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cookie cutter sorc?

Discussion in 'MSC Clan' started by Jakeman, Aug 26, 2001.

  1. Wulf

    Wulf MSC Knight and Donator

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    oops... but when I do get better speeds, I am looking to make a Silence bow, and am looking for ingredients... plz plz plz help out... or a memory staff... Charles took over the account with all my stuff on it, and gave me 2 sojs, and a hel rune for my 2 sojs magefists, Silks (with a p-skull in it), and some other stuff... grrrrrrrr.... what is the fair market value on Silks and magefists>?
     
  2. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh MSC Footman

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    Well...I finally broke down and started a Sorceress last night. Got her to lvl 10, and placed the following points:

    Warmth: lvl 8 (+2 from an Orb)
    Charged Bolt: lvl 3 (+2 from an orb)
    Ice Bolt: lvl 1
    Ice Blast (the 2nd Ice attack): lvl 1
    Frozen Armor ??: lvl 2 (+1 from Orb)

    I plan on making this a Charged Bolt / Frozen Orb Sorc... After maxing them, get things like a nice Fire skill, energy shield,etc...

    I have about 140 mana now, but it seems to regenerate very slowly... is this normal with a lvl 8 warmth?
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Peasant

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    The mana regen rate always seemed slow to me till I hit around lvl 15. I also felt that lenymo and garb slowed the rate down, kind of like an over-riding effect. Keep in mind that I said i felt this way, not necessarly the truth.

    My warmth is a lvl 27 now and it regens like lightning. It will get faster with the additional points. A leaf staff is cheap to make and is a good investment (IMHO), plus it juices up the fire tree if you use any of those skills. If you use a staff with good stats, mine had +3 to frozen orb, and +2 to firewall, it can be really good.
     
  4. Onisama

    Onisama Peasant

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    sigh. We should just stop arguing with Chuck. and then agree that no matter what he says he is right and only play what and the way he wants us to. :rolleyes:


    Chuck, the fashion in which you deliver your advice is wearing thin. If you tailored your comments so they sounded more like suggestions rather than commandments . . .
     
  5. Lurk

    Lurk Peasant and Donator

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    Cool! A man after my own heart. My CB/Orb sorc pwns joo. (Gawd I have been hanging around here too long, next I'll be calling things l33t.:D)

    Here are some of my experiences with the CB/Orb build:

    I only recently started pumping Warmth, I had one base point in there early on, but left it alone until I was in the 70's. I maxed CB, LM, and Orb with only one point in everything else, and Warmth is still the only thing in the fire tree I have any points in at all. I tried to compensate for my lack of warmth with Lenymo, Garb with a P-skull, and Civerb's Icon. Even then I was having mana problems against tough bosses, so in retrospect I might have kicked Warmth up a notch or two earlier.

    I am having mixed feelings about E.Shield. I still only have one point plus bonuses in it, and I am having "purpose tremor" about pumping it. On the one hand, you will notice that to be effective with CB, you will want to get right up next to the baddies so the Bolts are tightly packed, and you'd think you'd want ES as protection. On the other hand, if you get smacked a few times, you suddenly find yourself surrounded with an empty mana ball. Bad news, although the alternative, an empty life ball, is probably worse.

    CB is all about quantity. Think of yourself as a LE-MS boss: the more bolts you get out there at once, the more damage you will do. Get as many plus skills items as you can without sacrificing protection, and try to get faster cast items. I have been using a 1.08 Suicide Branch, with 50% faster cast. (The 1.09 version may be the same, I haven't checked.) A constant stream of Charged Bolts is a beauty to behold!

    Anyway good luck! I have had more fun with this character than I've ever had with any other, and she is easily the farthest I've ever taken a character without getting bored or frustrated. It's all about having fun anyway, not about having the most efficient build.
     
  6. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    put a -15% req jewel in it
     
  7. Lurk

    Lurk Peasant and Donator

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    Already thought of that, and I in fact have one to use.

    Speaking of jewels, I also found a 40% ED, 29% extra gold jewel that I'm thinking may be somewhat valuable.
     
  8. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    I think 40% ED is the max for a jewel, that's one of those thing's I'd keep around and not trade. Wait until you can find the best possible unique or rare item (already insane damage and good mods), and plunk it in. It'd probably work best in any melee weapon.

    --Haite
     
  9. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    well, my sorc is level 32 now. :D
     
  10. Spike

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    Cool, Mine is 35. Ready to do some Baal runs?
     
  11. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    she's 33 now, in nightmare. i beat baal in a party last night. they couldn't do it without my static. :D

    my sorc is still a little low on life to be doing baal alone though. sure, let's do some runs. i won't be home tonight until 9:30 though.
     
  12. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    Would you guys hurry and catch up? My werewolf is clvl 55, but I've stopped leveling him for your benefit Jake... I can always escort you both on some Baal runs, exp for all to share (even though not that much for me :().

    --Haite
     
  13. smack

    smack Peasant and Donator

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    Wow good distro advice especially from haite.. I saw his sorc in action and woah.. total she-pimp. I'm at a critical point with my sorc.. lvl73 where I really need to figure out exacty how to use my upcoming stat points to balance my life/energy for my mana shield.
     
  14. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    Hehe, but she's boring. I'm into hardcore a bit more, and plus I'm waiting for the unique converting cube recipe. I've got a bunch of 1.08 gear or prior in softcore that's a lot better in 1.09, so I want to start converting.

    --Haite
     

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