Johnny Impak wrote:Playing a fire/cold sorceress solo and it feels very solid. Just finished all the 115’s rather easily with T4 gear and some rares. Working on the set until I can get good crafts.
Only thing I apprehend is Baal at lvl 120. Flamestrike won’t do much, he moves all the time. Casting elementals is a no go here to make him stand still. Pyroblast will simply make him teleport all around the place, so Flamefront seems to be the best option as of skill choice. The other issue is his speed, I could use Chronofield, but doing this makes me lose 150%ish spell damage. I’ll see later.
The SU eagle orb seems promising, doubling the flamefront projectiles and high + fire skills. But I heard it won’t be that great. Anyone tested this ?
I've been running Fire Sorc the last few patches (specifically Fire/Cold, maining Pyroblast w/Flamestrike for bosses). In my experience, it's great up to about clvl 115, takes a nosedive at clvl 120, and essentially bottoms out at clvl 125 (I'd only been able to do a handful of 125 dungeons/rifts).
I'm trying something different this patch and going Fire/Poison--maining Flamefront, w/Flamestrike as a boss killer, and Miasma as a debuff to boost survivability. It seems to work surprisingly well. It's not as good as Cold Sorc or Feedback Sorc in clearspeed (imo), and Blade Spirits are vastly inferior to new Ice Elementals, but I think a Fire/Poison build may have more potential than Fire/Cold (it can actually survive Fauzt reasonably well with only Sacred Honorifics, a few pieces from the Fire Sorc Set, and non-Xis version of Curandera).
Regarding SU Eagle Orb specifically, from my testing, it's ok. But I'd rather have a good crafted staff or even Fire Sorc Set weapon (the extra frame of cast speed > more fireballs, imo). That said, I haven't been able to try it when paired with BiS gear yet.