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  1. Jedsia

    Jedsia Peasant

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    Thinking of making a MF sorc, especially after my javazon got a iron jong bang, magefist and a chance guards in one game (with almost no mf on),
    what is a good number?
    was going to socket tarnhelm with a per topaz, should make it around 78%, find a four socketed armor with topaz, prob use chance guards for awhile until need more resist. i have a couple of accessory items that add small numbers, but the big numbers would come from tarn and armor.
    i know in NM ill have to get more resist somehow, so will prob have to switch to a orb and shield, but i'd love to try out that staff :)

    oh, and gilg, if you want your magefist back let me know, since i found some yesterday. I'm finally starting to find some decent items, especially since i play private alot (public games i get nothing because i cant pick anything up before anyone else, unless I'm going solo)
     
  2. BaleFire

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    heres my sorcs mf gear

    tarn w/ p topaz 55 or something mf
    angelic amy
    angelic sword
    2x angelic rings 50 mf each
    4 p topaz armor 96 mf
    chance gaurds 25 mf
    boots w/ mf 23 mf
    rhyme 25 mf

    that gives me a little over 300 mf.
     
  3. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    my lvl 86 hc sorc's gear:

    angelic cycle (sword, necessary for rings to have mf))
    2x angelic rings (big life bonuses and 50% mf each)
    angelic wings (ammy, big life and skill bonuses, necessary for rings to have mf)
    76% tarn (socketed with a top)
    Wealth or Smoke armor (rune words, smoke gives +50 all res which i use for hell dif. Wealth gives no resists but has +100% mf which i use for nightmare and normal)
    Goldwrap belt (+30 mf)
    Rare boots (+33 mf and awesome resists)
    Frostburns (strictly for the mana bonus)
    Moser's Blessed Circle (a unique shield that always comes with 2 socks, i got it from Spike and put two perf diamonds in it, total of +63 res all on my shield)
    an inventory full of charms for life and resists and one that has 5% mf

    the only piece i switch on is my armor (smoke for hell dif for the resistance). with this outfit i have max resistance in hell with 240 mf and max resistance in other difficulties with 340 mf.

    ...and my sorc is a firewall and orb sorc.
     
  4. Lurk

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    mac_Teslurk, my lvl 87 Orb/Charged Bolt Sorcy, who pwns any MF sorcy previously mentioned :p:

    Harlequin Crest w/ P-Topaz, 74 MF, +2 to Skills
    Wealth Scarab Husk, 100 MF
    Chance Guards, 36 MF
    Goldwrap, 30 MF
    Rare Greaves, 31 MF
    Tal Rasha's Amulet, +2 to Skills
    2 Stones of Jordan, +1 to Skills each (Jake only says he HAS to have MF on rings because he is anti-SOJ. The simple truth is there is no better ring for a Sorceress.)
    Charms totalling 41 MF

    On Tab 1:
    Wizardspike w/ Hel Rune, +75 to resists
    3 Diamond Tower Shield, +54 to resists

    On Tab 2:
    Blade of Ali Baba (clean), 87 MF based on clvl
    Rhyme Grim Shield, 25 MF

    Some of my items have resists on them as well, so when I am on Tab 1 have 75, 75, 75, 69 resistances in Hell diff. When I am on Tab 2 my resistances go to almost nothing, but my MF jumps from 312 to 424. Either way I have +6 to all skills, with maxed Orb, CB, LM, and almost maxed CM. What I typically do is stay on Tab 1 to wear Baal/Mephy down to a sliver, and then switch to Tab 2 for the killing blow. I have gotten pretty good at it. Sometimes I forget to switch, and to tell the truth I probably don't have to with the diminishing returns on MF. My chance to get a unique or set item doesn't go up that much. With the resists and + skills I don't have too much difficulty with Baal runs, I have found the trick is to stay about half a screen away because he tends not to spawn his tentacles in that area, which in my opinion is his most dangerous attack. Just Orb him to death and dodge the cold wedge and his other projectile. The pillars make excellent shields for that sort of thing if you can lure him off of the "T" in the chamber. My Act 5 merc (also lvl 87) is enough of a tank that I usually take him in with me to hold Baal in place while I Static him down to 50%.

    Nothing extra special from Baal yet, the best item I ever got was Lycander's Aim, which I traded for I forget what. I am hoping for IK Armor or Tal Rasha Armor, which in itself is a respectable MF armor and has good mods to boot.
     
  5. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    totals... need totals... can you beat max resists in hell with 240 mf?
     
  6. Draco_Auric

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    sheesh jake your useless (other then mainting the site of course :p)

     
  7. Lurk

    Lurk Peasant and Donator

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    Thanks Draco. :D

    Jake ----> :bonk:
     
  8. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    oh, i c it now.

    :bomb: [jake]
     
  9. BaleFire

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    Why are you maxing cold mastery???? wouldnt you points be better spent in warmth or stativ field or thunderstorm or something.
     
  10. charlybrown

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    Cold mastery is useful to be maxed for PvP, only reason to max it lol
     
  11. Moose

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    My lvl 78 MF sorcey has about 40 in all resists with my mf gear on.

    It includes:

    100% gull dagger
    the rune shield with MF
    40% chance gaurds
    30% belt
    30% boots
    topaz'd Harley crest
    28% nagel
    1 stone
    28% mara's
    charms adding up to about 60
    4 topaz dusk shroud

    this setup adds up to about 480 ish

    my off set maxes my resists and includes the above +:

    1.09 oculus (+3 to skills, 20% to all resists, and 50% MF)
    2 perf diamond mosers.

    this drops my MF by 75% since I lose 50% off the gull switch and 25% on the shield switch. So this drops my MF to about 400 ish. Still not too shabby.
     
  12. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    my sorc is hc though so she rapes all joo! :D

    my inventory is full of life and resist charms. i have like 300+ life in charms (maybe even 400). i have almost 900 life all together. i still have 35 points to distribute... i'm not sure whether to put them in life or strength (so i can use an archon plate). and then i have a few +all resist charms (large and small). sc is teh suck. :p
     
  13. Haite

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    My duelling sorc has more life then mana, like 1300 to 1150 or so.

    --Haite
     
  14. Jakeman

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    so does my sorc
     
  15. Lurk

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    I have plenty of Warmth already: 13 after my skill boosts, my mana hardly ever moves from the top, unless I get mobbed and have ES on. PvP may be the only reason to max CM, but there is NO reason to max Warmth.

    I suppose I could boost T-Storm some, but to tell the truth I don't really seem to need it. Most of the time I forget to put it on. If I decide to level her any more, I will probabably spend some points there.

    BTW, I really only have 12 or so in CM, plus 6 from my items for a total of 18. Actually even for PvP there is no real reason to max CM, the dimininishing returns make the extra points not worth it. I only started boosting CM after I had maxed CB, LM, and Orb, and got my Warmth to a good spot. I needed something else to put points in, so I figured why not CM? Actually it has proven quite useful against PKers. If they are foolish enough to go into battle with me without their Raven Frosts on, they soon learn the error of their ways. I'm not much of a dueler, but I like to be able to defend myself against the random PKer.
     
  16. Lurk

    Lurk Peasant and Donator

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    Perhaps, perhaps. But sooner or later you WILL die, and then all of your "godly" items will be gone, unless you are fortunate enough to have a friend around. And then, I will laugh and laugh.... MUAHAHAHAHAHA!
     
  17. Lurk

    Lurk Peasant and Donator

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    Good way to avoid the Blood Mana curse, to boot.
     
  18. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    uh, no. :rolleyes:

    my skillz are supah! :cool:
     
  19. Haite

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    Lurk's pulling a cow :rolleyes:.

    --Haite
     

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