Ice Battle Mage (Cold Sorc)

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Lore
The Zann Esu covens have always been regarded with suspicion by the other mage clans of Sanctuary. Although their mastery of elemental magic was undeniable, the witch covens keep away from society and adhere to strict ethical rules and their own religion of nature worship.

Their secluded lifestyle and mysterious powers gave rise to rumors among the common folk about hex craft and a pact with the devil. Members of the covens were hunted down as witches and prosecuted by the Church until the witches finally fled deep into the forests to the underground city of Zann Rok, never to be seen again.

Now more myth than history, folk tales of the Zann Esu tell of haunting chants and dances to the full moon deep in the forest and unearthly spirits hunting down and slaying any witnesses to the spectacle...



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Pro Tip!

* Make sure you farm Hell Torajan Jungles for your 400 Signets of Learning!
* When Mystic Orb'ing gear, beware of level increasements. Each Mystic Orb adds 4 Levels to an item per use. And can only be used 5 times each orb.
* Make sure you finish Anya Quests Normal - Hell for the free 30% Elemental Resist on your Sunstone.




Spell Focus & Increased Spell Damage
* The New ISPD Formula is : ISPD = (Spell Focus Bonus + Energy Bonus)
130*(energy + 20)/500 + energy + Spell Focus/10 = ISPD %
* The New Spell Focus Bonus formula is: % Damage bonus = Spell Focus / 10 capping at 100%.
- Every 10 points of Spell Focus will increase your total spell damage by 1%
- The more Spell Focus you have (capping at 100%), the less Energy you need to reach Higher increased Spell Damage %
* The New Energy Bonus formula is: 130*(Energy + 20)/500+Energy
* You ideally want to aim for around 2000 Energy and 1000 Spell Focus to gain near maximum damage
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Crafting
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Honorifics
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EARLY GAME : (Level 1-105)(Tiered Unique's)
level 1-105 = 113 points
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MID GAME : (Level 105-145) (Crafted Gear / Sets)
level 105-145 = 156 points

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END GAME : (Level 145-150) (Sacred Uniques / Runewords)
level 145 - 150 = 161 points

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Necrolyte Mercenary


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Ubers

Horror Under Tristram - Level 105, 20 second lockout
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Infernal Machine - Level 105
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Death Projector - Level 105, 20 second lockout
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Invasion I - Level 105, 20 second lockout
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Island of the Sunless Sea - Level 105
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Assault on Mount Arreat - Level 110, 120 second lockout
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The Binding of Baal - Level 110
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Inquisitor of the Triune - Level 110
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Akarat - Level 110
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Lord Aldric Jitan - Level 110
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Horazon's Sanctum - Level 110, 20 second lockout
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The Black Road - Level 115
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Legacy of Blood - Level 115, 20 second lockout
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Rathma Square - Level 115
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The Veiled Prophet - Level 115, 30 second lockout
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Heart of Sin - Level 115
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Invasion II - Level 115, 20 second lockout
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Bull Prince Rodeo - Level 115
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Kurast 3000 B.A. - Level 115
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Library of Fate - Level 115
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Tran Athulua - Level 115
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Island of Skartara - Level 120
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Eye of Destruction - Level 120, 20 minute lockout
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Quov Tsin - Level 120
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Banisher of Light - Level 120
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Teganze - Level 120
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The Triune - Level 120
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Judgement Day - Level 120
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Kingdom of Shadow - Level 120, 90 second lockout
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Corrupted Abbey : Duncraig - Level 120
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Lord of Lies - Level 125, 20 second lockout
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Ghosts of Old Bremmtown - Level 125
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Yshari Sanctum (Valthek) - Level 125, 12 minute lockout
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Xazax - Level 125, 4 minute Lockout
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Astrogha - Level 125
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Spirit World (Spirit of Giyua) - Level 125, 4 Minute Lockout
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Nymyr’s Light (World Nexus) - Level 125, 20 second lockout
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Toraja - Level 125
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Vizjun - Level 125
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Fauztinville - Level 125
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The Void - Level 130, 15 Minute Lockout
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Nephalem's Sacrifice (Uldyssian) - Level 130
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Invasion III - Level 130, 20 second lockout
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Archbishop Lazarus - Level 130, 15 Second Lockout
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Scosglen - Level 130
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GG!
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one of the top ladder sorc build, nicely done!
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Looks good :D
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I see a lot of copy paste from prior guides with outdated information. I would suggest going through and making updates for the current version of the game.
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Crash wrote:I see a lot of copy paste from prior guides with outdated information. I would suggest going through and making updates for the current version of the game.

like what?
* what's outdated?
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Dru wrote:
Crash wrote:I see a lot of copy paste from prior guides with outdated information. I would suggest going through and making updates for the current version of the game.

like what?


Spirit of Electrum:
Vulnerable only to Lightning damage. Uses Thunderstone.
Spirit of Stone:
Vulnerable only to Physical damage. Uses SMG or ATMG Sentry and Broadside. Broadside will do massive damage. Draw his minions back to Electrum’s area and kill them there. Then, just rush Stone, hit him with Fusillade, retreat, and repeat as necessary.
Spirit of Wizardry:
Vulnerable only to Magic damage. Uses Magic Missile and Spinning Mind Flay. Magic Missile will do decent damage, so lure the minions away to kill them, if needed.
Spirit of Hell:
Vulnerable only to Fire damage. Uses Flamefront and Rain of Fire. Only Rain of Fire is mildly dangerous. Avoid that and you’ll be fine.
Spirit of Frost:
Vulnerable only to Cold damage. Uses Glacial Spike and Hailstorm.

all of the elementals can be damaged by all damage types. spirit of stone doesnt use any of those skills anymore.

skimmed through and saw quite a few bits like this that are outdated. if you're gonna post the guide, all i'm saying is to make sure you actually check all the info.
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So thats the only thing that bothers u lol. Sure ill fix that. Thanks.
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I didn't copy paste an old guide. You did. Stop being defensive. Just trying to provide corrections so that new players can enjoy the game properly.
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lol lets go crash !! let him know what u told me about his mom !!!!