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Blizzard Sorcerer Gauntlet Build Guide for Diablo 4 (Season 3)

The best Sorcerer build for the Gauntlet!




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Gauntlet Build Introduction

The Gauntlet variant build for the Blizzard Sorcerer is a highly min-maxed endgame setup, focused on speed to obtain the highest leaderboard score. This is the best Gauntlet build for Sorcerers in Season 3 of Diablo 4, but the setup also has the most strict Build Requirements. For more information on this endgame activity, check out our Gauntlet Guide.

Compared to the various Lightning Sorcerer builds, the Blizzard Sorcerer has many powerful advantages. BlizzardBlizzard can be casted from a distance to pull enemies, and its long duration continues to kill any spawning Elites while the Sorcerer teleports through the Gauntlet map. The Artillery Shrine buff also interacts favorably with Blizzard, firing projectiles in a massive radius around the targeted location to further increase ranged reach. The Blizzard Sorcerer does not refresh Evade Teleport as fast as Lightning Sorcerer builds, but more enemies can be killed efficiently for a higher Gauntlet score.

The key changes made in the Gauntlet setup from the original Blizzard Endgame Build are listed below.

  • Equip Legendary Boots with Shrine Buff Duration and Ranks of Teleport Skill affixes, along with the Attack’s Reduce Evade’s Cooldown implicit effect. Imprint Aspect of the Bounding ConduitAspect of the Bounding Conduit.
  • Slot FireballFireball as the second Enchantment, in addition to Teleport. The explosions on enemy death count as an Attack for the implicit effect on your Boots, further reducing the Cooldown of your Evade Teleport.
  • Utilize Esu's FerocityEsu’s Ferocity with Aspect of Ancient FlameAspect of Ancient Flame to gain 50% Attack Speed bonus.
  • Utilize Prime Unstable CurrentsPrime Unstable Currents and Accelerating AspectAccelerating Aspect (optional) to gain another 50% Attack Speed bonus.
  • Adjust Paragon to gain more damage multipliers on Glyphs and lower Cooldown of Evade Teleport through Enchantment MasterEnchantment Master.

This Gauntlet build guide assumes your character is Level 100, and you should have the Build Requirements listed in the section below. Follow the Chain Lightning Leveling Guide to progress a Sorceress character from Level 1-50, and then the Blizzard Endgame Guide from Level 50-100.

Alternatively, check out the Gauntlet Ball Lightning Sorcerer for a build with less requirements.

Mid Season 3 Update (Patch 1.3.3): A buff to StalagmiteStalagmite improves the Blizzard Sorcerer with 10% more Critical Strike Chance, further reinforcing the Blizzard Sorcerer as a top tier build for boss killing and the Gauntlet.

  • StalagmiteStalagmite
    • Critical Strike Chance increased from 10% to 20%.
  • Icy VeilIcy Veil
    • Barrier duration increased from 5% to 8%.

Strengths and Weaknesses

  • Enough damage to quickly clear Gauntlet enemies
  • Blizzard can be casted from a far distance to pull enemies
  • The long duration of Blizzard continues to kill spawning Elites
  • Low survivability with a Glass Cannon playstyle
  • Slower mobility than Lightning Sorcerer builds
  • Strict build requirements are needed to solve Mana issues

To see how this build compares to the other builds on our site, you can check out our build tier lists.

Gameplay Video and Build Overview

Build Requirements

The Gauntlet setup for the Blizzard Sorcerer requires specific gear to solve Mana issues and increase Attack Speed to quickly reduce the Cooldowns of Evade Teleport. Be prepared with the required items below, before attempting this build. The Ball Lightning Gauntlet Build might be a better alternative for players lacking all the Mana gear for the Blizzard Sorcerer.

Required Legendary Aspects and Unique Items
  • Ring of Starless SkiesRing of Starless Skies is a highly recommended Uber Unique Ring that drops from Duriel. BlizzardBlizzard drains your Mana faster without the Ring of Starless Skies, forcing you to depend on Arc LashArc Lash more often.
  • Boots with Shrine Buff Duration, Ranks of Teleport Skill and Attacks Reduce Evade’s Cooldown.
  • An Amulet with Shrine Buff Duration, Cooldown Reduction and Mana Cost Reduction.
  • A Helm with Cooldown Reduction. Harlequin CrestHarlequin Crest is the best option, while Godslayer CrownGodslayer Crown is a viable alternative.
  • Gloves with Attack Speed, Critical Strike Chance and Lucky Hit Chance to Restore Primary Resource.
  • A Focus with Cooldown Reduction and Critical Strike Chance. Mana Cost Reduction, Resource Generation and Lucky Hit Chance to Restore Primary Resource are also highly beneficial on a Focus.

While these items are minimum requirements, all the aspects and the priority affix gear listed in this build is necessary to obtain the highest ranks on the Gauntlet Leaderboard.

Season of the Construct

Season 3 Patch Updates

The following list details the changes in the Season 3 Update (Patch 1.3.0) that may pertain to Blizzard Sorcerers. Check the Changelog for all the other guide updates.

  • Mage's BlizzardMage’s Blizzard: Condition to be cast while over 50 mana has been removed.
  • Fixed an issue where the ProtectionProtection passive did not take into account any bonuses to Barrier generation.
  • Melted Heart of SeligMelted Heart of Selig
    • All Stats increased to 2x normal value.
    • Core Skill Damage changed to Movement Speed.
    • Damage While Healthy increased to 3x normal value.
    • Unique Power Changed
      • Previous: Gain 30 Maximum Resource. In addition, when you take damage, drain 3 resources for every 1% of life you would have lost instead.
      • New: Gain 60 maximum Resource. 75% of incoming damage drains 2 Resource for every 1% of Life you would have lost instead.

Best Seneschal Construct Companion Powers

The Season 3 theme introduces a Seneschal Construct Companion that can deal damage or provide support to complement your character. Equip the Seneschal with two Governing Stones to activate their abilities, and then link them to three Tuning Stones each to augment the abilities. There are 12 different Governing Stones and 27 different Tuning Stones that can be found in Vaults scattered across Sanctuary. Fuse together duplicate stones to level them up, increasing the potency of Governing Stones or adding augments to Tuning Stones.

Listed below is the best Seneschal Construct Companion setup for Blizzard Sorcerers in the Gauntlet. Although only 3 Tuning Stones can be linked to each Governing Stone, alternative options are provided and sorted in order of importance.

  1. Flash of Adrenaline: Administers a quick flash of adrenaline into the player, granting bonus damage for a duration.
    • Genesis: Increase the effectiveness of the supported Skill.
    • Tactical Support: Decrease the cooldown of the supported Skill.
    • Duration Support: Supported Skills have their durations increased.
    • Fortify Support: When the Seneschal Construct uses the supported Skill, you gain Fortify. Skills with slower attack speeds or skills with cooldowns will increase the amount of Fortify granted.
  2. Tempest: Electrically charge an enemy causing it to deal damage to themselves and additional enemies each second over time. If the enemy is killed, Tempest spreads to another enemy.
    • Evernight: The supported Skill grants you +4 to all Skills when used.
    • Burning Support: A portion of he supported Skill’s damage is applied as Burning damage over time. Burning enemies take bonus Critical Strike Damage from the Seneschal Construct. — used to apply Burning instead of Firebolt Enchantment.
    • Resource Support: Player gains an amount of Primary Resource when the supporting Skill first deals damage. — needed if you are lacking perfect Mana gear, including Ring of Starless SkiesRing of Starless Skies.
    • Efficiency Support: When the supporting skill deals damage, you gain Critical Strike Chance to the same targets hit.
    • Safeguard Support: When used, the supported Skill grants Damage Reduction to you.

Skill Tree Points and Skill Bar

Skill Bar Setup for Blizzard Gauntlet Sorcerer (order does not matter)
Blizzard Blizzard Teleport Teleport Unstable Currents Unstable Currents Arc Lash Arc Lash Lightning Spear Lightning Spear Flame Shield Flame Shield

The following tables show the full allocation of Skill Points for the Blizzard Sorcerer Gauntlet Build. If you do not have all Skill Points obtained from Renown, take extra points out of FireballFireball.

WARNING: This Skill Tree setup is designed for maximum damage output to obtain the highest score possible in the Gauntlet. Defense is traded for Offense at nearly every possible opportunity. This glass cannon playstyle can take some practice to master.

Arc LashArc Lash Rank 1, Enhanced Arc LashEnhanced Arc Lash, Glinting Arc LashGlinting Arc LashBasic SkillBasic Skill
FireballFireball Rank 5, Enhanced FireballEnhanced Fireball, Destructive FireballDestructive Fireball (for Enchantment Slot, not on the Skill Bar)
DevastationDevastation Rank 1
Core SkillCore Skill
TeleportTeleport Rank 5, Enhanced TeleportEnhanced Teleport, Shimmering TeleportShimmering Teleport
Flame ShieldFlame Shield Rank 1, Enhanced Flame ShieldEnhanced Flame Shield, Mystical Flame ShieldMystical Flame Shield
Elemental AttunementElemental Attunement Rank 1
Glass CannonGlass Cannon Rank 3
Defensive SkillDefensive Skill
Lightning SpearLightning Spear Rank 1, Enhanced Lightning SpearEnhanced Lightning Spear, Invoked Lightning SpearInvoked Lightning Spear
Align the ElementsAlign the Elements Rank 1, ProtectionProtection Rank 3
Conjuration SkillConjuration Skill
BlizzardBlizzard Rank 1, Enhanced BlizzardEnhanced Blizzard, Mage's BlizzardMage’s Blizzard
Inner FlamesInner Flames Rank 1, Devouring BlazeDevouring Blaze Level 3
Mastery SkillMastery Skill
Unstable CurrentsUnstable Currents, Prime Unstable CurrentsPrime Unstable Currents
PermafrostPermafrost Rank 3, HoarfrostHoarfrost Rank 3, Icy TouchIcy Touch Rank 3, Frigid BreezeFrigid Breeze Rank 3
Coursing CurrentsCoursing Currents Rank 1, ConductionConduction Rank 3
Ultimate SkillUltimate Skill
Esu's FerocityEsu’s FerocityKey PassivesKey Passives

Alternative Skills

Arc LashArc Lash can be used to conserve Mana and proc Unstable Currents. Alternatively, Arc Lash can be replaced by the following list of Skills.

Enchantment Slots

Slot TeleportTeleport in the first Enchantment Slot to enable the Telestomp playstyle. The Evade Teleport benefits from the unique effect on Raiment of the InfiniteRaiment of the Infinite and the Attacks Reduce Evade’s Cooldown implicit effect on Boots. Enchantment MasterEnchantment Master lowers the base Cooldown of the Evade Teleport.

Slot FireballFireball in the second Enchantment Slot for additional Area of Effect for clearing groups of enemies. The explosions on enemy death also count as an Attack to further reduce the Cooldown on Evade.


The Paragon progression system unlocks after reaching Level 50, and offers a considerable boost to character power. Within the Paragon Board, there are many different bonuses, ranging from minor stat enhancements on Magic Nodes to more significant gains with Rare Glyphs and Legendary Nodes.

Important Notes:

  • Additional Bonus requirements on Rare Glyphs may not be obtainable until they gain increased radius range at Level 15.
  • Attach Legendary Boards in the correct order. Bonus requirements of Rare Nodes increase with their placement order.
  • Make sure you select the correct Legendary Boards and rotate them into the correct orientation before attachment.
  • WinterWinter and TacticianTactician additional bonuses are bugged to grant additive damage instead of multiplicative damage, making them severely weaker than intended.

The Gauntlet setup makes the following slight adjustments to the original Blizzard Endgame Build, so you do not have to completely refund all Paragon points.

  1. Remove FlamefeederFlamefeeder, ReinforcedReinforced and ControlControl.
  2. Move DestructionDestruction to the second board (Elemental SummonerElemental Summoner).
  3. Insert ElementalistElementalist, ExploitExploit and WinterWinter.
  4. Reallocate points in radius range of ElementalistElementalist in the starting board and ExploitExploit in the third board (Burning InstinctBurning Instinct).
  5. Rotate the IcefallIcefall board into the correct orientation.
  6. Reallocate points from Keeper of FlamesKeeper of Flames, KindlingKindling and SafeguardSafeguard to obtain the Enchantment MasterEnchantment Master node. This Legendary Node lowers the base Cooldown of the Evade Teleport.

WARNING: Multiple sources of Damage Reduction are traded for Damage Multipliers in this Glyph setup for the Gauntlet. Survivability is extremely low. Hardcore players should use the Paragon setup in the original Blizzard Endgame Build.

The table below contains the most beneficial Rare Glyphs and Legendary Nodes for the Blizzard Sorcerer in the Gauntlet, sorted in the order obtained in the final Level 100 Paragon Tree. The images that follow provide a visual of each Paragon Board setup.

ElementalistElementalist• Paragon nodes within range gain + [72%] bonus to their Non-physical damage and damage reduction modifiers.
• Additional Bonus (requires 40 Intelligence purchased in radius range):
Dealing Fire, Cold, or Lightning damage to an enemy increases all damage you deal to them by 5% for 10 seconds, stacking once per element.
Elemental SummonerElemental SummonerYour Conjuration Skills have 10% reduced Cooldown or Mana cost. They also deal bonus Damage equal to x5% of the total amount of your Bonus Damage with Cold, Fire, and Lightning. (Legendary Node not used)
DestructionDestruction• For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal + [19.2%] increased Critical Strike Damage.
• Additional Bonus (requires 25 Dexterity purchased in radius range):
Critical Strikes increase all damage the enemy takes from you by x2% for 10 seconds, up to x12%.
Burning InstinctBurning InstinctYour Burning damage deals bonus damage equal to x10% of the total amount of your Critical Strike Damage bonus, plus x1% for every 25 Intelligence you have.
(Legendary Node not used)
ExploitExploit• For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal + [7.7%] increased damage to Vulnerable targets.
• Additional Bonus (requires 25 Dexterity purchased in radius range):
When an enemy is damaged by you, they become Vulnerable for 3 seconds. This cannot happen more than once every 20 seconds per enemy.
Frigid FateFrigid FateYou deal bonus damage to Vulnerable enemies equal to x10% of the total amount of your Bonus Damage with Cold, up to a maximum of x30%.
StalagmiteStalagmite• For every 5 Intelligence purchased within range, your Ice Spikes deal [9.51%] increased damage.
• Additional Bonus (requires 40 Intelligence purchased in radius range):
Your Ice Spikes gain 20% [+] Critical Strike Chance.
Enchantment MasterEnchantment MasterYour Enchantments are 20% stronger.
EnchanterEnchanter• For every 5 Intelligence purchased within range, you deal + [9.6%] increased Non-physical damage.
• Additional Bonus (requires 40 Intelligence purchased in radius range):
For each Skill equipped in your Enchantment Slots, gain +5% Maximum Resistance to that Skill’s element.
IcefallIcefallYour Frost skills deal x15% increased damage to Vulnerable enemies. This bonus is doubled if the enemy is also Frozen.

1. Starting Board (Elementalist)

2 Elemental Summoner (Destruction)

3. Burning Instinct (Exploit)

4. Frigid Fate (Stalagmite)

5. Enchantment Master(Enchanter)

6. Icefall

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Mechanics and Playstyle

The Gauntlet Blizzard Sorcerer requires high Attack Speed and Mana management. Mana Cost Reduction is necessary to lower the cost of BlizzardBlizzard. Resource Generation increases the passive Mana Regeneration and the Mana gain from Tibault's WillTibault’s Will. Cast Flame ShieldFlame Shield or TeleportTeleport on the Skill Bar to activate Tibault’s Will. Unfortunately, the Evade Teleport does not grant Unstoppable.

Arc LashArc Lash can be casted instead of BlizzardBlizzard to reduce Evade Cooldown if you are out of Mana.

FireballFireball is not equipped on the Skill bar. Instead, it is slotted as an Enchantment for explosions after killing enemies.

Boots with the implicit effect, Attacks Reduce Evade’s Cooldown by 1.2 Seconds, are required to rapidly refresh the Evade Teleport enabled from the Enchantment. The additional Shock Skills activated during Unstable CurrentsUnstable Currents and FireballFireball Enchantment explosions further reduce the Cooldown of the Evade Teleport through the Boots.

Devouring BlazeDevouring Blaze and other Burning bonuses in Paragon can be activated with the Burning Support Tuning Stone equipped on the Seneschal Construct Companion in Season 3.

Damage Rotation

Use the following rotation to optimize damage.

  1. Activate Unstable CurrentsUnstable Currents whenever available.
  2. (Optional) Cast Lightning SpearLightning Spear against Bosses to apply Vulnerable.
  3. Cast BlizzardBlizzard repeatedly to deal damage and reduce the Cooldown of Evade Teleport. Utilize the range of Blizzard to pull enemies from the edges of your screen.
  4. Spam the Evade Teleport as it refreshes to rapidly travel across the Gauntlet map. The TeleportTeleport on the Skill Bar can also be used in-between.
  5. Cast Flame ShieldFlame Shield or TeleportTeleport on the Skill Bar to activate the Mana gain on Tibault's WillTibault’s Will.
  6. Cast Arc LashArc Lash instead of BlizzardBlizzard when out of Mana.

Gear Choice and Stat Priority in the Gauntlet

While farming with your Ball LightningBall Lightning Sorceress, make sure to pick up all Rare Item drops that may be upgrades. Additionally, save Legendary Items that have useful aspects in your stash to be used later, or for extracting and imprinting onto well rolled Rare Items.

A Dagger and Focus are preferred over a Staff for the extra Cooldown Reduction rolls. A Focus has a Cooldown Reduction implicit, as well as a possible affix mod. A Dagger is preferred over a Wand, because the Gauntlet build variant does not rely heavily on any Lucky Hit Chance effects.

Shrine Buff Duration affixes on Boots and Amulet are extremely important for the Gauntlet. Shrines spawn after every Boss kill, and they are essential for the highest scores. Shrine Buff Duration even works on the Pillar of Glory to gain more bonus points while active.

Higher Item Level gear provides higher stat values. Replace outdated gear often, and upgrade new gear at the Blacksmith to increase Item Levels further.

Stat Priority List

Listed below are the affixes to prioritize on gear for Blizzard Sorcerers in the Gauntlet. Each line of affixes are listed in order of importance. Affixes on the same line are considered to be equally important, but their benefits may vary depending how much is stacked or other character stats. Bolded stats are the most important and sometimes vital for the build to function properly.

The priority order of Resistances is Lightning > Poison > Fire > Cold > Shadow. Maximum Resistance is 70% by default for each element and can be increased to 85% by various sources.

Gear SlotImportant Affixes
Dagger+ Intelligence, All Stats
+ Damage to Close Enemies, Vulnerable Damage
+ Critical Strike Damage
+ Damage to Burning Enemies, Damage to Stunned Enemies
Focus+ Cooldown Reduction, Critical Strike Chance
+ Mana Cost Reduction, Resource Generation, Lucky Hit Chance to Restore Primary Resource
+ Damage Reduction from Burning Enemies
+ Crowd Control Duration, Intelligence
Helm+ Cooldown Reduction, Armor, Resistances
+ Barrier Generation, Maximum Life
+ Intelligence, Crowd Control Duration, Maximum Mana
Chest+ Armor, Damage Reduction, DR from Close Enemies
+ DR from Burning Enemies, DR from Distant Enemies, Resistances, Maximum Life, Barrier Generation
Gloves+ Attack Speed, Critical Strike Chance, Ranks of Fireball Skill, Lucky Hit Chance to Restore Primary Resource
+ Intelligence, Critical Strike Chance Against Injured Enemies, Damage to Injured Enemies
Pants+ Damage Reduction, DR from Close Enemies, Resistances
+ Maximum Life, Armor, DR from Burning Enemies, DR from Distant Enemies
+ Intelligence, Dodge Chance and DC Against Close Enemies
Boots+ Mana Cost Reduction, Movement Speed, Ranks of Teleport Skill, Resistances
+ Intelligence, Dodge Chance and DC Against Distant Enemies
+ Damage Reduction while Injured
Amulet+ Cooldown Reduction, Mana Cost Reduction, Ranks of the Glass Cannon Passive
+ Ranks of All Defensive Skills
+ Movement Speed, Damage Reduction, DR from Close Enemies, Armor
Rings+ Critical Strike Chance, Resource Generation
+ Maximum Mana, Vulnerable Damage, Damage to Close Enemies
+ Maximum Life, Barrier Generation

Legendary Aspects and Codex of Power

Listed below are all the best-in-slot Aspects found on Legendary Items that are important for the Gauntlet Blizzard Sorcerer build. Aspects from the Codex of Power can be used if you cannot find the proper Legendary drops, but they have weaker effects. Extract Aspects from lower level Legendary Items and imprint them onto better Rare Items with preferred stats.

Glacial AspectGlacial Aspect gains 50% more Ice Spike base damage when imprinted on an Amulet, which also means 50% more overall damage (excluding Shrines).

The damage increase buff from Aspect of Inner CalmAspect of Inner Calm is not removed when casting TeleportTeleport. This provides the biggest damage multiplier at 40%[x] of all Offensive Aspects, if you can maintain a force stand playstyle. Otherwise, Storm Swell AspectStorm Swell Aspect and Conceited AspectConceited Aspect are the next highest damage multipliers for this build.

Accelerating AspectAccelerating Aspect can replace Aspect of Inner CalmAspect of Inner Calm, Storm Swell AspectStorm Swell Aspect or Conceited AspectConceited Aspect to more quickly reduce the Cooldown of Evade Teleport. The Attack Speed buff is activated by Critical Strikes with Chain LightningChain Lightning or Charged BoltsCharged Bolts auto-casted through Unstable CurrentsUnstable Currents.

Gear SlotAspect NameLegendary Aspect Power
Amulet (+50% bonus effect)Glacial AspectGlacial AspectWhen you cast Blizzard it will periodically spawn exploding Ice Spikes that deal [X] damage. Your Ice Spikes deal 50% increased damage to Frozen enemies.
Ring Slot #1 (replaced by Ring of Starless SkiesRing of Starless Skies)Storm Swell AspectStorm Swell AspectYou deal x [21 – 30%] increased damage to Vulnerable enemies while you have a Barrier.
Ring Slot #2 (replaced by Tal Rasha's Iridescent LoopTal Rasha’s Iridescent Loop)Conceited AspectConceited AspectDeal [15 – 25%] increased damage while you have a Barrier active.
Dagger, Focus or GlovesAspect of the Frozen TundraAspect of the Frozen TundraWhile Deep Freeze is active, exploding Ice Spikes form in the area, dealing [X] Cold Damage. Your Ice Spikes have [50%] increased explosion radius.
Dagger, Focus or GlovesAspect of Ancient FlameAspect of Ancient FlameWhile both bonuses from Esu’s Ferocity Key Passive are active, your Attack Speed is increased by [40 – 50%].
Dagger, Focus or GlovesAspect of Inner CalmAspect of Inner CalmDeal [5.0 – 10.0%] increased damage for each second you stand still, up to 40%.
Helm (replaced by Godslayer CrownGodslayer Crown or Harlequin CrestHarlequin Crest)Aspect of DisobedienceAspect of DisobedienceYou gain [0.6 – 1.1%] increased Armor for 4 seconds when you deal any form of damage, stacking up to [36 – 66%].
Chest (replaced by Raiment of the InfiniteRaiment of the Infinite)Exploiter's AspectExploiter’s AspectYou have 20% increased Crowd Control Duration. While enemies are Unstoppable, you deal [20 – 40%] increased damage to them.
Pants (replaced by Tibault's WillTibault’s Will)Everliving AspectEverliving AspectYou take [20 – 25%] less damage from Crowd Controlled or Vulnerable enemies.
Boots (optional replacement with FlickerstepFlickerstep)Hectic AspectFor every 5 Basic Skills you cast, one of your active Cooldowns is reduced by [2.0 – 4.0] seconds.

Unique Items

Listed below are the recommended and optional Unique Items for this build.

  • Raiment of the InfiniteRaiment of the Infinite (required) enables the Telestomp playstyle.
  • Ring of Starless SkiesRing of Starless Skies (highly recommended) provides the resource cost reduction necessary to play without Arc LashArc Lash or Channeling Shrines.
  • Tal Rasha's Iridescent LoopTal Rasha’s Iridescent Loop (recommended for maximum damage) can provide a 45% multiplier with 3 elemental damage stacks for a maximum DPS setup.
  • Harlequin CrestHarlequin Crest (recommended Uber Unique) provides the best of offensive and defense, if you are lucky enough for it to drop from Uber Duriel.
  • Godslayer CrownGodslayer Crown (recommended for maximum burst damage) provides up to a 60% damage multiplier that can last long enough to quickly kill bosses.
  • Tibault's WillTibault’s Will (recommended) provides a huge separate damage multiplier if rolled at 40%. Activate the damage increase by becoming Unstoppable with TeleportTeleport or Flame ShieldFlame Shield.
  • FlickerstepFlickerstep (optional) can maintain a 100% uptime on Unstable CurrentsUnstable Currents, similar to Hectic Aspect. Although, Flickerstep lacks the Shrine Buff Duration and Ranks of Teleport Skill available on Legendary Boots.

Not Recommended Unique items

Listed below are the Unique Items not recommended for this build and the reasons they are not worthwhile.

  • Penitent GreavesPenitent Greaves lacks the implicit effect, Attacks Reduce Evade’s Cooldown.
  • Fists of FateFists of Fate increases overall damage by 50%, if they roll a perfect 300% value. Although, they lack the Attack Speed increase available on Legendary Gloves, which is essential for this build.


Listed below are the best Gems to socket into gear for each slot type.

  • Weapon: Royal EmeraldRoyal Emerald for Critical Strike Damage to Vulnerable Enemies.
  • Armor: Royal RubyRoyal Ruby for Maximum Life
  • Jewelry: Royal SkullRoyal Skull for Armor or Individual Resistance Gems for Resistances that are not already capped at 70%. The priority order of Resistances is Lightning > Poison > Fire > Cold > Shadow.


Listed below are the best Elixirs for Ball Lightning Sorcerers to consume in the Gauntlet, ranked by importance. Elixirs that are not available at the Alchemist can only be found as drops. Open Splitting Steel and Mystery Chests in Helltides to farm non-craftable Elixirs.

  1. Heady Acrobatics ElixirHeady Acrobatics Elixir (craftable) provides a reduced Cooldown for the Evade Teleport from the Enchantment. The is by far the most effective elixir for this Gauntlet build.
  2. Heady Assault ElixirHeady Assault Elixir (craftable) increases Attack Speed to reduce the Cooldown of Evade Teleport faster, if the 100% bonus cap is not already obtained.
  3. Elixir of CrueltyElixir of Cruelty (non-craftable) provides the highest source of Critical Strike Chance from an Elixir. Alternatively, Heady Precision ElixirHeady Precision Elixir can be crafted at the Alchemist.


  • April 3rd, 2024: Gameplay video added.
  • March 22th, 2024: WinterWinter replaced due the additional bonus bugged to grant additive damage instead of multiplicative damage.
  • March 14th, 2024:
    • Moved the Ball Lightning Gauntlet Sorcerer build to a section in its Endgame Guide.
    • Changed the build on this guide to the Blizzard Sorcerer.
  • March 8th, 2024: Guide created.
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