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So. I have almost gathered enough wealth to make a inifinity now.
What i need is help from people with experience in playing the builds to choose what build to play.
Build 1: (cl/es build)
20 Chain lighting
20 Energy shield (i dont have enough gear to prebuff it just yet, hence 20 in it).
Build 2: (nova/es build)
20 Energy shield (read over)
rest in TS or some other skills.
This one i am pondering if i should wear the infinity myself.
Build 3: (full lightning build)
This build is just for the raw power a lightning build can be.
The builds will be played with a tal rasha set etc.
I currently play a CL/Fo and loving it.
Thanks for the help guys:)
Build 3. Tal's will work fine til you get richer.
The other two builds would require significantly more wealth to do the same job.
Go for the all-offense, no-ES build. If you're making an Infy pure-light sorc, the whole point is that you can sink all your synergy points into one skill that can kill everything, without having to "waste" points in a second element. You shouldnt need to worry too much about defense, anyway, you'll have your merc to tank and your lightning should kill everything in very short order.
never put more than one point in ES on a lightning sorc (except for PvP Nova). hard points in ES are a waste of talent points when you could be putting them into a lightning bolt synergy. you don't need 95% es... your ES should already be at about 70-80% just from one talent point and +skill items.
also: never go full energy on a PvM ES build. some sorcs put all their points into energy and its really a bad idea for PvM, because mana burn mobs will obliterate you. Sure you can coast around with 600 hp and be basically invulnerable but then a mana burn mob comes in and whack whack whack dead. You'll want at least ~1200 or so hit points (after cta) so you don't get flattened by mana burn mobs, even on an ES build, and the more hp the better, really.
and with that in mind, there's no reason to go 95% es... with 80% es, you'll run out of mana before you run out of life anyway, assuming your life pool is reasonable, so more % es is pointless. You only need one point in energy shield.
maxing telekinesis is definately an option if you want more survivability. I did it on my lightning sorc. maxing telekinesis makes your ES a lot more efficient, max this before ES itself on any build.
as for whether to skip ES entirely... You lose ~25% of your damage by not maxing a lightning synergy, which you'd have to do if you want max telekinesis. With max telekineis ES, you're probably twice as survivable as a non-ES sorc vs anything that doesn't have mana burn. Its really a tradeoff. your choice.
as for build 2, that's more of a dueling build. although it can PvM with good enough gear, it's not gonig to be as strong as a lightning sorc for pure damage. (and yes you would max t-storm on the build, having an undodgeable lightning attack while running around with infinity is sortof the whole point of the build. )
I wouldnt recomend ES in pvm. But thats my oppinion.
Build 3! Thats what im using. (And i have mfed lvl 89-90. without dying once)
I myself liked a 1pt ES/telekinesis vita point dumper.
build 1: hc
build 2: fun build
build 3: sc
Thanks for the good help guys:) Build 3 it is.
I was leaning towards build 3 from the start but i played a nova/fo build (without es ofc) earlier this ladder and it was a blast so i thought that with infinity it would be great. Hence is why i included it into the build choises.
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