The Lightning/Chain Lightning Sorceress is the most versatile Sorceress build in the game capable of decimating any Hell area while particularly excelling at Baal Running, Uber Key Farming, and Arcane Sanctuary Farming. Fully loaded, the Lightning Sorceress fulfills the end-game fantasies of extremely high mobility, incredible top-end damage, capability of killing nearly all mobs, and both excellent clearing and sniping potential.
Dealing exclusively Lightning Damage with her Primary Skills Lightning and Chain Lightning, the Lightning Sorceress has few Immunity-related issues in Hell with Infinity equipped on her Mercenary. Yet, because most Hell Farming Spots contain Lightning Immunes, this build is highly restricted in its optimal options for pre-Infinity farming. Compared to other Sorceress builds, this build is more versatile and in many cases more efficient in the late-game, however it is a rather poor build choice for an early-game Sorceress without gear.
This build guide assumes you have a Character at Level 75 before transitioning to it. Check out our Sorceress Leveling Guide and our General Leveling Strategies to reach Level 75.
Good Boss Runner ✔
Fast-Paced Playstyle ✔
High Maximum Damage ✔
Farms All Hell Areas In Late-Game ✔
❌ Huge Damage Range
❌ Only 1 Type of Damage
❌ Bad Early-Game Starter
❌ Requires GG Gear For True Potential
The Lightning Sorceress primarily puts Skill Points into the Lightning Skill Tree.
Put 1 Skill Point into each of the following Skills:
1. Teleport (if no Enigma)
3. Static Field
4. Frozen Armor
6. Thunder Storm
Max out the following Skills in this order:
2. Lightning Mastery
3. Chain Lightning
4. Charged Bolt
Put leftover Skill Points into Warmth past Level 94.
In this build we only allocate as many Stat Points to Strength as we need 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.
After you put your points into Strength and Dexterity, make sure to check if it is recommended to put Stat Points into Energy. Meet the suggested amount of Energy and put any remaining Stat Points into Vitality.
In this build we only allocate as much Dexterity as we need 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 don't put any Stat Points into Energy. This build gets enough Mana from gear, buffs, Charms, and Mana Potions.
- Interweaving Teleport with Lightning and Chain Lightning at high speeds is key. Selectively use these Skills as well as Static Field to take charge of the situation and eliminate targets.
- With Lightning Immunity being most easily broken by Infinity Conviction Aura and Sorceresses being able to comfortably stack Magic Find on their gear, the Lightning Sorceress is an insanely versatile farmer in the late-game.
- Take advantage of her specialties of Baal running, Uber Key farming, Elite Pack sniping, and Arcane Sanctuary farming to get maximum value.
- This build is ineffective in most scenarios before acquiring Infinity on your Mercenary, but with Infinity, Griffon's Eye as your Helmet, and 117% Faster Cast Rate, the Lightning Sorceress becomes one of the overall strongest late-game builds.
Guide by DarkHumility
We hope you enjoy this build! With fast-paced Elite/Boss sniping, Baal running, Arcane destroying, and so much more, you cannot go wrong with a fully-loaded Lightning Sorceress! Zap the game into submission!