Diablo 2 v1.12 Skill Planner is a free service.
Use it to explore character possibilities without wasting skill points.
The Skill Planner will allow you to add a point whether you have the
required prerequisites or not. Don't forget to account for the
prereqs when planning your character.
Everything is pretty self-explanitory. It operates like the real
game interface, for the most part.
Select your character class at the top.
Select the skill tree from the tabs on the right.
Left-Click a skill to add 1 point. Right-Click a skill to remove 1
If you need to add a large number of points, you can select the number
with your mouse and manually edit it.
Click the Cancel Button to reset all skills to 0.
Some skills have varying stats in different diffculties, such as the
Necromancer's Summons. These are shown as follows:
Level 1 Clay Golem
Life: 100 Normal Difficulty
Life: 175 (N) Nightmare Difficulty
Life: 275 (H) Hell Difficulty
If Nightmare and Hell difficulties are not listed, the skill does not vary
Skill bonuses from items do NOT give synergy bonuses. Only actual
points spent in a skill will count for synergy bonuses with other skills.
You have a Sorceress with:
Level 1 Ice Bolt
Level 1 Frozen Orb (which receives bonuses from Ice Bolt)
If you had 5x +1 Skill Cold Skill Charms, the skills would both
independently operate at level 6. However, Frozen Orb will not
receive a level 6 Ice Bolt bonus. It will only receive a level 1 Ice
Bolt bonus because you only have 1 real point spent in Ice Bolt. So,
you'd basically have Level 6 Frozen Orb with a level 1 synergy bonus.
If you wanted to increase the synergy bonus, you'd need to spend more real
points in Ice Bolt.
To account for this, there are boxes on each skill tab, as well as one at
the top-right (for + all skills). Each box should be used for skill
bonuses from items. If I were going to check the skills for the
above mentioned Sorceress, I'd put 1 point into Ice Bolt and 1 point into
Frozen Orb, then plug in 5 to the + [ ] to Cold Skills box. If I'd
put Ice Bolt at 6 by adding skill points directly to it, Frozen Orb would
show stats for a level 6 synergy. Use the boxes to properly
calculate synergy bonuses.