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Post by grizzb on Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:01 pm

[OMEGA]Shiva, the Ice godess , by Grizz B

Went through some old documents and found one of my old guides I thought was pretty fun so i wanted to post it here to see if anyone would get some use.

Introduction

A sorceress using her IE to tank and piercing - knockback - arrows to pawn her enemies

Pros
- fastest fps bow/xbow attack animation in the game beside superbeast
- Tons of fun
- decent amounts of life (12k+), defense (150k+) and avoid (20+)
- good crowd control (piercing knockback, slow )
- 25 ice elementals : great tanks (70k+ hp) , they benefit from WA(20%avoid) ,they boost the total defence (3/2) ,they provide DR (25%) , may cast glacial nova (aoe freeze)
- good physical dmg
- easy to play untwinked

Cons
- requires some skill/weapon switching to gain moonstrike damage buff

STATS
Strength : enough for gear
Dexterity : all
Vitality : 0 (we are not tanking)
Energy : 0 (we are not casters)

Skillpoints alocation
Early-mid game : Skillplan Shiva (Sorceress, Ω 001)
End game : Skillplan Shiva (Sorceress, Ω 001)
- the points from STF go for smaxing the other main skills in end game . You only need IE for tanking

EQUIPMENT

Early Game
Belt: TU heavy belt: 10%CB, 20%UA , 10% ctc SoR after kill
Gloves: Kali RW : nice proc , 2 all skills , 10% max fire resist
Boots : TU heavy boots (+max damage) -> Charge of the goddess (+ max damage)
Helm : TU skull cap : proc , EWD , IAS , 20% dexterity
Armor: TU chain mail : 10% ctc arrow on striking , cold damage to weapon, reanimates , low requirements
Weapon: ort in bow (tantrum) -> lum in bow (arrow swarm)
Quiver: Locust hive : 5% ctc arrow on striking mo'ed with minion resists
Rings: 2x ripstar rings (+max damage) mo'ed with ctc thunder hammer and minion resists
Amulet: Angel heart mo'ed with ctc thunder hammer and minion resists
Sockets: Io runes , gems/jewels with resistances
on switch
Weapon: any crystal sword or Warp blade socketed w/ nih runes when you can
Shield: any 6 socket shield with 6x perfect sapphires->nih runes (increase moonstrike buff duration)

End Game
Belt: keep TU Deadfall Mo’d w/ minion res
Gloves: a good dexterity craft or SU safety fists : IAS , +max damage , 8%DR
Boots: a good dexterity craft or SU lifecrusher : +150 to max damage , 15%CB , life after kill
Helm: SU royal circlet : 25% AA , 150% extra damage to demons and undead
Armor: SSU dervish of anaroch : KNOCKBACK , IAS , 20% dexterity , 1k life
Rings : 2x ripstar rings (+max damage) mo'ed with ctc thunder hammer and minion resists
Amulet: Beads of the snake queen : adds damage , 25% strength and dexterity , 100 life after kill , proc
Weapon: Weird crafted long war bow w/ decent +max damage , arrow swarm oskill and weapon damage proc
Quiver: bad of tricks : 3x2% ctc 1/1 weapon damage proc ,tri-elemental damage to weapon
Sockets: jahs for crafted bow , crafted jewel with minion life and 2% dexterity for the rest of the sockets
on switch
Weapon: SU batttle staff (issalfarstafr): 8 sorceress skills, 150% to summoned minion life, +200% buff duration w/ Nih runes
*Vizjun's ball bearing UMOs may come useful for a decent bow craft

How to play
- summon the ice elementals army to tank
- hit an enemy with your switch gear (moonstrike*) - you can use book of summoning to spawn one - gain dmg buff (end game buff lasts for over a minute)
- switch to Bow and spam arrow swarm : 3/2 WDM + pierces through enemies + knockback = Laughing
- use timefield to slow your enemies
- instant heal with moon symbols

* that’s right maxed melee sorc skill using a staff

Uberquests


Dungeon uberquests

Creature of flame

- easy task . 2 arrow swarms and it's dead

Infernal machine

- same as above , no problem at all . Arrow swarms to the victory

Death projector

- lure away some of the Mechanics so you won't get surrounded by them when you attack the projector , few arrow swarms and you can have that nice charm

Azmodan

- jump into the middle of the map using blink or jitan's gate and start spraying arrow swarms knocking everyone away while you pwn Azmodan

Rathma square

- cast timefields , kill the Crawlers on your way to Primus , your IE / reanimats will keep busy the resurrected crawlers , while you work your way to primus. Keep spraying arrow swarm to knock the crawlers back and rape Primus

Cathedral of vanity
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- prebuff outside uber area so you don’t summon Inarius's ghost on top of you
- same strategy as for the Death projector . Lure a part of the Nuns the entrance room and blink over the wall in the big room; wait for the first beam to complete a rotation then get behind the Crystall ball, and spam arrow swarm on it (hope it's not physical immune ) . When immunities go off , kill the High clerics , nuns and Inarius with arrow swarm , then summon Inarius's ghost , kill it and take the charm

Toraja

- summon your army, cast chronofield and use arrows warm to kill/ knockback the enemies . Kill the Celebrants and Morlus on your way and keep on summoning more Edyrems (if they die) to remove immunities . Use arrow swarm to rape Lilth then transmute your Medallion while the swirles are still on


Vizjun

- buff your character with Arcane fury , cast timefield RUSH to MCS zig-gaz-ing trough the robot packs , avoiding getting surrounded. Purify MCS , pick up CFS and save & exit .

Summoning uberquests
* For this type of uberquests , make sure to do the following before you start :
- prebuff outside summon area (dark summoning-> hit w/ staff)
- summon your army
- lay down chronofield

The Butcher

- few arrow shots to get the job done

The binding of Baal


- summon your army , cast chronofield and use dark summoning . you may want to stack some more elemental resistances (they pierce trough 250 of your resistances). Arrow Swarm to the victory

Assault on mount Arreat

- summon your army , cast chronofield , use dark summoning and Arrow Swarm your opponents . knockback makes it so easy

Akarat

- dark summon near a wall so you can pin Akarat along with his followers with Arrow swarms

Lord Aldric Jitan

-dark summon in that hallway and enter the Halls of anguish , tp home and enter Anya's red portal so you can get behind them . Knockbacking arrow swarms will keep them inside the hallway so you'll be safe from those singularities . Jitan himself is easy to defeat

Legacy of blood


- the opponents need to hit something (your summons) to remove their immunities . When immunities go off , arrow swarms shots to the victory . Timefield will make this last a bit longer because they will react very slow -> the immunities go off slower ; try not to use it there if you want to get that charm fast . You can do this among first ubers as it is very easy

Judgement day

- feed Dark Uldyssian with your tanky IEs and he will summon the avatars . they die very fast from arrow swarms

Brother Laz

- reroll the map until one of the 2 shrines that spawn in there is a FIRE shrine
- kill all monsters in Swampy pit level 1 and level 2 and open portal at entrance for level 3
- kill the Death projector and lure the Mechanics in the opposite corner
- summon the army to keep the Groupies a bit busy
- let your gear in base , dark summon near fire shrine and use the fire explosion to lower Laz's life to half . you will die after this but it's ok - your gear is in base
- equip only an Assur's bane and go back . Summon army , advance step by step casting chronofields until Laz will jump on top of you . Cast Purify and it will lower his life to less than 1/4 (wait few seconds for purify to do full damage and after that hit escape button). you will die again after this but it's ok . the gear is still in base
- equip all gear you left in base , and a new ASSUR'S bane . go back summon army and approach w/ chronofields, purify Laz and Voila! Kill the groupies with arrow swarm .

Uberlevels

K3KBA

- a good spot to farm at "/players 8" . knockback makes this very easy


IOTSS

- the place for farming for gold (socket some tir runes) . Malic and Lucion are easy to kill since you are shooting them them from a distance

Khalimgrad

- same as k3kba , a potential farming spot .


Tran Athula

- timefield and arrow swarm make this a joke


Fauztinville

- Good CC, slow/summons/ knockback make this an easy farmable spot ; use STF (nice cold damage) for necrobots (phys immune)


Bremmtown

- summon the army to tank , use timefield to slow the howling toads ; KB makes this very easy ; distract new packs with your summons and arrow swarm to the victory . transmute your class charm while the swirles are still on


Kingdom of Shadow

- Prebuff with moonstrike outside for more life , cast arcane fury for some MOAR frw , enter Ureh and rush to the bridge zig-zag-ing through the citizens . if you don't have some experience doing this , this part may seam tricky
- once you got to the bridge , portal home ,summon all you got (IE/edyrems) , re-enter ureh portal and use jitan's gate to jump as far as possible . summons will distract citizens from hitting you and you can open new portal , go to town , re-summon all army go back . repeat till you get to Juris Khan (portal home->summons->blink as far as possible)
- re-buff with moonstrike buff outside town , switch to the bow and go back to Ureh portal to kill juris Khan with arrow swarm

Duncraig

- The ultimate farming spot, however some of these guys are physical immunes and require your spells to be killed . Timefield and the minions provide you a good safety while you arrow swarm the sh*t out of those slain souls . For the phys immunes , switch to the staff and spam STF from the corpses nearby


Heroic levels - annoying oponents with crapy drops . don't waste time here

MOOO!


Heroic Bosses

Belial

-not attempted yet

Bull prince rodeo

- summon BPR at the wood fences so that he won't knockback you all over the cow level and you'll stay safe from his stampede herd . rape him with Arrow swarm

Qov tsin

- gear check uber : stack 500% all resist and get 95% all resists increasing the max resists with 20% . to do this you will get Thai runes in your sockets , change the gear with 2 out of those 3 : Witchhunter's hood , SU spirit walker , SU nor tiraj's wisdom . i went for the first two + 2x perfect turquoise
- kill all monsters inside the stony tomb and Summon Qov Tsin
- melt his face with arrows warm and get his charm
- piece of cake if you got the proper gear

Astrogha

- not attempted yet

Special thanks to CHUCKNORIS for skill layout/item advice and help with guide layout.

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Re: Shiva the Bow Sorc

Post by GregMXL on Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:55 pm

Hey good job for this classic guide. Had fun playing it like a year and a half ago. I just want to point out that you say to switch off to any weapon or shield with sockets for the Perfect Sapphires for buff/debuff,but on weapon and shield they give mana and cold resist. It's for armor only. Might wanna change that.


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Re: Shiva the Bow Sorc

Post by wow123400 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:07 pm

I think this guide already exist somewhere else,I do not remember where,I think mus01 post this one Thinking

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Re: Shiva the Bow Sorc

Post by aahz on Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:30 pm

@wow: I only asked in LEts hear some good custom builds about this character and posted link to PDF version of the old guide
I had fun playing this bowsorceress through Hatred and Terror, but I stopped playing (SP) somewhere in Destruction Act1...I'll probably continue when I have more free time (and appetite) Smile

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Re: Shiva the Bow Sorc

Post by wow123400 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:38 pm

this build is funny,since sorc got a knockback armor Very Happy

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Re: Shiva the Bow Sorc

Post by grizzb on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:42 pm

@wow123400 wrote:this build is funny,since sorc got a knockback armor Very Happy


Yup that was the whole point was to heavily abuse ranged knockback. its alot of fun

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Re: Shiva the Bow Sorc

Post by Thomcore on Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:21 am

This guide sucks. You say that it takes only 2 arrow swarm to take down the creature of flame but it doesn´t. I keep attacking and its health is going down very slowly. And it´s only an easy uber so what about other ?

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Re: Shiva the Bow Sorc

Post by GregMXL on Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:32 am

The guide is outdated man...it doesn't suck. Learn to adapt. The Creature of Flame was buffed like a year ago.

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Re: Shiva the Bow Sorc

Post by wow123400 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:52 am

Strongly buffed.

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Re: Shiva the Bow Sorc

Post by stoya on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:29 am

i see no reason to use any bow skill with sorc... so forced and completly weird guide...

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