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Archon Wizard (Patch 2.6.4)

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This thread is for comments and feedback about our Archon Wizard build guide.

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Krelm's is not a good choice- it will not get the bonus because there must be more that 2 pieces in the set in order to get a bonus from Royal Ring of Grandeur.

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15 hours ago, Guest TedintheShed said:

Krelm's is not a good choice- it will not get the bonus because there must be more that 2 pieces in the set in order to get a bonus from Royal Ring of Grandeur.

The Krelms have this as legendary affix. Its not the set bonus.

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Is the idea that Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac is unnecessary because you don't actually need 100% uptime on Archon form, Swami + Manald Heal lets you keep your toughness and damage up between casts?

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I've found a wand called "wand of woh" adds over 300% damage to explosive blast and 3 additional blasts. Using it with the skills shown, there is very little down time and you get your 4 stacks in one cast. Might be a better addition to this build than pig sticker. I don't know, oddly haven't found one yet to try.

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16 hours ago, Guest Motorhue said:

I have some issues running out of resource when off archon. Any tips? 

Same problem here, since adding The Swami hat. Only when Archon stacks are still up, though. Once the stacks fall off, I'm fine. Why is that?

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6 hours ago, Guest Fjordn said:

 

Same problem here, since adding The Swami hat. Only when Archon stacks are still up, though. Once the stacks fall off, I'm fine. Why is that?

I’ve switched out explosive blast for electrocute to keep my energy up, working out really well for me.

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On 2/1/2019 at 1:55 PM, Guest Fjordn said:

 

Same problem here, since adding The Swami hat. Only when Archon stacks are still up, though. Once the stacks fall off, I'm fine. Why is that?

Archon stacks increase both damage and attack speed, so giving ~100-200% attack speed rips through your Mana. I spec into a fair bit of mana regen to avoid this until I get enough procs from Zodiac to get back into Archon.

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On 2/2/2019 at 1:58 AM, StKBloodShed said:

I’ve switched out explosive blast for electrocute to keep my energy up, working out really well for me.

This is a really bad idea. The energy gained compared to the affix from EB is worth little to nothing. You just need to get more Crit Chance or roll a higher roll of Arcane Power on Crit. If you run out of mana, relocate, kite and stack mobs while it regens. Definitely do not replace Explosive Blast, it is far too powerful with your off-hand effect.

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On 1/31/2019 at 2:28 AM, Guest Gytell said:

I've found a wand called "wand of woh" adds over 300% damage to explosive blast and 3 additional blasts. Using it with the skills shown, there is very little down time and you get your 4 stacks in one cast. Might be a better addition to this build than pig sticker. I don't know, oddly haven't found one yet to try.

Woh is pretty weak here. Pig Sticker is used because it has a high attack speed, meaning more potential Archon procs, meaning more damage and faster stack building. It is definitely the best choice. 

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On 1/26/2019 at 7:38 PM, Guest Jay said:

Is the idea that Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac is unnecessary because you don't actually need 100% uptime on Archon form, Swami + Manald Heal lets you keep your toughness and damage up between casts?

Deathwish allows you to actually deal a massive amount of damage outside of Archon. The main point of this build is to get stacks in Archon, come out of Archon and then unload massive damage with the remaining stacks from The Swami and the buff from Deathwish, as well as your Taeguk and other channeling bonuses.

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How high can I expect to solo grift with this build?  I have all gear except manald heal and have pushed to 55 but I was unable to beat 60 in the time limit.

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On 2/10/2019 at 6:52 PM, Guest Wrifter said:

How high can I expect to solo grift with this build?  I have all gear except manald heal and have pushed to 55 but I was unable to beat 60 in the time limit.

Manald Heal is the main damage dealer of the build, so pushing to 55 without it is a great success! Consider upgrading rare rings to get it ASAP, you will feel the difference.
The build itself is durable as far as it can be and well suited for beginners, however, if you opt for high leaderboard standings, consider using Tal Rasha Meteor build. They are the top for the season. (The reason behind that that archon is a mainly melee spec (You only kite outside archon) while Tal Rasha is a pure kiting<->nuclear bombing spec.

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