Diablo 3 Wizard Builds & Specs
Diablo 3 Wizard Builds: Inferno Specs
The Diablo 3 Wizard builds listed below, focus on skills with potential for sustained DPS and mobility and/or abilities that augment survivability.
An Arcane Orb-centric Wizard build optimized for Diablo 3 Inferno Boss encounters prioritizing massive DPS and mobility. This Wizard build employs a rotation prioritizing Magic Missile with Seeker for the Arcane Dynamo buff to set up Arcane Orb as main damage dealing skill. DPS is further increased and buffed by Hydra with Venom Hydra and Magic Weapon with Force Weapon.
Energy Armor with Prismatic Armor increases survivability through damage mitigation while Teleport with Wormhole enhanced by the passive Illusionist increases survivability through mobility.
A basic Blizzard Hydra Wizard build optimized for Diablo 3 Inferno farming combining sustained AOE DPS with damage mitigation and passive heals. This Wizard build utilizes Blizzard with Snowbound and Hydra with Venom Hydra, supported by Shock Pulse with Piercing Orb for damage. DPS is boosted by Magic Weapon with Force Weapon.
Energy Armor with Prismatic Armor and Blur increase survivability through damage mitigation. Energy Armor is enhanced by Galvanizing Ward to double as passive heal. Teleport with Wormhole increases survivability through mobility.
Diablo 3 Wizard Builds: Normal Mode Specs
The Diablo 3 Wizard builds listed below, focus on skills with potential for burst DPS and/or abilities that enhance mobility and crowd control. These Normal mode Wizard builds are primarily optimized to boost instant burst skills and abilities.
Frost Wizard build optimized for Diablo 3 Normal mode combining and crowd-control with massive sustained DPS through Frost-dominated skills. This Wizard build employs a rotation prioritizing Frost Nova to maximize Ray of Frost by exploiting the passive Cold Blooded. Employ Spectral Blade to preserve Arcane Power. Save Wave of Force for troublesome mobs or when you are cornered. Diamond Skin increases survivability.
The passives Power Hungry and Astral Presence increase maximum total Arcane Power and accelerate Arcane Power regeneration.
A Wizard build optimized for Diablo 3 Normal mode combining burst AoE DPS with crowd-control and mobility. Relying heavily on critical hits for burst, healing and reducing cooldowns, this Wizard build prioritizes a rotation utilizing the otherwise defensive skill Slow Time in an offensive manner for debuff and crowd-control and to set up Meteor as primary AoE damage dealing ability. Diamond Skin provides for survivability.
The passives Prodigy, Power Hungry and Astral Presence are utilized to increase Arcane Power regeneration and ease Arcane Power management.
Diablo 3 Wizard: Beta by Force Strategy Gaming
Diablo 3 Wizard Beta footage with commentary, courtesy of Force Strategy Gaming.