D2R Best Lightning Sorceress Build: Skills, Gear, Attributes, Mercenary

3/7/2022 4:19:24 PM

1. Introduction

Build this as a general magic ladder to farm MF Lightning Sorceress to farm the Bail; Chaos Sanctuary; Pit. Her build is not like a 700 MF pit running the player a single build. Once this magic ladder is built she can virtually farm any field in the game without concern.


2. Lightning Sorceress Skill Build

The section below shows the core skills of the Lightning Sorceress. A detailed breakdown of all core and optional skills as well as the recommended sequence for assigning skill points refer to the picture of this guide below.


1. 1 point to all prerequisites

2. 20 points to Lightning — max first, required

3. 20 points to Chain Lightning — max after Lightning, required

4. 20 points to Lightning Mastery — max after Chain Lightning, required

5. 20 points to Charged Bolt — max after Lightning Mastery, required

6. 20 points to Nova — max after Charged Bolt, required

7. 1 point to Teleport — skill right at level 18, required


3. Lightning  Sorceress  Attributes


Strength: Everything

Dexterity: Enough for gear

Vitality: Everything or nothing(if Energy shield)

Energy: Enough for gear

4. Lightning Sorceress Gear

The following section shows some of the most important Items for the Lightning Sorceress.


Weapon: Heart of the Oak

Helm: Griffon's Eye

Amulet: Mara’s Kaleidoscope

Shield: Spirit Monarch Shield

Dusk shroud: Enigma

Boneweave Boots: Demon Stalker

Ring: The Stone of Jordan

Belt: Arachnid Mesh

Chain Gloves: Chance Guards

Large Charm: Hellfire Torch

Grand Charm 1: Gheed’ s Fortune

Grand Charm 2: Sparking Grand Charm of Life

Small charm 1: Annihilus

Small Charm 2: Russet/ Rusty Small Charm of Fortune

Small Charm 3: Small Charm of Good Luck/ Fortune

Archon Plate

Sale [15ED]


+2 To All Skills
+45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 To Teleport
+750-775 Defense (varies)
Sale [+775 Defense]
+ (0.75 Per Character Level) +0-74 To Strength (Based On Character Level)
Increase Maximum Life 5%
Damage Reduced By 8%
+14 Life After Each Kill
15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+ (1 Per Character Level) +1-99% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based On Character Level)

5. Lightning Sorceress Mercenary

To provide good crowd control and also that precious super important conviction aura which basically is completely mandatory to make this character viable. We prefer helmets of Andariel's Visage and a Holy Freeze mercenary.


Dusk Shroud: Treachery

Grim Helm: Vampire Gaze

Thresher: Infinity



6. Three key Points for the Lighting Sorceress:

1. The first is that this is an end game build only it does not work without stacking numerous plus skills and having very rare D2R Items or Runes, like Infinity or Griffon's Eye, you just can't make it work without Infinity. Maybe you are crazy hard to find gear well, that's the point of it is an end game. Lightning Sorcerer's build —you use your Blizzard Sorceress first to get to that point once you have your facets Griffons; Infinity, etc, that is when the character really starts to shine.


2. The Lighting Sorceress has unique faster cast rate breakpoints for Lightning and Chain Lighting specifically. You can check them out but your standard 105 FCR that's for like Teleport; Static Field; Blizzard; Meteor etc, those skills all rely on those FCR breakpoints but Lightning specifically you need to reach 117 to have the same equivalent breakpoint of 105 FCR, so that's something you need to take into consideration with a lot of your gear but again helmets or dams like Griffons have a lot of FCR on them, so they kind of help compensate for that extra FCR push that you need to get past 105 and the final point.


3. Please do not use the unique Item: a Shooter's Temper. It is not that good if you want to go pure damage there are better options, like using the rumored crescent moon that is your pure damage setup the minus 30 enemy lighting resistance is way more damage than that plus 20 lightning damage. That's because it's only added on to the mastery of your Lightning Mastery skill, so it's really not as good as what you think it is. The difference in value between Heart of the Oak and Shoot his Temper it's like an extra 1500 lighten damage. Maybe 2K max depending on how many plus skills you have and then you're sacrificing a lot of other beneficial stats like increased mana a lot of all resistances on hodo, it's really just not worth it.


Highly Recommend: Sticking away from the unique Item and Shooting his Temper, the attribute distribution for this Lightning Sorceress is very standard, it's just your max vita set up.


7. Dbrunski125’ s Lightning 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.



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