Request for feedback: Cold | Light Sorc

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proletariat
Vampiress
37 | 0
Hi folks,

Hitting a wall around lvl 130 and looking for some feedback. So far the character is a lot of fun, and I think with some tweaks could be even better.

Have about 8.4k dmg from frigid sphere and 2.4k from abyss, 22k from twilight

Issues:
- damage still too low to kill most 120+ ubers
- AoE spells a bit slow (at least compared to bowa, my previous char)
- cold res creatures still a slight problem
- not sure where stat or points are most effective where they are (currently have minimum in dex for gear, rest in energy)
- fcr low - 75% vs 137% needed for max fps

Goal
- clear fauzt + teganze without major issues
- progress to higher labs
- kill some bosses with abyss (or whatever works best)
- clear out cold resist without issue (max out gear with thai runes or?)

Gear: https://tsw.vn.cz/acc/char.php?name=sibylle
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Curandera (Xis)
Curandera
Sorceress Body Armors

'SuXis'
Runeword Level: 120
+(3 to 4) to Sorceress Skill Levels
+200% Enhanced Defense
+1 Life Regenerated per Second (Based on Character Level)
Regenerate Mana +5%
Elemental Resists +(41 to 60)%
Physical Resist (40 to 45)%
Cannot be Unsocketed

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Ghostmoon
Ghostmoon
Sacred Globe (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: 36 to 37
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 177
Item Level: 105
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
+8 to Maximum Forked Lightning Projectiles
+(4 to 6) to Sorceress Skill Levels
+20% to Spell Damage
-20% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
Regenerate Mana +(15 to 40)%
Maximum Elemental Resists +(0 to 1)%
(15 to 25)% Gold Find
(15 to 25)% Magic Find
Socketed (2)

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Witch Drum
Witch Drum
Small Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (2638 - 3298) to (2841 - 3552)
Chance to Block: Class%
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
277 to 324
Required Dexterity: 299 to 349
Item Level: 105
+(1 to 4) to Assassin Skill Levels
+(1 to 4) to Sorceress Skill Levels
+(1 to 4) to Amazon Skill Levels
+(15 to 30)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(15 to 30)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(25 to 40)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
+(60 to 100)% Enhanced Defense
+1 to Energy (Based on Character Level)
Cannot Be Frozen
Requirements -(30 to 40)%
Socketed (4)

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Royal Circlet
Royal Circlet
Tiara (Sacred)

Defense: (1740 - 1957) to (1968 - 2214)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 392
Item Level: 105
+2 to All Skills
+90% Damage to Demons
+90% Damage to Undead
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
(21 to 25)% to All Attributes
Elemental Resists +(25 to 30)%
Physical Resist 5%
(21 to 25)% Magic Find
Socketed (4)

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Lilith's Temptation
Lilith's Temptation
Plated Belt (Sacred)

Defense: (3680 - 4089) to (4031 - 4479)
Required Level: 100
Item Level: 105
3% Chance to cast level 2 Time Strike on Striking
+(170 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
-100 to Life
(60 to 100)% Magic Find
Requirements -100%
Socketed (2)

- honorific gloves
- t4 boots, random rings
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Black Dwarf
Black Dwarf
Amulet

Required Level: 110
Item Level: 105
+2 to All Skills
20% Cast Speed
20% Hit Recovery
+(15 to 25)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(15 to 25)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(21 to 29) to Supernova
Total Character Defense (30 to 40)%
-5 to Light Radius


skills questions
- i maxed out frigid sphere - right choice for main spell?
- abyss is good for crowds w/ only 1 pt but should i max this
- ice ele = amazing tanks, but need to invest in shatter the flesh to get damage up - should i try this?
- max warp armor, elementals, frigid, witchblood, snow queen. are some of these not worth maxing and only putting 10 points instead?

Thanks for the help, and maybe others can learn from and build this into a robust guide some day :)
Edited by proletariat 9 months.
Vvvxi
Prowler
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Never played caster sorceress seriously but i can tell you that ele pierce is first priority then sd energy and ef. So get some pierce gear for your element of choice. -135 should be enough.

Scared/ornate crafted items and some TUs like T4 circlet are your friends.
Manu300000
Gravedigger
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Yes, try to get - enemy cold res to 100+ and you will feel the dmg increase. frigid sphere is the right choice yes. With your weapon you should consider to try out forked lightning aswell.
If you have enough + points - snow queen 20 points is enough. Ice elementals 8 - i loved maxing witchblood.
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proletariat
Vampiress
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Vvvxi wrote:Never played caster sorceress seriously but i can tell you that ele pierce is first priority then sd energy and ef. So get some pierce gear for your element of choice. -135 should be enough.

Scared/ornate crafted items and some TUs like T4 circlet are your friends.


Great, thanks will get that number up!
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proletariat
Vampiress
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Manu300000 wrote:Yes, try to get - enemy cold res to 100+ and you will feel the dmg increase. frigid sphere is the right choice yes. With your weapon you should consider to try out forked lightning aswell.
If you have enough + points - snow queen 20 points is enough. Ice elementals 8 - i loved maxing witchblood.


8 points in ice elemental?

I’ll take some points out of snow queen and put the difference into another offensive spell (witch blood already maxed. Put the remainder where? Another offensive spell?
Manu300000
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8 points = 5 elementals

I placed the remainders into familiar, to get more + allskills.
Sphere is good but i swapped to flamefront for faster clearspeed. And with all the + skills from gear / charms - ice elementals hit ~15 k life without sphere maxed
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proletariat
Vampiress
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Manu300000 wrote:8 points = 5 elementals

I placed the remainders into familiar, to get more + allskills.
Sphere is good but i swapped to flamefront for faster clearspeed. And with all the + skills from gear / charms - ice elementals hit ~15 k life without sphere maxed


good advice, I'll go for that as well on familiar. Thanks for the feedback, just what I was looking for. I'll see about the flamefront switch, would require some gear switching...
Manu300000
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As said i played a cold sorc at the start of the ladder. I kept the cold tree cause its a nice synergie with fire. If you can get your hands on the su eagle orb (twice as many flamefront projectiles) its superior imo
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proletariat
Vampiress
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Manu300000 wrote:As said i played a cold sorc at the start of the ladder. I kept the cold tree cause its a nice synergie with fire. If you can get your hands on the su eagle orb (twice as many flamefront projectiles) its superior imo


So fire for all damage and cold for support skills like elementals and snow queen; won’t require much new kit just the weapon which is cheap rn. Thanks, will test this out.
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Knight_Saber
Cog
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IMO mana sorc beats any variation of ele sorc at later levels (120+). Elemental casters get their nutsacks ripped off in labs, even the females.