Most Popular Wizard Builds

The top Diablo III Wizard builds and skills at level 70 in Reaper of Souls

  • These are the most popular Diablo III Wizard builds and skills used by level 70 Wizards in Diablo III PC Patch 2.2, in the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion. They are calculated from data gathered on more than 6 million Diablo III characters.
  • The skills and runes in these charts are based on the choices of level 70 Wizards using the best Wizard builds for end-game content. That includes farming Ancient Legendary items, running Nephalem Rifts and Greater Rifts in Adventure Mode, or quickly gaining Paragon Levels.
  • Each set of data contains charts of three groups of Wizards:
    • The softcore Wizards who are in the bottom 75% of elite monster kills.
    • The softcore Wizards who are in the top 25% of elite monster kills.
    • All hardcore Wizards regardless of elite monster kills.
  • This data is from level 70 Wizards playing the Reaper of Souls expansion on PC or Mac, and also matches the current patch for the Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The best builds for the Ultimate Evil Edition on the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 are found in the Patch 2.0 Data Archive. Players of the original console Diablo III game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 that caps out at level 60, or PC players who do not have the expansion, should instead look in the older Patch 1.0.8 Data Archive.

Wizard Active Skills in Reaper of Souls

  • These charts list the most popular Diablo III Wizard active skills by level 70 Wizards in patch 2.2 in Reaper of Souls. They are updated daily, and rank Wizard active skills from the most popular down to the least used.
  • The chart on the left has data from level 70 softcore Wizards, who are in the bottom 75% of elite monster kills. The chart in the middle has data from the level 70 softcore Wizards who are in the top 25% of elite monster kills. The chart on the right has data from all hardcore Wizards regardless of elite kills.
  • See the Popular Builds and Skills overview for more information on this data. View the Wizard Most Popular Runes chart, or mouse over any active skill, to see the most commonly used runes for the skill.
Charts Last Updated: May 3, 2015
Active Skills - Lower 75%
Active SkillsPercent
1Magic Weapon75.36
2Hydra63.89
3Blizzard61.57
4Energy Armor61.15
5Teleport59.63
6Black Hole47.93
7Electrocute30.44
8Familiar23.07
9Energy Twister22.53
10Magic Missile19.24
11Shock Pulse19.01
12Meteor18.95
13Ice Armor17.63
14Slow Time17.47
15Arcane Orb12.92
16Archon6.84
17Disintegrate6.41
18Frost Nova5.85
19Storm Armor5.57
20Spectral Blade5.27
21Explosive Blast4.44
22Mirror Image4.07
23Arcane Torrent3.94
24Wave of Force2.69
25Ray of Frost2.26
26Diamond Skin1.82
Active Skills - Top 25%
Active SkillsPercent
1Magic Weapon78.90
2Blizzard67.30
3Teleport65.70
4Energy Armor65.61
5Hydra65.60
6Black Hole62.42
7Electrocute24.96
8Familiar24.23
9Meteor20.82
10Ice Armor19.01
11Magic Missile15.34
12Slow Time14.89
13Shock Pulse14.71
14Arcane Orb8.56
15Spectral Blade6.60
16Energy Twister6.29
17Explosive Blast6.21
18Frost Nova5.97
19Archon5.45
20Disintegrate4.79
21Storm Armor4.67
22Mirror Image4.44
23Arcane Torrent3.49
24Wave of Force2.01
25Ray of Frost0.98
26Diamond Skin0.97
Hardcore Active Skills
Active SkillsPercent
1Teleport87.88
2Magic Weapon70.19
3Hydra64.16
4Energy Armor63.39
5Blizzard61.96
6Black Hole52.34
7Ice Armor23.15
8Electrocute22.84
9Magic Missile20.72
10Meteor17.97
11Familiar17.22
12Slow Time13.89
13Energy Twister13.75
14Arcane Orb12.37
15Shock Pulse10.99
16Disintegrate7.86
17Archon5.78
18Spectral Blade5.29
19Frost Nova4.68
20Arcane Torrent4.34
21Storm Armor4.26
22Mirror Image3.51
23Explosive Blast3.28
24Ray of Frost3.01
25Wave of Force2.67
26Diamond Skin2.47

Wizard Passive Skills in Reaper of Souls

  • These charts list the most popular Diablo III Wizard passive skills by level 70 Wizards in patch 2.2 in Reaper of Souls. They are updated daily, ranking the Wizard passive skills from the most popular down to the least used.
  • The chart on the left has data from level 70 softcore Wizards, who are in the bottom 75% of elite monster kills. The chart in the middle has data from the level 70 softcore Wizards who are in the top 25% of elite monster kills. The chart on the right has data from all hardcore Wizards regardless of elite monster kills.
  • See the Popular Builds and Skills overview for more information on how this data is collected.
Passive Skills - Lower 75%
Passive SkillsPercent
1Unstable Anomaly57.55
2Elemental Exposure55.88
3Blur50.15
4Glass Cannon42.43
5Astral Presence35.56
6Illusionist32.39
7Evocation21.51
8Arcane Dynamo16.81
9Dominance16.47
10Conflagration14.74
11Audacity13.84
12Unwavering Will13.77
13Prodigy10.71
14Cold Blooded10.31
15Paralysis2.94
16Galvanizing Ward2.15
17Temporal Flux1.72
18Power Hungry1.08
Passive Skills - Top 25%
Passive SkillsPercent
1Unstable Anomaly57.62
2Blur54.92
3Elemental Exposure50.65
4Illusionist44.97
5Glass Cannon39.51
6Evocation27.34
7Astral Presence25.40
8Arcane Dynamo17.73
9Conflagration16.47
10Dominance16.31
11Unwavering Will14.70
12Audacity14.60
13Prodigy8.01
14Cold Blooded6.51
15Paralysis1.98
16Temporal Flux1.32
17Galvanizing Ward1.31
18Power Hungry0.63
Hardcore Passive Skills
Passive SkillsPercent
1Unstable Anomaly92.31
2Blur76.89
3Illusionist39.89
4Dominance38.70
5Elemental Exposure33.88
6Astral Presence27.61
7Evocation14.94
8Unwavering Will13.65
9Glass Cannon12.95
10Conflagration12.55
11Audacity8.56
12Cold Blooded6.26
13Galvanizing Ward6.20
14Prodigy5.30
15Arcane Dynamo5.03
16Power Hungry2.22
17Paralysis1.80
18Temporal Flux1.26

Wizard Softcore Builds in Reaper of Souls

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  • These are the most popular softcore Wizard builds. The charts are updated daily from data of the softcore level 70 Diablo III Wizards active in patch 2.2.
  • The charts list the 5 most popular Wizard builds and the percentage of the characters who are using that specific build. It also lists 10 build variants. These are builds which use the same active skills as the primary build, but with small differences in the passive skills or runes.
  • The charts on the left have data from softcore Wizards who make up the bottom 75% of elite monster kills.
  • The charts on the right have data from softcore Wizards who are at the top 25% of elite monster kills.
  • See the Popular Builds and Skills overview for full details on this data.
Wizard Top 25% Build #1
This build is used by 0.88% of the Top 25% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.94%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Magic Weapon - Force Weapon Arcane Dynamo
Teleport - Calamity Illusionist
Electrocute - Arc Lightning Unstable Anomaly
Blizzard - Frozen Solid Elemental Exposure
Hydra - Mammoth Hydra
Ice Armor - Crystallize
Build Variant #1A (0.30%)
Magic Weapon - Deflection replaces Force Weapon
Blur replaces Unstable Anomaly
Build Variant #1B (0.23%)
Blur replaces Unstable Anomaly
Build Variant #1C (0.17%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Build Variant #1D (0.08%)
Electrocute - Chain Lightning replaces Arc Lightning
Build Variant #1E (0.06%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Blur replaces Unstable Anomaly
Build Variant #1F (0.06%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Blur replaces Arcane Dynamo
Build Variant #1G (0.05%)
Magic Weapon - Deflection replaces Force Weapon
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Blur replaces Unstable Anomaly
Build Variant #1H (0.04%)
Blur replaces Arcane Dynamo
Build Variant #1I (0.04%)
Magic Weapon - Deflection replaces Force Weapon
Build Variant #1J (0.03%)
Audacity replaces Unstable Anomaly
Wizard Lower 75% Build #2
This build is used by 0.60% of the Lower 75% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.27%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Magic Weapon - Force Weapon Arcane Dynamo
Teleport - Calamity Illusionist
Electrocute - Arc Lightning Unstable Anomaly
Blizzard - Frozen Solid Elemental Exposure
Hydra - Mammoth Hydra
Ice Armor - Crystallize
Build Variant #2A (0.16%)
Magic Weapon - Deflection replaces Force Weapon
Blur replaces Unstable Anomaly
Build Variant #2B (0.16%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Build Variant #2C (0.11%)
Blur replaces Unstable Anomaly
Build Variant #2D (0.06%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Blur replaces Unstable Anomaly
Build Variant #2E (0.04%)
Magic Weapon - Deflection replaces Force Weapon
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Blur replaces Unstable Anomaly
Build Variant #2F (0.03%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Blur replaces Arcane Dynamo
Build Variant #2G (0.03%)
Magic Weapon - Deflection replaces Force Weapon
Build Variant #2H (0.03%)
Electrocute - Chain Lightning replaces Arc Lightning
Build Variant #2I (0.03%)
Blur replaces Arcane Dynamo
Build Variant #2J (0.02%)
Audacity replaces Unstable Anomaly
Wizard Top 25% Build #2
This build is used by 0.68% of the Top 25% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 4.11%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Black Hole - Blazar Glass Cannon
Magic Weapon - Force Weapon Blur
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor Illusionist
Teleport - Wormhole Unstable Anomaly
Blizzard - Apocalypse
Hydra - Mammoth Hydra
Build Variant #2A (0.66%)
Teleport - Safe Passage replaces Wormhole
Build Variant #2B (0.63%)
Teleport - Safe Passage replaces Wormhole
Evocation replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #2C (0.54%)
Evocation replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #2D (0.30%)
Conflagration replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #2E (0.27%)
Teleport - Safe Passage replaces Wormhole
Conflagration replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #2F (0.22%)
Energy Armor - Force Armor replaces Prismatic Armor
Teleport - Safe Passage replaces Wormhole
Evocation replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #2G (0.22%)
Energy Armor - Force Armor replaces Prismatic Armor
Build Variant #2H (0.21%)
Dominance replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #2I (0.19%)
Energy Armor - Force Armor replaces Prismatic Armor
Teleport - Calamity replaces Wormhole
Build Variant #2J (0.19%)
Energy Armor - Force Armor replaces Prismatic Armor
Evocation replaces Glass Cannon
Wizard Lower 75% Build #3
This build is used by 0.36% of the Lower 75% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 0.71%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Black Hole - Event Horizon Glass Cannon
Energy Armor - Force Armor Illusionist
Teleport - Calamity Unstable Anomaly
Blizzard - Frozen Solid Elemental Exposure
Shock Pulse - Piercing Orb
Hydra - Mammoth Hydra
Build Variant #3A (0.11%)
Black Hole - Spellsteal replaces Event Horizon
Build Variant #3B (0.07%)
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Calamity
Build Variant #3C (0.04%)
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #3D (0.03%)
Black Hole - Spellsteal replaces Event Horizon
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Calamity
Build Variant #3E (0.02%)
Black Hole - Spellsteal replaces Event Horizon
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #3F (0.02%)
Astral Presence replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #3G (0.02%)
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Calamity
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #3H (0.02%)
Black Hole - Spellsteal replaces Event Horizon
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Build Variant #3I (0.01%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Build Variant #3J (0.01%)
Black Hole - Spellsteal replaces Event Horizon
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Calamity
Wizard Top 25% Build #3
This build is used by 0.52% of the Top 25% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.11%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Black Hole - Event Horizon Glass Cannon
Energy Armor - Force Armor Illusionist
Teleport - Calamity Unstable Anomaly
Blizzard - Frozen Solid Elemental Exposure
Shock Pulse - Piercing Orb
Hydra - Mammoth Hydra
Build Variant #3A (0.17%)
Black Hole - Spellsteal replaces Event Horizon
Build Variant #3B (0.06%)
Black Hole - Spellsteal replaces Event Horizon
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Build Variant #3C (0.05%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Build Variant #3D (0.05%)
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Calamity
Build Variant #3E (0.05%)
Black Hole - Spellsteal replaces Event Horizon
Arcane Dynamo replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #3F (0.05%)
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #3G (0.05%)
Black Hole - Spellsteal replaces Event Horizon
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #3H (0.04%)
Black Hole - Spellsteal replaces Event Horizon
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Calamity
Build Variant #3I (0.04%)
Arcane Dynamo replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #3J (0.03%)
Teleport - Safe Passage replaces Calamity
Wizard Lower 75% Build #4
This build is used by 0.36% of the Lower 75% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.36%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Magic Weapon - Force Weapon Glass Cannon
Energy Armor - Force Armor Astral Presence
Electrocute - Surge of Power Unstable Anomaly
Blizzard - Frozen Solid Elemental Exposure
Energy Twister - Wicked Wind
Hydra - Mammoth Hydra
Build Variant #4A (0.27%)
Arcane Dynamo replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #4B (0.20%)
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4C (0.14%)
Arcane Dynamo replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4D (0.11%)
Arcane Dynamo replaces Astral Presence
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4E (0.06%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4F (0.05%)
Arcane Dynamo replaces Astral Presence
Cold Blooded replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4G (0.05%)
Blur replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #4H (0.05%)
Cold Blooded replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #4I (0.04%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Arcane Dynamo replaces Astral Presence
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4J (0.03%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Wizard Lower 75% Build #5
This build is used by 0.34% of the Lower 75% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 2.41%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Black Hole - Blazar Evocation
Magic Weapon - Force Weapon Blur
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor Illusionist
Teleport - Safe Passage Unstable Anomaly
Blizzard - Apocalypse
Hydra - Mammoth Hydra
Build Variant #5A (0.34%)
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Safe Passage
Glass Cannon replaces Evocation
Build Variant #5B (0.29%)
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Safe Passage
Build Variant #5C (0.27%)
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Safe Passage
Conflagration replaces Evocation
Build Variant #5D (0.26%)
Glass Cannon replaces Evocation
Build Variant #5E (0.24%)
Conflagration replaces Evocation
Build Variant #5F (0.22%)
Black Hole - Spellsteal replaces Blazar
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Safe Passage
Conflagration replaces Evocation
Build Variant #5G (0.12%)
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Safe Passage
Astral Presence replaces Evocation
Conflagration replaces Illusionist
Build Variant #5H (0.11%)
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Safe Passage
Dominance replaces Evocation
Build Variant #5I (0.11%)
Energy Armor - Force Armor replaces Prismatic Armor
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Safe Passage
Glass Cannon replaces Evocation
Build Variant #5J (0.11%)
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Safe Passage
Conflagration replaces Evocation
Glass Cannon replaces Illusionist

Wizard Hardcore Builds in Reaper of Souls

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  • These are the most popular hardcore Wizard builds. The charts are updated daily from data of the hardcore level 70 Diablo III Wizards active in patch 2.2.
  • The charts list the 4 most popular hardcore Wizard builds and the percentage of the characters who are using that particular build. It also lists 10 build variants. These are builds which use the same active skills as the primary build, but with small differences in the passive skills or runes.
  • See the Popular Builds and Skills overview for full details on this data.
Wizard Hardcore Build #3
This build is used by 0.23% of hardcore Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.85%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Black Hole - Blazar Blur
Magic Weapon - Force Weapon Illusionist
Energy Armor - Force Armor Unstable Anomaly
Teleport - Wormhole Dominance
Blizzard - Apocalypse
Hydra - Mammoth Hydra
Build Variant #3A (0.23%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Glass Cannon replaces Illusionist
Build Variant #3B (0.20%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Teleport - Safe Passage replaces Wormhole
Glass Cannon replaces Dominance
Build Variant #3C (0.20%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Astral Presence replaces Dominance
Conflagration replaces Illusionist
Build Variant #3D (0.17%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Astral Presence replaces Dominance
Evocation replaces Illusionist
Build Variant #3E (0.16%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Teleport - Safe Passage replaces Wormhole
Astral Presence replaces Dominance
Build Variant #3F (0.14%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Elemental Exposure replaces Dominance
Build Variant #3G (0.13%)
Black Hole - Event Horizon replaces Blazar
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Build Variant #3H (0.13%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Galvanizing Ward replaces Illusionist
Build Variant #3I (0.13%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Unwavering Will replaces Illusionist
Build Variant #3J (0.13%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Galvanizing Ward replaces Dominance
Wizard Hardcore Build #4
This build is used by 0.18% of hardcore Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 0.55%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Magic Weapon - Force Weapon Blur
Energy Armor - Force Armor Astral Presence
Blizzard - Frozen Solid Unstable Anomaly
Shock Pulse - Piercing Orb Elemental Exposure
Energy Twister - Wicked Wind
Hydra - Mammoth Hydra
Build Variant #4A (0.11%)
Glass Cannon replaces Blur
Build Variant #4B (0.08%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Build Variant #4C (0.05%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Glass Cannon replaces Blur
Build Variant #4D (0.03%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Dominance replaces Blur
Build Variant #4E (0.03%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Dominance replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #4F (0.02%)
Magic Weapon - Conduit replaces Force Weapon
Build Variant #4G (0.02%)
Dominance replaces Elemental Exposure
Build Variant #4H (0.01%)
Magic Weapon - Conduit replaces Force Weapon
Blizzard - Snowbound replaces Frozen Solid
Unwavering Will replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #4I (0.01%)
Audacity replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #4J (0.01%)
Glass Cannon replaces Astral Presence
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