Wizard Vyr Archon Build

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1.

Introduction

The signature D3 vanilla Archon Wizard playstyle is brought to viability with the dedicated Vyr's Amazing Arcana and Chantodo's Resolve sets. 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 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 Vyr Archon Wizard is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization.

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 Slow Time Slow Time 2 Black Hole Icon Black Hole Absolute Zero Absolute Zero 3 Storm Armor Icon Storm Armor Shocking Aspect Shocking Aspect 4 Slow Time Icon Slow Time Time Warp Time Warp
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Vyr Archon Wizard is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on the required stat rolls on gear, itemization 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 (Chantodo's Will Chantodo's Will) and your off-hand (Chantodo's Force Chantodo's Force).

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

  • 23 Sep. 2022 (skills page): Enriched the guide with additional information.
  • 23 Sep. 2022 (gear page): Enriched the guide with additional information.
  • 23 Sep. 2022 (this page): Enriched the guide with additional information.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (skills 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.
  • 14 Sep. 2021 (gear page): Enriched the guide with additional information.
  • 14 Sep. 2021 (skills page): Enriched the guide with additional information.
  • 14 Sep. 2021 (this page): Enriched the guide with additional information.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 24.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added note regarding Ethereal weapons for Season 24.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 24.
  • 02 Apr. 2021 (this page): Adjusted gear recommendations, added follower information.
  • 02 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Adjusted gear recommendations, added follower information.
  • 02 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 16 Jan. 2021 (gear page): Revised gear and Cube recommendations, introduced additional clarity for stat goals.
  • 16 Jan. 2021 (this page): Thorough revision of the guide in terms of information, presentation and variation splits.
  • 16 Jan. 2021 (skills page): Revised skill and rune recommendations.
  • 20 Nov. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 22.
  • 20 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added Cube recommendations for Season 22.
  • 20 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added Cube recommendations for Season 22.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (skills page): Revised skill selection away from channeling skills and into utility. Added notes on double element version.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (this page): Significant revision to reflect the top tier pushing meta. Added notes on double element version.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (gear page): Corrected jewelry recommendations to fall in line with the proper tables. Added notes on double element version.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): Minor revision to passive recommendations.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): Minor revision to passive recommendations.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (this page): Added possible variations of legendary gems, skills and passives and improved stat tables. Updated for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Added additional skill and passive alteration information for high-end GRs.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Expanded on stat, legendary gem and itemization choices with additional information.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Item recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Skill recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Skill and item recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 17 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 17.
  • 17 May 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 17.
  • 17 May 2019 (skills page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations 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.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Significant revision to itemization.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (skills page): Significant revision to skill selection.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (this page): Significant revision to the itemization and skill selection.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Revised gear to reflect its Patch 2.6.1 buffs.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (this page): Revised the guide to reflect its Patch 2.6.1 buffs.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (skills page): Revised skills to reflect its Patch 2.6.1 buffs.
  • 27 Jun. 2017 (this page): Updated guide for 2.6 and moved it to new format.
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