Best Wizard Legendary and Set Items

The most popular Wizard armor, weapons, and Legendary gems at level 70
  • This guide has the most popular armor, weapons, and Legendary gems used by Wizards in Diablo III, with the best in slot Wizard items ranked by popularity.
  • The charts are generated from the data of more than 5 million Diablo III characters. They list the most powerful Wizard Legendary and Set items used by level 70 Wizards who are playing in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.
  • This gear guide shows the equipment worn by the level 70 Wizards who are actively playing in Reaper of Souls during Patch 2.1.2. For each weapon and armor slot, there are charts of three groups of Wizards:
    1. The softcore Wizards who are in the bottom 75% of elite monster kills.
    2. The softcore Wizards who are in the top 25% of elite monster kills.
    3. Hardcore Wizards, regardless of elite monster kills.
  • Each chart shows the best Wizard items for a specific item slot. The most used Wizard Legendary and Set items are listed in order of their popularity, and the percentage of Rare items used is at the bottom of the list. This guide shows the most useful gear for level 70 Diablo III PC Wizards, and those in the console Ultimate Evil Edition on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, or Xbox 360. These are the top Wizard items, used for end-game level 70 content like running Nephalem Rifts and Greater Rifts in Adventure Mode, or farming Paragon Levels.
  • This best in slot Wizard gear guide has all the top gear just for Wizards, most of which is dropping now. Any items marked as (Legacy) are older and no longer drop. Some Wizards use those items as they hunt for new gear, to upgrade from the old equipment of patch 2.0. See the Best Legendary and Set Items overview for more information about the Legendary editions, and for charts of the top items across all the classes combined.
  • The Most Popular Wizard Builds and Skills charts reflect the Wizard skills and builds that are used with this elite gear.
Charts Last Updated: April 1, 2015

Wizard Legendary Gems

  • These charts list the Wizard Legendary gem popularity for level 70 Wizards. They include the Wizards who are at the top of the Wizard Greater Rift leaderboards.
  • Select any Legendary gem to see more details about it.
  • The Legendary Gems guide has data for Legendary gem popularity across all the Diablo III classes, and info on how to obtain and upgrade the Legendary gems.

Best Wizard Armor

  • These are charts of the most popular Wizard armor, for each armor and jewelry slot on level 70 Wizards in Reaper of Souls. They include the best Set Wizard armor pieces, and the slots where top Legendary and Rare armor items are most often used. The Wizard best in slot (BiS) armor is listed by popularity.

Wizard Helms

  • These are the most popular Helm items used by level 70 Wizards, worn in the Head slot.

Wizard Shoulders

  • These are the most popular Shoulder items used by level 70 Wizards.

Wizard Amulets

  • These are the most popular Amulet items used by level 70 Wizards, worn in the Neck slot.

Wizard Chests

  • These are the most popular Chest items used by level 70 Wizards, worn in the Torso slot.

Wizard Gloves

  • These are the most popular Gloves used by level 70 Wizards, worn in the Hands slot.

Wizard Bracers

  • These are the most popular Bracers used by level 70 Wizards, worn in the Wrists slot.

Wizard Rings

  • These are the most popular Rings used by level 70 Wizards, worn in the two Finger slots.
  • Important Note: Unlike the rest of the item slots, the percentage for Rings on these charts does not add up to 100%. That is because there are two Finger slots on a Diablo III character, and only the Legendary and Set rings used are displayed in these charts. The Finger slots that aren't using these rings have Rare Rings equipped.

Wizard Belts

  • These are the most popular Belt items used by level 70 Wizards, worn in the Waist slot.

Wizard Pants

  • These are the most popular Pants used by level 70 Wizards, worn in the Legs slot.

Wizard Boots

  • These are the most popular Boots used by level 70 Wizards, worn in the Feet slot.

Best Wizard Weapons

  • These charts list the most popular Wizard weapons and off-hands used by level 70 Wizards in Reaper of Souls. The first two sets of charts list the weapon types and off-hand types that are most popular with level 70 Wizards.
  • The weapon charts below list the best Wizard weapons in patch 2.1.2. The best in slot Wizard weapons are listed by popularity for the Legendary and Set weapons.
  • See the Most Popular Wizard Builds for the top Wizard builds and skills used with these weapons.

Wizard Weapon Types

  • These are the most popular weapon types that Wizards equip in their main hand. The display at the top of the charts shows how many Wizards use One-Handed weapons versus Two-Handed weapons.
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Wizards
One-Handed usage76.9%
Two-Handed usage23.1%
Weapon TypePercent
Wand26.5%
Sword22.4%
Mace20.1%
Two-Handed Mace8.2%
Two-Handed Sword8.0%
Two-Handed Staff5.0%
Axe4.8%
Dagger2.4%
Two-Handed Axe1.8%
Spear0.6%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Wizards
One-Handed usage81.3%
Two-Handed usage18.7%
Weapon TypePercent
Wand29.7%
Mace26.1%
Sword19.8%
Two-Handed Mace12.6%
Two-Handed Sword4.4%
Axe4.2%
Two-Handed Staff1.4%
Dagger1.3%
Two-Handed Axe0.3%
Spear0.2%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Hardcore Wizards
One-Handed usage78.3%
Two-Handed usage21.7%
Weapon TypePercent
Mace26.1%
Wand24.7%
Sword19.1%
Two-Handed Mace7.7%
Two-Handed Sword7.6%
Axe5.3%
Two-Handed Staff4.5%
Dagger2.4%
Two-Handed Axe1.9%
Spear0.7%

Wizard Off-Hand Types

  • These charts show the types of items that Wizards equip at level 70 in their Off-Hand slot, if they have something in that slot.
Off-Hand Types
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Wizards
Off-Hand TypePercent
Orb99.0%
Shield1.0%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Wizards
Off-Hand TypePercent
Orb99.8%
Shield0.2%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Hardcore Wizards
Off-Hand TypePercent
Orb97.2%
Shield2.8%

Wizard One-Handed Weapons

  • These are the One-Handed weapon items that Wizards equip at level 70 in their main hand, of the Wizards who are using One-Handed weapons.
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Wizards
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Devastator16.6%
Serpent's Sparker10.5%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker8.1%
Sun Keeper5.6%
The Burning Axe of Sankis4.3%
Chantodo's Will4.0%
Wand of Woh3.7%
Azurewrath2.9%
Slorak's Madness2.6%
Aether Walker2.5%
Gesture of Orpheus2.4%
Shard of Hate2.2%
Atrophy2.2%
Born's Furious Wrath1.9%
Other Legendary & Set28%
Rare One-Hand Weapons2.5%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Wizards
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Devastator22.5%
Serpent's Sparker16.2%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker9.9%
Sun Keeper7.9%
Wand of Woh7.3%
The Burning Axe of Sankis4.4%
Chantodo's Will2.6%
Gesture of Orpheus2.5%
Slorak's Madness2.5%
Aether Walker1.9%
Born's Furious Wrath1.9%
Azurewrath1.9%
Shard of Hate1.8%
Gift of Silaria1.7%
Fulminator1.2%
Other Legendary & Set13.4%
Rare One-Hand Weapons0.4%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Hardcore Wizards
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Devastator23.7%
Serpent's Sparker9.5%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker6.2%
Sun Keeper5.7%
Aether Walker4.9%
The Burning Axe of Sankis4.7%
Chantodo's Will2.8%
Wand of Woh2.6%
Azurewrath2.3%
Slorak's Madness2.3%
Atrophy2.3%
Gift of Silaria1.9%
Devil Tongue1.7%
Born's Furious Wrath1.7%
Other Legendary & Set25.5%
Rare One-Hand Weapons2.2%

Wizard Two-Handed Weapons

  • These are the Two-Handed weapon items that Wizards equip at level 70, of the Wizards who use Two-Handed weapons.
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Wizards
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Furnace27.3%
Maximus21.2%
The Grand Vizier4.3%
Sledge of Athskeleng2.5%
Valthek's Rebuke2.4%
Blackguard2.3%
The Tormentor2.3%
Warmonger2.2%
The Broken Staff2.2%
Scourge2.1%
Maloth's Focus2.0%
The Grandfather2.0%
The Smoldering Core1.9%
Skorn1.9%
Other Legendary & Set19.1%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons4.3%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Wizards
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Furnace64.7%
Maximus20.2%
The Grand Vizier3.8%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.0%
The Smoldering Core0.9%
Sunder0.7%
Valthek's Rebuke0.6%
The Grandfather0.6%
Blackguard0.6%
Warmonger0.5%
Scourge0.5%
The Tormentor0.5%
Messerschmidt's Reaver0.4%
Schaefer's Hammer0.4%
Skorn0.4%
Other Legendary & Set3.6%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons0.6%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Hardcore Wizards
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Furnace25.6%
Maximus19.3%
The Grand Vizier4.4%
Sledge of Athskeleng2.9%
The Grandfather2.7%
Blackguard2.7%
The Tormentor2.6%
Warmonger2.5%
Scourge2.4%
The Broken Staff2.1%
Valthek's Rebuke2.1%
Messerschmidt's Reaver1.8%
Maloth's Focus1.8%
Skorn1.7%
Other Legendary & Set20.3%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons5.1%

Wizard Off-Hand Holdables

  • These are the Holdable items that Wizards use the most at level 70.
Off-Hands Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Wizards
Off-HandsPercent
Firebird's Eye42.7%
Tal Rasha's Unwavering Glare11.5%
Triumvirate10.0%
Mirrorball8.9%
Chantodo's Force6.2%
Myken's Ball of Hate4.4%
Light of Grace3.9%
Cosmic Strand2.7%
Winter Flurry1.2%
The Oculus0.9%
Chantodo's Force (Legacy)0.7%
Triumvirate (Legacy)0.5%
Stormshield0.2%
Lidless Wall0.2%
Other Legendary & Set0.7%
Rare Off-Hands5.3%
Off-Hands Used by
Hardcore Wizards
Off-HandsPercent
Firebird's Eye50.2%
Tal Rasha's Unwavering Glare10.0%
Triumvirate7.8%
Mirrorball6.9%
Chantodo's Force5.0%
Myken's Ball of Hate3.6%
Light of Grace3.4%
Cosmic Strand3.3%
Winter Flurry1.1%
The Oculus0.9%
Stormshield0.6%
Lidless Wall0.3%
Ivory Tower0.3%
Denial0.2%
Other Legendary & Set0.5%
Rare Off-Hands5.9%

Best Overall Wizard Gear

  • These charts list the most popular Legendary and Set items for Wizards in Diablo III, in any slot. All the best Wizard Legendary and Set items are found here, whether they are weapons or armor.
  • The chart on the left shows the Legendary and Set items worn the most by softcore Wizards in the Lower 75% of Elite Kills. The chart on the right lists that data for the softcore Wizards who are in the Top 25% of Elite Kills.
Lower 75% Wizards
ItemSlotPercent
1Firebird's PinionsShoulders50.7%
2Firebird's DownLegs49.8%
3Firebird's TarsiFeet48.8%
4Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger48.6%
5Firebird's PlumeHead42.2%
6Firebird's EyeOff-Hand32.9%
7Firebird's TalonsHands32.2%
8CindercoatTorso27.6%
9Stone of JordanFinger25.1%
10Firebird's BreastTorso24.6%
11MagefistHands24.3%
12Strongarm BracersWrists21.2%
13The Witching HourWaist16.3%
14Tal Rasha's Relentless PursuitTorso15.2%
15Tal Rasha's AllegianceNeck14.5%
16Aughild's SearchWrists14.3%
17Tal Rasha's BraceWaist14.3%
18Aughild's PowerShoulders13.1%
19Tal Rasha's Guise of WisdomHead12.7%
20DevastatorOne-Handed12.6%
21Reaper's WrapsWrists11.8%
22Vyr’s Fantastic FineryLegs10.9%
23Vyr’s Grasping GauntletsHands10.7%
24UnityFinger10.6%
25Hellcat WaistguardWaist10.0%
ItemSlotPercent
Top 25% Wizards
ItemSlotPercent
1Firebird's TarsiFeet71.4%
2Firebird's PinionsShoulders70.6%
3Firebird's DownLegs70.0%
4Firebird's PlumeHead63.5%
5Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger62.1%
6Stone of JordanFinger55.2%
7Firebird's EyeOff-Hand49.7%
8CindercoatTorso44.5%
9Firebird's TalonsHands41.7%
10Strongarm BracersWrists40.5%
11The Witching HourWaist34.6%
12MagefistHands32.4%
13Firebird's BreastTorso27.2%
14UnityFinger24.1%
15Tal Rasha's AllegianceNeck18.3%
16DevastatorOne-Handed18.1%
17Aughild's SearchWrists17.8%
18Tal Rasha's Relentless PursuitTorso16.3%
19Tal Rasha's BraceWaist15.7%
20Aughild's PowerShoulders15.6%
21Serpent's SparkerOne-Handed13.0%
22Tal Rasha's Guise of WisdomHead12.2%
23The FurnaceTwo-Handed11.9%
24Vyr’s Fantastic FineryLegs10.6%
25String of EarsWaist10.3%
ItemSlotPercent
All Hardcore Wizards
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger55.1%
2Firebird's DownLegs53.9%
3Firebird's PinionsShoulders52.8%
4Firebird's TarsiFeet51.6%
5Firebird's PlumeHead46.2%
6Firebird's EyeOff-Hand39.4%
7Firebird's TalonsHands35.5%
8CindercoatTorso30.9%
9Stone of JordanFinger26.1%
10Firebird's BreastTorso24.6%
11MagefistHands24.5%
12Strongarm BracersWrists19.6%
13DevastatorOne-Handed18.5%
14Aughild's SearchWrists17.5%
15Aughild's PowerShoulders15.1%
16Tal Rasha's AllegianceNeck14.4%
17Tal Rasha's BraceWaist14.4%
18Tal Rasha's Relentless PursuitTorso12.8%
19String of EarsWaist12.3%
20Reaper's WrapsWrists11.9%
21Blackthorne's Duncraig CrossNeck11.7%
22Tal Rasha's Guise of WisdomHead11.5%
23UnityFinger11.4%
24Blackthorne's Notched BeltWaist11.4%
25The Witching HourWaist11.2%
ItemSlotPercent
  • This chart lists the most popular Legendary and Set items for all level 70 hardcore Wizards in Diablo III.
  • Since they must be more cautious when farming for gear, hardcore Wizards do not gain the same number of Legendary or Set items on average as a softcore Wizard. Because of this, there are fewer items widely used across level 70 hardcore Wizards, compared to the Legendary and Set items popular with the softcore Wizards.
See the Most Popular Wizard Builds and Skills for the builds used along with these top Wizard items!
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