This Diablo 4 Sorcerer build is crafted around the use of Fire skills, notably Firewall, to deal the bulk of its damage.
In the current meta a Fire-centered playstyle is considered to be unorthodox and may fall behind in terms of its damage when compared to others, notably Ice Shards Sorcerer. However, with a proper build and enough investment, it is able to hold its own during all the stages of the game.
Additionally, the Diablo 4 Sorcerer Firewall build does not require a lot of Aspects to function, which makes it accessible right off the bat.
Skills and Enchantments
Your main mobility skill and later on, with Teleport unlocked it becomes a great source of Damage Reduction. With enough Cooldown Reduction, you can have almost a 100% uptime on the Damage Reduction provided by this skill.
Ice Armor provides us with the utility we need with its Enhanced upgrade for Mana Regeneration. Additionally, Ice Armor will be our main survivability tool, as its toughness will increase with the damage we deal. It also Synergizes well with certain Aspects, such as Conceited Aspect .
This skill will be our main method of dealing single target damage to bosses as it doesn't cost a lot of mana and has a long duration. You can also consider swapping this skill for Flame Shield for additional utility and survivability.
The highlight of our build and will be our main damage source for most scenarios. Firewall is able to cover a large area and deals a respectable amount of damage; Unfortunately, the damage dealt by this skill happens over time which means it performs worse in short fights.
We will be using this as an offensive skill to apply Vulnerable and Frozen onto enemies. As a Firewall sorcerer, we do not have a consistent way of applying Vulnerable to a large group of Elites, making Frost Nova a necessary skill. Until you have Frost Nova, fill the skill slot with Fire Bolt .
Inferno provides us with a skill that can pull enemies together to deal damage to multiple enemies during Firewall. This skill also provides us with a large burst of damage when its upgraded into Supreme Inferno, which lets us spam Pyromancy skills with no mana cost.
Enchantment is a mechanic unique to the Sorcerer. It allows you to add an additional effect to Enchanted skills that will trigger passively. This system adds a variety of options to your skill builds; however, it is important to note that you may only select 2 Skills to be Enchanted. The first slot unlocks at level 15, then the second at level 30.
- Fireball : This will be our main method of snowballing kills gotten from our other skills such as Firewall.
- Firewall : Our main source of damage, its enchantment spawns 2 additional Firewalls beneath the target.
- Meteor : An alternative we take when we are going up against Bosses. You need to have some Lucky Hit in your build to proc its effect.
- Flame Shield : This should only be considered as an Enchantment if you are playing Hardcore to provide yourself with a safety net.
Teleport > Inferno > Frost Nova > Firewall
When playing this Diablo 4 Sorcerer Firewall build, start by teleporting on top of the enemy then cast Inferno to gather enemies. Then cast Frost Nova to apply Vulnerable to the enemy, from here you will generally spam Firewall until the wave has been cleared. This build scales well off getting kills on enemies since Fireball (Enchantment) will constantly trigger on defeated enemies.
Situationally, if you get stunned or take a large amount of damage, you can use Flame Shield to apply “Unstoppable” and provide healing to yourself.
Skill Points Allocation
|Skill Points 1-10||Skill Points 11-20||Skill Points 21-30||Skill Points 31-40||Skill Points 41-50||Skill Points 51-58|
|Fire Bolt||Fireball 3/5||Firewall 5/5||Fiery Surge 2/3||Crippling Flames 2/3||Endless Pyre 2/3|
|Enhanced Fire Bolt||Fireball 4/5||Inferno||Fiery Surge 3/3||Crippling Flames 3/3||Endless Pyre 3/3|
|Flickering Fire Bolt||Fireball 5/5||Prime Inferno||Inner Flames 1/3||Precision Magic 1/3||Enhanced Ice Armor|
|Fireball||Hydra||Supreme Inferno||Combustion||Precision Magic 2/3||Align the Elements 2/3|
|Enhanced Fireball||Firewall||Glass Cannon||Devouring Blaze 1/3||Precision Magic 3/3||Align the Elements 3/3|
|Greater Fireball||Enhanced Firewall||Glass Cannon||Devouring Blaze 2/3||Align the Elements 1/3||Mana Shield 1/3|
|Teleport||Mage's Firewall||Glass Cannon||Devouring Blaze 3/3||Protection 1/3||Mana Shield 2/3|
|Ice Armor||Firewall 2/5||Enhanced Frost Nova||Inner Flames 2/3||Protection 2/3||Mana Shield 3/3|
|Frost Nova||Firewall 3/5||Mystical Frost Nova||Inner Flames 3/3||Protection 3/3|
|Fireball 2/5||Firewall 4/5||Fiery Surge 1/3||Crippling Flames 1/3||Endless Pyre 1/3|
Aspects are extremely powerful gear modifiers available only on Legendary items.
Most Aspects can be earned as first-time clear rewards for completing Dungeons throughout the world of Sanctuary. These Aspects are stored in your Codex of Power – you have full access to them and can imprint them onto your Rare gear at the Occultist.
There are also other Aspects that are more scarce and can be found only on Legendary drops in the world. These can be extracted from their host items and saved in the stash to be later imprinted onto another Rare piece of gear.
Since this is a Diablo 4 Sorcerer Firewall leveling guide, in the list below we will prioritize Aspects that you are guaranteed to get through Codex of Power system. Useful Drop Only Aspects are listed in case you are able to get them early on, but they are not mandatory until the endgame.
|Helm||Everliving Aspect||Provides us with Damage Reduction whenever an enemy is CC’d or Vulnerable.|
|Chest||Frostblitz Aspect||This Aspect allows you to use Frost Nova more often if you have enough Cooldown Reduction to support it.|
|Gloves||Serpentine Aspect||This allows us to have another set of Hydras active which increases our Single Target damage output.|
|Pants||Aspect of Disobedience||A great Aspect that provides us with tons of armor to help with our survivability.|
|Boots||Incendiary Aspect||Can be used to help with mana generation as enemies will have Burning applied on to them constantly.|
|Amulet||Edgemaster's Aspect||A decent offensive Aspect that allows us to deal more damage on cast the more mana we currently have.|
|Ring 1||Prodigy's Aspect||Since we will be using a decent amount of skills that have cooldowns, this will be a great source of mana.|
|Ring 2||Aspect of the Umbral||When paired with Frost Nova, this Aspect is able to generate a large burst of mana.|
|Weapon||Aspect of Control||Damage multipliers provided by this Aspect stack. This means if you are going up against a strong Elite you will want to try and apply Stun, Freeze and Immobilize at the same time to get the maximum benefit.|
|Offhand||Conceited Aspect||This Aspect should have a relatively good uptime when paired with Ice Armor and Protection passive.|
|Equipment Slot||Great Sub-Stats||Good Sub-Stats|
|Helm||Max Mana, Cooldown Reduction||Lucky Hit while under Barrier, Intelligence|
|Chest||Damage Reduction||Damage Reduction from Distant, Intelligence|
|Gloves||Lucky Hit Chance, Critical Strike Damage, Ranks of Ice Shards||Critical Strike Chance, Intelligence|
|Pants||Damage Reduction||Damage Reduction from Distant, Intelligence|
|Boots||Ranks of Teleport, Ranks of Frost Nova||Movement Speed, Intelligence|
|Amulet||Cooldown Reduction, Ranks of Devouring Blaze, Ranks of all Defensive Skills||Movement Speed, Damage Reduction|
|Rings||Vulnerable Damage, Critical Strike Damage, Max Mana||Critical Strike Chance, Lucky Hit Chance|
|Two-Handed Weapon||Vulnerable Damage, Critical Strike Damage||Damage to Close Enemies, Intelligence|
|One-Handed Weapon||Vulnerable Damage, Critical Strike Damage||Damage to Close, Damage to Burning, Intelligence|
|OffHand||Cooldown Reduction, Critical Strike Chance, Lucky Hit restores 5% Mana||Damage Reduction from Burning, Lucky Hit Chance, Intelligence|