As the name of the build indicates, the Lightning Sorceress takes advantage of the Lightning spells of the class and especially of the Chain Lightning.
Like most Sorceress builds, the CL (Chain Lightning) Sorceress heavily relies upon synergies in order to enhance her spell’s damage output. In comparison with other synergizing skills like Meteor or Blizzard, Chain Lightning is not the most damaging of the Sorceress’ spells. Also, the inconsistency of the damage is often frustrating. On the other hand, Chain Lightning enjoys an importantly lower Mana cost and a faster period than the spell deals its damage.
The most common routes for CL Sorceress are two:
No matter the route you chose to follow, you should invest a point in each of the following skills: Telekinesis, Teleport, Warmth, Static Field, Frozen Armor, and Energy Shield
Regarding your stats, you will need some Strength, so you can equip the proper equipment, but nothing more than that.
Dexterity isn’t worth the investment.
Vitality needs a lot of points.
The rest of the points should be spent on Energy, especially If you desire a more powerful Energy Shield.
The most suitable items for CL Sorceress, are those which boost Lighting skills damage, like Eschuta’s Temper, or items capable of lowering the Lightning resistance of enemies.
In case you can’t afford strong gear that enhances your skills, you should aim for items which grant a Faster Cast Rate. By increasing the number of shots you cast over a period, your total damage output is increasing too.
The items listed below will grant you a high amount of Magic Finding ability without sacrificing a lot of your killing and survival ability.
Playing as a CL Sorceress, your mercenary can prove to be one of your best tools. You have to set him up properly though.
For instance, you can equip him with an Infinity Runeword Polearm. This weapon passively runs Conviction (an aura that reduces resistances of nearby enemies, almost piercing through immunity past level 10). With this item, you should be able to destroy almost everything, even in Hell mode, if you’re dealing a few thousand damage using Chain Lightning or Lightning.