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Class: Sorceress

Blizzard Icon.png Blizzard
Summons an ice storm to rain cold death onto your enemies.
Class: Sorceress
Skill Tree: Cold Spells
Required Level: 24
Damage Type: Cold
Cast Delay: 1.8 seconds
Prerequisites: Ice Bolt (1), Frost Nova (6), Ice Blast (6), Glacial Spike (18)
Skill progression
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mana Cost 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
Damage 51-86 69-104 86-123 103-141 120-159 138-178 155-196 172-215 207-250 241-286
Duration 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
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Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Mana Cost 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Damage 276-322 310-357 345-393 379-428 414-464 448-500 500-553 552-606 603-658 655-711
Duration 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
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Ice Bolt +5% Cold Damage per Level
Ice Blast +5% Cold Damage per Level
Glacial Spike +5% Cold Damage per Level
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Blizzard is arguably one of the best Area of Effect spells that the Sorceress has to offer, with its freezing effect, high Cold-based damage, and multiple hits. This skill quickly becomes a primary employment for Cold Spells Sorceresses taking on large groups of monsters at once.


This is the most effective offensive spell that this discipline has to offer. With the invocation of this spell, entire hordes of enemies are left frozen or dead, drowned in a hail of ice. Wretched survivors of this wintry storm can do little but crawl and lament their fallen kin before they, too, succumb to the cold.[1]


A Blizzard-based Sorceress can be a good choice of starting character if starting in the wake of a Ladder Reset or if you're particularly poor. They're easy to get up and running, as they do not *require* as good of gear as other builds in order to be efficient, and they make excellent boss runners, as Blizzard not only slows, but also hits multiple times at once. Slowing down an enemy with Blizzard and then spamming the monster with Ice Blast while you're waiting for the cool-down period for Blizzard to time out is a very effective way of taking down enemies and bosses.


  1. Diablo II Manual, page 90. Blizzard Entertainment, 2000.