My attempt to make the nova sorceress viable: by als2k8 Alright we all know nova is a dead skill but have you ever thought of it in the pvp aspect? Who would except a sorceress to teleport ontop of them nova and run away? I mean come on it shock the living daylights out of me if it happened. So lets try it. The needs Fast cast rate, spam nova and put them into stunlock High resist, energy sheild does not absorb the dmg from -resists. Alot of - resist equipment. The skill layout There are 2 very blaring routes we could go with this here are both of them. 20 to cold mastery20 to nova 40 to the synergies, 20 to telekenesis bunch into prequests, then use a staff for energy sheild on switch. This will be complete at level 90. Or the other route the more mana less dmg route( i prefer this) 20 nova 20 to orb 10 to blizzard 20 to cold mastery 20 to telekensis 20 to energy sheild, which will give us 90 percent energy sheild, meaning by my computations that we can take more dmg. The gear Helmet: really an hard choice, P nightwings or 3 to cold skills 20 fcr 2 os circlet with 2 5-5 die facets or duel umed ARmor: 1 armor really sticks out vipermagi 30 fcr is a life saver, if you wanted to you could also use 3 to nova ormus robes with 15 percent cold dmg, you would have to make up the resists somwhere. BElt: arachnids mesh 20 fcr, 1 skill gg i like this. Weapon: We can debate about this all day long and probably still not reach a favorite weapon, we need the 7 frames for teleport, and we need to be doing dmg. I prefer wizard spike, other choices are deaths fathom( lacks fcr 20) Hoto 3 skills 40 resist and 30 fcr decent but we need resists big time and 30 fcr might not cut it. Sheild: few choices here Spirit stands out to me along with the infamous sanctuary. Rings: personal preference is 2 sojs Gloves: My pick are defently trangs Boots: resist fhr boots, there that nice. Ok lets do the math on the fcr hoto( 30 fcr) +spirit(35 fcr) +trangs gloves(20 fcr) +arachnids mesh(20fcr)+ armagedon fletch(20 fcr) +Vipermagi(30 fcr)=155 percent SHORT We can cut down to 8 frames i suppose if you would like, but if you want to do this i would cut out the hoto and replace it with deaths fathom, my personal goal is 4k nova. 8 frames is good enough i desided, so now lets look at the plus to skills ammy 2 rings 2 belt 1 sheild 2 armor 1 helm 2 weapon 3 skills gcs 10 anni 1 =23 skill points leaving us with a level 43 nova With route one ur nova dmg would be (not including cold skill percents yet) 1k even, wow pathetic your thinking right? You forget one thing my freind the -230 resist that comes along with it. And we can always use a merc( where a nova sorc why the hell not) which would give us an additional -85. So we would have 230 plus 85= -315 resist which no1 would ever stack up to. 1k dmg and -315 resist without counting in the 20 percent from nws and the 35 percent from deaths fathom. I think we can hit 4k if we do the math correctly. And even if it doesnt im pretty sure the -315 resists will hurt them bad enough. LEts assume that the average person has max resists. 315-75= -230 resist, thats more then conviction . And we have are lifeblood two yet, we have energy sheild at 70 percent. So lets do are stat location now Strength= none Dex=none MAna:70 percent goes here if going route 1, otherwise route two go 90 percent mana. Life: 30 percent if route one, 10 percent if route two. Not bad eh? WEll im just trying to get everyone to think outside the box and try somthing other then a hammerdin, along with nova you will also have two very nice range attacks. Just giving some people some ideas, maybe you will be the next pvp god or godess by thinking outside the box, WHO KNOWS!!!