SSF Lightning Sorc Hybrid Guide

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Fabiessence
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anything better than Rabbit's Foot ? I'm still looking for some runes to make the Runeword, let alone getting Spirit Walker
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Fabiessence wrote:anything better than Rabbit's Foot ? I'm still looking for some runes to make the Runeword, let alone getting Spirit Walker


Ornate craft boots with -10% pierce from your shrine+bless bonus. Any other bonuses are icing on the cake, since boots just roll things like 170 life, 40 all attributes, etc.

Boot options really are extremely limited.
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Siosilvar wrote:
Fabiessence wrote:anything better than Rabbit's Foot ? I'm still looking for some runes to make the Runeword, let alone getting Spirit Walker


Ornate craft boots with -10% pierce from your shrine+bless bonus. Any other bonuses are icing on the cake, since boots just roll things like 170 life, 40 all attributes, etc.

Boot options really are extremely limited.


Wouldnt TU greaves be a solid option for the powerful SF buff?
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Enigma wrote:Wouldnt TU greaves be a solid option for the powerful SF buff?


That's not remotely worth it. Spell focus is your third priority after pierce and spell damage, especially on a sorceress who's already got big synergy% bonus from Witch Blood (and sometimes Vengeful Power). TU Greaves are excellent boots and worth using over any other option on fire/poison/physical/magic casters, but not for lightning and cold.
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just tried the new chaotic spark os,its awesome!
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chaotic spark?
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danigent wrote:chaotic spark?

Chaotic Spark: replaces Static Lance.its a new item granted spell
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noibo wrote:
danigent wrote:chaotic spark?

Chaotic Spark: replaces Static Lance.its a new item granted spell


What’s your gear setup?
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So I've been tinkering with Chaotic spark oskill.

Chaotic Spark: replaces Static Lance
Concept: An ability that scales with cast speed. Both mechanically with faster animations (through the use of an on cast proc) and numerically from your uncapped cast speed (incentivizing more speed scaling past lowest frame breakpoint). This oSkill will be restricted to Paladins and Sorceresses who are able to best make use of the ability through their fast cast speeds.
Skill changes:
Now fires 4 projectiles up from 3, next delay removed (main projectiles can now shotgun)
Main projectiles no longer pierce but instead explode in a small area on impact
20% chance to trigger a charged nova on cast, releasing 32 piercing projectiles around you
Damage increased by 452%
Charged nova stuns enemies for 0.5 seconds on hit
Damage scaling cap from Spell Focus is tripled for this skill
Your cast speed stat also counts as Spell Focus for this skill
Item changes:
Now only spawns on Sorceress body armor and Paladin helms


Bottom line: No more 1000SF cap, and your FCR is added to SF bonus.

Here's what i figured out so far.

BODY ARMOR: Ornate crafted sorceress body armor
Top stats would be: 4 skills, 30 light spell damage, 25 pierce, 24 to chaotic strike.
On top of that you get 2-15 light spell damage and 5-10 pierce from ornate craft and same for ornate blessing. If you get a good roll, I suggest using oil of intensity for top roll on blessing. To start, you can rolling random shrines just to get the skill.

HELM:
Indigo
Indigo
Circlets

'UnTaha'
Runeword Level: 110
+2 to All Skills
+100 Spell Focus
50% Cast Speed
-(15 to 20)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
-500 Defense
Maximum Elemental Resists +2%
Elemental Resists +(13 to 15)%
Requirements -100%
or
Griffon's Eye
Griffon's Eye
Diadem (Sacred)

Defense: 870 to 983
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 524
Item Level: 120
20% of Lightning Resistance Added as Lightning Spell Damage
+(2 to 3) to All Skills
40% Cast Speed
-(20 to 30)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
Maximum Elemental Resists -1%
Lightning Absorb 10%
Socketed (4)

Griffon's can have more pierce, but the +2 max res from indigo is hard to ignore.

WEAPON: Many choices here,
Aeterna
Aeterna
Broad Sword (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: (101 - 118) to (105 - 124)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 488
Item Level: 105
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
Amazing Grace
4% Chance to cast level 50 Blizzard on Death Blow
+(3 to 5) to All Skills
+100 Spell Focus
(20 to 50)% Cast Speed
+(20 to 40)% to Spell Damage
+(130 to 170)% Enhanced Damage
(10 to 20)% to Strength
Socketed (6)
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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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Mistress of Pain
Mistress of Pain
Sacred Globe (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: 36 to 37
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 177
Item Level: 120
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
If You Have any Points in Vengeful Power, Living Flame or Snow Queen
20 Second Cooldown to All Lightning Tree Spells
+(9 to 10) to Sorceress Skill Levels
25% Cast Speed
25% Movement Speed
+(40 to 60)% to Lightning Spell Damage
-(30 to 40)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(4000 to 5000) Defense
(10 to 15)% Chance to Avoid Damage
Socketed (2)
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Holy Wars
Holy Wars
Eagle Orb (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: 35 to 36
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 171
Item Level: 120
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
7% Chance to cast level 60 Fire Cannonade on Death Blow
+4 to Sorceress Skill Levels
50% Cast Speed
+(20 to 30)% to Spell Damage
-(20 to 30)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(30 to 35) to Emerald Prison
20% to Energy
+(80 to 100) Life after each Kill
3% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (2)
. Aeterna is massive, no pierce though, didn't try Holy wars nor mistress of pain. The absolute best if a crafted sorceress orb, if you have thousands of ornate shrines, go for it, you could roll something like this with a perfect roll and a perfect bless: +5 skills, 50fcr, 66 light spell damage, 35 pierce, 100 spell focus AND eagle stance! Good luck though, I rolled over 1000 shimmering shrines last season for a poison sorceress orb, never got a highend roll including eagle stance, oh well, Aeterna is fine.

GLOVES:
Lamha Na Draoithe
Lamha Na Draoithe
Gauntlets (Sacred)

Defense: (1339 - 1506) to (1567 - 1763)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 625
Item Level: 120
+2 to All Skills
+150 Spell Focus
30% Cast Speed
+(16 to 20)% to Spell Damage
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
+75 to Strength
-100 to Life
Elemental Resists +15%
Socketed (4)
or craft ornate gloves. Once again, crafted gloves can be extremely good, just takes patience. With perfect roll and bless you could get: +2 skills, 20fcr, 36 light spell damage, 25 pierce, 30 spell focus.

BELT: One choice really, and a cheap one too!
Nor Tiraj's Wisdom
Nor Tiraj's Wisdom
Heavy Belt (Sacred)

Defense: (2805 - 3315) to (3029 - 3580)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
687 to 937
Item Level: 105
+100 Spell Focus
-(20 to 25)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(15 to 20) to Lightning Shield
+(15 to 20) to Stormclash
+(120 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
Maximum Mana +10%
(10 to 50)% Bonus to Defense
+2% to Experience Gained
Requirements +(10 to 50)%
Socketed (2)


BOOTS: Not alot of choices:
Vision

Vision
Boots

'GhalOlYhamArc'
Runeword Level: 120
10% of Total Energy Gained as Life
+1 to All Skills
+15 Spell Focus
+10% Bonus to Spell Focus
-(10 to 15)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(141 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
+10 to all Attributes
Maximum Life and Mana +(1 to 5)%
Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
Physical Damage Reduced by (10 to 20)
or
Spirit Walker
Spirit Walker
Heavy Boots (Sacred)

Defense: 696 to 737
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 550
Item Level: 120
+1% Physical Resist per 18% Mana Regeneration
+2 to All Skills
+(50 to 100) Spell Focus
(10 to 40)% Movement Speed
Jitan's Gate Cooldown Reduced by 1 seconds
+35% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
-15% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
Socketed (4)
. Rabbit's foot is ok to start. You can also ornate craft some, but they don't have good affixes besides +40 to all attributes, so the pierce and light spell damage would only come from the shrine bonus. So if you have perfect roll and bless, you could get 16 light spell damage and 10 pierce, nothing exciting. Keep you ornate shrines for body armor and then orb.

SHIELD:
Celestial Barrier
Celestial Barrier
Spiked Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (2525 - 2828) to (3012 - 3374)
Chance to Block: 1% + Class%
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 550
Item Level: 120
+(4 to 5) to All Skills
1% Base Block Chance
-50% Attack Speed
30% Cast Speed
-(20 to 25)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(150 to 180)% Enhanced Defense
50% Bonus to Defense
1% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (6)


AMULET:
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
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(15 to 25)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(21 to 29) to Supernova
(30 to 40)% Bonus to Defense
-5 to Light Radius
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The Tesseract
The Tesseract
Amulet

Required Level: 100
Item Level: 105
+2 to All Skills
25% Cast Speed
+(1 to 30)% to Fire Spell Damage
-(1 to 20)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+(1 to 30)% to Lightning Spell Damage
-(1 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(1 to 30)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(1 to 20)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(1 to 30)% to Poison Spell Damage
-(1 to 20)% to Enemy Poison Resistance


RINGS: Rares with +1 skills, light spell damage and pierce.

SOCKETS : Perfect gems for resistances and crafted jewels

ORBS : I'm guessing light spell damage on everything, then spell focus on armor parts, mana regen on rings/amulet, maybe fcr on weapon? Maybe Arcane hunger + life leech orbs would be better.

So far I think it's ok, my gear is not optimal and I don't have all the charms and none are trophied. But, it is a fun skill to play. At the moment, I have 140 pierce, 89 resistances, 14.5K chaotic spark damage, thunderstone is good as a single target skill.

If anyone has suggestions let me know, I'm not an expert at all.
Link to my current char: https://median-xl.com/char/NouveauxLasers
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marco311
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holy wars is +sorc not +all, u could as well use just Wizspike (50fcr/-70pierce)... rings : witchcraft (20fcr)/ -5/ +sk... Glowing vertigo can get 100fcr...
and 1 athanna khan dress to raise raven to max...
since spell focus cap at 3k counting fcr... u could consider relics with %bonus to spell focus as well...