Meteor / Frozen Orb Sorceress (Meteorb) Build for Diablo 2 Resurrected

Last updated on Sep 30, 2021 at 11:39 by MrLlamaSC 10 comments

The Meteorb Sorceress is a classic combination bringing together the crowd control of Cold and the firepower of Fire to create a perfectly blended character capable of tackling almost any monster in the game. One of the biggest difficulties that a Sorceress has in this game is dealing with Resistance Immunities, so by running two different elements it helps alleviate those issues. Frozen Orb is a low skill investment option that can still bring a lot of power and thus is often used to supplement another build.



Utilizing Meteor and Frozen Orb, the Meteorb Sorceress aims to solve the Immunity problems faced by single Element Characters. Due to its low synergy count, Frozen Orb Frozen Orb is a strong skill that leaves enough Skill Points available to achieve powerful Meteor Meteor damage.

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


Meteorb Sorceress Skill Build

The following section shows the core skills for the Meteorb 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 Frozen Orb Frozen Orb — max immediately, required
  3. Enough points in Cold Mastery Cold Mastery to reach -150% Enemy Cold Resist
  4. 1+ points to Ice Bolt Ice Bolt — synergy for Frozen Orb Frozen Orb, required
  5. 1 point to Frozen Armor Frozen Armor — invest when starting to teleport, required
  6. 1 point to Teleport Teleport — invest immediately at level 18, required
  7. 1 point to Static Field Static Field — invested at level 6, let the resistances of your plus skills increase its range, required
  8. Secondary Element
  9. 20 points to Meteor Meteor — one of the main damage dealers, required
  10. 20 points to Fire Ball Fire Ball — one of the main damage dealers, required
  11. 20 points to Fire Bolt Fire Bolt — synergy for Fire Skills, required
  12. 1 points to Fire Mastery Fire Mastery — one point immediately, required

Since a Meteorb Sorceress cannot be played from the start, we recommend using a generic Fire or Light Sorceress build. For more information, refer to the Early Leveling section of this guide.


Meteorb 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.


Meteorb Sorceress Gear

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


MrLlamaSC's Meteorb 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.


Meteorb 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.


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%

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%

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%

Meteorb 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.


Meteorb 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. Respec when ready

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



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