The sorceress is the fittest build for magic finding due to the great mobility and extremely fast movement provided by the teleport skill, and the high amount of achievable elemental damage. There are cheap and efficient magic find gearing options available for the beginning of a new ladder season, so it's the best starter character if you are looking to farm and find gear. Baal or Chaos Sanctuary runs and Uber Tristram has several monsters with elemental immunities and monsters with very high damage output, so soloing these areas will be problematic. Survivability can be boosted by wearing defensive items at the expense of reduced magic find %. The build can achieve 1000% magic find within a reasonable budget, and be efficient enough for solo MFing.
Attacking skills: Our attacking skill is going to be Frozen Orb, while Static Field should also be used against high life monsters and Bosses. Against Cold Immune monsters we will have to rely on our Mercenary, so a high damage weapon like The Reaper's Toll has to be geared on the Merc. Tele-stomping can be used against single target monsters, as teleporting brings your mercenary with you, but this attacking strategy should be used carefully as you might die if it's done against high damage monsters.
Movement: For movement outside of town we will entirely rely on Teleport, and you should walk instead of run as it improves survivability drastically as you don't receive any chance to block penalties while walking. Having a high faster cast rate % can help you get to Bosses quickly. You should aim for the 63% FCR (9 frame teleport) or the 105% FCR (8 frame teleport) breakpoints in order to get to Bosses like Mephisto, Andariel or the Countess quickly.
Survivability: The D2 Magic Find Sorceress survivability is better than most sorc's, but you should be very careful on Hardcore in MF gear. The main difference compared to other sorceress builds is that high level Shriver Armor and the high level Energy Shield, both of which improves survivability greatly. As switch weapon we are going to use a 6*IST rune socketed crystal sword and a 4*IST rune socketed monarch to gain an additional 250% magic find while killing any boss, however a Call to Arms runeword can be carried in your inventory that allows you to buff your life and mana by casting Battle Orders, which almost doubles your overall life and mana.
Party and Solo play: Soloing with an MF sorc can be done if you are farming non cold-immune Bosses, but at areas like the Chaos Sanctuary of the Throne of Destruction you will have to rely on your party to get rid of cold immune monsters. When the party kills a boss, you should make sure that you are the one delivering the fatal attack and kill the boss, so your magic find percentage is applied to the drop.
Magic Find: The Diablo 2 MF sorceress is the perfect build for MFing. If you are looking for a build that clears areas with high monster density, it's not the most effective choice, but if you want to farm Bosses and single targets it is the most effective choice. It is also the best magic finding character after a ladder season start.
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