I just want to share how i made mana sorc for early
As you can see - i'm using no TUs except for cheap armor, orb and shield. I have no put any point in STR/DEX to wear and used honorifics instead MOd for:
1) NRG ofc as our main attr;
2) Sash is just t2 needed for max sockets so it requires least str - MOd STR first to wear other items;
3) DEX to wear TUs (211 req for tower shield);
4) currently they're req lvl is around 60-65 and i'm planning on MO some TCD because i choose cold (and fire) passives.
Why cold? I've choose not to waste points on STR/DEX to wear heavy items and rely on defence from items and got this for free defence, summons that boost def even further and %life which is great synergy for my second passive - fire, that also giving lot of life regen and allowing not to rely much on pots/LaeK (that is pretty low 'cause orb have just 2 sockets for rubies).
For jewelry i'm ofc using Emp rings and Teganze, that i'm planning to switch on Witchmoon later.
For getting gold i was re-running hatred
normal TA (with some honorific gold-finder gear and Tir runes it's up to 350k per run), For ACs it's ofc Nih-runs. Currently i also put some skill points in familiars and summons (immersion and torrent currently working fine at 1-point) for additional skills boost and layer of meatshield... all is simple.
PS: All sockets are PTopazes (wepen is rubies, shield is 4 ele resist Pgems: ruby, topaz, sapphire, emerald), additional resists will come from MOs.