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Wizard DMO Arcane Orbit Build

Last updated on Oct 27, 2017 at 06:49 by Deadset 86 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

Welcome to our build guide for DMO Arcane Orbit 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 12.

1. Introduction

Delsere's Magnum Opus (DMO) set focuses heavily on Slow Time Slow Time, and the Arcane Orbit Arcane Orbit melee spellcaster capitalizes well on this area-based playstyle. This bursty, control-heavy spec is available in both Greater Rift solo progression and regular Rift farming variations, explained in that order.

2. Video Guide

The following video guide was created to accompany the present written guide and demonstrate how to play the build in-game.

3. Quick Reference

3.1. Skill Setup

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

4. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress Speedfarming Variation
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Spectral Blade Icon Spectral Blade Barrier Blades Barrier Blades Right Mouse Button Teleport Icon Teleport Safe Passage Safe Passage 1 Arcane Orb Icon Arcane Orb Arcane Orbit Arcane Orbit 2 Slow Time Icon Slow Time Exhaustion Exhaustion 3 Explosive Blast Icon Explosive Blast Chain Reaction Chain Reaction 4 Ice Armor Icon Ice Armor Crystallize Crystallize
Passive 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

4.1. Gear Setup

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

4.2. Legendary Gems

4.3. Kanai's Cube

5. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as a Mid Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season. If you are looking for a strong build that will easily finish the Seasonal Journey, but do not necessarily care for high leaderboard placement, consider using this build.

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.

6. 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);
  • Speed Farming Variation: DMO Explosive Blast variation for 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.

7. ChangeLog

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  • 27 Oct. 2017 (gear page): A few wording changes. Build remains unchanged for Patch 2.6.1.
  • 27 Jun. 2017 (this page): Guide updated for 2.6 and moved to new format.
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