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Matriarch Nadine - Hydra sorc (untwinked, 1.13d)

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  1. felixbavaria

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    My 2nd untwinked Sorceress Matriarch. I had wanted to make a Hydra Sorc for a long time. I first thought of a Hydra/Lightning/FOrb tri-elementalist, but that turned out to be too weak for untwinked play. I respeced to Hydra/Lightning, but was unable to beat Act V NM at /p8 with this combo (Shamen were resurrecting minions faster than I could kill them, and I had no source of cold damage). So I burned another respec to Hydra/FOrb, unfortunately without points in Static Field, Teleport, and Telekinesis. Frustration kicked in and I parked her in Act V NM for a few months. In the end, I just finished NM at /p1 and did a few baal runs so I had enough skill points to invest in SF/TP/TK before starting Hell.

    Hydra/FOrb is a reasonably powerful combination, though combined CI/FI monster spawns are a real pain due to the casting delay bug / design failure. Obviously, Hydra excels in situations like this and this, but the Sorceress simply lacks the crowd control to cope with Hydra's long warm-up time and relatively slow killing speed (compared to her usual powerhouse skills) in situations like this. (The bat boss was ES / cursed, so it was just GTFO).

    All in all, Hydra is definitely viable untwinked but it requires some dedication to get the build to work smoothly in the later parts of Hell, even with fairly good gear and at /p1.

    MVP goes to Treachery. It's nothing short of a full titanium plate mail armour. Also, Telekinesis is awesome, particularly against CI/FI bosses (it appears that this is by far the most common double immunity for Unique monsters). Take this! And this! And this!

    Notable Finds: Aldur's Deception (grailer), Burning Grand Charm, perfect resist The Ward, and a 4os Cryptic Axe turned into Insight.

    Total S/Us found: 160+

    Highest rune found: Lem (in one of the Act V pits in Hell).

    Hellforge: Io and Hel. The first 1.13 character of mine that was not able to make Smoke before Act V Hell (and that would have required cubing the three Io runes that she found, including the NM Hellforge one).

    Skills:

    1(8) Warmth
    14(23) Fire Ball
    20(29) Hydra
    20(29) Fire Mastery
    1(3) Glacial Spike
    20(22) Frozen Orb
    10(12) Cold Mastery
    1(3) Static Field
    1(3) Telekinesis
    1(3) Teleport
    Prereqs

    LCS
    Hydra dmg: 1191-1349
    Resists: 75/46/75/19

    Gear:

    Volcanic Circlet socketed with 13@ jewel and Ral rune
    Blazing Amulet
    'Spirit' Dimensional Blade
    Full Plate Mail socketed with 4x PTopaz
    The Ward socketed with PDiamond (69@)
    Magefist
    Rare LR (23)/CR (26) ring
    Coral (29) Heavy Belt of the Mammoth (34)
    Felicitous Ring of Fortune (28)
    Garnet (27) Greaves of Luck (34)

    Honorable mentions:
    'Nadir' Basinet
    Nokozan Relic
    Fortuitous Amulet of Luck (43)

    Merc:

    Holy Freeze
    Tal Rasha's Ugly Face
    'Insight' Cryptic Axe
    'Treachery' Dusk Shroud


    Code:
    Name:       Nadine
    Class:      Sorceress
    Experience: 1003192111
    Level:      84
    
                Naked/Gear
    Strength:   80/93
    Dexterity:  60/63
    Vitality:   335/357
    Energy:     35/35
    HP:         833/972
    Mana:       201/294
    Stamina:    482/482
    Defense:    15/634
    AR:         250/371
    
    Fire:       176/136/76
    Cold:       146/106/46
    Lightning:  182/142/82
    Poison:     119/79/19
    
    MF:         163       Block:      13
    GF:         0
    FR/W:       0
    FHR:        55
    IAS:        0
    FCR:        51
    
    Fire Bolt: 1/10
    Warmth: 1/10
    Inferno: 0/0
    Blaze: 0/0
    Fire Ball: 14/23
    Fire Wall: 0/0
    Enchant: 1/10
    Meteor: 0/0
    Fire Mastery: 20/29
    Hydra: 20/29
    
    Charged Bolt: 0/0
    Static Field: 1/3
    Telekinesis: 1/3
    Nova: 0/0
    Lightning: 0/0
    Chain Lightning: 0/0
    Teleport: 1/3
    Thunder Storm: 0/0
    Energy Shield: 0/0
    Lightning Mastery: 0/0
    
    Ice Bolt: 1/3
    Frozen Armor: 0/0
    Frost Nova: 1/3
    Ice Blast: 1/3
    Shiver Armor: 0/0
    Glacial Spike: 1/3
    Blizzard: 1/3
    Chilling Armor: 0/0
    Frozen Orb: 20/22
    Cold Mastery: 10/12
    
    Volcanic Circlet
    Circlet
    Defense: 26
    Durability: 35 of 35
    Required Level: 45
    Fingerprint: 0xc36802e1
    Item Level: 65
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Fire Skills (Sorceress Only)
    All Resistances +13
    Fire Resist +30%
    Requirements -15%
    2 Sockets (2 used)
    Socketed: Scintillating Jewel of Freedom
    Socketed: Ral Rune
    
    Blazing Amulet
    Amulet
    Required Level: 30
    Fingerprint: 0x1e7c19ee
    Item Level: 50
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Fire Skills (Sorceress Only)
    
    Spirit
    Dimensional Blade
    TalThulOrtAmn
    One Hand Damage: 13 - 35
    Durability: 20 of 20
    Required Level: 25
    Required Strength: 85
    Required Dexterity: 60
    Fingerprint: 0x6e5b22e9
    Item Level: 38
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +31% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
    Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
    7% Life stolen per hit
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +93 to Mana
    +7 Magic Absorb
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    Socketed: Amn Rune
    
    Gemmed Full Plate Mail
    Full Plate Mail
    Defense: 158
    Durability: 69 of 70
    Required Level: 18
    Required Strength: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x8b35357f
    Item Level: 46
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    96% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Perfect Topaz
    Socketed: Perfect Topaz
    Socketed: Perfect Topaz
    Socketed: Perfect Topaz
    
    The Ward
    Gothic Shield
    Defense: 112
    Chance to Block: 26
    Durability: 40 of 40
    Required Level: 26
    Required Strength: 60
    Fingerprint: 0x1549d0ae
    Item Level: 37
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    10% Increased Chance of Blocking
    +100% Enhanced Defense
    +40 Defense
    +10 to Strength
    All Resistances +69
    Magic Damage Reduced by 2
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Perfect Diamond
    
    Magefist
    Light Gauntlets
    Defense: 25
    Durability: 18 of 18
    Required Level: 23
    Required Strength: 45
    Fingerprint: 0x53a0f2fd
    Item Level: 42
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Fire Skills
    +20% Faster Cast Rate
    Adds 1 - 6 Fire Damage
    +27% Enhanced Defense
    +10 Defense
    Regenerate Mana 25%
    
    Eagle Finger
    Ring
    Required Level: 24
    Fingerprint: 0x27da5130
    Item Level: 35
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +106 to Attack Rating
    +3 to Strength
    Cold Resist +26%
    Lightning Resist +23%
    Level 1 Telekinesis (22/22 Charges)
    
    Coral Heavy Belt of the Mammoth
    Heavy Belt
    Defense: 6
    Durability: 17 of 18
    Required Level: 18
    Required Strength: 45
    Fingerprint: 0x12c79dd8
    Item Level: 36
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +34 to Life
    Lightning Resist +29%
    
    Felicitous Ring of Fortune
    Ring
    Required Level: 31
    Fingerprint: 0x7e9e80d5
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    28% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Garnet Greaves of Luck
    Greaves
    Defense: 13
    Durability: 24 of 24
    Required Level: 19
    Required Strength: 70
    Fingerprint: 0x31659cd2
    Item Level: 45
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Fire Resist +27%
    33% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    
    Burning Grand Charm
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 42
    Fingerprint: 0xcdb34dd4
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Fire Skills (Sorceress Only)
    
    Large Charm of Vita
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x9681198b
    Item Level: 82
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +27 to Life
    
    Large Charm of Vita
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x865a76ff
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +26 to Life
    
    Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0xc1bdb4f6
    Item Level: 74
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +20 to Life
    
    Small Charm of Good Luck
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 33
    Fingerprint: 0x16119151
    Item Level: 73
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Amber Small Charm of Lightning
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0xbb247f69
    Item Level: 55
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 1 - 9 Lightning Damage
    Lightning Resist +10%
    
    Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 17
    Fingerprint: 0x7d8dc6e1
    Item Level: 40
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +12 to Life
    
    Small Charm of Life
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 14
    Fingerprint: 0xa7bedcb9
    Item Level: 38
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10 to Life
    
    Coral Small Charm of Dexterity
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 20
    Fingerprint: 0x95fd5006
    Item Level: 41
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Dexterity
    Lightning Resist +8%
    
    Cobalt Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 20
    Fingerprint: 0x65a40fe8
    Item Level: 43
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Cold Resist +8%
    
    Small Charm of Life
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 14
    Fingerprint: 0x44d18fd
    Item Level: 17
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10 to Life
    
    Viridian Small Charm of Dexterity
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 10
    Fingerprint: 0x39e98860
    Item Level: 38
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Dexterity
    Poison Resist +7%
    
    Russet Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 10
    Fingerprint: 0xba8ed62a
    Item Level: 61
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Fire Resist +7%
    
    Tome of Town Portal
    Fingerprint: 0x5329d92d
    Item Level: 11
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Tome of Identify
    Fingerprint: 0x87394757
    Item Level: 11
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Horadric Cube
    Fingerprint: 0xb63081b0
    Item Level: 13
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Key
    Fingerprint: 0x5ff8d16
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    
    
    Fortuitous Amulet of Luck
    Amulet
    Required Level: 19
    Fingerprint: 0x5954e2e0
    Item Level: 49
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    43% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Nokozan Relic
    Amulet
    Required Level: 10
    Fingerprint: 0xcac2e7dd
    Item Level: 83
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    Adds 3 - 6 Fire Damage
    +10% to Maximum Fire Resist
    Fire Resist +50%
    +3 to Light Radius
    
    Nadir
    Basinet
    NefTir
    Defense: 124
    Durability: 30 of 30
    Required Level: 25
    Required Strength: 82
    Fingerprint: 0x754e49de
    Item Level: 60
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +50% Enhanced Defense
    +10 Defense
    +30 Defense vs. Missile
    +5 to Strength
    +2 to Mana after each Kill
    -33% Extra Gold from Monsters
    -3 to Light Radius
    Level 13 Cloak of Shadows (3/9 Charges)
    2 Sockets (2 used)
    Socketed: Nef Rune
    Socketed: Tir Rune
    
    
    Mercenary:
    
    Name:       Gulzar
    Race:       Desert Mercenary
    Type:       Def-Nightmare
    Experience: 71984180
    Level:      84
    Dead?:      false
    
                Naked/Gear
    Strength:   184/189
    Dexterity:  148/153
    HP:         1727/1787
    Defense:    1274/1848
    AR:         1898/353028
    
    Fire:       163/123/63
    Cold:       193/153/93
    Lightning:  163/123/63
    Poison:    163/123/63
    
    Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
    Death Mask
    Defense: 121
    Durability: 12 of 20
    Required Level: 66
    Required Strength: 55
    Fingerprint: 0xf34155ce
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    10% Mana stolen per hit
    10% Life stolen per hit
    +45 Defense
    +60 to Life
    +30 to Mana
    All Resistances +15
    
    Treachery
    Dusk Shroud
    ShaelThulLem
    Defense: 453
    Durability: 13 of 20
    Required Level: 49
    Required Strength: 77
    Fingerprint: 0xfe6a58e5
    Item Level: 88
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    5% Chance to cast level 15 Fade when struck
    25% Chance to cast level 15 Venom on striking
    +2 to Assassin Skill Levels
    +45% Increased Attack Speed
    +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    Cold Resist +30%
    50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Shael Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Lem Rune
    
    Insight
    Cryptic Axe
    RalTirTalSol
    Two Hand Damage: 111 - 466
    Durability: 55 of 65
    Required Level: 59
    Required Strength: 165
    Required Dexterity: 103
    Fingerprint: 0xaf0d5319
    Item Level: 83
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Level 17 Meditation Aura When Equipped
    +35% Faster Cast Rate
    211% Enhanced Damage
    +9 to Minimum Damage
    185% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
    Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
    +1 to Critical Strike
    All Stats +5
    +2 to Mana after each Kill
    23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Ral Rune
    Socketed: Tir Rune
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Sol Rune
    
  2. SunsetVista

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    Grats on the Mat! I haven't tried Hydra yet, but I will. That tri-elementalist idea sounds neat, too.

    Nice mf amulet there!
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    Thanks!

    Do it! It's fun ;-)

    Thanks. This is why I keep on cubing those junk rings all the way through Hell.
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    Nice character, love the idea of hydra, wish it was just slightly more viable, but either way. Congrats :)
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    Did you name her Nadine in reference to the show Twin Peaks? Because you might be my best friend if you did.
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    felixbavaria IncGamers Site Pal

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    @Twibz: Thanks! It's definitely viable if you have enough +skills to have a spammable skill as backup ...

    @jocular: Sorry, no, just random name taking ...

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