Wizard Frozen Orb Build With LoD

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 17 comments
1.

Introduction

The ancient item-driven counterpart to the Delsere's Magnum Opus playstyle, this is a modern take on the Diablo II classic fantasy of the spell-slinging sorcerer that takes advantage of the Legacy of Dreams versatility and a slew of synergystic legendaries to create a tough and adaptable caster spec. This guide will cover all of its available playstyles. The base build presented on this page is the Greater Rift Solo Pushing Variation, but this build also has a Nephalem Rift 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 LoD 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 Safe Passage Safe Passage 2 Black Hole Icon Black Hole Absolute Zero Absolute Zero 3 Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Deflection Deflection 4 Storm Armor Icon Storm Armor Power of the Storm Power of the Storm
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the LoD Frozen Orb 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 Arcane Orb Arcane Orb Sanctification, which adds the following power to your build:

  • Arcane Orb Sanctification: Arcane Orb now periodically spawns up to four orbiting charges that will generate an additional orb when cast. All charges from the Arcane Orbit rune now detonate at the same time.

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 (Unstable Scepter Unstable Scepter) and your off-hand (Triumvirate Triumvirate).

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 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 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.
  • 30 Oct. 2021 (gear page): Enriched the guide with additional information.
  • 30 Oct. 2021 (this page): Enriched the guide with additional information, added GR speed farming, and T16 farming variations.
  • 30 Oct. 2021 (skills page): Enriched the guide with additional information.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 02 Apr. 2021 (this page): Revised skill and item selection and added follower recommendation.
  • 02 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Revised gear selection, added follower recommendation.
  • 02 Apr. 2021 (skills page): Skill and passive selection revised.
  • 20 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Guide added.
  • 20 Nov. 2020 (this page): Guide added.
  • 20 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Guide added.
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