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"The Sorceress shapes the elements into whatever form is necessary to ensure victory, from hurling bolts of lightning, impaling her foes upon jagged spikes of ice, and raining flaming meteors down from the sky."

- Class description(src)

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The Sorcerer

The Sorcerer (a.k.a. Sorceress) is a class in Diablo IV.

Gameplay[]

The Sorcerer is described as a "high risk, high reward" style of hero, harnessing potent elemental magic, but being fragile. Their spells are designed around Fire, Cold, and Lightning abilities.[1]

Sorcerer has a special mechanic of Crackling Energy. Some Lightning spells, with the right talents, leave behind a ball of energy that can be collected (not unlike Health Globe), restoring some Mana (25 by default).

Chill works in a distinct way for Sorcerer: multiple casts of Cold spells on the same target stack the slowdown. Upon reaching 100%, the enemy will be Frozen for the remaining duration.

Fire spells often place the Burning effect on enemies, dealing Damage Over Time and, with the related talents, providing additional effects.

As a Sorcerer, Intelligence increases skill damage, Dexterity grants critical chance, and Willpower hastens mana recovery. [2]

Enchantment[]

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Enchantment system interface

The Sorcerer utilizes an Enchantment system as a unique class mechanic. With this system, Sorcerer skills can be placed into any of the six active skill slots (that every other class also has access to), or three Enchantment slots, for a total of 9 different skills.

If the player places a skill in the Enchantment slot, they can no longer use it as an active skill, but the character instead gains a passive or semi-passive secondary bonus power related to this skill. Known effects include:

  • Replacing Crackling Energy with conjuring Ball Lightnings
  • Periodically casting Meteor on a random nearby foe

Skills that are already passive by nature cannot be placed into Enchantment slots.[3]

Sorcerer Skills

Minor Destruction
LightningFire BoltFrost BoltArc Lash
Major Destruction
Charged BoltsFireballIce ShardsIncinerateChain LightningFrozen Orb
Defensive
Flame ShieldIce ArmorBlizzardTeleport
Conjuration
Frost NovaLightning SpearIce BladesHydra
Mastery
FirewallNovaMeteorBall Lightning
Ultimate
Deep FreezeInfernoConduit
Talents
Potent WardingDevastationAlign the ElementsPrecision MagicInexorable ReachElemental AttunementChar to AshSoulfireBlaze of GloryBurning ResonanceDevouring FlamesEndless PyreConflagrationNumbing ColdIcy TouchCold SnapHoarfrostFrostbiteChill to the BoneEndless WinterCeaseless BoltsOverchargeConvulsionsStaggerCrackling AuraShocking StrikesLightning Mastery

Images[]

References[]

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. (2019, November 2). Diablo IV Feature Overview. Diablo Blog. Retrieved on 2019-11-02.
  2. 2020-12-15, DIABLO IV QUARTERLY UPDATE—DECEMBER 2020. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2021-01-23
  3. 2020-09-29, DIABLO IV QUARTERLY UPDATE—SEPTEMBER 2020. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2020-09-30
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