I am making a Nova Sorc. First of all, I know it supposedly sucks, and I am aware of the reasons why, but I don't care. Now that that's out of the way... I want to make a Nova Sorc. I need some advice and input from the esteemed professionals and veterans on this forum before I go any further with my build. Here is my planned skill spread: (~ = approximate) Nova 20 Thunderstorm 20 Lightning Mastery 20 Energy Shield ~1 Warmth ~20 Frozen Armor ~20 Now, stay with me for a minute while I explain my rationale behind this design. Nova - This is obvious. This is the skill I am basing the build on. Tstorm - Lots of people have come down on Nova because it lacks a synergy. Well, I consider this to be a Nova synergy in a way. Why? Well, for one, it's fire and forget. So while you are using Nova, Thunderstorm will be striking nearby enemies at the same time. In that way, it acts like a synergy. And the reason it is a Nova synergy is because if you use any other lightning skill instead of Nova as your main skill, and max Thunderstorm also, it's a WASTE because those are points you could have put into a synergy for Chain Lightning or whatever it is you're using. With Nova, it's not a waste, because Nova has no synergies in the first place. Lightning Mastery - Obvious. Energy Shield - Gotta have it. Warmth - I need mana a'plenty. Frozen Armor - This is primarily for the freezing of melee attackers. This will give me time to recover from melee attacks and teleport away or fire back with more Nova. ---- Now that you have seen it, you can begin to prepare your critiques. I do have one major question though, and that is should I go with a Defiance merc or a Holy Freeze merc?