Wizard Channeling Meteor Firebird Build

Last updated on Sep 20, 2018 at 09:00 by Deadset 135 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Meteor Wizard in Diablo 3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know to play this build at the highest level. This build is updated for patch 2.6.1 and Season 15.

1. Introduction

Channeling immense powers to call forth destruction from the sky, the Meteor Wizard alternates the might of two sets according to his whims and conjures fiery death. This bursty, hard hitting playstyle is available in two Greater Rift solo and regular Rift farming variations, explained in that order.

2. Quick Reference

2.1. Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Firebird Meteor Wizard is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization.

3. Builds

GR Solo Firebird GR Solo Tal Rasha Tal Rasha Speedfarm Solo Star Pact
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Arcane Torrent Icon Arcane Torrent Flame Ward Flame Ward Right Mouse Button Teleport Icon Teleport Safe Passage Safe Passage 1 Meteor Icon Meteor Meteor Shower Meteor Shower 2 Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Ignite Ignite 3 Frost Nova Icon Frost Nova Bone Chill Bone Chill 4 Ice Armor Icon Ice Armor Crystallize Crystallize
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Arcane Torrent Icon Arcane Torrent Static Discharge Static Discharge Right Mouse Button Teleport Icon Teleport Calamity Calamity 1 Meteor Icon Meteor Meteor Shower Meteor Shower 2 Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Deflection Deflection 3 Frost Nova Icon Frost Nova Frozen Mist Frozen Mist 4 Storm Armor Icon Storm Armor Power of the Storm Power of the Storm
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Energy Twister Icon Energy Twister Mistral Breeze Mistral Breeze Right Mouse Button Teleport Icon Teleport Calamity Calamity 1 Meteor Icon Meteor Thunder Crash Thunder Crash 2 Explosive Blast Icon Explosive Blast Chain Reaction Chain Reaction 3 Familiar Icon Familiar Arcanot Arcanot 4 Storm Armor Icon Storm Armor Power of the Storm Power of the Storm
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Magic Missile Icon Magic Missile Conflagrate Conflagrate Right Mouse Button Teleport Icon Teleport Safe Passage Safe Passage 1 Meteor Icon Meteor Star Pact Star Pact 2 Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Ignite Ignite 3 Arcane Torrent Icon Arcane Torrent Flame Ward Flame Ward 4 Ice Armor Icon Ice Armor Crystallize Crystallize
Passive Skills

3.1. Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Firebird Meteor Wizard is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube and Paragon distribution.

3.2. Legendary Gems

3.3. Kanai's Cube

4. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as the Top Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season.

This build is oriented mostly at solo Rifting (Greater and Normal). Due to its mediocre mobility on long distances, it is not recommended for Bounties. It is also not recommended for group Greater Rifts past the point where every party member can handle the content on his own.

5. Reading Further

To go in-depth on the skills, passives, itemization, gemming and variations to get the most out of this build, follow these pages:

  • Skills and Runes: exhaustive breakdown of the skill and passive choices, along with synergies, rotation and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Gear, Gems, and Paragon Points: detailed explanations of BiS gear, stat priorities, gemming (both regular and legendary), rerolling and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Tal Rasha Variation: Tal Rasha Meteor variation for endgame progression;
  • Star Pact Variation: Wizard Star Pact variation for endgame speed farming;
  • Speed Farming Variation: Wizard Meteor variation for endgame speed farming;
  • Follower Guide: for more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

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.

6. Changelog

  • 20 Sep. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 15.
  • 14 Jun. 2018 (star pact variant page): Adjusted the tables to properly reflect the written portion of the guide.
  • 14 Jun. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 14.
  • 23 Feb. 2018 (star pact variant page): Variation added.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (this page): Revised the guide to improve its endgame skills and itemization.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Revised the guide to improve its endgame itemization.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (skills page): Revised the guide to improve its endgame skill selection.
  • 01 Nov. 2017 (this page): New build added.
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