Wizard Frost Hydra Build With Typhon

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 31 comments
1.

Introduction

Leaning into the summoner Wizard fantasy, the Typhon Hydra build relies on a combination of ramping attacks and pet empowerment to fuel a simple, yet very flashy and capable playstyle with The Typhon's Veil set. This guide will cover all of its available playstyles. The base one presented on this page is the Greater Rift Solo Pushing Variation, but this build also has a Nephalem Rift (and Bounty) Farming Variation and a Greater Rift Speed Farming Variation; follow the links above to the respective alterations.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Typhon Hydra 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 Hydra Icon Hydra Frost Hydra Frost Hydra 1 Teleport Icon Teleport Safe Passage Safe Passage 2 Blizzard Icon Blizzard Apocalypse Apocalypse 3 Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Deflection Deflection 4 Storm Armor Icon Storm Armor Shocking Aspect Shocking Aspect
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

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

2.2.1.

Angelic Crucible Sanctification

Season 27 comes with the theme of Angelic Crucibles — consumable items that empower Legendary items with perfected Ancient-level stats, as well as infuse them with one of three unique, powerful, class-specific abilities at random. For this build, we recommend aiming for the Storm Armor Storm Armor Sanctification, which adds the following power to your build:

  • Storm Armor Sanctification: Your Storm Armor charges over 30 seconds. Casting Storm Armor at full charge releases a powerful thunderbolt, instantly killing a random enemy within 30 yards. Bosses and Elites are not killed but take significant damage.

Use Angelic Crucibles on an item that crosses over most (if not all) variants of a build, and is also an item that is relatively harder to perfect than other slots (since sanctifying an item maximizes its stats). In the case of this build, good candidates for Sanctification are your weapon (Serpent's Sparker Serpent's Sparker) and your off-hand (Winter Flurry Winter Flurry).

You can read more on Angelic Crucibles and the sanctification process in our dedicated Angelic Crucible Mechanics guide.

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 25.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 22 Oct. 2021 (this page): Enriched the guide with additional information, added GR speed farming, T16 and Bounty farming variations.
  • 22 Oct. 2021 (gear page): Enriched the guide with additional information.
  • 22 Oct. 2021 (skills page): Enriched the guide with additional information.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 02 Apr. 2021 (skills page): Revised skill selection.
  • 02 Apr. 2021 (this page): Revised skill and gear selection, and added follower recommendation.
  • 02 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Revised gear selection and added follower recommendation.
  • 20 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Revision of item, skill and passive recommendations, alongside advice for Season 22 changes.
  • 20 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Revision of item, skill and passive recommendations, alongside advice for Season 22 changes.
  • 20 Nov. 2020 (this page): Revision of item, skill and passive recommendations, alongside advice for Season 22 changes.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 10 Mar. 2020 (skills page): Guide added.
  • 10 Mar. 2020 (gear page): Guide added.
  • 10 Mar. 2020 (this page): Guide added.
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