Leveled your Wizard to 70 already? It is time to go and get your free set for this season! We will be talking about some Wizard builds that will ensure that you get Haedrig’s gift the soonest, and lead to your endgame as a fresh 70 Wizard.
Tal Rasha’s Elements is Season 11’s free set.
PLEASE READ THE TAL RASHA DISCLAIMER in the first tab.
Click below to reveal the instructions you need for each step:
|Tal Rasha’s 6 piece Set Build|
|Electrocute||Surge of Power|
|Energy Armor (Ice Armor)||Prismatic Armor (Crystallize)|
|Galvanizing Ward (Audacity)||Unwavering Will|
We will transition into Archon ASAP.
A quick review before proceeding…
Keep these important things in mind as you progress!
Now we have to gain as much power, as quickly as possible.
This is the easiest way to gain power simply because acquiring them has little to no RNG. Getting 3 of your best gems will increase your power dramatically in a short time span.
Click on the tabs to see Tal Rasha’s “Big 3” gems, and “others”.
Get these three to L25 ASAP:
Depending on your needs the third gem really varies…
Molten Wildebeest’s Gizzard is a brainless gem to help with your garbage self-healing. This isn’t so bad early on. And usable for augments later. If you somehow have good self-healing or a shielding setup, Moratorium is much better.
Gogok of Swiftness is great. CDR is always good, since we’re aiming to go Archon ASAP. It also gives some dodge and ASPD. This is great for when we transition to Archon and it operates just fine sitting at L25.
Any other gems worth it?
Bane of the Stricken: Is one of those gems that are always great to have. While this is only useful in ultra high GR’s, it’s notable enough to list it down here, so if you’re wondering where to invest excess gem levels into, well deezisit….
Bane of the Trapped: Triggering this isn’t hard since most Wizard builds end up in melee. Either way, there’s many ways to trigger this aside from being in their face. A decent gem to level and invest heavily in to.
Boon of the Hoarder: You need this for speedfarming. Tal Rasha is the best speedfarming build for Wizard so thankfully we have that goin’ for us.
(See: Speedfarming General, Wizard Speedfarming, Wiz Fastest Speedfarming)
Do nephs and GRs until you get your gems and leveled them up to 25. Be efficient in leveling them up. GR38 is enough to get a gem to 25.
With 3 of your best gems at L25 – try much higher Torment levels. Now, the farming begins….
Now we enter into the real “farming” phase, and this is where your knowledge with Tal Rasha, and how to best edit your build and setup will yield the best results.
Now that you have the base “power level” of your 6 set and gems, let’s take a short time to show you how to manipulate your build depending on what aspect of your current setup is weak. Simple skill, rune, and passive changes listed below –
I made a “tiny Tal Rasha play guide” up there in case you need a reminder of the mechanics.
Offense is usually categorized in Damage or, indirectly, Resource Gain.
Arcane Power Regen? I’ll list down some good sources. Mix and match ’em as you need. Remember that you don’t really need INFINITE resource, “practically infinite” is enough.
- Familiar–Arcanot – a LARGE boost
- Magic Weapon–Conduit
- Storm Armor–Power of the Storm
- Astral Presence (Passive)
- Off-hand and Wizard Hats stat ‘Arcane Power on Crit’ is amazing.
- The various generators in your primary skills.
- Using a 1h weapon “uses more resource” on channeling spells due to higher ASPD.
Looking for more damage?
Elemental Exposure is better for GR’s when enemies are likely to get hit by all of your elemental attacks. It’s pretty much made for Tal Rasha.
Glass Cannon speaks for itself. Use at your own risk.
Defense is seen as self-healing and damage reduction.
Unwavering Will is an excellent passive that covers offense and defense. It’s already recommended in the above build. It really helps in the tougher fights.
Galvanizing Ward is my favorite go-to defensive pick. It’s extremely powerful and scales well. While many end-game builds may not like it – this ain’t the endgame yet. Dominance is also part of this pile (*cough* Ashnagarr’s Blood Bracer).
Ice Armor–Crystallize is the usual tryhard defense aura. You need the proper armor rolls to see the most value out of this, though.
Energy Armor–Prismatic Armor is a generic damage reduction. Plain but effective.
If you need to speed bounties early on, or just clear weak nephs faster.
Illusionist is a “brainless passive swap” for a little bit more speed, and it’s the only one I can recommend without guilt that doesn’t gimp you too badly. It’s awesome for bounties.
Items to look for
Okay now that the easy part of powering up is done, it’s time for the farmy bit. Here I will be listing all the high-impact items you can pick up, and how to get them (aside from drops).
This time around, I’m putting my foot down. We’re going straight for Archon. Also, If you find a temporary defensive filler – please use it.
Along the way you’ll pick up 4PC Vyrs – which is part of our end-goal.
After that it’s time to scrounge up 3 pieces of Vyr’s set. Vyr’s Shoulders and Vyr’s Boots are mandatory – since Tal Rasha has no Shoulder and Boot. The third Vyr piece can be anything (avoid replacing the Tal Rasha chest since it has more stats than any other chest in the game! It comes with free +ASPD!)
Once you have this, you will ascend to absolute godhood (Once you pick up RoRG, heh).
There’s so many useful legendaries at this point I’d feel bad leaving some out. However, after some thought, there is ONE legendary that will CARRY YOUR BUTT for a long time.
Aether Walker – Upgrading 1h Wand: This is especially compounded by Tal Rasha’s reliance on Teleport–Calamity. Aether Walker improves our SPEED and CONSISTENCY. But aside from this, there are many game breaking wands that can assist us temporarily.
The Furnace which upgrades from 2H Maces is one of the last multipurpose mega-legendaries for us.
Given TRE’s flexibility I can’t really tell you what to get. Wizard builds in general can make use of a vast array of weapons. However, aside from the above 3, not many are as “generally useful”.
Ring of Royal Grandeur: “Break” your 6-piece to make space for a good filler item!
Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac: Massively reduce cooldowns, as channeling spells like Disintegrate trigger it extremely quickly.
Reaper’s Wraps: Not so relevant on Wizards, but since bracers aren’t our strong point, this can be used as a filler. Obtaining it has ZERO RNG (Kill Malthael).
Convention of Elements: Good ‘ol CoE. Wear it, Kanai it, as a filler or till the end of time. Learning to maximize CoE in any build you choose is a turning point for higher GR’s. This ring fits in amazing thematically with Tal Rasha, ey?
Unity: Straight 50% damage reduction in the cube. Too bad you need two of ’em.
So you skipped a whole chunk of the powering up phase with the free set. Now what? Like I always say, “Speedfarming first before pushing GR’s”. So, convert what you have NOW to be as speedfarmy as possible, first.
YOUR NEXT GOAL IS TO SPEEDFARM LIKE A MADMAN USING THIS BUILD. Luckily it uses Tal Rasha as a base set.
- Wizard Speedfarming: General
- D3 Speedfarming with any Class!
- Wizard Best Speedfarming Build (uses Tal Rasha!)
- Wizard Support Builds
Other Wizard Guides:
- Wizard Leveling
- Wizard Support Build
- Firebird’s Finery | Firebird’s Set Dungeon
- Delsere’s Magnum Opus | Delsere’s Set Dungeon
- Tal Rasha’s Elements | Tal Rasha’s Set Dungeon
- Vyr’s Amazing Arcana | Vyr’s Set Dungeon
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