Lightning Sorceress is the most versatile Sorceress in Diablo 2 Resurrected. She can easily pass through various Hell difficulty areas such as Baal, Uber Key Bosses, and Arcane Sanctuary. This build can clear dense biomes as easily as the Sniper Elite. If you can build Lightning Sorceress correctly, you can even beat Uber Bosses and Diablo Clone.
The main skills Lightning Sorceress builds are Lightning and Chain Lightning. These two skills can only deal Lightning damage. However, early-game farming options are limited as most farming sites have lightning-immune monsters. Although this is a limitation of the early game, there are countless ways to build and play a Lightning Witch.
Unique and fast playstyle
High multi-target clear speed
One of the best Magic Find builds in the game
Incredible damage potential
Very decent boss damage
Fully reliant on Lightning damage
Lightning Sorceresses' high-level damage hasn't changed in Diablo 2 Resurrected patch 2.4. However, the A5 Barbarian's dual wield gear and two Plague Swords may become more viable on the road to infinity. Enhance Lightning's gameplay with low hit resistance and a useful cleaning aura against enemy curses.
Put 1 Skill Point into each of the following Skills:
Max out the following Skills in this order:
The Lightning Sorceress build uses the Holy Freeze Mercenary from Act 2 at the beginning. This mercenary needs Resistance, Life Leech, or Damage Reduction to survive better.
In the end game, we can add Infinity to the mercenary. The Lightning Resistance debuff multiplies the overall damage to the building and turns a Lightning Wizard into a speed-scavenging farm machine.
The following d2r ladder items are suitable for the end game. These are not the only viable options, and they may not be the best.
Heart of the Oak is the best choice. It has everything a spellcaster needs to boost defense and clear speed. An excellent budget choice is Spirit as it still offers decent +FCR as well as +Resistances.
Theoretically, the one-of-a-kind stick Eschuta's Temper is the highest-damage tool for Lightning Sorcs. However, it is not recommended to utilize it as an end-game tool if you have access to Heart of the Oak because you would certainly shed so much energy that includes among the most effective runewords in the video game.
The choices for Shields are brief. Spirit does whatever we desire as a Lightning Sorceress - +Skills, +FCR, +Resistances. The only thing it's missing out on is Magic Find. For that, you can constantly change to the very popular Magic Find runeword Rhyme.
Enigma is the only real end-game option for every single spellcaster. While +1 to Teleport doesn't necessarily assist a Sorceress, actually every other modifier still will.
The little bro of Enigma is called Chains of Honor and another excellent runeword selection if you can not afford the runes needed for Enigma. Other respectable budget options to make use of up until you're able to afford those 2 runewords are Smoke or Bone.
Towards the end-game, you should look out for three options:
Harlequin Crest: also just called "Shako" - will add insane damage potential thanks to +Skills and the increased Mana.
Griffon's Eye: similar to the mercenary runeword Infinity, it reduces Enemy Lightning Resistance.
A great budget or crafting option will always be a Rare circlet with +Skills and +FCR.
For end-game Belts, Arachnid Mesh covers all bases for any Lightning Sorc build: +Skills and also +FCR.
If you're trying to boost your defense, Verdungo's Hearty Cord is just one of the fantastic well-rounded options. If you require to be tankier, the Damage Reduced modifier makes the belt port one of the ideal options to remain away from +FCR.
Essentially, any kind of mix of +Faster Run/Walk, +Strength/Vitality, as well as +Resistances will certainly do. Battle Traveler is your choice of selection if you want to go down the Magic Find path.
+FCR is the rule when it comes to Gloves end-game options, and also those will be fairly restricted. Because it likewise provides mana regeneration, many Lightning Sorcs will decide for Magefist. Nonetheless, a pair of Trang-Ouls Claws will add +FCR and also good defensives.
As for Magic Find options, they can not improve than well-rolled Chance Guards.
Mara's Kaleidoscope is the top choice for most of Diablo II: Resurrected end-game develops. Similar to the Helm port, a crafted, magic, or unusual amulet can do the technique.
In terms of rings, nothing beats The Stone of Jordan. The mana utility combined with +Skills makes it a mandatory pick for end-game Lightning Sorc builds.