Best Wizard Legendary and Set Items

The most popular Wizard armor and weapons at level 70 in Reaper of Souls
  • This guide has the most popular armor and weapons 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 3 million Diablo III characters. They list the most powerful Wizard Legendary and Set items used by level 70 Wizards who are playing in the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion.
  • This gear guide shows the equipment worn by the level 70 Wizards who are actively playing in patch 2.0, in Reaper of Souls. 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 kills.
    2. The softcore Wizards who are in the top 25% of elite kills.
    3. Hardcore Wizards, regardless of elite 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. These are the top Wizard items, used for end-game level 70 content like running Nephalem Rifts and Bounties in Adventure Mode, or farming Paragon Levels.
  • This best in slot Wizard gear guide has all the top gear just for Wizards. These include three editions of Legendary and Set items: the current items that drop right now in Diablo III; the (Legacy) Legendary items that dropped before patch 2.0; the (Old Legacy) Legendary items that were available long ago, before patch 1.0.4. See the Best Legendary and Set Items overview for more information about the Legendary editions, and for charts of the top items among all the classes combined.
  • The Most Popular Wizard Builds and Skills shows the Wizard skills and builds that are used with this elite gear, and details on how the data is collected.
Charts Last Updated: April 19, 2014

Best Wizard Armor

  • These are charts of the most popular Wizard armor, for each armor slot on level 70 Wizards in Diablo III. 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.
Shoulders used by Lower 75%
Softcore Wizards
ShouldersPercent
Spaulders of Zakara8.7%
Pauldrons of the Skeleton King7.7%
Vile Ward7.3%
Homing Pads6.4%
Death Watch Mantle4.3%
Profane Pauldrons3.7%
Firebird's Pinions3.3%
Asheara's Custodian2.5%
Aughild's Power2.5%
Corruption2.1%
Born's Privilege1.2%
Seven Sins1.1%
Vile Ward (Legacy)0.9%
Demon's Aileron0.4%
Other Legendary & Set0.5%
Rare Shoulders47.4%
Shoulders used by Top 25%
Softcore Wizards
ShouldersPercent
Spaulders of Zakara12.7%
Aughild's Power12.4%
Pauldrons of the Skeleton King10.8%
Firebird's Pinions8.7%
Vile Ward7.1%
Homing Pads6.7%
Death Watch Mantle5.8%
Asheara's Custodian5.5%
Profane Pauldrons4.4%
Born's Privilege3.1%
Corruption2.9%
Seven Sins0.6%
Demon's Aileron0.5%
Vile Ward (Legacy)0.4%
Other Legendary & Set0.2%
Rare Shoulders18.2%
Shoulders used by Hardcore
Wizards
ShouldersPercent
Pauldrons of the Skeleton King10.3%
Asheara's Custodian6.3%
Homing Pads6.2%
Vile Ward6.1%
Spaulders of Zakara5.1%
Aughild's Power4.7%
Death Watch Mantle4.3%
Profane Pauldrons2.7%
Firebird's Pinions2.1%
Corruption1.7%
Born's Privilege1.6%
Seven Sins0.5%
Demon's Aileron0.3%
Vile Ward (Legacy)0.2%
Other Legendary & Set0.3%
Rare Shoulders47.6%

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: The percentage for Rings on these charts does not add up to 100%, because only the Legendary and Set rings used by level 70 Wizards are displayed. 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 Diablo III. The first two sets of charts list the weapon types and off-hand types that are most popular with level 70 Wizards.
  • The other charts list the best Wizard weapons in patch 2.0. The best in slot Wizard weapons are listed by popularity, for all the Legendary and Set weapons.
  • See the Most Popular Wizard Builds for the top Wizard builds 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 usage95.7%
Two-Handed usage4.3%
Weapon TypePercent
Wand38.6%
Sword35.7%
Mace9.1%
Axe5.4%
Dagger5.3%
Two-Handed Staff2.1%
Spear1.5%
Two-Handed Sword1.1%
Two-Handed Axe0.7%
Two-Handed Mace0.4%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Wizards
One-Handed usage99.3%
Two-Handed usage0.7%
Weapon TypePercent
Sword47.5%
Wand35.8%
Mace7.8%
Axe4.0%
Dagger3.7%
Spear0.5%
Two-Handed Staff0.4%
Two-Handed Sword0.2%
Two-Handed Axe0.1%
Two-Handed Mace0.1%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Hardcore Wizards
One-Handed usage96.7%
Two-Handed usage3.3%
Weapon TypePercent
Wand36.6%
Sword36.4%
Mace11.3%
Axe6.0%
Dagger5.1%
Two-Handed Staff1.5%
Spear1.4%
Two-Handed Sword0.8%
Two-Handed Axe0.6%
Two-Handed Mace0.3%

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
Orb99.3%
Shield0.7%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Wizards
Off-Hand TypePercent
Orb99.6%
Shield0.4%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Hardcore Wizards
Off-Hand TypePercent
Orb95.7%
Shield4.3%

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
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker6.6%
Chantodo's Will5.9%
Azurewrath5.7%
Blackhand Key4.0%
Slorak's Madness3.9%
Mad Monarch's Scepter3.6%
Gift of Silaria3.3%
The Ancient Bonesaber of Zumakalis3.3%
Fulminator3.2%
Gesture of Orpheus3.1%
Sever2.5%
Exarian2.3%
Starfire2.2%
Monster Hunter2.1%
Other Legendary & Set29%
Rare One-Hand Weapons19.3%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Wizards
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker16.4%
Chantodo's Will7.5%
Azurewrath5.6%
Gesture of Orpheus5.6%
Slorak's Madness5.3%
Blackhand Key4.4%
Gift of Silaria4.1%
Mad Monarch's Scepter4.1%
Shard of Hate3.8%
Fulminator3.5%
The Ancient Bonesaber of Zumakalis2.9%
Sever2.5%
Serpent's Sparker2.1%
Wand of Woh2.1%
Other Legendary & Set23.7%
Rare One-Hand Weapons6.4%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Hardcore Wizards
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker7.6%
Azurewrath6.0%
Mad Monarch's Scepter5.2%
Chantodo's Will5.1%
Slorak's Madness3.7%
Gift of Silaria3.6%
Blackhand Key3.5%
Gesture of Orpheus3.0%
The Ancient Bonesaber of Zumakalis2.7%
Fulminator2.7%
Exarian2.3%
Sever2.1%
Monster Hunter1.8%
Serpent's Sparker1.8%
Other Legendary & Set29.5%
Rare One-Hand Weapons19.4%

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 Grand Vizier6.5%
The Broken Staff5.8%
Valthek's Rebuke5.8%
The Tormentor4.8%
Scourge4.7%
Maximus4.6%
Skorn4.5%
Maloth's Focus4.2%
The Smoldering Core4.1%
Burst of Wrath3.3%
Ahavarion, Spear of Lycander2.9%
Blackguard2.6%
Stalgard's Decimator2.4%
The Grandfather2.3%
Other Legendary & Set24%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons17.5%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Wizards
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Maximus11.4%
The Smoldering Core10.7%
Valthek's Rebuke8.2%
Scourge7.6%
The Broken Staff6.0%
The Grand Vizier5.4%
The Tormentor4.4%
Skorn4.1%
Maloth's Focus3.8%
The Grand Vizier (Legacy)3.5%
Ahavarion, Spear of Lycander2.8%
Burst of Wrath2.5%
Stalgard's Decimator2.5%
The Zweihander2.5%
Other Legendary & Set19.4%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons5.2%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Hardcore Wizards
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Valthek's Rebuke6.2%
Ahavarion, Spear of Lycander5.5%
Maximus5.5%
Skorn4.7%
Burst of Wrath4.7%
Maloth's Focus4.5%
The Broken Staff4.3%
The Tormentor4.3%
Scourge4.1%
The Grand Vizier3.5%
Blackguard3.1%
The Smoldering Core2.9%
Stalgard's Decimator2.7%
Wormwood2.7%
Other Legendary & Set23.8%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons17.5%

Wizard Off-Hand Holdables

  • These are the Holdable items that Wizards use the most at level 70.

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
1The Witching Hour (Legacy)Waist30.5%
2TriumvirateOff-Hand14.0%
3Tal Rasha's Relentless Pursuit (Legacy)Torso11.5%
4Hellcat WaistguardWaist10.0%
5Tal Rasha's Relentless PursuitTorso10.0%
6Blackthorne's Jousting MailLegs9.7%
7Blackthorne's SurcoatTorso8.9%
8Fire WalkersFeet8.9%
9Gladiator GauntletsHands8.9%
10Spaulders of ZakaraShoulders8.7%
11Strongarm BracersWrists8.5%
12Chantodo's ForceOff-Hand8.4%
13MirrorballOff-Hand8.4%
14Depth DiggersLegs8.2%
15Reaper's WrapsWrists8.0%
16Andariel's VisageHead7.9%
17Pauldrons of the Skeleton KingShoulders7.7%
18MagefistHands7.6%
19Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger7.6%
20Mempo of TwilightHead7.6%
21Stone of JordanFinger7.5%
22Vile WardShoulders7.3%
23Myken's Ball of HateOff-Hand6.4%
24Irontoe MudsputtersFeet6.4%
25Homing PadsShoulders6.4%
ItemSlotPercent
Top 25% Wizards
ItemSlotPercent
1The Witching Hour (Legacy)Waist36.7%
2Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger27.4%
3Tal Rasha's Relentless PursuitTorso25.9%
4TriumvirateOff-Hand22.0%
5Stone of JordanFinger20.7%
6MirrorballOff-Hand16.3%
7Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the WindseekerOne-Handed16.2%
8Tal Rasha's Guise of WisdomHead15.1%
9Tal Rasha's AllegianceNeck15.0%
10MagefistHands14.3%
11Andariel's VisageHead13.8%
12Cain's HabitLegs13.2%
13Blackthorne's Jousting MailLegs13.1%
14Spaulders of ZakaraShoulders12.7%
15Cain's TravelersFeet12.6%
16Aughild's PowerShoulders12.4%
17Reaper's WrapsWrists12.1%
18Strongarm BracersWrists11.4%
19Blackthorne's SurcoatTorso11.4%
20Aughild's SearchWrists11.4%
21Hellcat WaistguardWaist11.4%
22Moonlight WardNeck11.0%
23Vyr’s Fantastic FineryLegs11.0%
24Pauldrons of the Skeleton KingShoulders10.8%
25Gladiator GauntletsHands10.7%
ItemSlotPercent
All Hardcore Wizards
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger12.8%
2TriumvirateOff-Hand12.5%
3Blackthorne's SurcoatTorso12.5%
4Blackthorne's Jousting MailLegs12.0%
5Stone of JordanFinger10.6%
6Hellcat WaistguardWaist10.3%
7Pauldrons of the Skeleton KingShoulders10.3%
8Reaper's WrapsWrists10.0%
9MirrorballOff-Hand9.7%
10MagefistHands9.0%
11Fire WalkersFeet8.7%
12Gladiator GauntletsHands8.7%
13Depth DiggersLegs8.4%
14Strongarm BracersWrists8.0%
15Mempo of TwilightHead7.4%
16Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the WindseekerOne-Handed7.3%
17Chantodo's ForceOff-Hand7.3%
18Tal Rasha's Relentless PursuitTorso7.1%
19Andariel's VisageHead6.8%
20Bul-Kathos's Wedding BandFinger6.7%
21Myken's Ball of HateOff-Hand6.4%
22Cain's HabitLegs6.4%
23Asheara's CustodianShoulders6.3%
24Asheara's PaceLegs6.2%
25Homing PadsShoulders6.2%
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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