Not an expert at all, but FWIW Im currently building a FO/Nova sorc. Remember you can drag Healing Potions onto the portrait, or shift + 1/2/3/4 to directly feed them a Healing Potion from your Belt. Hydra lasts for 10 Seconds and you can have up to 6 at a time.Frozen Orb* is your secondary Damage Skill in the Frozen Orb hybrid variant. Here you can find Mana Cost, Cold Damage, Cold Length Per Level Stats, and Synergy Bonus from Blizzard, Frozen Orb, Ice Bolt Skills. Continuously cast, You can use ESC to open the menu in single player to pause the game after a, In the Nightmare and Hell difficulty you can't reduce a monsters', In Normal difficulty you can bring a monster down to "1. The Hydra-Hybrid adds a source of Fire Damage to deal with monsters Immune to Lightning. It has no synergies yet; but 2.4 will introduce Static Field synergy so I can dump the rest of my skill points into max Nova + LM. We consider Ice as one of the Best Runewords to use with the Frost Nova Skill. Energy ShieldMax out the following Skills in this order:1. Allocate enough Stat Points into Strength to equip your gear and Dexterity to maintain 75% Chance to Block. JavaScript is disabled. Your Mercenary serves an incredibly important role to the overall success of your build. It applies Knockback to non-Boss mobs and keeps them stunned. Instantly moves to a destination within your line of sight. Telekinesis also reduces the Mana consumed from energy shield with each Skill Point.Frozen Armor* protects your Character with an icy armor that freezes enemies who use melee attacks on you. Lightning Mastery3. Use The Stone of Jordan and a Rare Ring and Rare Boots to over-cap your Resistances. Increases the damage of your cold attacks by piercing enemies resistances to cold. The Mercenary in this variant ensures massive Mana Regeneration with Insight Thresher in an Elite Base. Put remaining Stat Points into Energy. This Fire Hybrid is Life-based because Hydra requires a lot more Skill Points to deal great amounts of damage, maxing out Fire Mastery.Note: The Mana management is more difficult and this variant is less durable than any other version. While the Nova Sorceress excels at the early stages of Leveling, it struggles to come online in Hell. The Mana Recovery comes from Warmth and Silkweave. Static Field4. We updated our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy pages. * Faster Cast Rate Skills (FCR)* Skills that do NOT utilize either FCR or IAS. Patch 2.4 brings back the nostalgic Nova Sorceress. This does come with an increasing cost, capping at 50,000 Gold. Click/Tap to view other Class Guides below. The Mercenary is clear-cut across all variants. The Orb shoots tiny bolts of ice outward in all directions and explodes at a certain distance dealing its highest damage. Put on as many +x to Skills on the remaining gear slots and your Charms to increase your damage and make sure to cap out your Resistances! By using Skin of the Vipermagi you can use The Stone of Jordan as one of your Rings. Move away from that position to give them the chance to spread out. Keep that in mind and decide if the Mercenary is currently worth the cost. Static Field4. The Mercenary is hard to keep alive until you have the minimum gear recommended in this guide. The Mercenary also gains bonus Resistances from Thawing Potions and Antidote Potions. M'avina's Battle Hymn Set, 15-30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items, 10% Chance To Cast Level 16 Lightning On Striking, 10-20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items, 10% Chance To Cast Level 15 Confuse When Struck, 1% Chance To Cast Level 50 Delirium (morph) When Struck, Level 12-17 Meditation Aura When Equipped, Adds 131-252 Cold Damage, 4 sec. Allocate enough Stat Points into Strength to equip your gear. Creates a magical globe that sprays a torrent of ice bolts to lay waste to your enemies. Use the Might (Damage) or Holy Freeze (Crowd Control) version, depending on your preference. Note: FCR only controls the animation speed of the Character, and not any internal or global Cooldowns spells have. Written by Teo1904Reviewed by MacroBioBoi. This is your lifeline! Always buff yourself with everything that you got!

Warmth3. Use Infinity War Pike, Fortitude Sacred Armor, and Andariel's Visage Demonhead socketed with Ruby Jewel of Fervor to keep him alive permanently. Breakpoints in Diablo 2 are the minimum values required to reduce the frames of an action. Allocate any remaining Stat Points into Vitality after meeting Strength, Dexterity and Energy requirements. Last updated 1 month ago on May 31, 2022 by RankedBoost. Frost Nova Per Level provides the following bonuses to other Sorceress skills. Build Variants can require a different allocation! RankedBoost is not affiliated with the game companies, publisher and its licensors. Nova2. This build guide assumes you have a Character at Level 75 before transitioning to it. I thought frozen orb would be a great second spell due to the low synergy requirements to deal with light immunes. It becomes fairly problematic to deal with Nova's Mana cost during frequent fights on hybrid builds. Lightning Mastery3. Long has it been since the Nova Sorceress has been considered as one of the stronger builds, but now she is back - with a vengeance! Put 1 Skill Point into each of the following Skills:1. Telekinesis4. Creates a magical ice comet that freezes or kills nearby enemies. Telekinesis. Frozen Armor2. I see that Nova with the right gear can be fun for fast clears, especially with cows. Use it on Cold Immune mobs and bosses with high Life pools.Hydra* is your secondary Damage Skill in the Hydra hybrid variant. The Frozen Orb-Hybrid adds a source of Cold Damage to deal with monsters Immune to Lightning. Aim for at least the 60% FHR Breakpoint. Replace Trang-Oul's Claws with Frostburn for additional Mana, we don't need the FCR here. Same reasoning, different direction: with 20 in FO, IB synergy and CM, I went looking for a low-synergy second element. Allocate enough Stat Points into Dexterity to equip all of your gear. Faster Hit Recovery (FHR) increases survivability. Frostburn and Spirit Monarch are easy to obtain sources of Mana. Warmth3. Don't farm in areas when you can't break monsters'. Take into account how much Dexterity your gear provides when equipped. With a decent amount of +x to Skills, at least 105% Faster Cast Rate (FCR), and a ton of Mana, you can start using it in the easier to farm areas mentioned in the Farming Spots section. Aim for at least the 105% FCR Breakpoint. With Patch 2.4 it gains access to a Synergy from Static Field, drastically increasing its damage to a competitive Level.The low amount of Skill Points required, make Nova a superb candidate for hybrid builds in combination with Cold or Fire Skills. It can be used on your Stash, Waypoints, Portals, and utility items (Potions, Scrolls, etc.). Play around with the Hybrid-variants. The Aura activates once the Mercenary has engaged in combat and remains active between traveling to and from town. Hydra is also an incredible damage boost to any Act Boss fight. Telekinesis4. 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Tal Rasha's Wrappings Set, Unique Battle Gauntlets Teleport5. Take into account how much Strength your gear provides when equipped. Fire Mastery6. This Aura is also capable of breaking some Immunities. With Might he can get rid of monsters Immune to Lightning on low player counts. Note: This section provides you with the standard Stat Point allocation. Lightning Mastery3. Warmth3. Orb/Nova, as I've noted in the past, can work and work very well. The Mercenary is clear-cut across all variants. Telekinesis4. For all Hardcore gameplay, your primary focus is increasing your Resistances, Damage Reduction, and Chance to Block. Creates a Magical Bolt of Ice that damages and slows your enemies. You can extend the visible screen by opening UI-windows like the Inventory or the Character screen. Treachery and a Helmet with x% Life stolen per hit such as Vampire Gaze keep your Mercenary alive. Energy Shield (maxed out later)Max out the following Skills in this order:1. Other farming spots might not be as effective due to immunities or bad layouts.Anything that has a in the "Starter" column can be farmed with the Starter Variant. Static Field4. Since the Nova Sorceress has to go where it hurts, these Stats are even more powerful than on other Sorceress builds. Teleport5.

Nova* is your main Damage Skill. They can be a front line tank, provide a pivotal Aura, and/or deal Physical Damage to kill enemies with Immunity to your Skill set. The Oculus, Skin of the Vipermagi and Spirit Monarch with 1-2 FCR Rings deal with the Cast Rate needs. Using a Stormshield (Eld Rune), Skin of the Vipermagi (Ber Rune) gets you to 43% Damage Reduction. Frozen Orb5. Review the changes below before building this character, as they may differ significantly from the normal build.

It works fine in single player. Might be a problem on higher player count. Put remaining Stat Points into Vitality. Diablo 2 Resurrected Frost Nova is a Sorceress Cold Skill and requires level 6 to use. Use a Desert Mercenary with Holy Freeze Aura for its powerful Crowd Control. Every Act 2 Mercenary has access to an Aura and uses Jab as his base Attack. Static Field4. Doing so sacrifices the 200% Faster Cast Rate Breakpoint and some damage for max Chance to Block and % Damage Reduction. Put 1 Skill Point into each of the following Skills:1. PvM Full Tal Rasha Set Blizzard, Diablo 2 Resurrected classes tier list: Best characters builds, Diablo 2: 10 Best Runewords For Weapons Game Live Story, Bear Sorceress Build Diablo 2 Resurrected Icy Veins, Found this gem for my Frozen Orb Sorc Overall most damage I can, Powerful Frost Nova Sorceress Build for Diablo 2 Resurrected / D2R, Diablo 2 Returning/New Player Sorceress Tips and Guidelines, Diablo 2 ResurrectedBall Nova Sorceress Guide Maxroll gg, Tier List Diablo 2 Resurrected: Best Characters Builds (July 2022), Diablo 2: Resurrected beginner s guide to classes and abilities, Diablo II: Resurrected : The Best Sorceress Build Guides LevelSkip, Beginner Sorceress Sorceress Builds Characters Diablo II, Best Diablo 2 Runewords By Level Required Guide Games Finder, The best Diablo 2 Resurrected Amazon build PCGamesN, Diablo II Single Player: Patch 1 07 Frozen Orb/Nova Sorceress by, Diablo 2 Sorceress Starter Build Expert Game Reviews, Diablo 2: Resurrected Every Class Ranked Worst To Best, There are best builds for Resurrected Game News 24. The Auras available are based on what difficulty you hire the Mercenary from. It summons a 3-headed pet on the targeted location that spits out fire bolts. It makes a very nice rushing build in particular. For more information on the mechanics involved, check out our in-depth Resource: Breakpoints. The Act 2 Desert Mercenary is hired from Greiz. Lightning Mastery3. The latter can be exchanged for Caster Crafted Boots if you require some Resistances. It is cast outward from your character toward the direction you aim. Summons massive shards of ice to destroy your enemies.

The Hardcore variant of this build increases the survivability drastically. This is what gives the Sorceress its huge advantage early on.Telekinesis* allows you to interact with objects from a distance to save time. The Best Skills to use with Frost Nova are Blizzard, Frozen Orb, Ice Bolt, which provide Damage Bonus & Effects Per Level. All enemies around your Characters take Lightning Damage and are put into Hit Recovery.Static Field* deals Lightning Damage equal to 25% of the enemys current Life. Remaining Points into Telekinesis. I ran this when I didnt have my infinity. Exchanging the Sparking Grand Charm of Vita for Charms with Magic Find and Resistances or Mana round out the build. In this case, especially areas which have low-life monsters that are Immune to Lightning like the World Stone Keep and its Burning Souls. Frozen Armor2. Allocate enough Stat Points into Strength to equip your gear. Sounds interesting. Put remaining Stat Points into Vitality. Use Infinity War Pike, Fortitude Sacred Armor, and Andariel's Visage Demonhead socketed with Ruby Jewel of Fervor to keep him alive permanently. Allocate enough Stat Points into Strength to equip all of your gear. Play around with this change and put back some Skillers if your damage or life feels too low. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled, World of Warcraft Arena World Championship. So far its working out just fine (level 80, Act2 Hell). He can be equipped with a Spear or a Polearm, a Body Armor and a Helmet. But I happen to have 105% FCR, so going Nova. The Pure Nova Sorceress becomes very tanky with Energy Shield and a massive Mana pool to negate large amounts of damage. If your Mercenary dies in battle, you can revive them from any of the Mercenary NPCs in each Act. Duration (Normal), 100% Chance To Cast Level 40 Blizzard When You Level-up, 5% Chance To Cast Level 15 Blaze When Struck, Game content and materials are trademarks and copyrights of their respective companies, publisher and its licensors. Goal is to have 3x more Mana than Life. Remaining points into Warmth. This version deals well with the intense Mana cost Nova has.The natural itemization of the Nova Sorceress brings you very close to the 200% Faster Cast Breakpoint, reaching 160% just with the core items already. It is only used in the Hydra hybrid variant. This is done with a simple change in the Skill Tree which makes the Sorceress a little less durable. Use war Traveler for max Magic Find or any Rare Boots or Caster Crafted Boots with Magic Find and Resistances if necessary. Teleport5.

Certain Minions in large quantities can become stuck in position after teleporting. This variant combines the almost naturally achievable 200% Faster Cast Rate Breakpoint with as much damage as possible. The prodigal daughter returns! Remaining Points into Fire Ball or Warmth. Warmth3. Nova2. Telekinesis4. This variant combines as much +x% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Magic Find), exceeding 600% in total, while keeping as much damage as possible. Frozen Armor2. We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we did in Patch 1.09 and before! Note: If you don't have access to a bunch of +x to Life you should allocate around 100 Points into Vitality. Telekinesis5. Ranged monsters are not affected by this at all.Warmth* gives you some passive Mana Regeneration. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Check out our Sorceress Leveling Guide and our General Leveling Strategies to reach Level 75. Swirling Crystal We consider Tal Rasha's Lidless Eye as one of the Best Weapons to use with the Frost Nova Skill. Use the Holy Freeze for its Crowd Control. Put 1 Skill Point into each of the following Skills:1. Nova2. Long has it been since Nova has been used to strike down hordes of cows.

Put remaining Stat Points into Energy. Energy Shield6. Faster Cast Rate (FCR) speeds up your casting animation for spells. Creates a magical Sphere of Ice that damage and freezes your enemy.,,0,0,0,20,0,0,0,1,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,1,0,0,0,20,0,17,0,0,0,1,0,1,0,20,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,20,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0. Creates a magical that consumes mana instead of health when you take damage. Using Magefist instead of Trang-Oul's Claws is the only item change from the Standard Variant. The areas below are efficient farming locations that make use of the builds strengths. We consider Nightwing's Veil as one of the Best Armor to use with the Frost Nova Skill. Nova2. Allocate any remaining Stat Points into Energy to fully utilize Energy Shield, which requires large amounts of Mana. It is only used in the Frozen Orb hybrid variant.Fire Mastery* boosts the Fire Damage dealt by your Fire Skills. They are a lot of fun and open up a wide range of areas to farm in. Going down to the 105% Faster Cast Rate Breakpoint allows the addition of Chance Guards and the 3-Set-piece combination of Tal Rasha's Adjudication, Tal Rasha's Fine-Spun Cloth, and Tal Rasha's Guardianship. Hydra5. Below is a list of the best builds that use the Sorceress Skill Frost Nova in D2R. Learn more at. The basic setup of Eschuta's Temper, Griffon's Eye, Trang-Oul's Claws, Spirit Monarch, and Arachnid Mesh already brings you up to 140% FCR. Creates an expanding ring of ice that damage and slows all nearby enemies. While every Stat in the Desirable Stats column is useful for this build, we highlighted the Priority Stats in Teal so you can easily identify the Most Important Stats on them.Hover over any Item to see a pop-out with the full Item description.Gear/Base Notes: Any Items with specialized or niche uses have a superscript that refers here.1) Put Memory in your Horadric Cube to re-buff yourself whenever necessary. Adding Ormus' Robes, 2Rare Rings and a Caster Crafted Amulet add the rest. We may use cookies to personalize content, ads, and analyze our site traffic. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. This is a great investment for this build, especially paired with Energy Shield.Lightning Mastery* boosts the Lightning Damage dealt by your Lightning Skills.Cold Mastery* boosts the Cold Damage dealt by your Cold Skills by piercing their Cold Resistances. TeleportMax out the following Skills in this order:1. Make sure to recast it asap!

Very Tanky Beginner Friendly Fast Paced Playstyle Flexible Hybrid Versions , Very High Mana Costs Heavy Item Dependency Complicated Item Mechanics Non-Hybrid Bad For Act Bosses, Put 1 Skill Point into each of the following Skills:1. A Mercenary with Might Aura isnt used, since we dont rely on his damage or benefit from the Physical Damage increase.Equip him with Infinity to reduce enemy Resistances and Defense with Conviction Aura, drastically boosting damage. Allocate enough Stat Points into Strength to equip your gear. Frozen Armor2. Firewall was recommended and Im quite sure it is the superior choice! Energy Shield6. Curious what gear you have to get to the 200fcr and still have 20+ skills. Note: Frozen Orb has a cooldown that can not be reduced by any means.

Using Hybrid-builds generally allows you to farm more areas. This change reduces your damage slightly, but boosts your survivability. This can mean sacrificing overall power level for a more secure playstyle.This build can become Hardcore viable with key changes to the Skills, Stat Point allocation, and items. Energy Shield* uses your Mana pool to reduce a percentage of incoming damage to your Life pool.Teleport* lets you cover large distances over almost any gap or wall on the map. Below are the important breakpoints considered for this build. It can only bring a monsters Life down to 1 in Normal, 33% in Nightmare and 50% in Hell. You must log in or register to reply here. Cold MasteryMax out the following Skills in this order:1. Use the Scroll Bar to see Skill Point Progression, When you are playing one of the Hybrid-versions, you and your Mercenary are able to deal with any. Hybrid builds generally allow for a wider range of areas that you can farm in.