Wizard Vyr Archon Build

Last updated on Jul 01, 2020 at 09:00 by Deadset 57 comments

Welcome to our build guide for Vyr 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 2.6.9 and Season 21.

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

The vanilla classic Archon Wizard playstyle is brought back to viability with the dedicated Vyr's Amazing Arcana set. This high burst playstyle is available in both Greater Rift solo progression (the present guide) and speed farming (see link just below) variations.

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 Spectral Blade Icon Spectral Blade Barrier Blades Barrier Blades 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 Explosive Blast Icon Explosive Blast Chain Reaction Chain Reaction 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 choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube and Paragon distribution.

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 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 (speed farming page): Slight revision of wording to better match its progression counterpart.
  • 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 (this page): Minor revision to passive recommendations.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): Minor revision to passive recommendations.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (speed farming page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Added additional skill and passive alteration information for high-end GRs.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (speed farming page): Substantial rework of the speedfarm guide in order to include gold utility legendaries.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Expanded on stat, legendary gem and itemization choices with additional information.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (this page): Added possible variations of legendary gems, skills and passives and improved stat tables. Updated for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (speed farming page): Item recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Skill and item recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Skill recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Item recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 17 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 17.
  • 17 May 2019 (skills 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 (speed farming page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 17.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 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.
  • 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 (speed farming page): Text revisions to reflect the changes to the main build.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Significant revision to itemization.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (this page): Significant revision to the itemization and skill selection.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (skills page): Significant revision to skill selection.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (skills page): Revised skills to reflect its Patch 2.6.1 buffs.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Revised gear to reflect its Patch 2.6.1 buffs.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (speed farming page): Revised the speedrun variant 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 Jun. 2017 (this page): Updated guide for 2.6 and moved it to new format.
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