Wizard Firebird Archon Build

Last updated on Aug 23, 2019 at 21:47 by Deadset 2 comments
General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Firebird 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 2.6.6 and Season 18.

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

The most reworked set in Diablo history, the Firebird's Finery set nevertheless retains many of its characteristics: damage building up over time, immolating entire screens of enemies, and the constant pursuit of a larger fire. This guide merges Firebird with the powers of Archon into a bursty playstyle that is available in both Greater Rift solo progression and regular Rift farming variations, explained in that order.

2. Quick Reference

2.1. Skill Setup

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

3. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress Speedfarming Variation
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Spectral Blade Icon Spectral Blade Flame Blades Flame Blades Right Mouse Button Archon Icon Archon Combustion Combustion 1 Frost Nova Icon Frost Nova Bone Chill Bone Chill 2 Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Force Weapon Force Weapon 3 Teleport Icon Teleport Safe Passage Safe Passage 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 Archon Icon Archon Combustion Combustion 1 Familiar Icon Familiar Sparkflint Sparkflint 2 Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Force Weapon Force Weapon 3 Teleport Icon Teleport Wormhole Wormhole 4 Storm Armor Icon Storm Armor Scramble Scramble
Passive Skills

3.1. Gear Setup

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

3.2. Legendary Gems

3.3. Kanai's Cube

4. Changelog

  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (speed farming variant page): Reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 17 May 2019 (gear 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 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 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.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (this page): No changes necessary in Patch 2.6.1.
  • 27 Jun. 2017 (this page): Guide updted for 2.6 and moved to new format.
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