Matriarch White - Lightning Spearzon

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White is the eighth character to complete her journey in my Colour-Coded Sept Project. The project is based around having one character class respresent each of the seven colours of the rainbow, as well as the 4 additional colours available for equipment. Basically, all gear must adhere to the chosen colour of the character, as well as skills where possible.


White doesn't really display very 'white', more of a light grey. Kind of a shame, but there's not much I can do about that. Lightning skills are VERY white, so as soon as I noticed that Bloodthief is white, a lightning spearzon was the logical (and easy) choice. Her gear is very straightforward, and she was a very powerful character. First some stats, then some thoughts!


Stats
Name: White
Class: Amazon
Experience: 849953875
Level: 82

Naked/Gear
Strength: 102/124
Dexterity: 89/104
Vitality: 294/294
Energy: 15/15
HP: 1093/1220
Mana: 135/175

Fire: 133/93/33
Cold: 84/44/-16
Lightning: 146/106/46
Poison: 44/4/-56


Skills
Jab: 1/10
Power Strike: 20/29
Lightning Bolt: 20/29
Charged Strike: 20/29
Lightning Strike: 20/29
Lightning Fury: 2/11 ->further points would go here

Inner Sight: 1/6
Critical Strike: 1/6
Dodge: 1/6
Slow Missiles: 1/6
Avoid: 1/6
Penetrate: 1/6
Decoy: 1/6
Evade: 1/6


No Valk for her, you can't guarantee their equipment so they don't fly with this project's rules. 1 in the standard passives, otherwise she was essentially single-tree.

Equipment
Helm: Coif of Glory 'Ort'
Armour: M'avina's Embrace 'Ral'
Gloves: M'avina's Icy Clutch
Belt: M'avina's Tenet
Boots: Sigon's Sabot
Amulet: Highlord's Wrath
Rings: 2x The Stone of Jordan
Weapon: Bloodthief Mancatcher
Shield: N/A
Switch: N/A

Charms: 7x Javelin Skillers, resists/life for the remainder

Merc
Leharas - Holy Freeze
Delirium
Chains of Honor
Infinity

I took HF since spearzons are not exactly the quickest attackers out there, so this took some of the edge off by slowing the monsters down while providing us with another element for LIs.

Name: White
Class: Amazon
Experience: 849953875
Level: 82

Naked/Gear
Strength: 102/124
Dexterity: 89/104
Vitality: 294/294
Energy: 15/15
HP: 1093/1220
Mana: 135/175
Stamina: 437/437
Defense: 22/1373
AR: 415/490

Fire: 133/93/33
Cold: 84/44/-16
Lightning: 146/106/46
Poison: 44/4/-56

MF: 0 Block: 13
GF: 56
FR/W: 50
FHR: 42
IAS: 20
FCR: 0

Magic Arrow: 0/0
Fire Arrow: 0/0
Cold Arrow: 0/0
Multiple Shot: 0/0
Exploding Arrow: 0/0
Ice Arrow: 0/0
Guided Arrow: 0/0
Strafe: 0/0
Immolation Arrow: 0/0
Freezing Arrow: 0/0

Inner Sight: 1/6
Critical Strike: 1/6
Dodge: 1/6
Slow Missiles: 1/6
Avoid: 1/6
Penetrate: 1/6
Decoy: 1/6
Evade: 1/6
Valkyrie: 0/0
Pierce: 0/0

Jab: 1/10
Power Strike: 20/29
Poison Javelin: 1/10
Impale: 0/0
Lightning Bolt: 20/29
Charged Strike: 20/29
Plague Javelin: 1/10
Fend: 0/0
Lightning Strike: 20/29
Lightning Fury: 2/11

Harpoonist's Grand Charm of Balance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xca4c7164
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)
+12% Faster Hit Recovery

Harpoonist's Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0xa81cd0f1
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)
+33 to Life

Harpoonist's Grand Charm of Quality
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x2e7a4fad
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)
+2 to Maximum Damage

Harpoonist's Grand Charm of Pestilence
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x8097d1d3
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)
Adds 25 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)

Harpoonist's Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0x6e5abb32
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)
+33 to Life

Amber Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xc2193837
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Lightning Resist +11%

Amber Small Charm of Flame
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xa78d6e47
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 1 - 2 Fire Damage
Lightning Resist +11%

Shimmering Small Charm of Strength
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x77e259e6
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Strength
All Resistances +5

Key
Fingerprint: 0x5d8caf2f
Item Level: 12
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Shimmering Grand Charm of Quality
Grand Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xf5711aa2
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Maximum Damage
All Resistances +15

Harpoonist's Grand Charm of Inertia
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xc843cc82
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)
+7% Faster Run/Walk

Ruby Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x303bad80
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Fire Resist +10%

Garnet Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0x9eea5fb7
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Fire Resist +9%

Ruby Small Charm of Inertia
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x96b030e5
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3% Faster Run/Walk
Fire Resist +11%

Ruby Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xaa072a13
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Fire Resist +10%

Ruby Small Charm of Incineration
Small Charm
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x5fd10b0e
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 7 - 9 Fire Damage
Fire Resist +10%

Garnet Small Charm of Life
Small Charm
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0x30535f89
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+6 to Life
Fire Resist +9%

Horadric Cube
Fingerprint: 0x4473714a
Item Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Coif of Glory
Helm
Defense: 26
Durability: 23 of 24
Required Level: 21
Required Strength: 26
Fingerprint: 0x5931f2ad
Item Level: 58
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Hit Blinds Target +1
+10 Defense
+100 Defense vs. Missile
Lightning Resist +45%
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 7
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Ort Rune

Ort Rune
Required Level: 21
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
Armor: Lightning Resist +30%
Shields: Lightning Resist +35%

Highlord's Wrath
Amulet
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0xc10c377f
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 1 - 30 Lightning Damage
30% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
Lightning Resist +35%
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15

The Stone of Jordan
Ring
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x474b3530
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
Adds 1 - 12 Lightning Damage
+20 to Mana
Increase Maximum Mana 25%

The Stone of Jordan
Ring
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x819ea0af
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
Adds 1 - 12 Lightning Damage
+20 to Mana
Increase Maximum Mana 25%

M'avina's Tenet
Sharkskin Belt
Defense: 83
Durability: 14 of 14
Required Level: 45
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0xdfedc830
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Faster Run/Walk
5% Mana stolen per hit
+50 Defense
+5 to Light Radius
Set (4 items): Cold Resist +25%
Lightning Resist +25%
Fire Resist +25%
Poison Resist +25%

(2 items): +20 to Strength
(3 items): +30 to Dexterity

Sigon's Sabot
Greaves
Defense: 15
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 70
Fingerprint: 0xdde8a9d3
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Faster Run/Walk
Cold Resist +40%
Set (2 items): +50 to Attack Rating
Set (3 items): 50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items


M'avina's Icy Clutch
Battle Gauntlets
Defense: 88
Durability: 17 of 18
Required Level: 32
Required Strength: 88
Fingerprint: 0x2c43e9b4
Item Level: 62
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 6 - 18 Cold Damage Over 6 Secs (150 Frames)
+48 Defense
+10 to Strength
+15 to Dexterity
Half Freeze Duration
56% Extra Gold from Monsters
Set (4 items): Adds 131 - 252 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
Set (5 items): +20% to Cold Skill Damage

(2 items): +20 to Strength
(3 items): +30 to Dexterity

M'avina's Embrace
Kraken Shell
Defense: 1135
Durability: 48 of 48
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0xd98208d8
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 3 Glacial Spike when struck
+2 to Passive and Magic Skills (Amazon Only)
+328 Defense (Based on Character Level)
+350 Defense
Fire Resist +30%
Magic Damage Reduced by 5
Requirements -30%
Set (3 items): +30% Faster Hit Recovery
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Ral Rune

(2 items): +20 to Strength
(3 items): +30 to Dexterity

Ral Rune
Required Level: 19
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
Armor: Fire Resist +30%
Shields: Fire Resist +35%

Tome of Town Portal
Fingerprint: 0xd0a0880
Item Level: 11
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Shimmering Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x7ea40900
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+29 to Life
All Resistances +14

Bloodthief
Mancatcher
Two Hand Damage: 69 - 151
Durability: 26 of 28
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 132
Required Dexterity: 134
Fingerprint: 0x9626a882
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
65% Enhanced Damage
10% Life stolen per hit
35% Chance of Open Wounds
+10 to Strength
+26 to Life
Required Level +12

Mercenary:

Name: Leharas
Race: Desert Mercenary
Type: Def-Nightmare
Experience: 66976056
Level: 82
Dead?: false

Naked/Gear
Strength: 181/201
Dexterity: 145/145
HP: 1647/1647
Defense: 1217/2804
AR: 1874/1874

Fire: 211/171/111
Cold: 211/171/111
Lightning: 211/171/111
Poison: 211/171/111

Chains of Honor
Archon Plate
DolUmBerIst
Defense: 1225
Durability: 31 of 31
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 93
Fingerprint: 0x7c63185c
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+200% Damage to Demons
+100% Damage to Undead
8% Life stolen per hit
+70% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Strength
Replenish Life +7
All Resistances +65
Damage Reduced by 8%
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Dol Rune
Socketed: Um Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune

Dol Rune
Required Level: 31
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Hit Causes Monster to Flee 25%
Armor: Replenish Life +7
Shields: Replenish Life +7

Um Rune
Required Level: 47
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 25% Chance of Open Wounds
Armor: Cold Resist +15%
Lightning Resist +15%
Fire Resist +15%
Poison Resist +15%
Shields: Cold Resist +22%
Lightning Resist +22%
Fire Resist +22%
Poison Resist +22%

Ber Rune
Required Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%

Ist Rune
Required Level: 51
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items


Delirium
Superior Demonhead
LemIstIo
Defense: 362
Durability: 22 of 22
Required Level: 55
Required Strength: 102
Fingerprint: 0x496f133d
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
1% Chance to cast level 50 Delirium when struck
6% Chance to cast level 14 Mind Blast when struck
14% Chance to cast level 13 Terror when struck
11% Chance to cast level 18 Confuse on striking
+2 to All Skills
+261 Defense
+10 to Vitality
50% Extra Gold from Monsters
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Increase Maximum Durability 10%
Level 17 Attract (60/60 Charges)
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Lem Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune
Socketed: Io Rune

Lem Rune
Required Level: 43
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 75% Extra Gold from Monsters
Armor: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters
Shields: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters

Ist Rune
Required Level: 51
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Io Rune
Required Level: 35
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +10 to Vitality
Armor: +10 to Vitality
Shields: +10 to Vitality


Infinity
Giant Thresher
BerMalBerIst
Two Hand Damage: 214 - 610
Durability: 28 of 28
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 178
Required Dexterity: 130
Fingerprint: 0xb362bc71
Item Level: 88
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
257% Enhanced Damage
-45% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
+41 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

Ber Rune
Required Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%

Mal Rune
Required Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Prevent Monster Heal
Armor: Magic Damage Reduced by 7
Shields: Magic Damage Reduced by 7

Ber Rune
Required Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%

Ist Rune
Required Level: 51
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items


Journey
I won't bother you with any gameplay notes here, as they are in the sept thread in full. If you want to read about her adventure and/or look at some of her gameplay screenshots, here are some links to her journey:
Normal/Nightmare
Hell

As always, I will leave a little catalogue of her progression of looks, from beginning through to her final form:

She started off with nothing but a lowly shield:


Sigon's got her started out in true tin-can form:


Shortly after she turned into a proper Spearzon, that weapon looks sweet!


That's really it, her visuals didn't change, though she swapped Sigon's for Mav's and upped for Bloodthief until:


Quite a matching set! I wish it displayed more on the white end rather than grey, but she still looks great.


Other Notes and Final Thoughts

- Lightning spearzons are FUN! I really regret taking this long to build one. CS is (obviously) amazing, LS is fantastic (especially with small fast monsters), and PS was even decent against single-targets. Very effective all around.

- I had D/A/E, and they didn't seem to cause me too many troubles, though I might skip them if I did it again.

- Everyone knows how good CS is, but I was very impressed with LS. Also, it's REALLY fun to use! By nature it's a really thorough killer too since it ping pongs around and hits all monsters, so you can concetrate your attacks in one place and it will kill the whole screen. I definitely recommend this build if you want to try a spearzon, or even if you don't. Just go make one, okay?

- No deaths! As long as you remember to let the merc take the first step into battle, she is actually quite safe, largely in part to having all the monsters in hit recovery constantly. It would be even safer with a valk, of course.

- Super powerful, and decently sturdy too which is impressive given the gear restrictions. Properly kitted out I think shed be an absolute force, and will almost certainly build one in the future.


Thanks for reading!
 
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Congrats! Glowing review on Lightning Strike makes me want to try out the build..

BTW, why not Spire of Honor? It's white is it not? Anyway, Mancatchers still look fierce on a Zon. I'm just a little annoyed that the Hone Sundan looks like a rake, and the strike animations makes it even less flattering.
 
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Congrats! Glowing review on Lightning Strike makes me want to try out the build..

BTW, why not Spire of Honor? It's white is it not? Anyway, Mancatchers still look fierce on a Zon. I'm just a little annoyed that the Hone Sundan looks like a rake, and the strike animations makes it even less flattering.
Thanks! Definitely try it, I'm very curious as to just how good it would be (probably VERY) with an unrestricted gearset.

Spire of Honour is actually Light Grey, or else I definitely would have used it. Bloodthief is nowhere near an ideal weapon, but it works alright for a lightning-centric build. If I had cared about physical damage more, that would have been an issue.

I agree with you about Hone Sundan too, It's such a shame when dodgy graphics cramp a look like that. Luckily, it is uncoloured so I didn't have to worry about that. ;)
 
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Congratulations!

Also agree about the annoyance of spetum weapons having wrong graphics.

Lycanders Flank is white as well but with the pure lightning focus not needed I guess. A rogue or barbarian could add white inner sight and stun graphics, shame on her for not squeezing the last colour out of her surroundings :D. What's your opinion of the coif of glory, was it workable in hell?
 
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@Maltatai - I didn't really notice Coif of Glory, honestly. Partially because she's very strong, but also because the Delerium on the merc negates the need for Hit Blinds Target once it really matters (in Hell). It's still a decent little questing helm but unless you're really hurting for crowd control(blinding) there are lots of better options.
 
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Another nice write up, and another nice character (y) I'm glad you enjoined Lightning Strike, and I agree about how well it pairs with Charged Strike. I had been thinking about rebuilding my LS-zon to go 2H (she was javelin/shield), but this write up and the pics of the LS animation working around the screen were the clincher to get her on the to-do list!
 
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I have been thinking about Coif of Glory for a paladin because helms go well with their shiny armour and blinding seems like an appropriate curse for paladins, having their self-righteous light shine upon all and so on. If you could zeal and knock back enemies while blinding them it would be very interesting. Or fend or fury as well for that matter.
 
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Ooo yes that's interesting. I've found blinding to be a great benefit to melee paladins since they lack natural crowd-control methods, and youre right in that it very much fits the theme.