The Hydra Sorceress is a "Hot" Character build to start your journey into the world of Diablo 2. With very little item investment, the Hydra Sorceress is capable of destroying Mephisto and Andariel at a safe distance using the moat trick and tanking. With a decent Faster Cast Rate Breakpoint and the use of the Skill Teleport, you can get to these bosses in no time. The Hydra Sorceress, can be somewhat difficult to pilot with low survivability in some stages, but is a solid Ladder Starter at farming Mephisto.
Unfortunately Hydra Sorceress' raw damage is a bit underwhelming and relies on bad Summon AI. It can also be shut down by the large amount of Fire Immunes throughout the game. However, against stationary targets it can take them out at a decent range. The combination of Static Field and your Mercenary, are a good way to take out Fire Immunes and other difficult targets.
Iconic Playstyle ✔
Great Mephisto Farming ✔
Stacks A Lot of Magic Find ✔
Low Gear Cost Requirements ✔
❌ Very Squishy
❌ Low Damage
❌ Repetitive Playstyle
❌ Limited Farming Locations
The Hydra Sorceress commits most of its Skill points to the Fire Skill tree:
Put 1 Skill Point into each of the following Skills:
1. Static Field
4. Frozen Armor
Max out the following Skills in this order:
2. Fire Mastery
3. Fire Ball
4. Fire Bolt
In this build, we allocate enough Stat Points to Strength to equip all of our gear. Be mindful of how much Strength your gear needs and how much it provides when equipped. If the gear piece with the highest Strength requirement also provides you with additional Strength, you can use the Strength bug to equip that item. Check out the mechanics section below for details.
In this build, we don't allocate any Stat Points into Vitality. We are using the full potential of Energy Shield. This build gets some Life from gear, buffs, and Charms.
In this build, we allocate enough Dexterity to equip all of our gear. Be mindful of how much Dexterity your gear needs and how much it provides when equipped.
In this build we use Energy Shield which requires large amounts of Mana. Allocate any remaining Stat Point into Energy.
- Keep your Battle Command, Battle Orders and Frozen Armor buffs up at all times.
- Use Telekinesis any time you can to save time.
- Put enough Stat Points into Strength to wear your gear. The Remaining Stat Points go into Vitality.
- Get your targets stuck or keep them stationary for maximum DPS.
- Use Static Field and your Mercenary against Immunes.
- Insight Mercenary solves your Mana problems in early stages.
- Have fun!
Guide by BTNeandertha1
We hope you enjoy this build! It can be very chill. Hydra looks amazing and shoots awesome fire bolts!