The Sorceress is one of the few classes in Diablo 2 Resurrected who can use magic that is based on ice, as well as wield fire & lightning, and this makes it extremely important to get the right build for her. If you choose the right build, you will be able to get the best out of her when it comes to defeating the demonic forces in the game. In this guide, we will show you the best Sorceress build in the game.
Diablo 2 Resurrected Best Sorceress Build
Frozen Orb Sorceress Build
If you are looking for the best build for the Sorceress in Diablo 2 Resurrected, we recommend you go with the Frozen Orb. Using this particular build will multiply her powers and turn her into a nearly invincible ice machine.
The primary skill in this build is the Frozen Orb. Your aim will be to slam these orbs into the ground. Doing so will shred the surrounding area with something known as Ice Bolts. These bolts will add an extra 2% cold damage for each skill level to your Frozen Orb. The advantage of this build is the fact that it also provides you with backup in case your enemies are immune to the cold. This comes in the form of your hireling, who will kill your opponents on your behalf. We will discuss further the hireling later in this guide, so keep reading. Additionally, the Energy Shield skill will help you gain extra absorption for damage. The Warmth skill will enhance your mana recovery.
The Frozen Orb build is also a great option during Player vs Player (PvP) battles because of the area of effect that the Frozen Orb’s spells have. The same advantage also applies to the slowdown effect too.
The Frozen Orb also gives you great damage potential when you deal with larger groups of enemies. We will now check out the skills you should use in order to level up for the Frozen Orb Sorceress build.
Frozen Orb Sorceress Skills in Diablo 2 Resurrected
- 1 Static Field
- 20 Frozen Orb
- 1 Teleport
- 1 Teleport
- 10 Warmth
- 1 Chilling Armor
- 20 Energy Shield
- 1 Frozen Armor
- 20 Cold Mastery
- 20 Ice Bolt
These are the recommended skills you need to have if you wish to move up levels in order to get to the Frozen Orb build in Diablo 2 Resurrected.
Now that we know the required skills, let us check out the best equipment you can use with the Frozen Orb.
Frozen Orb Sorceress Equipment
Before we dive right into the equipment you should use for the Frozen Orb Sorceress, there are a few things you need to know. Many of these items here have socketed items. Acquiring equipment that is fused with items like runes or gems will help greatly enhance the power of your build.
If you wish to add any particular item to a socket, all you need to do is click on the desired rune or gem. Once you do so, place the said rune or gem on top of the item that you want to socket. Additionally, you can also subtract gems and runes from weapons with the help of the Horadric Cube recipe. But, doing so will result in the destruction of everything that has been socketed to that item.
|Weapon||Oculus with Call to Arms Rune Word (Amn, Ral, Mal, Ist)|
|Shield||Lifeless Wall (Grim Shield) and Splendor Rune Word (Eth, Lum)|
|Helm||Harlequin Crest and Rainbow Facet. You will be able to cast a blizzard once you die|
|Armor||Archon Plate, Dusck Shroud, or Mage Plate and Chains of Honor Rune Word (Dol, Um, Ber, Ist)|
|Ring||Stone of Jordan, Ravenfrost|
|Amulet||Mara’s Kaleidoscope (Alternatively, any other amulet that has Faster Cast Rate, or +3 cold skills)|
|Gloves (alternative)||Trang-Oul’s Claws (if you want a 125% faster cast rate)|
|Boots||War Traveler and Enhanced Defence|
|Charms||Cold Grand and Life Small|
The Frozen Orb build also features something known as rune words. In order to make these, you will need to insert the runes into item sockets. To make things easier, here’s an example for you. If you wish to assign the ‘Call to Arms’ rune word to an item, you will need to insert the Amn, Ral, Mal, and Ist runes into the said item’s sockets. You need to make sure they are inserted in the same order as mentioned. This process will give you the buff that is related to the Call to Arms. This means you will receive the power to cast Battle Orders even if you are not a Barbarian.
These were all of the equipment you require in order to successfully finish the Frozen Orb build. Now, let us check out the equipment you need for your Hireling.
As we mentioned earlier in this guide, the hireling will help you by fighting battles on your behalf. It will do so in instances where your enemies are indifferent to your cold spells. For the best results, we recommend you recruit a mercenary as a Hireling. You can do so with the Nightmare difficulty during act 2. Read the equipment that you should use on your Hireling below.
|Weapon||Ethereal Colossus Voluge (elite plearm) with Insight Rune Word (Ral, Tir, Tal, Sol)|
|Weapon (Alternative)||Etheral Colossus Voluge (elite plearm) with Infinity Rune Word (Ber, Mal, Ber, Ist)|
|Armor||Ethereal Armor with the Fortitude Rune Word (El, Sol, Dol, Lo)|
|Helm||Ethereal Andarel’s Visage (Demonhead) with Ral Rune|
Of the equipment mentioned here, the Colossus Voluge is very important as it is a part of the four rune slots for the Insight rune word. The insight will provide your Hireling with the Meditation perk. This perk will give you bonus mana recovery.
The Infinity Rune Word, meanwhile, will provide your Hireling with a 50% chance to cast Chain Lightning. This will occur whenever the hireling successfully eliminates an enemy.
As far as the Helm is concerned, the Andrael’s Visage is probably the best you can use for your hireling. Using this helm will help give you extra strength and skills. You will also get more life drain with each hit along with attacking speed. Additionally, if you insert the Ral rune with this weapon, you will be able to give your hireling extra fire resistance & damage.
These were all of the skills and equipment you require in order to build the best Sorceress in Diablo 2 Resurrected. As you now know, the Frozen Orb is the best build for this particular character. Combine it with the rightly-built Hireling, and you will create an unbeatable Sorceress.
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