Diablo 4: Sorcerer Leveling Build (Open Beta)

Level up quickly with our overpowered Diablo 4 Sorcerer leveling build.

If you’re looking for a Sorcerer leveling build for the Diablo 4 Open Beta, look no further because we’ve got you covered. It turns out Hydra is the highest damage skill of the Open Beta. Therefore, we’ve built a Fire Sorc setup that is pretty overpowered throughout the first 25 levels of the game. Feel free to use the build below and tinker with it to your liking.

Before you dive into the D4 Sorc leveling build below, it’s crucial to quickly understand how Renown works. After you complete Strongholds, explore areas (which will be Act 1: Fractured Peaks in the Open Beta), and complete side quests, open up the Region Progress screen to claim your two extra skill points when possible. Technically, you would only get 24 Skill Points from leveling. However, thanks to these Renown rewards, you will obtain extra.

Diablo 4: Sorcerer Leveling Build

Skill PointSkillCluster
1Fire Bolt (Level 1)Basic
2Enhanced Fire BoltBasic
3Flickering Fire BoltBasic
4Fireball (Level 1)Core
5Enhanced FireballCore
6Greater FireballCore
8Enhanced TeleportDefensive
9Frost NovaDefensive
10Enhanced Frost NovaDefensive
11Mystical Frost NovaDefensive
12Hydra (Level 1)Conjuration
13Enhanced HydraConjuration
14Invoked HydraConjuration
15Hydra (Level 2)Conjuration
16Hydra (Level 3)Conjuration
17Hydra (Level 4)Conjuration
18Hydra (Level 5)Conjuration
19Fireball (Level 2)Core
20Fireball (Level 3)Core
21Fireball (Level 4)Core
22Fireball (Level 5)Core
23Shimmering TeleportDefensive
25Prime InfernoUltimate
26Supreme InfernoUltimate

Skill Rotation and How to Play the Build

This build is not rocket science, especially considering how easy it is to play a Sorcerer in Open Beta. You will be placing a Hydra — or two Hydras once you find the Aspect that allows you to have another — and spamming Fireballs. You’ll also want to use your Frost Nova to apply Vulnerable on enemies whenever possible. The skill rotation for the Diablo 4 Hydra Sorcerer is:

  • Teleport near enemies
  • Place Hydras
  • Frost Nova
  • Inferno (if fighting elites, bosses, or high density)
  • Spam Fireball
  • Spam Fire Bolt for mana
  • Repeat

Specialization: Enchantments

Every class gets a specialization, and the Sorcerer’s specialization is called Enchantments. After completing the Sorcerer quest line, you can pull up your Skill window (“S” on keyboard) and drag a skill into the newly opened slot. For this build, we recommend using either Fireball or Hydra.

  • Fireball: Enemies explode in a Fireball on death for 50% of its damage.
  • Hydra: Auto-cast a 5-headed Hydra after spending 300 mana.

For boss fights, the extra Hydra is nice. It doesn’t count toward your limit, so this is the only way to have three Hydras out at any one time. For all other occasions like farming dungeons and exploring the open world, go with Fireball — you’ll be nuking groups like nobody’s business.

Gear, Gems, and Aspects

As for gear, the stats you want are Intelligence, Critical Hit Chance, and Critical Hit Damage. The gems you want to use are Emeralds in weapons for Critical Strike, Ruby in armor for more life, and a Skull or any Gem for resistance in Jewelry for Resistance/Armor.

You will want the following Aspects for this build:

  • Serpentine: Gives you one extra maximum Hydra at the cost of reducing the Hydra duration.
  • Edgemaster: Skills deal more damage base don your available Primary Resource when cast.
  • Control: You deal more damage to Immobilized, Stunned, or Frozen enemies.
  • Prodigy: Using Cooldowns restores Mana.

For all other Aspects, get ones that increase either your Damage or Survivability, whichever you need more.

RELATED: Diablo 4: How to Imprint Aspects

That’s about all there is to know about our Diablo 4 Open Beta Sorcerer leveling build. Remember to have fun with it — it’s a beta, and it’s your time to experiment with things before the full release. Try and see how much Attack Power you can stack!

Once you’re done leveling, give our other cooldown reduction Sorcer build a shot, You can check out our Diablo 4 section for more guides and content in the meantime.