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Do it all Lightning sorc Questions

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  1. agentbilly

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    Do it all Lightning sorc Questions

    So I am trying to build my godly lightning sorc, that does it all. I am going to give my ideas and what I believe is the best gear from what I see, But PLEASE give me suggestions if you have any.

    First things first merc:
    Infinity cryptic axe
    um'd vamp gaze
    up'd um'd guardian angel(for 90%resist)

    Now for the sorc:
    Escucha's 3skill 20% lighting dmg with 5/5 facet
    35%fcr spirit
    shako 5/5 lightning facet
    2x soj
    arachnid
    magefist
    war travs
    CoH archon plate
    mara's (maybe 2 sorcor 3 lightning with fcr/resist
    weapon switch: Cta/spirit

    obviously with torch + anni, and a few +lightning gc's (still need room to pick up stuff)

    Also what skills does everyone suggest.
    This is what I had in mind:
    20 lighting
    20 chain lighting
    20 lightning mastery
    20 charged bolt
    rest to NOVA
    teleport/static/ shiver armor

    Let me know if you have any suggestions for this build. I would be using this to rush people in hell, and do baal/diablo/meph/nalik/everything inbetween
     
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    Re: Do it all Lightning sorc Questions

    There's many a pure-light build guide in the forums to answer all these questions, check the sticky.

    About the only obvious thing you're missing is Griffons instead of Shako. And I wouldn't bother going for 90 res on the merc; you're better off IMO with Treachery + Vgaze, you're going from 90 to 75 resists but picking up 15 extra DR, plus a huge IAS bonus which will help him leech faster, as well as help him pick down stubborn broken immunes/unbreakables.
     
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    Re: Do it all Lightning sorc Questions

    my merc uses Eth bugged AP stone (arround 4k def) + Andys + colossus voulgue Infinity.

    IT does well 90% of the time, since i can kill everything really fast (and i am only using full tals)
     
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    Re: Do it all Lightning sorc Questions

    With that setup your merc isn't really going to do enough damage for him to stay alive. I would personally go the fort/andy's route for A) More damage and B) More life leech. Mercs have pretty decent resist even without +resist gear, and the +25-30 from fort should be sufficient. And also if you weren't going to already I'd make the infinity in an eth CA for the physical damage boost.
     
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    Re: Do it all Lightning sorc Questions

    andy's face is overrated -- gaze is fine. i don't think guardian angel is a good idea, fort would be better for more damage and thus more life leach.

    Eschuta's is bad (the +% light damage doesn't help much because it adds not multiplies with lightning mastery), use hoto instead for more resists.

    if you can afford griffon's you should use it. the -light res on it helps a lot. often after breaking immunities with conviction aura the mob will be left with ~90 or ~95 light res and if you don't have a lot of -enemy light res (which works at full effect after immunity is broken by conviction) you'll do crap damage. putting a lightning facet in a shako seems dumb when you could just use griffon's. when you buy your griffon's try to find one with high -light res, don't worry about the +light damage stat.

    Keep in mind the FCR breakpoints... the benefits from more FCR are not continuous they work in breakpoints. Keep in mind that a sorc with 117 fcr will cast exactly as fast as a sorc with 193 fcr... the breakpoints you should be looking at are the following:

    105: 8 frame teleport/general sorc breakpoint. you'll definately want to hit this on any non-maxblock sorc and it should be easy.
    117: 12 frame lightning/chain lightning breakpoint. You're currently 2 fcr short of this breakpoint on your current build, FYI. You should probably find 2 more fcr somewhere (just swap shako for a griffon's then swap magefist for a chancies and you're good)
    194: 11 frame lightning/chainlightning breakpoint
    200: 7 frame teleport breakpoint. -- If you can get this it's awesome and it's actually not too hard... you give up some damage but worth it IMO, esp since you're not doing Energy Shield so you don't really need the SOJs. You'd need to swap shako for griffon's, swap COH for vipermagi, swap your soj's for 10 fcr/stat rings, and you'd need 10 fcr on your amulet (try getting a 3light 10fcr magic amulet, or some gg caster crafted amulet), then you'd hit 200 fcr.
     
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    Re: Do it all Lightning sorc Questions

    thx this was great help. I think im going to switch escucha's for hoto, and then mages for maybe frosburn for more mana? or is that really not needed with this gear? And switch shako for 5/5 griffens. Thanks



     
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    Re: Do it all Lightning sorc Questions

    for mana you've got 2 sojs already and a CTA i don't think you'd need frostburns unless you're using energy shield which you're not. make sure to put exactly one point into warmth i just noticed you didn't list that in your build.

    i'd go chancies for more MF if i were you.
     
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    Re: Do it all Lightning sorc Questions

    go for 200fcr, it is just awesome. At least try it.
     
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    Re: Do it all Lightning sorc Questions

    I'm just curious about why Andy's face is overrated for a lightning sorc merc? If -resists are important...doesn't the +2 skills from the mask translate to an additional -10% more on conviction aura (assuming you're using infinity).
     
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    Re: Do it all Lightning sorc Questions

    No effect for infy's conv aura level. Merc gets higher holy freeze/might etc. aura.



     
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    Re: Do it all Lightning sorc Questions

    It's not overrated, people just whine about the - fire resist.



     
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    Re: Do it all Lightning sorc Questions

    Not so hard to ral it or find a fire res jewel with other mods


     
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    Re: Do it all Lightning sorc Questions

    andys is overrated because it has no DR%. i'd rather use gaze.
     
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    Re: Do it all Lightning sorc Questions

    Depends on the rest of the gear, Andys is nice for the leech/str, Gaze can be used for leech/dr%, Guils can be used for str/CB.


     

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