Thx people.HCTwinJava said:if you choose to build a sorc for Hell rush, you have 3 good options:
- if you just want to build one with minimum cost and shortest possible time, a Meteor/Orb sorc is all you need.
- if you can afford a huge amount of investment, the 1st option is still available (she'll be terrific), but a pure lightening sorc becomes a nice option too. And a CL/FO sorc with focus on CL/L is not a bad alternative either.
- if you don't want to kill lots of stuff and just want to help with "rush", the above 2 options are still available, but an ES-based teleporter with 1 major killer skill becomes a sweet alternative too. She'll skip as many monsters as possible. With ES, she can face pretty much everything in the game without dying. Keep a tough merc with a big stick, help him, tank for him, and count more on him for making a few kills that any rusher has to make.
BTW, to rush a full Hell game, a meteor/orb sorc will need lots of +skills, FCR, decent resists, high life, and a tough merc (just like how you would normally expect for a pure lightening sorc).
She can get the job done - fast enough, reliable enough, without having any rushee to face any unnecessary risk to die - an excellent sorc choice for HC players.
A dedicated blizz sorc can be a good rusher in many places. But for a full Hell rush, she's not a good option, because 1) when the game is easy, she can't deal out damage to cover large areas fast enough; 2) if the game is big/hard, she'll lose steam whenever facing cold immunes (in this case, she'd be just like an ES teleporter without ES protection. Her merc may be able to kill the immunes, but she can't offer him as much help as an ES teleporter can easily do).