Diablo 4 is a game where picking the best build for every situation is crucial, but it is also not an easy task. Players can choose from a wide range of items, skills, and weaponry in the next installment of the renowned Blizzard series. So, it stands to reason that producing the ideal build would not be a very simple task. However, do not worry.
In this article, you will find exactly what you are looking for: the Diablo 4 best Sorcerer leveling build. After reading everything we have to offer, the Sorcerer class will no longer be a mystery to you, and you will be able to level up as quickly and effectively as possible to better prepare yourself for the Diablo 4 Season 1 release date and the game’s endgame.
Arch Lash Sorcerer build explained
The Sorcerer class offers different skills that can be combined to create the perfect build. The Sorcerer’s strengths are its great versatility and ability to adapt to different situations, so it gives ample room for the use of different skills and builds. Here, however, we will focus only on one of them, the one based on the Arch Slash skill, which we consider the most effective and efficient to use of all. For completeness, however, let’s mention the fact that it is possible to level just as effectively even with a build that makes the Chain Lightning ability its strong point. Furthermore, it is also possible to base the build on the Ice Shards ability; although it is not as powerful as the other two, it allows for greater versatility of play by being a hybrid of the two.
The Diablo 4 Sorcerer build based on the Arch Slash skill is perfect for inflicting aerial damage on your opponents, thanks to the use of this skill. As if that weren’t enough, by making use of a build built on it, players can also rely on the Charged Bolts ability which allows you to target and attack single enemies and which comes in a lot of use in boss battles. Also, thanks to this build, your character will be equipped with greater mobility thanks to the use of the Flickering Arc Lash and Teleport skills. Finally, this build is also equipped with skills (Ice Armor and Frost Nova) that allow you to defend against short-range attacks.
As you can well guess, skills play a fundamentally important role in creating a build. In the case of the Sorcerer, there are several skills that you will be able to unlock by continuing in the game, but the most important ones on which the entire build system is based are the following:
- Arch Lash (Enhanced, lvl 1-5)
- Charged Bolts
- Flickering Arch Slash
- Teleport (Enhanced)
- Frost Nova (Enhanced, Mystical, lvl 1-3)
- Ice Armor
For what concerns play styles and gameplay, you should keep in mind that the main skills to use in combat are Arch Slash and Charged Bolts. The first, allows you to inflict large-scale aerial damage, as well as stun opponents; the second, however, is perfect for fighting by targeting only one enemy at a time. The Unstable Currents skill, on the other hand, allows you to increase the damage inflicted by the use of shock spells, whenever a shock skill is used.
These three abilities go perfectly together as they allow you to implement a strategy where you can Arch Spell once you cast Unstable Currents, then finish it off with Charged Bolts. Furthermore, thanks to his excellent mobility qualities that allow the Sorcerer to move between enemies with relative ease, he is able to launch attacks that stun or freeze the opponents.
As far as weapons and stats are concerned, in a game like Diablo 4 it is very important to keep the Item Power in mind. Usually, the items that have the highest Item Power are the most powerful, but this is not always the case. There are cases where Item Powers with worse stats can be more harmful thanks to the right use of stats and modifiers. For this reason, we have decided to give you a list of modifiers to consider for this specific build:
- Attack Speed
- Cooldown Reduction
- Rank to Charged Bolts
- All Damage
- Damage to Close Enemies
- Lightning, Shock, Basic, and Core Skill Damage
Of course, there are many other modifiers you may want to consider and add to your build. These are just some of them that we can consider the main ones, but nothing prevents you from experimenting a bit with your build to find the ones that best suit your needs and your way of playing.
As for the Legendary Aspects, the Sorcerer class has many available that could prove very useful during your adventure in Diablo 4. To be able to make use of these Aspects, all you need to do is visit the Occultist. The Aspects that we recommend you to use are the following:
- Aspect of Static Cling (improves Charged Bolts)
- Aspect of Control (deals more damage to Immobilized, Stunned, or Frozen enemies)
- Rapid Aspect (Basic Skills have more Attack Speed)
- Aspect of Might (Basic Skills grant Damage Reduction for 4 seconds)
- Aspect of Retribution (long-distance enemies have more chances to be Stunned for 2 seconds)
The list of Aspects that you can use in the Arch Slash Sorcer build are plenty, but the above-mentioned are the ones we consider most important and that you should use to make your build perform at its best. As with the modifiers, you can also have fun experimenting with different combinations for the Aspects until you find the one that best suits you and that manages to be effective in combat.
Finally, let’s talk about gems, elixirs, and potions. In a game like Diablo 4, these three elements are of vital importance to be able to better face the pitfalls that are hidden in the game world. For this reason, in this guide, we have decided to give you some useful advice also for this aspect which could be overlooked but which should not be since it is a very important thing and which will prove to be very useful during the missions. As for the gems, we advise you to rely on the following:
- Weapon: Topaz for Basic Skill Damage or Sapphire for Critical Strike Damage to Crowd Controlled enemies
- Armor: Ruby for Maximum Life
- Jewelry: Skull for Armor
In conclusion, as far as elixirs and healing potions are concerned, we advise you to visit the alchemist often in order to increase their effectiveness or duration. We remind you to craft all the necessary ingredients before going to the alchemist so as not to be caught unprepared. One tip we want to give you is to create and upgrade the Assault Elixir which increases the Attack Speed.