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: August 30, 2015
Active Skills - Lower 75%
Active SkillsPercent
1Magic Weapon76.76
2Blizzard57.89
3Hydra56.05
4Energy Armor55.79
5Teleport55.63
6Black Hole44.20
7Electrocute34.00
8Meteor25.68
9Familiar24.87
10Magic Missile21.35
11Slow Time20.85
12Energy Twister19.71
13Shock Pulse18.60
14Arcane Orb14.54
15Ice Armor13.95
16Storm Armor10.13
17Archon8.81
18Disintegrate7.81
19Frost Nova6.67
20Spectral Blade4.73
21Mirror Image4.71
22Explosive Blast4.40
23Arcane Torrent4.08
24Wave of Force3.43
25Ray of Frost2.80
26Diamond Skin2.49
Active Skills - Top 25%
Active SkillsPercent
1Magic Weapon82.53
2Blizzard64.30
3Energy Armor62.04
4Teleport60.89
5Hydra57.58
6Black Hole51.78
7Electrocute30.23
8Meteor29.72
9Familiar24.91
10Slow Time18.68
11Magic Missile17.86
12Shock Pulse16.89
13Ice Armor12.71
14Storm Armor10.53
15Arcane Orb8.43
16Energy Twister7.56
17Archon7.32
18Explosive Blast6.31
19Frost Nova6.07
20Spectral Blade5.05
21Mirror Image5.03
22Disintegrate4.84
23Arcane Torrent3.62
24Wave of Force2.88
25Diamond Skin1.23
26Ray of Frost0.97
Hardcore Active Skills
Active SkillsPercent
1Teleport84.79
2Magic Weapon65.41
3Energy Armor59.85
4Hydra57.41
5Blizzard57.29
6Black Hole44.02
7Electrocute31.98
8Magic Missile23.27
9Ice Armor23.07
10Meteor21.99
11Slow Time18.30
12Familiar17.66
13Energy Twister15.12
14Arcane Orb14.51
15Shock Pulse12.05
16Disintegrate8.26
17Archon6.50
18Storm Armor5.78
19Frost Nova5.54
20Spectral Blade5.32
21Arcane Torrent4.03
22Mirror Image3.89
23Ray of Frost3.64
24Wave of Force3.55
25Explosive Blast3.38
26Diamond Skin3.37

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
1Elemental Exposure55.67
2Unstable Anomaly54.43
3Blur45.43
4Glass Cannon43.88
5Astral Presence39.58
6Illusionist23.90
7Evocation21.69
8Audacity17.32
9Arcane Dynamo17.15
10Unwavering Will15.64
11Prodigy15.38
12Dominance15.20
13Conflagration14.44
14Cold Blooded10.81
15Paralysis3.36
16Galvanizing Ward2.79
17Temporal Flux2.12
18Power Hungry1.21
Passive Skills - Top 25%
Passive SkillsPercent
1Unstable Anomaly55.59
2Elemental Exposure55.04
3Blur50.58
4Glass Cannon39.84
5Illusionist32.95
6Astral Presence31.40
7Evocation24.93
8Arcane Dynamo18.37
9Audacity18.31
10Conflagration15.79
11Unwavering Will15.71
12Dominance15.19
13Prodigy14.60
14Cold Blooded6.36
15Paralysis1.93
16Galvanizing Ward1.42
17Temporal Flux1.29
18Power Hungry0.71
Hardcore Passive Skills
Passive SkillsPercent
1Unstable Anomaly91.81
2Blur72.77
3Elemental Exposure40.03
4Dominance33.97
5Illusionist33.12
6Astral Presence31.80
7Evocation14.89
8Unwavering Will14.09
9Glass Cannon12.21
10Conflagration11.08
11Audacity9.49
12Arcane Dynamo7.82
13Cold Blooded7.24
14Galvanizing Ward7.03
15Prodigy7.00
16Paralysis2.38
17Power Hungry1.74
18Temporal Flux1.55

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 #2
This build is used by 0.69% of the Top 25% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.85%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Meteor - Star Pact Glass Cannon
Magic Weapon - Force Weapon Arcane Dynamo
Electrocute - Surge of Power Prodigy
Blizzard - Snowbound Elemental Exposure
Hydra - Mammoth Hydra
Slow Time - Stretch Time
Build Variant #2A (0.41%)
Slow Time - Time Warp replaces Stretch Time
Build Variant #2B (0.18%)
Blizzard - Frozen Solid replaces Snowbound
Build Variant #2C (0.12%)
Blizzard - Frozen Solid replaces Snowbound
Slow Time - Time Warp replaces Stretch Time
Build Variant #2D (0.12%)
Conflagration replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #2E (0.08%)
Magic Weapon - Conduit replaces Force Weapon
Build Variant #2F (0.08%)
Magic Weapon - Conduit replaces Force Weapon
Slow Time - Time Warp replaces Stretch Time
Build Variant #2G (0.05%)
Slow Time - Time Warp replaces Stretch Time
Conflagration replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #2H (0.04%)
Slow Time - Time Warp replaces Stretch Time
Unstable Anomaly replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #2I (0.04%)
Blizzard - Frozen Solid replaces Snowbound
Unstable Anomaly replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #2J (0.04%)
Unstable Anomaly replaces Glass Cannon
Wizard Lower 75% Build #3
This build is used by 0.47% of the Lower 75% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 0.84%.
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 #3A (0.16%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Build Variant #3B (0.05%)
Magic Weapon - Deflection replaces Force Weapon
Blur replaces Unstable Anomaly
Build Variant #3C (0.04%)
Blur replaces Unstable Anomaly
Build Variant #3D (0.03%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Blur replaces Unstable Anomaly
Build Variant #3E (0.02%)
Electrocute - Chain Lightning replaces Arc Lightning
Build Variant #3F (0.02%)
Blur replaces Arcane Dynamo
Build Variant #3G (0.02%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Blur replaces Arcane Dynamo
Build Variant #3H (0.01%)
Blur replaces Illusionist
Build Variant #3I (0.01%)
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Calamity
Build Variant #3J (0.01%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Blur replaces Illusionist
Wizard Top 25% Build #3
This build is used by 0.57% of the Top 25% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.11%.
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 #3A (0.17%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Build Variant #3B (0.09%)
Magic Weapon - Deflection replaces Force Weapon
Blur replaces Unstable Anomaly
Build Variant #3C (0.08%)
Blur replaces Unstable Anomaly
Build Variant #3D (0.05%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Blur replaces Unstable Anomaly
Build Variant #3E (0.04%)
Electrocute - Chain Lightning replaces Arc Lightning
Build Variant #3F (0.03%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Blur replaces Arcane Dynamo
Build Variant #3G (0.02%)
Blur replaces Arcane Dynamo
Build Variant #3H (0.02%)
Blizzard - Snowbound replaces Frozen Solid
Build Variant #3I (0.02%)
Audacity replaces Arcane Dynamo
Build Variant #3J (0.02%)
Audacity replaces Unstable Anomaly
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 1.31%.
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 (0.30%)
Arcane Dynamo replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #4B (0.19%)
Arcane Dynamo replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4C (0.14%)
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4D (0.09%)
Arcane Dynamo replaces Astral Presence
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4E (0.05%)
Blur replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #4F (0.04%)
Arcane Dynamo replaces Astral Presence
Prodigy replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4G (0.04%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Build Variant #4H (0.04%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4I (0.03%)
Arcane Dynamo replaces Astral Presence
Cold Blooded replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4J (0.03%)
Electrocute - Lightning Blast replaces Surge of Power
Wizard Top 25% Build #4
This build is used by 0.56% of the Top 25% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.09%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Magic Weapon - Force Weapon Glass Cannon
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 (0.28%)
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4B (0.06%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Build Variant #4C (0.05%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4D (0.03%)
Energy Armor - Pinpoint Barrier replaces Force Armor
Build Variant #4E (0.03%)
Arcane Dynamo replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #4F (0.02%)
Blur replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #4G (0.02%)
Arcane Dynamo replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4H (0.02%)
Arcane Dynamo replaces Astral Presence
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4I (0.01%)
Energy Armor - Pinpoint Barrier replaces Force Armor
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4J (0.01%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Blur replaces Astral Presence
Wizard Lower 75% Build #5
This build is used by 0.35% of the Lower 75% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 0.53%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Black Hole - Supermassive Evocation
Magic Missile - Glacial Spike Illusionist
Energy Armor - Force Armor Unstable Anomaly
Teleport - Calamity Elemental Exposure
Mirror Image - Duplicates
Slow Time - Time Warp
Build Variant #5A (0.09%)
Slow Time - Point of No Return replaces Time Warp
Build Variant #5B (0.01%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Build Variant #5C (0.01%)
Black Hole - Blazar replaces Supermassive
Build Variant #5D (0.01%)
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Calamity
Build Variant #5E (0.01%)
Blur replaces Evocation
Build Variant #5F (0.01%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Slow Time - Point of No Return replaces Time Warp
Build Variant #5G (0.01%)
Blur replaces Unstable Anomaly
Build Variant #5H (0.01%)
Slow Time - Point of No Return replaces Time Warp
Blur replaces Evocation
Build Variant #5I (0.01%)
Mirror Image - Mirror Mimics replaces Duplicates
Build Variant #5J (0.01%)
Glass Cannon replaces Unstable Anomaly
Wizard Top 25% Build #5
This build is used by 0.50% of the Top 25% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 3.02%.
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 #5A (0.45%)
Teleport - Safe Passage replaces Wormhole
Evocation replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #5B (0.42%)
Teleport - Safe Passage replaces Wormhole
Build Variant #5C (0.41%)
Evocation replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #5D (0.25%)
Teleport - Safe Passage replaces Wormhole
Conflagration replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #5E (0.25%)
Conflagration replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #5F (0.18%)
Dominance replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #5G (0.15%)
Energy Armor - Force Armor replaces Prismatic Armor
Build Variant #5H (0.14%)
Astral Presence replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #5I (0.14%)
Black Hole - Spellsteal replaces Blazar
Conflagration replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #5J (0.13%)
Energy Armor - Force Armor replaces Prismatic Armor
Evocation replaces Glass Cannon

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 0.25% of hardcore Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 0.65%.
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 #3A (0.21%)
Glass Cannon replaces Blur
Build Variant #3B (0.09%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Build Variant #3C (0.02%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Dominance replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #3D (0.02%)
Dominance replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #3E (0.01%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Dominance replaces Blur
Build Variant #3F (0.01%)
Dominance replaces Blur
Build Variant #3G (0.01%)
Dominance replaces Elemental Exposure
Build Variant #3H (0.01%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Glass Cannon replaces Blur
Build Variant #3I (0.01%)
Glass Cannon replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #3J (0.01%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Dominance replaces Elemental Exposure
Wizard Hardcore Build #4
This build is used by 0.22% of hardcore Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 0.74%.
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 #4A (0.21%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Build Variant #4B (0.11%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Blur replaces Arcane Dynamo
Build Variant #4C (0.05%)
Blur replaces Arcane Dynamo
Build Variant #4D (0.03%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Astral Presence replaces Arcane Dynamo
Blur replaces Illusionist
Build Variant #4E (0.02%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Blizzard - Snowbound replaces Frozen Solid
Build Variant #4F (0.02%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Blur replaces Illusionist
Build Variant #4G (0.02%)
Blur replaces Elemental Exposure
Build Variant #4H (0.02%)
Electrocute - Chain Lightning replaces Arc Lightning
Build Variant #4I (0.02%)
Electrocute - Surge of Power replaces Arc Lightning
Blur replaces Elemental Exposure
Build Variant #4J (0.02%)
Blizzard - Snowbound replaces Frozen Solid
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