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    T&E's -Dreaming in infinity BearSorc [Final Draft]

    Tallbird's & Epheira's -Dreaming in infinity BearSorc-



    Intro
    This guide is about a really fun build.
    BearSorcs do insane damage, and are funny to look at. Get the items below and just hack and slash away.
    This is a PVM build only.
    It basically is a sorc that uses her lightning mastery and enchant to do insane dmg, whilst in bear form.

    My Bearsorc and Tallbirds AssassinBear
    http://users.skynet.be/fa294520/Screenshot042.jpg
    My Bearsorc who owned Diablo on hell in 4 hits
    http://users.skynet.be/fa294520/Screenshot038.jpg


    Skills:

    Warmth - 20
    Enchant - 20 (2pts prereq)
    Fire Mastery - 20
    Light Mastery - 20
    Teleport - 1 (1pt prereq)
    Shiver armor - 1 (3pts prereq)
    Energy shield optional (It can save you a lot, you have a big mana pool, BUT the pixels of the mana ball mingle with the bears head and looks bad)
    Its your decision, style or more survivability. Rest of pts here.

    Items

    Helm

    Dream Runeword

    3 Socket Helms/Shields Io + Jah + Pul
    10% Chance To Cast Level 15 Confuse When Struck
    Level 15 Holy Shock Aura When Equipped
    +20-30% Faster Hit Recovery (varies)
    +30% Enhanced Defense
    +150-220 Defense (varies)
    +10 To Vitality
    Increase Maximum Life 5% (Helms Only)
    +50 To Life (Shields Only)
    +0.625-61.875 To Mana (Based On Character Level)
    All Resistances +5-20 (varies)
    12-25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (varies)

    Armor

    Chains of Honor

    4 Socket Body Armor Dol + Um + Ber + Ist +2 To All Skills
    +200% Damage To Demons
    +100% Damage To Undead
    8% Life Stolen Per Hit
    +70% Enhanced Defense
    +20 To Strength
    Replenish Life +7
    All Resistances +65
    Damage Reduced By 8%

    25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

    Belt

    Arachnid Mesh

    Defense: 119-138 (varies)(Base Defense: 55-62)
    Required Level: 80
    Required Strength: 50
    Durability: 12
    16 Boxes
    +90-120% Enhanced Defense (varies)
    Slows Target By 10%
    +1 To All Skills
    +20% Faster Cast Rate
    Increases Maximum Mana 5%

    Level 3 Venom (11 Charges)

    Amulet

    Maras Kaleidoscope

    Required Level: 67
    +2 To All Skill Levels
    All Resistances +20-30 (varies)
    +5 To All Attributes


    Rings

    Whisp Projector

    10% Chance To Cast Level 16 Lightning On Striking
    Lightning Absorb 10-20% (varies)
    10-20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (varies)
    Level 7 Spirit of Barbs (11 charges)
    Level 5 Heart of Wolverine (13 charges)
    Level 2 Oak Sage (15 charges)


    Raven Frost

    Required Level: 45
    +150-250 To Attack Rating (varies)
    Adds 15-45 Cold Damage, 4 sec. Duration (Normal)
    Cannot Be Frozen
    +15-20 To Dexterity (varies)
    +40 To Mana
    Cold Absorb 20%


    Boots[/B]

    Sandstorm Treks

    Defense: 158-178 (varies)(Base Defense 56-65)
    Required Level: 64
    Required Strength: 91
    Durability: 14
    Assassin Kick Damage: 60-110
    +140-170% Enhanced Defense (varies)
    +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    +20% Faster Run/Walk

    + (1 Per Character Level) +1-99 Maximum Stamina (Based On Character Level)
    +10-15 To Strength (varies)
    +10-15 To Vitality (varies)

    50% Slower Stamina Drain
    Poison Resist +40-70% (varies)
    Repairs 1 Durability In 20 Seconds

    GET THESE ETHEREAL IF YOU CAN

    Gloves

    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


    Weapon


    White Phaseblade

    with 5shaels and 1allres jewel (100 ias : 5fpa werebear normal attack (95IAS))

    *Beast Zerker on switch

    Beast 5 Socket Axes/Scepters/Hammers Ber + Tir + Um + Mal + Lum Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
    +40% Increased Attack Speed
    +240-270% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    20% Chance of Crushing Blow
    25% Chance of Open Wounds
    +3 To Werebear
    +3 To Lycanthropy

    Prevent Monster Heal
    +25-40 To Strength (varies)
    +10 To Energy
    +2 To Mana After Each Kill
    Level 13 Summon Grizzly (5 Charges)

    Shield

    Dream

    in a trollnest or monarch (monarch = steep str, so i got with troll)
    3 Socket Helms/Shields Io + Jah + Pul 10% Chance To Cast Level 15 Confuse When Struck
    Level 15 Holy Shock Aura When Equipped
    +20-30% Faster Hit Recovery (varies)
    +30% Enhanced Defense
    +150-220 Defense (varies)
    +10 To Vitality
    Increase Maximum Life 5% (Helms Only)
    +50 To Life (Shields Only)
    +0.625-61.875 To Mana (Based On Character Level)
    All Resistances +5-20 (varies)
    12-25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (varies)

    Any spirit fcr on switch

    4 Socket Shields Tal + Thul + Ort + Amn
    +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

    I may get the comment 'Why spirit monarch and no dream monarch ?'
    6shael PB doesnt add the STR that beast does

    *********

    Stats:

    Str:
    Enough for Spirit shield (calculate it with torch, beast and anni +str) u need 156.
    Beast on switch gives a good str boost too, so good calculation is needed.

    Dext:
    Enough for Phase Blade (136 after +stats)
    You can never get good block rate with a sorc so not worth putting more pts in it

    Life:
    Rest

    Energy:
    0


    *********

    Merc:

    Freeze merc (act 2 NM)

    Infinity Runeword in an ethereal Collosus Voulge or Cryptic axe

    50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Chain Lightning When You Kill An Enemy
    Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
    +35% Faster Run/Walk
    +255-325% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    -(45-55)% To Enemy Lightning Resistance (varies)
    40% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Prevent Monster Heal
    0.5-49.5 To Vitality (Based on Character Level)
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30 Charges)

    Tal Rashas mask or eth Vampire Gaze

    Eth stone armor or eth upped Shaft or eth Fortitude if u feel u lack dmg...

    With full warmth you dont need insight, by the way, infinity is key to the build


    *********


    Charms:
    4x Light skillers (Get dext or frw mods)
    Anni
    Torch
    Small charms with = life, frw,...
    Faster run walk is pretty handy because u cannot teleport
    AR charms if u feel u hit too less, but u hit very fast so this shouldnt be a lot of trouble


    With this setup u have reached the bp of 62 FCR (on switch for teleporting) and a pretty good FHR bp, if u feel your fhr is bad, get some fhr charms

    *********


    Gameplay:


    Fairly simple, precast all (Shiver, Enchant, ES) in town(not bear of course) and teleport both with switch for the +skills and fcr from spirit. Bear shift where u need kills, and switch to main weapon. Hack away... Not much time needed to kill enemies anywhere, believe me !!
    ! You can't use any other skills apart from a standard attack while in bear form.
    ! Your infinity merc is vital to this build, if your merc dies on hell you will have trouble. The most difficult area for this sorc is diablo on hell due to the iron maiden killing your merc (as you yourself do so little physical dmg you don't need to worry about it much), on norm and nm your aura will kill things before you get near them so it doesn't pose as much of a problem.
    Travincal on hell multiplayer can also be a problem for the same reason as I find my merc can die quite easily if I don't keep an eye on him. Learn the shortcut to give your merc healing potions! (Shift + 1,2,3,4 or shift + right click potion)

    If u do hell baalruns for lvl boosting, be sure to wear your whisp projector because those gloams HURT!

    The only bad thing about this build is item dependancy (that goes with not being able to make kills untill u are lvl 75 (anni+torch +stats).
    And that your merc dies from Iron Maiden in chaos sanctuary sometimes, you on the other hand dont, because u do only 0.1% melee dmg.
    And that some items are ladder only.

    This is a game... I personnally play for fun and relaxation with my mates online and that's why I made this char, and all my chars, because they are fun to play.

    BEWARE = people in baalgames will say stuff like
    -Why are you grizzly ?
    -Show items after run !
    -Is that hack ?
    -And my personal favorite = oh nice, a bearsorc, you dont see many around

    Post any questions HERE ! Not by pm please

    Thank you goes to Charlie (Tallbird-ew) for giving me this idea.


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    hey sounds like a cool build, can you tell me what a infinity merc is?




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    its a merc that uses infinity runeword in a polearm, it lowers lightning resistance on enemies and breaks some lightning immunities on enemies too.

    Stats are above with merc




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    Shortcut to give mercs healing pots?

    Please tell me there's another way then clicking and dropping in pic




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    Shift + 1,2,3,4 or shift + right click potion




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    Quote Originally Posted by Epheira
    Shift + 1,2,3,4 or shift + right click potion
    Wow... Thanks a ton




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    Stickied, will replace with library version in a few days.




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    Okay, thanks for the vote of confidence.
    I hope many people will enjoy my guide and build the sorc.




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    Interesting guide.

    One problem: since you don't have the strength to equip the spirit monarch on your phase side if you die you will have problems picking up your body.

    Can you post screenshots of the sorc with and without ES?

    Will the ias be somewhat decent if you attack beast side (with fanatism)? You could use a axe faster/with lower requirements than the commonly used zerker.

    Maybe it could be viable to go full ES and have memory on switch, you could use damage reduction stuff like glad's bane and make your sorc a great tank. I will check this out.




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    How do you do life leech???

    I built a bear sorc b4 and i did like 41k damage it was insane and i had 4k but i could not leech. I would just get pumled to the ground b/ of that reason. Is there a way i could leech or how does that work?




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