D2R Build – Fire Wall Sorceress Build Guide

Introduction


This is by far one of the best builds for Sorceress in Diablo 2: Resurrected. Firewall Sorceress is great for both farming high-level content and clearing bosses. The biggest downside of this build is those with Immune status, but with the right combination of the Lightning and Ice skills, you can still get out of those fights with ease.

Stat


Level 40

Stats Points Notes
Strength

50

For this Sorceress build, Strength is just enough to maintain your gear. This is a rough number, you should increase Strenght base on your gear requirement. 
Dexterity

70

For Dexterity, it is ideal to max out block chance, so you should keep a reasonable amount of Dex in your build. You
Vitality

80

The rest of your stat should go to Vitality. This is a common approach, but another way to use this build is to put points into Energy as well.
Energy

95

Energy provides increment to your Mana pool, which effectively builds up your survival as you use Energy Shield.

Level 99

Stats Points Notes
Strength

100

Following the same approach from Normal difficulty, Strength is just enough to maintain your gear.

This is just an estimate, the priority is Vitality > Energy > Dex > Strength

Dexterity

150

Max block chance will give you a lot of survivability for this build
Vitality

140

You can either put all your remaining stats points here or divide it for Energy, this is up to you.
Energy

180

You can either put all your remaining stats points here or divide it for Energy, this is up to you.

Skills Distribution


Fire Skills

  • Total Skills Points requires: 62

Fire Wall is a no brainer maximize for this build. At level 20 this skill combine with the addition of Fire Mastery will meltdown almost any boss that you know off

Fire Mastery gives flat damage increase to Fire Wall, so this should be your secondary priority to max out.

Warmth is a great skill for Mana Recovery, maxing out this will also save you a lot of mana potions.

Both Inferno and Blaze are prerequisite of Fire Wall, so you will need two points here. While Inferno give a 1% increase in damage to Fire Wall, the total increment is not that good, so points should be saved toward other skill tree.

Lightning Skills

  • Total Skills Points requires: 41

Sorceress is never known for her’s survivability, but this skill tree is infamous for many Sorceress build with the combination of Energy Shield and Telekinesis
Energy Shield will absorb damage into your mana and give you a layer of defense. Telekinesis can be used as a leveling spell, but the main use is for boosting the effect of Energy Shield.

Name Stats Modifiers
sorceress Fire Wall image
Fire Wall
  • Creates a wall of flame that blocks or burns your enemies
  • Cast Delay: 1.4 Seconds
Lvl: 1
Mana Cost: 22
Damage per Second: 70-94
Radius: 4 yards
Lvl: 20
Mana Cost: 41
Damage per Second: 1296-1320
Radius: 30 yards
Name Stats Modifiers
sorceress Fire Mastery image
Fire Mastery
  • Passive Effect: Increases all damage caused by your fire spells.
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Bonus Fire Damage: 30%
Lvl: 20
Bonus Fire Damage: 163%
Name Stats Modifiers
sorceress Warmth image
Warmth
  • Passive Effect: Increases the rate at which you recover mana.
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Regen Rate: 30%
Lvl: 20
Regen Rate: 258%
Name Stats Modifiers
sorceress Inferno image
Inferno
  • Creates a continuous jet of flame to scorch your enemies
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Mana Cost: 7
Damage (per sec): 12-25
Range: 3.3 yards
Lvl: 20
Mana Cost: 10
Damage (per sec): 203-220
Range: 12.6 yards
Name Stats Modifiers
sorceress Blaze image
Blaze
  • Creates a wall of fire in your wake to scorch your enemies
  • Cast Delay: None
Sorceress Fire Spells in Diablo 2: Enchant
Sorceress Fire Spells in Diablo 2: Enchant
Name Stats Modifiers
sorceress Telekinesis image
Telekinesis
  • Uses the power of your mind to pick up items, use objects, and knock back enemies
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Damage: 1-2
Lvl: 20
Damage: 20-21
Name Stats Modifiers
sorceress Energy Shield image
Energy Shield
  • Creates a magical that consumes mana instead of health when you take damage.
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Damage absorbed: 20
Duration: 144 sec.
Lvl: 20
Damage absorbed: 75
Duration: 1284 sec.

Recommended Runewords


Name Required Level Runes Orders Allowed Items Stats/Mods
Sanctuary 49
  • Ko
  • Ko
  • Mal
3 Socket Shields
  • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +20% Faster Block Rate
  • 20% Increased Chance of Blocking
  • +130-160% Enhanced Defense
  • +250 Defense vs. Missile
  • +20 To Dexterity
  • All Resistances +50-70
  • Magic DamageReduced By 7
  • Level 12Slow Missiles(60 Charges)

For a build that utilizes a shield, you can never go wrong with this Runeword. Sanctuary provides a great block chance and increases your defense by a huge amount.

Before you got all the runes required for this build, any Runewords that help your leveling are welcome.

Check out all Diablo 2: Resurrected Runewords here

Recommended Equipment


Name Stats Level 1 Stat
Tal Rasha's Guardianship
Tal Rasha’s Guardianship
Set Lacquered Plate
  • Defense: 833-941(varies)(Base Defense: 433-541)
  • Required Level: 71
  • Required Strength: 84
  • Durability: 55
  • +400 Defense
  • Requirements -60%
  • Magic DamageReduced By 15
  • Cold Resistance+40%
  • Lightning Resistance+40%
  • Fire Resistance+40%
  • 88% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items
  • +10% Faster Cast Rate

This is the easiest pick if you happen to find it. As Fire Wall sorceress is also a great build for farming items, Farming this highly seek out armor set may be a little easier for you compare to other builds.
The reason why Tal Rasha set is so powerful is the boost to Resistance and a flat increase to Cast Rate – the dream stat of any caster build. Along with the beefy defense, you also get a boost to Magic Find

Name Stats Level 1 Stat
Magefist
Magefist
Unique Light Gauntlets
  • Defense: 24-25(varies)(Base Defense: 9-11)
  • Required Level: 23
  • Required Strength: 45
  • Durability: 18
  • +20-30% Enhanced Defense
  • +10 Defense
  • +1 To Fire Skills
  • +20% Faster Cast Rate
  • Regenerate Mana25%
  • Adds 1-6 Fire Damage

Fire Skills increment and Cast Rate boots, there is actually nothing to complain of these gloves. Magefist is kind of easy to come by also, so this is a relatively cheap slot for this build.

Name Stats Level 1 Stat
War Traveler
War Traveler
Unique Battle Boots
  • Defense: 120-139(varies)(Base Defense: 39-47)
  • Required Level: 42
  • Required Strength: 95
  • Durability: 48
  • Assassin Kick Damage: 37-64
  • +150-190% Enhanced Defense
  • 25% Faster Run Walk
  • +10 To Vitality
  • +10 To Strength
  • Adds 15-25 Damage
  • 40% Slower StaminaDrain
  • Attacker Takes Damage Of 5-10
  • 30-50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

The main use is the Magic Find increment, but War Traveler also provides a great boost to your speed, further enhancing your farming time.
Before getting this boot, use any boot that increases your movement speed.

Name Stats Level 1 Stat
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
Runewords
  • Depends on base model
  • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +20% Faster Block Rate
  • 20% Increased Chance of Blocking
  • +130-160% Enhanced Defense
  • +250 Defense vs. Missile
  • +20 To Dexterity
  • All Resistances +50-70
  • Magic Damage Reduced By 7
  • Level 12 Slow Missiles (60 Charges)

This is used for your shield slot

Name Stats Level 1 Stat
Tal Rasha's Fine-Spun Cloth
Tal Rasha’s Fine-Spun Cloth
Set Mesh Belt
  • Defense: 35-40 (varies)
  • Defense: 95-100(varies) (Base Defense: 35-40)
  • Required Level: 53
  • Required Strength: 47
  • Durability: 16
  • 16 boxes
  • Requirements -20%
  • 37% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
  • +30 To Mana
  • +20 To Dexterity
  • 10-15% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items
  • +60 Defense
  • +10% Faster Cast Rate

With 2 pieces equipped you will get a 10% Faster Cast Rate increment. Another nice boost is the 37% Damage taken goes to mana, this synergizes with Energy Shield can give you a boost to survivability.

Rings & Amulet


An easy pick for this build is any ring that gives you +1 to All Skills. If you really want to min-max this build, a ring that gives some survivability is also welcome. Below are two unique rings that fit the criteria. One provides a boost to All Skills, other provides a boost to survivability.

Name Required Level Modifiers
Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band
Bul-Kathos’ Wedding Band
58
  • +1 To All Skills
  • + (0.5 Per Character Level) 0-49 To Life(Based On Character Level)
  • 3-5% LifeStolen Per Hit
  • +50 Maximum Stamina
Name Required Level Modifiers
Raven Frost
Raven Frost
45
  • +150-250 To Attack Rating
  • Adds 15-45 Cold Damage, 4 sec. Duration (Normal)
  • Cannot Be Frozen
  • +15-20 To Dexterity
  • +40 To Mana
  • Cold Absorb 20%

Jewels & Gems


As this build really does not rely much on Gear (Aside from standard stuff like + all to Fire Skills and other buffs) 

Perfect Topaz If you are using this build in Hell difficulty, there is a high chance you want to use this build as your farming build. Perfect Topaz with a flat increase to Magic Find is a great choice for this build.

Name Required Level Weapon Modifiers Shields Modifiers Helm and Armor Modifiers
Perfect Topaz
Perfect Topaz
18
  • 1-40 Lightning Damage
  • 40% Resist Lightning
  • +24% Chance to Find Magic Items

Recommended Weapons

Name Stats Modifiers
Tal Rasha's Lidless Eye
Tal Rasha’s Lidless Eye
Set Swirling Crystal
  • Damage: 18 To 42
  • Required Level: 65
  • Durability: 50
  • Base Weapon Speed: [10]
  • ( SorceressOnly)
  • 20% Faster Cast Rate
  • +77 To Mana
  • +57 To Life
  • +10 To Energy
  • +1-2 To Lightning Mastery( SorceressOnly)
  • +1-2 To Fire Mastery( SorceressOnly)
  • +1-2 To Cold Mastery( SorceressOnly)
  • +1 To Sorceress SkillLevels (2 Items)
  • -15% To Enemy Fire Resistance(3 Items)
  • -15% To Enemy Lightning Resistance(4 Items)
  • +15% To Cold Skills Damage (Complete Set)

This orb is actually pretty hard to get, but once you got your hand on this weapon, your build will ascend to a new level. Tal Rasha’s Lidless Eye provides a flat increase to skill levels and also provides an indirect damage increase through Minus Fire Resistance and Lighting Resistance. As this build does not require a full set, you can combine this with the Belt (For faster cast rate) and the Chest Armor (For Magic Find and Resistance)

Did I mention the ridiculously high Magic Find bonus?

Charms

For Charms, it entirely depends on your preferences. If you prefer safety, any Charm that boosts your Vitality and Mana is good enough. Finally, a standard Torch for Sorceress is enough, you should look for a +3 Skill levels torch with some boost to resistance.

Name Stats Modifiers
Ral image
Tir image
Tal image
Sol image
Insight
  • Depends on base model Weapon
  • Level 12-17 MeditationAura When Equipped
  • +35% Faster Cast Rate
  • +200-260% Enhanced Damage
  • +9 To Minimum Damage
  • 180-250% Bonus to Attack Rating
  • Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
  • +75 Poison DamageOver 5 Seconds
  • +1-6 To Critical Strike
  • +5 To All Attributes
  • +2 To ManaAfter Each Kill
  • 23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

This is for your Mercenary. Insight is a safe pick (and easy to get early on) for almost any Mercenary. This gives a boost to both Magic Find, damage, and Mana regen – which is an important aspect of this Sorceress Build.

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Mercenary Guide


An Act II Mercenary with Prayer aura is good for survivability.

Gameplay and Tip

Gameplay Guide & Tips
For Nightmare difficulty, this build can easily get by as Fire Wall is the best boss killer skill out there. You can use your Merc as a meat shield and spam Fire Wall to kill the boss. After finishing Normal difficulty, progress to Hell should be easy enough with a respec to Fire Wall. 

Before going all out with Fire Wall, you will need to level with other skills like Lightning and Chain Lightning first, you can also have a mix with

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