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

Last updated on Jun 27, 2017 at 12:23 by Deadset 124 comments

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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 and Season 11.

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
(battle.net link)
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
(battle.net link)
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
(battle.net link)

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. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as the Top Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season.

This is a versatile build, able to handle all three major activities in the game (Greater Rifts, Normal Rifts and Bounties) with the adjustments outlined in this guide. With proper adaptation outlined on the Group variant page, it is also recommended as a DPS option in groups.

6. 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);
  • Solo Progression Variation: Lightning Archon variation for endgame solo progression;
  • Group Progression Variation: Lightning Archon variation for endgame group progression;
  • 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.

7. ChangeLog

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  • 27 Jun. 2017 (this page): Guide updted for 2.6 and moved to new format.
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