For other uses for Blizzard, see Blizzard.

Class: Sorceress
Required Level: 24
Skill Tree: Cold Spells
Requires: Ice Bolt, Ice Blast, Frost Nova, Glacial Spike
Cost: 23 Mana
Cooldown: 1.8 seconds

Summons an ice storm to rain cold death onto your enemies.

Damage Type: Cold
Synergies: Ice Bolt, Ice Blast, Glacial Spike, Frost Nova

Blizzard is a Sorceress Skill in Diablo II.

Description[edit | edit source]

This is the most effective offensive spell that this discipline has to offer. With the invocation of this spell, entire hordes of enemies are left chilled or dead, drowned in a hail of ice. Wretched survivors of this wintry storm can do little but crawl and lament their fallen kin before they, too, succumb to the cold.

General Information[edit | edit source]

  • Gives synergy to:
Ice Bolt: +15% Cold damage per level
Frost Nova: +10% Cold damage per level
Ice Blast: +8% Cold damage per level
Glacial Spike: +3% Freeze length per level
  • Receives synergy from:
Ice Bolt: +5% Cold damage per level
Ice Blast: +5% Cold damage per level
Glacial Spike: +5% Cold damage per level

By far the most offensively powerful Cold Spell, Blizzard deals large amounts of damage over a rather large area of effect, and is therefore chosen as the staple skill for builds such as the Blizzard Sorceress. Enemies reached may be chilled in addition to damage.

Even though it is extremely powerful (especially with synergies), Blizzard does have some drawbacks. For one, although it can stack on top of itself to deal major damage, it has a considerable cooldown that stops it from being cast in quick succession; it is therefore important to have proper aim with Blizzard, which sometimes may be difficult as the shards of ice are sometimes difficult to gauge in position.

Also, Blizzard deals its damage over a period of 4 seconds. Some enemies, if they're quick enough, can dodge Blizzard altogether, although they will most likely suffer at least one hit. Moreover, the damage of Blizzard does not start immediately, but with a brief delay.

Both Blizzard and Frozen Orb are effective crowd control spells. It is simply their methods of effect that differ, Blizzard being a traditional AoE spell, Frozen Orb a projectile.

Blizzard may not be able to hit targets that are standing close to walls/pillars/etc.

Skill Progression[edit | edit source]

Duration: 4 seconds

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Mana Cost 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
(per second)
51–86 69–104 86–123 103–141 120–159 138–178 155–196 172–215 207–250 241–286 276–322
Level 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Mana Cost 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
(per second)
310–357 345–393 379–428 414–464 448–500 500–553 552–606 603–658 655–711
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