Wizard Vyr Archon Build

Last updated on Aug 23, 2019 at 22:04 by Deadset 35 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 2.6.6 and Season 18.

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 speed 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 Slow Time Slow Time 2 Black Hole Icon Black Hole Absolute Zero Absolute Zero 3 Storm Armor Icon Storm Armor Power of the Storm Power of the Storm 4 Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Deflection Deflection
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Arcane Torrent Icon Arcane Torrent Static Discharge Static Discharge Right Mouse Button Explosive Blast Icon Explosive Blast Flash Flash 1 Archon Icon Archon Slow Time Slow Time 2 Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Deflection Deflection 3 Slow Time Icon Slow Time Time Warp Time Warp 4 Black Hole Icon Black Hole Absolute Zero Absolute Zero
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. Changelog

  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear 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 (speed farming variant page): Item recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 17 May 2019 (speed farming variant 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 (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.
  • 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 (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 (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 (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 Jun. 2017 (this page): Updated guide for 2.6 and moved it to new format.
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