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What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

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  1. samcisnow

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    What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

    Either one is pretty much a commodity than necessity for me, just for kicks pretty much, suggestions?
     
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    Re: What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

    Cta imo .
     
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    Re: What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

    Infi imo .
     
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    Re: What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

    OH THAT HELPS. THANKS lol
     
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    Cta imo .
     
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    Re: What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

    Why the hell would you use infinity for a meteorb? Thats the biggest waste of HRs ever. It doesn't break immunities. 5BO cta is way better for you, just throw an insight on your merc.
     
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    I was going to say something along those lines..

    He is right, CTA would be best in this case, since the Infinity is practically a waste for a cold or fire spec'd sorceress. It would be different if you were all lightning as the Infinity would break most lightning immunites. But as Infinity does not have the same effect on cold and fire immunites, it would be rather pointless to have it on a meteorb. You would indeed be better off with an Insight on your mercenary, and using the CTA for the bit of extra life.



     
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    Re: What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

    yes agreed. CTA on switch. and insights for merc.
     
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    Re: What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

    You should put a Pride on your mercenary cause then he would do more damage.
     
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    Re: What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

    -100 fire resist and -15 fire resist (from Tal's) makes a lot of difference. It also ensures that Lister and co. has -100 cold resist (they have 50% cold normally, so unless you are sinking a lot into cold mastery, it doesn't lower them all the way without infinity). The point is, you are not using it to break immunes, but to ensure that non immunes will have -100 resist.
    Pride does crap damage since it doesn't have on weapon ED. I say infinity if you are opting for damage.

    PvM chars don't need all that much life anyways, unless the player is bad at playing. For HC or extremely high lvling, I might opt for CtA, otherwise, damage, damage, and more damage.



     
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    Re: What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

    *sigh* ...
    I guess I really should start using sarcasm tags.



     
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    Re: What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

    I have an option to outfit the merc of my Meteorb with an Infinity, but I won't. Why? I need mana from Insight. In fact, I'd not consider using Infinity on any other build than a lightning-based one. Sorcs are way too mana-hungry.



     
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    Re: What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

    It gets even better. I recommend not to use any of the two, at least not for PvM. :azn:

    For example,the merc of my sorc is equipped with MF stuff, like Stealskull, Tomb Reaver and Skullder's while the sorc wears full Tal's, Spirit, WT, Magefists abnd 2 Nagelrings. In the weapon switch she has Ali Baba+Rhyme. I'm doing Meph and Andy (without merc) as well as Tunnels, Eldritch and Pindle with her (with merc). She needs neither Infinity nor CtA for the monsters encountered there.

    BTW, Infinity won't break most of the fire or cold immunes and your sorc already has lots of -res from cold mastery, so what's left is reducing fire res and that's not enough to justify using Infinity IMO.

    If you are going for damage, use Obedience which also has lots of CB. If you want to help your sorc, use Insight.



     
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    Re: What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

    Read these threads:
    http://forums.diabloii.net/showthread.php?t=612366
    http://forums.diabloii.net/showpost.php?p=6081111

    Now make note of the fact that doom knights has 33% cold resist and Lister has 50%. Another fact that most enemies has >= 0 fire resist. Also note that reducing resist by 85% drops enemy fire resist from -15 to -100 (assuming you are using Tal's), and that is a lot of fire damage. There are things I disagree with his setup (I would prefer to get more cold damage for balance), but he sums it up very well. It is more than justified, damage wise.

    Though, for myself I like insight more as I love mana spam, and it IS much cheaper.



     
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    Re: What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

    Make Infy, rebuild to lite Sorc. Done.
     
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    Re: What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

    That's a PvP meteorb build, I cannot really comment on it. Regarding PvM, I agree with you that it would be better to have more cold damage (less firebolt, more CM), apart from changing a bit of the equipment.

    My meteorb sorc has no problems with killing anything she visits, even though she's a PvM build with less killing power than the one from the guide. All regular Tunnel monsters die from either 1-2 fireballs or 2 FOs, Andy needs 8 fireballs, Meph needs 8-9 meteors. I'm not even having my merc alive when doing Meph+Andy, as he stirs up monsters and spoils the moat trick.

    Justifying means weighing the costs and the gain, in comparison to costs and gain for other setups. I'm a bit stingy with gear, so investing into a weapon which might cost 6 Ists in Europe (significantly more earlier in the season - and I was poorer as well at that time :azn:) is too expensive. I have one on my FO/CL sorc, but not on my meteorb.



     
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    Re: What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

    It wasn't a PvP build. I remembered that debate myself, because I also thought that infinity was useless, until he convinced me otherwise.

    And HR's are much cheaper on West and East. But, as you have said it, if you are short on budget, both can wait. Static makes Chaos and WSk runs bareable in terms of speed.

    P.S. For Meph, I simply tank him.

    Anyways, why is this here, and not the sorc forum?
     
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    Re: What should i get first, a 5BO CTA or Eth Infinity for my meteorb

    Make Infinity.
    Last ladder i used a meteorber with really nice gear, and the difference in killing speed is just too huge to be ignored. You dont need that much life anyway... :D Unless HC of course.
     

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