Diablo 4 Season 1 patch introduces another batch of underwhelming Sorcerer buffs

Diablo 4 Season 1 patch introduces another batch of underwhelming Sorcerer buffs
Nico Vergara Updated on by

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The Diablo 4 Season 1 patch has finally graced Sanctuary with its presence, but a specific portion of the player base isn’t quite satisfied with the changes. This is because the underwhelming Sorcerer class has once again received another round of less-than-ideal buffs that don’t exactly move the needle in terms of its viability in post-campaign scenarios.

Although a handful of popular early game abilities, such as Charged Bolts and Incinerate, were improved, the updates to their mechanics still don’t make the spell-caster feasible when faced with mobs of demons that are hellbent on kicking you out of a Nightmare Dungeon. With this in mind, players that prefer suiting up as this class have no choice but to repeatedly run the monotonous Diablo 4 Season 1 Sorcerer build that consists of the same, rotating set of defensive abilities in Teleport, Ice Shield, and Frost Nova while exclusively using Ice Shards to deal as much damage to enemies as possible.

Now, it is worth noting that the developers have exerted a considerable amount of effort in making sure that Season 1 lets players experiment with more build strategies after the changes made to Critical Strike Damage Paragon Glyphs. But alas, the problem with the Sorcerer lies in its fundamentals since most of its Basic and Core skills (apart from Ice Shards, of course) largely fall off the farther you get into the game.

So unless Blizzard gives the Sorcerer a major makeover, the community will need to continue running the same old icicle-throwing build for the foreseeable future if they ever plan on getting into World Tier 4. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like a significant overhaul is in the cards for this particular class as that would mean having to rebuild it from the ground up; a process that would undoubtedly take more than a few months, which means for now, you’ll just have to make do with the hand you’ve been dealt no matter how bland it may be.

If you want to learn more about the changes made in Diablo 4 Season 1, check out our comprehensive patch notes page that covers the entire update, including the improvements made to the Sorcerer. As always, you’ll also be able to skim through it on Blizzard’s official page as well. Alternatively, you can check out the newly added set of Diablo 4 Unique items instead so you know what to farm next time you’re in Sanctuary.