So, ya wanna make a bliz sorc? Blizzard sorc's are very powerful and can be the best pvp char, if you know how to make one properly, have good gear, and know how to duel with one. They could be as powerful as the amazons in 1.09. It takes lots of practice and with the help of a well dressed act one merc, you too can have the best blizzard sorc! (Note: This is for non ladder softcore, so no death fanthom) Equiptment -------------------- Armour: For the best damage, I would use Blizzard ormus ( 20% to cold damage, -5% resists, 3 to blizzard) The price can range from a couple 290s to a couple high runes. Weapon: For the weapon, I would definatly use hoto. It has faster cast rate, resists and of course the 3 to skill. Many people who cant afford hoto use the oculus wand, which is fine but it will make you tele away from your enemy. Many people also use the doom runeword. Doom runeword is not recommended. It requires much strenght, no faster cast rate or resists. You will max cold mastery and that has enought - % of resists already. Sheild: You can choose through many different sheilds for a bliz sorc. My choice is Sanctuary sheild runeword (KoKoMal) in towersheild. Troll nest is fine but towersheild has about 30 less strength require. For my sorc, I used sanctuary in troll nest. It has 20 faster hit recovery, resists and defense against missle (Good vs bowazons) Another choice of sheild is the classic Whitsans sheild. This sheild is a set sheild that requires less dex for max block. This would be very good with melee chars if you socket it with a shael. If you feel you need max blockage then use this sheild. If you can tele fast enough you are fine with anyother sheild. Another sheild popular with bliz sorcs is a 3 socket sheild (or 4) with rainbow facets in it. This increases damage up to 15% or 20%, based on the jewels and sockets. However, many sheilds don't have good blockage on them, so if you feel you need block dont use this sheild. Of course, you can choose anyother sheilds, but those 3 can be the best. Helm: The best helm for a bliz sorc is nightwings. It can have 20% to cold damage, 2 to all skills and dex along with other stats. It has 96 strenght require, but it is well worth it. Boots: For boots you have a variety. For my sorc, I used the classic dupes (europe realm), Bitter Spur. They have over 40% resists to fire, cold, and lightning. These boots also have 30% faster run/walk and 13 to dex. Storm track boots are also good. They have 17 strength, 13 dex and lightning and cold resists (along with faster r/w etc.) These are helpful if your sorc needs strength. Another good pair of boots for a bliz sorc is water walks. Water walks has 5x-6x to life, up to 15 dex and 20 faster run/walk. If your needing life and dex, use these. Belt: Arachnids is great for bliz. 20 faster cast rate, 5% enhanced mana and 1 to all skills. Bug Siggards (Availible on Europe) Is definatly my choice. 25 To dex, 15 to str, 20 to all resists, 15 or 20 damage reduce, and 1 to all skills. This can save you stat points in strength and dex to put in vit. Rings: Stones of Jordan, of course! Mana and skill is best for bliz, which takes about 60 mana per cast. Raven Frost is great because if your lacking dex for max block you can use it and still have mana like a soj, just without the skill. Also you cannot frozen, which doesnt really help because sorc's tele and being frozen doesnt slow down your faster cast rate. Amulet: Maras Amulet has to be the best. 5 to all stats 2 to all skills (can be helpful to Call to Arms) and 2x-30 resists. Gloves: Magefists gloves come in handy. The faster cast rate, the regenerate mana, and the 1 to fire skills for warmth is excellent. Weapon Switch: On weapon switch, use a CTA, in flail or in a weapon with low strength require. For a sheild, use lidless, for the 1 to skill to help Battle Orders. These increases life, mana, and skill a lot. Very helpful, I wouldn't say its definatly needed, but It would help you out a bunch. ____________________________________________________ Inventory Cold skillers with life! It doesnt matter if its 2 to life or 40 to life, they still help! Cold skillers with 12% FHR help you out alot, vs barbs, assa's, foh, ele druids, basically everything! I would use at least 2. 20 to life vita charms (9) Anni Charm, good for stats, skill (Good for CTA) and resists. This is a must in a bliz sorc.