Wizard Lightning Archon Build With Manald Heal and Tal Rasha/Vyr Sets

Last updated on Aug 23, 2019 at 22:00 by Deadset 3 comments
General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Lightning Archon 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

Gradually emerging from several targeted buffs and reworks over the course of Patch 2.4's lifecycle, the Lightning Archon build finally takes an endgame form. This long range, high skillcap build is provided in a Speed Farming, a Greater Rift solo progression and a Greater Rift Group progression variations, explained in that order.

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 farming skill setup of the Tal Vyr Lightning Archon is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization.

4. Builds

Speedfarming Variation Greater Rift Solo Progress Greater Rift Group Progress
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Arcane Torrent Icon Arcane Torrent Static Discharge Static Discharge Right Mouse Button Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Deflection Deflection 1 Archon Icon Archon Combustion Combustion 2 Frost Nova Icon Frost Nova Frozen Mist Frozen Mist 3 Teleport Icon Teleport Calamity Calamity 4 Energy Armor Icon Energy Armor Force Armor Force Armor
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Magic Missile Icon Magic Missile Glacial Spike Glacial Spike Right Mouse Button Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Deflection Deflection 1 Archon Icon Archon Combustion Combustion 2 Black Hole Icon Black Hole Spellsteal Spellsteal 3 Teleport Icon Teleport Calamity Calamity 4 Energy Armor Icon Energy Armor Force Armor Force Armor
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Magic Missile Icon Magic Missile Glacial Spike Glacial Spike Right Mouse Button Slow Time Icon Slow Time Stretch Time Stretch Time 1 Archon Icon Archon Combustion Combustion 2 Hydra Icon Hydra Lightning Hydra Lightning Hydra 3 Teleport Icon Teleport Calamity Calamity 4 Energy Armor Icon Energy Armor Force Armor Force Armor
Passive Skills

4.1. Gear Setup

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

4.2. Legendary Gems

4.3. Kanai's Cube

5. Changelog

  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (solo progression variant page): 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 (group progression 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 for Patch 2.6.1.
  • 27 Jun. 2017 (this page): Guide updated for 2.6 and moved to new format.
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