Contemplating making a Light sorc...

DaveTheGreat

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Contemplating making a Light sorc...

I've never got a sorceress higher than level 30, yes, its my secret shame. Nor have I ever made a hammerdin. Or a druid. Or an assassin........

Before you just send me a link to a guide, I have read them. For the most part. I'm not sure if I want to MF on my sorc or not, can light sorcs mf effectively without sacrificing killing speed? That was my biggest issue with my Fishy, very high MF but killed things too slow for my taste. Here are a few questions.

Stats: Do you need to put any in mana? I hate having to chug pots all the time.

Skills: Pretty straightforward, my one question is that some guides talk about energy shield or no energy shield. Advice?

Equipment: I understand light sorcs can be very pricey, hopefully I'll be able to cope. What equipment take priority? ie What should I look for first, second, third, so forth. That would really help me out a lot as equipment is the biggest thing holding me back from making one.
 

DayDream

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Re: Contemplating making a Light sorc...

Light sorcs are the fastest mfers in game. Fastest as in has a high amount of mf and kills areas the fastest.

You'll have to learn to get use to mana chugging as putting stats into energy = ew.

No energy shield, mana burn sucks.

Infinity takes priority. Rest of items can be crappy and you'll still be able to kill anything.

When I started, somebody gave me a free infinity so I use to mf with

Shako
Vipermagi
Wizardspike
Spirit 25 fcr monarch
Chancies
Tals belt
x2 nagels
Plain +2 sorc skill ammy.

Of course I gradually upgraded the items so I can double the killing speed and mf.

Do you wish to mf 8 player games? or plan on going solo?
 

DaveTheGreat

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Contemplating making a Light sorc...

Wow, thanks to a certain person on the forums I've been given many nice pieces of equipment. Incredible, Infinity, Arachs, and more :O

Hey DayDream you might know him. Apparently he gave you a ring of some sorts ;)

I'm not sure about 8 player or solo, never tried 8 player to be honest.
 

litokrn

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Contemplating making a Light sorc...

lucky xD

honestly mana regen from warmth is decent enough that you shouldn't feel the hurt too badly without any points into energy
just make sure to use magefists or trang claws to hit that 117 fcr (freaking random odd number >.<)
i also skipped es, opting for more damage instead...teleporting, lots of life, and a holy freeze merc should help keep you alive most of the time

cta helps alot with this...i dont have one but ive been on plenty of chaos/baal runs where the BO helps keep me alive so if u can get your hands on one, definitely keep it on switch for prebuffs
 

DaveTheGreat

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Contemplating making a Light sorc...

Alright, I've been looking at a CTA anyways. Is a holy freeze merc the best bet for a light sorc?
 

DayDream

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Contemplating making a Light sorc...

Might, holy freeze, defiance, prayer.. these all work :p
 

litokrn

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Contemplating making a Light sorc...

prayer gives life regen, but i dont think its amazingly quick (not potion speed at least to my knowledge)
might helps your merc kill faster, but you're usually killing most monsters anyways...i guess it helps for whatever immune monsters you cant break
defiance gives defence, but i heard it doesnt really matter unless u can break 10k defence, and thats doubtful for a sorc

thus: most sorcs (most characters in general) go for holy freeze
it slows down all monsters, even the cold immune ones...its a defensive oriented merc as opposed to the might merc, and i've found that it helps keep me alive
monsters move slower, and they attack slower too
 

DaveTheGreat

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Contemplating making a Light sorc...

All right I think I'll go for holy freeze, thanks guys.

Whats a good equipment setup which gives a nice balance between mf and speed?
 

Dirkw

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Re: Contemplating making a Light sorc...

Might is better by heaps and bounds... Helps go through LI"s much faster. Just my personal experience with this sorc.

I don't like to focus on mf on a light sorc. Lightning skills aren't as powerful as Blizzard in pvm and the very low min damage hurts. Also you need lots of equipment devoted to fcr as well so that there is very little room for stuff such as chance guards.
 

DayDream

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Contemplating making a Light sorc...

I personally use
117fcr

Griffons, 7fhr 30 fire res jewel
Tal armor - um'd
Tal amulet
Tal belt
Chanceguards
Wisp
Nagel
Hoto
33 Spirit
Travs
Cta/spirit switch
Torch,anni, 6 light skillers, 1 gheeds, 7 mf scs.

I went that because I didn't have anything else but these and didn't really want to go and buy better so I just used what I got.

Ideally, you should just aim for damage as priority and mf as secondary.

Just want to add that you don't have to hit the 117
 

DaveTheGreat

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Re: Contemplating making a Light sorc...

I ought to be able to get much of that, again thanks a TON to mrstack. I won't be able to afford many light skillers though.... Are those like 1hr each? I could afford 2, maybe.

How much damage do you do?
 
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