New to Diablo II min/maxing, need serious help please (kind of long winded) I played D2 years ago, but now I'm back and am playing a Sorceress, so far a Lightning Sorceress, but I have some problems, if that's what they are, and I have a few questions. First, here are my stats as per my character: Level: 42 Stats (without modifiers): Strength: 60 Dexterity: 25 Vitality: 105 Energy: 100 Current build: Cold: 1pt : Frozen Armor Fire: 1pt : Warmth Lightning: 1pt: Static Field 1pt: Nova 1pt: Thunder Storm 1pt: Telekinesis 1pt: Teleport 9pt : Charged Bolt 6pt : Lightning 11pt: Chain Lightning 13pt: Lightning Mastery I should probably dual talent, I've done some research but I don't understand all of the abbreviations, lingo, and all of that, so in that regard I'm lost. I'm pretty brand new at all of this. Questions: 1) In order to have "good" gear in all my slots, is battle.net required to buy/sell? If so, then I guess I'm screwed because I can't seem to get on it, only TCP/IP. 2) If it doesn't cause an aneurysm, may I get a critique on what I should do to maximize my damage output as far as not having to blast a unique that isn't even lightning resistant or anything hundreds of times before he dies? 3) I'm aware lightning damage does 1-X amount of damage, and currently, with the crappy gear I have, it's 1-~915, should it be a lot better? I was thinking for awhile of switching trees, just to see how the others were, but if there is a way to maximize this spec, that would be fine. Oh yeah, I spam Chain Lightning pretty much all the time.