Hey all. I was thinking about my complete lack of luck in getting the WF from 1.09 Pindeh, and I noted that my 1.09 Vex dropped from Countess only after I made a dedicated character "GIEB_VEX" for that item. Sooo, I started thinking about a good character to devote to getting that WF to drop, "GiebTehWindeh", and my experience with Sorcs so far in 1.09.
Thing is, they make good runners, but neither of my Sorcs ever rivaled my Barb or Zon in MF because so much of their gear was for FCR, skills, mana, etc. So I started thinking about a build that I can load up on MF gear, and 2 builds came to mind - Blizzard and Chain Lighting.
My rule of thumb on checking how good a skill is in 1.09 is to see how heavily it got synergies in 1.10. Blizz gets 5% per synergy point (3 synergies) and Chain Lighting gets 4% per synergy point (3 synergies). Those are pretty equivalent to Meteor, and I know Meteor is plenty effective in 1.09, so I think either one would be effective.
Now, the point of this would be a dedicated Pindle runner for the WF, and Pindle is never LI in 1.09 - he is sometimes (not often) PI. Plus I've never played with Chain Lighting, so I think CL gets the nod. Now, in order to get appreciably over 200% MF, I'm thinking this kind of setup:
Shako (pTopaz) - 74%
Tal's Armor (pTopaz) - 112%, Belt - 15%, Ammy (65% set)
Occy (Ist) - 80%
Rhyme Hyperion - 25%
This rare ring:
and these boots:Code:Grim Band Ring Required Level: 23 Item Version: Expansion Item Level: 75 Fingerprint: 0xca92d9e7 +13 to Energy Fire Resist +10% Lightning Resist +17% Cold Resist +19% 15% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 10% Faster Cast Rate
That gets me to over 400%MF with fairly decent resists - but 60%FCR, which means CL at 14 frames, but other skills (FO/FW) at 10 frames.Code:Shadow Brogues Heavy Boots Defense: 5 Durability: 7 of 14 Required Strength: 18 Required Level: 38 Item Version: Expansion Item Level: 93 Fingerprint: 0xc382accc +7 to Dexterity Fire Resist +36% Cold Resist +39% Poison Resist +6% 21% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 20% Faster Run/Walk
So, what do you think - would this be the fastest Pindle runner in 1.09? Or is there a more effective Pindle running w/hi MF build out there?
10+ FM (all last points)
4x Sparking GCs, 2x Chilling (of Str), 1 Serpent's GC of Sust - rest Res/Good Luck/Inertia for charms
Any ideas to optimize? 60 FCR a good number for a CL/FO/FW sorc?