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Blizzard Sorceress Diablo 2 Resurrected Build

Blizzard Sorceress Diablo 2 Resurrected Build

One of the best Starter builds for the Sorc class after Ladder resets

Early Ladder MF
Blizzard Sorceress Build

For Diablo 2 Resurrected

Build notes:
July 18, 2021
-Build created


Build Overview

Early on in Diablo 2 Resurrected you will want to make a character capable of efficiently farming the end-game content, as doing this should allow you to get a solid start and secure an easy transition to the late game. The Blizzard Sorcerers build featured in this guide was designed for just that - early ladder farming. Thanks to the formidable utility and unparalleled mobility, unachievable by any other Class early on, this Blizzard Sorceress build is capable of easily defeating Mephisto on the Hell difficulty. 

This version of the Blizzard Sorc was created with farming Hell Mephisto in mind. If you equip it with the recommended [Early] gear choices, it should dispatch of the Lord of Hatred rather quickly. 

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 Pros  Cons
 Great Mobility  Can run out of Mana rather quickly without good gear 
 High AoE Damage   Starter Build - Not optimized for the Late game 
 Good Crowd Control   



  1. Strength - All you want, in terms of Strength, is enough of it to equip everything you will want to use on your character. 
  2. Dexterity - Same as Strength - you only need enough Dexterity to meet gear requirements. 
  3. Vitality - You should put all your remaining points here - main stat. 
  4. Energy - Adding points to Energy is an extreme waste - don't do it. 

This is the core Skill Tree of this Build. Cold Spells allow us to deal substantial Damage right from the start. Moreover, they offer solid crowd control which is extremely helpful as we can't really rely on our gear to save us yet. 


  1. Frozen Armor [1/20] - Gives us a solid defensive boost and freezes any melee attached that hits us. 1 point is worth the investment - just remember to refresh it once it runs out. 
  2. Ice Bolt [X/20] - Fires a bolt of ice that slows and damages the target. Ice Bolt synergizes with Blizzard and thus you should work on maxing it out. 
  3. Frost Nova [1/20] - Prerequisite. 
  4. Ice Blast [20/20] - An upgraded version of Ice Blast that Freezes the target in place and damages it. More useful than Ice Bolt but still taken mainly for its Blizzard synergy. 
  5. Glacial Spike [20/20] - A shard of ice that inflicts massive Cold damage and explodes to freeze nearby enemies. Another Blizzard synergy. 
  6. Blizzard [20/20] - Summons an ice storm to rain cold death onto your enemies. A very powerful AoE Skill that deals Cold Damage and freezes all affected enemies. With this, we are able to quickly take care of packs of enemies while keeping a safe distance. 
  7. Cold Mastery [17/20] - Reduces Cold Resistance of your Enemies. This Passive Skill makes us much more versatile by ensuring that we deal good damage to monsters that are normally very resistant to Cold. 17/20 is enough as it gives -100% Cold Resistance. 


Sorceress's Lightning Spells Skill tree offers high utility abilities that simply cannot be passed up. The obvious one is the Teleport which turns the Sorceress into a queen of battlefield mobility. The less obvious one is the Static Field that works especially well on high health enemies. 


  1. Static Field [X/20] - All enemies in a given radius lose 1/4 of their health. Every point invested into Static Field increases its area of influence. This skill is extremely helpful as it effectively deals 25% of enemies' health as damage to them. 1 Point here is usually enough, but you can spend more if you feel like you need additional range. 
  2. Telekinesis [1/20] - Prerequisite. 
  3. Teleport [1/20] - The best mobility Spell in Diablo 2 Resurrected. It instantly moves you to a destination within your line of sight. 

We want just a single Skill from this one. 


  1. Warmth [1/20] - A passive skill that increases our Mana recovery rate. Warmth is always worth taking and thus you'll see it in pretty much every D2R Sorc Build. 



You should try to get to (at least) a 63% Faster Cast Rate. If you manage to get your hands on Items that Give +Skills/Cold Spells, you should definitely use them. Magic Find should also be close to the top of your list as it will allow you to gear up much quicker. Extra Health and Vitality is always welcome as well, as it makes you a bit tankier. Faster Hit Recovery, Faster Run/Walk, and extra Stamina/Stamina Regen are also very useful to have. 


[Early] Lore (Runeword) - An extremely solid early-game Runeword that gives you +1 to all Skills, which will most likely be the first one you will get. On top of skill levels, you also get nice damage reduction, high lightning resistance, and some extra mana. 



  • Defense: Depends on base Helmet 
  • Required Level: 27 
  • Required Strength: Depends on base Helmet 
  • Durability: Depends on base Helmet 
  • Ort + Sol
    • +1 to All Skills 
    • +10 to Energy 
    • Lightning Resist +30% 
    • Damage Reduced by 7 
    • +2 to Mana After Each Kill 
    • +2 to Light Radius 

[Late] Harlequin Crest (Shako) - You can't go wrong with Shako in the late game. This helmet gives you everything you might want for your Blizzard Sorc - Skill levels, Mana, Health, Damage taken reduction, attributes, and magic find. 

Harlequin Crest

  • Defense: 98 to 141 
  • Required Level: 62
  • Required Strength: 50
  • Durability: 20
    • +2 to All Skills 
    • +1-148 to Life (+1.5 per Character Level) 
    • +1-148 to Mana (+1.5 per Character Level) 
    • Damage Reduced By 10% 
    • 50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 
    • +2 to All Attributes 


[Early] Spirit Weapon (Runeword) - An extremely powerful Runeword that can be made during day 1 (if you grind long enough, that is). it gives you everything you might need - Skill Levels, Faster Cast Rate, Life Leech, Bonus Mana, Extra Life, and Faster Hit Recovery. You can't go wrong with Spirit Weapon and you most likely won't change it for a long time. you should try to inscribe it into a Crystal Sword. 


  • Damage:  Depends on base Weapon
  • Required Level: 25
  • Required Dexterity: Depends on base Weapon
  • Required Strength: Depends on base Weapon
  • Durability: Depends on base Weapon 
  • Tal + Thul + Ort + Amn  
    • +2 To All Skills 
    • +25-35% Faster Cast Rate (varies) 
    • +55% Faster Hit Recovery 
    • Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage 
    • Adds 3-14 Cold Damage 3 Second Duration (Normal) 
    • +75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds 
    • 7% Life Stolen Per Hit 
    • +250 Defense Vs. Missile 
    • +22 To Vitality 
    • +89-112 To Mana (varies) 
    • +3-8 Magic Absorb (varies)

[Late] Heart of the Oak (Runeword) - An extremely solid end-game choice that provides +3 to all Skills and a 30% Faster Cast Rate. You can't go wrong with this one. 

Heart of the Oak

  • Damage:  Depends on base Weapon
  • Required Level: 55
  • Required Dexterity: Depends on base Weapon
  • Required Strength: Depends on base Weapon
  • Durability: Depends on base Weapon 
  • Ko + Vex + Pul + Thul 
    • +3 To All Skills 
    • +40% Faster Cast Rate
    • +75% Damage To Demons 
    • +100 To Attack Rating Against Demons 
    • Adds 3-14 Cold Damage, 3 sec. Duration (Normal) 
    • 7% Mana Stolen Per Hit 
    • +10 To Dexterity 
    • Replenish Life +20 
    • Increase Maximum Mana 15% 
    • All Resistances +30-40 (varies) 
    • Level 4 Oak Sage (25 Charges) 
    • Level 14 Raven (60 Charges) 

[Late] The Oculus (Swirling Crystal) - This is a great end-game choice if you're after extra Magic Find (Oculus gives a whooping +50% MF). Other than that, it greatly boosts your offensive power and can quite often automatically teleport you when you take damage. 

The Oculus

  • Damage: 18 to 42
  • Required Level: 42 
  • Required Dexterity:
  • Required Strength:
  • Durability: 50  
    • +3 To Sorceress Skill Levels 
    • +5 To Mana After Each Kill 
    • All Resistances +20 
    • 25% Chance To Cast Level 1 Teleport When Struck 
    • +30% Faster Cast Rate 
    • +20 To Vitality 
    • +20 Energy 
    • +20% Enhanced Defense 
    • 50% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items 

[Early] Ancient's Pledge (Runeword) - This Runeword gives you a lot of Resistances and a solid Defense boost; is a good choice if you feel like you're lacking survivability against monsters that use magic. 

Ancient's Pledge

  • Defense: Depends on base Shield 
  • Required Level: 21 
  • Required Strength: Depends on base Shield 
  • Durability: Depends on base Armor 
  • Ral + Ort + Tal
    • +50% Enhanced Defense 
    • Cold Resist +43%  
    • Fire Resist +48% 
    • Lightning Resist +48% 
    • Poison Resist +48% 
    • 10% Damage Goes To Mana 

[Late] Splendor (Rune Word) - A great and inexpensive mid-to-late game option. It grants +1 to all Skills, high FCR, and 20% Magic Find. 


  • Defense: Depends on base Shield 
  • Required Level: 37
  • Required Strength: Depends on base Shield ​​​​​
  • Durability: Depends on base Shield
  • Eth + Lum 
    • +1 To All Skills 
    • +10% Faster Cast Rate 
    • +20% Faster Block Rate 
    • +60-100% Enhanced Defense (varies) 
    • +10 To Energy 
    • Regenerate Mana 15% 
    • 50% Extra Gold From Monsters 
    • 20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 
    • +3 To Light Radius 


[Early] Rare/Magic Amulet with + Sorceress/Cold Spells would be ideal, but chances of finding these are extremely low. Most likely, you will end up with a Magic Amulet with Magic Find and/or Resistances

Amulet Amulet

  • Required Level: varies. 
  • In Magic Amulets, look for:
    • + to Cold Spells. 
    • Magic Find. 
    • Resistances. 
  • In Rare Amulets, look for:
    • + to Sorceress Skills 
    • Magic Find 
    • Resistances 
    • Attributes 

[Late] Mara's Kaleidoscope - In a build that wants +All Skills, this amulet is a must for the end game. It provides a great combination of offensive (+2 to all skills) and defensive (+20-30 to all resistances) properties. 

Mara's Kaleidoscope

  • Required Level: 67
    • +2 To All Skills 
    • All Resistances +20-30 (varies) 
    • +5 To All Attributes 


[Early] Stealth (Runeword) - This is an extremely powerful Early-game Runeword and you simply can't go wrong with it  The bonuses provided by this (it requires level 17, mind you) can compete with some viable late-game armors, which is simply ridiculous. 


  • Defense: Depends on base Armor 
  • Required Level: 17 
  • Required Strength: Depends on base Armor 
  • Durability: Depends on base Armor 
  • Tal + Eth  
    • +25% Faster Run/Walk 
    • +25% Faster Casting Rate 
    • +25% Faster Hit Recovery 
    • +6 to Dexterity 
    • Regenerate Mana 15% 
    • +15 Maximum Stamina 
    • Poison Resist +30% 
    • Magic Damage Reduced by 3 

[Late] Skin of the Vipermagi (Serpentskin Armor) - A very solid late-game choice if you want to have the highest possible DPS. It increases All Skills and FCR making it a great offensive option. 

Skin of the Vipermagi

  • Defense: 279
  • Required Strength: 43
  • Durability: 24
  • Required Level: 29
    • +120% Defense
    • +1 to All Skills
    • 30% Faster Cast Rate
    • Magic Damage Reduced By 9-13 (varies) 
    • All Resistances +20-35 (varies) 


[Early] Rare/Magic Rings with Faster Cast Rate, Resistances, Magic Find, and Bonuses to Life are what you should be looking for early. 

Magic Rings Rare Rings

  • Required Level: varies. 
  • In Magic Rings, look for:
    • Magic Find 
    • Attributes 
    • Magic Find 
  • In Rare Rings, look for:
    • Faster Cast Rate
    • Magic Find 
    • Resistances 
    • Attributes 
    • Life Leech 

[Late] Raven Frost - This ring provides Freeze Immunity which is extremely important to have on every build. 

Raven Frost

  • Required Level: 76
    • +150-250 Attack Rating (varies) 
    • 15-45 Cold Damage 
    • +15-20 Dexterity (varies) 
    • +40 Mana 
    • Cold Absorb 20% (varies) 
    • Cannot be Frozen 

[Late] The Stone of Jordan - If you're after some more offensive power, this Unique Ring will give you just that. Stone of Jordan increases the level of all your Skills and your max Mana. Also, it's one of the most iconic items in Diablo 2. 

The Stone of Jordan 

  • Required Level: 29
    • +1 to All Skills
    • Maximum Mana to 25% 
    • Adds 1-12 Lightning Damage 
    • +20 to Mana


[Early] Rare Gloves with Life Leech, Magic Find, increased Gold from Monsters, and Half Freeze Duration are good early-game options until you find something better. 

Rare Gloves

  • Required Level: varies. 
  • In Rare Gloves, look for:
    • Life Leech 
    • Extra Gold From Monsters
    • Half Freeze Duration 
    • Magic Find 

[Late] Magefist (Light Gauntlets) - Although not ideal (+ to Fire Skills is of not much use to you) these Gloves are an excellent choice if you're after Damage. They grant a high bonus FCR and a solid boost to mana regeneration which makes them irreplaceable in this Item slot. 



  • Defense: 24 - 25 
  • Required Level: 23
  • Required Strength: - 45
  • Durability: 18
    • +20-30% Enhanced Defense (varies) 
    • +10 Defense 
    • +1 To Fire Skills 
    • 20% Faster Cast Rate 
    • Regenerate Mana 10-25% 
    • Adds 1-6 Fire Damage 


[Early] Rare/Magic Boots with Faster Run/Walk, Magic Find, increased Gold from Monsters, and extra Attributes are a good early-game option until you find something better. 

Rare Boots Magic Boots

  • Required Level: varies. 
  • In Magic Belts look for:
    • Faster Run/Walk and Slower Stamina Drain 
    • Faster Run/Walk 
    • Magic Find 
    • Attributes 
  • In Rare Belts, look for:
    • Resistances 
    • Faster Run/Walk 
    • Extra Gold From Monsters
    • Magic Find 
    • Attributes 

[Late] Waterwalk (Sharkskin Boots) - You can't go wrong with these boots - they are an extremely solid all-around choice. With them, you will run much faster and never run out of Stamina. 


  • Defense: 112-124
  • Required Level: 32
  • Required Strength: 47
  • Kick Damage: 28-50
  • Durability: 14  
    • +180-210% Enhanced Defense (varies) 
    • 20% Faster Run/Walk 
    • +100 Defense vs. Missile 
    • +15 to Dexterity 
    • +5% to Maximum Fire Resist 
    • Heal Stamina Plus 50% 
    • +40 to Maximum Stamina 
    • +45-65 to Life (varies) 


[Early] Rare/Magic Rings with Faster Hit Recovery, bonuses to Life, and increased Gold from Monsters are a good early-game option until you find something better

Rare Belt Magic Belt

  • Required Level: varies. 
  • In Magic Belts look for:
    • Bonuses to Life 
    • Faster Hit Recovery 
  • In Rare Belts, look for:
    • Faster Hit Recovery 
    • Extra Gold from Monsters 
    • Replenish Life 
    • Bonuses to Life 
    • Resistances 

[Late] Arachnid Mesh (Spiderweb Sash) - A great offensive option that you should go for later in the game. It gives you +1 to all Skills and Faster Cast Rate, which is great. 

Arachnid Mesh

  • Defense: 119-138 
  • Potion Slots: 16 
  • Required Level: 80
  • Required Strength: 50
  • Durability: 12
    • +90-120% Enhanced Defense  
    • Slows Target by 20% 
    • +1 To All Skills 
    • 20% Faster Cast Rate 
    • Maximum Mana 5% 
    • Level 3 Venom (11 Charges) 


  1. Grand Charms -  If you're lucky and you find Grand Charms with +Cold Spells early, consider yourself lucky. Otherwise, use any of these that offer useful bonuses - Magic Find, Resistances, Life, etc.
  2. Large Charms -  You can find Magic Find, Resistances and bonuses to Life on these which makes them useful early on - if you find these, you should definitely use them. 
  3. Small Charms - With these, you should get your desired Resistances, bonuses to Life, or bonuses to Magic Find - whatever suits your needs, basically. 
  4. As for Unique Charms; if you can afford them - use them. 


Equipping a mercenary early on can be extremely difficult as finding a 4-Socket Polearm (for Insight Runeword) can take a lot of time, however, if you manage to do that, you should definitely employ a Merc as it will help you on your ventures. Please note that the below-mentioned recommendations can turn out to be quite expensive, especially early on. 

We recommend picking up Act 2 Defiance Mercenary for extra damage mitigation bonuses. He should be equipped with: 

  1. Insight Rune Word in Ethereal Spear - This provides a Meditation Aura that increases our Mana Recovery Rate which is extremely helpful. 
  2. Fortitude Rune Word in Armor - This Runeword gives solid defenses that are necessary to keep your merc alive. 
  3. Vampire Gaze - An extremely solid and versatile headgear that will make your merc much more durable. 
  4. The rest of the Merc's equipment will mainly depend on your budget and drops - focusing on items with extra defense, life/vitality, life leech, or offensive mods (like crushing blow) is generally a good idea. 



This is our premiere Diablo 2 Resurrected build where we tried to include all of the important information on how to set up this character while keeping the guide as compact as possible. If we've missed something of importance, please let us know! 

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