Blizzard Sorceress Build for Diablo 2 Resurrected

Last updated on Sep 30, 2021 at 10:00 by MrLlamaSC 8 comments

The Blizzard Sorceress uses Blizzard and Ice Blast or Glacial Spike for large Area of Effect cold damage to slow and freeze enemies in their tracks. She is not only very high powered but also is capable of stacking large amounts of magic find as well while still maintaining high damage output.

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Introduction

The Blizzard Sorceress is known for high power and big Area of Effect damage. From dueling to magic finding to Chaos runs, this Sorceress can handle almost any area once geared up enough. Like other single-element characters, while still leveling or undergeared, she will be dominant in specific areas but struggle anywhere with Cold Immune Monsters.

You can check the viability of this build in PvM by consulting our PvM Tier List.

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Blizzard Sorceress Skill Build

The following section shows the core skills for the Blizzard Blizzard 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 Blizzard Blizzard — invest immediately and max out immediately, required
  3. Enough points in Cold Mastery Cold Mastery to reach -150% Enemy Cold Resist
  4. 20 points to Glacial Spike Glacial Spike — Max out after maxing Blizzard Blizzard and cold mastery is appropriate level
  5. 20 points to Ice Blast Ice Blast — Max out after maxing Blizzard Blizzard and cold mastery is appropriate level
  6. 20 points to Ice Bolt Ice Bolt — Max out after maxing Blizzard Blizzard and cold mastery is appropriate level
  7. 1 point to Frozen Armor Frozen Armor — invest when starting to teleport, required
  8. 1 point to Teleport Teleport — invest immediately at level 18, required
  9. 1 point to Static Field Static Field — invested at level 6, let the resistances of your plus skills increase its range, required

Since Blizzard Blizzard is not very effective until Level 24, it is recommended to use a standard build until Level 24. For more information, refer to the Early Leveling section of this guide.

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Blizzard 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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Blizzard Sorceress Gear

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

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MrLlamaSC's Blizzard 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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Blizzard 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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Blizzard 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 and safer pace, or want your Mercenary to have added damage to help take care of Cold Immunes. We prefer a Might Might mercenary.

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Blizzard Sorceress Early Leveling

If wanting to get to Blizzard Blizzard quickly, we recommend this build for 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. Respec at level 24

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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