paladins, and no holy shield, which makes the dex investment HUGE, and you don't need AR for anything
    - Some attacks can't be blocked by shields (only assa claw block)
    - You can usually tele away from most dangerous melee monsters.

    For PvP it's another story, IIRC, but I don't PvP.
     
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    PvM I also vote for Vita, in almost all sorc PvM builds...
     
  9. Lyndis

    Lyndis IncGamers Member

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    so eveyrbody agrees that Tal's set isn't at good?
     
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    KremBanan IncGamers Member

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    No, the Tal set is very viable for mf-sorc.
     
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    Totally enough. When using Occy/Shako instead with partial Tals you will get 100% extra MF but loose life and resists.

    Either way will ofcourse work. I think both are viable, but full Tal's is in now way bad. You will have Gull/Ali Baba and Rhyme/4IST Monarch with either setup.

    I would go with full Tal set. I rather dislike Occy random Teleport.
     
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    Lets try a more reasonable setup:

    Harly
    Tal ammy
    Tal belt
    Tal armour
    The Oculus (this is Meph running, you shouldn't get hit much)
    Spirit monarch
    Chance Guards
    Nagels * 2
    Travs

    Gheed's

    Torch

    Anni

    Cold Skillers

    7* MF small charms

    Cube

    On switch: Ali Baba and Rhyme
     
  13. Lyndis

    Lyndis IncGamers Member

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    Random teleport aside, which setup would be better if the main target is Meph?

    Also, is the steep Str requirement for Spirit really worth it? I can get almost as good in effect from a Lidless.
     
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    The one mentioned by both sunflowersmooth and myself (the cheaper setup).

    Then go with Lidless. Maintain FCR above 63%.

    You're welcome.
     
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    helvete IncGamers Member

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    Also as a meph sorc, you're unlikely to level past the high 80s unless you go ancient tunnels. So if you die, that's not normally a problem. Unless HC ofc...

    With partial tals+lidless+occy, you're at 70%FCR which is pretty much safe. Extra fast cursed fanat dolls can still be pretty deadly, but they're not very common.
     
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    I just find it too much a pain to tele at 63% FCR instead of 105% (can't wait till I hit 200% - I won't want to go back). Even for a pure Meph runner I'd still want a faster tele (that means spririt and magefists).

    There's a certain amount of safty that comes with speed. Monsters can't hit you even when you tele right thought them (even the packs of fanat dolls).

    Of couse a faster tele means the whole run goes faster too. To some extent speed makes up for a small hit in MF%. (a higher MF% doesn't make runes and nice socketables drop any faster either)

    It seems to me that at the point when you can finally afford the "best" MFing gear you realize you don't need to MF anymore.

    *edit - boy just realized this was about my least useful post ever - NVM
     
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    i made an orber mfer using full tals (excellent mf, resists, skills) socketed pieces with cold facets, ist'd lidless. did about 850 dmg orb with my tals setup.... which afaik, is incredible for tals. fathom, nw, etc PURE dmg orbers only hit about 1.2k
     
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    to get 105 I'd need to go arachnids, magefists, spirit etc. I won;'t reach high enough to wear Arachnids anyways...
     
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    You're not going past level 80 or not spending that much? lost me here.

    Full Tal + P spirit + magefists = 105% (if the spirit isn't perfect then use a FCR ring)

    Full Tal + chancies + lidless = 70% (past the 63% break point)
     
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    I'll be at level 77 at most. I won't be beating act3 hell ever with this char. In other words, I'm only aiming for 63% FCR. I think I've decided to not use full Tals. Anyhow, Occy + partial tals + Lidless = 70, so that's enough.
     

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