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Hydra Fireball Sorceress

Kaecilius -
  • Season 3
  • Sorcerer
  • Softcore
  • Endgame
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    teleport

    Teleport

    Transform into lightning becoming Unstoppable and surging to the target location dealing 25% damage around you upon arrival.

    frost nova

    Frost Nova

    Unleash a torrent of frost, Freezing (CC) enemies around you for 3 seconds.

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    Ice Armor

    A Barrier of ice forms around you for 6 seconds, absorbing 30% of your Base Life in damage. While Ice Armor is active, 5% of your damage dealt is added to Barrier.

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    Flame Shield

    Engulf yourself in flames for 2 seconds, Burning surrounding enemies for 40% damage per second.

    Fireball

    Fireball

    Hurl an exploding ball of fire, dealing 60% damage to surrounding enemies.

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    Hydra

    Summon a 3-headed Hydra for 10 seconds. Each head spits fire at enemies, dealing 14% damage. Maximum 1 active Hydra at a time.

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    GEAR VIEW

    SlotGemAspect/UniqueAspect/UniqueGemSlot
    helm2593128734.png Harlequin Crest

    Gain 10% - 20% Damage Reduction. In addition, gain +4.0 Ranks to all Skills.

    Melted Heart of Selig

    Gain 60 Maximum Resource. 75% of incoming damage drains 2 Resource for every 1% of Life you would have lost instead.

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    Raiment of the Infinite

    After using Teleport, Close enemies are pulled to you and Stunned (CC) for 2 - 3 seconds, but Teleport's Cooldown is increased by x 20.0%.

    Ring of Starless Skies

    Spending resources reduces your resource costs and increases your damage by x10% for 3 seconds, up to 40%.

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    glovesConceited Aspect

    Deal x 15 - 25% increased damage while you have a Barrier active.

    X'Fal's Corroded Signet

    Your Damage over Time effects have up to a 50% chance to erupt, dealing # damage of the same type to Nearby enemies.

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    Tibault's Will

    You deal x 20 - 40% increased damage while Unstoppable and for 4 seconds after. When you become Unstoppable, gain 50 of your Primary Resource.

    boots Esu's Heirloom

    Your Critical Strike Chance is increased by 20 - 30% of your Movement Speed bonus.

    weapon Serpentine Aspect

    You may have 1 additional Hydra active, and Hydra’s duration is increased by 14 - 24%.

    Battle Caster's Aspect

    When your Conjuration skills hit you have up to a 30 - 40% chance to gain +1 Rank to your Conjuration skills for 12 seconds. This can stack up to 3 times.

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    PARAGON GLYPHS AND BOARDS

    Start
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    Invocation

    • Enemies damaged by your Conjuration Skills deal 1% reduced damage to you for 6 seconds, stacking up to 15%.
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    Conjurer

    • For every 5 Intelligence within range, Conjuration Skills gain + 3% (lvl 1) - 15% (lvl 21) increased damage.
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    Flamefeeder

    • For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal + 2% (lvl 1) - 10% (lvl 21) increased damage to Burning (DoT) targets.
    • You deal x 10% increased direct damage to Burning (DoT) enemies.
    Enchantment Master
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    Destruction

    • For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal + 4% (lvl 1) - 20% (lvl 21) increased Critical Strike Damage.
    • Critical Strikes increase all damage the enemy takes from you by x 2% for 10 seconds, up to x 12%.

    BUILD AND PARAGON BOARD VIEW

    BUILD EXPLANATION

    Overview:

    This Hydra Fireball Sorceress build is primarily a Hydra build, but Fireball is used as a secondary skill to spend mana quickly in order to conjure additional Hydras with the Hydra Enchantment. However, Fireball still deals a good amount of damage on its own.

    This endgame build easily clears T-100 NM dungeons and bosses like Duriel, but it is by no means a meta build or highest damage output build. It is mostly for the fun of using Hydra, my favorite skill from D2. The skill tree as it is shown requires a Shako in order to free up additional skill points to put elsewhere, since it gives +4 to everything as a base (specifically, Ice Armor and Meteor are given for free).

    Playstyle:

    When engaging a mob or boss, put two Hydras down. Then, spam Fireball to deplete mana quickly and raise additional Hydras. With some good Lucky Hit to Restore Primary Resource, and help from the Seneschal, you can use Fireball essentially endlessly. With the Enchantment Master paragon node lowering the mana requirement to 167 and the Conjurer glyph adding 20% duration on top of the Serpentine Aspect duration boost, you will have 4 active Hydras at all times, sometimes 5 for a short period. The usual Sorceress defensive skills are available (Teleport, Frost Nova, Flame Shield, Ice Armor) to use as needed, especially Flame Shield or Ice Armor to remain protected while staying still to spam Fireball.

    Hydra is obviously the first Enchantment slot. The other can be switched depending on the current task. Fireball for clearing dungeons or mobs, for the quick clear speed caused by the explosions. For bosses, switch out the second Enchantment to Meteor to get plenty of Lucky Hit procs on the single target.

    Essentially all items / paragon nodes / glyphs are used to increase Conjuration skill damage or fire damage generally. This build is still viable without the Uber Uniques of course, and I would suggest replacing them with either Aspect of Three Curses, Elementalist’s Aspect, Aspect of Fortune, Frostblitz Aspect, or Aspect of Disobedience – as you see fit.

    Season 3:

    The Seneschal is used primarily to bolster your own character, with quick attacks to replenish your mana or amplify your damage.

    QUICK SKILLS VIEW

    SkillRank
    fire bolt

    Fire Bolt

    2
    Fireball

    Fireball

    5
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    Enhanced Fireball

    1
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    Destructive Fireball

    1
    Devastation

    Devastation

    1
    Elemental Dominance

    Elemental Dominance

    3
    flame shield

    Flame Shield

    1
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    Enhanced Flame Shield

    1
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    Mystical Flame Shield

    1
    teleport

    Teleport

    1
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    Enhanced Teleport

    1
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    Shimmering Teleport

    1
    Glass Cannon

    Glass Cannon

    3
    Elemental Attunement

    Elemental Attunement

    1
    frost nova

    Frost Nova

    1
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    Enhanced Frost Nova

    1
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    Mystical Frost Nova

    1
    hydra

    Hydra

    5
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    Enhanced Hydra

    1
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    Summoned Hydra

    1
    Conjuration Mastery

    Conjuration Mastery

    3
    Precision Magic

    Precision Magic

    1
    Align the Elements

    Align the Elements

    1
    Mana Shield

    Mana Shield

    3
    Protection

    Protection

    3
    Icy Veil

    Icy Veil

    3
    Inner Flames

    Inner Flames

    3
    Devouring Blaze

    Devouring Blaze

    3
    Fiery Surge

    Fiery Surge

    1
    Soulfire

    Soulfire

    3
    Esu's Ferocity

    Esu's Ferocity

    1

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