Frozen Orb Sorcerer Endgame Guide

Last Updated: September 4th 2023

Season 1 - Malignant

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Frozen Orb has deep roots in the Diablo franchise. First making a spectacular appearance in Diablo 2, this devastating AoE attack takes no prisoners. The Frozen Orb Sorcerer uses Frozen Orb, Ice Shards, and Inferno to decimate her foes from afar.

Runnin', Gunnin', and Teleportin', this Sorcerer melts open world Events and Helltides with ease. It is additionally a decent, safe Nightmare Dungeon pusher. Both Frozen Orb and Frost Nova apply Vulnerable for a never-ending pain train. Frozen Orb comfortably shatters dense monster packs, Ice Shards shreds single targets like bosses, and Inferno pulls enemies and provides a nice damage boost.

One of the best features of this build is that it does not absolutely require any Unique items to function well in the endgame! Feel free to play it from the beginning if you so choose. Aspect of Frozen Orbit is also especially easy to acquire in Season 1 since it is a Codex of Power reward from Chapter 2 of the Season Journey. There are several possible sources of Mana generation and ways to customize the build in general for pursuits such as Hardcore mode. No matter the approach, this icy witch will freeze over hell!

Frozen Orb Sorcerer Endgame Gear


Ice Armor

Frost Nova


Ice Shards

Frozen Orb

Frozen Orb

Fire Bolt

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

Safe Playstyle ✔
2 Types of Damage ✔

Lots of Crowd Control
Farms Density With Ease

❌ Weak Boss Killer
❌ Resource Guzzler
❌ Cooldown Dependent
❌ Slow Dungeon Pusher

Endgame Frozen Orb Sorcerer ~T100 Nightmare Dungeon Clear

Season 1 - The Malignant

Players on the Eternal Realm should ignore this section of the guide. This build is designed to work without Caged Hearts, though it can be enhanced by them.

Diablo 4 Season 1 introduces a new questline to hunt Malignant Monsters across Sanctuary. Defeating them drops Caged Hearts that are placed in Jewelry infested sockets to gain build-altering powers. Check out the full Season 1 The Malignant guide from Chewingnom to learn more!

  • There are 32 Caged Hearts divided into 4 different colors, 1 color for each type:
    • Vicious: Orange, Offensive Power
    • Brutal: Blue, Defensive Power
    • Devious: Pink, Utility Power
    • Wrathful: Black, Super
  • The first 3 must be socketed into their respective infested socket color, while the 4th can be placed into any infested socket.
  • Once socketed, they cannot be removed. Instead they can be broken down into Invokers to target farm the Caged Hearts you want inside Malignant Tunnels.
  • Higher powered Caged Hearts drop at higher levels.

With this in mind, let's look at the top 3 best Caged Hearts (and alternatives) for this build:

Best-in-Slot Caged Hearts

  1. Caged Heart of The Barber - Given that this build thrives off of Critical Strikes, this Heart enormously amplifies your damage.
    Note: One drawback of this Heart is that it reduces Avalanche and Frigid Breeze Lucky Hit procs, which adversely affects your Mana sustain.
  2. Caged Heart of the Dark Dance - Provides a solid damage boost at a small expense of survivability. Helps with Mana sustain as well.
  3. Caged Heart of Revenge - Incredibly effective Defensive Heart for any close-quarters combat Sorcerer.

Alternative Caged Hearts

  • Caged Heart of Omnipower - This provides an insane AoE Damage boost with a single Frozen Orb if you stack as much Maximum Mana as possible throughout the build. Along with Aspect of the Umbral, is it devastating against monster density. However, it is utterly ineffective against bosses and makes them near impossible to kill...
  • Caged Heart of Tempting Fate - This build reaches a very high Critical Strike Chance, making this a solid damage boosting option.
  • Caged Heart of Tal'Rasha - Since you deal damage with 2 elements on this build, this is a very strong Heart. Additionally, Teleport allows you to get a 3rd damage type stack if you hit a target with it in the start of a run.

Skill Tree

Active Skills

  • Frozen Orb is your primary damage source. Use this for big AoE damage against monster density and to apply Vulnerable to targets.
  • Ice Shards is your source of single target damage. Use this against tanky Elites and bosses.
  • Inferno provides a large amount of instantaneous burst damage.
  • Teleport makes you Unstoppable and is your main source of mobility.
  • Frost Nova makes enemies Frozen and is one of your sources of Vulnerable.
  • Ice Armor provides you with a reliable Barrier.
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 Frost Skills. This enables you to use the Devouring Blaze Passive, massively increasing your Critical Strike Damage. It also allows you to take advantage of all of the "Burning Enemies" bonuses on the Burning Instinct Paragon Board and the Flamefeeder Glyph.
  • Avalanche greatly improves the damage and Mana management of a Frost Skill-based Sorcerer. Free Skill casts and massive damage spikes is a great deal!
  • Glass Cannon and Elemental Dominance both significantly increase your damage.
  • Precision Magic works with Elemental Attunement, Frigid Breeze, and Avalanche to improve your damage, resource management, and Defensive Skill uptime.
  • Protection and Mana Shield are your best defensive Passives.
  • Icy Touch, Hoarfrost, and Permafrost all greatly contribute to a Frozen Orb Sorcerer's damage output.
Endgame Frozen Orb Sorcerer Skill Use Demo

Enchantment Slots

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

  • Frozen Orb Enchantment greatly increases your DPS. More Orbs = More Damage.
  • Fire Bolt Enchantment is a lot less flashy but still very useful. It lets you use various stats such as Damage to Burning Enemies or Damage Reduction from Burning Enemies, as well as Devouring Blaze passive for a big damage boost.

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

You can also choose to substitute Flamefeeder for Exploit or Unleash for Tactician if already have all of your Glyphs leveled.

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 Frozen Orb Sorcerer generally maintains a healthy distance from encroaching monsters while assaulting them from afar. Cast Teleport, Frost Nova, and Ice Armor in response to monsters that get too close.

Skill Usage

  • Teleport provides several functions on this build. Use it for mobility, to escape with its Unstoppable, to restore Mana using Prodigy’s Aspect, to put distance between you and the monsters, or to blink into the center of monster packs to CC and apply Vulnerable to enemies with Frost Nova.
  • Spam continuous casts of Ice Shards against single targets such as isolated Elites and Bosses. An occasional intermittent Frozen Orb can be used to apply Vulnerable more consistently. Refer to the Resource Management section directly below for how to manage your Mana.
  • Spam continuous casts of Frozen Orb from afar against monster density. Try to position your character so that the Frozen Orb explosions detonate on top of the highest HP monsters; distance between your character and the target monster(s) is key here. Frozen Orb Enchantment explodes directly on top of monsters, ignoring distance. Enemies are made Frozen after about 2-3 casts. Refer to the Resource Management section directly below for how to manage your Mana.
  • Initiate with Inferno when engaging multiple Elites or a Boss. Use it as much as possible when off Cooldown.
  • Use Ice Armor as necessary for its reliable Barrier or to restore Mana using Prodigy’s Aspect. Combined with Snowveiled Aspect this also becomes a 2nd source of Unstoppable, and can provide an easy means of escape.
  • Frost Nova can either be used defensively or offensively. It can be used to stop monsters in their tracks or to set them up for easy kills with 4-6 second Vulnerable.
  • Consistently use your cooldown skills to maintain an active Barrier with Protection.
  • Use Evade to maintain a healthy distance between your character and encroaching monsters.

Resource Management

Both Frozen Orb and Ice Shards spend Mana on the Frozen Orb Sorcerer. Take advantage of these Mana generators to maintain near 100% uptime on these Skills:

Prodigy's Aspect

Prodigy’s Aspect restores 15-25 Mana every time you use a cooldown, and you can use your cooldowns purely for the sake of restoring Mana (such as when facing a boss). This is a great way to restore your Mana since most of your Skills have a cooldown, and the fact that Prodigy’s Aspect can be easily imprinted from the Codex of Power.

Aspect of the Umbral

Aspect of the Umbral synergizes insanely well with Frozen Orb given the constant Chill and subsequent Freeze it provides. If all else fails, this Aspect will maintain a healthy Mana pool on this build.
Note: This Aspect is completely ineffective against bosses, since they cannot be CC'd.


The Avalanche Key Passive regularly grants you free Skill casts. Along with high Lucky Hit Chance and Aspect of Frozen Memories, it is highly effective for maintaining your Mana pool.

Frigid Breeze

The Frigid Breeze Passive along with a high Lucky Hit Chance stat on gear is highly effective for maintaining a healthy Mana pool. Make sure to max out this Passive!

Stats on Gear

Finding and equipping gear with certain stats is a reliable way to solve your "not enough Mana" issues. There are 6 different stats that accomplish this:

  • Cooldown Reduction (rolls on Helmet, Amulet, Focus)
    The most important stat for most Sorcerer Builds, It is also technically a Mana stat as long as you use Prodigy’s Aspect. Get Cooldown Reduction on all 3 possible gear pieces if you can.
  • Lucky Hit Chance (rolls on Gloves, Wands, Focus, and Rings)
    Given that both Avalanche and Frigid Breeze are Lucky Hit rolls, increased Lucky Hit Chance is important for maintaining your Mana.
  • 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.
  • 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 for resource management. You only want one of these stats on your gear if you can get it.

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 Frozen Orb 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:
    • Edgemaster’s Aspect in Oldstones (Scosglen): Provides a solid, consistent damage increase.
    • Storm Swell Aspect in Onyx Hold (Dry Steppes): Provides a solid damage increase since you almost always have Barrier and apply Vulnerable.
    • Elementalist's Aspect in Pallid Delve (Dry Steppes): Best option for maximizing your Critical Strike Chance, and thus damage, before acquiring Esu's Heirloom.
    • Prodigy’s Aspect in Witchwater (Hawezar): Reliable source of Mana sustain given how many of your Skills have cooldowns.
    • Aspect of the Umbral Champion's Demise (Dry Steppes): Insanely reliable Mana generator given that you constantly CC enemies with Frozen Orb and Frost Nova.
    • Aspect of the Expectant in Underroot (Scosglen): Early-game Offensive Aspect while you are still using Frost Bolt.
    • Aspect of Might in Dark Ravine (Dry Steppes): Strong early-game defensive option while you are still using Frost Bolt.
    • Aspect of Efficiency Domhainne Tunnels (Scosglen): Solid early-game Mana management solution while you are still using Frost Bolt.
    • Aspect of Control in Sunken Library (Kehjistan): A possible option for increased damage, especially if you plan on often using Frost Nova offensively along with Frostblitz Aspect.
    • Ghostwalker Aspect Broken Bulwark (Scosglen): Solid option on Boots that grants life-saving mobility in tough situations.
  2. Find the following Legendary Aspects by farming in Dungeons, Nightmare Dungeons, Helltides, through the Tree of Whispers, or gambling with Obols:
    • Aspect of Frozen Orbit: Currently available as a Codex of Power reward in Chapter 2 of the Season Journey. Essential to maximizing the overall effectiveness of Frozen Orb.
    • Conceited Aspect: Provides an effective damage increase on a build that always has Barrier.
    • Everliving Aspect: Massively improves the survivability of a build that consistently CC's enemies and applies Vulnerable.
    • Aspect of Frozen Memories: Doubles the impact of Avalanche for damage and Mana sustain.
    • Aspect of Fortune: Increases your Lucky Hit Chance which is key to your damage and Mana sustain with Avalanche and Frigid Breeze. With a near 100% Barrier uptime, this is highly effective.
    • Frostblitz Aspect: Ensures near 100% uptime on Frozen and Vulnerable with 2 Frost Nova charges.
  3. Find the following Unique item by farming in Dungeons, Nightmare Dungeons, Helltides, and through the Tree of Whispers:
    • Esu's Heirloom: Allows you to leverage your Movement Speed for high Critical Strike Chance. This enables swapping Elementalist's Aspect for additional damage such as from Edgemaster’s Aspect.

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:

  • Edgemaster’s Aspect (Weapon)
  • Storm Swell Aspect (Focus)
  • Aspect of Disobedience (Helmet)
  • Snowveiled Aspect(Body Armor)
  • Aspect of Frozen Orbit (Seasonal)/Aspect of the Expectant (Non-Seasonal) (Gloves)
  • Aspect of Might (Pants)
  • Ghostwalker Aspect (Boots)
  • Elementalist's Aspect (Amulet)
  • Prodigy’s 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 rough until acquiring higher Mana-related stats and better Mana generation solutions (see Resource Management above). To account for this, use Glinting Frost Bolt instead of Ice Shards on your Skill Bar. This requires temporarily relocating Skill Points from Ice Shards and its Passives to Frost Bolt, its Passives, and other Defensive Skills such as Mana Shield, Protection, Icy Veil, and Elemental Attunement.

Initiate with and repeatedly use Frost Bolt in-between casts of Frozen Orb for maximum Mana generation. Keep in mind that this setup will struggle more with bosses than the Standard endgame version.

Starter Skill Tree

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

Build Scaling & Stat Priorities

In this section you can find the answers to all the 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 Frozen Orb Sorcerer in the endgame.

  • Critical Strike Chance: Stacking x% Critical Strike Chance and xx% Critical Strike Damage is key to dealing massive amounts of damage on this build.
  • Vulnerable Damage: You get your Vulnerable procs from Frozen Orb or Frost Nova. xx% Vulnerable Damage greatly scales up this build's damage.
  • Core Skill Damage: Since the major sources of DPS on this build are the Core Skills Frozen Orb and Ice Shards, this is a great stat found on Weapons to scale your damage.
  • Damage to Burning Enemies: This greatly build benefits from this stat in using Fire Bolt Enchantment. Specifically, it enables you to use the Devouring Blaze Passive, massively increasing your Critical Strike Damage. It also allows you to take advantage of all of the "Burning Enemies" bonuses on the Burning Instinct Paragon Board and the Flamefeeder Glyph
  • Crowd Control Damage: Since you consistently Chill enemies and make them Frozen on this build, you naturally benefit from the xx% Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies stat.
  • Distant Enemies: This build primarily assaults enemies from afar, maintaining a healthy distance. As a result, this stat will increase your DPS.
  • Attack Speed: This is a straight DPS increase. Increases the number of Frozen Orbs and Ice Shards you can put out.
  • + to Skills: Ranks of Frozen Orb, Ice Shards, Icy Touch, Hoarfrost, and Elemental Dominance scale the damage on this build incredibly well.
  • Cold Damage: x% Cold Damage and x% Frost Skill Damage are solid damage stats on this build.
  • All Stats: This stat helps you reach important Paragon Node thresholds.
  • Intelligence: This stat increases your damage!

Stat Priorities & Gear Options

There are many stats and status effects that generate on gear, but many are not important for the Frozen Orb 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 Skull

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:
Edgemaster’s Aspect
Aspect of Frozen Orbit
Storm Swell Aspect
Conceited Aspect
Aspect of Frozen Memories
Elementalist's Aspect
Weapon Type: Wand
(Implicit: Lucky Hit Chance)
1. All Stats
2. Critical Strike Damage
3. Vulnerable Damage
4. Core Skill Damage
5. Intelligence
6. Damage to Burning Enemies
7. Damage to Crowd Controlled
8. Damage to Distant Enemies
Off-HandOne of:
Aspect of Frozen Memories
Edgemaster’s Aspect
Conceited Aspect
Aspect of Frozen Orbit
Storm Swell Aspect
Elementalist's Aspect
1. Cooldown Reduction
2. Critical Strike Chance
3. Damage Reduction from
Enemies That Are Burning
4. Resource Generation
5. Lucky Hit Chance
6. Mana Cost Reduction
7. Intelligence
HelmOne of:
Aspect of Disobedience
Everliving Aspect
Snowveiled Aspect
Frostblitz Aspect
Aspect of the Protector
1. Cooldown Reduction
2. % Total Armor
3. Maximum Life
4. Lucky Hit Chance while you
have a Barrier
5. Maximum Mana
6. All Stats
7. Intelligence
8. Crowd Control Duration
ChestOne of:
Snowveiled Aspect
Aspect of Disobedience
Everliving Aspect
Frostblitz Aspect
Aspect of Fortune
Aspect of the Protector
1. % Total Armor
2. Damage Reduction
3. Maximum Life
4. Cold Damage
5. Damage Reduction from Enemies
that are Burning
6. Damage Reduction from Distant
7. Frost Skill Damage
GlovesOne of:
Conceited Aspect
Aspect of Frozen Memories
Edgemaster’s Aspect
Storm Swell Aspect
Elementalist's Aspect
1. Ranks of Frozen Orb
2. Ranks of Ice Shards
3. Critical Strike Chance
4. Attack Speed
5. Lucky Hit Chance
6. All Stats
7. Intelligence
PantsOne of:
Everliving Aspect
Aspect of Disobedience
Snowveiled Aspect
Frostblitz Aspect
Aspect of the Protector
Implicit: Potion Grants Barrier
1. % Total Armor
2. Damage Reduction from Distant
3. Maximum Life
4. Damage Reduction from Enemies
That Are Burning
5. Damage Reduction
6. Damage Reduction from Close
7. Dodge Chance
8. Intelligence
BootsOne of:
Esu's Heirloom
Aspect of Fortune
Ghostwalker Aspect
Implicit: Evade Grants +xx%
Movement Speed for 1 Second
1. Movement Speed
2. Movement Speed After Killing
an Elite
3. Critical Strike Chance
4. Mana Cost Reduction
5. Ranks of Teleport
6. Ranks of Frost Nova
7. Dodge Chance
8. All Stats
9. Intelligence
AmuletOne of:
Aspect of Frozen Orbit
Elementalist's Aspect
Aspect of Disobedience
1. Cooldown Reduction
2. Ranks of the Icy Touch Passive*
3. Ranks of the Hoarfrost Passive*
4. Ranks of the Permafrost Passive*
5. Ranks of the Glass Cannon
6. Mana Cost Reduction
7. Movement Speed
8. Ranks of All Defensive Skills
9. Ranks of Elemental Dominance*
10. Total Armor
11. Frost Skill Damage
12. Damage Reduction
13. Damage Reduction from
Distant Enemies
* These stats cannot appear
on the same item together
Ring 1One of:
Aspect of Frozen Memories
Edgemaster’s Aspect
Aspect of Frozen Orbit
Conceited Aspect
Storm Swell Aspect
Elementalist's Aspect
Aspect of the Umbral
1. Critical Strike Damage
2. Vulnerable Damage
3. Critical Strike Chance
4. Maximum Life
5. Resource Generation
6. Lucky Hit Chance
7. Maximum Mana
8. Damage to Crowd Controlled
Ring 2Prodigy’s Aspect1. Critical Strike Damage
2. Vulnerable Damage
3. Critical Strike Chance
4. Resource Generation
5. Maximum Life
6. Lucky Hit Chance
7. Maximum Mana
8. Damage to Crowd Controlled

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, a mix of all Damage Reduction stats, and Barrier generation on all of the Frozen Orb Sorcerer's gear.
  • Consider using Flame Shield Enchantment instead of Frozen Orb Enchantment for its "cheat death" mechanic. It can save your life! This will require at least 1 Skill Point into Flame Shield, which can be pulled from any offensive Passive.
  • Consider putting Skill Points into Deep Freeze and its Passives, and using it on your Skill Bar instead of Inferno for even more survivability from a reliable source of Immune and CC.
  • Consider putting Aspect of Disobedience on your Amulet and using Aspect of the Protector or Protecting Aspect on your Helmet.
  • Take Skill Points out of Glass Cannon and put them into Mana Shield and Protection. This will massively increase your tankiness. Additionally, do not use Amulets with ranks to Glass Cannon.
  • Allocate Skill Points into Icy Veil for even more reliable Barrier uptime. These can be taken from Elemental Dominance.
  • 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 have near optimal gear.

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

Level 100 Endgame Variants

You can optimize the Frozen Orb 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

This build is efficient in farming the Open World, Helltides, Tree of Whispers, regular Dungeons, and Nightmare Dungeons up to Tier 50.


In prioritizing speed, it is essential to maintain a constant Mana generation. Accomplish this with the following Legendary Aspect changes to the Standard Build:

  • Replace Storm Swell Aspect with Aspect of the Umbral.
  • Swap Edgemaster’s Aspect for Storm Swell Aspect.
  • Swap Everliving Aspect for Frostblitz Aspect.
Speedfarming Gear

There are no changes to Skills, Paragon Boards, or Enchantment Slots on this setup.

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 Ice Shards on a Frozen Orb Build?

Frozen Orb is pretty terrible against single targets. Ice Shards performs much better versus single targets such as bosses and Elites.

Can I Target My Frozen Orb Wherever I Want?

The short answer is no. It will always explode at a set distance from your character. This makes your positioning especially important. Make sure to detonate the orbs directly on top of your target(s) if you can.

Can you proc Frozen Orb Enchantment using Conjuration Spells?

Yes, but this requires an entirely different build approach.

Video Guide

Endgame Frozen Orb Sorcerer Video Guide By DarkHumility

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  • The Frozen Orb Sorcerer attacks from a distance with a combination of maxed out Frozen Orb (monster density), and Ice Shards (single target).
  • Maintain your Mana! Find gear with the Maximum Mana, Resource Generation, Lucky Hit Chance, and Mana Cost Reduction stats, and take advantage of Prodigy’s Aspect, Frigid Breeze, and the Avalanche Key Passive.
  • Cooldown Reduction is key for maximizing uptime on your Defensive Skills Teleport, Ice Armor, and Frost Nova. It also maximizes uptime on Inferno for extra burst damage against packs of Elites.
  • Having Barrier up at all times is essential to your success when pushing the hardest content in the game. Protection and the Icefall Legendary Node are instrumental here. Not only are they essential for defense, but also for offense along with Conceited Aspect and Storm Swell Aspect.
  • The Frozen Orb Sorcerer is a highly versatile density destroyer, bringing a solid amount of damage and survivability to the table! It is capable of completing the hardest content in the game! Crush it with this iconic Skill!


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