Wizard Runes by Popularity

All the Wizard runes for active skills, ranked by popularity in patch 2.3

  • These are charts of all the Diablo III Wizard runes, ranked from the most to least popular rune. The data comes from level 70 Wizards in Reaper of Souls, who are actively playing in Patch 2.3.
  • See the Wizard Active Skills section for the most popular active skills that these runes are connected to, and the most popular Wizard builds. The Popular Builds and Skills overview has information on how all this data is gathered.
  • Select any rune or skill below to view full information about that Wizard skill, along with the popularity of every rune for the skill.
Charts Last Updated: November 3, 2018

All Wizard Runes Ranked by Popularity

  • These charts show every Wizard rune, based on their popularity by level 70 Wizards in patch 2.3. 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 active in patch 2.3.
  • Select any rune or skill to view full information and statistics about it.
Runes by Popularity - Wizard Softcore
1Force WeaponMagic Weapon36.50
2Mammoth HydraHydra23.60
3CrystallizeIce Armor20.60
5Safe PassageTeleport16.70
7Static DischargeArcane Torrent15.20
8Prismatic ArmorEnergy Armor14.70
9Force ArmorEnergy Armor14.30
10DeflectionMagic Weapon12.90
11Deep FreezeFrost Nova12.60
12BlazarBlack Hole11.76
14ConduitMagic Weapon11.60
16Frozen SolidBlizzard10.70
17Pure PowerArchon10.60
18Surge of PowerElectrocute10.50
19Meteor ShowerMeteor10.30
20Piercing OrbShock Pulse10.10
21Time WarpSlow Time9.40
22Glacial SpikeMagic Missile9.20
24Improved ArchonArchon6.60
25Pinpoint BarrierEnergy Armor6.30
26Wicked WindEnergy Twister5.50
27SpellstealBlack Hole5.40
28ConflagrateMagic Missile4.90
29SupermassiveBlack Hole4.76
30Frozen OrbArcane Orb4.70
32Power of the StormStorm Armor3.84
33Point of No ReturnSlow Time3.80
35Event HorizonBlack Hole3.10
36Slow TimeArchon2.90
38Bone ChillFrost Nova2.80
39Time ShellSlow Time2.75
40Frozen MistFrost Nova2.73
41Chain ReactionExplosive Blast2.70
42Stretch TimeSlow Time2.43
43Star PactMeteor2.43
44Forked LightningElectrocute2.42
45Flame BladesSpectral Blade2.40
46Heat WaveWave of Force2.34
47Frozen StormIce Armor2.30
48DuplicatesMirror Image2.23
49Chain LightningElectrocute2.21
50Absolute ZeroBlack Hole2.20
51Molten ImpactMeteor2.13
53Ice ReflectIce Armor2.05
54Cold SnapFrost Nova2.00
55IgniteMagic Weapon1.93
56Gale ForceEnergy Twister1.90
57Unrelenting StormBlizzard1.70
58Frost HydraHydra1.61
59Arc LightningElectrocute1.60
61Chaos NexusDisintegrate1.50
62Thunder CrashMeteor1.45
63Mistral BreezeEnergy Twister1.40
64ObliterateExplosive Blast1.35
66Energy TapEnergy Armor1.33
67Charged BlastMagic Missile1.31
68Lightning BlastElectrocute1.30
69CascadeArcane Torrent1.30
70Sleet StormRay of Frost1.25
71Shocking AspectStorm Armor1.25
72Thrown BladeSpectral Blade1.23
73Blazing HydraHydra1.22
74ObliterationArcane Orb1.21
75Arcane HydraHydra1.20
76ScorchArcane Orb1.10
77Lightning HydraHydra1.00
79FlashExplosive Blast0.92
80SeekerMagic Missile0.91
81ExhaustionSlow Time0.90
82ElectrifyMagic Weapon0.83
83Flame WardArcane Torrent0.83
84Crystal ShellDiamond Skin0.80
85ScrambleStorm Armor0.74
86SplitMagic Missile0.72
87Chilling AuraIce Armor0.70
88Thunder StormStorm Armor0.66
89Fire BoltsShock Pulse0.65
90Power AffinityShock Pulse0.65
93Ice BladesSpectral Blade0.55
94Raging StormEnergy Twister0.55
95Storm ChaserEnergy Twister0.55
96Lightning StormBlizzard0.52
99Mirror MimicsMirror Image0.44
100SparkArcane Orb0.44
101Explosive BoltsShock Pulse0.44
102Siphoning BladeSpectral Blade0.43
103Barrier BladesSpectral Blade0.42
104Snow BlastRay of Frost0.42
105Short FuseExplosive Blast0.42
106Cold BloodRay of Frost0.40
107Arcane OrbitArcane Orb0.40
108Living LightningShock Pulse0.35
109Diamond ShardsDiamond Skin0.35
110Extension of WillMirror Image0.34
111Reactive ArmorStorm Armor0.34
112Static PulseWave of Force0.32
113ShatterFrost Nova0.32
114Enduring SkinDiamond Skin0.31
115Black IceRay of Frost0.30
116Ancient GuardianFamiliar0.25
117UnleashedExplosive Blast0.24
118PrismDiamond Skin0.24
120NumbRay of Frost0.23
121Sleek ShellDiamond Skin0.22
122AbsorptionEnergy Armor0.20
123Death BlossomArcane Torrent0.15
124Arcane MinesArcane Torrent0.15
125Jagged IceIce Armor0.14
126Debilitating ForceWave of Force0.14
127Mocking DemiseMirror Image0.13
128Impactful WaveWave of Force0.13
129Arcane AttunementWave of Force0.10
130SimulacrumMirror Image0.00
Runes by Popularity - Wizard Hardcore
2Force WeaponMagic Weapon29.90
3CrystallizeIce Armor22.80
4Prismatic ArmorEnergy Armor21.00
5Mammoth HydraHydra18.60
6Safe PassageTeleport17.70
7Static DischargeArcane Torrent13.50
9Deep FreezeFrost Nova11.40
11Glacial SpikeMagic Missile10.70
12BlazarBlack Hole10.10
13DeflectionMagic Weapon9.80
14Pure PowerArchon8.60
15Force ArmorEnergy Armor8.10
16Surge of PowerElectrocute7.70
17Meteor ShowerMeteor7.30
19Time WarpSlow Time6.90
20ConduitMagic Weapon6.60
22Frozen SolidBlizzard5.90
23Piercing OrbShock Pulse5.40
26ConflagrateMagic Missile5.10
27Flame BladesSpectral Blade5.00
28Frozen OrbArcane Orb4.90
29Improved ArchonArchon4.50
30SupermassiveBlack Hole4.20
31Point of No ReturnSlow Time4.10
33Wicked WindEnergy Twister3.60
34SpellstealBlack Hole3.50
35Time ShellSlow Time3.25
36Pinpoint BarrierEnergy Armor3.20
37Ice ReflectIce Armor3.05
38Frozen MistFrost Nova3.00
39Heat WaveWave of Force2.90
40Event HorizonBlack Hole2.80
41Forked LightningElectrocute2.62
42Cold SnapFrost Nova2.60
44Chain LightningElectrocute2.40
45Sleet StormRay of Frost2.35
46Frozen StormIce Armor2.30
47ObliterateExplosive Blast2.15
48Frost HydraHydra2.10
50Chaos NexusDisintegrate2.00
51Slow TimeArchon1.95
52DuplicatesMirror Image1.90
53Thunder CrashMeteor1.85
54Arcane HydraHydra1.80
55Power of the StormStorm Armor1.74
56Bone ChillFrost Nova1.72
57Crystal ShellDiamond Skin1.71
58Absolute ZeroBlack Hole1.70
59Charged BlastMagic Missile1.60
61Unrelenting StormBlizzard1.51
62IgniteMagic Weapon1.50
63Mistral BreezeEnergy Twister1.45
64Molten ImpactMeteor1.43
65Chain ReactionExplosive Blast1.40
66Energy TapEnergy Armor1.33
67ObliterationArcane Orb1.31
68Arc LightningElectrocute1.30
69Lightning HydraHydra1.25
70Thrown BladeSpectral Blade1.23
71Stretch TimeSlow Time1.23
72ScorchArcane Orb1.23
73Lightning BlastElectrocute1.20
74ExhaustionSlow Time1.20
75Flame WardArcane Torrent1.13
76Gale ForceEnergy Twister1.12
78Chilling AuraIce Armor1.10
80SplitMagic Missile0.92
81SeekerMagic Missile0.91
82Blazing HydraHydra0.90
83Shocking AspectStorm Armor0.85
84ElectrifyMagic Weapon0.83
85CascadeArcane Torrent0.80
86Barrier BladesSpectral Blade0.70
87Fire BoltsShock Pulse0.65
88Power AffinityShock Pulse0.65
89Siphoning BladeSpectral Blade0.63
90Cold BloodRay of Frost0.60
91Thunder StormStorm Armor0.56
93Ice BladesSpectral Blade0.55
94Storm ChaserEnergy Twister0.55
95Reactive ArmorStorm Armor0.54
96SparkArcane Orb0.54
97Star PactMeteor0.53
98Lightning StormBlizzard0.52
99Enduring SkinDiamond Skin0.51
101Raging StormEnergy Twister0.45
102ScrambleStorm Armor0.44
103Static PulseWave of Force0.42
104Snow BlastRay of Frost0.42
105Explosive BoltsShock Pulse0.40
107Ancient GuardianFamiliar0.35
108Living LightningShock Pulse0.35
109Arcane OrbitArcane Orb0.35
110Extension of WillMirror Image0.34
111Mirror MimicsMirror Image0.34
112PrismDiamond Skin0.34
114Black IceRay of Frost0.33
115Impactful WaveWave of Force0.33
116NumbRay of Frost0.33
117ShatterFrost Nova0.32
118Short FuseExplosive Blast0.32
119FlashExplosive Blast0.32
120Sleek ShellDiamond Skin0.32
121AbsorptionEnergy Armor0.30
122Diamond ShardsDiamond Skin0.20
123Death BlossomArcane Torrent0.15
124Arcane MinesArcane Torrent0.15
125Jagged IceIce Armor0.14
126UnleashedExplosive Blast0.14
127Debilitating ForceWave of Force0.14
128Mocking DemiseMirror Image0.13
129Arcane AttunementWave of Force0.10
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 active in patch 2.3. 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.
  • Select any rune or skill to view the full information and statistics about it.
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