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What type of PvM sorc to make?

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  1. CubsAce38

    CubsAce38 IncGamers Member

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    What type of PvM sorc to make?

    Alright, so I have been messing with different sorceress builds for awhile and now I want to make one that I can say is the best one. I have done my fair share of mfing and I can comfortably say that I can afford to put whatever uber gear on this sorc. I just dont know what I want to make. It will be a PvM sorc that I will use to do the pits, andy, meph, pindle, shenk, baal, etc. I preferably would want a sorc who is capable of doing this in an 8 player game. I can't wait to hear your suggestions. :D

    P.S. - Also kinda tell me what gear I should pick up for the sorc that I am going to build (if you don't mind) :D Also this sorc doesn't need to really be a mf-er. Picking up charms and socketed items trade for just as much to me as most uniques (exept things like fathom and griffons but I can get those anyway).
     
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    LiquidIce IncGamers Member

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    orb/meteor as for gear ill leave that up to your imagination :rolleyes:
     
  3. CubsAce38

    CubsAce38 IncGamers Member

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    That's what I'm working on right now. She is currently wearing (lvl 84):

    Tals Mask (Ptopaz)
    Tal Armor (Ptopaz)
    Tal Orb (Not socketed yet)
    Tal Ammy
    Tal Belt
    Spirit Monarch (35% fcr)
    2 Nagelring (30% and 26%)
    Travs (47% mf)
    Chancies (40% mf)

    My merc (lvl 84 act 2 defiance)

    Infinity CA
    Upped Shaft (+15 resist jewel)
    Gaze (15 ias jewel)

    With my charms I have 400mf. I have gheeds and anni but no skillers. I also have more +resistance charms. I do fine in 1 or 2 player games, but I do not stand a chance when there's about 4+ people. Keep the suggestions coming on either how to improve my meteorber or a whole 'nother build that I can make :D
     
  4. FrozenSolid

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    I think it would be hard to solo hell baal in 8 player games, especially without any skillers. Since you want her to be able to take down pits and the whole shebang I believe the easiest way is to make a dual tree sorc. But she wont stand a chance against baals servants in a 8 player game.
    Anyway, another choice would be an orb/lightning sorc.
     
  5. xeyloderixed

    xeyloderixed IncGamers Member

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    light sork, since infinity removes most of the light immunes that you really care about (especially a4-a5)

    shako (facet)
    hoto
    coh
    ss
    maras
    treks
    arach
    magefist
    2 soj

    cta/spirit n switch

    lotsa of light skillers

    infinity merc
     
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    Meteor/orb
     
  7. CubsAce38

    CubsAce38 IncGamers Member

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    FrozenSolid: I currently don't have any skillers, but I can easily trade for some. I have the stuff to trade.

    xeyloderixed: I was thinking lite sorc... but why shako with a facet? Wouldn't griffon with a facet work out better? And if i can put resists somewhere else I could wear escutas instead of hoto.

    Endorser: You say meteorb... but does mine look ok? Does it need more work in certain areas?

    I have been leveling my lite sorc as we speak (she's on nm baal runs lvl 65). My meteorber is still lvl 84 and I'm using her when im bored of the lite sorc.
    Keep the suggestions coming :D
     
  8. Dennis_KoreanGuy

    Dennis_KoreanGuy IncGamers Member

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    Get your merc a Delirium if you can.

    A Delirium w/o any good base mods such as +%FHR or +3 to Battle Orders is relatively cheap, and VERY effective on a merc. Not to mention HILARIOUS when he turns into a little doll every once in a while.

    Delirium
    1% Chance To Cast Level 50 Delirium When Struck
    10% Chance To Cast Level 14 Mind Blast When Struck
    20% Chance To Cast Level 13 Terror When Struck
    33% Chance To Cast Level 18 Confuse On Striking

    +2 To All Skills
    +261 Defense
    +10 To Vitality
    50% Extra Gold From Monsters
    25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Level 17 Attract (60 Charges)

    http://www.diabloii.net//items/runes/runewords/delirium2.php - a pic of the cute little doll (it does a nasty damage though) :thumbsup:
    - Dennis
     
  9. CubsAce38

    CubsAce38 IncGamers Member

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    Delirium sounds good, BUT i need the life leech of the gaze. Without that theres no life leech and you mine as well just kill my merc right there lol. But i am continuing to experiment with my meteorber and almost have my lite sorc in hell too.
     
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    Meteor/orb definitely.
     
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    I suggest FB / Orb since lots of Meteorb sorcs use FB instead of Meteor for Cold Immunes...

    - Dennis
     
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    Whats the difference? You still need to max meteor for synergy. Or am I missing something here?

    Also is my gear good enough? I'm wearing tal's set, travs, chancies, nagels, 35 spirit. Or should I be wearing different gear?
     
  13. Shaven Monkee

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    Nah, you shud trade up your gear for the following:

    Cracked cap
    Cracked sash
    Cracked quilted amor
    Cracked gloves
    Cracked boots

    Cracked orb
    Cracked buckler

    x2 +1 light radius rings
    +1 light radius ammy

    NOW YOU ARE GODLY!!!!
     
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    All 1/2 decent sorcs can kill minions easily. Just tele up the stairs, you're merc will take them on 1 at a time while you blast them. The rest will all cram round stupidly, completely helpless. If you or your merc have a reduce speed ( a mere -30 from the razor bow is sufficient), he shouldn't get killed. In nm and normal it works even better, as u can freeze using glacial spike.
     
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    I wanted to try something alittle different, so I went Hydra/Blizzard.......and I am still undecided as to whether I will use meteor or FB as my spammer spell........


    Casting hydras & watching them tear into monsters is so much fun, I just love those little guys!


    I am only lvl 36 currently, but I am having the time of my life with this sor. Yes, it may NOT be the most elite killing machine, but she does alright...........so far....we will see.......anyways, is not this game all about fun?

    I really detest cookie cutter builds...... excpet the LF zon, I use that for my cowing MF runs & eth socket items!
     
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    Hydra builds tend to have it tight with the skill points, so I'd go with FBall and leave Meteor alone.
     
  17. Jek

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    Make a Blizzard/Charged Boltress. They are simply the coolest/most fun sorc build right now. :)
     

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