Bear Sorceress Build for Diablo 2 Resurrected

Last updated on Sep 30, 2021 at 10:00 by MrLlamaSC 1 comment

The Bear Sorceress Enchantress is one of the most unique builds in the entire game. By taking advantage of the Beast Runeword the Sorceress is able to turn into a Bear while Enchanting herself for large amounts of Fire Damage and using Dream Runewords to gain Lightning Damage further increased by her Lightning Mastery. Overall it is a very expensive build but when fully built out is a ton of fun and can kill even the strongest of bosses in Uber Tristram.

1.

Introduction

The Bear Sorceress Enchantress is one of the most Unique builds in the entire game. By taking advantage of the Beast Runeword the Sorceress is able to turn into a Bear while Enchanting herself for large amounts of Fire Damage and using Dream Runewords to gain Lightning Damage further increased by her Lightning Mastery Lightning Mastery. Overall it is a very expensive build but when fully built out is a ton of fun and can kill even the strongest of bosses in Uber Tristram.

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Bear Sorceress Skill Build

The following section shows the default skill built for the Bear Sorceress. For a detailed breakdown of all core and optional skills as well as the recommended order for allocating skill points, refer to the Skills page of this guide.

  1. 1 point to all prerequisites
  2. 20 points to Enchant Enchant — main damage boost Skill, required
  3. 20 points to Warmth Warmth — synergy for Enchant Enchant, required
  4. 20 points to Fire Mastery Fire Mastery — added damage for Enchant Enchant, required
  5. 20 points to Lightning Mastery Lightning Mastery — added Lightning damage, required
  6. 1 points to Teleport Teleport — invest immediately at level 18, required
  7. 1 points to Static Field Static Field — invested at level 6, let the resistances of your plus skills increase its range, required
  8. 1 points to Frozen Armor Frozen Armor — useful for defensive purposes, required

Note that since Beast is only available from Level 63 onward, playing as a Bear Sorceress from the start of the game is not possible. For a smoother leveling experience, we recommend using a generic Sorceress build. Upon reaching Level 63 or higher you can Respec into this build. For more information, refer to the Early Leveling section of this guide.

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Bear Sorceress Stat Points and Attributes

Strength Dexterity Vitality Energy
Enough for Gear Enough for Gear Everything Else None

You can read more details about the Stats and Attribute requirements for this build on our Skills page.

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Bear Sorceress Gear

The following section shows some of the most important items for the Bear Sorceress. For a detailed per-slot breakdown of all Bear Sorceress Items and alternative builds, refer to the Gear page of this guide.

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MrLlamaSC's Bear Sorceress Video Guide

We also have a video guide that goes over the build, if you prefer that instead of or in addition to our written guide.

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Bear Sorceress Breakpoints

In Diablo 2, stats that affect action speed (known as frames) for attacking, casting, blocking, and recovering from a hit can almost never be taken literally. For example, gaining 10% Increased Attack Speed from an item will not necessarily translate into 10% faster attacks. To achieve faster actions, certain breakpoints must be reached, which vary for every class. The tables below list how much of a given stat is required to actually improve the action speed of the class for the stated action.

6.1.

Faster Hit Recovery Breakpoints

Faster Hit Recovery Breakpoints
Frames to perform action 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5
Faster Hit Recovery required to reach frame 0% 5% 9% 14% 20% 30% 42% 60% 86% 142% 280%
6.2.

Faster Cast Rate Breakpoints

Faster Cast Rate Breakpoints
Frames to perform action 13 12 11 10 9 8 7
Faster Cast Rate required to reach frame 0% 9% 20% 37% 63% 105% 200%
6.3.

Faster Block Rate Breakpoints

Faster Block Rate Breakpoints
Frames to perform action 9 8 7 6 5 4 3
Faster Block Rate required to reach frame 0% 7% 15% 27% 48% 86% 200%
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Bear Sorceress Mercenary

You can either choose a Defensive (Holy Freeze Holy Freeze) or Offensive (Might Might) Act 2 Nightmare Mercenary here depending on if you want a slower pace and safety or damage.

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Bear Sorceress Early Leveling

  1. 5 points to Charged Bolt Charged Bolt
  2. 1 point to Static Field Static Field at level 6
  3. 6 points to Charged Bolt Charged Bolt at levels 6-11
  4. All points to Nova Nova from levels 12-16
  5. 1 point to Telekinesis Telekinesis at level 17
  6. 1 point to Teleport Teleport at level 18
  7. All remaining points to Nova Nova
  8. 1 point to Lightning Mastery Lightning Mastery at level 30

For more comprehensive leveling advice, please refer to our Sorceress Fastest Leveling Build.

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Changelog

  • 30 Sep. 2021 (this page): Added video guide embed.
  • 21 Sep. 2021 (gear page): Page added.
  • 21 Sep. 2021 (skills page): Page added.
  • 21 Sep. 2021 (this page): Build added.
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