myfataltouch wrote:Looking for some guidance from the Sorc Veterans. I've been following the Fire Sorc build (end game) pretty much to the letter. I have most of the gear pieces, the only thing I'm missing is the Xis Rune for the Bloodlust buff. I feel like I've hit a wall, can't seem to beat any of the "Hard" bosses lvl120. Imperius/Malthael, Quov, Kabraxis, and Zagraal. (They all 2-3 shot me) I think maybe my resists are too low, or perhaps I don't have enough pierce? My main stats below (level 126):
285% Fire Dmg
Resists range from 141-180%
PR at -1% I haven't tried switching from Ice Elementals yet cause I die too quickly when I don't have them to tank
Do I just reroll until my crafted gear is at better stats? Any help is appreciated!
106 pierce is pretty low. Same for that fire spell dmg. You can get massive pierce on crafted Gambeson and gloves. Don't forget -5 pierce on angel bag and another 5 pierce from Astrogha's trophy (which is a relatively easy boss for fire sorc so you can definitely farm him for the trophy). With zod jewels in sockets, you'll have more than that
Regarding the bosses: Imperius and Malthael have homing projectile spams that will instagib you if you stand still without minions to tank, but sometimes they'll still hit you regardless so just move while casting flamestrike on them. If there are too many edyrems in the first fight, take your time luring them away. Spam cookies.
Quov Tsin is a gear check. You need 150 flat physical dmg reduction (pdr) on top of about 83 rainbow resists and some absorbs to tank the beam. The judgement day charm (even unupgraded) is good for this. You can get pdr from cubing rings, amulet with mystic orbs (60 total);
Runeword Level: 69
+1 to All Skills
30% Cast Speed
30% Attack Speed
5% Movement Speed
Elemental Resists +(51 to 60)%
Physical Damage Reduced by (31 to 40)
Slows Attacker by (13 to 17)%
Runeword Level: 67
2% Chance to cast level 7 Shower of Rocks on Melee Attack
3% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(21 to 25) to Strength
+(21 to 25) to Dexterity
+(31 to 35) to Vitality
+(21 to 25) to Energy
Physical Damage Reduced by (16 to 20)
Total Character Defense (31 to 40)%
etc. Even without 150 pdr you're still able to take some hits. Simply don't eat the entire beam.
Kab is similar. Dodge the green attacks. Run/teleport away from the poison spiral. Bring some normal pots to cure poison. Takes a bit of practice. Zagraal is just a hard boss for squishy builds. Max cast speed and spam ice balls while he's in bat form.
I'd try to get Quov Tsin and Jday charms first as they're some of the most important ones. The rest you could skip and come back when you're stronger.