I returned to the game after over five years, and I'm a bit clueless about everything still. I used to have my brother and other better players to guide me, but now I'm playing alone mostly.
I wanted to start by making a good MF character and I now have a blizzard sorc at level 53 or so. However, after maxing glacial spike and blizzard, I stopped using my skill points because I'm unsure how to proceed. Should I go for maximum cold or for dual elemental? Normal runs are easy, but in Nightmare I already have problems with cold immunes. I also do not have great equipment for her yet. What do you advise? Thanks in advance!
It's good to be back, by the way. It's an old game, but still as addictive as it was so many years ago.
I assume you are playing patch 1.10 or above. You probably read that pure cold blizz sorcs are the best for MF runs. That's true, but they aren't very good for initially questing through the game and killing all the monsters. You can either teleport past every cold immune, static them down and try to get your merc to kill them, or build a different character. Meteorb sorcs are one of the best to begin the game with, as they can defeat everything and still MF just a bit slower than a blizz sorc. I would advise running NM Andy and Meph for good items, and building a Meteorb from those items. It will be hard to get to Hell Meph and beyond (Pindle) with just a cold sorc.
Thanks, I was afraid of that. I'm quite attached to my character, though. Is a blizzard / meteor combo completely outrageous? Or, though I usually avoid boosts, could I still use her to run Hell Mephisto / Pindleskin / Baal?