Diablo 4 Upcoming Beta Guide - Must Try Builds for Sorcerer
Today we are going over must-try builds for the beta. I wanted to do something more akin to the game because I had just been super excited. I've been messing around with some builds and such, but these are not going to be the top five min max best builds ever. These are ones that I highly suggest that you try, either because they're super crazy, because they do something really fun, or that they are going to be solid in general. Again, I don't promise they will be the absolute best bosculars, best wavecleers. Still, they're going to be a build that's going to be very usable and very solid for you to level quickly as well as enjoy the beta.
Now there is a couple of things with the Sorcerer that I want to mention. From what we can tell, they did nerf the chain lightning; however, the basic is still solid. Okay, now of these four basics, there's no question, I was hoping that Fire Bolt would be better than it was. I recommended some people take Fire Bolt. However, I was wrong based on my testing after the fact. And that means that flickering Arc Lash plus Arc Lash is just so good it's an AOE basic you just hit. You have to be in the melee range, which is a consideration. But Arc Lash is just so good.
I recommend you go triple points into it. You could go one point into your core skill and come back and getting the movement speed. Or you don't even have to go for the movement speed if you don't want it. But enhanced Arc Lash is going to be important. And then we come to the core skills, and this is where it gets more interesting because we have the Chain Lightning being nerfed. But guess what? Chain Lightning will still be the most damaging, which is the most fun to me. I don't care. I like damage. I'm sure a lot of you also like damage.
Okay, chain Lightning guys, the other skills, the other core skills, don't even come close if you're in a single target situation, which is the problem with Chain Lightning, right. That's why they nerfed it. Firebolt is quite good as well. Frozen Orb can be interesting. Ice Shards can be interesting. But those oftentimes are more for a little bit of utility. Chilling enemies, dealing extra damage to frozen enemies. And the ice build, the cold build is oftentimes way less damage than just running Hydra plus chain lightning.
Firebolt can be good. I like Firebolt, actually, in combination with Hydra, Incinerate. I hate incinerate. Do not run incinerate. I think Incinerate could be better. Unfortunately, it's burning doesn't do crazy amount of damage. You have to stand in place. The mana cost is too expensive. I think Incinerate could be better to me. Not very fun, could have been better. But you'll want to pick up enhanced Chain Lightning, greater Chain Lightning. It will allow you to do extra increased damage when it bounces off you.
Then we move over here and we're going to pick up Ice armor. And we can run Enhanced ice armor. Shimmering ice armor or mystical ice armor. But I prefer to run with just ice armor. Pretty nice. And it's going to help us out a lot. Now there are a few options. We have to put a couple more points in here to ensure we can run through and get some extra points. And there is a specific possibility that I enjoy making you unkillable. However, I recommend returning and putting some points into Arc Lash or Glass Cannon.
I will put a point into Glass Cannon, and then we run over to Hydra. We got to max out Hydra, guys. We can run Summoned Hydra or Enhanced Hydra. Summoned Hydra generally is going to give you more value. And then we want to put one point into align the elements. The nice thing about aligning the elements here is going to allow you to have permanent 50% damage reduction against elites simply because Ice Armor, assuming you're going to have barriers up permanently, will help you out.
Now there are a few other ways to get barrier and some items. So aligning the elements could only be as good as you're hoping for if you have those items. Ice Armor can help a ton and amp up your survivability.
However, if you're like me and you're like, who cares about survivability, you might want to pick up a Teleport to help you move around a little bit more or even potentially running with. You could run Ice Blades. You can run Lightning Spear, you can even run down here and pick up Ball Lightning. You can run all sorts of different options.
I like Firebolt a lot. So for me, generally speaking, what my build looks like is I'm going to pick up Fireblot down here. Firebolt has some high-damage multipliers. You can see 160% damage over 8 seconds. And so if you can look at Chain Lightning, 58.8% damage and bounces, right, so assuming you're going to hit them three times with 25% damage increasing each time, chain Lightning does about 200% damage, whereas Firebolt does almost 160% with one skill point into it. So Firebolt does a lot of damage, assuming you can keep them in the Firebolt, which is good against bosses. Okay, that will be Sorcerer, which will be the build's wrap-up.
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