Wizard DMO Frozen Orb Build

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Welcome to our build guide for DMO Frozen Orb 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 2.7.2 and Season 25.

For more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our follower guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

1.

Introduction

Calling back to powers as ancient as the Sorceresses in Diablo II, the Frozen Orb Wizard emerges as one of the strongest builds in Patch 2.6.1. Using the powers of Delsere's Magnum Opus set, this build bends and slows time itself, while hurling devastating orbs of arctic destruction. This bursty, control-heavy spec is strictly oriented at Greater Rift progression.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Spectral Blade Icon Spectral Blade Barrier Blades Barrier Blades Right Mouse Button Arcane Orb Icon Arcane Orb Frozen Orb Frozen Orb 1 Teleport Icon Teleport Wormhole Wormhole 2 Energy Twister Icon Energy Twister Wicked Wind Wicked Wind 3 Slow Time Icon Slow Time Time Warp Time Warp 4 Storm Armor Icon Storm Armor Shocking Aspect Shocking Aspect
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

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

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Soul Shards (Season 25 Specific)

  • Helm: Sliver of Terror
  • Weapon: Essence of Anguish

Check details on the specific rolls of the Soul Shards required for this build in the Gear page of this guide. Read more about Season 25 in our dedicated Season 25 Compendium, and about Soul Shards specifically our Soul Shard Mechanics Guide.

2.5.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 06 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 25.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 02 Apr. 2021 (this page): Revised skills and items and added follower recommendation.
  • 02 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Revised items and added follower recommendation.
  • 02 Apr. 2021 (skills page): Revised skill and passive lineup.
  • 20 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Revised skill and passive recommendations for Season 22.
  • 20 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Revised item and Cube recommendations for Season 22.
  • 20 Nov. 2020 (this page): Revised skill, item and Cube recommendations for Season 22.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (this page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 17 May 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 17 May 2019 (skills page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 17 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 20 Sep. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 15.
  • 14 Jun. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 14.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (skills page): Revised the skill selection to improve the endgame pushing potential of the build.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Revised the item selection to improve the endgame pushing potential of the build.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (this page): Revised the guide to improve the endgame pushing potential of the build.
  • 30 Oct. 2017 (this page): Guide added.
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