Matriarch Glacier, 'Ice' Ice Maiden with Infinity Merc

PhineasB

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Matriarch Glacier, Ice Maiden with Infinity Merc
This Amazon is the fifth character in my Runeword Bonanza Sept, devised as a way to use some of the nice shiny objects that come with completing the Runeword Grail and tick off some builds I still wanted to try out or rebuild with better gear. I've done two Fishyzons, as well as Freezing Arrow M'avinazon, but I figured the build would be more powerful with this:
Code:
Glacier's Ice
Superior Shadow Bow
AmnShaelJahLo
Two Hand Damage: 48 - 190
Durability: 19 of 28
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 52
Required Dexterity: 188
Fingerprint: 0x2afb0f4d
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 40 Blizzard when you Level-Up
25% Chance to cast level 22 Frost Nova on striking
Level 18 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped
+20% Increased Attack Speed
223% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
-20% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+29% to Cold Skill Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
20% Deadly Strike
271% Extra Gold from Monsters (Based on Character Level) 4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Amn Rune
Socketed: Shael Rune
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune
It was :) Strafe backup using Windforce more than sorted out unbreakable CIs, and topped off the mana bulb when leechables were around (to the point I had be conscious not to overuse it). The one point decoy worked well enough in hairy spots and to distract dangerous ranged monsters long enough to get blasted into oblivion with FA. She played at p5 through Hell, and she probably could have bumped up to p7 without trouble. She made it through with no deaths, which was surprising given the low life and lack of CtA. But the lack of FHR almost cost her three times, where she was amp'ed got stun locked, burning through a stack of purples before making it out.

Her main updates are here (Normal and Nightmare) and here (Hell). Hellforges were Dol and Fal, but she made up for it with a Pul in A3 NM and a Vex in A5 H and, with a Lem and two more Fals (for a second Lem equivalent) in Hell. So not bad. Only notable item was Steel Shade, plus an 11FR SC with 11 life.

She was quite fun and able to handle any part of the game well. Ice has great mods, beyond the cold damage modifiers. Holy Freeze is great crowd control, ITD helps (and would work nicely if using Ice for strafe), life leech and deadly strike help with leeching. The gold find was hilarious, with enormous piles of gold dropping everywhere in Flayer Jungle. I'm bummed that I haven't found 4os +3skill GMB, as I would built a second Ice in that base in a heartbeat for this character.

I leveled her to 87 on Pindle, and will likely do a level respec'ed to pure strafer with CtA and using Ice just to see how it goes, before going Windforce strafer with Faith Rogue for at least a level. I'll likely retire her then, but may dust her off if I find that 4os GMB.

Final gear:
- Ice Sup Shadow Bow
- Windforce s/w Ruby jewel of Carnage
- CoH
- Razortail
- Cham'ed Shako
- 2/20 gloves with resists
- Tri-resist boots with FRW
- [email protected] Mara's
- SoJ and rare ring w ML, AR and large + life/mana
- Backback: 7 Skillers with Vita and other stats; SCs with resists and mana/FHR, 3 dext

Merc:
- Infinity
- Fortitude
- Vamp w scintillating jewel
Code:
Name:       Glacier
Class:      Amazon
Experience: 1249125274
Level:      87

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   101/132
Dexterity:  146/206
Vitality:   263/268
Energy:     15/20
HP:         1011/1171
Mana:       144/278
Stamina:    413/413
Defense:    36/1355
AR:         700/1168

Fire:       168/128/68
Cold:       171/131/71
Lightning:  185/145/85
Poison:     175/135/75

MF:         39       Block:      27
GF:         286
FR/W:       30
FHR:        12
IAS:        40
FCR:        0

Magic Arrow: 1/17
Fire Arrow: 0/0
Cold Arrow: 20/36
Multiple Shot: 1/17
Exploding Arrow: 0/0
Ice Arrow: 20/36
Guided Arrow: 8/24
Strafe: 20/36
Immolation Arrow: 0/0
Freezing Arrow: 20/36

Inner Sight: 1/8
Critical Strike: 2/9
Dodge: 0/0
Slow Missiles: 1/8
Avoid: 0/0
Penetrate: 1/8
Decoy: 1/8
Evade: 0/0
Valkyrie: 0/0
Pierce: 2/9

Jab: 0/0
Power Strike: 0/0
Poison Javelin: 0/0
Impale: 0/0
Lightning Bolt: 0/0
Charged Strike: 0/0
Plague Javelin: 0/0
Fend: 0/0
Lightning Strike: 0/0
Lightning Fury: 0/0
Code:
Razortail
Sharkskin Belt
Defense: 103
Durability: 14 of 14
Required Level: 32
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0x8b1537a0
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Piercing Attack
+10 to Maximum Damage
+140% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
+15 to Dexterity
Attacker Takes Damage of (Based on Character Level) 87

The Stone of Jordan
Ring
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x28c3ed74
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
Adds 1 - 12 Lightning Damage
+20 to Mana
Increase Maximum Mana 25%

Chains of Honor
Superior Scarab Husk
DolUmBerIst
Defense: 859
Durability: 30 of 30
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 95
Fingerprint: 0x89c6e0b6
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+200% Damage to Demons
+100% Damage to Undead
8% Life stolen per hit
+81% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Strength
Replenish Life +7
All Resistances +65
Damage Reduced by 8%
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Increase Maximum Durability 10%
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Dol Rune
Socketed: Um Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune

Plague Grip
Gauntlets
Defense: 19
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Level: 35
Required Strength: 60
Fingerprint: 0x494d43fd
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
12% Chance to cast level 4 Nova when struck
+2 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+19% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +10%
14% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Skull Whorl
Ring
Required Level: 74
Fingerprint: 0x232760c5
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+76 to Attack Rating
6% Mana stolen per hit
+35 to Life
+84 to Mana
+1 to Mana after each Kill

Mara's Kaleidoscope
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0x6b8ff10a
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +5
All Resistances +28

Shadow Spur
Heavy Boots
Defense: 5
Durability: 14 of 14
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 18
Fingerprint: 0xb99a08ec
Item Level: 40
Version: Expansion 1.10+
12% Chance to cast level 4 Nova when struck
+30% Faster Run/Walk
+4 to Dexterity
Cold Resist +33%
Lightning Resist +25%
Poison Resist +37%

Mercy's Harlequin Crest
Shako
Defense: 110
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x782376be
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +2
+148 to Life (Based on Character Level)
+148 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
Damage Reduced by 10%
Cannot Be Frozen
50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Cham Rune

Windforce
Hydra Bow
Two Hand Damage: 38 - 547
Durability: 31 of 55
Required Level: 73
Required Strength: 134
Required Dexterity: 167
Fingerprint: 0x912c1ffb
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Increased Attack Speed
287% Enhanced Damage
+13 to Maximum Damage
+271 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
6% Mana stolen per hit
Knockback
+10 to Strength
+5 to Dexterity
Heal Stamina Plus 30%
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Ruby Jewel of Carnage

Ruby Jewel of Carnage
Jewel
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0xdb68bcdb
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
37% Enhanced Damage
+13 to Maximum Damage

Glacier's Ice
Superior Shadow Bow
AmnShaelJahLo
Two Hand Damage: 48 - 190
Durability: 19 of 28
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 52
Required Dexterity: 188
Fingerprint: 0x2afb0f4d
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 40 Blizzard when you Level-Up
25% Chance to cast level 22 Frost Nova on striking
Level 18 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped
+20% Increased Attack Speed
223% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
-20% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+29% to Cold Skill Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
20% Deadly Strike
271% Extra Gold from Monsters (Based on Character Level)
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Amn Rune
Socketed: Shael Rune
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune
Code:
Fletcher's Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xe06ffd08
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+21 to Life

Fletcher's Grand Charm of Balance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xcec7c581
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+12% Faster Hit Recovery

Fletcher's Grand Charm of Dexterity
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x9aa1f897
Item Level: 76
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+5 to Dexterity

Fletcher's Grand Charm of Quality
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xcd4a4012
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+2 to Maximum Damage

Fletcher's Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0x5903f063
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+34 to Life

Fletcher's Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0x2e960e46
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+37 to Life

Fletcher's Grand Charm of Strength
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x3a1e03aa
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+4 to Strength

Steel Small Charm of Dexterity
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0xa3546736
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+29 to Attack Rating
+2 to Dexterity

Serpent's Small Charm of Dexterity
Small Charm
Required Level: 40
Fingerprint: 0x96e5a3e4
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Dexterity
+15 to Mana

Steel Small Charm of Dexterity
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0xa7f8c89e
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+28 to Attack Rating
+2 to Dexterity

Toxic Small Charm of Strength
Small Charm
Required Level: 55
Fingerprint: 0x79149350
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 100 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
+2 to Strength

Steel Small Charm of Dexterity
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0xec281327
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+35 to Attack Rating
+2 to Dexterity

Ruby Small Charm of the Glacier
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x7ab4325
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 3 - 5 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (25 Frames)
Fire Resist +10%

Ruby Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x4a758691
Item Level: 61
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+17 to Life
Fire Resist +10%

Shimmering Small Charm of Greed
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x3f26e2b4
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +5
7% Extra Gold from Monsters

Serpent's Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 40
Fingerprint: 0xf86fd067
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+16 to Life
+15 to Mana

Amber Small Charm of Dexterity
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x12fb0893
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Dexterity
Lightning Resist +11%

Amber Small Charm of Dexterity
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x18566efd
Item Level: 57
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Dexterity
Lightning Resist +11%

Shimmering Small Charm of Greed
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x2c3cd24
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +5
8% Extra Gold from Monsters

Shimmering Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0xbca686b1
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +5
Code:
Name:       Ilzan
Race:       Desert Mercenary
Type:       Off-Nightmare
Experience: 77330620
Level:      86
Dead?:      false

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   188/188
Dexterity:  151/151
HP:         1807/1926
Defense:    1330/5002
AR:         1922/1922

Fire:       191/151/91
Cold:       191/151/91
Lightning:  191/151/91
Poison:    191/151/91

Vampire Gaze
Grim Helm
Defense: 252
Durability: 40 of 40
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 58
Fingerprint: 0xd28d23a
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+7% Faster Hit Recovery
Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
7% Mana stolen per hit
7% Life stolen per hit
+100% Enhanced Defense
15% Slower Stamina Drain
All Resistances +13
Damage Reduced by 20%
Magic Damage Reduced by 14
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Scintillating Jewel of Truth

Scintillating Jewel of Truth
Jewel
Required Level: 36
Fingerprint: 0x133018ca
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+7% Faster Hit Recovery
Cold Resist +13%
Lightning Resist +13%
Fire Resist +13%
Poison Resist +13%

Fortitude
Archon Plate
ElSolDolLo
Defense: 3420
Durability: 31 of 31
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 93
Fingerprint: 0x65777894
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
20% Chance to cast level 15 Chilling Armor when struck
+25% Faster Cast Rate
300% Enhanced Damage
+200% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
+119 to Life (Based on Character Level)
Replenish Life +7
+5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
All Resistances +28
Damage Reduced by 7
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 to Light Radius
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: El Rune
Socketed: Sol Rune
Socketed: Dol Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune

Infinity
Thresher
BerMalBerIst
Two Hand Damage: 64 - 757
Durability: 33 of 33
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 142
Required Dexterity: 108
Fingerprint: 0xdae0dcd1
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
50% Chance to cast level 20 Chain Lightning when you Kill an Enemy
Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
+35% Faster Run/Walk
259% Enhanced Damage
-52% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
+43 to Vitality (Based on Character Level)
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30/30 Charges)
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune
Thanks for reading! Two more to go in this Sept.
 
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maxicek

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Congratulations - You levelled quite high, what players setting? Also why did you go for Shadow bow, is it only because you didn't have a GMB or is there a plan to use it on an A1 merc?
 
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saracen85

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Congrats! Quite a loadout!

How's the mana? No BO + 7x Skillers mean FA is quite the mana guzzler. I can see why you have to restrain with the Windforce..
 
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PhineasB

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Thanks!!
Congratulations - You levelled quite high, what players setting? Also why did you go for Shadow bow, is it only because you didn't have a GMB or is there a plan to use it on an A1 merc?
She was p7 through Normal and Nightmare, and then p5 the whole way through Hell. She was about two-thirds through lvl 86 when she pinged. She didn't rerun any areas, except one additional clear of the Summoner's arm in AS to ping a level before tackling the tomb, and otherwise played very direct. As for the Ice, I didn't have a 4os GMB when I built it for the Runeword Grail. I hoped that I would have one before running this character and figured it could be a fun bow for a Cold Rogue. Unfortunately, I still don't t have a 4os GMB (including at least four cube attempts) :( so went ahead with this character using the Shadow Bow.
How's the mana? No BO + 7x Skillers mean FA is quite the mana guzzler. I can see why you have to restrain with the Windforce..
I didn't really have mana problems. A volley of strafe generally worked, with pots available for unleechables. The mana bulb was up near 500 due to gear (SoJ and rare ring in particular), so she could fire off quite a few FAs before drying up, and FA was strong enough that it didn't take too many shots to take out packs. A haxxor 1.07 mpk ring would obviously make a difference, but I don't time travel so had to make due :D
 
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Congrats, sounds great. An Ice Maiden is probably one of the few builds that I have been considering.
 
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Another great character! Why are you looking a GMB for ice? I do have one or two of those but have been holding out for a 3sk mat bow for the base. Have done 7 cube attempts on those and no 4os :(.
 

PhineasB

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I was after strafe backup on main with higher damage for mana leech to allow CtA switch. I would have gone with 4os +3 Mat bow also, but didn’t have one of those either :(
 
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