Gfresh wrote:This is the weapon! I was able to socket it with 6 jewels. ( I wasn't sure if the cube recipie would work with a unique, as there isn't any documentation for it)
THE GRIZZLY IS INCREDIBLY EASY TO ATTAIN NOW!!!
Try to keep this quiet as long as possible, as its going to make the prices go up, but all you need to do is cube maltheals set together, and out popsThe Grizzly! I'm still messing about with it, but it *seems* that it clears mobs faster than starhawk, but starhawk *may* be faster at dropping down boss hp.
Also, instead ofEmpyrean Band, a good upgrade isEmpyrean Band
Required Level: 40
1% Chance to cast level 7 Singularity on Kill
(3 to 5)% to All Attributes
Increase Maximum Life and Mana 10%
(5 to 15)% Gold FindEmpyrean Glory. thoughts?Empyrean Glory
Required Level: 50
1% Chance to cast level 26 Singularity on Kill
(6 to 10)% to All Attributes
Increase Maximum Life and Mana 15%
15% Gold Find
*edit* the stats of secret items is blocked... thats stupid. Here is grizz http://median-xl.wikia.com/wiki/The_Grizzly
Here is Empyrean Glory http://median-xl.wikia.com/wiki/Empyrean_Glory - basically double the stats of a normal exp ring.
Based on Grizzly's stats, I'd say Grizzly is more versatile than Starhawk, but Starhawk may still have the edge if you're going with a pure Elemental build. I think it just depends on how you want to play. Starhawk is still Melee Sorc playstyle. Grizzly looks more Unholy Melee playstyle.
Grizzly does look good if you wanted to go for hybrid Phys/Elemental damage. It has high native ED and good flat damage to satisfy Phys-based builds, and 2 “melee spells” for those pesky Phys/Magic-immunes. Terror Strike's bonuses also stack with both Baneblade and Moonstrike. Black Sleep could also make for an interesting playstyle if you had poison damage with a duration>4s (e.g. from something like Black Lotus Strike). But the fact it's a timered skill may cause problems.
Regarding Empyrean Glory, yes, it's better than Empyrean Band for this build every way. The only downsides to Emp Glory are its slightly higher lvl req and how hard it is to find. But the lvl req is irrelevant b/c you still have plenty of MO space for all the MOs you really want.
Just for a bit of “inside baseball,” there are things I don't put in the guide for a few reasons. Part of it is there isn't enough room (posts have character limits and I've already reached that limit in the guide). And part of it is the guide is only meant as a general teaching tool. The goal is to give players enough knowledge to figure out different gear+skill combos on their own by the end of their playthrough so they can build their own Melee Sorc variants. The guide is also geared more toward casuals who likely just want to play a build, complete as much of the content as they can, and move on to something else. And since items such as Grizzly and Empyrean Glory are incredibly hard to acquire during the course of normal play (outside the current season), I tend to avoid listing them as options. But there are plenty of things you can do to push this build farther.
And yeah, it is stupid to have the stats of “Secret” items blocked on the Forum if they're easily accessible via the Wiki. IMO, the forum and it's users have really been neglected recently in favor of Discord, the Wiki, and the new MXL Subreddit. I get why it's being done, but it still sucks for Forum Loyalists and Discord Deniers to miss out on juicy info.