Hello guys! What would be a decent gear setup for a sorceress to open Baal runs safely? I've seen many runs started by people who won't open it, the game fills with people, and after awhile, everyone starts to leave because nobody's willing to go open it. I'm planning to gear my sorc especifically for that purpose. So, I'm looking for gear suggestions. Something affordable, actually leaning to the cheap side My sorc is lvl 87, a blizzard MF'er, intended for max block. 85 str, 174 dex, rest in vitality. She has around 900 life, currently geared with 600 MF. Might merc with Kelpie snare, switchable for a Holy freeze one if convenient. My aim is some gear that gives decent FHR, FCR, block, resistances, PDR and absorb if possible, and everything within a low budget, as this is not going to be end game gear, just for specific situations. I'm willing to sacrifice every +skill point for safety, as I intend to just open a portal and stand in a corner doing nothing, at most holding an Insight staff. I don't have str for a Spirit shield, so Stormshield won't be an option either. Torch out of the equation, much less annihilus. So, let's hear it! I'll appreciate any help. A few hours later, I mix&matched some items, and I think I found something doable. Here's my setup: Shael'd Rockstopper Shael'd Vipermagi Belt to be discussed. Magefist Sandstorm's Trek Wizardspike Whithstand's Guard Rare FCR ring with resistances Dwarf Star Nokozan Relic With this, I achieve 110 FHR, 110 FCR, 40 FBR, 87 block, 160 all res and 10 PDR. Most of it I already have, and the rest can be bought with an Um and a few pg's. Regarding belts, I left out String of Ears, as I don't expect to be hit much in melee. My main concern is with gloams, so, should I use Bladebuckle for 140 FHR (only 2 points short of the 142 bp), or Thundergod's vigor (which would have to be bought), for Lightning absorb? If I opt for vigor, is 86 FHR enough, or should I make the remaining 32 FHR points with charms, which I don't have either, and although plain 12 FHR gc are dirt cheap, I doubt anyone keeps them, so I'd have to find them myself? Now regarding shields, do they have an inherent block rate? The arreat summit shows some numbers in brackets above the shield description, but they don't mention what they mean. Round shields show , so if it is actually block rate, Whithstand's guard has 12+40=52 block rate, already in the 48 bp. This would free a socket for a resistance gem, to make up for any resistance that I'm lacking, because the 160 all res are averaged. If not, then I should socket it with another Shael, to reach the 48 FBR bp. So, what do you think? Any suggestions to improve it?