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 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. 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 and before. 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: September 18, 2014

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. 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 usage84.7%
Two-Handed usage15.3%
Weapon TypePercent
Sword34.6%
Wand30.9%
Mace9.5%
Two-Handed Sword6.2%
Axe6.1%
Two-Handed Staff4.2%
Two-Handed Mace3.7%
Dagger3.0%
Two-Handed Axe1.2%
Spear0.5%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Wizards
One-Handed usage88.4%
Two-Handed usage11.6%
Weapon TypePercent
Wand37.2%
Sword36.2%
Mace8.4%
Two-Handed Mace6.6%
Axe5.0%
Two-Handed Sword3.8%
Dagger1.5%
Two-Handed Staff1.1%
Two-Handed Axe0.2%
Spear0.1%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Hardcore Wizards
One-Handed usage85.3%
Two-Handed usage14.7%
Weapon TypePercent
Sword33.0%
Wand32.8%
Mace9.6%
Axe6.5%
Two-Handed Sword6.1%
Two-Handed Staff3.8%
Two-Handed Mace3.4%
Dagger2.9%
Two-Handed Axe1.3%
Spear0.6%

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
Orb99.2%
Shield0.8%
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
Orb97.7%
Shield2.3%

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 Windseeker14.8%
Serpent's Sparker8.8%
The Burning Axe of Sankis5.0%
Chantodo's Will4.9%
Azurewrath4.2%
Slorak's Madness3.7%
Devastator3.6%
Gesture of Orpheus3.5%
Sun Keeper3.3%
Born's Furious Wrath3.0%
Wand of Woh3.0%
Shard of Hate2.8%
Gift of Silaria2.8%
Aether Walker2.4%
Other Legendary & Set30.9%
Rare One-Hand Weapons3.3%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Wizards
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker21.4%
Serpent's Sparker17.9%
Wand of Woh7.8%
Sun Keeper5.0%
The Burning Axe of Sankis4.9%
Gesture of Orpheus4.2%
Slorak's Madness4.1%
Chantodo's Will3.8%
Born's Furious Wrath3.4%
Gift of Silaria3.1%
Azurewrath3.0%
Devastator2.9%
Shard of Hate2.3%
Fulminator1.6%
Starfire1.4%
Other Legendary & Set12.5%
Rare One-Hand Weapons0.7%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Hardcore Wizards
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker14.0%
Serpent's Sparker9.7%
Aether Walker6.1%
The Burning Axe of Sankis5.3%
Slorak's Madness4.2%
Azurewrath4.0%
Chantodo's Will4.0%
Devastator4.0%
Born's Furious Wrath3.2%
Sun Keeper3.0%
Gesture of Orpheus2.8%
Gift of Silaria2.8%
Wand of Woh2.8%
Mad Monarch's Scepter2.2%
Other Legendary & Set28.9%
Rare One-Hand Weapons3%

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
Maximus24.8%
The Furnace15.1%
The Grand Vizier5.0%
Valthek's Rebuke3.3%
Scourge3.1%
The Broken Staff2.8%
Sledge of Athskeleng2.7%
Blackguard2.5%
The Smoldering Core2.4%
The Tormentor2.4%
Warmonger2.3%
The Grandfather2.2%
Skorn2.1%
Maloth's Focus2.0%
Other Legendary & Set21.2%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons6.1%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Wizards
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Furnace53.9%
Maximus29.8%
The Grand Vizier5.2%
The Smoldering Core1.5%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.3%
Scourge0.7%
Valthek's Rebuke0.6%
Warmonger0.6%
The Grandfather0.5%
Blackguard0.5%
The Tormentor0.4%
Sunder0.4%
Skorn0.4%
Schaefer's Hammer0.4%
The Grand Vizier (Legacy)0.4%
Other Legendary & Set3.1%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons0.29999999999998%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Hardcore Wizards
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Maximus24.0%
The Furnace12.6%
The Grand Vizier6.5%
Sledge of Athskeleng4.0%
Scourge3.7%
The Grandfather3.2%
Warmonger2.8%
The Tormentor2.6%
Valthek's Rebuke2.6%
The Broken Staff2.5%
The Smoldering Core2.4%
Blackguard2.3%
Skorn2.2%
Messerschmidt's Reaver1.9%
Other Legendary & Set20.3%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons6.4%

Wizard Off-Hand Holdables

  • These are the Holdable items that Wizards use the most at level 70.
Off-Hands Used by Top 25%
Softcore Wizards
Off-HandsPercent
Firebird's Eye36.2%
Mirrorball22.7%
Tal Rasha's Unwavering Glare15.1%
Triumvirate12.3%
Myken's Ball of Hate3.8%
Chantodo's Force3.5%
Light of Grace2.8%
Winter Flurry0.8%
Cosmic Strand0.8%
The Oculus0.5%
Chantodo's Force (Legacy)0.3%
Triumvirate (Legacy)0.2%
The Oculus (Legacy)0.1%
Rare Off-Hands0.90000000000002%
Off-Hands Used by
Hardcore Wizards
Off-HandsPercent
Firebird's Eye23.6%
Mirrorball14.6%
Tal Rasha's Unwavering Glare13.2%
Triumvirate12.9%
Chantodo's Force7.2%
Myken's Ball of Hate6.2%
Light of Grace4.9%
Cosmic Strand4.4%
The Oculus1.4%
Winter Flurry1.0%
Lidless Wall0.4%
Hallowed Barricade0.2%
Ivory Tower0.2%
Stormshield0.2%
Other Legendary & Set0.8%
Rare Off-Hands8.8%

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
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger37.9%
2Firebird's DownLegs28.0%
3Firebird's PinionsShoulders27.1%
4Firebird's TarsiFeet27.0%
5MagefistHands24.1%
6Stone of JordanFinger23.8%
7Firebird's PlumeHead22.8%
8Aughild's SearchWrists21.1%
9Aughild's PowerShoulders21.1%
10Firebird's EyeOff-Hand18.8%
11Firebird's TalonsHands17.7%
12CindercoatTorso17.6%
13Tal Rasha's Relentless PursuitTorso17.6%
14Firebird's BreastTorso17.5%
15Strongarm BracersWrists15.0%
16Vyr’s Fantastic FineryLegs14.9%
17Tal Rasha's Guise of WisdomHead14.4%
18Vyr’s Grasping GauntletsHands14.2%
19Tal Rasha's BraceWaist14.1%
20Tal Rasha's AllegianceNeck13.7%
21Vyr’s Swaggering StanceFeet13.2%
22MirrorballOff-Hand13.2%
23TriumvirateOff-Hand12.4%
24Andariel's VisageHead12.4%
25Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the WindseekerOne-Handed12.3%
ItemSlotPercent
Top 25% Wizards
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger62.6%
2Stone of JordanFinger52.5%
3Firebird's TarsiFeet46.4%
4Firebird's DownLegs46.1%
5Firebird's PinionsShoulders44.0%
6Firebird's PlumeHead40.6%
7MagefistHands35.3%
8Aughild's SearchWrists33.6%
9Firebird's EyeOff-Hand32.1%
10Aughild's PowerShoulders30.8%
11Strongarm BracersWrists27.7%
12CindercoatTorso26.8%
13Firebird's BreastTorso25.9%
14Tal Rasha's Relentless PursuitTorso25.5%
15Firebird's TalonsHands24.4%
16Tal Rasha's AllegianceNeck23.5%
17Tal Rasha's BraceWaist22.0%
18MirrorballOff-Hand20.1%
19Tal Rasha's Guise of WisdomHead19.8%
20Vyr’s Fantastic FineryLegs19.5%
21Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the WindseekerOne-Handed18.7%
22Vyr’s Grasping GauntletsHands18.0%
23Vyr’s Swaggering StanceFeet17.8%
24UnityFinger17.5%
25The Witching HourWaist17.4%
ItemSlotPercent
All Hardcore Wizards
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger46.6%
2Firebird's DownLegs28.7%
3Aughild's SearchWrists28.0%
4Firebird's TarsiFeet26.9%
5Aughild's PowerShoulders26.7%
6Firebird's PinionsShoulders24.9%
7Stone of JordanFinger24.7%
8Firebird's PlumeHead23.5%
9MagefistHands22.4%
10Firebird's EyeOff-Hand20.2%
11Firebird's TalonsHands18.8%
12Firebird's BreastTorso17.3%
13CindercoatTorso17.2%
14Tal Rasha's Relentless PursuitTorso16.5%
15Tal Rasha's BraceWaist15.1%
16Tal Rasha's Guise of WisdomHead14.9%
17Tal Rasha's AllegianceNeck14.4%
18Reaper's WrapsWrists14.1%
19Blackthorne's Jousting MailLegs13.2%
20Vyr’s Grasping GauntletsHands12.6%
21MirrorballOff-Hand12.5%
22Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the WindseekerOne-Handed11.9%
23Vyr’s Fantastic FineryLegs11.5%
24Tal Rasha's Unwavering GlareOff-Hand11.3%
25Leoric's SignetFinger11.2%
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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