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Sorcerer

Diablo 4 Sorcerer BuildArc Lash - Slasher Ancient Flame

S-tier
Season 3
Easy to Play
Speed Farm
Arc Lash - Slasher Ancient FlameSorcerer build
Skills and Gear
Skill Tree
Paragon Board

Assigned skills

Primary
Secondary

Enchantments

Equipment

HelmHarlequin Crest
Chest ArmorRaiment of the Infinite
GlovesPaingorger's Gauntlets
PantsAspect of Disobedience
BootsEsu's Heirloom
AmuletAspect of the Moonrise
Ring 1Tal Rasha's Iridescent Loop
Ring 2Aspect of Ancient Flame
WeaponRapid Aspect
OffhandStorm Swell Aspect

Gems

WeaponTopaz
ArmorRuby
JewelrySkull

Seneschal Construct

Tempestranged
Arcing Support
Breaking Support
Evernight
Flash of Adrenalineutility
Duration Support
Tactical Support
Genesis

Skills

Basic

Arc Lash
5
Enhanced Arc Lash
Glinting Arc Lash
Fire Bolt
1

Core

Chain Lightning
1
Enhanced Chain Lightning
Destructive Chain Lightning
Charged Bolts
1
Enhanced Charged Bolts
Destructive Charged Bolts

Defensive

Flame Shield
1
Enhanced Flame Shield
Shimmering Flame Shield
Teleport
4
Enhanced Teleport
Shimmering Teleport
Elemental Attunement
1
Glass Cannon
3

Conjuration

Ice Blades
1
Enhanced Ice Blades
Summoned Ice Blades
Lightning Spear
1
Enhanced Lightning Spear
Invoked Lightning Spear
Align the Elements
1
Protection
3
Conjuration Mastery
3

Mastery

Ball Lightning
1
Enhanced Ball Lightning
Wizard's Ball Lightning
Inner Flames
1
Devouring Blaze
3
Static Discharge
3

Ultimate

Unstable Currents
1
Prime Unstable Currents
Supreme Unstable Currents
Coursing Currents
1
Electrocution
3

Passive

Esu's Ferocity
1
2
Fire Bolt
3
Arc Lash
4
Arc Lash
5
Arc Lash
6
Arc Lash
7
Arc Lash
8
Enhanced Arc Lash
9
Glinting Arc Lash
10
Charged Bolts
11
Enhanced Charged Bolts
12
Destructive Charged Bolts
13
Flame Shield
14
Enhanced Flame Shield
15
Shimmering Flame Shield
16
Teleport
17
Teleport
18
Teleport
19
Teleport
20
Enhanced Teleport
21
Shimmering Teleport
22
Glass Cannon
23
Glass Cannon
24
Glass Cannon
25
Elemental Attunement
26
Ice Blades
27
Enhanced Ice Blades
28
Summoned Ice Blades
29
Lightning Spear
30
Enhanced Lightning Spear
31
Invoked Lightning Spear
32
Conjuration Mastery
33
Conjuration Mastery
34
Conjuration Mastery
35
Align the Elements
36
Protection
37
Protection
38
Protection
39
Inner Flames
40
Devouring Blaze
41
Devouring Blaze
42
Devouring Blaze
43
Ball Lightning
44
Enhanced Ball Lightning
45
Wizard's Ball Lightning
46
Unstable Currents
47
Prime Unstable Currents
48
Supreme Unstable Currents
49
Esu's Ferocity
50
Coursing Currents
51
Electrocution
52
Electrocution
53
Electrocution
54
Static Discharge
55
Static Discharge
56
Static Discharge
57
Chain Lightning
58
Enhanced Chain Lightning
59
Destructive Chain Lightning

Build Details

How It Works
Summary

Arc lash is a simpler Sorcerer build. It's typically overshadowed by flashier mana spender builds. Paingorger's really brings this thing to life, allowing our basic skill damage to echo to anything touched by any direct damage via the firebolt enchantment.

This build is made to allow for seamless transitions between Flickersteps and Esu's Boots depending on the content. Experiment with Rapid Vs Conceited. IDK what is better.

Shoutout to Radelon for all the help bouncing ideas back and forth!

Variants coming soon stay tuned. I'll wrangle all the different ways to play it in one link!

Mobbing: S tier Bossing: A tier (when fully kitted)

• Can solo Duriel and Lillith rather quickly, not meant for 4 man Duriel Solo

Gauntlet Flickerstep Version

This build is replacing the initial iteration Arc Lash Slasher

Paingorger's gauntlets are the crux of this build. It allows non-basic skills to apply a mark, and then arc lash to hit marked enemies to echo a large damage burst to everyone marked. We stack various forms of damage such burning, vulnerable, basic skill, and lightning damage that the echo can utilize, as the echo cannot critically strike.

We can apply the mark through literally any attack in the build thanks to firebolt enchant. Even arc lash itself will apply the mark on the first hit and have it echo the second.

We utilize the Rapid Aspect in combination with Ancient flame to shoot our attack speed through the roof to rapidly damage through echoes.

In-Depth Explanation

Leveling + Acquiring Uniques

Arc Lash is one of Sorcerer's best leveling builds. Simply put 5 ranks into arc lash, slot 4 defensive skills, firebolt and fireball enchantment, and then whatever mana spender you want to use such as Chain Lightning and go to town. Try to get paingorgers asap, but distilled fear can be hard to acquire early.

Get Raiment and Esu's and Tal Rasha from Varshaan

Get Shako from Duriel with a lot of luck. Flickersteps are a common drop

Get Paingorgers from Beast in the Ice with distilled fear from NM dungeons

Gameplay Loop
  1. Lightning spear before engages to mark enemies
  2. Bop around Raiment stunning packs of enemies
  3. Arc Lash them to death
  4. Flame shield for dicey engages or to disengage
  5. Unstable Currents Large packs and save for boss burns
  6. Ice Blade for barrier
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