The Sorceress class is able to deal high elemental damage and also ranged AoE attacks. She performs great against large groups of monsters, but she isn’t used often for her teamwork. Due to the other classes’ elemental resistances, Sorceress deals lower amounts of damage in PvP combat, but still, she remains one of the best classes in PvP. This is thanks to her ability to move rapidly or teleport across the map, in combination with her ranged attacks. As a result, she is ideal for Hit-and-Run tactics. Below is a list of Diablo 2 Sorceress builds.
From the above Diablo 2 Sorceress builds, the most popular and probably the most effective in both multi and single-player are the Blizzard, Frozen Orb, and Fire Ball Sorceress. Also, almost all builds use the Teleport and Energy Shield skills, for maneuverability and protection.
Builds such as Chain Lightning or Blizzard Sorceress heavily depend on mana synergies. They place almost all of their points into Lightning and Cold spells respectively, in order to maximize the damage of their main skills.
In opposite, builds like Frozen Orb, Fire Wall, Enchant or Thunder Storm have almost no synergies. This allows them to use their primary spells in combination with other spells.
Among the three elemental build types, the strongest one is probably the Cold Spells Sorceresses, because the Cold Mastery provides Cold Resistance based on percentage.
Lightning Sorceresses are weaker due to the longer casting time of their spells. In addition, their total damage output is unreliable (1-1900), despite the fact that the maximum possible damage per hit is higher than the other types.