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Wizard Delsere's Magnum Opus (DMO) Fresh 70 Starter Build (Patch 2.6.8 / Season 20)

Last updated on Mar 13, 2020 at 09:00 by Deadset 51 comments

This build is a starter build for fresh Level 70 Wizards who have access to the Delsere's Magnum Opus (DMO) set.

This guide is part of our Wizard Seasonal Progress Guide, which also includes a leveling build and other early builds for fresh 70 characters.


Fresh 70 Build

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Wave of Force Icon Wave of Force Heat Wave Heat Wave Right Mouse Button Slow Time Icon Slow Time Time Warp Time Warp 1 Familiar Icon Familiar Arcanot Arcanot 2 Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Force Weapon Force Weapon 3 Teleport Icon Teleport Safe Passage Safe Passage 4 Storm Armor Icon Storm Armor Power of the Storm Power of the Storm
Passive Skills

How to Play the Build: Skills and Rotation

Armed with the early 2-piece and 4-piece set bonuses, no changes are recommended to the leveling and beginner 70 build outside of swapping Familiar Familiar Sparkflint Sparkflint to Slow Time Slow Time Time Warp Time Warp. Since you will effortlessly reduce the cooldown of Slow Time Slow Time with regular casts of Explosive Blast Explosive Blast from the leveling spec, it only makes sense to include this stronger AoE buff/utility skill.

At the 6-piece bonus, shift the build into its final form displayed above. This is a significant alteration from the leveling spec, but mostly concerns runes. The biggest change is in your primary damage dealing skill, changing from Disintegrate Disintegrate to Wave of Force Wave of Force Heat Wave Heat Wave. This circular AoE spender is mostly underused in the Wizard endgame, but makes for a great starting nuke in a DMO set build. Wave of Force Wave of Force falls into the list of eligible Slow Time Slow Time resetting skills from the DMO 2-piece bonus, and benefits from the massive damage multiplier of the 6-piece bonus. It is relatively AP-efficient, allowing you to run it without a generator, and does not require any particular legendary items to be effective.

To provide for its costs, you will maintain Storm Armor Storm Armor Power of the Storm Power of the Storm from the leveling build. You will also drop Explosive Blast Explosive Blast (an inefficient choice before owning Wand of Woh Wand of Woh) and re-introduce Familiar Familiar to the build, but this time with the AP regenerating Arcanot Arcanot rune.

Staples like Magic Weapon Magic Weapon and Teleport Teleport remain in the spec, but you can alternate their runes to Conduit Conduit (for extra resources) and Safe Passage Safe Passage (survivability) according to your needs.

In your passives, it is recommended that you retain Illusionist Illusionist — this is a powerful utility passive that can be easily overlooked, but in reality provides near unlimited mobility during intensive combat, as well as a frequently triggered general movespeed buff. During early gearing, similarly to other progression stages in the game, it is recommended that you take Unstable Anomaly Unstable Anomaly for the cheat death. In the place of the long ranged Power Hungry Power Hungry, take its sister mirrored passive Audacity Audacity to better match the Wave of Force Wave of Force fighting range. Your final passive slot will vary according to your confidence in clearing the difficulty; either Blur Blur for the extra safety, or Glass Cannon Glass Cannon to finish runs even faster.


Gear and Builds Using This Set

The build above is specifically created not to require any additional sets or legendary items. In order to transition to a late game-oriented spec using the same set, we have a rough list of high priority items to obtain, as well as a link to the build they pertain to.



  • 13 Mar. 2020: Reviewed for Season 20.
  • 22 Nov. 2019: Page added.
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