This Sorceress build is based on one skill and that is Frozen Orb. With the proper gear, the build is good for both PvE (player versus Environment) and PvP. Also, it’s decent for MF (Magic Find), because the Frozen Orb spell is effective versus large teams of monsters.
The main weakness of this build’s type is Cold immunity. However, a good Mercenary (Act 2) can really help you with this problem.
Regarding the PvP playstyle, the aim is to ‘hit and run’. You should Teleport as quickly as possible while attacking your enemies with the Frozen Orb.
As for PvE, the main strategy is to hide always behind your mercenary and attacking the targets with the Orb. If the enemies are immune to cold, you have to spam Static Field against them.
As the name of the build indicates, you have to max out the Frozen Orb spell and also Ice Bolt and Cold Mastery.
Ice Bolt is the only skill that grants Frozen Orb additional damage.
Without the aid of Cold Mastery, you couldn’t lower much of your enemies’ life bar, no matter how great your damage is.This is applicable to both PvP and PvE.
In addition, you should place just 1 point to all Ice Armors, i.e. Frozen Armor, Shiver Armor and Chilling Armor.
Teleport is a must for both PvE and PvP, but it needs only 1 point.
For the times when you’re surrounded by monsters immune to cold, the Static Field spell (-25% of the target’s current health) can save your life, while assisting your mercenary. It’s also useful for weakening quickly the enemy bosses below the half of their health. It also needs only 1 point.
Your primary tool of survivability is Energy Shield. It is essential while teleporting around the field and when Magic Finding. The Shield needs the rest of your skillpoints.
You should have just enough Strength to wear the proper gear. We recommend to already having the gear before you start playing with this build.
The majority of Sorceress’s players don’t invest in Dexterity, as they rarely need to block. In hardcore mode though, a few players go for a higher block rate.
As for your Vitality, it demands a lot of points.
Regarding the Energy, many players put none points in it. On the other hand, some others put just a little fewer points than their Vitality, because the Energy Shield is the only defensive spell of the build.
The items listed below will grant you a high amount of Magic Finding ability without sacrificing a lot of your killing and survival ability.