Diablo 3 Wizard Builds Guide

The wizard is the recreation of the classic Sorceress hero from Diablo II. Unlike the Sorceress however, the wizard has a few additional tricks up his/her sleeve. We have prepared a Diablo 3 Season 19 Wizards build guide to ensure you are at the top of your game.

Pros:

  • Fantastic range
  • Lots of crowd control abilities
  • Very strong at higher levels
  • Has the largest number Active Skills and Skill Runes in the game
  • Extremely fun to play with
  • Arcane Power regenerates faster than other types of fuels
  • Has the capability to deal with any type of situation

Cons:

  • Extremely weak in earlier levels
  • Lacks movement speed
  • Very squishy
  • Requires high risk play-style

Note:
I highly recommend that you refer to our essential Character Development Basics guide before reading this guide for familiarization with various terminologies and concepts.

For more help on Diablo 3 builds, read our Demon Hunter, Witch Doctor, Barbarian and Monk guides.

Diablo 3 Wizard Builds

Leveling Build

So if you want to level up faster and reach level 70 faster and easier, here is a thoroughly explained Leveling Build for you.

The Leveling Build comes up with 6 quite powerful active skills and as you proceed with leveling further, you need to practice the skills quite a lot as to get totally familiar with them.

Active skills

#1 Skill – Disintegrate
This arcane skill is unlocked at level 21 and allows you to deal 390% weapon damage to enemies you hit with this beam. Disintegrate damage is increased by 250% weapon damage every second, up to a maximum total of 890% weapon damage as Arcane.

#2 Skill – Teleport
This skill is unlocked at level 22 and is ideal for defensive maneuvers. It allows you to teleport through the ether a location of your choice up to 50 yards away. So this skill should prove handy if you find yourself overwhelmed in a fight.

#3 Skill – Explosive Blast
At level 19, you get the ability to form a bunch of energy around you that explodes after 1.5 seconds and does 945% weapon damage as Arcane to all enemies within 12 yards.

#4 Skill – Magic Weapon
At level 20, you can imbue your weapon with magical energy, so that it does 10% more damage for 10 minutes.

#5 Skill – Familiar
Once you reach Level 22, you can summon a Familiar that deals 240% weapon damage as Arcane to your foes for 10 minutes.

#6 Skill – Storm Armor
You can combine offence with defense with this skill.  At level 17, you get the Storm Armor which covers your body in electrical energy, so any foes nearby will start taking 175% weapon damage as Lightning. This lasts 10 minutes.

Farming Build With Tal Rasha Set

This Explosive Blast-focused build allows you to do some great regular Rift speed Farming. Patch 2.6.1 has brought a bunch of new upgrades to Tal Rasha’s Elements set.

In order to get the ‘Flashfire’ Explosive Blast Wizard, you will need the following gear set-up.

  • Helm: Sage’s Apogee Sage’s Apogee
  • Shoulders: Pauldrons of the Skeleton King Pauldrons of the Skeleton King
  • Gloves: Tal Rasha’s Grasp Tal Rasha’s Grasp
  • Chest: Tal Rasha’s Relentless Pursuit Tal Rasha’s Relentless Pursuit
  • Belt: Tal Rasha’s Brace Tal Rasha’s Brace
  • Pants: Tal Rasha’s Stride Tal Rasha’s Stride
  • Boots: Sage’s Passage Sage’s Passage
  • Bracers: Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers
  • Amulet: Tal Rasha’s Allegiance Tal Rasha’s Allegiance
  • Ring 1: Stone of Jordan Stone of Jordan
  • Ring 2: Avarice Band Avarice Band
  • Weapon: Wand of Woh Wand of Woh
  • Offhand: Orb of Infinite Depth Orb of Infinite Depth

The D3 Wizard Build comes with 6 different active skills and as we’ve listed below.

#1 Skill – Electrocute
At level 15, you can shoot Lightning from your fingertips that hits foes with 138% weapon damage to foes. Not to mention the lightning has an effect in which it will also hit some nearby foes.

#2 Skill – Teleport
This skill is unlocked at level 22 and is ideal for defensive maneuvers. It allows you to teleport through the ether a location of your choice up to 50 yards away. So this skill should prove handy if you find yourself overwhelmed in a fight.

#3 Skill – Frozen Nova
Hit enemies with a freeze explosion that encases them in ice for a few seconds.

#4 Skill – Explosive Blast
At level 19, you get the ability to form a bunch of energy around you that explodes after 1.5 seconds and does 945% weapon damage as Arcane to all enemies within 12 yards.

#5 Skill – Diamond Skin
As the name suggests, you add an extra layer of protection to your skin via this Diamond armor that protects you from damage.

#6 Skill – Storm Armor
You can combine offence with defense with this skill.  At level 17, you get the Storm Armor which covers your body in electrical energy, so any foes nearby will start taking 175% weapon damage as Lightning. This lasts 10 minutes.

Wizard Vyr Archon Build (Endgame)

The Archon Wizard playstyle is a classic and it’s been brought back with Vyr’s Arcana set. This set is ideal for both Greater Rift solo progression and speed farming as it helps reset your Achron cooldown quickly so that you can be the toughest version of yourself that you can. The build requires you to have full 6-piece set in order to use it:

  • Helm: Vyr’s Sightless Skull Vyr’s Sightless Skull
  • Shoulders: Vyr’s Proud Pauldrons Vyr’s Proud Pauldrons
  • Gloves: Vyr’s Grasping Gauntlets Vyr’s Grasping Gauntlets
  • Chest: Vyr’s Astonishing Aura Vyr’s Astonishing Aura
  • Pants: Vyr’s Fantastic Finery Vyr’s Fantastic Finery
  • Boots: Vyr’s Swaggering Stance Vyr’s Swaggering Stance

The 6 active skills that come with this build are:

#1 Skill – Arcane Torrent
You can deal 400% weapon damage to foes by shooting a magical Arcane projectiles at them. Any enemies within the area of impact will be dealt this damage too. Arcane Torrent damage will get boosted 305% to a maximum of 1010% weapon damage as Arcane.

#2 Skill – Archon
At level 30, you get the ability to transform yourself for 20 seconds. This Archon form increases your power by replacing your normal abilities with Archon abilities and killing enemies while transformed will boost your power by 6 %. This also gives you a damage boost of 30%, as well as a 30% boost to Armor and resistance.

#3 Skill – Storm Armor
You can combine offence with defense with this skill.  At level 17, you get the Storm Armor which covers your body in electrical energy, so any foes nearby will start taking 175% weapon damage as Lightning. This lasts 10 minutes.

#4 Skill – Teleport
This skill is unlocked at level 22 and is ideal for defensive maneuvers. It allows you to teleport through the ether a location of your choice up to 50 yards away. So this skill should prove handy if you find yourself overwhelmed in a fight.

#5 Skill – Black Hole
At level 61 you can conjure a Black Hole at a location of your choosing. Foes are automatically drawn to it and are dealt 700% weapon damage.

#6 Skill – Magic Weapon
At level 20, you can imbue your weapon with magical energy, so that it does 10% more damage for 10 minutes

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