The New Sorcerer in Season 4

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Finally, our last recap of class changes coming in Season 4 concludes with the Sorcerer!

Sorcerers received two new Unique Items in Season 4 – Fractured Winterglass and Flameweaver.

The class also received two Legendary Aspects – Aspect of Tenous Destruction and Flamethrower’s Aspect.

  • Sorcerer Companions now receive 100% of the player’s attributes.
  • Mastery Skills are now considered Core Skills.
  • Frost Nova Enchantment: Conjuration skills’ Frost Nova chance increased to 35%.
  • Frost Bolt Enchantment: Chill amount increased to 18%.
  • Flame Shield Enchantment: Activates after loosing 100% Maximum Life every 30 seconds.
  • Frozen Orb travel distance is controllable, damaged buffed by 20%.
    • Enhanced Frozen Orb damage bonus applies while Healthy.
    • Greater Frozen Orb: Vulnerable chance increased to 30%.
  • Enhanced Ice Armor – Mana Regeneration increased to 30%.
  • Shimmering Ice Armor – Cooldown reduced by Mana spent.
  • Enhanced Teleport – Gains 30% Movement Speed for 3 seconds.
  • Mystical Teleport – Deals 500% increased damage and forms Crackling Energy.
  • Ice Shards damage increased by 28%, ricochet chance buffed.
  • Hydra – Maximum amount increased to 2.
  • Lighting Spear damage buffed by 8%.
  • Incinerate now has a damage reduction functionality.

You will find a full list of changes in the notes below.


Unique Items

Fractured Winterglass – Unique Amulet

  • Casting Frozen Orb has a 35-50% chance to spawn a random Conjuration when it explodes. Lucky Hit: Your Conjurations have up to a 50-70% chance to launch a Frozen Orb at Nearby enemies.

Flameweaver – Unique Gloves

  • Casting Fire Bolt through your Firewall causes it to split into 4 bolts, each dealing 80-100% more damage.
  • Flameweaver now splits Firebolts to 3 instead of 4, and damage buffed to 30-70% from 10-30%.

Legendary Aspects

Aspect Of Tenuous Destruction

  • Deal 25-40% increased damage while you have no Defensive Skills on your Action Bar.

Flamethrower’s Aspect

  • Incinerate splits into 3 beams, each dealing 70-85% of normal damage.


  • Necromancer, Barbarian, Druid, and Sorcerer Companions now receive 100% of the player’s attributes.

Class Changes

  • Mastery Skills are now also considered Core Skills.


Frost Nova Enchantment

  • Chance for conjuration skills to case a Frost Nova increased from 30 to 35%.

Frost Bolt Enchantment

  • Chill amount increased from 15% to 18%.

Flame Shield Enchantment

  • Previous – Flame Shield automatically activates upon taking fatal damage. This effect can only happen once every 120 seconds.
  • Now – Flame Shield automatically activates after cumulatively losing 100% Maximum Life. Can only happen once every 30 seconds.

Developer’s Note: We’ve received feedback from players that “Cheat Death” mechanics are not desired. The Flame Shield enchantment has been changed to not react to fatal damage, but instead react to taking 100% of your health within a 30 second window.


Frozen Orb

  • New Functionality: Travel distance is now controllable.
  • Damage increased by 20% (.34 to .41).
  • Enhanced Frozen Orb
    • Previous – When cast above 40 Mana, Frozen Orb’s explosion damage is increased by 45% against Elites and 30% against all other enemies.
    • Now – While Healthy, the explosion of Frozen Orb deals 45% increased damage.

Greater Frozen Orb

  • Vulnerable chance increased from 30% to 40% and duration increased from 2 to 3 seconds.

Ice Armor

  • Enhanced Ice Armor
    • Mana Regeneration increased from 25% to 30%.
  • Shimmering Ice Armor
    • Previous – Enemies that hit you while Ice Armor is active have a 15% chance to become Frozen for 3.23 seconds.
    • Now – While Ice Armor is active, you reduce its Cooldown by 1 2 seconds for every 50 Mana you spend.
  • Mystical Ice Armor
    • Previous – Damage against Vulnerable enemies contributes 50% more to Ice Armor’s Barrier.
    • Now – While Ice Armor is active, you periodically Chill Close enemies for 20% and deal 15% increased damage to Frozen enemies.

Shimmering Frost Nova

  • Previous – Frost Nova generates 4 Mana per enemy hit.
  • Now – Frost Nova grants 3% Dodge Chance per enemy hit, up to 15%. Hitting a Boss gives the maximum amount. For the next 8 seconds, you keep this effect, and successful Dodges generate 20 Mana.

Flame Shield

  • Enhanced Flame Shield
    • Previous – Flame Shield grants 25% increased Movement Speed while active.
    • Now – Flame Shield has a 50% larger burn radius.
  • Mystical Flame Shield
    • Previous – You gain 25% Mana Cost Reduction while Flame Shield is active.
    • Now – After Flame Shield ends, surrounding enemies are Stunned for 3 seconds and your next Skill within 10 seconds is a guaranteed Critical Strike.


  • Enhanced Teleport
    • Previous – Teleport’s Cooldown is decreased by 0.5 seconds per enemy hit, up to 3 seconds.
    • Now – You gain 30% Movement Speed for 3 seconds after Teleporting.
  • Mystical Teleport
    • Previous – For 4 seconds after Teleporting, Crackling Energy hits 2 additional enemies.
    • Now – Teleport deals 500% increased damage. It also forms a Crackling Energy for each enemy it hits, up to 3.

Supreme Deep Freeze

  • Now applies Vulnerable for 5 seconds when it ends.

Ice Shards

  • Damage increased by 28% (1.25 to 1.6).
  • Enhanced Ice Shards
    • Ricochet chance increased from 40% to 50%.


  • Baseline maximum amount increased from 1 to 2.

Lightning Spear

  • Damage increased by 8% (.15 to .16).

Greater Charged Bolts

  • Damage increased from 25% to 35%.


  • New Functionality: Gain 15% baseline Damage Reduction while channeling.
  • Damage increased by 10% (.76 to .84).


Elemental Attunement

  • Cooldown reset chance increased from 5% to 7%.

Mana Shield

  • Damage Reduction increased from 7% to 8%.

Devouring Blaze

  • Crowd Controlled enemies now provide the damage bonus instead of Immobilized.

Conjuration Mastery

  • Previous – You gain 1% increased damage for each active conjuration.
  • Now – You gain 1% increased damage, 1% Movement Speed, and 2% Mana Generation for each active Conjuration.


  • Lucky Hit Chance increased from 3% to 5%.

Shocking Impact

  • Damage increased by 100% (.2 to .4).

Elemental Dominance

  • Damage increased from 3% to 4%.

Legendary Aspects

Bounding Conduit

  • Previous – Gain 15-30% Movement Speed for 3 seconds after Teleporting.
  • Now – Teleport’s Cooldown is reduced by 1.0-2.5 seconds. After Teleporting, Crackling Energy hits 2 additional enemies for 5 seconds.

Of Frozen Orbit

  • Damage increased from 30-40% to 45-60%.

Of Concentration

  • Previous – Your Mana Regeneration is increased if you have not taken damage in the last 2 seconds.
  • Now – Casting a Conjuration Skill grants you 10-20% Damage Reduction for 5 seconds.

Of Abundant Energy

  • Chance to chain to an additional enemy increased to 35-50%.

Snowguard’s Aspect

  • Damage reduction increased from 10-25% to 15-30%.

Of Singed Extremities

  • Now both Immobilize and Stun trigger the Slow effect.

Of Conflagration

  • Previous – While channeling Incinerate, your Burning damage is increased by 25-40%.
  • Now – While channeling Incinerate, your Burning damage is increased by 25-40%. Enemies hit by Incinerate explode, Burning all surrounding enemies for over 6 seconds. This effect occurs once per 3 seconds.

Of Splintering Energy

  • Previous – Lightning Spear has a 35-50% chance to spawn an additional Lightning Spear when you cast it.
  • Now – Casting Lightning Spear always spawns an additional Lightning Spear and increases your damage with Lightning Skills by 10-25% for 3 seconds.


  • Enemies no longer need to die while Frozen to trigger the bonus damage.
  • Damage increased from 25-40% to 30-45%.

Unique Items

Staff of Lam Esen

  • Critical Strike Damage replaced with Ranks of Charged Bolts.

Tal Rasha’s Iridescent Loop

  • Maximum stacks now capped at four.
  • All Resistance variants increased from 8%/3% to 10%/4%.


  • Ember damage increased by 25%.

Staff of Endless Rage

  • Damage bonus increased from 20-40% to 40-60%.

Esu’s Heirloom

  • Evade Grant’s Movement Speed Affix duration increased from 2 to 3 seconds.


Tactician Glyph

  • New Functionality: Now lasts 4 seconds longer for each Defensive Skill not on your Action Bar.

Winter Glyph

  • Cold damage increase maximum raised from 15% to 18%.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the bonus damage from the Torch and Tactician Glyphs were additive instead of multiplicative.
  • Fixed an issue where the Frigid Breeze passive would activate on any type of damage, instead of just cold damage.
  • Fixed an issue where Esu’s Ferocity was applying increase Critical Strike Damage to all damage types, instead of just Fire Damage.
  • Fixed an issue where Frozen Orb was applying vulnerable to frozen enemies without the Greater Frozen Orb upgrade.
  • Fixed an issue where the Destructive Ice Shards vulnerable effect could be applied by free Ice Shards casts granted by the Ice Shards Enchantment.
  • Fixed an issue where the effect from the Aspect of Searing Wards could be consumed by free casts granted by the Firewall enchantment.
  • Fixed an issue where other players in the party could trigger the Fireball enchantment effect when far away from the Sorcerer.
  • Fixed an issue where the damage bonus for the Winter Glyph was additive and not multiplicative.
  • The tooltip for the Aspect of Engulfing Flames now properly describes that it can grant both effects simultaneously.
  • Fixed an issue where the Mana Reduction from the Efficiency aspect only benefited Incinerate for the first second of channeling the ability.
  • Fixed an issue where the additional Ice Shards from the Aspect of Piercing Cold were dealing more damage than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where Frozen Orbs fired from the Enchantment effect did not prioritize targeting enemies on-screen.
  • Fixed an issue where Meteorites summoned by the Armageddon Aspect wouldn’t deal damage.
  • Fixed an issue where the tooltip for Incinerate did not accurately reflect how much Mana it consumed.
  • Fixed a rare issue where Crackling Energies could fail to spawn.

You can read the entire official news post HERE