Best Sorcerer Build for AOZ in Diablo 4

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Focusing your magic and manipulating the thunder will save your life. Here is the best Sorcerer build for the Abattoir of Zir event in Diablo 4.

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Diablo 4: Best Sorcerer Build for Abattoir of Zir

Abattoir of Zir is here to challenge the most powerful players in the game. And that is not a made-up phrase, it is only fitted for the top players who have pretty much beaten everything else. It is the endgame of the endgame, and things only ought to get even more difficult when more content drops in Diablo 4.

Out of all the best builds and classes in the game, there is one Sorcerer build that stands above the others and is capable of shining and sustaining the amount of pressure Abattoir of Zir exerts on players: The Ball Lightning Sorcerer build.

The Ball Lightning Sorcerer build for Abattoir of Zir, just as the many other builds, is a combination of strong damage output, skills, passives, and armor that will help reduce and dissipate incoming damage. As the name indicates, this build will rely on you becoming a Ball of Lightning by using — you guessed it — Ball Lightning while also using skills such as Flame Shield and Ice Armor to protect yourself.

Since you will be required to have a level 100 character, Uber Uniques, while not mandatory, will help out your cause. The Harlequin Crest, Tibault’s Will, and Tal Rasha’s Iridescent Loop are great choices for this Sorcerer build, so you better farm some Duriel drops.

Diablo 4 Lord Zir Loot Table
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Ball Lightning Sorcerer AoZ Build: Skill Bar

  • Ice Blades: Conjure a pair of ice blades for 6.0 seconds that rapidly slash enemies for 22% damage and have a 40% chance to make them Vulnerable for 2 seconds.
  • Ice Armor: A Barrier of ice forms around you for 6 seconds, absorbing 30% of your Base Life (497) in damage. While Ice Armor is active, 5% of your damage dealt is added to its Barrier.
  • Flame Shield: Engulf yourself in flames for 2 seconds, Burning surrounding enemies for 40% damage per second. While Flame Shield is active, you are Immune.
  • Teleport: Transform into lightning, becoming Unstoppable and surging to the target location, dealing 25% damage around you upon arrival.
  • Ball Lightning: Discharge a ball of lightning that slowly moves forward, continually zapping enemies for 60% damage.
  • Unstable Currents: Lightning surges within you for 10 seconds. Whenever you cast a Shock Skill, a random Core, Conjuration, or Mastery Shock Skill is also cast.
  • Chain Lightning: Unleash a stream of lightning that deals 36% damage and chains between Nearby enemies and you up to 5 times, prioritizing enemies.
  • Frozen Orb: Unleash an orb that Chills for 34% and expels piercing shards, dealing a total of 36% damage. Upon expiration, Frozen Orb explodes, dealing 34% damage and Chilling enemies for 8.7%.

Ball Lightning Sorcerer AoZ Build: Skill Point allocation

ClusterSkills
Basic SkillsFire Bolt Level 2
Core SkillsFrozen Orb Level 1
Potent Warding Level 3
Chain Lightning Level 1
Devastation Level 1
Elemental Dominance Level 3
Defensive SkillsFlame Shield Level 1
Enhanced Flame Shield
Shimmering Flame Shield
Teleport Level 3
Enhanced Teleport
Shimmering Teleport
Glass Cannon Level 3
Ice Armor Level 1
Enhanced Ice Armor
Mystical Ice Armor
Elemental Attunement Level 1
Conjuration SkillsIce Blades Level 1
Enhanced Ice Blades
Summoned Ice Blades
Precision Magic Level 3
Align the Elements Level 1
Mana Shield Level 3
Protection Level 3
Mastery SkillsBall Lightning Level 5
Enhanced Ball Lightning
Wizard’s Ball Lightning
Static Discharge Level 1
Invigorating Conduit Level 3
Ultimate SkillsUnstable Level 1
Prime Unstable Currents
Supreme Unstable Currents
Coursing Currents Level 1
Electrocution Level 3
Key PassivesVyr’s Mastery

Ball Lightning Sorcerer AoZ Build: Paragon Board Classes and Glyphs

Paragon Board NumberClass BoardGlyphGlyph Description
1Start BoardAdeptRadius Size: 3
– Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
– For every 5 Intelligence within range, Mastery Skills gain +2.0% increased damage.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
– Mastery Skills have 20% increased area.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
– +40 Intelligence
2Static SurgeTerritorialRadius Size: 3
– Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
– For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal +2.0% increased damage to Close targets.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
– You gain 15% Damage Reduction against Close enemies.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
– +25 Dexterity
3Frigid FateReinforcedRadius Size: 3
– Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
– Grants +25.0% bonus to all Rare nodes within range.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
– You gain 15% Damage Reduction while you have an active Barrier.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
– +25 Willpower
4Ceaseless ConduitControlRadius Size: 3
– Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
– For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal +3.0% increased damage to Crowd Controlled targets.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
– You deal 10%[x] increased damage to Slowed or Chilled enemies or, instead, 20%[x] increased damage to Stunned or Frozen enemies.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
– +25 Dexterity
5Enchantment MasterChargedRadius Size: 3
– Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
– For every 5 Intelligence purchased within range, Crackling Energy deals +2.64% increased damage.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
– Picking up Crackling Energy grants you 5%[x] increased damage for 5 seconds, up to 15%[x].
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
– +40 Intelligence
6Burning InstinctExploitRadius Size: 3
– Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
– For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal +2.0% increased damage to Vulnerable targets.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
– Dealing damage to a Vulnerable enemy increases your damage by 1%[x] for 6 seconds, up to 10%[x].
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
– +25 Dexterity
7Searing HeatDestructionRadius Size: 3
– Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
– For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal +4.0% increased Critical Strike Damage.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
– Critical Strikes increase all damage the enemy takes from you by 2%[x] for 10 seconds, up to 12%[x].
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
– +25 Dexterity

Ball Lightning Sorcerer AoZ Build: Vampiric Powers

Vampiric PowerDescription
MetamorphosisWhen you Evade you turn into a cloud of bats, becoming Unstoppable for 4.0 seconds. Enemies along your path take 160 – 240 [160%] Physical damage and are inflicted with Vampiric Curse.
Prey on the WeakYou deal 16.0%[x] increased damage to Vulnerable enemies. Enemies are Vulnerable while affected by a Vampiric Curse from your other Vampiric Powers.
AnticipationYour Ultimate Skills gain 20.0% Cooldown Reduction. Your Ultimate Skills deal 12.0%[x] increased damage for each nearby enemy affected by your Damage Over Time effects.
InfectionHitting enemies with direct damage infects them with Pox. Inflicting Pox 8 times on an enemy expunges their infection, dealing 70 – 105 [70%] Poison damage.
RavenousUp to a 20.0% chance to increase your Attack Speed by 40.0% of your Total Movement Speed for 6 seconds.

Related: Best Druid Build for AOZ in Diablo 4

Be sure to deal as much lightning damage and continue to deal chaos around your character by using this Sorcerer build in Diablo 4. Just remember to mitigate the incoming damage as much as possible since the Abattoir of Zir will not forgive any mistakes.

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