Wizard Runes by Popularity in Patch 2.0

Archive of the Wizard runes for active skills, ranked by popularity in patch 2.0

  • Note: This is historical data, from the characters as of the end of Diablo III PC patch 2.0.6.
  • These are charts of all the Diablo III Wizard runes, ranking them from the most to least popular rune. The data comes from level 70 Wizards who played from patch 2.0.1 to patch 2.0.6. The data is gathered from more than 3 million Diablo III characters.
  • See the Wizard Active Skills section for the most popular active skills that these runes are connected to, and the most popular Wizard builds.
  • Select any rune or skill below to view full current information about that Wizard skill, along with the popularity of every rune for the skill.
Charts Last Updated: September 5, 2014

All Wizard Runes Ranked by Popularity

  • These charts show every Wizard rune, based on their popularity by level 70 Wizards from patch 2.0.1 to patch 2.0.6. As players choose the best Wizard runes for their skills, those choices generate data of the most popular Wizard runes.
  • The chart on the left ranks the runes by popularity of use of softcore Wizards, while the chart on the right lists them by popularity among hardcore Wizards.
  • The Percent column in these charts is the percentage of all Wizards who use that particular rune, of the level 70 Wizards who are active in patch 2.0.
  • Select any rune or skill to view full information and statistics about it.
Runes by Popularity - Wizard Softcore
1Force WeaponMagic Weapon56.40
3Prismatic ArmorEnergy Armor25.80
4Pinpoint BarrierEnergy Armor24.40
6Improved ArchonArchon19.10
7ConflagrateMagic Missile18.30
8Frozen OrbArcane Orb18.10
9SpellstealBlack Hole15.00
10Surge of PowerElectrocute12.20
11BlazarBlack Hole10.30
12Meteor ShowerMeteor10.20
13DeflectionMagic Weapon9.90
14Glacial SpikeMagic Missile9.20
16SupermassiveBlack Hole8.00
17Absolute ZeroBlack Hole7.70
18Event HorizonBlack Hole6.90
19Chaos NexusDisintegrate6.50
20Heat WaveWave of Force6.34
21CascadeArcane Torrent6.30
22Pure PowerArchon5.90
23Power of the StormStorm Armor4.60
24Chain ReactionExplosive Blast4.50
25Forked LightningElectrocute4.40
26Frozen StormIce Armor4.20
27Cold SnapFrost Nova4.00
28IgniteMagic Weapon3.93
29Flame BladesSpectral Blade3.90
30Molten ImpactMeteor3.80
31Lightning BlastElectrocute3.60
32Bone ChillFrost Nova3.60
33Mammoth HydraHydra3.50
34Arc LightningElectrocute3.40
35Chain LightningElectrocute3.30
39DuplicatesMirror Image2.73
41Shocking AspectStorm Armor2.60
42Slow TimeArchon2.45
43Thrown BladeSpectral Blade2.43
44ElectrifyMagic Weapon2.43
45ScorchArcane Orb2.43
47Charged BlastMagic Missile2.40
48Energy TapEnergy Armor2.30
50Crystal ShellDiamond Skin2.20
51Safe PassageTeleport2.10
53Frost HydraHydra1.81
54Fire BoltsShock Pulse1.80
56DisruptionArcane Torrent1.73
57Short FuseExplosive Blast1.72
58ConduitMagic Weapon1.70
59Unrelenting StormBlizzard1.61
60CrystallizeIce Armor1.60
61SparkArcane Orb1.54
62SeekerMagic Missile1.51
63Arcane HydraHydra1.50
64Blazing HydraHydra1.40
65Thunder StormStorm Armor1.36
67Lightning BindMeteor1.35
68Lightning HydraHydra1.35
69Stretch TimeSlow Time1.33
70Force ArmorEnergy Armor1.30
71Barrier BladesSpectral Blade1.30
72Ice ReflectIce Armor1.25
73Time WarpSlow Time1.22
74SplitMagic Missile1.22
75Arcane OrbitArcane Orb1.20
76Stark WinterBlizzard1.13
77Static PulseWave of Force1.12
78Point of No ReturnSlow Time1.10
79Reactive ArmorStorm Armor1.04
80Siphoning BladeSpectral Blade1.03
81Piercing OrbShock Pulse1.00
82Power AffinityShock Pulse0.95
83Ice BladesSpectral Blade0.95
84ScrambleStorm Armor0.94
85Gale ForceEnergy Twister0.92
86Snow BlastRay of Frost0.92
89Frozen SolidBlizzard0.91
90Black IceRay of Frost0.90
91Sleet StormRay of Frost0.80
92Sleek ShellDiamond Skin0.72
94Cold BloodRay of Frost0.70
95Diamond ShardsDiamond Skin0.65
96Mirror MimicsMirror Image0.64
97Explosive BoltsShock Pulse0.64
98Chilling AuraIce Armor0.62
99ObliterationArcane Orb0.61
100Enduring SkinDiamond Skin0.61
101Arcane MinesArcane Torrent0.60
102ObliterateExplosive Blast0.55
103Living LightningShock Pulse0.55
104UnleashedExplosive Blast0.54
105PrismDiamond Skin0.54
106Frozen MistFrost Nova0.53
107Star PactMeteor0.53
108Deep FreezeFrost Nova0.50
109Time ShellSlow Time0.45
110Extension of WillMirror Image0.40
111Storm ChaserEnergy Twister0.35
112Mocking DemiseMirror Image0.33
113ShatterFrost Nova0.32
114Wicked WindEnergy Twister0.31
115Arcane AttunementWave of Force0.30
116Death BlossomArcane Torrent0.25
117Ancient GuardianFamiliar0.25
118Power StoneArcane Torrent0.25
119Time and SpaceSlow Time0.25
120Jagged IceIce Armor0.24
122Impactful WaveWave of Force0.23
123NumbRay of Frost0.23
124Grasping ChillBlizzard0.22
125AbsorptionEnergy Armor0.20
126Mistral BreezeEnergy Twister0.15
127Raging StormEnergy Twister0.15
128Time BombExplosive Blast0.12
129Debilitating ForceWave of Force0.10
130SimulacrumMirror Image0.00
Runes by Popularity - Wizard Hardcore
1Force WeaponMagic Weapon56.90
3Prismatic ArmorEnergy Armor40.40
5Frozen OrbArcane Orb22.70
6Surge of PowerElectrocute17.80
7Pinpoint BarrierEnergy Armor16.10
8ConflagrateMagic Missile15.80
9DeflectionMagic Weapon14.10
10Improved ArchonArchon12.90
11Heat WaveWave of Force10.80
12Glacial SpikeMagic Missile10.30
13SpellstealBlack Hole9.60
14Meteor ShowerMeteor9.50
15Chaos NexusDisintegrate8.90
16BlazarBlack Hole8.30
17Absolute ZeroBlack Hole8.00
18Event HorizonBlack Hole7.90
19SupermassiveBlack Hole7.30
22CascadeArcane Torrent5.30
23Pure PowerArchon4.72
24Arc LightningElectrocute4.70
25Flame BladesSpectral Blade4.62
26Chain LightningElectrocute4.60
27Forked LightningElectrocute4.50
28Power of the StormStorm Armor4.40
29Crystal ShellDiamond Skin4.20
31Lightning BlastElectrocute3.90
32Safe PassageTeleport3.80
33Frozen StormIce Armor3.74
34Cold SnapFrost Nova3.70
35CrystallizeIce Armor3.50
37IgniteMagic Weapon3.30
38Thrown BladeSpectral Blade3.13
39Molten ImpactMeteor3.10
40Mammoth HydraHydra2.84
42Energy TapEnergy Armor2.80
44ElectrifyMagic Weapon2.53
45Short FuseExplosive Blast2.52
46Chain ReactionExplosive Blast2.51
49Arcane HydraHydra2.40
50Charged BlastMagic Missile2.30
51ScorchArcane Orb2.20
52Bone ChillFrost Nova2.12
53Barrier BladesSpectral Blade2.10
54Shocking AspectStorm Armor2.05
55Frost HydraHydra2.01
56DuplicatesMirror Image2.00
57Slow TimeArchon1.85
58ConduitMagic Weapon1.80
59Lightning HydraHydra1.75
60Reactive ArmorStorm Armor1.74
61SparkArcane Orb1.74
62DisruptionArcane Torrent1.73
64Thunder StormStorm Armor1.66
65Static PulseWave of Force1.62
66Fire BoltsShock Pulse1.60
67Siphoning BladeSpectral Blade1.43
68Stark WinterBlizzard1.43
69Ice ReflectIce Armor1.40
71Lightning BindMeteor1.35
72SplitMagic Missile1.32
73SeekerMagic Missile1.31
74Arcane OrbitArcane Orb1.30
76Unrelenting StormBlizzard1.21
77Force ArmorEnergy Armor1.20
78Black IceRay of Frost1.20
80ScrambleStorm Armor1.14
81Enduring SkinDiamond Skin1.11
82Blazing HydraHydra1.10
83Sleet StormRay of Frost1.05
84Ice BladesSpectral Blade1.05
85Snow BlastRay of Frost1.02
86Cold BloodRay of Frost1.00
87Chilling AuraIce Armor1.00
88Point of No ReturnSlow Time0.94
89Stretch TimeSlow Time0.93
90Time WarpSlow Time0.92
91Sleek ShellDiamond Skin0.92
92Piercing OrbShock Pulse0.90
93PrismDiamond Skin0.84
95Power AffinityShock Pulse0.80
96Frozen SolidBlizzard0.71
97Explosive BoltsShock Pulse0.70
98ObliterateExplosive Blast0.65
99Diamond ShardsDiamond Skin0.65
100Frozen MistFrost Nova0.63
101Arcane AttunementWave of Force0.60
103Star PactMeteor0.53
104ObliterationArcane Orb0.51
105Mirror MimicsMirror Image0.50
106Time ShellSlow Time0.45
107Living LightningShock Pulse0.45
108Extension of WillMirror Image0.44
109Gale ForceEnergy Twister0.42
110Ancient GuardianFamiliar0.40
111Arcane MinesArcane Torrent0.35
112UnleashedExplosive Blast0.34
113Impactful WaveWave of Force0.33
114NumbRay of Frost0.33
115ShatterFrost Nova0.32
116Deep FreezeFrost Nova0.31
117AbsorptionEnergy Armor0.30
118Storm ChaserEnergy Twister0.25
119Jagged IceIce Armor0.24
120Mocking DemiseMirror Image0.23
121Debilitating ForceWave of Force0.20
122Power StoneArcane Torrent0.15
123Time and SpaceSlow Time0.15
124Mistral BreezeEnergy Twister0.15
125Raging StormEnergy Twister0.15
126Grasping ChillBlizzard0.12
127Wicked WindEnergy Twister0.11
128Death BlossomArcane Torrent0.10
129Time BombExplosive Blast0.02
130SimulacrumMirror Image0.00

Top Rune for Each Wizard Skill

  • These charts show the single most popular rune for each Wizard active skill, among level 70 Wizards as of the end of patch 2.0.6. The runes are listed from the most popular for their skill, to the least popular. This makes it easy to see which active skills have one rune that is extremely popular at level 70.
  • The chart on the left shows the rune choices by softcore Wizards, and the chart on the right lists the most popular runes among hardcore Wizards.
  • See the Wizard Active Skills charts for the most popular active skills that these runes are connected to.
  • Select any rune or skill to view the full information and statistics about it.
Want more patch 2.0 data? See the Archive of Data for Patch 2.0 for other charts.
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