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Wizard Vyr Archon Build

Last updated on Jun 27, 2017 at 18:21 by Deadset 65 comments

Table of Contents

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 and Season 11.

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. Video Guide

The following video guide was created to accompany the present written guide and demonstrate how to play the build in-game.

3. Quick Reference

3.1. 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.

4. 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 Magic Weapon Icon Magic Weapon Deflection Deflection 3 Ice Armor Icon Ice Armor Crystallize Crystallize 4 Frost Nova Icon Frost Nova Bone Chill Bone Chill
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 Scramble Scramble 4 Familiar Icon Familiar Sparkflint Sparkflint
Passive Skills

4.1. 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.

4.2. Legendary Gems

4.3. Kanai's Cube

5. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as a Low Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season. If you are looking to challenge yourself with an unorthodox, but still very viable build to complete the Season Journey with, 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.

6. Reading Further

To go in-depth on the skills, passives, itemization, gemming and variations to get the most out of this build, follow these pages:

  • Skills and Runes: exhaustive breakdown of the skill and passive choices, along with synergies, rotation and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Gear, Gems, and Paragon Points: detailed explanations of BiS gear, stat priorities, gemming (both regular and legendary), rerolling and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Speed Farming Variation: Vyr Archon variation for speed farming;
  • Follower Guide: for more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

About the Author

This build is presented to you by Deadset, one of the very few professional Diablo 3 players. Deadset regularly publishes video guides on Youtube and streams on Twitch, where you can see how this and other builds play out in practice.

7. ChangeLog

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  • 27 Jun. 2017 (this page): Updated guide for 2.6 and moved it to new format.
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