If spell-slinging is your preferred method of demon-slaying then check out our best Diablo 3 Wizard builds for Season 26.
Diablo 3’s Wizard is the successor to Diablo 2’s Sorceress and is even a returning class from the original Diablo. The Wizard is your typical magic build as opposed to a tank or ranger style character, and those new to Diablo 3 and often prefer to play as mages will take to the Wizard instantly.
The class is easy to learn, but the real fun comes from mastery. If you’re playing Season 26 of Diablo 3 and want the best possible Wizard build then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how to ruin Diablo’s day with an elemental assault.
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The Wizard is for those who want to play as a classic elemental caster. The class represents all standard RPG magic users without the complications and quirks of some of Diablo 3’s other playable characters. Although, this isn’t a criticism, as the Wizard is capable of some truly devastating attacks.
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The Wizard is often weak up-close, being somewhat of a glass cannon. Players who select the Wizard will need to keep moving and not get bogged down by enemies. However, in the right hands, and with the right build, the class is one of the deadliest in all of Diablo 3.
If blasting enemies with elemental death from a distance is your thing, then the Wizard is right for you.
According to the very reliable Maxroll.gg’s key farming tier list, the Wizard is ranked with an S in Season 26 which is nothing to sneeze at. This means that the Wizard is indeed considered desirable throughout Season 26 of Diablo 3.
The best Wizard build for Season 26 is the LoD Twister build. As you can imagine this makes use of the Energy Twister ability along with a selection of OP items and weapons. Here’s a breakdown of everything you’ll need to make this build.
Below are all the active skills you should use for the LoD Twister build. Each complements the rest and allows you to stack damage and critical hits:
|Energy Twister||Wicked Wind|
|Arcane Torrent||Flame Ward|
|Storm Armor||Halo of Karini|
|Wave of Force||Arcane Attunement|
For this build’s passive skills, we’d recommend:
- Galvanizing Ward
- Elemental Exposure
Now that you know the skills to focus on, here’s what gear you should equip to get the best out of this Diablo 3 Wizard build:
|Shoulders||Mantle of Channeling|
|Bracers||Ashnagarr’s Blood Bracer|
|Belt||The Witching Hour|
|Pants||Blackthorn’s Jousting Mail|
|Ring 1||Halo of Karini|
|Ring 2||Convention of Elements|
|Main-hand weapon||The Twisted Sword|
|Off-hand weapon||Etched Sigil|
It’s tempting to hire the Templar when playing as a Wizard. That’s because Kormac can tank his way through the game, giving your Wizard space to fire their spells while he holds off the hordes of Hell on the front line.
However, Maxroll.gg recommends bringing the Enchantress along with you for long-range support. Her buffs also help your build inflict mass damage while staying out of reach from demons.
If the Typhon Hydra build isn’t your style you can select one of the below instead.
LoD Frozen Orb
Frozen Orb unleashes some devastating icy spells on your enemies and it replaces the Hydra spell for the Arcane Orb.
|Arcane Orb||Frozen Orb|
|Spectral Blade||Barrier Blades|
|Storm Armor||Shocking Aspect|
|Black Hole||Absolute Zero|
The Firebird build is mostly built around the Firebird’s Finery armor set, but it also makes use of the following skills:
|Spectral Blade||Flame Blades|
|Explosive Blase||Chain Reaction|
Both builds come courtesy of Maxroll.gg.
So there’s our recommended Diablo 3 Wizard Builds for this Season! Need to know more? Then check out more of our guides: