DMO Arcane Orbit Wizard Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Apr 10, 2024 at 09:00 by Deadset 3 comments
Build Variations Updated for Season 31, Patch 2.7.7 Main Build Solo Greater Rift Progression Nephalem Rift Farming

Normal Rift Speed Farming Variation

The DMO Arcane Orbit Wizard can deal reasonably well with Normal Rift farming all the way through the highest Torment difficulties. The build variation suffers from minor inconveniences compared to top tier speed farming builds, chiefly in the necessity to drop manual Slow Time Slow Times on the battlefield in order to deal meaningful damage. We have solo speed GR rankings and solo speed T16 rankings if you want to know more about which builds are best for speed farming.

Within the limited scope of regular difficulties, the necessary damage and toughness to triumph over the enemy is significantly smaller. Thus, your best course of action is to improve utility and speed.


Adapting Skills

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Spectral Blade Icon Spectral Blade Flame Blades Flame Blades Right Mouse Button Teleport Icon Teleport Safe Passage Safe Passage 1 Diamond Skin Icon Diamond Skin Prism Prism 2 Slow Time Icon Slow Time Exhaustion Exhaustion 3 Explosive Blast Icon Explosive Blast Chain Reaction Chain Reaction 4 Storm Armor Icon Storm Armor Scramble Scramble
Passive Skills

In contrast with the progression spec, the power of the speedfarming variation comes from the relentless Explosive Blast Explosive Blast spam, augmented by the powers of Wand of Woh Wand of Woh, Orb of Infinite Depth Orb of Infinite Depth and the Slow Time Slow Time amplification from the DMO set. To keep up its costs, you will be spamming Diamond Skin Diamond Skin Prism Prism, whose cooldown is effectively negated by In-geom In-geom procs. As a minor inconvenience of the playstyle (compared to a Flashfire build, for example) is the need to pay attention and drop Slow Time Slow Time on top of every engagement. You will use Teleport Teleport for active maneuvering, and Storm Armor Storm Armor Scramble Scramble passively in the background for its movespeed procs. Lastly, you can use any primary skill of your liking to proc the generator requirement of the Focus Focus and Restraint Restraint rings.

The following skill selection alterations will be necessary:

  • Since the speedfarming spec completely switches away from the progression build's Arcane Orbit Arcane Orbit focus, replace Arcane Orb Arcane Orb altogether with the resource management powerhouse of Diamond Skin Diamond Skin Prism Prism. Achieving permanent uptime through In-geom In-geom procs, this utility cooldown will reduce costs of all skills by the impressive 9 Arcane Power, allowing for the trademark Explosive Blast Explosive Blast spam of Wand of Woh Wand of Woh builds.
  • Alternate the Spectral Blade Spectral Blade rune to the minor damage amplifier of Flame Blades Flame Blades.
  • Increase damage against enemies in the Slow Time Slow Time radius by swapping to the Time Warp Time Warp rune.
  • In speedrunning, Teleport Teleport is equally vital to cut down rift clear times — so cover more ground with Wormhole Wormhole.
  • Goldwrap Goldwrap plus Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder combo will take care of protection, so you should swap Ice Armor Ice Armor Crystallize Crystallize for the reliable movement speed boost of Storm Armor Storm Armor Scramble Scramble.
  • In the passives, remember that during speedfarming the Explosive Blast Explosive Blast spam spec completely negates the benefits of the controlled DPS, progression-oriented Arcane Dynamo Arcane Dynamo passive. Replace it with Evocation Evocation to further reduce time between detonations and other important cooldowns.

Adapting Gear

The biggest and most important swap in speedfarming is, of course, the weapon: instead of the Unstable Scepter Unstable Scepter, you will use the dedicated Explosive Blast Explosive Blast legendary Wand of Woh Wand of Woh. As a tip to circumvent the rarity of the item, it is recommended that you collect and/or craft rare level 70 Wands (Sovereign Diabolic Wand) in bulk at the Blacksmith, and then use the Upgrade Rare recipe in Kanai's Cube. The Hope of Cain recipe (1 rare item, 50 of white, blue and yellow crafting materials) will only produce legendary wands, cutting down all other one handers in the RNG pool that you would have to deal with through regular gambling at Kadala.

Do note that for speed farming with the Explosive Blast Explosive Blast spec, Orb of Infinite Depth Orb of Infinite Depth becomes the necessary companion to Wand of Woh Wand of Woh.

Understandably, both the buildup mechanic of the Endless Walk set and cycling damage bonuses of Convention of Elements Convention of Elements are unfit for the speedy Torment difficulties, where they are best replaced by the Bastions of Will set, Focus Focus and Restraint Restraint. These rings excel at all-out offense by offering a 2.25 independent damage multiplier as long as you alternate between a primary and spender attacks — which you do by alternating between Explosive Blast Explosive Blast and Spectral Blade Spectral Blade. These speedrun rings are best completed with a Hellfire Amulet of Intelligence Hellfire Amulet of Intelligence, as it allows you to include another farm-appropriate passive like Glass Cannon Glass Cannon.

While The Shame of Delsere The Shame of Delsere bonus will be vital in Greater Rift pushes to maintain the damage reduction of a cubed Aquila Cuirass Aquila Cuirass, your protection in normal rifts will be taken care of by Goldwrap Goldwrap. The latter supplies you with practically infinite Toughness on a good Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder gold streak.

Defensive precautions like Ancient Parthan Defenders Ancient Parthan Defenders will be overkill in normal rifts; they should be replaced by the speed boosts of Warzechian Armguards Warzechian Armguards. The former favorite for the slot, Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers, are still valuable for the build — they should be equipped on your follower, who will transfer their power over to you via the Emanate mechanic.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
  1. Intelligence
  2. Socket
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Vitality
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. Explosive Blast %
  4. Area Damage
  5. Armor
  1. Intelligence
  2. 3 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. Explosive Blast %
  5. Armor
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Fire Damage
  4. Vitality
  5. Armor
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Area Damage
  5. Vitality
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. Armor
  4. Life %
  1. Intelligence
  2. 2 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. Armor
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. Armor
  4. Movement Speed
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Fire Damage
  5. Intelligence
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Area Damage
  5. Intelligence
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Area Damage
  5. Intelligence
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  3. Intelligence
  4. % Weapon Damage
  5. Area Damage
  6. Vitality
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Intelligence
  3. Crit Chance
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Area Damage

To help you with farming the gear you need for your builds, we have two very useful guides that you can access by clicking the links below: a Salvage Guide to help you quickly check whether or not you can safely salvage a piece of gear and a Legendary Farming Guide to help you efficiently farm legendaries and set items.


Altar of Rites

The former Season 28 theme, the Altar of Rites, has been revised and re-added to Diablo 3 as a permanent character progression mechanic. — For virtually all builds and players of all skill levels — from casual to advanced — we recommend progressing through the Altar tree using the path outlined below. The suggested path is geared towards maximum quality of life first, then amplifying damage, and then mopping up the tree with defensive and edge case utility nodes.

Note that while they require reaching them with a Seal, Legendary Potion Powers are not part of the Seal cost system; Potions unlock with a separate resource called Primordial Ashes, obtained from salvaging Legendary or Set items of Primal (red bordered) quality. Upgrade them as soon as possible, and in the order shown below (courtesy of Caleko's Altar of Rites planner).

Altar of Rites Planner

You can read more on the Altar of Rites, Seals and Legendary Potion Powers in our dedicated Altar of Rites Mechanics guide.


Adapting Gemming

In Torment runs, Esoteric Alteration Esoteric Alteration's slot is best taken by Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder, whose interaction with the cubed Avarice Band Avarice Band and worn Goldwrap Goldwrap will keep you rich, safe and sped up throughout the run.

In lower Greater Rifts or during farming, you can easily swap Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken out for the well-rounded damage and toughness increase of Bane of the Powerful Bane of the Powerful.

Slot Gems
Torso and Pants

For more information about gems, please refer to our guide on gems.


Adapting Kanai's Cube

The weapon slot should be taken up by In-geom In-geom for the potent 10-second cut of important cooldowns.

Tucked away in the armor slot of the Cube, Krelm's Buff Belt Krelm's Buff Belt will provide you with another source off increased movement speed during speed farming.

During regular rifts, swap the jewelry slot into the Act III cache legendary ring Avarice Band Avarice Band. Its unique property extends your pickup radius up to the massive 30 yards for a generous 10-second period. Triggered, maximized and constantly refreshed from the endless stream of Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder gold, the ring and the gem will keep you sped up and invulnerable from the worn Goldwrap Goldwrap.



The recommended follower for this build during standard rift farming for keys is the Enchantress due to her numerous utility bonuses, allowing you to smooth out your speed runs even further.

For more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our Follower Guide, which contains detailed advice for choosing the skills and the gear of your follower.


Legendary Potion

Your recommended potion is Bottomless Potion of the Tower Bottomless Potion of the Tower, whose Armor-increasing properties complement the naturally high All Resistances stat of Wizards (due to Intelligence scaling Resistances) for optimal survivability.



  • 10 Apr. 2024: Guide reviewed for Season 31.
  • 10 Jan. 2024: Revised guide for the permanent addition of the Altar of Rites, and added Season-specific Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 13 Sep. 2023: Added Season 29 Paragon Cap and Gearing recommendations.
  • 22 Feb. 2023: Added Season 28 Altar of Rites recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022: Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 14 Apr. 2022: Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 06 Dec. 2021: Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 22 Jul. 2021: Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 02 Apr. 2021: Added follower recommendation.
  • 20 Nov. 2020: Added Cube recommendations for Season 22.
  • 01 Jul. 2020: No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020: No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 22 Nov. 2019: Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019: Reviewed and approved for Season 18.
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