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Belarathon
#1 May 28 2017 08:34pm
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Hello again

This time around I'll be playing a dual element sorceress. Nova/Hydra, in fact. I've always liked both of these skills, but I'm a little nervous about having severe mana issues during my pure nova stage.

Rules:
-Hardcore
-All areas and bosses must first be played through on /players 8. Any re-runs of bosses or areas can be done on any player setting to speed up MF runs and take the sting out of grinding.
-Must complete all quests
-Must acquire all waypoints
-Ladder runewords enabled via txt file. (No plugY)

Goals:
-Kill Hell Baal
-Do a 100% full clear of hell act 5
-Complete Tal Rasha's set

Plan:
I will level through Normal and most of Nightmare as a pure Nova sorceress. In her first incarnation, I will indeed break the golden rule and stat some to energy. I will also stat Static Field enough to hit an 8 yard radius so that it has the same radius as Nova. I'm thinking Static/Merc will play a big part in Normal while I'm having mana issues. Once Nova and Lightning Mastery are maxed, I'll start to max Hydra and Fire Mastery, the rest of the points going to a Hydra synergy. Around level 85-90, I'll go to a skill calculator and figure out the ideal distribution between synergies/mastery for Hydra and stat that way. I'd eventually like to complete Tal's set, I haven't fully decided on the exact final gear or the final mercenary either.

Belarathon
#2 May 28 2017 08:39pm
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Den cleared
Belarathon
#3 May 28 2017 08:40pm
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Stylish looking armor if you ask me


Level 12 and one of my main skills ^_^


That pack was mean
Belarathon
#4 May 28 2017 08:41pm
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First Countess kill




Maybe that will help
Belarathon
#5 May 28 2017 08:42pm
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First gamble :D


That helps


All waypoints for act 1 normal
Belarathon
#6 May 28 2017 08:43pm
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Not a bad jewel. I'll use it with an Ort and a Ral in a 3os breast plate for merc.


Merc leveled off Andy. Static made it a pretty easy fight.


Drops
Belarathon
#7 May 28 2017 08:44pm
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High mana wand


Imbued this


Nova level 10! It's sad to think that the skill is half maxed and it doesn't hit 100 damage...
Pious
#8 May 28 2017 08:45pm
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Good luck!!
Belarathon
#9 May 28 2017 08:45pm
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Cube acquired


I think I'll use this on Duriel


Had to say goodbye to the TirTir helm
Belarathon
#10 May 28 2017 08:47pm
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First set item while doing Countess runs.


Nova has an 8 yard radius, so I want to keep Static at the same radius. I decided just to hard-stat it to 8 yards in her first incarnation.


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