The Ice Shard Sorcerer is a powerful and versatile build in Diablo 4 that focuses on harnessing the elemental power of ice to decimate foes. Today we will introduce an Ice Shard build for dungeon farming shared by The Life of a Gamer on his Youtube channel. With it, you can clear higher Nightmare dungeons in five to ten minutes and do millions of damage. But here we want you to know you can also use our D4 dungeon boost service to complete dungeons, which requires no effort from you. Without further ado, let's dive into the guide.
Main Skill: Ice Shards (main damage dealing skill)
Frost Nova: this will freeze the enemies and apply vulnerability to them.
Defensive Skills: Flame Shield, Ice Armor, and Teleport
Deep Freeze: for this skill, you can switch around depending on your play style, like Inferno, Blizzard, or Meteor. As these skills are more supporting ones, this is still the Ice Shard even though you have Blizzard or Meteor equipped.
The first Enchantment: Fire Bolt to apply burning to enemies
The second Enchantment:
If you're fighting a group of mobs, use Ice Shards because when you freeze the enemies with your Frost Nova, the Ice Shards will pretty much destroy them.
If you're fighting bosses, switch the Ice Shards with a Frost Bolt enchantment, as it will apply chill to your skills, and this will greatly increase the stagger time for the bosses.
Stats & Gear
Frostblitz Adventurer's Helm: here, the stat you're looking for is cooldown reduction because it is a rare stat on pieces of gear, and the legendary aspect is "Frost Nova gains an additional Charge, but the Cooldown per Charge is increased by 30%".
Having that additional charge on Frost Nova is huge for this build. Not only do you freeze the enemies, but you also apply vulnerability.
The best chest piece for this build is Raiment of the Infinite. This unique chest piece will allow you to zip through the dungeons and pull all the enemies together.
Storm Swell Doom Ganutlets: the stats you're looking for are Ranks of Ice Shards and Critical Strike Chance. The legendary aspect is "you deal 19% increased damage to Vulnerable enemies while you have a Barrier".
Archon Fauld of Disobedience: the two pieces of gear where you want damage reduction is either your chest piece or your pants. Since we use Raiment of the Infinite for the pants, you will want defensive stats. The legendary aspect is "you gain 0.5% increased armor for 4 seconds when you deal any form of damage, stacking up to 50%".
Boneweave Treads of Binding Embers: the stats you want are Ranks of Teleport, Ranks of Frost Nova, and movement speed. For the legendary aspect, it is "Flame Shield lets you move unhindered through enemies. Enemies you move through while Flame Shield is active are immobilized for 3 seconds."
Rattling Bones of Piercing Cold: for the Wand, you're looking for Critical Strike Damage, and for the legendary aspect, it is "Ice Shards pierce four times, dealing 21% less damage".
Chain of Control: what you're looking for are movement speed and cooldown reduction. The legendary aspect is "you deal 50% more damage to Immobilized, Stunned, or Frozen enemies".
The best stats you want for the Rings are Critical Strike Damage, Critical Strike Chance, Lucky Hit Chance, and Vulnerable Damage.
Loop of Concentration: the first ring's legendary aspect is "Your Mana Regeneration is increased by 26% if you have not taken damage in the last 3 seconds".
Ring of Frozen Memories: the second ring's legendary aspect is "the Avalanche Key Passive now applies to one additional cast."
Fire Bolt: 1 point to use the enchantment effect
Frost Bolt: 1 point to stagger the boss quicker
Ice Shards: 5 points
Enhanced Ice Shards: 1 point
Destructive Ice Shards: 1 point
Devastation: 1 point
Elemental Dominance: 3 points
Flame Shield: 1 point
Enhanced Flame Shield: 1 point
Shimmering Flame Shield: 1 point
Teleport: 1 point
Enhanced Teleport: 1 point
Shimmering Teleport: 1 point
Ice Armor: 1 point
Enhanced Ice Armor: 1 point
Shimmering Ice Armor: 1 point
Frost Nova: 1 point
Enhanced Frost Nova: 1 point
Mystical Frost Nova: 1 point
Elemental Attunement: 1 point
Glass Cannon: 3 points
Precision Magic: 1 point
Align the Elements: 1 point
Protection: 1 point
Icy Veil: 1 point
Snap Freeze: 3 points
Inner Flame: 1 point
Devouring Blaze: 3 points
Deep Freeze: 1 point
Prime Deep Freeze: 1 point
Supreme Deep Freeze: 1 point
Permafrost: 3 points
Hoarfrost: 3 points
Icy Touch: 3 points
Frigid Breeze: 3 points
Key Passive Skill
Avalanche: 1 point