Melee Sorceress

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Istaryu
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Terawatt wrote:I am pushing the elemental version right now and I love it. Working on getting more dex for block, wondering if I ever reach decent physical resist with this though... Gear choices are not really helping unfortunately. https://tsw.vn.cz/acc/char.php?name=terawatts progression. I am up for some theorycrafting :))


Lightforge
Lightforge
Kite Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (4144 - 5055) to (5252 - 6315)
Chance to Block: Class%
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 497
Required Dexterity: 559
Item Level: 105
Gematria
(Bonus per Socketed Great/Elemental Runes)
+5% Physical Resist
-5% Elemental Resists
+25% Total Character Defense
1% Chance to cast level 10 Thunder Hammer on Striking
-10% Movement Speed
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+(500 to 1000) Defense
+(1000 to 2000) Defense vs. Missile
+(30 to 50) to all Attributes
+(30 to 50) Life after each Demon Kill
Socketed (4)
is a cheap and easy way to stack some phys resist. Also you can consider using poison passive for free 25% phys res.
Diaco
Djinn
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Terawatt wrote:I am pushing the elemental version right now and I love it. Working on getting more dex for block, wondering if I ever reach decent physical resist with this though... Gear choices are not really helping unfortunately. https://tsw.vn.cz/acc/char.php?name=terawatts progression. I am up for some theorycrafting :))


You'll be probably better off with
Vaetia's Wall
Vaetia's Wall
Tower Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (4603 - 5157) to (5543 - 6210)
Chance to Block: -1% + Class%
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
411
Required Dexterity: 471
Item Level: 105
-1% Base Block Chance
-(11 to 15)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(6 to 13) to Living Flame (Sorceress Only)
+(6 to 13) to Snow Queen (Sorceress Only)
+(6 to 13) to Warp Armor (Sorceress Only)
+(6 to 13) to Vengeful Power (Sorceress Only)
+(141 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
Maximum Mana (11 to 25)%
Maximum Elemental Resists +(0 to 1)%
Requirements -20%
Socketed (4)
or even
Celestial Barrier
Celestial Barrier
Spiked Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (2525 - 2828) to (3012 - 3374)
Chance to Block: 1% + Class%
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 550
Item Level: 120
+(4 to 5) to All Skills
30% Cast Speed
-50% Attack Speed
1% Base Block Chance
-(20 to 25)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(150 to 180)% Enhanced Defense
Total Character Defense 50%
(0 to 2)% Reanimate as: Burning Titan
(0 to 2)% Reanimate as: Cruel Titan
(0 to 2)% Reanimate as: Frostborn Titan
Socketed (6)
on your shield. Also
The Endless Loop
The Endless Loop
Light Belt (Sacred)

Defense: 1101 to 1143
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 490
Item Level: 105
40% Combat Speeds
+(10 to 19) to Charged Strike
Slow Target 10%
+50 to all Attributes
+50 Life Regenerated per Second
+(0 to 1) Mana on Striking
Socketed (2)
will provide more dex than your current craft. Dunno what you have on your sockets but you can get 18% IED from rainbow stones in weapon, and
Demonstone Blood
Demonstone Blood
Jewel

Required Level: 40
Item Level: 40
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
Adds 10-20 fire damage
Maximum Life (1 to 3)%
is a good choice for sockets too
raijint94
Dark Huntress
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Hello guys. I'm in the mid to late game on this build, and since I'm a newbie I'm kinda lost at the moment. I've noticed that the skill tree have changed a lot since this thread was created, as such many of her skill now deal magic damage as well as physical. So I'm wondering which stats I should focus on, %spell dmg and %physical/magic dmg or just pure physical ( more dex/enhance weapon dmg/...). Right now I haven't had any trouble yet, but I'm just trying to get gear that have both those stats rather than focusing on one. If you guys have any idea which stat would provide the best damage pls let me know. Thank you.
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raijint94 wrote:Hello guys. I'm in the mid to late game on this build, and since I'm a newbie I'm kinda lost at the moment. I've noticed that the skill tree have changed a lot since this thread was created, as such many of her skill now deal magic damage as well as physical. So I'm wondering which stats I should focus on, %spell dmg and %physical/magic dmg or just pure physical ( more dex/enhance weapon dmg/...). Right now I haven't had any trouble yet, but I'm just trying to get gear that have both those stats rather than focusing on one. If you guys have any idea which stat would provide the best damage pls let me know. Thank you.


Attacks are not spells, that should answer it. Get the set if you can, its really amazing.
raijint94
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Istaryu wrote:
raijint94 wrote:Hello guys. I'm in the mid to late game on this build, and since I'm a newbie I'm kinda lost at the moment. I've noticed that the skill tree have changed a lot since this thread was created, as such many of her skill now deal magic damage as well as physical. So I'm wondering which stats I should focus on, %spell dmg and %physical/magic dmg or just pure physical ( more dex/enhance weapon dmg/...). Right now I haven't had any trouble yet, but I'm just trying to get gear that have both those stats rather than focusing on one. If you guys have any idea which stat would provide the best damage pls let me know. Thank you.


Attacks are not spells, that should answer it. Get the set if you can, its really amazing.

So moonstrike dmg won't be increased with %spell dmg and %physical/magic spell stats right? If this is true then RIP me, gotta replace my whole gears lol
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raijint94 wrote:
Istaryu wrote:
raijint94 wrote:Hello guys. I'm in the mid to late game on this build, and since I'm a newbie I'm kinda lost at the moment. I've noticed that the skill tree have changed a lot since this thread was created, as such many of her skill now deal magic damage as well as physical. So I'm wondering which stats I should focus on, %spell dmg and %physical/magic dmg or just pure physical ( more dex/enhance weapon dmg/...). Right now I haven't had any trouble yet, but I'm just trying to get gear that have both those stats rather than focusing on one. If you guys have any idea which stat would provide the best damage pls let me know. Thank you.


Attacks are not spells, that should answer it. Get the set if you can, its really amazing.

So moonstrike dmg won't be increased with %spell dmg and %physical/magic spell stats right? If this is true then RIP me, gotta replace my whole gears lol

All the abilities of melee sorc scales off of physical weapon damage into magic damage (or there's no conversion and it's just physical), but they are attacks and not spells, so spell damage and %magic spell damage does nothing for you. I don't believe the sorc guide mentions anything about going into spell damage, you would probably be better off just sticking to the guide instead of trying to make up your own stuff. Trying out stuff for yourself isn't inherently a bad idea but if you don't understand the basic mechanics, you will most likely hit a wall in the early mid-game.
raijint94
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That's what I was afraid of. Thank you. Now I have to go and change stuffs ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ
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raijint94 wrote:Hello guys. I'm in the mid to late game on this build, and since I'm a newbie I'm kinda lost at the moment. I've noticed that the skill tree have changed a lot since this thread was created, as such many of her skill now deal magic damage as well as physical. So I'm wondering which stats I should focus on, %spell dmg and %physical/magic dmg or just pure physical ( more dex/enhance weapon dmg/...). Right now I haven't had any trouble yet, but I'm just trying to get gear that have both those stats rather than focusing on one. If you guys have any idea which stat would provide the best damage pls let me know. Thank you.


Flat Damage (e.g. Max Damage) = most important damage mod at that stage, followed by DEX, then Deadly Strike.

As others have pointed out, the Magic damage you're dealing isn't Spell damage, it's Phys damage that's being converted into Magic damage. So boosting Phys damage will also boost the Magic damage you'll deal.
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Let's assess the suggestions:
Istaryu wrote:
Lightforge
Lightforge
Kite Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (4144 - 5055) to (5252 - 6315)
Chance to Block: Class%
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 497
Required Dexterity: 559
Item Level: 105
Gematria
(Bonus per Socketed Great/Elemental Runes)
+5% Physical Resist
-5% Elemental Resists
+25% Total Character Defense
1% Chance to cast level 10 Thunder Hammer on Striking
-10% Movement Speed
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+(500 to 1000) Defense
+(1000 to 2000) Defense vs. Missile
+(30 to 50) to all Attributes
+(30 to 50) Life after each Demon Kill
Socketed (4)
is a cheap and easy way to stack some phys resist. Also you can consider using poison passive for free 25% phys res.


Diaco wrote:You'll be probably better off with
Vaetia's Wall
Vaetia's Wall
Tower Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (4603 - 5157) to (5543 - 6210)
Chance to Block: -1% + Class%
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
411
Required Dexterity: 471
Item Level: 105
-1% Base Block Chance
-(11 to 15)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(6 to 13) to Living Flame (Sorceress Only)
+(6 to 13) to Snow Queen (Sorceress Only)
+(6 to 13) to Warp Armor (Sorceress Only)
+(6 to 13) to Vengeful Power (Sorceress Only)
+(141 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
Maximum Mana (11 to 25)%
Maximum Elemental Resists +(0 to 1)%
Requirements -20%
Socketed (4)
or even
Celestial Barrier
Celestial Barrier
Spiked Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (2525 - 2828) to (3012 - 3374)
Chance to Block: 1% + Class%
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 550
Item Level: 120
+(4 to 5) to All Skills
30% Cast Speed
-50% Attack Speed
1% Base Block Chance
-(20 to 25)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(150 to 180)% Enhanced Defense
Total Character Defense 50%
(0 to 2)% Reanimate as: Burning Titan
(0 to 2)% Reanimate as: Cruel Titan
(0 to 2)% Reanimate as: Frostborn Titan
Socketed (6)
on your shield. Also
The Endless Loop
The Endless Loop
Light Belt (Sacred)

Defense: 1101 to 1143
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 490
Item Level: 105
40% Combat Speeds
+(10 to 19) to Charged Strike
Slow Target 10%
+50 to all Attributes
+50 Life Regenerated per Second
+(0 to 1) Mana on Striking
Socketed (2)
will provide more dex than your current craft. Dunno what you have on your sockets but you can get 18% IED from rainbow stones in weapon, and
Demonstone Blood
Demonstone Blood
Jewel

Required Level: 40
Item Level: 40
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
Adds 10-20 fire damage
Maximum Life (1 to 3)%
is a good choice for sockets too


Block chance:
Current setup with:
Stormflyer
Stormflyer
Kite Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (4190 - 4737) to (4889 - 5527)
Chance to Block: 1% + Class%
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 497
Required Dexterity: 559
Item Level: 120
25% Chance to cast level 60 Forked Lightning on Melee Attack
1% Base Block Chance
+(30 to 40)% to Lightning Spell Damage
-(15 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(130 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
(11 to 15)% to Dexterity
(31 to 40)% to Energy
Lightning Absorb 5%
25% Weapon Damage Taken Restores Mana
Socketed (4)
(note the extra % block chance on it!) has 42% at 2261 DEX.
Bought a
Lightforge
Lightforge
Kite Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (4144 - 5055) to (5252 - 6315)
Chance to Block: Class%
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 497
Required Dexterity: 559
Item Level: 105
Gematria
(Bonus per Socketed Great/Elemental Runes)
+5% Physical Resist
-5% Elemental Resists
+25% Total Character Defense
1% Chance to cast level 10 Thunder Hammer on Striking
-10% Movement Speed
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+(500 to 1000) Defense
+(1000 to 2000) Defense vs. Missile
+(30 to 50) to all Attributes
+(30 to 50) Life after each Demon Kill
Socketed (4)
for sake of science and with that I am down to 29% - at 1972 DEX (hence I can't fill it with 4x5% dex)
Vaetia's Wall
Vaetia's Wall
Tower Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (4603 - 5157) to (5543 - 6210)
Chance to Block: -1% + Class%
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
411
Required Dexterity: 471
Item Level: 105
-1% Base Block Chance
-(11 to 15)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(6 to 13) to Living Flame (Sorceress Only)
+(6 to 13) to Snow Queen (Sorceress Only)
+(6 to 13) to Warp Armor (Sorceress Only)
+(6 to 13) to Vengeful Power (Sorceress Only)
+(141 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
Maximum Mana (11 to 25)%
Maximum Elemental Resists +(0 to 1)%
Requirements -20%
Socketed (4)
: It has -1% block hence I am down to 23% at 2072 DEX.

I could reroll my skills for extra:
Stormflyer: Poison passive 20% physical resistance (that is the cap, not 25%), lightning passive 17% avoid , 42% block.

Lightforge: 20% + 20% physical resistance from shield and passive, still having the 17% avoid from lightning and I would be at 29% block.

Vaetia's wall: this is a bit harder to calculate, gives a bit more health (15%, translates to about 1k hp).
But without putting hard point on:
Living flame: just gives hp regen, no extra life.
Snow queen: give 1300 def, no %life or extra def.
= to me feels like it sucks with the above mentioned 23% blocking and 20% physresist from passive.

I don't have a
Celestial Barrier
Celestial Barrier
Spiked Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (2525 - 2828) to (3012 - 3374)
Chance to Block: 1% + Class%
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 550
Item Level: 120
+(4 to 5) to All Skills
30% Cast Speed
-50% Attack Speed
1% Base Block Chance
-(20 to 25)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(150 to 180)% Enhanced Defense
Total Character Defense 50%
(0 to 2)% Reanimate as: Burning Titan
(0 to 2)% Reanimate as: Cruel Titan
(0 to 2)% Reanimate as: Frostborn Titan
Socketed (6)
, but it has extra 1% block as Stormflyer, so block would be around 39-40% too, (it does not have 14% dex by default)
It does have -50% attack speed, that would need to be compensated, allskill , reanimate, defense, -% enemy resist is all good stuff. I am not sure about it though. Depends on whether or not 20% physresist is enough.

As for rainbow stones, yep I am using it in my weapon. Endless loop sounds good. :)
Liwet
Destroyer
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What's WDM?