critique light sorc... Alright, I know this is a basic setup but I would like to hear your opinions on which things I should change around and I also have a few questions which I will post at the end. Also, this char will be strictly for PvM such as chaos runs and rushing. Skills: Warmth=1 Lightning=20 Chain Lightning=20 Charged Bolt=20 Nova=20 Lightning Mastery=20 Telekinesis=1 Teleport=1 Energy Shield=1 Static=1 Thunderstorm=1 Frozen Armor=1 Stats: Str=just enough for equip after torch and anni considered Dex=i may go max block depending on what u suggest for shield Vit=all the rest of my points Energy=none Gear: Helm=Griff Eye Armor=Chain of Honor (for resistances mainly) Belt=Arach Gloves=Magefist Boots=Treks Weapon1=Eschuta & either Spirit Monarch or SS Weapon2=Call to Arms & Spirit Amulet=Mara's Ring=2 Stone of Jordans Merc= either a Act 2 Holy Freeze or Defiance merc Helm=Crown of Ages Weapon=Infinity Armor=Eth Fortitude Now a few questions... 1)I have seen other light sorc's using Nova and they really pwned with it. I would normally max Charged Bolt before Nova. However, I was wondering if it was viable for me to max Nova first b/c I feel I will be using this skill more often than charged bolt and then after nova was maxed I would go after maxing charged bolt? 2) Which shield would be more practical for a PvM sorc, Spirit or SS? I have always liked the idea of getting max block on all my chars. I like spirit for the +2 skills but SS offers a lot of damage reduction and an easier to obtain max block. I guess my question is whether or not those extra +2 skill points on the spirit was worth it over the benefits of an ss? 3) I will put a point in frozen armor. Would this be a mistake? I think the extra defense would be a good bonus for only 1 skill point being used. 4) Which type of merc should I go after, Defiance or Holy Freeze? Both have viable attributes, defiance will jack up not only mine but his own defense but on the other hand, a holy freeze merc I think would be beneficial if I was using nova because he would slow down all the enemies before they even got to me. 5) I know Nova is a mana intense spell. Would I be screwed not putting any points into energy? or will my warmth and mana potions just have to do? Thanks for any and all replies. Peace.