Melee Sorceress

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iamq1803 wrote:Hi guys! Which body armor should I pick to craft for melee Sorc? Ancient armor or Ceremonial armor? I'm looking for some nice bonuses for my char.


Ceremonial. Melee Sorc is DEX-based and Sorc armor only requires DEX to use. Plus, you can get Banish or Acid Fiends oskills on Sorc body armor.
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Solfege wrote:
iamq1803 wrote:Hi guys! Which body armor should I pick to craft for melee Sorc? Ancient armor or Ceremonial armor? I'm looking for some nice bonuses for my char.


Ceremonial. Melee Sorc is DEX-based and Sorc armor only requires DEX to use. Plus, you can get Banish or Acid Fiends oskills on Sorc body armor.

Thanks! I'm gonna farm for a rare sacred Ceremonial armor to craft then.
I've tried to craft some items and found that they are quite powerful and useful for me.
iamq1803
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I'm done with my Melee Sorceress! Thank you for great guide! 8-)
Now I'm building an Assasin.
Serge91
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L H wrote:
Entire Lightning Sorc guide in the guide section. Older outdated guide but it exists. Check out before you post in wrong topic. Short questions thread would probably be a better spot for something like this.


Thanks mate, i looked in the section but probably i looked too fast and skipped it casually. Anyway, thanks, you're right about that.
Naroshk
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Hey there ,

i just startet a melee sorc and this is one of my first Crafts what do you think about it ?

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Naroshk wrote:Hey there ,

i just startet a melee sorc and this is one of my first Crafts what do you think about it ?

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It depends on how far along you are. The STR req on anything higher than Leather Gloves can be a burden until you've farmed for sigs, but the mods on those gloves meet the basic requirements. Gloves are your least important item slot, so if you don't have to sacrifice DEX to wear them, I'd say Bless them, Luck Oil them, and call it good.

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Originally wrote Chain Gloves instead of Leather Gloves. It was around 5:30 am; I was tired. :)
Edited by Solfege 4 weeks.
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What should i MO my SSU warp blade with to max my dmg? CB does not seems worth with the lastest nerf.
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jollestroger wrote:What should i MO my SSU warp blade with to max my dmg? CB does not seems worth with the lastest nerf.

%ED, %AR, +Dex, +LoA, +LaeK...
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jollestroger wrote:What should i MO my SSU warp blade with to max my dmg? CB does not seems worth with the lastest nerf.


Having massive amounts of CB isn't necessary for a Melee Sorc anymore (though having 20%+ CB does still help with Uber bosses if you're not using Stormblast). Your focus now is on anything that can add flat Physical damage.

There's not much you can do with
Dryhten Ealdor
Dryhten Ealdor
Warp Blade (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: (183-197) to (333-358)
Required Dexterity: 331
Required Level: 100
(Sorceress Only)
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (76/256 per Dexterity)%
Area Effect Attack
5% Chance to cast level 59 Doom on Melee Attack
25% Chance to cast level 44 Crucify on Melee Attack
+(3 to 5) to Sorceress Skill Levels
50% Increased Attack Speed
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced damage
Adds 50-100 damage
Adds 250-625 magic damage
Slows Target By 15%
Socketed (6)

itself to increase damage (aside from Ith/Jah/Sha'ad Runes, Auhe Runes, or P-Rainbow Stones). EWD orbs will still boost your damage, but it may not be by much since your skills already grant high %Physical damage. 2x
Vizjun's Ball Bearing
Vizjun's Ball Bearing
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent

Cube with Any Weapon to Add Bonus

10% Faster Run/Walk
5% Deadly Strike
+20 to Dexterity
+50 Maximum Stamina
+10 Required Level
could be decent for the DEX and DS. 2x
Marksman's Eye
Marksman's Eye
Mystic Orb


Cube with Item to Add Bonus

5% Increased Attack Speed
+5 to Minimum Damage
10% Bonus to Attack Rating
2% Bonus to Dexterity
+10 Required Level
could also work for the min dmg and %DEX. A few
Crystal of Tears
Crystal of Tears
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent

Cube with Any Armor to Add Bonus

Adds 15-25 Damage
-20 to Life
+10 Required Level
UMOs on some good Crafted gloves can also be a good option. Might as well abuse them while you can before they get nerfed. :)

iamq1803 wrote:I'm done with my Melee Sorceress! Thank you for great guide! 8-)
Now I'm building an Assasin.


It seemed like you were trying out a bunch of different gear options throughout your journey. What did you ultimately settle on? I'm always curious what gear/skill combos other people had success with.
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My spec: Light/Ice trees, my lategame gears:

Weapon:
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
,
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%
with Stormblast oskill, I found it useful vs Necrobots.
Shield:
Akarat's Crucifix
Akarat's Crucifix
Spiked Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (1595-1878) to (1903-2241)
Chance to Block: class%
Required Dexterity: 550
Required Level: 100
5% Chance to cast level 16 Bloodlust when you Take Damage
15% Chance to cast level 19 Mind Flay when Struck
+(16 to 20)% Bonus Elemental Damage to Bloodlust
50% Chance of Open Wounds
Enhanced Weapon Damage +400%
+(58 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
+(41 to 50) to Strength
+(41 to 50) to Dexterity
+(41 to 50) to Vitality
Lightning Resist +(31 to 40)%
Fire Resist +(31 to 40)%
Socketed (6)


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

Belt:
Nero
Nero
Belts

'Auhe'
Runeword Level: 100
10% Chance to cast level 14 Fortress on Melee Attack
Adds 7-25 damage
+150% Damage to Demons
Adds 125-250 fire damage
+(16 to 20)% to Fire Spell Damage
3% Deadly Strike
+(7 to 12) to Path of Flames
+(115 to 143)% Enhanced Defense

Gloves: Abandoned craft
Boots:
Craton (Xis)
Craton
Boots

'ChamXis'
Runeword Level: 121
16% Chance to cast level 7 Shower of Rocks on Melee Attack
8% Chance of Crushing Blow
+30% Enhanced Defense
+50 to Strength
+50 to Dexterity
+50 to Vitality
+50 to Energy
Damage Reduced by -(70 to 50)
Total Character Defense Plus (41 to 50)%
(21 to 30)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
, or Abandoned craft
Helm:
Royal Circlet
Royal Circlet
Tiara (Sacred)

Defense: (1769-1964) to (2000-2222)
Required Dexterity: 392
Required Level: 100
+2 to All Skills
+150% Damage to Demons
+150% Damage to Undead
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
(21 to 25)% Bonus to All Attributes
All Resists +(31 to 40)%
Damage Reduced by 5%
(21 to 25)% better chance of getting magic item
Socketed (4)


Amulet: found a good Rare with Lightning Arena oskill
Rings: I don't have decent one, just using
Ring of Truth
Ring of Truth
Ring

Required Level: 20
15% Faster Hit Recovery
25% Faster Block Rate
(31 to 50)% bonus to Attack Rating
Total Character Defense Plus (11 to 15)%
Slows Attacker by (3 to 5)%
+2 to Light Radius

, the pros is they have plenty space to MO. I wish to find sacred rings but no luck.
Sockets + MO + Jewels: %ED, %Dex, %AR, %TCD, +Life (LoA, LaeK)