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 2.3, 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 2.3 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: July 26, 2016
Active Skills - Lower 75%
Active SkillsPercent
1Magic Weapon79.37
2Teleport68.40
3Energy Armor41.77
4Blizzard36.46
5Archon36.13
6Ice Armor35.50
7Hydra33.69
8Black Hole32.52
9Frost Nova28.32
10Arcane Torrent25.90
11Slow Time22.76
12Electrocute22.17
13Familiar20.39
14Magic Missile20.29
15Meteor19.65
16Shock Pulse13.25
17Energy Twister11.95
18Arcane Orb10.74
19Disintegrate9.81
20Storm Armor8.00
21Spectral Blade6.22
22Explosive Blast5.24
23Mirror Image3.72
24Wave of Force2.82
25Ray of Frost2.52
26Diamond Skin2.39
Active Skills - Top 25%
Active SkillsPercent
1Magic Weapon83.40
2Teleport66.82
3Energy Armor59.00
4Blizzard49.14
5Hydra43.18
6Black Hole39.20
7Slow Time29.00
8Meteor28.75
9Electrocute23.59
10Familiar20.80
11Magic Missile20.24
12Shock Pulse20.22
13Ice Armor20.16
14Archon16.93
15Frost Nova13.82
16Energy Twister12.78
17Arcane Torrent11.69
18Storm Armor8.60
19Arcane Orb7.52
20Explosive Blast6.82
21Spectral Blade5.52
22Disintegrate4.62
23Mirror Image3.98
24Wave of Force2.21
25Diamond Skin1.10
26Ray of Frost0.88
Hardcore Active Skills
Active SkillsPercent
1Teleport87.05
2Magic Weapon67.07
3Energy Armor46.72
4Ice Armor38.82
5Blizzard34.31
6Hydra34.06
7Archon31.47
8Black Hole30.84
9Magic Missile24.92
10Frost Nova24.61
11Slow Time22.74
12Arcane Torrent21.54
13Electrocute20.77
14Familiar16.82
15Meteor16.66
16Disintegrate14.60
17Arcane Orb11.30
18Spectral Blade10.98
19Shock Pulse10.03
20Energy Twister9.76
21Storm Armor5.33
22Explosive Blast4.33
23Diamond Skin4.06
24Ray of Frost3.84
25Wave of Force3.71
26Mirror Image3.64

Wizard Passive Skills in Reaper of Souls

  • These charts list the most popular Diablo III Wizard passive skills by level 70 Wizards in patch 2.3 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 Anomaly62.75
2Blur58.85
3Evocation45.49
4Audacity42.60
5Elemental Exposure39.71
6Glass Cannon30.89
7Astral Presence29.22
8Illusionist18.33
9Unwavering Will13.55
10Dominance12.22
11Conflagration10.72
12Prodigy10.15
13Arcane Dynamo9.11
14Cold Blooded8.23
15Paralysis2.78
16Galvanizing Ward2.54
17Temporal Flux2.04
18Power Hungry0.84
Passive Skills - Top 25%
Passive SkillsPercent
1Unstable Anomaly62.83
2Elemental Exposure53.65
3Blur52.50
4Glass Cannon36.34
5Evocation32.58
6Astral Presence31.64
7Audacity30.07
8Illusionist27.04
9Unwavering Will13.42
10Arcane Dynamo12.71
11Dominance12.42
12Conflagration12.25
13Prodigy11.98
14Cold Blooded6.08
15Paralysis1.54
16Galvanizing Ward1.27
17Temporal Flux1.18
18Power Hungry0.50
Hardcore Passive Skills
Passive SkillsPercent
1Unstable Anomaly92.23
2Blur77.11
3Evocation36.76
4Audacity33.65
5Elemental Exposure29.86
6Astral Presence25.79
7Dominance25.26
8Illusionist22.69
9Unwavering Will13.51
10Glass Cannon8.67
11Conflagration8.62
12Galvanizing Ward7.20
13Cold Blooded5.88
14Prodigy5.02
15Arcane Dynamo3.52
16Paralysis1.81
17Temporal Flux1.57
18Power Hungry0.86

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 2.3.
  • 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 Lower 75% Build #3
This build is used by 0.27% of the Lower 75% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 0.47%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Spectral Blade - Flame Blades Evocation
Arcane Torrent - Static Discharge Blur
Frost Nova - Deep Freeze Unstable Anomaly
Archon - Combustion Audacity
Teleport - Safe Passage
Ice Armor - Crystallize
Build Variant #3A (0.06%)
Archon - Pure Power replaces Combustion
Build Variant #3B (0.04%)
Archon - Slow Time replaces Combustion
Build Variant #3C (0.02%)
Archon - Improved Archon replaces Combustion
Build Variant #3D (0.02%)
Teleport - Wormhole replaces Safe Passage
Build Variant #3E (0.01%)
Frost Nova - Bone Chill replaces Deep Freeze
Build Variant #3F (0.01%)
Spectral Blade - Barrier Blades replaces Flame Blades
Archon - Pure Power replaces Combustion
Build Variant #3G (0.01%)
Archon - Teleport replaces Combustion
Build Variant #3H (0.01%)
Arcane Torrent - Flame Ward replaces Static Discharge
Build Variant #3I (0.01%)
Teleport - Calamity replaces Safe Passage
Build Variant #3J (0.01%)
Spectral Blade - Barrier Blades replaces Flame Blades
Archon - Improved Archon replaces Combustion
Wizard Top 25% Build #3
This build is used by 0.45% of the Top 25% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.22%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Magic Weapon - Conduit Glass Cannon
Energy Armor - Force Armor Astral Presence
Teleport - Calamity Unstable Anomaly
Shock Pulse - Piercing Orb Elemental Exposure
Energy Twister - Gale Force
Slow Time - Time Warp
Build Variant #3A (0.18%)
Slow Time - Time Shell replaces Time Warp
Build Variant #3B (0.13%)
Illusionist replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #3C (0.09%)
Magic Weapon - Force Weapon replaces Conduit
Build Variant #3D (0.07%)
Energy Twister - Mistral Breeze replaces Gale Force
Blur replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #3E (0.07%)
Magic Weapon - Force Weapon replaces Conduit
Energy Twister - Mistral Breeze replaces Gale Force
Build Variant #3F (0.07%)
Energy Twister - Mistral Breeze replaces Gale Force
Build Variant #3G (0.06%)
Blur replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #3H (0.04%)
Audacity replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #3I (0.03%)
Energy Twister - Mistral Breeze replaces Gale Force
Illusionist replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #3J (0.03%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Wizard Top 25% Build #4
This build is used by 0.43% of the Top 25% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 0.98%.
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 #4A (0.20%)
Slow Time - Time Warp replaces Stretch Time
Build Variant #4B (0.07%)
Blizzard - Frozen Solid replaces Snowbound
Slow Time - Time Warp replaces Stretch Time
Build Variant #4C (0.07%)
Blizzard - Frozen Solid replaces Snowbound
Build Variant #4D (0.04%)
Conflagration replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4E (0.04%)
Magic Weapon - Conduit replaces Force Weapon
Build Variant #4F (0.03%)
Slow Time - Time Warp replaces Stretch Time
Conflagration replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4G (0.03%)
Slow Time - Time Warp replaces Stretch Time
Unstable Anomaly replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4H (0.03%)
Blizzard - Frozen Solid replaces Snowbound
Conflagration replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #4I (0.02%)
Magic Weapon - Conduit replaces Force Weapon
Slow Time - Time Warp replaces Stretch Time
Build Variant #4J (0.02%)
Blizzard - Frozen Solid replaces Snowbound
Slow Time - Time Warp replaces Stretch Time
Conflagration replaces Glass Cannon
Wizard Top 25% Build #5
This build is used by 0.40% of the Top 25% of Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 2.10%.
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 (0.29%)
Teleport - Safe Passage replaces Wormhole
Evocation replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #5B (0.29%)
Teleport - Safe Passage replaces Wormhole
Build Variant #5C (0.26%)
Evocation replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #5D (0.18%)
Conflagration replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #5E (0.15%)
Teleport - Safe Passage replaces Wormhole
Conflagration replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #5F (0.12%)
Energy Armor - Force Armor replaces Prismatic Armor
Build Variant #5G (0.12%)
Dominance replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #5H (0.11%)
Energy Armor - Force Armor replaces Prismatic Armor
Teleport - Safe Passage replaces Wormhole
Evocation replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #5I (0.10%)
Astral Presence replaces Glass Cannon
Build Variant #5J (0.08%)
Evocation replaces Blur

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 2.3.
  • 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 #4
This build is used by 0.13% of hardcore Wizards. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 0.32%.
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 (0.06%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Build Variant #4B (0.04%)
Glass Cannon replaces Blur
Build Variant #4C (0.02%)
Glass Cannon replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #4D (0.01%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Dominance replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #4E (0.01%)
Dominance replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #4F (0.01%)
Magic Weapon - Conduit replaces Force Weapon
Dominance replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #4G (0.01%)
Energy Armor - Pinpoint Barrier replaces Force Armor
Blizzard - Unrelenting Storm replaces Frozen Solid
Illusionist replaces Astral Presence
Build Variant #4H (0.01%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Cold Blooded replaces Blur
Build Variant #4I (0.01%)
Audacity replaces Elemental Exposure
Build Variant #4J (0.01%)
Energy Armor - Prismatic Armor replaces Force Armor
Audacity replaces Astral Presence
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