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Diablo 2 Resurrected – Best Sorceress Builds

Diablo 2 Resurrected - Best Sorceress Builds

The Sorceress is the classic spellcaster class in Diablo 2 Resurrected. You can pick between the three elements or mix and match them to fit your preferred playstyle. Whatever you think looks good, there’s probably an excellent build for it. In this guide, we’ll take a look at a few of the best Diablo 2 Resurrected Sorceress builds. There are hundreds of build variations out there, and we want to give you a good starting point if you are new (or returning) to the game.

Check out our Diablo 2 Resurrected Runewords if you are looking to make some of the best Sorceress items for this build.

Best Sorceress Builds in Diablo 2 Resurrected

Meteorb Build

If you like to play spellcasters like the Sorceress, the Meteorb build is perhaps the most fun PvM build in the game. When you optimize it correctly, this build can run every difficulty in the game, but it does require some work. It begins to really shine at level 85 and over.

The most important part of this build is to max Fireball and Meteor, your main skill. Your secondary skill is Frozen Orb, so do this second and use it against fire immune monsters. Go with the Act 2 Nightmare defensive mercenary with Eth Fortitude and Andarial’s Visage to help you out.

Skills

  • Fireball: 20 Points
  • Meteor: 20 Points
  • Frozen Orb: 20 Points
  • Fire Master: 20 Points
  • Firebolt: 10 Points
  • Telekinesis: 1 Point
  • Teleport: 1 Point
  • Static Field: 1 Point
  • Cold Mastery: 1 Point

Stats

  • Strength: Enough for the build
  • Dexterity: None
  • Vitality: Put all points here
  • Energy: None

Gear

  • Weapon: The Oculus Swirling Crystal, Eschuta’s Temper
  • Switch Weapon: Call to Arms
  • Shield: Spirit Monarch, Lidless Wall
  • Switch Shield: Spirit Monarch
  • Helm: Shako (Perfect Topaz)
  • Gloves: Magefists, Chance Guards, Trang Oul
  • Boots: War Traveler’s Boots, Sandstorm Trek Boots
  • Armor: Chains of Honor (Archon Plate), Enigma
  • Belt: Arachnid Mesh, Goldwrap
  • Ring: Stone of Jordan
  • Amulet: Mara’s Kaleidoscope, Armageddon Fletch
  • Charms: Gheed’s Fortune, Annihilation, Sorceress Torch, MF Small Charms

Lightning Sorceress Build

The Lightning Sorceress build is an all-around solid build and one of the most popular and powerful of the bunch. Unfortunately, it is also very expensive to optimize. In an ideal build, you will also aim for a 117% Faster Cast Rate and 86% Faster Hit Recovery for Lightning and Chain Lightning breakpoints. You can also build this by either focusing on Vitality or Energy. For this particular build, we will be going with Vitality.

Go with the Act 2 Nightmare Defensive (Holy Freeze) Mercenary with Andarial’s Visage, Infinity, and Fortitude. When leveling, just zap everything you see with Lightning skills; it’s that simple.

Skills

  • Frozen Armor: 1 Point
  • Warmth: 1 Point
  • Thunderstorm: 1 Point
  • Static Field: 1 Point
  • Teleport: 1 Point
  • Chain Lightning: 20 Points
  • Lightning: 20 Points
  • Lightning Mastery: 20 Points
  • Nova: 20 Points
  • Charged Bolt: Rest

Stats

  • Strength: Enough for your shield
  • Dexterity: Base
  • Vitality: All points go here
  • Energy: Base

Gear

  • Weapons: Heart of the Oak (with high resistances)
  • Switch Weapon: Call to Arms
  • Shield: Spirit Shield (35 FCR)
  • Switch Shield: Spirit Shield (any)
  • Helm: Griffon’s Eye or Shako
  • Gloves: Frostburn, Magefists
  • Boots: Sandstorm Trek
  • Armor: Skin of the Vipermagi
  • Belt: Arachnid’s Mesh
  • Ring: Stone of Jordan or FCR Rings
  • Amulet: Armageddon’s Fletch, Mara’s Kaleidoscope, Tal Rasha’s Amulet
  • Charms: Sorceress Torch, Annihilation, 8x Lightning with Life Grand Charms, 1x Lightning/FHR Grand Charm, Life/Mana Small Charms, 1x FHR Small Charm

Blizzard MF Sorceress Build

Now for a build many of you are probably looking for in Diablo 2 Resurrected: the Magic Find (MF) Sorceress build. The Sorceress is one of the best classes to farm on, and it’s very cheap and effective to build this out. She is capable of killing any boss quickly, making for some efficient runs and farming. That’s what Diablo is all about.

You will be mainly attacking with Blizzard and using Ice Blast to synergize for extra damage while Blizzard is on cooldown. Glacial Spike is also a nice spell, while Cold Mastery lowers monsters’ resistances against you. Telekinesis and Teleport let you move around quickly, while Warmth refills your mana, and Static Field can do some damage against immune monsters. Use this build to farm Mephisto, Andariel, and Pindle. 

Skills

  • Blizzard: 20 Points
  • Ice Blast: 20 Points
  • Glacial Spike: 20 Points
  • Cold Mastery: 20 Points
  • Telekinesis: 1
  • Teleport: 1
  • Warmth: 1
  • Static Field: 1
  • Ice Bold: Rest of Points

Stats

  • Strength: Enough for gear
  • Dexterity: None
  • Vitality: All
  • Energy: None

Gear

  • Weapons: Occulus
  • Shield: Spirit Monarch
  • Helm: Shako
  • Gloves: Frostburn
  • Boots: War Travelers
  • Armor: Tal Rasha Armor
  • Belt: Tal Rasha Belt
  • Ring: Nagelring x2, or add a Raven Frost
  • Amulet: Tal Rasha
  • Charms: MF Charms, Gheed’s, no skillers necessary

Blizzard PvP Build

Here is a maximum block, maximum damage reduction Energy Shield Sorceress for PvP. It’s incredibly powerful, but it’s not cheap, and you’re not fully built until level 99. You should be able to easily tank most Barbarians and Elemental Druids using Blizzard on yourself. For caster battles, use the Storm Shield and get to the 105 FCR breakpoint.

Skills

  • Ice Bolt: 20 Points
  • Ice Blast: 20 Points
  • Blizzard: 20 Points
  • Cold Mastery: 20 Points
  • Telekinesis: 20 Points
  • Warmth: 1
  • Teleport: 1
  • Glacial Spike: Extras

Stats

  • Strength: 80 Base
  • Dexterity: Enough for Max Block with Storm Shield
  • Vitality: All Points
  • Energy: Base

Gear

  • Weapons: Death’s Fathom
  • Switch Weapon: Call to Arms (Flail)
  • Shield: Storm Shield
  • Switch Shield: Spirit Shield
  • Helm: Nightwing’s Veil
  • Gloves: Magefists or Frostburn
  • Boots: Bitter Brogues
  • Armor: Tal Rasha’s
  • Belt: Arachnid’s Mesh
  • Ring: Stone of Jordan, Bone Master
  • Amulet: Armageddon Fletch
  • Charms: Annihilation 20, Hellfire Torch 20, 8 Cold/Life Grand Charms, Mana/Life Small Charms

Fireball Sorceress Build

Here is a PvP oriented Fire Ball Sorceress build for Diablo 2 Resurrected. We’ll be pumping energy instead of vitality for this one and aiming for at least 105 FCR and 86 FHR breakpoints as high as you can. Damage is not very important in this build, and the maximum block is not a requirement either. Ideally, you’ll have around 15k damage and 1,600 health with 5,000 mana and maxed resistances on Nightmare. 

Get hit as little as possible, don’t worry about item switching, and practice dueling 1v1. The build is not as gear dependant as other builds and will rely more on skills. Keep practicing, and do not give up, and you may find this build very powerful!

Skills

  • Fire Bolt: 20 Points
  • Fire Ball: 20 Points
  • Meteor: 19 Points
  • Inferno: 1 Point
  • Blaze: 1 Point
  • Fire Mastery: 1 Point
  • Telekinesis: 20 Points
  • Energy Shield: 20 Points
  • Charge Lightning: 1 Point
  • Lightning: 1 Point
  • Chain Lightning: 1 Point
  • Teleport: 1 Point

Stats

  • Strength: Enough for Spirit Monarch
  • Dexterity: Base
  • Vitality: Base
  • Energy: All Points

Gear

  • Weapons: Heart of the Oak
  • Second Weapon: Call to Arms
  • Shield: Spirit Monarch
  • Second Shield: Spirit 
  • Helm: Shako
  • Gloves: Frost
  • Boots: Any with high FHR, Mana, and Life Replenish
  • Armor: Enigma
  • Belt: Arachnid’s Mesh
  • Ring: Stone of Jordan
  • Amulet: +2 Fire/10 FCR Amulet
  • Charms: Annihilation, Sorceress Torch, Fire Skills/FHR/Life

Make sure to check out our Diablo 2 Resurrected section for more builds, guides, and helpful content!

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