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Wizard Explosive Blast Farming Build With Tal Rasha Set

Last updated on Jun 27, 2017 at 16:49 by Deadset 63 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Explosive Blast Farming 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 and Season 11.

1. Introduction

Receiving a bunch of quality of life upgrades and a straight numbers boost in Patch 2.4, the Tal Rasha's Elements set maintains a great deal of relevance. One of its undeniable applications is the so-called 'Flashfire' Wizard, an Explosive Blast-focused build that excels at regular Rift speed farming.

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 'Flashfire' Explosive Blast Wizard is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization.

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Electrocute Icon Electrocute Surge of Power Surge of Power Right Mouse Button Teleport Icon Teleport Calamity Calamity 1 Frost Nova Icon Frost Nova Frozen Mist Frozen Mist 2 Explosive Blast Icon Explosive Blast Chain Reaction Chain Reaction 3 Diamond Skin Icon Diamond Skin Prism Prism 4 Storm Armor Icon Storm Armor Scramble Scramble
Passive Skills

3.2. Gear Setup

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

3.3. Legendary Gems

3.4. Kanai's Cube

4. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as a Low Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season. If you are looking to challenge yourself with an unorthodox, but still very viable build to complete the Season Journey with, consider using this build.

This build works best in the limited scopes of the regular difficulties, and handles Normal Rifts and Bounties with efficiency. It can also handle low tier Greater Rifts, around or slightly above the point where they match the regular difficulties (as displayed on the GR dropdown menu in game). It is not recommended for pushing very high solo Greater Rifts, or 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);
  • Greater Rifting Variation: Explosive Blast variation for solo Greater Rifts;
  • 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

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  • 27 Jun. 2017 (this page): Updated guide for 2.6 and moved it to the new format.
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