The new Tal Rasha’s Iridescent Loop is exceptional. To do this, I updated my previous Ball Lightning build and got a 90% multiplier damage boost based on my calculations. It has unlimited mana and decent tanking capabilities, and I can fly in T100 without fear of dying.
I’m very confident that this version will perform well with the new content in patch 1.2.3. This is similar to Greater Rifts in Diablo 3, which launches on December 5th. I also have a further optimized version for the boss. Uber Lilith melts in just 3 seconds and doesn’t even require any elixir.
Base Build Synergy & Guide
We can find most of the guides and synergies in the build in this Ball Lightning build. Like why Ball Lightning is so good in Season 2, how to get infinite mana to cast infinite Ball Lightnings, how to create a tank build for T100? If you are interested, don’t miss this guide.
New Tal Rasha’s Iridescent Loop optimization
Unleashing the full power of the new Tal Rasha’s Iridescent Loop, we’ll deal 4 types of elemental damage. We already have lightning damage from Ball Lightning and fire damage from Firebolt Enchantment. We can also use Ice Blades to deal cold damage.
Please note that Frost Nova will not trigger any cold damage since there is no cold damage tag on Skill Description. While Ice Blades do exist, Ice Blades also do not consume mana, further increasing the efficiency of Conjuration Mastery.
We also have 3 points to increase damage by 12% during the ultimate time. Therefore, using Ice Blades is much better than using Frozen Orb or Blizzard.
The final elemental damage type is poison damage. We use Infection Vampiric Power, which triggers 1 poison damage every 8 hits.
We get a constant 60% multiplier damage boost for all 4 types of elemental damage.
According to my testing, we can still cast infinite Ball Lightnings even without Recharging Aspect. Because Tal Rasha’s Iridescent Loop provides resource generation statistics. As long as we have 20% Mana Cost Reduction on the amulet and 10% Mana Cost Reduction on the boots, the level 3 Invigorating Conduit will restore 12 mana every time Cracking Energy is picked up.
There are also 3 Crackling Energy Generators in the skill tree, 1 from Shock Skills, 1 from Chain Lightning, and 1 from Ball Lightning. If you find that you’re low on mana without Recharging Aspect, another option is to get Crit Chance and Resource Generation on another ring.
It would be nice to lose one damage stat and replace it with a Resource Generation Stat. Getting unlimited mana first is the most important thing in the build. Also, I keep Skill Points in Lightning Spear but intentionally don’t use it in the skill bar. This way, in the ultimate time, we have Lightning Spear to stun ranged enemies.
Plus new Tal Rasha’s Iridescent Loop’s Anticipation Vampiric Power and additional Cooldown Reduction stats. We’re close to 0 Cooldown Ultimate, which we can cast non-stop to stun everything and melt everything.
We can also further optimize Paragon Board to increase its damage to bosses by another 15% and increase it by 30%. But if you are coming from a previous version, you will need to upgrade 2 new glyphs.
One is to replace Reinforced Glyph with Elementalist Glyph, since we now have all 3 elemental damage. This multiplies our damage by another 15%. To compensate for the loss of survivability caused by removing Reinforced Glyph, which reduces damage by 15%, I updated the 1st and 3rd Board to take all 2% max health nodes.
Another is to move Territorial Glyph to the 2nd Board and replace Control Glyph with Enchanter Glyph. Since we have a lot of Uber Bosses in the endgame, they rarely stagger, so Control Glyph isn’t very useful.
Also, the additional 90% non-physical damage can be combined with Frigid Fate legendary node for another 9% additional multiplier damage. Also, we gain an additional 5% of maximum lightning resistance, and we take approximately 17% less lightning damage. This helps us survive better in T100 NM dungeons.
I know upgrading new glyphs takes time, so the previous Paragon Board will work as well. If you have a little extra Diablo 4 Gold budget, switching to the new Paragon Board is great for bosses, especially Uber Lilith.
If you haven’t upgraded Control Glyph or Reinforced Glyph yet, then use this new version. Because it deals more damage in a balanced way and has similar survivability.
Uber Bosses Optimization
I also made an Uber Bosses optimized version of this build to fully melt Uber Bosses, including Uber Lilith. It’s easy to switch between the two versions simply by swapping Chest Armor and Pants.
We use Raiment of Infinite to further increase damage and more Glass Cannon passive. If your Tibault’s Will has more than 30% damage boost, use it, otherwise using +4 Rank Ball Lightning pants will do more damage.
I’m still using Aspect of Disobedience on Helm since I don’t have Godslayer Crown or Shako Definitely. Definitely switch to any of this if you have them.
Farm The New Tal Rasha’s Iridescent Loop
The new Tal Rasha’s Iridescent Loop is great. But how do we farm it?
It is dropped by defeating Uber Varshan. We need 4 materials to summon Varshan. All materials are dropped by completing Tree of Whisper bounties. Sometimes when we complete a bounty, we’ll see this fingerprint-like icon on the map, followed shortly by a monster spawning. After melting them we will get another 1-2 materials.
So when you complete any bounty, check the map and stay longer when you see this fingerprint icon.
Farming Uber Varshan’s location is just to the left of Tree of Whisper. Most of the time, we have more of one type of material than the other. We can go to Alchemist to bet on these three materials, or exchange Malignant Hearts for the other three materials.
We can do this by going to “Refine Resources” tab and purchasing these body caches. For example, I got two Trembling Hands from two Blackened Femurs, and the distribution between the 4 types is slightly better.
I love the new Tal Rasha’s Iridescent Loop, it’s a great addition to the game. It provides a significant damage boost to all Sorcerer Builds. In addition to Ball Lightning, Chain Lightning, Charged Bolt, Fire and Ice builds will all shine on this new ring.
I highly recommend you spend some time targeting it. This will give your build a huge damage amplifier no matter what build you run.
Overall, this Sorcerer Build for Diablo 4 Season 2 is a game changer. With incredible survivability, unparalleled damage output, and lightning-fast clear speed, this will be an unstoppable force!