Taem wrote:Hi, in your guide, you recommend for items Zann Esu's set. I got the full set and I'll tell you now it really sucks... There is literally no reason to use that POS set ever, as crafts and runewords are ten-thousand percent better. It's a shame the devs wasted time developing such a lack-luster set for such a great sub-class actually. Oh well.
(note: it would be an interesting combo for a light sorc to attempt to max dex instead of energy using that skill which converts 50% dex to energy, then this sub class could attempt 75% block, but not an ice sorc, no way)
I was using a crafted 2H Staff for awhile since it was doing about 1.5x the damage of Zann's useless set, then I found the Elemental Storm Gnarled Staff and I am rocking the pillars of heaven with this thing doing a minimum of 2x the total damage output of Zann's --->>>>AND<<<---- the cast rate is infinitely better than Zann's... As a matter of fact, I 100% would not recommend an orb and shield combo for any sorc at all ever. You'll waste so much everything trying to reach FPS cast rate, such a shame. Consider this... I'm doing 2x the damage of Zann's on paper x a FCR doubling Zann's so my damage output is literally 1000% more... Fuck Zann's.
As your guide mentioned, I was indeed having minor mana problems, but I socketed my staffs with P.Sapphires and they all went away. Eventually I was lucky enough to stumble upon a Witchmoon Amulet, and that solved that problem so I put Thai runes in my staff. And my Moonwrap literally adds +1K damage as opposed to most everything else. Honorific boots give me every lacking stat and I'm 77% all resists in Hell (150%+ actual) without a single point into anything but Energy.
Anyway, my point is I would not recommend Zann Esu's for anything. It's garbage. Literally, I just turned the complete set into sigs just now, it's so useless. Even the special skills it offers are garbage compared to the damage I do with a crafted staff... I would recommend a crafted staff ten-thousand times over Zann Esu's. Just my 2-cents.
The set is good, but only for farming. You get free 50% phys res from the set, and ice bolt nova, which is decent for clearing. The lack of damage isnt a problem, because you dont need that much damage to kill most enemies in like 2-3 spells in fauzt.
It is just like caster zon set, it is utter garbage for bossing, but it works wonders for farming with the 1k laek.