Wizard Mammoth Hydra Build With LoD

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 39 comments

Welcome to our build guide for LoD Mammoth Hydra 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 2.7.4 and Season 27.

1.

Introduction

The ancient item-driven counterpart to the Typhon's Veil playstyle, this fiery reconstruction of the Hydra build takes advantage of the Legacy of Dreams versatility and a slew of synergistic legendaries to create a tough and adaptable summoner spec. This steadily paced, sustain damage build is meant for Greater Rift solo progression.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the LoD 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 Black Hole Icon Black Hole Spellsteal Spellsteal 1 Teleport Icon Teleport Safe Passage Safe Passage 2 Blizzard Icon Blizzard Unrelenting Storm Unrelenting Storm 3 Hydra Icon Hydra Mammoth Hydra Mammoth Hydra 4 Storm Armor Icon Storm Armor Shocking Aspect Shocking Aspect
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the LoD 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 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 25.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 30 Oct. 2021 (this page): Enriched the guide with additional information.
  • 26 Oct. 2021 (gear page): Enriched the guide with additional information.
  • 26 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 and passive recommendations.
  • 02 Apr. 2021 (this page): Revised skill and item recommendations, added follower advice.
  • 02 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Revised item recommendations, added follower advice.
  • 20 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Revision of skill and passive recommendations according to Season 22 changes.
  • 20 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Revision of item 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.
  • 11 Mar. 2020 (skills page): Guide added.
  • 11 Mar. 2020 (gear page): Guide added.
  • 11 Mar. 2020 (this page): Guide added.
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