Okima said:Wow, this is also what I was working on before the ladder reset, and is also my first sorc in new ladder.
Like others here, I have my own modifications to this build, which I've nicknamed the Blizzball sorc.
Cold Mastery 5-7
Now, overall this isn't as flexible in attacks like Milady, you really only have Blizzard and Fireball to kill, and spike to freeze where needed.
Here my reasons on the changes from what other people have made:
Glacial Spike - Not as powerful, but freezes a group. This is mostly used in Hell, where I use it to freeze a group still so Blizzard can do the killing. The important part is the group attack to stop a swarm of enemies.
Firebolt - By not going to meteor, I'm saving 3 points which I can use to strengthen FM or add points to iceblast to increase Blizzard dmg even more. In the whole fire tree, I have no wasted points in pre-reqs.
Merc - I'm in favor of the HF merc. Enemies attack slower = less damage to merc and to me
Telekenesis - For FI/CI enemies, use Telekenesis. You can just spam it, and there's a chance of knockback. During the knockback, they are stunned and it's great for disabling the boss while your merc does his thing. I use this all the time for the Countess, just pin her to the wall, and the merc doesn't get hit, which kills her fast since the merc is not interrupted or goes into hit recovery. Despite what the summit says, the knockback/stun seems to work on normal sized superuniques.
Edit: The plusses in the skill lists are where extra points will go.
Hey, thanks for this wonderful build guide!!! Okay you said that you use Meteor + F-Orb for MF and Blizz-Fball for Runes etc... could you explain why one of betting than the other for MF/Runes? I thought that drops didn't depend on MF and were just a random algorithm luck of the draw? Thanks again...Miladys-Knight said:I use a meteorb for magic finding and my blizzballer for rune hunting and fun. Meteorb is probably the best bet for a starting magic find sorc but many of the other builds are good too.
yeah, neuro, i have bliz/meteor in SC and it kicks arse...NEURO_CKY said:good guide. congrats to the author. i finally may have a build that i can substitute in place of my meteorb sorc.....as she is starting to get a little boring and repetitious...thx!!! :drink:
Its because I have my meteorb loaded up with magic fing gear and the blizzballer loaded up with damage gear. Runes are normal items and magic find doesn't help at all with that so I can find and kill the countess quickly with the blizzballer.V12V12 said:Hey, thanks for this wonderful build guide!!! Okay you said that you use Meteor + F-Orb for MF and Blizz-Fball for Runes etc... could you explain why one of betting than the other for MF/Runes? I thought that drops didn't depend on MF and were just a random algorithm luck of the draw? Thanks again...
--So far my sorc is a bear to deal with, all the potion whoring I have to do! I'm near lvl 20s and have a pt in GlacialSpike and it's just draining... anyhow I await your advice...
Okay in your (and everyone else) which build is going to be more fun? I've done a Blizz before and just loved raining down on folks. This is going to be my 1st dual build. What are the pro's and Cons (PvM | PvAll) of Blizz Vs orb? For Cows, Orb seems to be really nice and killing the large groups, but Blizz seems more defensively effective, but I'm not totally sure.... thanksMiladys-Knight said:Its because I have my meteorb loaded up with magic fing gear and the blizzballer loaded up with damage gear. Runes are normal items and magic find doesn't help at all with that so I can find and kill the countess quickly with the blizzballer.
Thanks for the tips: Any Advice about the Pro | Con's of MeteOrb Vs BlizzBall?stevethatsmyname said:dont duel with a hybrid sorc. please. dont.
Just pick an element and stick to it you will be doing so much more damage since
1) you get a buttload of extra damage from synergys
2) you can concentrate on 1 element's damage via. skillers/facets.
Well, why would you only use Blizz when you have Fireball and Meteor aswell. As with most dual-tree builds THIS IS ABOUT UTILIZING ALL THE AVAILABLE SKILLS YOU HAVE.MadWereWolfBoy said:its a fun build but definately not for mfing hell meph...
takes bout 1 min or so to blizz meph to death...