Wizard Vyr Archon Build

Last updated on Jan 18, 2019 at 09:00 by Deadset 19 comments
General Information

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 2.6.4 and Season 16.

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 and regular Rift farming variations, explained in that order.

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.

3. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress Speedfarming Variation
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Arcane Torrent Icon Arcane Torrent Static Discharge Static Discharge Right Mouse Button Teleport Icon Teleport Safe Passage Safe Passage 1 Archon Icon Archon No rune chosen 2 Explosive Blast Icon Explosive Blast Chain Reaction Chain Reaction 3 Storm Armor Icon Storm Armor Power of the Storm Power of the Storm 4 Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Conduit Conduit
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Arcane Torrent Icon Arcane Torrent Static Discharge Static Discharge Right Mouse Button Teleport Icon Teleport Wormhole Wormhole 1 Archon Icon Archon No rune chosen 2 Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Force Weapon Force Weapon 3 Storm Armor Icon Storm Armor Power of the Storm Power of the Storm 4 Familiar Icon Familiar Sparkflint Sparkflint
Passive Skills

3.1. 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. It also includes detailed explanations for Season 16 adjustments.

3.2. Legendary Gems

3.3. Kanai's Cube

4. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as a High Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season. If high leaderboard position without strict adherence to the meta is attractive to you, consider using this build.

This build is oriented mostly at solo Rifting (Greater and Normal). Due to its mediocre mobility on long distances, it is not recommended for Bounties. It is also not recommended for group Greater Rifts past the point where every party member can handle the content on his own.

5. Changelog

  • 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 variant 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 (this page): Revised the guide to reflect its Patch 2.6.1 buffs.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (speed farming variant page): Revised the speedrun variant 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 (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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