Vyr Archon Wizard Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Aug 23, 2019 at 22:03 by Deadset 36 comments
General Information

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Speed Farming variant of Vyr Archon Wizard. Updated for patch 2.6.6 and Season 18.

1.

Speed Farming

The Vyr Archon Wizard can deal reasonably well with Rift speed farming of various types.

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 Explosive Blast Icon Explosive Blast Flash Flash 1 Archon Icon Archon Slow Time Slow Time 2 Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Deflection Deflection 3 Slow Time Icon Slow Time Time Warp Time Warp 4 Black Hole Icon Black Hole Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
Passive Skills

In the skill selection, you will accomplish that by:

3.

Adapting Gear

To accommodate the lightning-fast nature of speedfarming, you will be including The Flavor of Time The Flavor of Time as either your worn amulet, or in your jewelry Cube slot; its legendary power will double the duration of your Pylon pickups, snowballing the Archon devastation through the rifts. Note that this slot is interchangeable with the standard recommendation for this slot, Squirt's Necklace Squirt's Necklace.

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. Cold Damage
  4. Life per Hit
  5. Vitality
Hands
  1. Critical Hit Chance
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Intelligence
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. Cold 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 Base Weapon Damage
  2. Intelligence
  3. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. % Weapon Damage
  6. Life per Hit
Off-hand
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Intelligence
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Arcane Power on Crit
4.

Adapting Gemming

In lower difficulty content, the scaling damage increase of Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken will be too slow to build up; you will do well to replace it with the lower, but more stable damage bonus of Bane of the Powerful Bane of the Powerful.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon
5.

Adapting Kanai's Cube

If you are doing low enough content, at a certain point fights will be over too quickly for The Furnace The Furnace to matter. Once that occurs, make a swap to In-geom In-geom, which reduces 10 seconds flat off the cooldown of all of your skills after you burst an elite. This will allow you to chain Archon Archon with very minimal downtime.

As noted above, your jewelry Cube slot will be taken by your worse roll between The Flavor of Time The Flavor of Time and Squirt's Necklace Squirt's Necklace.

6.

Changelog

  • 23 Aug. 2019: Item recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 17 May 2019: Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 17.
  • 26 Nov. 2017: Text revisions to reflect the changes to the main build.
  • 27 Oct. 2017: Revised the speedrun variant to reflect its Patch 2.6.1 buffs.
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