OrbBaller Hello guys i think it's my second month on d2 again.. I have found some decent gear and really found myself using Orb mostly - ball for immunes to cold and Meteor on rare occations.. My sorc is lvl 86 Meteorb.. and I'm begging to get bored of her skill choice.. So when I get 2xSoj - shouldn't take long I will rebuild.. I have decent gear: Shako, Hoto, Torch, CoH, cta, arachnid, (merc) fortitude, eth obedience.... and I want to optimise Orb and FB.. Main purpose on this sorc: lvl up, do diablo clone (easy), do rushes... Skills: 1 Warmth 20 Orb 20 Icebolt 3 CM (enough for lvl 17) No shiver - doesn't matter with act2 nm def merc.. (nn of def) No static (never use it) - have it on my sorc atm.. 20 FB 20 Fire Bolt 1 FM 1 Teleport 1 Telekinsis (I don't think this is pre-req: I use it all the time) Rest Meteor (and it's prereqs) Main skill total: 87-x Pre-reqs: Ice blast, Frost Nova, Glacial Spike, Blizzard, (Inferno, Blaze, Firewall - Meteor prereqs)... Pre-reqs total: 4-7 And this gives a total of 91-max So with all skill quests (den of evil (1), Radament (1), Izual (2)) on 3 different difficulties will ad an additional 3 * 4 = 12 this means you can get your wanted skills in level 91-12+1= 80 and max level meteor will be 98 (max lvl) - 80(main skills) - 3(prereqs) = 98 - 83 = 15... Without meteor this will ad a nicely (20 + 14) * 14%dmg to FB = 476%dmg to FB with Meteor this will ad a nicely (20 + 14) * 14%dmg to FB + (15 + 14) * 14%dmg to FB = 476% + 406% = 882%dmg to FB this without FM counted in.. With FM you need to add 30 + (14 + 1 - 1) * 7%dmg to FB.. Which will add up to: 128%dmg to FB In the end: 604% without - 1010% with... this is nice... and you might say, okay lvl 99 is almost inachievabel, and i would go for lvl 90 as max myself... This build main skill is Orb and you might say, yea yea... but Orb's synergies are low.... check out the dmg of 1 orb: 448-462???? So actually the +2%dmg from each icebolt level becomes a lot suddenly.. 20 * 0.02 * 455 = 182...!!! this means you will get an dmg of 630-644 .... this becomes a lot... and suddently the orb becomes fun.. Hmm ... is this a guide or a question A: question Will this work out nicely, or do you know more than me?