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tronggaga wrote:dose this guide still work in vers 2.1 ?

100% works with new season.


Darnix wrote:what is better:
Bartuc's Curse
Bartuc's Curse
Lamellar Armor (Sacred)

Defense: (4828 - 5525) to (5236 - 5992)
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 499
Item Level: 105
2% Base Block Chance
+100 Spell Focus
+(26 to 50)% to Spell Damage
+(21 to 40) to Cataclysm
+(87 to 114)% Enhanced Defense
(21 to 25)% to All Attributes
-30% Gold Find
Socketed (6)
or
Zann Esu's Robes
Zann Esu's Robes
Lamellar Armor (Sacred)

Defense: (5164 - 6455) to (5600 - 7000)
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 80
Required Dexterity: 499
Item Level: 1
+2 to Sorceress Skill Levels
50% Cast Speed
0.375% to Cold Spell Damage (Based on Character Level)
Freezes attacker +2
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Absorb 5%
Physical Damage Reduced by (41 to 50)
Socketed (6)

Zann Esu's Secrets
(Sorceress Cold Set)
?


zan esu robe ofc. unless you are mix matching items :meaning you only got a few set pieces and some sacred uniques.


Ruubel wrote:
Wintry Majesty
Wintry Majesty
Long Staff (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: 56 to 58
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 120
Required Dexterity: 203
Item Level: 130
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.06 per Dexterity)%
Restitution
(Based on Restore Percentage)
Becomes Available to All Classes
-50% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+150 Life after each Kill
+10 to All Skills
+50% Magic Find
Cube with Trophy Fragment: Restore +5%
5% Chance to cast level 50 Glacial Nova on Death Blow
+(201 to 250) Spell Focus
+50% Damage to Undead
+(41 to 60)% to Cold Spell Damage
+15 to Snow Queen
+(19 to 24) to Frozen Orb
Regenerate Mana +50%
6% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (4)
is it worth of the all tis hassle ? restitution ad all... ??? Especially for cold sorc ofc, I've heard that frozen orb oskil isn't that impressive.

Actually - this weapn for sorc is a kind of pointless -many cold sklii tree requirements are "needs a scepter or orb" but Wintry qualifies as a STAFF.


yea lmao with the rework of cold sorc it made that staff incompatible with the new skill glacial torrent or frigid nova.
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What are you actually looking for in crafted boots?
I don't think you can craft anything that's a lot better than anything else available before spirit walker or vision.
Celerity proc doesn' seem to ever trigger. I went to viz and just stood there for 5 minutes and it didn't trigger once.
Managed to make these halfway decent ones after a couple of rolls, but they don't really seem worth bothering with.
without 40 movement speed everything seems garbage :P.

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make either honorific boots or TU boots
Rabbit's Foot
Rabbit's Foot
Boots (4)

Defense: 8 to 14
Required Level: 1
Required Strength: 25
Item Level: 1
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+10% to Spell Damage
+5 Maximum Stamina
(1 to 5)% Gold Find
(1 to 5)% Magic Find
Socketed (1)
Defense: 75 to 88
Required Level: 17
Required Strength: 50
Item Level: 20
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+12% to Spell Damage
+10 Maximum Stamina
(5 to 10)% Gold Find
(5 to 10)% Magic Find
Socketed (2)
Defense: 184 to 215
Required Level: 34
Required Strength: 175
Item Level: 40
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+16% to Spell Damage
+15 Maximum Stamina
(15 to 20)% Gold Find
(15 to 20)% Magic Find
Socketed (3)
Defense: 258 to 296
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 350
Item Level: 71
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+20% to Spell Damage
+20 Maximum Stamina
(25 to 30)% Gold Find
(25 to 30)% Magic Find
Socketed (4)
and do not worry about spirit walkers or whatever. Or procure
Clockwork Slippers
Clockwork Slippers
Boots (Sacred)

Defense: 651 to 671
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 500
Item Level: 105
Incineration Trap Radius Reduced by 50%
Catalyst Trap Cooldown Reduced by 10 seconds
+1 to Assassin Skill Levels
20% Cast Speed
(10 to 50)% Movement Speed
+(5 to 30)% to Spell Damage
Socketed (4)
(good rolls), personally ,I'd take good rolled
Imperial Guard
Imperial Guard
Greaves (Sacred)

Defense: (1744 - 1984) to (1968 - 2239)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 650
Item Level: 118
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(51 to 100)% Bonus to Attack Rating
(6 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
-10% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(111 to 140)% Enhanced Defense
(6 to 10)% to Vitality
Socketed (4)

Guardian of the Sightless Eye
(Barbarian Oskill Set)
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Yeah I have rabbits foot for mfing, Clockwork might be a good idea for the run speed.
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Ruubel wrote:make either honorific boots or TU boots
Rabbit's Foot
Rabbit's Foot
Boots (4)

Defense: 8 to 14
Required Level: 1
Required Strength: 25
Item Level: 1
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+10% to Spell Damage
+5 Maximum Stamina
(1 to 5)% Gold Find
(1 to 5)% Magic Find
Socketed (1)
Defense: 75 to 88
Required Level: 17
Required Strength: 50
Item Level: 20
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+12% to Spell Damage
+10 Maximum Stamina
(5 to 10)% Gold Find
(5 to 10)% Magic Find
Socketed (2)
Defense: 184 to 215
Required Level: 34
Required Strength: 175
Item Level: 40
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+16% to Spell Damage
+15 Maximum Stamina
(15 to 20)% Gold Find
(15 to 20)% Magic Find
Socketed (3)
Defense: 258 to 296
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 350
Item Level: 71
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+20% to Spell Damage
+20 Maximum Stamina
(25 to 30)% Gold Find
(25 to 30)% Magic Find
Socketed (4)
and do not worry about spirit walkers or whatever. Or procure
Clockwork Slippers
Clockwork Slippers
Boots (Sacred)

Defense: 651 to 671
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 500
Item Level: 105
Incineration Trap Radius Reduced by 50%
Catalyst Trap Cooldown Reduced by 10 seconds
+1 to Assassin Skill Levels
20% Cast Speed
(10 to 50)% Movement Speed
+(5 to 30)% to Spell Damage
Socketed (4)
(good rolls), personally ,I'd take good rolled
Imperial Guard
Imperial Guard
Greaves (Sacred)

Defense: (1744 - 1984) to (1968 - 2239)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 650
Item Level: 118
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(51 to 100)% Bonus to Attack Rating
(6 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
-10% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(111 to 140)% Enhanced Defense
(6 to 10)% to Vitality
Socketed (4)

Guardian of the Sightless Eye
(Barbarian Oskill Set)


I'm using those Imperial guard boots, they have great stats. The only downside is the high STR req. I'm hoping to level up some fast so that I can actually get more STR from charms and worry less about investing points that actually should be going into NRG.

Hoping to find enough AC's to start crafting some jewels, maybe I can craft a bunch that also spawn with -requirement stats.

Imperial guard boots really seem to be one of the better stats there. Not sure about clockworks as you really want/need max pierce.

How much IAS do I need to add on the Zann Esu weapon? I couldn't find it in the guide.
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It's in the breakpoints infographic.
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Opgedronken wrote:It's in the breakpoints infographic.


Thanks, yeah, I found it after looking again. I was browsing all the written text, to the point where I did a search on the page for 'IAS' and 'speed', but then I found it's in the image.

I'm currently running the midgame build with Zann Esu, Black Dwarf and Witchcraft. The Barb O-skill set boots, and Lone Wolf gloves. I have Ice elemental runes in most of my gear and I am so far away from having enough pierce. I do not see how I could ever get 170 pierce this way.

The only endgame item I have is Armor of the Old Religion. I'm missing some descriptive pointers in the guide that really explain how to reach the pierce breakpoints. I wasn't really able to boss much with this setup, I have been watching the videos and noticed that most of the videos were done with a pretty well specced char, so that was a little misleading. I went ahead and got most of the charms with my other characters to see if that would improve much, but even with 400 sigs, good gear, knowledge of the ubers and all sub lvl 130 charms I think the main reason I keep failing is that I am not able to reach 170 pierce with this setup.

What would be a better bossing setup?

Cold sorc midgame outfit, or poison sorc with midgame gear? Poison sorc felt much stronger despite still missing the Wyrd set belt.
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I started a new cold sorc this season and it has become a bit more difficult, altough I can easily do uldy in self found gear.
I switch between sorc oskill set + wheel of fortune for mf and hand of frost/black dwarf/vaetia for bossing, although they don't really differ much in damage and pierce.
I also have armor of old religion, rabbits foot, shiverhood, starclaws/lamha (can't choose yet).
Don't even remember which belt, lilith for mf, but some other belt with phys res on it for bossing :P.
Oh yeah and two random rares with cold stats on it for the rings.
Should be pretty easy to put together a nice farmer/bosser combo, just don't stare yourself blind on the pierce, more is better, but you can get by with less.
I just put all my zann esu stone jewels in stuff and fill the rest with ice runes.
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Opgedronken wrote:I started a new cold sorc this season and it has become a bit more difficult, altough I can easily do uldy in self found gear.
I switch between sorc oskill set + wheel of fortune for mf and hand of frost/black dwarf/vaetia for bossing, although they don't really differ much in damage and pierce.
I also have armor of old religion, rabbits foot, shiverhood, starclaws/lamha (can't choose yet).
Don't even remember which belt, lilith for mf, but some other belt with phys res on it for bossing :P.
Oh yeah and two random rares with cold stats on it for the rings.
Should be pretty easy to put together a nice farmer/bosser combo, just don't stare yourself blind on the pierce, more is better, but you can get by with less.
I just put all my zann esu stone jewels in stuff and fill the rest with ice runes.


Yeau, dankjewel. I really don't want to do any MFfing with this build though. It's purely for bossing for me, and doing the harder content! :)
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Can you do uldy? It should be pretty easy even with medium gear.
Just make sure you have the endgame skillset, 5 extra skill points is a significant amount of damage.