Nice work there max I like this sort of thing, makes me want to do the same! Just out of interest, what was the endgame equipment for these sorks?
Oh, and you can't place blizard on left click... Only Ice blast/bolt and glacial.
Tal's set (helm with Ral, armor with Thul), Silkweave, 2 SoJs, Rhyme Grim Shield and Magefist.
3x Lightning skillers and some Serpent's GC of Vita/Sustenance.
I think she can do without the +mana&life GC, just didn't feel comfortable removing them.
Though I can outfit her (them) for massive damage, low resist if I will do extensive Countess runs.
Originally Posted by San
Meh, you beat me to this multiple matriarch/patriarch -thread.
When I get my Avenger patted, I'll post a triple mat/pat -thread
You can try a pure orber (maxed orb, ice bolt, cold mastery), left click skill and you can literally blitz through nightmare, since the cold immunes come only in act 5, and anything not cold immune will end up with -100% cold resistance thanks to CM.
And they own Mephy more than any other character.
Too slow for comfort, don't you think?
CLightning is actually quite fast in NM, even at /p8.
But I think all (usual) builds breeze through NM all the same.
And FOrb can't really handle Hell as fast as Fire or Lightning, iirc.
I ended up using Fire Ball for my MeteOrb in Hell.
Hum... maybe I can try a pure Fire... a fully synegized Fire Ball can pwn, me thinks... But I don't know about act bosses like Big D or Baal...
EDIT: I almost forgot...
Add to the nice finds by Mandy: my 2nd (or 3rd) self-found Executioner's Justice, during XP runs with Pindle before facing the Ancients. :teeth:
Well, I don't remember p8 nm being any problem even for an orber without any extra points in ice bolt, but it's been pretty long since I used the skill (a few months).
Fire skills do very nice damage, even with my weakly twinked level 67 sorceress, she's dishing out 9k fire balls and over 15k meteors, both are around level 30, and fire mastery/bolt haven't been maxed yet. The only downside is that you're going to be facing a lot more fire immunes than lightning immunes.
And I remember the squirrel saying something like 20000 fire ball damage.
Wow Maxergin! Congrats on your accomplishment! How did you do it because I know you're busy on the SPTF as well?
Usually I check the forums when I wake up (~9am local)...eat...then sometimes check the forum again. I usually start playing around 12nn. Usually no lunch (unless I get hungry), just some snacks around the laptop cause my breakfast serves as brunch. Then stop for dinner, resume afterwards. Then check the forums again around 12am.
So, there... you have my D2 regimen. I'm a sloth, save for D2. :lol:
That's if I don't go out (yes, I do go out, once or twice a week to watch the latest movie and meet with friends). If I do, I still squeeze in some forum time before leaving.