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3 questions about blizzard sorc

bruthor

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3 questions about blizzard sorc

I've never played them before, and have 2 questions:

1:
How is the damage from blizzard calculated? If your screen says 5000, is that each second, each spike or the full damage it can deal over 4 sec.
Each spike would be great :)

2:
How many yards does it cover ?

3:
Best merc. and gear.

Thanks in advance.
 

Evrae Altana

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How is the damage from blizzard calculated? If your screen says 5000, is that each second, each spike or the full damage it can deal over 4 sec.
Each spike would be great
The listed damage is the damage done by each spike. Targets can be hit for multiple spikes from the same Blizzard.

Question #2 I'll leave to someone else

Question #3 Best gear for what? PvM? PvP? MF?
 

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1: Damage is per shard and Blizz does A LOT of damage even untwinked if you max synergies and mastery.

2: No idea how many yards but it does cover a big area (generally speaking enough to harm every monster spawned by baal in a baalrun).

3: All you need is a hf merc. Gear almost doesn't matter unless you fight cold immunes. My merc had 100 dmg polearm, venom ward and rare helm when I entered hell and he did quite well in mausoleum runs. Remember monsters can get slowed or frozen by cold attacks. Coupled with hf aura it makes them super slow.
 

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Hmm, I've never heard of using holy freeze with blizzard. I was under the impression that the faster a monster is moving, the more damage it takes from blizzard. Because it will run into more spikes that way. I've been using a defiance mercenary (Act 2 Normal Defensive) with my blizz sorc.
 

bruthor

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Evrae Altana said:
The listed damage is the damage done by each spike. Targets can be hit for multiple spikes from the same Blizzard.

Question #2 I'll leave to someone else

Question #3 Best gear for what? PvM? PvP? MF?

#3
He will be pvm tank and damage source. I think an defience with doom pole would be nice. What do you think?
 

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defiance with doom polearm is one way to go. i think holy free is unnecessary since you are pure cold. i like might mercs with single element sorceresses. he provides a second reliable damage source.
 

Evrae Altana

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He will be pvm tank and damage source. I think an defience with doom pole would be nice. What do you think?
That's a good idea. That way, you will get the slowing effect of Holy Freeze and the Defiance aura to increase your mercenary's tanking ability.