Melee Sorceress [1.1.3]

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Updated:
- Legacy of Blood
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- Toraja
- Quov Tsin
- Kingdom of Shadow
- Triune
- Duncraig

Edit:
Apparently, there's been a 1.1.3 patch update with even more Uberquest changes. I'll try to apply those updates to the guide as soon as I can.
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Tran Athulua uber info in the Cathedral of light uber section
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Ty. I see I fked up a lot of stuff in the last update and it'll all be corrected when I get home in a few hours. 1.1.3 updates will be applied to the main section as well.

Edit 1:
- Main section should now be 1.1.3 compliant.
- Fixed TA/CoV error.
- Updated End-Game gear section.
- End-Game "Gameplay" section Parts 1-4 are tentatively up-to-date. Part 5 is still out-of-date.
- Tweaked Duncraig strat.
- Tweaked Jitan strat.
- Updated strats for the following Ubers:
-- Athulua
-- Lord of Lies
-- The Black Road
-- Eve of Destruction
Edited by Solfege 3 weeks.
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Revelations
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Are there any other good Xis options? Curious since I'm going to hit 121 soon for the chest and and the sword looks especially good.
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Revelations wrote:Are there any other good Xis options? Curious since I'm going to hit 121 soon for the chest and and the sword looks especially good.


Sure. Just tweak the rest of your gear to compensate.

For armor,
Rebel (Xis)
Rebel
Body Armor

'ElXis'
Runeword Level: 121
Enhanced Weapon Damage +300%
+(202 to 230)% Enhanced Defense
+300 to Strength
+300 to Dexterity
-75 to Vitality
-75 to Energy
All Resists +(101 to 150)%
+1 to Light Radius
can be a great offensive option,
Curandera (Xis)
Curandera
Sorceress Body Armor

'SurXis'
Runeword Level: 121
+(3 to 4) to Sorceress Skill Levels
+230% Enhanced Defense
Replenish Life +(3.1875 per level) (Based on Character Level)
Regenerate Mana +5%
All Resists +(41 to 60)%
Damage Reduced by (40 to 45)%
gives nearly everything you need defensively in one piece, and
Epicenter (Xis)
Epicenter
Boots

'IthXis'
Runeword Level: 121
100% Chance to cast level 33 Tremor when you Die
(0.125 per level)% Chance of Crushing Blow (Based on Character Level)
+(203 to 231)% Enhanced Defense
Increase Maximum Life (31 to 40)%
is a classic staple item.

Otoh, the weapon options don't really impress me. The only real difference between
Inanna (Xis)

Inanna
Sorceress Crystal Swords

'SolXis'
Runeword Level: 121
+220% Enhanced damage
Slows Target by 50%
All Resists +(61 to 80)%
+(201 to 250) Life on Attack
(61 to 80)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
and
Void (Xis)

Void
Weapons

'LoXis'
Runeword Level: 121
+(202 to 230)% Enhanced damage
Adds 63-88 damage
Slows Target by 40%
Cold Resist +(100 to 208)%
Lightning Resist +40%
Damage Reduced by (101 to 150)
+(16 to 40) Mana on Striking
8% Reanimate as: Banshee
is more LoA/Res with Inanna vs. more damage with Void.
Brocken (Xis)

Brocken
Sorceress Crystal Swords

'IstXis'
Runeword Level: 121
10% Chance to cast level 51 Lemures on Melee Attack
+(4 to 8) to Sorceress Skill Levels
+(202 to 230)% Enhanced damage
Adds 125-188 damage
+(21 to 29) to Protector Spirit
+10 to Energy
Total Character Defense Plus (101 to 150)%
10% Reanimate as: Evil Spirit
has some nice defensive mods, but the rest is pretty meh. Lemures is kinda janky and Protector Spirit won't follow you. You can get nearly the same flat damage on a good Craft, as well as AR, DEX, procs, and CB/DS with socket-fillers/MOs/UMOs.
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got bored with sin and started this build 2 days ago with the intention of supporting my sin in certain charm and charm upgrades/trophy farming that requires summons.

fun times. :D
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- Adjusted Mid-Game and End-Game farming locations to reflect 1.1.3 reduced drop rates.
- Integrated recommendations for people interested in reaching clvl 121.
- General minor tweaks throughout the guide.
- Updated strats for the following Ubers:
-- Xazax
-- Zorun Tzin
-- Astrogha
-- Archbishop Lazarus
-- All Yshari stages and mini-boss fights
-- Valthek fight now has a proper strategy
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Hey, I'm having some trouble with early mid-game.currently wearing set sword and chest, chalice of horrors shield, and the rest is the tu's recommended. Having difficulty farming k3k on terror, still dying fairly often in terror tran, and destruction of either is undoable without insane death count. I have a good portion of early game charms, most transferred from a previous 120. Any advice?
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phenox1707 wrote:Hey, I'm having some trouble with early mid-game.currently wearing set sword and chest, chalice of horrors shield, and the rest is the tu's recommended. Having difficulty farming k3k on terror, still dying fairly often in terror tran, and destruction of either is undoable without insane death count. I have a good portion of early game charms, most transferred from a previous 120. Any advice?


Well, the Set pieces aren't that great on their own (you need at least 3 before the %DR bonus kicks in, for example). It's recommended you wait to swap out your gear until you have the full Set.

Chalice of Horrors
Chalice of Horrors
Large Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (3734-4220) to (4196-4743)
Chance to Block: 1% + class%
Required Strength: 480
Required Dexterity: 529
Required Level: 100
50% Chance to cast level 13 Lemures on Melee Attack
+1 to All Skills
45% Faster Block Rate
1% Increased Chance of Blocking
+100% Damage to Undead
-(22 to 28)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
-(22 to 28)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+(115 to 143)% Enhanced Defense
Replenish Life +(81 to 120)
-2 to Light Radius
Socketed (4)

isn't doing you any good either unless you're building a proc-based setup. In which case, you'll want a completely different gear set and skillplan than the one listed in the guide. For this setup, you're focused on Physical and Magic damage.

I'd recommend using
Khany
Khany
Sorceress Crystal Swords

'On'
Runeword Level: 100
5% Chance to cast level 29 Shuriken Flurry on Melee Attack
+(1 to 2) to Sorceress Skill Levels
50% Increased Attack Speed
50% Faster Cast Rate
+(115 to 143)% Enhanced damage
+(0.5 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(16 to 20)% to Spell Damage
+(8 to 17) to Stormblast
Total Character Defense Plus 5%
as your weapon (in a Sacred base),
Erawan
Erawan
Body Armor

'Nih'
Runeword Level: 100
-10% Slower Run/Walk
10% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
25% Bonus to Vitality
25% Bonus to Strength
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by (11 to 15)%
Total Character Defense Plus (11 to 20)%
as your body armor (in a Sacred base),
Truce
Truce
Belts

'Vith'
Runeword Level: 98
-5% Decreased Attack Speed
-5% Slower Cast Rate
Stun Attack
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+5% Increased Healing Rate from Apples
Damage Reduced by 10%
Slows Attacker by 5%
as your belt (in a T6 base if the STR req is too high for a Sacred), T6 Honorific gloves, and the rest TUs. That setup will easily take you through all of Mid-Game and Terror farming. If you have lots of Abandoned Shrines lying around, you can craft some gloves and boots for more DEX, and a Spiked Shield with up to 2% CtB and 10% DR until you get the whole Set.

Also, make sure you're keeping Moonstrike active and using Fusillade liberally when farming. Stormblast will tear through Uber bosses and Force Blast makes you practically invincible to Physical damage for as long as it lasts.