The Sorcerer is a class from Diablo.
Sorcerers are mysterious mages from distant Eastern lands, and are largely of the Vizjerei Clan. Sorcerers have developed a greater understanding of spellcasting when compared to the magic of Khanduras, which is in the form of enchanted items and elixirs. While a Vizjerei neonate knows only the simplest of spells to start, he can expect to rapidly grow in power as he discovers new incantations. All Sorcerers possess the ability to recharge spell staves by drawing power from their surroundings and channeling them through the staff.
Sorcerers are a playable class in Diablo I. They are the game's most effective spell casters. Since they have the highest maximum magic out of all character classes, they can effectively use the high-end spells. These high-end spells require more than just a level one proficiency. With the sorcerer's high mana, the class can use spells repeatedly, and the class has a higher casting rate than the other classes.
Stave Recharge SpellEdit
The Sorcerer's skill is not useful. The sorcerer can recharge staves for free, but this always lowers the maximum charges. This ability takes away less maximum charge when the character level is higher, but at higher levels characters desire higher level spells on their staves. These higher level spell-charged staves contained less charges than lower level staves, making the skill still unused at high levels.
There are two distinct playstyles for the sorcerer. One is Artillery mage which sacrifice AC on equip for extra spell level bonuses (typically Naj's Light Plate, Thinking Cap and either an Arch-Angel's staff or Dreamflange with shield) The other is Tank Mage which is more defensive, using high AC armor and helm (typically Royal Circlet and an Awesome Plate with a good suffix) along with Dreamflange and shield. For either of these Dreamflange can be substituted for Civerb's Cudgel for taking down triple immunes. It is also advised that your items have the +attribute bonus or +magic bonus because that will help a lot.
Because of how immensely powerful the sorcerer is in almost every way, even in effective vitality with Mana Shield, many players began playing variants. Arguably, one of the most famous is Beyond Naked Mage (or BNM for short), the rules are fairly simple, the BNM must only use equipment which will negatively affect his stats.
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A class called the magician existed in the original design document for Diablo. The magician would have the perk of being able to cast more powerful spells, and would choose from one of four schools of magic.