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    "Firewall Sorceress" Guide by Deathscythe

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    DIABLO 2:LORD OR DESTRUCTION v1.09b - FIREWALL/THUNDERSTORM
    SORCERESS GUIDE
                       Version 1.0      9/30/01
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             Created by Deathscythe (Commandokid3k@aol.com)
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    1-History
    2-Building your sorceress
      2.1-Introduction
      2.2-Stats
      2.3-Skills
      2.4-Equipment
      2.5-Other
    3-Future
    4-Credits
    5-Contact me
    6-Legal Stuff
    
    
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    1.0 First Version
    
    
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    <> 2-Building your sorceress                                      <>
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    <>2.1-Introduction<>
    
    Here's my guide on how to make the popular firewall/thunderstorm
    sorceress for Diablo II:Lord Of Destruction.
    
    <>2.2-Stats<>
    
    Now to split your stat points on a level-to-level basis. This is a very
    simple stat point split which only changes once in your sorceress life
    time, once she gets what I think is enough strength. Every level you
    should put 2 points into strength, 1 into vitality and 2 into energy
    until you have 103 strength. Once you have 103 strength put 2 points
    into vitality and 3 points into energy.
    
    <>2.3-Skills<>
    
    NOTE: Follow this chart exactly and don't even get a move not in this
    chart, not even if you need one. Just remember it'll all be worth it
    near level 40 (The level I think things get interesting at). Now the
    tricky part, skill points. This chart explains how to split your skill
    points. Also you should put all reward skill points into Thunderstorm
    because my skill point split won't have enough points to max
    Thunderstorm with the skill points you every level.
    
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    | Character Level | Skill                              | Skill Level|
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    | 2               | Charged Bolt                       | 1          |
    | 3               | Warmth                             | 1          |
    | 4               | Save                               | X          |
    | 5               | Save                               | X          |
    | 6               | Static Field, Telekinesis, Inferno | 1,1,1,     |
    | 7               | Warmth                             | 3          |
    | 8               | Warmth                             | 4          |
    | 9               | Warmth                             | 5          |
    | 10              | Save                               | X          |
    | 11              | Save                               | X          |
    | 12              | Nova, Lightning, Blaze             | 1,1,1,     |
    | 13              | Warmth                             | 6          |
    | 14              | Warmth                             | 7          |
    | 15              | Warmth                             | 8          |
    | 16              | Warmth                             | 9          |
    | 17              | Warmth                             | 10         |
    | 18              | Firewall                           | 1          |
    | 19              | Teleport                           | 1          |
    | 20              | Chain Lightning                    | 1          |
    | 21              | Firewall                           | 2          |
    | 22              | Firewall                           | 3          |
    | 23              | Firewall                           | 4          |
    | 24              | Thunderstorm                       | 1          |
    | 25              | Firewall                           | 5          |
    | 26              | Firewall                           | 6          |
    | 27              | Firewall                           | 7          |
    | 28              | Firewall                           | 8          |
    | 29              | Save                               | X          |
    | 30              | Lightning Mastery, Fire Mastery    | 1,1,       |
    | 31-49           | Fire Mastery                       | 20         |
    | 50-62           | Firewall                           | 20         |
    | 63-82           | Lightning Mastery                  | 20         |
    | 83+             | Thunderstorm                       | 10+        |
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    <>2.4-Equipment<>
    
    Your sorceress is going to need:
    
    -A good orb. The Oculus Swirling Crystal is cool but is too
    expensive trading wise for most people to get (I got mine for 2
    sojs and Tal Rasha's Lidless Eye Orb). For those who don't know
    the 1.09 The  Oculus Swirling Crystal is the unique +3 to all
    Sorceress skills, it also has 50 magic find and like +20 to energy
    and much, much more... If you can't afford The Oculus try to find an
    orb with +1 or +2 to sorceress skills.
    -Sigons Guard Tower Shield or Lidless Grim Shield. These shields have
    +1 to all skills and more. It should be socketed with a perfect
    diamond so it gets resists (like 19% to all resists).
    -A good armor. Skin Of The Vipermagi, Goldskin, Duriel's Shell
    Cuirass, Skin Of The Flayed One and of course Silks Of The Victor
    Ancient Armor are all great but I really like Duriel's Shell Cuirass
    and Silks Of The Victor Ancient Armor.
    -Magefist Light Gauntlets. They are perfect for a firewall sorceress.
    +1 to Fire Skills, fastest cast rate, Regenerate Mana 15%.
    -A good helm. A 2 socket grim helm is perfect for Lore, a good
    runeword that can be made with any 2-socket helm and Ort+Sol. Lore
    has +10 to Energy, +1 to all skills.
    -Fast boots. Get some Sanders Rip Rap, Natalya's Soul, Infernostride,
    Vidala's Fetlock, or Aldurs Advance.
    
    <>2.5-Other<>
    
    Mercenary: You should get an Act 2 Offensive merc or an Act 5 merc.
    The Act 2 Offensive mercs are the games strongest merc offensively
    while the Act 5 mercs tend to be more defensive. You choose.
    Whichever merc you choose try to equip them with life leech since
    they have unlimited mana making mana leech useless. A good equip
    for your merc once he's at least level 39 is: The Undead Crown Crown
    (No I didn't make a typo, that's the name) The Impaler War Spear and
    an armor with more than 200 def. I gave him Skin Of The Vipermagi
    once I could use Duriel's Shell Cuirass.
    
    
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    -I intend to improve the Equipment section and update it if a patch
    changes the items.
    
    
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    -Blizzard for making this wonderful game.
    -My mom for encouraging me along the time I made this guide.
    -Me for writing this guide
    
    
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    You can contact me at Commandokid3k@aol.com or on USEast. My
    accounts are Marc98 and Marc2000.
    
    
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    -You may only use this guide or any parts of it for your personal
    fun. You may not sell or lease it in any way.
    -If you would like to use this guide on a web site or a publication,
    email me at Commandokid3k@aol.com for my permission and we will
    discuss all the terms
    -This guide may only be found at www.bmhacks.com, www.gamefaqs.com and
    www.neoseeker.com. If you find it anywhere else, email me immediately at
    Commandokid3k@aol.com.
    
    
    (c) Copyright 2001-Deathscythe-All Rights Reserved
    
    

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