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Very best MF sorc gear...

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  1. Robes

    Robes IncGamers Member

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    Very best MF sorc gear...

    Howdy all,

    I just started playing on ladder for the first time about a week ago, made myself a quick meteorb mf sorc and right now she's wearing full tal's and can solo the majority of hell with no problems. Now that I've found some decent items and have some trading potential I was wondering what you guys think the best mf gear for a cold/fire mf sorc would be. From the top down:

    helm
    ammy
    armor
    weapon
    shield
    gloves
    ring 1
    belt
    ring 2
    boots
    anything else (charms, etc)

    Thanks for any help,
    -Robes

    P.S. I wasn't entirely sure where to post this thread, initially I was going to post it in sorc forum but it seems to be more geared towards skills and build strategies than items. Hopefully I don't upset too many people by posting in community, apologies in advance.
  2. VisMaior

    VisMaior IncGamers Member

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    shako for helm, tals ammy belt and armor , gull/alibaba or oculus or spirit for weapon. soj and nagel or rare resistring for rings. go for resists on rare boots/gloves with mf. Rhyme shield. Gheeds gc. You can socket the armor and shako with Ptopazes if you want more mf, or ums to help your resists.
    Dont bother going over 300% MF, its usually not worth it (exceptions exist)
  3. kingdryland

    kingdryland IncGamers Member

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    300% mf is a very nice number, above 400% is usually an overkill,because you start to sacrifice survavability/killing speed without getting significantly better odds for drops.
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    helm :110% Artisan's Tiara of Luck (35%) Socketed with three Ist Runes (75%)
    ammy: Fortuitous Amulet of Luck (50%)
    armor: 148% Skullder's Ire (1.25-123% + 25% Ist Runes)
    weapon: 180% 6 Socketed Weapon with 6 Ist Runes
    shield: 4 Socket Shield with 4 Ist Runes
    gloves: 40% Chance Guards
    ring 1: 40% Magic Fortuitous Rings of Fortune
    belt: 30% Goldwrap
    ring 2: 40% Magic Fortuitous Rings of Fortune
    boots: 50% War Traveler

    anything else (charms, etc)
    1x 40%mf gheeds
    37x 7mf sc


    the more mf the better :p
  5. kingdryland

    kingdryland IncGamers Member

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    Make the char a barb,drop the shield and add a second 6xist sword...Class of sword is irrelevant since you won't be killing anything anyway haha. A sorc can probably kill with this setup, but it seems to me that if she completes all three anya quests she'll be having a wooping -70 to all resists in hell and zero fcr...:tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
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    Tripredacus IncGamers Member

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    Here is the MF gear I use. Note that it does not reduce my killing speed since my MF weap/shield is on switch. My combat weapons are Death's Fathom + Spirit Monarch.

    helm = Harlequin Crest + PTopaz = 74%
    ammy = +3 Cold skills
    armor = Enigma Archon Plate = 84% (I am level 84)
    weapon = 2x Ist Ali Baba = 144%
    shield = Rhyme Troll Nest = 20%
    gloves = Frostburn
    ring 1 = Nagel 28%
    belt = Upped Goldwrap 30%
    ring 2 = Magic ring 25%
    boots = Silkweave
    anything else = 1 5% and 2 6% MF Small Charms, Gheed's 37%

    Althought, my MF is pretty decent when using my combat gear. I do not keep extra items for MF in my stash, like an amulet or Chancies, since I keep that space open for stuff I end up finding.
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    Heres me (lvl91 meteorber):
    tal helm ptopazed 24%
    tal amu
    tal armor ptopaz 112%
    Tal belt 15%
    2x 30% nagels
    WT's 47%
    up-ed chancies 40%
    Gheeds 40%
    5x 7% sc's
    gc 10%

    Jewel'd baba on switch 101%
    50% on my merc

    If I switch & let my merc get the kill thats ~600% (with 65% partial set bonus), & with the full tals I have no problem killing up to act3 hell, & can do baal in a private game (if Im carefull!)
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    tal armor
    tal ammy
    tal belt
    6 ist sword
    4 ist monarch
    perf chancies
    50% travs
    2x 30nagels
    40% gheeds
    ptopaz shako
    eth tomb reaver on merc
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    One thing I don't like about Tal's set is that you only get 50% FCR, unless you use Spirit or Magefists. Dedicating both rings to FCR will allow you to reach the 63% breakpoint.

    Harlequin with PTopaz, Tal's armor with PTopaz, Tal's ammy, 15% Tal's belt, 40% War Traveler and 30% Chance Guards will get you to 336% or so MF. Add a 30% Gheed's and you're at 366%. Oculus? 416%. I think that's enough. FCR rings with resists will help more than those stupid Nagelrings everyone seems to love so much.

    Put Gull and Rhyme on switch and you're done.

    My NL MF sorc uses Harlequin with Topaz, Skullder's with Topaz, Wizardspike, Moser's with 2 Diamonds, SOJ, 39% MF ring, Tal's ammy and belt, Chance Guards and War Traveler. She has 75% resists in Hell and max block. I was contemplating remaking her when Ladder ends, adding a Torch and an Anni, and using Stormshield instead of Moser's. Now I'm wondering about using the set-up I recommended above, but the resists might be low. Of course, I'll have to find another Tal's armor first, since mine expired.
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    ive hit the 63% FCR barrier - and i have around 350% MF, but havent found anything any good tonight, or this week

    is this enough MF?

    and, what is Rhyme? what you need and what runes, os it a shield?

    thanks
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    Rhyme 2 Socket Shields Shael + Eth
    20% Increased Chance of Blocking
    40% Faster Block Rate
    All Resistances +25
    Regenerate Mana 15%
    Cannot Be Frozen
    50% Extra Gold From Monsters
    25% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items
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    My wife has a sorc with 820ish mf. It is a pure orb sorc, with es and synergy to survive. she can take out meph in hell and andy and that is about it. But we do get a ton of good stuff.

    Basically she wears

    shako(ptopaz), tal ammy,tal armor(ptopaz), perf belt, 2 isted ali baba and 4isted monarch on switch(occy and spirit on main), perf war travs, 2 perf nagels, and perf gheeds, anni, torch, and 7 mf sc to fill up all slots exept cube and 2 rows of 4.

    I plan on getting more ists to make 6ist weapon for her, and maybe one day getting 2 more ists to put in helm and armor, but not sure about the last part.
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    6 ists seems kinda expensive for a mf barb. :tongue: And anyway, barbs dont have massive area-of-effect damage, maybe some ww barbs. Still, using 6ists on a mf crap sword.. I don`t think you will find items soon with this build that would make up 6 ists.
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    That's the best possible use for Ists.
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    and all you could kill is a quill rat...
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    back in 1.09 my level 99 HC sorc owned

    ist shako
    ist tals armor
    perfect maras
    x2 soj
    umed storm shield
    t-gods belt
    perfect wartravs
    ist occy
    frost burns

    not the best mf but meph's lightning stuff actually gave me hp most of the time and i had max block so i could block his ball of death. i sacraficed mf for survivablilty (obviously...HC)
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    Re: Very best MF sorc gear...

    h: tal rasha helm with ptopaz
    a: tal rasha armor with ptopaz
    w1: tal rasha occy with IST (if you can afford IST, if not just use any jewel with MF)
    w1(2): perfect spirit on monarch (35 FCR)
    s: tal rasha sash
    g: magefist
    b: war travelers
    a: tal rasha ammy
    rings: 2x Naguel
    w2: ali baba with 2 IST or MF Jewels
    w2(2): Rhyme runeword

    that set reach the 105 FCR break, you will teleport like a crazy, is very fast and nice for me.
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    Re: Very best MF sorc gear...

    @mila - You just resurrected 3 years old thread ;)
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    Re: Very best MF sorc gear...

    2 x nagel - 60%, shako - 75%, enigma - approx 90%, war travs - 50%. There's 275% right there. Add in some mf charms to get around 300-350, and outfit the rest with good gear. Best balance of mf and kill speed. No reason to gimp yourself and kill less for .000011 drop rate compared to .0000011 drop rate. Kill more, you'll find more. e.g. tal rasha's is junk. :p

    If you really want to, add 4-ist shield and 6-ist axe (or ali babas) in secondary weapon slot to get you above 5-600% for the kill.



    dang, did I just respond to a massively old thread?
  20. AnimeCraze

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    Re: Very best MF sorc gear...

    Yes you did.

    However, with the drop rates you have listed, I will gladly kill 5x less fast for that kind of higher drop rate. Check your probability theory if you don't understand why.

    Actually, Tal's not junk, as you need 2 elements to do Diablo or Baal, unless you have infinity. And in that case, there is no better balance than Tal's.



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