Sorc Meteorb - need feedback pls read!! Hi everyone, First of all, I'm an old Diablo2 fan and player, who had a long break and I just found back Diablo2. Some of my old characters still didn't expire (miraculously) and I found a few ists at the corners of my stash, so I decided to invest in some gear and create a cool character to play and have some fun with Diablo2. I decided to make a sorceress character and since I was always a fun of a famous and old Meteorb build, I did just that. And this is where my problems begin... I believe I made this charcter quite carefully, and invest quite a bit in the right gear, but... the sorc is not really that good to play. So let me post what I did and perhaps you can have comments for improvements. Feel free to flame my build and point out what I did wrong. Obviously something isn't working and I'm very surprised. I don't really have a clue what's wrong. So here is my build and some comments/impressions. First of all, let me stress it that I made this sorc to play rather solo or with friends, but still to be able to solo. I would like the sorc to be quite playable in most of the places of Diablo realm, while in some she just dies too often. SKILLS Cold Orb 20 Cold Mastery 8 (as per the guide!) Light Statis 1 Tele 1 Fire Warmth 1 Fireball 20 Meteor 20 Fire Mastery 20 Firebolt -- the rest Also pre-reqs where necessary. STATS STR 156 in total to be able to wield Stormshield DEX 225 eventually for max block VIT rest ENE 75 base + mods from items GEAR I think this sorc build needs some strong gear (well, each build does hehe). So I went on and invested a little. Shako UMed Hoto / CTA5 on switch COH Stormshield / Spirit on switch Mara Trang gloves Arachnid WT Soj/BK5 Anni Torch Equal mix of Fire/Cold skillers 20l sc MERC Nightmare Def Act2 merc. ETH Gaze UMed ETH COH ETH Obedience Now I don't have problems playing all the places in acts 1,2 and 3. Andy and Mefi is a little of a problem sometimes, but nothing too terrible. Res are maxed for the sorc and for merc, yet the merc dies too often. Gosh, the gear for the merc is not bad, I think. The ethereal COH has something close to 1700 def, eth gaze 460+ def... and eth Obediance gives 230 - 1050 dmg. With CTA merc's life seems OK. Yet it dies. If I leave him with Andy or merc he will die very quickly. In act5, sanctuary he will not survice for more than 30 seconds... Same for act5 Baal runs. The good thing about this build, which I experience is FCR (Hoto, Trang gloves). I have no problems to tele fast, it's great. Yet the sorc's life is 1400 max after CTA and it dies too often. The biggest problem is merc, maybe I should consider equipping merc with Infinity, do you think it would help? During Baal Runs, the sorc has no chance to tele when there are souls. I was even considering to wield Thundergod to boost light resi. Do you think I should replace Arach? Permanently? Sometimes or never? I was also thinkjing about Phoenix shield... Would you recommend it? OK, what are your comments? What do you think I do wrong? I saw so many sorcs, that have no problem at all to solo Baal runs. I just can't do that. Any tips?