View Full Version : need advice on a baal runner mf sorc
I already have a very nice orber sorc with es build.
but, I want more so going to start a new build again orber but this time another element attack as a secondary for immunes.
obviously not much to synergize.
got 3 options of my head:
1) orber and firewall
2) orber and nova
3) orber and thunderstorm
what do you think is more viable for baal runner sorc. and how much into cm do i have to aim for? lvl 37?
as well merc advice would be appreciated :)
edit: no meteororb pls, can't stand meteor.
You do know the main fire attack of a Meteorb is Fireball, not Meteor, right? Anyway, since you don't want a Meteorb at any cost, I suggest you make a dual elementalist with focus not on cold tree, but fire or lightning one. Meaning you shouldn't synergize the Orb with the Ice Bolt (waste of skill points!), and neither should you pump CM like no tomorrow.
Following builds are NOT meteorbs:
FO/FW (although in 1.10+, FW has lost some of it's charm due to lack of synergies)
FO/Hydra (should be a fun one)
In any case, having a well-synergized fire/lightning attack is more important than a pumped FO, at least for a dual-elementalist.
Also, forget about Thunderstorm. Unless you want to spend 10 minutes on each Cold Immune trying to bring him down with the lightning strikes.
thank you for your input,
the thing is I'm just a orb lover always have to have it. one build now uses es orb combo.
now i thought a lot about next build.
what do you think of this build,
looking at items available to me,
i would have around,
+19 to all skills
+20 to warmth (a bonuss from magefists)
+26 to cold skills (boost from 7x cold skillers)
thunderstorm is a passive extra bonus dps. nova for cold immunes and mainly orb for dmg.
gear set up would be:
cta/spirit on switch
torch/anni/7x cold skillers
probably either prayer merc with insight or holy freeze with insight.
lvl 39 nova with lvl 39 LM does around: 1884-2460
lvl 39 ts with lvl 39 LM does around: 2448-3408
lvl 45 orb does around: 644-672
You are really better off putting all those TS points into something more worthwhile, like warmth (for nova). And light skillers are probably a better than cold, since orb is more of a backup
I would really advise Blizzard/Fireball as Baal runner. However, if you're an avid Orb fan you can do Orb instead.
According to the Battle.Net baal have 50 resist all in Hell. So you're looking for 27 CM max. As for Backup on Orb, I think you're best bet with 40 or so skills would be Fire Ball. Maf FBall and FBolt, 1 point in Mastery. Depending on what gear you'll have you may not need to max CM, and can spare more points into FM. Other options is Firewall(better if you have less than 40 points to spare). I can't see anything in the Ligth tree working fine unless severly twinked.
[Edit] I see you plan on having 19 to all skills. Well in this case almost anything will work. I also remember that if you're going with Cold as primary attack you will mainly need a backup only to kill those boring skeletons on the second wave of minions. So yeah, 2k Nova will work fine. I would max Ice Bolt rather then Thunder Storm, though.
Since you're going to MF, why not use Tal's? Damage output may not be so good considering your current gear is very dmg oriented, but Tal's is a decent balance between power and MF for dual elemental sorcs. And with a 35 spirit, you'd hit the same fcr breakpoint...
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