Melee Sorceress

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frsmkre
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Solfege wrote:It's funny you say that b/c I did that too my first time. Didn't know which one was the real Belial, so I was just attacking everything. I realized i'd been doing this Uber for 20 minutes (Baneblade timed out during the fight). But it turned out, I killed Belial w/o even realizing it. Not sure how long into the fight he died.

Yeah.. I found him and hit him for a good minute but I can't ever tell what his health is at due to clones.. pretty lame he died to bladestorm seeking.
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GRANDLarsony wrote:Are the charged bolts considered missiles as well or do they leech?


Idk if the bolts are pure Lightning damage or if they carry weapon damage, too. My gut tells me they're pure Lightning damage--in which case, they wouldn't leech. But again, not 100% sure.

I haven't played around with it much, but the the bolts seem powerful, despite displaying a low Lightning damage number. It works better than any of your own skills against Astrogha, and I felt safe enough using it in Vizjun. If I ever get to Fauzt, I'd like to try it there, too.
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Cool ty. Yah I’m going to try to get the treks and try with my ele gear, focusing a little more on lightning with klaatu and stormflyer. Sounds mean.

Also can you mo jewels or just luck?
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Yeah. Charged Strike definitely open up some possibilities. I think you could build something pretty solid around it. And jewels can only be luckied.
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Ericksonius
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Hey, I've just reached level 120 in single player and i'm looking to enhance my gear. Are there any recommended runewords to try? Finding the set in painfully slow in sp
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Shark (Xis)

Shark
Weapons

'TalXis'
Runeword Level: 120
1% Chance to cast level 31 Bloodlust on Kill
+(201 to 250)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
40% Attack Speed
+230% Enhanced Damage
+(2 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+5 to all Attributes
-500 to Mana
Cannot be Unsocketed
is a good weapon. Even better when paired with
Rebel (Xis)
Rebel
Body Armor

'ElXis'
Runeword Level: 120
Enhanced Weapon Damage +200%
+(202 to 230)% Enhanced Defense
+250 to Strength
+250 to Dexterity
-75 to Vitality
-75 to Energy
Elemental Resists +(60 to 80)%
+1 to Light Radius
Cannot be Unsocketed
. So if you're going that route, I'd recommend eventually farming 2 Xis Runes.
Brocken (Xis)

Brocken
Sorceress Crystal Swords

'IstXis'
Runeword Level: 120
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 (101 to 150)%
3% Reanimate as: Evil Spirit
Cannot be Unsocketed
would be about the only real alt to Shark (Xis), but I've tested both this patch, and Shark (Xis) is still superior. The only real benefit Brocken (Xis) offers is about 40k more Defense. Protector Spirit never survives long enough to cast Bloodlust, and the reanimates aren't really relevant by End-Game. The higher damage potential of Shark (Xis) will serve you better.

Alternatively, you can farm Ice Runes for
Dark Exile


Dark Exile
Sorceress Crystal Swords

'CoCoCoCoCoCo'
Runeword Level: 100
5% Chance to cast level 23 Hailstorm on Melee Attack
+(0 to 4) to Sorceress Skill Levels
+(171 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
Adds 63-125 damage
Adds 578-1156 cold damage
(30 to 35)% Life stolen per Hit
-60% to Enemy Cold Resistance
or 6 more Earth Runes for
Shattered Stone


Shattered Stone
Weapons

'EaEaEaEaEaEa'
Runeword Level: 100
15% Chance to cast level 36 Crucify on Melee Attack
Indestructible
+(0 to 2) to All Skills
+200% Enhanced Damage
Adds 93-148 damage
20% Life stolen per Hit
50% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
. Both perform well, but neither is better than Shark (Xis) with good crafted jewels, imo.
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If Charged Strike is anything like D2 version, it is unlikely to do any phys damage at all.
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Rumstein wrote:If Charged Strike is anything like D2 version, it is unlikely to do any phys damage at all.


its 125% wdm and +1 bolt per 6 levels.
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What's better for farming? Elemental or Physical build? :-)
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Crash wrote:its 125% wdm and +1 bolt per 6 levels.


Yes, but the question is: what kind of damage to the bolts do? Are they pure Lightning (a la cLoD) or WDM+additional Lightning damage. As I said, gut tells me it's the same as cLoD, but you never know what sort of under-the-radar surprises the devs slip in.

Haywood wrote:What's better for farming? Elemental or Physical build? :-)


As I've said before, I prefer Phys b/c it's easier to gear and your buffs are designed for boosting Phys damage. But ppl seem to be farming fine with Elemental. I still haven't found any "BiS" gear for either Phys or Elemental, so I can't give a definitive answer yet.