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Best Diablo 2 Sorceress Class Build in Ladder Season 5

Unleash powerful magic on your enemies with our guide on the best Diablo 2 Sorceress class build in Diablo 2.
Best Diablo 2 Sorceress Class Build in Ladder Season 5

The Sorceress class is renowned for being one of the best ladder starters available in Diablo 2 Resurrected. Her high speed and versatility make her one of the most well-rounded classes in the game. But if you're looking to take it to the next level, you'll need the right build for this class, and that's where this guide comes in. 

Below, we'll be walking you through our pick for the best build for the Sorceress class in Diablo 2, the Blizard Sorceress. So, in this guide, we'll cover all the aspects of this build that you need to know, such as its Skills, Sunder charm setups, attributes, build variants, and much more. 

Update on 21 September 2023: We've updated our best Sorceress class build for Diablo 2 Ladder Season 5.

Is The Sorceress A Good Class in Diablo 2 Resurrected?

The Sorceress is similar to most other classes in Diablo 2, being that it has its pros and cons. What makes this class stand out above the rest is that it doesn't require much time or item investment to become powerful, it has a fast-paced playstyle, and it has tons of end-game potential. 

Best Sorceress Build Diablo 2 Is it a good class
The Sorceress is a great class for Diablo 2 players who want good stats and performance all around. (Picture: Blizzard)

Where the Sorceress falls short is in its survivability and noticeable learning curb. But if you take the time to develop the Blizzard Sorceress build as outlined below and learn how to manage this class's weaknesses, it's a class you can take into almost any battle. 

Best Diablo 2 Resurrected Sorceress Build: Blizzard Sorceress

The build we've chosen for the Blizzard Sorceress incorporates Sunder Charms, which allows you to reduce the resistance an enemy has to your type of damage. The build also increases your cold resistance while buffing your damage and, most importantly, giving you extra defense to survive battles for longer periods. 

Below we've broken down all the gear you'll need to equip to get the most out of the Blizzard build, as well as the items that socket into each ger piece to max out its potential. Then we've gone ahead and detailed the skills that you'll need to not only decimate your enemies but alleviate some of the Sorceress's weaknesses and buff its base stats. 

Blizzards Sorceress Gear and Sockets

Item Slot Main Item  Slotted Item(s)
Weapon The Oculus Rainbow Facet Jewel
Weapon Swap Call To Arms Amn Rune, Ral Rune, Mal Rune, Ist Rune, Ohm Rune
Shield Spirit Monarch Amn Rune, Ort Rune, Thul Rune, Tal Rune
Body Armor Skin of the Vipermagi Rainbow Facet Jewel
Helm Harlequin Crest Rainbow Facet Jewel
Gloves Chance Guards  N/A
Boots War Traveler  N/A
Belt Goldwrap  N/A
Ring 1 Beast Turn Ring  N/A
Ring 2 Fortuitous Ring of Fortune  N/A
Amulet Mara's Kaleidoscope  N/A
Charm 1 Annihilus  N/A
Charm 2 Shimmering small charm of balance  N/A
Charm 3 Shimmering small charm of vita  N/A
Charm 4 Shimmering small charm of good luck  N/A

Blizzards Sorceress Skills

Best Sorceress Build Diablo 2 Skills
The best skills for the Blizzard Sorceress build in Diablo 2. (Picture: Blizzard)

Which Mercenary To Use With Diablo 2 Sorceress Build

Your Mercenary is extremely important to the overall success of your build. They can act as a front-line tank, provide a critical Aura, and/or deal Physical Damage to kill enemies who are immune to your Skillset. We recommend the Act 2 Desert Mercenary, which can be hired from Greiz, for the Blizzard Sorceress build.

To deal with enemies who are immune to your main damage source, use a Desert Mercenary with Might Aura. You can equip him with Infinity to reduce enemy Resistance and Defense with Conviction Aura, resulting in significantly increased damage.

Best Sorceress Build Diablo 2 Mercenary usefulness
Using a mercenary is vital to your survival, so keep one at your side at all times. (Picture: Blizzard)

The Mercenary is difficult to keep alive until you have the bare minimum of equipment recommended in this guide. You can drag Healing Potions onto the portrait or use shift + 1/2/3/4 to feed them a Healing Potion directly from your Belt. The Mercenary also gains Resistance bonuses from Thawing and Antidote Potions.

If your Mercenary dies in battle, you can resurrect them by talking to any of the Mercenary NPCs in each Act. This does come at an increasing cost each time you do it and will cap off at 50,000 Gold. Keep this in mind when considering when you need the Mercenary at your side.

Alternative Diablo 2 Sorceress Builds

Although we consider the Blizzard Sorceress the best build for Diablo 2 Resurrected, there are other builds that you can try if you're looking for something new or a build that's more challenging to master. So to aid in that, we've put together a list of Sorceress builds that you can try below with the help of the fantastic Maxroll website

Best Sorceress Build Diablo 2 Alternate builds
Below you can find some alternate Sorceress builds you can try, but we still recommend the Blizzard Sorceress above all. (Picture: Blizzard)

And that's been our guide on creating the best Blizzard Sorceress build in Ladder Season 4 of Diablo 2, including the best skills, gear, mercenaries, and more.


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