Wizard DMO Frozen Orb Build

Last updated on Jan 18, 2019 at 09:00 by Deadset 4 comments
General Information

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 2.6.4 and Season 16.

General Information

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.

3. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Shock Pulse Icon Shock Pulse Piercing Orb Piercing Orb Right Mouse Button Arcane Orb Icon Arcane Orb Frozen Orb Frozen Orb 1 Explosive Blast Icon Explosive Blast Chain Reaction Chain Reaction 2 Black Hole Icon Black Hole Spellsteal Spellsteal 3 Slow Time Icon Slow Time Stretch Time Stretch Time 4 Storm Armor Icon Storm Armor Power of the Storm Power of the Storm
Passive Skills

3.1. 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. It also includes detailed explanations for Season 16 adjustments.

3.2. Legendary Gems

3.3. Kanai's Cube

4. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as a High Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season. If high leaderboard position without strict adherence to the meta is attractive to you, consider using this build.

The build is constructed for solo Greater Rifting, as one or more of its core mechanics are deemed too slow or timing-oriented for the quick nature of Normal Rifts and Bounties. It is not recommended for group Greater Rifts past the point where every party member can handle the content on his own.

5. Changelog

  • 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.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 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 (this page): Revised the guide 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.
  • 30 Oct. 2017 (this page): Guide added.
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