ive never played a solo-element sorc but maybe a wand with charges of lower resists would do the trick??
i think you can shop for them (ive just found various rare wands with the charges.. if your desperate i can send you one if you want )
err if that doesnt work go the multiplayer option :uhhuh:
I'm not sure about it, but you can try a wand with lower resist charges to bypass some immune monsters on the way. But yes you have to rely on your merc mainly on those zones.
The main problem IMO is council. First of all, don't make them get out of temple together, try to kill all non-immune while they are 'imprisoned' there, approaching from the left of temple. After that, you should get them one at a time, and let your merc do the work. Using Telekinesis to somewhat stunlock them while your merc pwns him will help too.
Wand of Lower Resist can be bought from vendors easily.
But it will not save you most of the time, because it will not work on monsters having more than 107 lightning resistance (not all immunes). Even if you break their immunity, their Lightning resistance will be very high.
Example: monster with 100 lightning resistance (L immune) Lower resist charge lvl2 (37% lowered resistances) does only 1/5 work on LI monster - monster will have 93% lightning resistance.
monster with 110 lightning resistance will have 103% lightning resistance and the immunity will not be broken.
The situation is different with Cold sorc, because once the immunity is broken, the Cold mastery starts to work and you do considerable damage (but most CIs have more than 110 Cold resistance anyway). You can check resistances for all monsters at Arreat Summit in monster section.
Well, your merc can sometimes solve issues like that for you even if you are poor, item-wise. An ethereal Honor Weapon, Guillaume's Face and a half decent armour do the trick. Just make sure you feed him potions so he doesn't die and try to take on enemies one at a time. No, it's not fast but it's probably the best thing you can do if the wand of LR doesn't break the immunity.
I thought about it. Breaking their immunities isn't gonna help much since my dmg will be so insignificant. Well guess I gotta rely on my mercenary then, gotta start mf'ing now. Btw what nice stuff can NM meph drop for my merc?
Seriously. The only LI things you can't lure out to the RoF are the seal bosses. And only what, ONE of them is LI? Just lure them out to RoF and the rest is GG. Lure them far away and tele back in so they don't follow
my best recommendation would be to try levelling a bit somewhere else and get the merc into some decent gear and then maybe try separate any Lightning Immune monsters and let him take them down one at a time...
i know when Baal running if a hit a FI/CI monster with my Meteorb Sorc a have to let the merc tank him. Reapers Toll is a massive help
The point is, I don't even have reapers toll or any decent polearm. Neither do I have a decent mercenary armor. My merc is using rockstopper now, I guess thats decent for poor people like me. Mfing like crazy now, hoping to find a Hone Sudan(1/900) from NM Meph.