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Vyr Archon Wizard Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Jun 27, 2017 at 18:21 by Deadset

Table of Contents

General Information

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Speed Farming variant of Vyr Archon Wizard. Updated for patch 2.6 and Season 11.

The other pages of our Vyr Archon Wizard guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

1. Speed Farming

The Vyr Archon Wizard can deal reasonably well with Normal Rift farming all the way through the highest Torment difficulties. The build variation suffers mostly from inferior damage to its Archon counterparts for the other sets.

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.

2. Adapting Skills

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Arcane Torrent Icon Arcane Torrent Static Discharge Static Discharge Right Mouse Button Teleport Icon Teleport Wormhole Wormhole 1 Archon Icon Archon No rune chosen 2 Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Force Weapon Force Weapon 3 Storm Armor Icon Storm Armor Scramble Scramble 4 Familiar Icon Familiar Sparkflint Sparkflint
Passive Skills

In the skill selection, you will accomplish that by:

  • Swapping the Teleport Teleport to the Wormhole Wormhole rune for a considerable mobility gain.
  • Exchanging the protective Frost Nova Frost Nova cooldown for the minor passive damage increase of Familiar Familiar Sparkflint Sparkflint.
  • Replacing the Ice Armor Ice Armor bulwark with Storm Armor Storm Armor Scramble Scramble for the frequent movement speed proc.
  • Unstable Anomaly Unstable Anomaly is less necessary in speed farming content, and can be shifted out for the mobility staple Illusionist Illusionist instead.

3. Adapting Gear

Once you comfortably outscale your opponents, you can consider switching away from the Endless Walk set and the Halo of Arlyse Halo of ArlyseAncient Parthan Defenders Ancient Parthan Defenders combo, as that entire setup will be too slow if you are smashing the difficulty. The suggested ring alternatives are: Avarice Band Avarice Band for its Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder synergy, speeding up your clear speed immensely and feeding you infinite gold; and a Stone of Jordan Stone of Jordan, taken as a consistent and situation-independent damage increase. You can complete the speedrunning jewelry with any well rolled amulet, the high-end luxury option being a Hellfire Amulet of Intelligence Hellfire Amulet of Intelligence with a synergistic fifth passive like Glass Cannon Glass Cannon. Ancient Parthan Defenders Ancient Parthan Defenders should be replaced by Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers, cutting down clear times by spawning you additional elites at shrines and pylons.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Intelligence
  2. Socket
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Vitality
Shoulders
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Life %
Torso
  1. Intelligence
  2. 3 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. Reduced damage from Elites
  5. Armor
Wrists
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Elemental Damage
  4. Vitality
  5. Armor
Hands
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Vitality
Waist
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. Armor
  4. Life %
Legs
  1. Intelligence
  2. 2 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. Armor
Feet
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. Armor
  4. All Resistance
  5. Movement Speed
Amulet
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Elemental Damage
  5. Intelligence
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Intelligence
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Intelligence
Weapon
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Intelligence
  3. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Life per Hit
  6. % Weapon Damage
Off-hand
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Intelligence
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Arcane Power on Crit
  5. Increased Damage Against Elites

4. Adapting Gemming

In Torments Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken will build up too slowly to matter, and is best replaced by a speed run oriented gem like Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder. The gem nets you an average of 20-30 million gold per TX run, with no particular focus on Gold Find stats, and it gives you a massive short-term speed boost while picking up gold. With the use of Avarice Band Avarice Band and its massive Pickup Radius bonuses, this will be done automatically, allowing you to focus on the clear.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

5. Adapting Kanai's Cube

That obstacle is gone in normal rifts, and In-geom In-geom shines by reducing 10 seconds flat off the cooldown of all of your skills after you burst an elite. In a normal rift, the 15-second duration of the effect is plenty of time to find a new elite and refresh the In-geom In-geom bonus. This will allow you to chain Archon Archon with very minimal downtime.

About the Author

This build is presented to you by Deadset, one of the very few professional Diablo 3 players. Deadset regularly publishes video guides on Youtube and streams on Twitch, where you can see how this and other builds play out in practice.

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