So, I've been playing Diablo 2 single player only since spring now and I've made a pretty good zeal paladin and WW barbarian (L90 and L86) with fury druid on the good way to end hell act V... I have some experience in playing bone necro etc. However I am having extreme difficulties playing lightning sorc.
I know that there are n builds out there that do all the work for you, and yes, I've been experimenting a little, but still … I have no idea why y am having such difficulties on hell with my lightning sorc (L 86). I guess I'm missing something, but don't really know what.
Shako (I also have Griffon's Eye (+12/-19) but I find Shako much better)
Skin of the Vipermagi (res24) (as backup for +all res I use Smoke)
Lidless Wall (with P diamond)
Tal's belt and amulet
(+ one lightning GC; the only one I've made; I'm cursed with + Traps; today I've managed to made one for the third time in last month or so)
C. bolt, lightning, lightning mastery & blizzard maxed;
static filed, telekinesis, teleport, cold armors, cold mastery, warmth - 1
act 2 defense (hell)
Duriel's Shell (upped from my early necro experiment)
As primary skill I use lightning with blizzard for lightning immune creatures. (Before I've respec I've used chain lightning as primary attack and things were even worse.)
The main problem I find with my sorc is that I feel very uneasy playing it. She feels extremely fragile and it also takes forever to do some damage. Sure, I can run pits (lightning immune archers can be (and are) a problem), but to take on – for example – hell Meph, is playing with death and each run requires at least one return to town.
So there it is. My problem on the paper (well, screen)... Can anyone offer me some good advice? About gear, style of play … Anything. Will sure appreciate it. Thanx!