Mana Sorceress

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adrift wrote:Just some 1.6 info for people:

I think knave is a bait, the 25% sweep damage reduction is just too much. You are most likely better off sticking with Torrent until you get Valthek. I have 44k mana, +31 skills and damage is not that good for Faust+ level zones. Much better as fire with similar gear level.


Agreed, Valthek's far outperforms Knave in pretty much all situations. My sorc has 50k mana, torrent build is much stronger than knave sweep. Would be nice to see Knave changed to 18% dmg reduction or something similar in the next patch to make it worthwhile.
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I take it spell focus doesn't work on Mana Sorceress? Now leveling the familiars is useless? (apart from 1 point to get cast speed).
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SteelWings wrote:I take it spell focus doesn't work on Mana Sorceress? Now leveling the familiars is useless? (apart from 1 point to get cast speed).


I have been busy and unable to play at the start of this season, but unless it changed the reason to get levels for Familiars is for the +skills, which should still be the case?
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Hrishi wrote:
I have been busy and unable to play at the start of this season, but unless it changed the reason to get levels for Familiars is for the +skills, which should still be the case?


It was changed so there is no more familiars as panthers, no +skills per 4 base levels, only +10 Spell Focus per base level and some complimentary 1-point-wonder stats like +15% cast speed and +25% energy.

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Fair enough, in that case this definitely turns into just a 1-point wonder, freeing up more room to distribute into other things such as Elemental passives and such. I'm meaning to update the guide as I didn't update it last season either, so once I get more time off to play I'll update this!