At this moment, I have a level 27 Meteorb.
My gears are just terrible, and I'm not sure if I skilled points correctly.
I already have pre req for FO (only one point into each skill) , 1 warmth, 1 telekinesis and tp, 1 fire bolt, massive points on Fire Ball and 3 for Meteor. I saw many guides already, and the authors recommend saving points. It does not make sense at all, when I got level 24, I had 4 points remaining, and it was not allowed to invest all four on Meteor. For god's sake, could someone post an ideal skill chart for a lvl 30 MF sorc?
Also, is this build the most viable? It is so mana intensive, especially for starters (like me).
I really need some tips, cause I found killing Diablo freakin' impossible, I died 4x or more.
Please, be patience and gentle, I'm totally newbie.
Fireball/Frozen orb is an easy build, perhaps the most newbie friendly.
First of all, you shouldn't have put points in FO tree at all. The point of a dual tree sorc is to do damage in two types, but immunities won't show up until late act 4 nightmare. So just concentrate your efforts on fireball, meteor and fire mastery.
For mana, put some points in energy. It isn't recommended, but it helps and you can always respec it later. Consider making the runeword 'Insight' for your Act 2 mercenary.
Diablo, it is important to avoid his red lightning attack as far as possible, just keep moving around and throw fireballs/meteors on him
I also suggest posting in the 'Single player forum' as well, you will get a lot of help there.
I disagree. You should get Frozen Orb at 30 as well as 1 in Cold Mastery, and max FO first. It will kill much faster than the fire skills when you don't have good gear.
"Insight" for mercs is the way to go. Pick up elite polearms and try to get an ethereal 4 socket one, but any will do until you get one of those.
Get two Spirits for yourself, a Stealth armour, Lore helm, magic ammy. Sorcs aren't that hard to load with +skills, even when untwinked.
Reaching the 63 FCR breakpoint is important for safety, so 2 Spirits (with FCR rings if the rolls on the Spirits were bad) are recommended. For MFing, you can wear a 4 socket armour and 3 socket helm filled with Perfect Topazes. A Gull or Ali Baba with Rhyme or Milabrega's Orb on switch will get you to 300 MF that way.
Dying 4 times doesn't classify Diablo as "impossible". Unless you meant 40. Use Static on him, then meteor if the merc (or you) can keep him still. You should have been at least 30 when fighting him, though. I play SP and I was 32 when I got to him (I use /players 8).
Maybe a two element sorc isn't the best for starting out. A Blizzard sorc can run Meph, Andariel, Pindleskin, Cows and the Ancient Tunnels more efficiently.