Chain Lightning Sorcerer Endgame Guide

Last Updated: October 24th 2023

Season 2 - Blood

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The Chain Lightning Sorcerer puts on a dazzling performance. One of of the most visually impressive builds in the game, this Sorcerer paralyzes and destroys monsters with a barrage of electricity. It has insane mobility and great Speedfarming potential, shredding open world Events and Helltides with ease. Its Nightmare Dungeon pushing capability is also solid.

Chain Lightning and Unstable Currents together make up the bulk of this build's damage. Vulnerable from Frost Nova adds to the pain. With Raiment of the Infinite and Teleport Enchantment, this setup constantly Stuns enemies. In tandem with Frozen from double Frost Nova (Frostblitz Aspect), monsters find themselves firmly strapped into the electric chair. There is no escape from the Chain Lightning Sorcerer's deadly current!

While this Shock Damage powerhouse may not be quite as effective in the endgame when compared to its Leveling Counterpart, it boasts an incredibly fun and satisfying playstyle. Once you acquire Raiment of the Infinite and a couple of Legendary Aspects the rest is history. Electric Slide your way to victory!

Chain Lightning Sorcerer Endgame Gear


Flame Shield

Frost Nova

Unstable Currents

Ice Armor

Chain Lightning


Fire Bolt

This build guide assumes you have a Level 50 Character and finished the Campaign. Level up with our Chain Lightning Sorcerer Leveling Guide. If you are looking for a different Sorcerer playstyle, check out all of our Sorcerer Guides.

High Mobility
Visually Impressive
Lots of Crowd Control
Farms Density With Ease

❌ Squishy
❌ Gear Dependent
❌ Requires High APM
❌ Cooldown Dependent

Season 2 - Season of Blood

Diablo 4 Season 2 introduces a new questline to hunt down the Shadow Vampire forces of Lord Zir across Sanctuary. With Lilith's blood still residing within our bodies, the infliction put upon us is harnessed throughout our leveling, granting access to new Vampiric Powers. Completing the seasonal questline, partaking in the seasonal Blood Harvest event and collecting Potent Blood are the main ways of obtaining and empowering these abilities. Check out the full Season 2 Guide from Chewingnom to learn more!

How it works

  • There are 22 Vampiric Powers, separated into 2 different types:
    • 15 Minor Vampiric Powers - Require 1 to 3 Pacts to be activated.
    • 7 Major Vampiric Powers - Require 6 Pacts to be activated.
  • There are 3 different types of Pacts:
    • Ferocity Pact have a Crown icon.
    • Divinity Pacts have a Chalice icon.
    • Eternity Pacts have a Skull icon.
  • Pacts can roll only on Armor pieces (Helm, Chest Armor, Gloves, Pants, Boots).
  • Helms & Boots can have up to 3 Pacts, Pants can have up to 4, Chest & Gloves can have up to 5. This gives you 20 Pacts max!
  • You can use Cleansing Acid - All to remove all Pacts from a piece of Armor and place new Standalone Pacts to meet your Powers requirements to activate. Cleansing Acid can be altered at the Alchemists to target 1 of the 3 Pacts only.
  • Once you have equipped the right Pact Armor pieces, you can activate Vampiric Powers in the Sanguine Circle through the character screen. Powers require varying amounts of different types of Pacts, pay attention.
  • You can use Potent Blood acquired from Blood Seekers to upgrade your Vampiric Powers from Level 1 to Level 3.

With this in mind, let's look at the top 5 best Vampiric Powers and how they impact this build:

Best-in-Slot Vampiric Powers

  1. Accursed Touch (Major) - Makes Vampiric Curse deal much more damage when you release stored souls with a Defensive Skill, while also providing a source of Vampiric Curse on its own.
  2. Metamorphosis (Major) - Synergizes incredibly well with Teleport Enchantment and provides a source of Vampiric Curse.
  3. Anticipation (Minor) - Increases Unstable Currents uptime, and synergizes with Fire Bolt Enchantment to do more damage.
  4. Domination (Minor) - Provides you with nearly another Aspect of Control's worth of damage.
  5. Prey on the Weak (Minor) - Alongside Frost Nova it makes enemies Vulnerable and increases damage dealt to Vulnerable enemies.
Chain Lightning Sorcerer Vampiric Powers

Skill Tree

Active Skills

  • Chain Lightning is your primary source of both AoE and single target damage.
  • Unstable Currents massively increases your damage output while it is active.
  • Teleport makes you Unstoppable and is your primary source of both mobility and Stun on this build. With Teleport Enchantment Evade becomes a 2nd reliable Teleport.
  • Frost Nova makes enemies Frozen and is your source of Vulnerable.
  • Ice Armor provides you with a reliable Barrier.
  • Flame Shield makes you Immune for a short period and Immobilizes monsters when you pass through them with Aspect of Binding Embers.
Final Skill Tree


  • If you put at least 1 Skill Point into Fire Bolt you can use Fire Bolt Enchantment to apply Burning Damage with your Shock Skills. This allows you to take advantage of the Damage to Burning Enemies or Damage Reduction from Burning Enemies stats on your gear, those stats on the Burning Instinct Paragon Board, the Flamefeeder Glyph, and the Devouring Blaze Passive, massively increasing your Critical Strike Damage.
  • Since you Teleport into monsters on this build, Vyr's Mastery massively increases your damage and survivability.
  • Glass Cannon and Elemental Dominance both significantly increase your damage.
  • Hoarfrost takes advantage of how often enemies are Frozen with Frost Nova and Frostblitz Aspect.
  • Elemental Attunement increases the reliability of your Defensive Skills.
  • Electrocution, Mana Shield, and Protection bolster your defenses.
Endgame Chain Lightning Sorcerer Skill Use Demo

Enchantment Slots

Sorcerers can choose two skills to put into Enchantment Slots, where they provide powerful passive bonuses. Chain Lightning Sorcerer uses the following Enchantments:

  • Teleport Enchantment enables you to Teleport as much as you want using Evade. This helps with improved mobility, but more importantly allows you to apply the Stun from Raiment of the Infinite as much as you want. This requires Boots with the Attacks Reduce Evade's Cooldown stat.
  • Fire Bolt Enchantment is a lot less flashy but still incredibly effective. It lets you make use of the Damage to Burning Enemies or Damage Reduction from Burning Enemies stats on your gear, those stats on the Burning Instinct Paragon Board, the Flamefeeder Glyph, as well as the Devouring Blaze Passive.

Alternatively, you can use Fire Ball Enchantment or Frozen Orb Enchantment instead of Teleport Enchantment for more AoE damage. This would require putting a Skill Point into Fireball and picking up the Overflowing Energy Key Passive for a low Teleport cooldown.

Learn more details and how to unlock this class specification in our full Sorcerer Enchantment Slots Guide.

Paragon Board

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Level the Paragon Board by scrolling. Each step optimizes progression.


The primary goal is to level up all used Glyphs to 15. At this level, Rare Glyphs increase their Radius, allowing you to pick up extra Attributes relevant to them. Complete Nightmare Dungeons to level up Glyphs in the following order:

Order to Level Glyphs to 15Order to level Glyphs from 15 - 21

There are a total of 225 Paragon Points. Starting with level 50 you gain 4 Paragon Points per level, including 20 from Renown, and 4 from Altars of Lilith.


The Chain Lightning Sorcerer uses Teleport offensively, jumping directly into the center of monster packs. From there Frost Nova is used for further Crowd Control, while Unstable Currents and continuous casts of Chain Lightning deal the damage.

Skill Usage/Rotation

  • Teleport directly into the center of monster packs and cast Frost Nova. Frostblitz Aspect allows you cast Frost Nova again as more monsters become close or spawn near you. Between the Stun from Raiment of the Infinite-empowered Teleport and Frozen from Frost Nova, you have a great deal of reliable Crowd Control.
  • Spam continuous casts of Chain Lightning. Refer to the Resource Management section directly below for how to manage your Mana.
  • Activate Unstable Currents before engaging multiple Elites or a Boss with Chain Lightning.
  • Use Ice Armor as necessary for its reliable Barrier.
  • Save Flame Shield for when you get hit by Crowd Control or for when the situation gets really dire and your health drops low.
  • You can also activate Flame Shield to pass through enemies using Aspect of Binding Embers, Immobilizing them for a damage boost. With Raiment of the Infinite and Aspect of Binding Embers, you can activate Flame Shield before casting Teleport to apply Immobilize to every mob you Pull.
  • Use Evade to Teleport with the Teleport Enchantment when normal Teleport is on cooldown. If you are using the Attacks Reduce Evade's Cooldown stat on your boots (which you should be), you can do this to constantly and aggressively Stun enemies.

Resource Management

Chain Lightning is the only Mana spender on the Chain Lightning Sorcerer. Take advantage of these Mana generators to maintain near 100% Chain Lightning uptime:

Recharging Aspect

Recharging Aspect is by far the most reliable Mana sustain solution on this build, now working well in every situation as of Patch 1.1.1. Even a low-rolled one sourced from the Codex of Power is highly effective.

Prodigy's Aspect

Since this build relies on 4-5 Cooldowns depending on the stage you are in, Prodigy’s Aspect can help maintain Mana if you are struggling with Recharging Aspect alone.

Static Surge

Static Surge on your Paragon Board grants you Mana after spending 100 Mana (or however much as reduced by your Mana Cost Reduction stat).

Destructive Chain Lightning + Invigorating Conduit

Taking these Passives can massively improve your Mana generation with Chain Lightning early on, especially if you do not care for using Arc Lash on your Skill Bar. Pick up the balls - they are your lifeforce!

Stats on Gear

Finding and equipping gear with certain stats is a reliable way to solve your "not enough Mana" issues. There are 4 different stats that accomplish this:

  • Mana Cost Reduction (rolls on Amulet, Boots, Focus)
    The roll on the Amulet is significantly higher than the other 2, so you always want to get it if possible. This stat synergizes with Static Surge, allowing you to restore Mana more often.
  • Resource Generation (rolls on Ancestral Rings and Focus)
    This stat has the same function as Mana Cost Reduction, but is slightly stronger.
  • Lucky Hit: Chance to Regain Primary Resource (rolls on Ancestral Gloves and Focus)
    This roll is very useful. You only want one of these stats on your gear if you can get it.
  • Maximum Mana (rolls on Helmet and Rings)
    This stat is very important to maintain the buff from Elementalist's Aspect. You can get enough Mana from Paragon alone, but can also source additional Mana from your Helmet or Ring(s). Ideally you want to be able to cast Chain Lightning without falling below 100 Mana.

Endgame Gear & Skill Progression

When you start diving into the Endgame you don't have all the tools available to achieve the Best in Slot versions. In this section, we guide you through different progression points to give you a smooth transition from our Leveling Guides to the final build version.

Progression Goals

The effectiveness of the Chain Lightning Sorcerer depends on what Legendary Aspects and Unique items are available to you. While we can guarantee, that everyone has access to the same Codex of Power Aspects, the progression might be different for everyone!

  1. Unlock the following Aspects in your Codex of Power:
    • Elementalist's Aspect in Pallid Delve (Dry Steppes): Maximizes your Critical Strike Chance.
    • Storm Swell Aspect in Onyx Hold (Dry Steppes): Strong damage increase Aspect that takes advantage of both the reliable Barrier and Vulnerable on this build.
    • Ghostwalker Aspect in Broken Bulwark (Scosglen): Strong early-game mobility Aspect.
    • Aspect of the Bounding Conduit in Komdor Temple (Dry Steppes): Solid option you can use in place of Aspect of Binding Embers on your Boots.
    • Aspect of Efficiency in Domhainne Tunnels (Scosglen): Strong early-game Mana sustain Aspect while you are still using Arc Lash.
    • Aspect of the Expectant in Underroot (Scosglen): Early-game Offensive Aspect while you are still using Arc Lash.
    • Aspect of Might in Dark Ravine (Dry Steppes): Strong early-game defensive option while you are still using Arc Lash.
    • Snowveiled Aspect in Sarat's Lair (Scosglen): Strong early-mid game defensive option before you acquire Raiment of the Infinite. This empowers Ice Armor to make you Unstoppable while boosting that all-too-important Armor stat.
    • Aspect of Retribution Abandoned Mineworks (Kehjistan): Possible strong damage increase Aspect that takes advantage of this build's reliable Stun.
  2. Find the following Legendary Aspects by farming in Dungeons, Nightmare Dungeons, Helltides, through the Tree of Whispers, or gambling with Obols:
    • Aspect of the Unbroken Tether: Greatly increases the effectiveness of Chain Lightning, which, by extension, also greatly increases the effectiveness of Recharging Aspect.
    • Frostblitz Aspect: Ensure near 100% uptime on Frozen and Vulnerable with 2 Frost Nova charges.
    • Accelerating Aspect: Significantly increases the rate at which you can cast Chain Lightning.
    • Aspect of Binding Embers: Makes Flame Shield an even more effective escape tool while adding the Immobilize damage multiplier to monsters you pass through.
    • Conceited Aspect: Provides a solid damage increase on this build since you almost always have a Barrier.
    • Mage-Lord's Aspect: Greatly bolsters the defenses of this close-quarters combat Sorcerer by taking full advantage of the Vyr's Mastery Key Passive. Great to use in addition to Aspect of Disobedience for high tier Nightmare Dungeon pushing or Hardcore mode.
    • Aspect of Audacity: Adds another way to Stun monsters. Could be used instead of Aspect of Binding Embers if you don't want to use Flame Shield for damage output.
  3. Find the following Unique items by farming in Dungeons, Nightmare Dungeons, Helltides, and through the Tree of Whispers:
    • Raiment of the Infinite - By making your Teleport Pull close enemies to you and Stun, while also increasing your damage to close and Stunned enemies, this armor is indispensable for reaching the full endgame potential of this build.
    • Esu's Heirloom - If you stack as much Movement Speed as possible from this and your Amulet and have maxed out Critical Strike Chance everywhere else, you can choose to forgo Elementalist's Aspect and replace it with another damage Aspect such asConceited Aspect. You can also use it in addition to Elementalist's Aspect to reach consistent 100% Critical Strike Chance.
    • The Oculus - Optional fun Unique that synergizes well with this build, while having solid effectiveness in confined areas such as Events and mid-dungeon objectives, and open high density areas such as Helltides.
      Pro: It is near impossible for enemies to lock you down since this item allows you to attain infinite Teleport with occasional Chain Lightning usage. Yes, infinite zero cooldown Teleport.
      Con: The Oculus typically reduces your efficiency.

Learn more details and how to farm Legendary Aspects and Uniques in our General Farming Guide.

Progression Setups

Early Endgame
Late Endgame

Once you have completed the Leveling Guide, only the Codex of Power Aspects are guaranteed. With this setup you can farm the Legendary Aspects you need for the next progression point.


Imprint the following Codex of Power Aspects onto your gear:

  • Aspect of Disobedience (Helmet)
  • Snowveiled Aspect(Body Armor)
  • Aspect of the Expectant (Gloves)
  • Aspect of Might (Pants)
  • Storm Swell Aspect (Weapon)
  • Aspect of Control (Off-Hand)
  • Ghostwalker Aspect (Boots)
  • Elementalist's Aspect (Amulet)
  • Recharging Aspect (Ring #1)
  • Aspect of Efficiency (Ring #2)

Avoid imprinting high roll Offensive Aspects on Weapons early on, as they are often replaced.

Starter Gear


Mana sustain is less reliable until reaching Static Surge on your Paragon Board and acquiring high Mana-related stats on your gear (see Resource Management above). Because of this, put Arc Lash instead of Flame Shield on your Skill Bar. This requires maxing out Arc Lash and getting its upgrades at the expense of Flame Shield and points into Shocking Impact (not relevant until later on). Use Arc Lash whenever too short on Mana to use Chain Lightning.

Also, put extra Skill Points into Devastation and Fiery Surge for improved Mana sustain. This comes at the expense of maxed Teleport.

The following Skills should be put into your Enchantment Slots, as they are better at this point in the game:

  • Chain Lightning Enchantment
  • Fire Bolt Enchantment
Starter Skill Tree

Relative to the Endgame Build, there are no changes to Paragon Boards & Glyphs on the Starter version.

Build Scaling & Stat Priorities

In this section you can find the answers to all nitty-gritty details that make this build function, as well as how to scale it to its maximum potential.

Build Scaling

Learn all you need to know about how to scale the Chain Lightning Sorcerer in the endgame.

  • Critical Strike Chance: Stacking x% Critical Strike Chance, xx% Critical Strike Damage, and xx% Lightning Critical Strike Damage is key to dealing massive amounts of damage on this build. With Electrocution, this stat also improves your tankiness.
  • Vulnerable Damage: You get your Vulnerable proc from Frost Nova. xx% Vulnerable Damage greatly scales up this build's damage.
  • Damage to Burning Enemies: This build benefits from this stat in using Fire Bolt Enchantment.
  • Core Skill Damage: Since the major source of DPS on this build is the Core Skill Chain Lightning, this is a great stat found on Weapons to scale your damage.
  • Crowd Controls: Frost Nova with Frostblitz Aspect and Raiment of the Infinite provide an enormous amount of Crowd Control, Freezing and Stunning constantly. This makes it possible for you to benefit from the xx% Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies and xx% Damage to Stunned Enemies stats.
  • Close Enemies: Since this build Teleports offensively on top of monster packs, the xx% Damage to Close Enemies stat is solid.
  • Attack Speed: This is a straight DPS increase. Increases the number of Chain Lightnings you can put out.
  • + to Skills: Ranks of Chain Lightning, Glass Cannon, Hoarfrost, Devouring Blaze, and Elemental Dominance scale the damage on this build incredibly well. Technically, by reducing their cooldowns, ranks of All Defensive Skills, Frost Nova, and Teleports also increase your damage output.
  • Lightning Damage: x% Lightning Damage and x% Shock Skill Damage are solid damage stats on this build.
  • Intelligence: This stat increases your damage!
  • All Stats: This stat can potentially increase your damage via hitting important Paragon Node thresholds.

Stat Priorities & Gear Options

There are many stats and status effects that generate on gear, but many are not important for the Chain Lightning Sorcerer. Some stats may block others from rolling or only appear on certain gear slots. See below for a general breakdown as well as a per slot priority list for Legendary Aspects and stats.

Put the following Gems into your gear:

  • Helmet / Body Armor / Pants: Royal Ruby or Royal Topaz
  • Weapon / Off-Hand: Royal Emerald
  • Jewelry: Royal Diamond

This build benefits a great deal from the following Consumables:

  • Elixirs: Heady Precision Elixir, Iron Skin Elixir, Heady Iron Barb Elixir, Heady Assault Elixir, and all lesser versions.
  • Incense: Song of the Mountain or Reddamine Buzz

Refer to the table below to see the best rolls for every slot ranked in order of importance:

One of:
Storm Swell Aspect
Conceited Aspect
Accelerating Aspect
Elementalist's Aspect
Aspect of Retribution
Aspect of Control
Aspect of the Unbroken Tether
Weapon Type: Dagger
(Implicit: Damage to Close Enemies)
1. Intelligence
2. Critical Strike Damage
3. Vulnerable Damage
4. Lightning Critical Strike Damage
5. Core Skill Damage
6. Damage to Burning Enemies
7. Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
8. Damage to Close Enemies
9. All Stats
Off-HandOne of:
Aspect of Control
Storm Swell Aspect
Conceited Aspect
Accelerating Aspect
Aspect of Retribution
Elementalist's Aspect
Aspect of the Unbroken Tether
1. Cooldown Reduction
2. Critical Strike Chance
3. Resource Generation
4. Damage Reduction from
Enemies That Are Burning
5. Mana Cost Reduction
6. Intelligence
HelmOne of:
Aspect of Disobedience
Frostblitz Aspect
Mage-Lord's Aspect
1. Cooldown Reduction
2. Intelligence
3. Maximum Life
4. Maximum Mana
5. % Total Armor
6. All Stats
7. Crowd Control Duration
ChestRaiment of the Infinite1. After using Teleport, Close enemies
are Pulled to you and Stunned for
2-3 Seconds, but Teleport's Cooldown
is increased by 20%
2. Damage to Close Enemies
3. Damage to Stunned Enemies
4. Rank of Glass Cannon
5. Intelligence
GlovesOne of:
Accelerating Aspect
Conceited Aspect
Storm Swell Aspect
Aspect of Retribution
Elementalist's Aspect
Aspect of Control
Aspect of the Unbroken Tether
1. Ranks of Chain Lightning
2. Critical Strike Chance
3. Attack Speed
4. Lightning Critical Strike Damage
5. All Stats
6. Intelligence
PantsOne of:
Frostblitz Aspect
Aspect of Disobedience
Mage-Lord's Aspect
Implicit: Potion Grants Barrier
1. % Total Armor
2. Damage Reduction from Close Enemies
3. Maximum Life
4. Damage Reduction from
Enemies That Are Burning
5. Damage Reduction
6. Dodge Chance
BootsOne of:
Aspect of Binding Embers
Aspect of the Bounding Conduit
Ghostwalker Aspect
Aspect of Audacity
Esu's Heirloom
Implicit: Attacks Reduce Evade's
1. Movement Speed
2. Ranks of Frost Nova
3. Ranks of Teleport
4. Mana Cost Reduction
5. Dodge Chance
6. All Stats
7. Intelligence
AmuletOne of:
Aspect of the Unbroken Tether
Elementalist's Aspect
1. Cooldown Reduction
2. Ranks of All Defensive Skills
3. Ranks of Devouring Blaze*
4. Ranks of Glass Cannon*
5. Ranks of Hoarfrost*
6. Ranks of Elemental
7. Mana Cost Reduction
8. Movement Speed
9. Total Armor
10. Damage Reduction
11. Damage Reduction from
Distant Enemies
12. Shock Skill Damage
* These stats cannot spawn
together on the same Amulet
Ring 1Recharging Aspect1. Critical Strike Damage
2. Lightning Critical Strike Damage
3. Critical Strike Chance
4. Maximum Life
5. Vulnerable Damage
6. Damage to Close Enemies
7. Damage to Crowd Controlled
8. Damage to Stunned Enemies
9. Lightning Damage
10. Maximum Mana
11. Resource Generation
Ring 2One of:
Elementalist's Aspect
Conceited Aspect
Storm Swell Aspect
Aspect of Retribution
Accelerating Aspect
Aspect of Control
Aspect of the Unbroken Tether
1. Vulnerable Damage
2. Resource Generation
3. Critical Strike Damage
4. Critical Strike Chance
5. Lightning Critical Strike Damage
6. Maximum Life
7. Maximum Mana
8. Damage to Close Enemies
9. Damage to Crowd Controlled
10. Damage to Stunned Enemies
11. Lightning Damage

Hardcore Adjustments

Hardcore requires you to prioritize defensive stats and gameplay. Here are some tips to successfully navigate this build through potentially dangerous situations:

  • Prioritize Total Armor, Life, and a mix of all Damage Reduction stats on all of the Chain Lightning Sorcerer's gear.
  • Consider using Flame Shield Enchantment instead of Teleport Enchantment for its "cheat death" mechanic. It can save your life!
  • Imprint Mage-Lord's Aspect into your Helmet and Aspect of Disobedience into your Amulet for maximum survivability. This will require sacrificing Conceited Aspect in favor of maintaining Aspect of the Unbroken Tether.
  • Take Skill Points out of Glass Cannon. This will massively increase your tankiness. Additionally, do not use Amulets with ranks to Glass Cannon.
  • In the Paragon Boards, select additional Life Nodes in Rare clusters whenever possible.
  • Only farm Nightmare Dungeons with monsters that are about your character level until you achieve high defensive capabilities and become comfortable with farming endgame content.

Check out our dedicated in-depth guide to learn more survival tricks in Hardcore.

Level 100 Endgame Variants

You can optimize the Chain Lightning Sorcerer further for certain endgame activities, such as Speedfarming, Nightmare Dungeon Pushing, etc. Let's take a look at the changes you need to make to achieve the best results in them.

T100 NM Dungeon Push

The Speedfarming setup often makes you more efficient in farming the Open World, Helltides, Tree of Whispers, regular Dungeons, and Nightmare Dungeons below Tier 50.


Aspect of the Bounding Conduit on your Boots and Movement Speed on your Amulet both improve your mobility for Speedfarming scenarios. Glass Cannon Ranks on your Amulet maximizes your fast damage output, while not significantly increasing your risk of death against generally weaker monsters.

Speedfarming Gear

There are no changes to the Skill Tree, Enchantment Slots, Gameplay, or Paragon Board and Glyphs from the Standard Endgame Build.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Once a guide is released, many players have questions on why and how we are approaching certain choices. In this section you can find the answers to the questions that have been asked the most.

Why no Crackling Energy?

Focusing on Crackling Energy requires a completely different build approach that prioritizes it on Skills, Paragon, and Gear.

Why Focus on the Critical Strike Chance and Damage stats?

Critically Strike is the main source of Chain Lightning's power. Elementalist's Aspect is essential in this respect. Critical Strike Chance is also key to this build's defensive power with the Elemental Attunement and Electrocution Passives.

Why no Ball Lightning?

That is an entirely different build approach. See here.

Video Guide

Endgame Chain Lightning Sorcerer Video Guide

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  • The Chain Lightning Sorcerer heavily relies on Crowd Control for both its damage output and defensive capabilities. This includes multiple sources of Stun, Frozen, and Immobilize. Teleport Enchantment with Raiment of the Infinite is Stun on demand!
  • Make sure to maintain your Mana! Find gear with Mana Generation/Mana Cost Reduction/Maximum Mana stats and take advantage of Recharging Aspect and Paragon.
  • Raiment of the Infinite really makes this build come online, providing so many incredible damage stats.
  • Unstable Currents massively increases your damage output. It is just one of many reasons why you want to get as much Cooldown Reduction as possible on your gear.
  • This Chain Lightning Sorcerer is a highly mobile destroyer that puts on a beautiful light show! What more can you want?


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Reviewed by Northwar

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