Fun Melee Sorc Help I've got a level 85 Sorceress that isn't any particular build. While reading different guides, and melee sorceress looks like the most fun (hate dealing with the mana :\) Bear sorceresses looks really cool, but I need to get a 'Dream' Shield to follow the guides (Playing NL) This is what I'm thinking: 20 Enchant 20 Fire Mastery 20 Warmth 20 Lightning Mastery 1 Static Field 1 Teleport 1 Fire Bolt 1 Fire Ball 1 Telekinesis 1 Energy Shield Helm: 'Dream' Armor: Chains of Honor Gloves: Dracul's Grasp Rings: Ravenfrost, Angelic or SoJ? Amulet: Angelic or maras or Highlords? Belt: String of Ears or Arachs? Boots: Gore Rider or Treks or Water walks? Weapon: 'Beast' (in a 2h axe) Weapon switch: 6x Shael Phase Blade Shield switch: 'Dream' Shield (once I get one) I just need to find a big 2h Axe to make 'Beast' in (because I think it would look cool) I'm trying to decide what axe though... Other problems I see: I need IAS when using 'Beast'. Once I get a 'Dream' Shield and start plaing as a bear I'll be fine (6x Shaeld PB) Ideally I would like to use 'Beast' + 'Dream' (I would but a 'Beast' BA on if its feasible) but I want max attack speed. Lifesteal seems to be a problem plaguing bear sorcs. With Dracs, SoE, and CoH should I be fine? I'll have Eneregy shield up when I'm not in bear mode, but I would like to avoid it as a bear (just for looks) Killing speed shouldn't be a problem as a bear with the Phase Blade (and I assume I'll be doing fine normally with 'Beast' if I can get my IAS up enough.) Anyone have input on this? What kind of damage will I be looking at: In bear mode? In bear mode with 'Beast' beserker axe/fanatasim? (assuming I can get the IAS somewhere else) Normally using 'Beast' 2H? What 2h axe should I use to make 'Beast' in? I've never seen anyone wielding one, do they all have the same look when wielded? a 2-headed one (like the decapitator) would look cooler than a 1-headed. Silver-edged axe seems better balanced overall though. Can I be a Bear Sorceress without the 'Dream' Shield (just the helm)? Do I need the AR from the 2 Angelic Pieces? If not I can get IAS in the ammy (highlords) and maybe in the ring? What should I use for a Mercenary? I have: Eth 'Infinity' Thresher (Bear sorc guide suggestion) Eth 4k def 'Stone' 1.7k def 'Duress' Eth 'Doom' cryptic axe Vampire gaze (Underlined are what I was thinking...) Should I use a Might merc for the boost? Holy freeze merc for the slow? Something else crazy? Thanks for any help!