Level Required: 22
Skill Type: Conjuration

Cost: 20 Arcane Power

Summon a Familiar that attacks your enemies for 240% weapon damage as Arcane. This companion cannot be targeted or damaged by enemies. Lasts 10 minutes.

Element: Arcane

Runes for Familiar
Skill RunesLevelElement

Summon a fiery Familiar that grants you 10% increased damage.


The Familiar's projectiles have a 35% chance to Freeze the enemy for 1 second.

Ancient Guardian

Summon a protective Familiar. When you are below 50% Life the Familiar will absorb damage from 1 attack every 6 seconds.


While the Familiar is active, you regenerate 4.5 Arcane Power every second.


The Familiar's projectiles explode on impact, dealing 240% weapon damage as Arcane to all enemies within 6 yards.

Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Wizard.
Familiar Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Familiar Wizard active skill. Select the blue bars for softcore data, the red bars for hardcore data, or view all the rune statistics in the table display.
  • These are the Familiar runes as chosen by level 70 Wizards who are currently playing the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PC or Mac in patch 2.3. It can also guide Wizards looking to pick the best Familiar runes in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on consoles - the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
  • See other Wizard skill data in the Most Popular Wizard Builds and Skills charts.
Familiar Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Familiar runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Wizards. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Familiar rune.
Familiar Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the Familiar runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Wizards.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Ancient Guardian1.12.4
No Rune00
Charts Last Updated: November 3, 2018
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