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Best Diablo 3 Wizard Builds: Season 24

Published: 8/Oct/2021 13:39 Updated: 22/Oct/2021 16:40

by Sam Smith

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If spell-slinging is your preferred method of demon-slaying then check out our best Diablo 3 Wizard Builds for Season 24. 

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 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 24 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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Diablo 3 Wizard casting

Diablo 3’s Wizard blasts her enemies.

Is the Wizard right for me?

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. But this isn’t a criticism, as the Wizard is capable of some truly devastating attacks.

However, 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. But in the right hands, and with the right build, the class is one of the deadliest in all of Diablo 3.

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If blasting enemies with elemental death from a distance is your thing, then the Wizard is right for you.

Is the Wizard good in Diablo 3 Season 24?

According to the very reliable Maxroll.gg’s key farming tier list, the Wizard is ranked A in Season 24. While S class sits at the top of the pile, being ranked A is nothing to sneeze at. This means that the Wizard is indeed considered desirable throughout Season 24 of Diablo 3.

Best Diablo 3 Wizard Build

The best Wizard build for Season 24 is the Typhon Hydra build. As you can imagine this makes use of the Hydra ability alongside the Typhon’s Veil set. Here’s a breakdown of the skills and items you’ll need.

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Active Skills

Skill Rune
Hydra Frost Hydra
Blizzard Unrelenting Storm
Spectral Blade Barrier Blades
Storm Armor Shocking Aspect
Black Hole Absolute Zero
Teleport Wormhole

Passive Skills

For this build’s passive skills, we’d recommend:

  • Galvanizing Ward
  • Elemental Exposure
  • Audacity
  • Arcane Dynamo
  • Unstable Anomaly
Diablo 3 wizard build menu
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The Wizard can be tailored to the player’s style but spells are their weapon of choice.

Item build & Ethereal weapon

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:

Item type Name
Helm The Magistrate
Shoulders Typhon’s Tibia
Chest Typhon’s Thorax
Gloves Typhon’s Claws
Bracers Ashnagarr’s Blood Bracer
Belt The Shame of Delsere
Pants Typhon’s Abdomen
Boots Typhon’s Tarsus
Ring 1 Halo of Karini
Ring 2 Convention of Elements
Amulet Squirt’s Necklace
Main-hand weapon Wizardspike – Ethereal weapon
Off-hand weapon Winter Flurry

Follower

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.

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Diablo 3 Wizard gameplay
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The Wizard strikes some demons with an icy blizzard spell.

Alternative Diablo 3 Wizard Builds

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 feels dramatically different from Typhon Hydra despite some obvious similarities. Of course, it replaces the Hydra spell for the Arcane Orb.

Skill Rune
Arcane Orb Frozen Orb
Magic Weapon Deflection
Spectral Blade Barrier Blades
Storm Armor Shocking Aspect
Black Hole Absolute Zero
Teleport Wormhole

The full LoD Frozen Orb guide can be obtained via Maxroll.gg.

Firebird EB

The Firebird build is mostly built around the Firebird’s Finery armor set, but it also makes use of the following skills:

Skill Rune
Disintegrate Volatility
Magic Weapon Deflection
Spectral Blade Flame Blades
Explosive Blase Chain Reaction
Black Hole Spellsteal
Teleport Wormhole

The full Firebird EB guide can be obtained via Maxroll.gg.


So there’s our recommended Diablo 3 Wizard Builds for this Season! Need to know more? Be Then check out our guides:

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