Melee Sorceress

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Ele melee sorc looks fun. It seems like a meme but it could be strong. Depending on Lachdanan, it may need defensive gear to round it out

Why I'm even typing this, as mentioned in a few prior posts:
Starhawk
Starhawk
Warp Blade (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: 49 to 86
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 400
Item Level: 105
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.13 per Dexterity)%
Innate Tri-Elemental Damage:
(40.0% of Dexterity)
Area Effect Attack
25% Chance to cast level 50 Magic Missiles on Melee Attack
+(3 to 5) to Sorceress Skill Levels
50% Attack Speed
Adds 400-500 magic damage
Adds 400-500 fire damage
Adds 400-500 lightning damage
Adds 400-500 cold damage
-(25 to 35)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
10% Chance to Avoid Damage
Socketed (6)
&
Lachdanan's Visage
Lachdanan's Visage
Banded Plate (Sacred)

Defense: (8973 - 10165) to (14769 - 16229)
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 627
Item Level: 120
You may Only use Melee, Summon and Support Skills
Mana Shield: 95% less Mana Drained when Hit
Indestructible
Adds 200-300 magic damage
Adds 150-200 fire damage
Adds 150-200 lightning damage
Adds 150-200 cold damage
-30% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(161 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+(1000 to 5000) Defense
Socketed (6)

Helm -
Witchhunter's Hood
Witchhunter's Hood
Cap (Sacred)

Defense: (2136 - 2611) to (2161 - 2642)
Required Level: 90
Required Strength:
228
Item Level: 1
+(80 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
10% to Strength
10% to Dexterity
Maximum Elemental Resists +2%
Elemental Resists +(31 to 40)%
Physical Resist 5%
Total Character Defense (16 to 20)%
Requirements -50%
Socketed (4)

Witchhunter's Attire
(Assassin Claw Set)
,
Lacuni Cowl
Lacuni Cowl
Skull Cap (Sacred)

Defense: (2865 - 3115) to (2964 - 3222)
Required Level: 90
Required Strength: 486
Item Level: 105
Orb Effects Applied to this Item are Doubled
Adds 150-200 fire damage
Adds 150-200 lightning damage
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(130 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
Maximum Elemental Resists +(0 to 1)%
(1 to 4)% Reanimate as: Lacuni Fighter
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)
(for the dex and overall good stats), and
Endless Pride
Endless Pride
Cap (Sacred)

Defense: 1187 to 1201
Required Level: 120
Required Strength: 456
Item Level: 130
Restitution
(Based on Restore Percentage)
+2 to All Skills
Total Character Defense +50%
Maximum Elemental Resists +3%
Cube with Trophy Fragment: Restore +20%
+4 to Life (Based on Character Level)
+2 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
Elemental Resists +10%
(1 to 50)% Magic Find
Socketed (4)
for late game stats
Shield -
Vaetia's Wall
Vaetia's Wall
Tower Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (4603 - 5157) to (5543 - 6210)
Chance to Block: -1% + Class%
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
411
Required Dexterity: 471
Item Level: 105
-1% Base Block Chance
-(11 to 15)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(6 to 13) to Living Flame (Sorceress Only)
+(6 to 13) to Snow Queen (Sorceress Only)
+(6 to 13) to Warp Armor (Sorceress Only)
+(6 to 13) to Vengeful Power (Sorceress Only)
+(141 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
Maximum Mana (11 to 25)%
Maximum Elemental Resists +(0 to 1)%
Requirements -20%
Socketed (4)
or
Rainbow Fury
Rainbow Fury
Bone Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (1640 - 2123) to (1902 - 2461)
Chance to Block: Class%
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 527
Item Level: 105
+1 to All Skills
Adds 25-50 fire damage
Adds 25-50 lightning damage
Adds 25-50 cold damage
-10% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(8 to 20) to Storm Crows
+(70 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
+(50 to 75) to Dexterity
+1 Life on Striking
Socketed (6)
looks fun, or even
The Flying Saucer
The Flying Saucer
Small Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (3627 - 3957) to (3907 - 4262)
Chance to Block: 1% + Class%
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 463
Required Dexterity: 499
Item Level: 120
1% Chance to cast level 60 Cryo Beam on Striking
30% Movement Speed
1% Base Block Chance
-25% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-25% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(120 to 140)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (4)

Gloves -
Stareye's Claws
Stareye's Claws
Gauntlets (Sacred)

Defense: 1674 to 1959
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 574
Item Level: 120
+25% to Cold Spell Damage
-15% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+200% Enhanced Defense
15% to Dexterity
+50 to Dexterity
Maximum Cold Resist +2%
Socketed (4)
Cold Resist +30% (#s2)
Adds 100-150 cold damage (#s3)
+5 Cold Absorb (#s4)

Henchmen Trophies
(Legendary Set)
seems so juicy here esp with lacuni pierce, or
Rogue Foresight
Rogue Foresight
Heavy Gloves (Sacred)

Defense: 492 to 522
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 484
Item Level: 120
+1 to All Skills
5% Deadly Strike
+(3 to 9) to War Spirit
-10% to Strength
20% to Dexterity
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (4)
for the dex, but Trinity crafts with sorc spells & attack speed if you need to fix speeds until you get the prev. listed gloves
Belt -
Doomcloud Spine
Doomcloud Spine
Plated Belt (Sacred)

Defense: 4089 to 4479
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 606
Item Level: 120
+25% to Lightning Spell Damage
-15% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+200% Enhanced Defense
15% to Vitality
+50 to Vitality
Maximum Lightning Resist +2%
Socketed (2)
Lightning Resist +30% (#s2)
Adds 100-150 lightning damage (#s3)
+5 Lightning Absorb (#s4)

Henchmen Trophies
(Legendary Set)
for the 2pc with the gloves (2pc bonus ain't nothin' to scoff at),
The Endless Loop
The Endless Loop
Light Belt (Sacred)

Defense: 1101 to 1143
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 490
Item Level: 105
40% Combat Speeds
+(10 to 19) to Charged Strike
Slow Target 10%
+50 to all Attributes
+50 Life Regenerated per Second
+(0 to 1) Mana on Striking
Socketed (2)
always solid for speeds fix
Boots -
Titan's Steps
Titan's Steps
Heavy Boots (Sacred)

Defense: (1322 - 1531) to (1400 - 1621)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 492
Item Level: 105
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
Adds 20-25 magic damage
Adds 20-25 fire damage
Adds 20-25 lightning damage
Adds 20-25 cold damage
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(90 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
+200 to Life
Elemental Resists +10%
+(40 to 50) Life after each Kill
5% Weapon Damage Taken Restores Mana
Socketed (4)
seems like a bait but they could be good,
Riptide
Riptide
Boots

'Shaad'
Runeword Level: 100
25% Chance to cast level 16 Arcane Torrent on Melee Attack
+25 magic damage
+25 cold damage
+(146 to 174)% Enhanced Defense
Maximum Elemental Resists +2%
Physical Resist (1 to 7)%
also very good choice, 3 piece henchman is great here, but the poison doesn't seem to synergize with us but the 3pc could be worth
Amulet:
Quov Tsin's Talisman
Quov Tsin's Talisman
Amulet

Required Level: 110
Item Level: 110
15% Innate Elemental Damage
-(20 to 30)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
prob a must
Rings:
Bad Mood
Bad Mood
Ring

Required Level: 100
Item Level: 120
-20% Cast Speed
Adds 50-100 fire damage
Adds 50-100 lightning damage
Adds 50-100 cold damage
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
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Adrenaline Rush
Adrenaline Rush
Ring

Required Level: 100
Item Level: 120
+1 to All Skills
40% Combat Speeds
40% Movement Speed
Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
for farming,
Empyrean Glory
Empyrean Glory
Ring

Required Level: 50
Item Level: 120
1% Chance to cast level 26 Singularity on Kill
(6 to 10)% to All Attributes
Increase Maximum Life and Mana 15%
15% Gold Find
if we need the slight defensive edge, but %aa on dex is also a good choice

tl;dr: Like Ruubel said, IED seems like a bait, max dex, achieve max pierce if you can, meet breakpoints, 2pc henchman is really good, LAEK or life spark is probably a must to survive, high PR and life are our friend