Leveled your Wizard to 70 already? It is time to go and get your free set for this season! Here are Wizard builds and tips to help you get your Seasonal Journey and Haedrig’s gifts ASAP! Get to endgame ASAP with Fresh 70 Wizard guide! Not quite there yet? Check our Wizard Leveling Guide.

In Season 24, the Wizard free set is: Vyr’s Amazing Arcana.

Season 24 and YOU. How does it affect?

S24’s (Ethereal Memory) unique mechanic is the Ethereal Item system. Let me provide you a quick TLDR right here.

Ethereal items QUICK FAQ AND INFO

  • Each class has THREE Ethereal weapons. They’re MONSTROUSLY POWERFUL.
  • Ethereals roll with a random LEGENDARY POWER from an item of that class.
  • Ethereals roll with a random CLASS PASSIVE from that class. (like Hellfire)
  • Ethereals have their own “special stat rolls” which are incredibly powerful. Example of such is +100% (up to 300% for some) to all skill damage. Not only are they strong, but there are LOTS OF ROLLS. Wall of text level. Some of them are pretty unique like the DH “increase damage per paragon level”.
  • Their drop rate is “rarer than ancients, less rare than primals”.
  • Ethereals will vanish after S24.
  • In case you missed it, Ethereals WILL vanish after Season 24. Ok?

For the purposes of this guide (a focus on Fresh 70), picking up an Ethereal will almost always be great for you. But, as your build gets more specific, obviously, the randomly rolled Legendary power will dictate its usefulness to your build.

Obviously, a well rolled Ethereal with a Legendary power you can use is a
giga-tier god-level world-shattering item.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

Fresh 70: The first step – setting up!

The very first step of your journey! Here, I discuss items, rerolls, and basic advice to keep in mind during your ascent.

Early Reaper’s Wraps? This will help you get to Vyr 6 (Plans drop from any Torment Malthael), but is virtually useless after. IMO, for the tiny amount of resources it takes – make one especially if you’re struggling with Arcane Power.

Yellow items - stats - rerolls - gems

Nicely rerolled yellows will carry you for a LONG TIME.

2H MACE: This is the very first in our agenda once you set foot as a Fresh 70 Wizard! Make sure this weapon has INT, VIT, and a regenerative stat (Life per Hit or Socket with Amethyst). Wizards are pretty bad at self-healing and that regenerative stat will CARRY YOU FOR A LONG TIME.


Wizard is an INT Class – meaning you get free ALL RESISTS from all the INT on your gear. This results in a huge lack of ARMOR. So, in your reroll strategy REMOVE ALL RESISTS from the top half of your gear stats as they’re pretty much USELESS – and replace them with ARMOR. Armor is your best defensive stats BY A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT. Socketing Rubies or Emeralds also give you Armor. VIT is your other main defensive stat.

SELF HEALING IS GREAT EARLY ON. In the case of Wizard, you want Life Per Hit! While Wizards heavily prefer SHIELDING later on, a few rolls of LpH will help you get to the midgame much easier.

Belt: Is a huge source of defense. INT > VIT > ARMOR > Life%. You’ll be surprised how a single item can give you a whole load of toughness on.

Rings and Amulet: You NEED sockets to prep for legendary gems. Get any stat on these that you feel you’re missing. Feeling soft? Get defenses. Need DPS? Crit and INT. Feel free to roll “random helpful stats” on these for now, instead of the usual endgame CHC/CHD/INT.

GEMS: For body pieces you’ll want Emeralds or Rubies for Armor. Helm may vary (Amethyst for Life%, Topaz for resource cost reduction, Diamond for Cooldown Reduction) depending on your needs. For your helm? Topaz until you start using Archon, and then Diamonds become a lot better.

Helm, Gloves, Shoulders, Boots? I wouldn’t bother too much with these since we will get them from the Haedrig’s Gift bags pretty easily. Just try to reroll off the terrible stats.

Chest / Legs: You want INT VIT ALLRES Sockets (3/2). Life% isn’t bad either. Even if you do get this from your free set last – you want decent fillers here since they give such huge defenses.

Elemental% can be found on Bracers and Amulets. For Vyr and Archon uses the element of the selected rune, so it doesn’t really matter which you choose as long as your bracer and amulet have the same one. If you need an early game boost, go for Arcane% (as it helps with Disintegration damage in human form).

Skill% (Archon%) DOES NOT EXIST! So don’t try to roll for it, heh.

Equip a pet! (Default F1 for “cosmetics menu”). They pick up gold for you!

Getting the “correct” stats beats getting the “perfect” stats for now. REMOVE USELESS STATS and get any USEFUL STAT for massive gains in power.

Remove useless stats

  • Life Regeneration – garbage.
  • Attack Speed – it usually an endgame tune-up stat.
  • Excess Resource Cost Reduction – Is a crutch, and only niche builds need it.
  • Excess Cooldown Reduction – Only decent when you you’re far into your Archon build.
  • All Resists – Useless for us, take Armor and VIT instead.

Take better stats

  • INT VIT – can’t go wrong with these. Your core stats!
  • ARMOR Life% – Great defensive stats.
  • Life per Hit – Great early game sustainability.
  • CRIT Stats (CHC / CHD) – More for midgame, but I’d take this over garbage stats.

You have to ALWAYS BE AWARE of how your FOLLOWER can greatly affect farming speed! S23 introduced the “full build” and emanate system – keeping items important for your Follower Farming Build is high priority!

0pc Vyr’s free set – getting the 2pc

Getting 1st Haedrigs Gift

For clarity this box contains info and builds if you currently have 0 pcs of the Vyr’s free set, going for 2 (you don’t have any Haedrigs gift bag, going for the first).

Wizard Fresh 70 No Set Build
Skill Rune
Disintegrate Chaos Nexus (Entropy)
Hydra Lightning Hydra
Teleport Wormhole
Familiar Arcanot
Magic Weapon (Open) Force Weapon (Any)
Energy Armor Prismatic Armor
Blur Audacity
Unwavering Will Galvanizing Ward

Basic as it gets. Self-explanatory build which focuses on INFINITE DISINTEGRATE and using Hydra to augment damage vs. clumps, elites, and bosses.

If you have a powerful legendary – edit the build to accommodate it if needed.

*Pressing Shift+J (PC) opens up your Seasonal Journey tracker!*

The entries in these early chapters are dead easy. The build above gives you a good balance of offense, defense and speed built in to help you breeze through this as mindlessly as possible.

Hard Mode on for Chapters 1 & 2. Clear through all the entries on Hard. Just up the difficulty to complete one Neph on Expert.

Don’t forget to level up all the NPCs in town. Completing your weekly Challenge Rift will help you get resources to do this easily, if you haven’t already.

When you’re done here, get your first free set from your mail, and proceed onward.

2pc Vyr’s free set – getting the 4pc

Getting 2nd Haedrigs Gift

For clarity this box contains builds and info if you currently have 2 pcs of the Vyr’s free set, going for 4 (you have the first Haedrigs gift bag, going for the second).

S24 Fresh 70 Wiz Vyr’s 2pc Set Build
Skill Rune
Disintegrate Chaos Nexus (Entropy)
Archon Pure Power / All
Teleport Wormhole
Familiar (Open) Arcanot
Magic Weapon (Open) Force Weapon
Energy Armor Prismatic Armor
Evocation Audacity
Unwavering Will

Okay, it’s time to use Archon! Great for boss killing and elite killing. You can continue using Hydra by changing one of the Open skills if you’re comfortable with your Arcane Power management. Match your Archon Rune to your highest elemental damage percent.

If you have a powerful legendary – edit the build to accomodate it if needed.

How2Archon – Basics:
On Archon > 2 (Slow Time) > Hold L/R + Spam 1 > 3 to Teleport away.

*Pressing Shift+J (PC) opens up your Seasonal Journey tracker!*

Difficulty: Although there are entries here that need to be finished on Master, you can still complete the bounty cache, if you haven’t already, on Hard. For the bounty, try to do the whole five acts as you’ll need to do this down the line anyway.

These entries are still on the easy side, so we can be a little lax with our build making as little sacrifices as possible to retain good DPS, Speed and some thought to defense. When you’re done with this chapter, collect your 2nd set of free set and let’s finish the next chapter for the remaining free gear!

4pc Vyr’s free set – getting the 6pc

For clarity the next boxes contains builds and info if you currently have 4pcs of the Vyr’s free set, going for 6 (you have the first+second Haedrigs gift bag, going for the third). This segment is further divided into three parts – Torment II, Torment IV, and GR20.

Torment II seasonal journey entries

Torment I-II and general stuff
S24 Fresh 70 Wiz Vyr’s 4pc Set Build (T2)
Skill Rune
Disintegrate Chaos Nexus (Entropy)
Archon Pure Power / All
Teleport Wormhole
Familiar (Open) Arcanot
Magic Weapon (Open) Force Weapon
Energy Armor Prismatic Armor
Evocation Audacity
Unwavering Will

No change! The 4pc bonus makes you extremely powerful during Archon, so try to lower your cooldown as much as you can! Roll CDR on your gear, wear Diamond on your helmet!

For the Torment I, II and random entries, the previous build (no changes) should be enough. If you need a more tryhard variant, check out the Torment IV or GR20 tab for advice.

How2Archon – Basics:
On Archon > 2 (Slow Time) > Hold L/R + Spam 1 > 3 to Teleport away.

*Pressing Shift+J (PC) opens up your Seasonal Journey tracker!*

This build will be the baseline for all entries in this tier (Torment II, IV, and GR20) While this build may seem overkill for the Torment II entries, you may as well prep up for the harder parts of this tier.

Upgrade a Rare to Legendary w/ Kanai’s Cube:

Complete a Torment I Rift: This will be the minimum level you should be farming at should you need to do it. Increase if you can easily obliterate a rift. There’s also a “Kill a Torment II Boss” entry here which should be easy.

Complete any other odds and ends that you can, before proceeding to Torment IV.

Torment IV seasonal journey entries

Torment IV stuff

If you’ve lucked out on a good legendary, it is TIME to abuse it.
If not, then, continue reading.

S24 Fresh 70 Wiz Vyr’s 4pc Set Build (T4 / GR20)
Skill Rune
Spectral Blade Barrier Blades
Archon Pure Power / All
Teleport Wormhole
Diamond Skin
Enduring Skin (Any)
Magic Weapon (Open) Force Weapon
Energy Armor Prismatic Armor
Evocation Blur
Unwavering Will

“Semi-radical build change”. Why? Well, your non Archon skills will only tickle enemies in Torment 4. Literally almost zero damage (unless you uber tryhard on your yellows). The whole build above revolves around “Destroying elites and bosses ASAP during archon”, and “Running around and surviving like a headless chicken during human form”.

How2Archon – Basics:
On Archon > 2 (Slow Time) > Hold L/R + Spam 1 > 3 to Teleport away.

*Pressing Shift+J (PC) opens up your Seasonal Journey tracker!*

In Torment IV things get real. For many of the free sets, this place is the breakpoint wether your build needs help or not. And for SXX and Vyr’s – VARIABLE.

  • Kill Odeg – Keywarden in ACT I, Fields of Misery.
  • Kill Sokahr – Keywarden in ACT II, Dahlgur Oasis.
  • Kill Xah’Rith – Keywarden in ACT III, Stonefort.
  • Kill Nekarat – Keywarden in ACT IV, Gardens of Hope 2nd Tier.
  • Kill Specific Boss Check your journal to see who it is this season.
  • Keywardens maps have a key icon next to the waypoint. Purple arrows point you to their location after a short while once you’re in their respective map.

For the boss and all Keywardens – STRAIGHT UP RUSH TO THEM!
Ignore ALL TRASH and just beeline! Get it done ASAP!

You’ll really notice the if you’ve neglected your temporary yellow gear and rerolls. Hopefully you have powerful legendary to carry you (and even if you do), you will notice if you’ve neglected your gear. Refer to the very top setting up tab if you need help.

Either way, this is a good time to take a closer look at your items and get as many powerups and rerolls stated in the setting up tab above.

4pc Vyr’s free set GR20

Spoiler title


Ordeal: or·deal (ôrˈdēl/) –
a painful or horrific experience. especially a protracted one. (Syn: unpleasant experience, painful experience, trial, tribulation, nightmare, trauma, hell (on earth), misery, trouble, difficulty, torture, torment, agony)
In true Vyr’s fashion – you must not only RELY, but MAXIMIZE – The immeasurable MIGHT of Archon. Clearing this requires a SIMPLE CHANGE OF PLAYSTYLE.
MAXIMIZE ARCHON BY PILING UP ENEMIES AND ELITES: Find the biggest fights you can in preparation for when you turn on and blow them up with Archon. DO NOT WASTE TIME FIGHTING while non-Archon – YOU WILL DIE, and it will take the entire 100 seconds OR MORE to kill 1 anyway!
In human form spend your time RUNNING, GATHERING, and playing SAFE. Only clear small packs of non-threatening whites when your Archon comes off cooldown. As the cooldown is coming to an end, MAKE SURE YOU’VE found a pile + Elite to fight!
Your entire existence revolves around Archon. Setup fights and chunks as a human.
Rift Guardians take a WHILE to kill. You will need 2, and in some cases, 3 Archons. That’s a max of roughly 4 minutes. If you get one with adds, you lucked out – Archon when they spawn to get the damage boost!
If you can manage this with average yellow gear, then you have gained precious insight on how the average high-end GR should be played (with certain anti-elite builds). Vyr and Archon make a great platform for learning this playstyle.
Roll as much CDR on your gear as you can if you feel iffy about it.

You should have an idea of how strong you are given the tasks leading up to this. Be practical and don’t be afraid if your build needs a little help. If you’re weak – Quickly get FOUR GR keys, then complete lower level GR’s. Socket the best Legendary Gems you get (avoiding Legacy of Dreams, obviously).

The “ultimate” challenge gating you to getting your full six piece free set! The difficulty varies wildly on your class and seasonal set. As someone who has cleared GR20 with EVERY SINGLE SET AND CLASS WITHOUT ANY OTHER LEGENDARY – let me tell you, they’re not all created equal.

S24 Fresh 70 Wizard 6pc Vyr’s

S24 Fresh Level 70 Wizard Vyr’s 6pc Free Set Build
Skill Rune
Spectral Blade ()
Barrier Blades (Static Discharge)
Archon Pure Power / All
Teleport Wormhole
Diamond Skin Enduring Skin
Magic Weapon Deflection
Energy Armor (Storm Armor)
Prismatic Armor (Shocking Aspect)
Evocation Blur / Illusionist
Unstable Anomaly / Unwavering Will

Okay, It’s sad to say this but, Vyr’s really ISN’T A “REAL build” until you get a few quality of life items. The build above tries to absolutely maximize your survivability as a human. Also, this build is completely centered on Archon – trying to kill things as a human is impossible.

The two items that will vastly improve your quality of life are:
Messerschmidts Reaver and The Swami.
(More on this in the item farming segment down there)

FROM HERE OUR GOAL IS TO GAIN POWER FAST. The next logical steps are Legendary Gems, and being mindful of the good items you need to find.

Important notes right now:

  • Rubies and/or Emeralds on chest & legs for armor. Diamond on Helm for CDR.
  • Low effort rerolls – remove trash stats and get decent ones. No need to tryhard, but a little care goes a long way. Get CDR wherever you can (without sacrificing too much)
  • Follower build and items – MASSIVE Farming speed gains for almost no effort.

Keep in mind the important rerolls I mentioned at the start of this guide. Also, before you proceed, here’s a preview / reminder/ of items you need to look for.

Okay, congrats on the 6pc, but your journey has just begun!

Powering Up: Legendary Gems

Your next step after getting your 6pc is Legendary Gems. Why? LGems are a huge power spike relying on very little RNG. Simply spam Neph -> GR until you get the three gems you need and power them up to 25.

Vyr's Main useful gemsOther useful gems

Gogok of Swiftness lowers down Archon cooldown. Nuff said. More Archon = Less risk of dying = more killing.

YOU NEED SURVIVAL! Molten Wildebeests Gizzard and Moratorium will help you RIGHT NOW. You DO NOT NEED DPS yet. Double defensive gems will shore up your horrible survivability as a human. Once your build matures a little, you can toss them into augments.

Bane of the Powerful is another great gem to have around. If you feel like you don’t need double defensive gems, Powerful is a solid hybrid gem that only needs 25 levels.

In the future, when you do not need Gizzard and Moratorium anymore (throw them away as augments), level up Bane of the Trapped and Bane of the Stricken as your typical DPS gems.

Bane of the Stricken – is the go to LATE GAME DPS Gem of choice. Its main use is shortening your Rift Guardian time (and helping out vs yellow elites).

Esoteric Alteration – is probably the best defensive gem in the game, and is worth having a strong one around.

Boon of the Hoarder – is used in many speedfarming builds alongside Avarice Band.

Again, Legendary Gems are a massive priority given their NON-RNG powerspike. Just having three useful gems at 25 will allow you farm a few torment levels higher.

Powering Up: Important Items & how to get them

Of course, any build will need a couple (or more than a couple) items to round out. Here, I list down what items you’re looking for, and how best to get them using various currencies and means.

Core items preview - look out for these!

Very roughly ordered vertically by priority.

Name Slot / Type Notes
Messerschmidt’s Reaver 2H Axe Not for “final builds” but a godly “CDR” effect.
The Swami Wizard Hat Immensely helps human form survival.
Ashnagarr’s Blood Bracer Bracer Greatly improves ALL OUR SHIELDS.
Fazula’s Improbable Chain Belt Immediately gives a chunk of stacks on Archon.
Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac Ring An optional “CDR” item (this or CoE)
Halo of Karini Ring Godlike defense increase.
The Furnace 2H Mace Unexciting but powerful anti-elite effect. Cube
Chantodo’s Will 1h Wand Make sure you stack it as a human!!!
Chantodo’s Force Source Make sure you stack it as a human!!!
Squirt’s Necklace Amulet Only mess around with this once you have a “full build”.
CoE Ring Great for Archon builds. (this or Zodiac)

As implied, these are the items that are core, or important, to your build. I talk more about how to obtain these later on – remember to keep these in mind always.

At the very bottom of this guide, you can preview what a good base template build is for items / skills / passives to get an idea what you’re going for.

Bounties? Do them early for your follower!

While looked down on for many seasons, Bounties are actually amazing in the early game these days – why?

Great items and recipes for your follower to improve farming! Recipes for Sage’s Bounty and Cain’s Destiny. As well as bounty specific value items like Gloves of Worship.

Ring of Royal Grandeur is an ACT I only bounty item, and is CORE to UE’s build to accommodate the Crimson 3pc set bonus.

Avarice Band is always welcome for speedfarming. Its an ACT III bounty item.

While some builds may not need RoRG, everyone would definitely want Sage to help out with Deaths Breath so doing a few bounties are a good idea.

Spending currencies (Blood Shards, Deaths Breath):

Blood ShardsDeaths BreathRings and AmuletsThe Classics

Spending Blood Shards

Here’s advice on how to spend your blood shards with Kadala, roughly in order of importance.

Wizard Hat (Helm) for The Swami. This extends your Archon stacks INTO HUMAN FORM, allowing you to, well, mainly survive as a human. The duration is FINITE, so that’s another reason to push your Archon CD down to 20ish seconds.

Bracers for Ashnagarr’s Blood Bracer is an oatmeal-tier thiccness buff. Doubling your shields is no joke, with Galvanizing Ward being the primary beneficiary of this.

Belts for Fazula’s Improbable Chain gives you a healthy amount of starter stacks on activating Archon. Not bad!

Source for Chantodo’s Force. It’s a long shot when it comes to Sources, but there’s not really much else you want with DB’s.

Aside from this, there’s nothing else you really want… even for fillers. Maybe look for Follower Gear!

Here’s advice on how to get your weapons from Deaths Breath rare item upgrades (Kanai’s Cube Recipe: 25x Deaths Breath convert a rare into random legendary of same type), roughly in order of importance.

Upgrade 2H Axe for Messerschmidts Reaver. GET THIS ASAP. Your build will feel A LOT BETTER. This essentially gives us an angle to attack “CDR” from a whole different vector. Luckily it’s one we’re good at – “things killed”. It’s not and endgame item, but this ain’t the endgame.

Upgrade 2H Mace for The Furnace. I like to go for this second since the next goals are a set item and quite difficult to obtain.

Upgrade 1h Wands for Chantodo’s Will. One half of the Archon set!

Upgrade Source for Chantodo’s Force. You can get this off Blood Shards too.

Rings and Amulets are tough to get from either BS or DB’s (due to the large amount of possible outcomes), but if you’re done getting your core items from these currencies – and you haven’t got your core accessories, it’s a viable way to spend them.

Halo of Karini is the BEST accessory you can get. It’s an unbelievable toughness increase. Make sure to change your Prismatic Armor into Storm Armor! Be careful as it isn’t a “mindless” buff – you actually have to trigger it.

Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac is a “filler” if you’re using Reaver, but this ring is always good to have as you change your build around. It makes it to many “final forms” of archon builds.

Convention of Elements is really good for tryharding with Archon. Not really important at this stage of the game, but worth mentioning.

Squirt’s Necklace is dead last. You really don’t want this until you get ALL your defensive buffs, or at least most of ’em.

Typically you’ll just find these as you grind, as they can be difficult to obtain with currency…

As an aside – Ring of Royal Grandeur and Avarice Band are BOUNTY ONLY rings (respectively ACT I and III), which DO NOT APPEAR FROM any other source. They, like any other bounty item, DO NOT DROP from monsters, gambling, upgrades or any other source outside of their respective BOUNTY CACHE.

This is just a list of your “all-around” items that may or may not be mentioned previously. While I do not take set-specifics in this tab, it serves as a seasonal reminder (and helpful general list for newbies) on what’s “generally good”.

Reapers Wraps: A Crafted legendary whose plans drop from any Torment Malthael (and is oft mentioned in our Fresh 70 guides), any NON-RNG boost to power (in this case, resource generation) is welcome. MOST builds can benefit from an early reapers.

Nemesis Bracers: An absolute monster for increasing rift clear speed (and a little extra deaths breaths!), newer players might not value this as highly – try it out and you’ll be surprised.

Unity: Used alongside another Unity on your follower (Plus their unique “Cannot Die” relic) essentially halving all damage you take for one ring slot, that’s usable for any character. Not bad.

Obisidian Ring of the Zodiac: Core on many builds, but usable for any build that spends resource. It’s a unique source of “in-combat” CDR that would give you 100% uptime on skills you couldn’t otherwise achieve. It’s pretty crazy.

Focus+Restraint: If you can trigger both halves of the set bonus, and don’t mind losing defenses from rings – this is will “more than double” your DPS.

Travellers Pledge + Compass Rose: Another accessory set, this one is more suited for “elite killer” builds that like to travel in between packs, and face-tanking builds that tend to stay still while DPSing. It’s not very universal, but it can reasonably benefit any character.

Convention of Elements: Literally any character can use this ring. It’s a titanic boost in DPS (especially for builds that have tons of short-duration buffs… LINE THEM UP!).

Ring of Royal Grandeur: -1 set item requirements to help you fit random core or filler legendaries to help your build out. While absolutely necessary on some builds, most builds can benefit from this using “generic” legendaries for a temporary power boost (IE Aquilla Cuirass).

Avarice Band + Boon of the Hoarder (+Goldwrap) the gold farming speedy holy trinity. While you don’t really need all three all the time, this combo allows you to speed through and survive ANY difficulty (careful, this doesn’t improve DPS!).

You also need specific items for the farming follower build, which again, has a huge impact on your farming speed.

Vyr’s Full Build Template Preview

S24 Wizard Vyr’s 6pc Build Template / Preview
Head Vyr’s Skill Rune
Shoulder Vyr’s Spectral Blades Barrier Blades
Chest Vyr’s Arcane Torrent Static Discharge
Arms Vyr’s Teleport Wormhole
Legs Vyr’s Storm Armor
Shocking Aspect
Boots Vyr’s Magic Weapon Defleciton
Fazula’s Improbable Chain
Pure Power (All Active)
Ashnagarr’s Blood Bracer
Squirt’s Necklace
Galvanizing Ward
Ring Halo of Karini Evocation
Ring Zodiac / CoE Unwavering Will (Audacity)
Weapon Chantodo’s Will Unstable Anomaly (Audacity)
Chantodo’s Force
Kanai’s Cube Legendary Gems
Messerschmidt’s Reaver / Furnace Bane of the Powerful (Stricken)
The Swami Bane of the Trapped
CoE / Zodiac Gogok of Swiftness

The above is the baseline template for a fully functional 6pc Vyr’s. It’s not heavily optimized for pushing GR, but more of a speedy farming slant. It’s a great place to be in, as you adjust the build to your needs!

Season 24: Ethereals and YOU? What do!?

I can’t go through every detail given the focus of this guide (Fresh 70). Best general advice? If it has a legendary power you want – then it’s “ALWAYS” AN UPGRADE. Does it convert your 2H into a 1H? GODLY UPGRADE. Rolling a good passive is simply icing on the cake!

Now, specifically for us, hmm… Sadly none of the Ethereals are worth it for us (After we get Chantodo set). Since we NEED both the weapon slots for the Archon set. They can be good fillers, or for “reverse archon” builds. I’ll look into it!

On the other hand, if the legendary power doesn’t match… it’s gonna be hard to justify using it.

Other useful links, speedfarming, ETC

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. You can easily “transorm” Typhon into a speedy variant.

It’s highly likely you’ll transition into a PURE speedfarming build. If so, check out:
Wizard Best Speedfarming Build

Other Wizard Guides:

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  1. I hit level 70, got the 4 piece vyrs, now just struggling with rifts.. i cant even do torment 1, it takes like 10 minutes. even when i’m in arcon 90% of the time. Any tips?

    What weapon should I go be using for the rifts? Should I just craft yellows for the other pieces?

    • Simply turn down the rift difficulty… you have no reason to “stay” in Vyr’s 4. Focus on clearing the seasonal journey ASAP using the minimum difficulty.

      In archon 90% of the time but struggling? That’s… somethings not adding up here hehe.

  2. Is there a suggestion for paragon points?
    Like for example:
    Basis: Movement > INT
    Off: Crit Ch > Crit DMG > Att Speed
    Def: Life Reg > AllRes > Life
    Adventure: LpH > Area DMG > Resource ?

    • we really need to put that in our guides, right? anyway here it is: MS > INT > Resource optional > VIT as needed; CHC CHD CDR AS; Armor Life% Allres Regen; LpH AD RCR GF (LpH is lower if you have good sustain)

  3. which fire skills do you recommend for a 6p firebird set and etched sigil+death wish pair? hydra as damaging skill or another big damaging fire based skill? my deathwish does +fire damage.

    thank you for this great guide!

  4. Hey guys,

    I’ve been following this guide for about a week now and compared to “competitors” builds, I find this one the most enjoyable. But I’ve seen to hit a rough spot, and I’m stuck hovering between T5-T7. Unfortunately I didn’t come accross this guide until I already progressed a little bit so my rolls aren’t perfect. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


    • Well that would first depend on your personal goals. If you’re “stuck”, you should first find out where you’re progressing. What do you envision it is your goal this season would be? The free set is meant to be a free set, and you don’t need to STICK with it to the end – the build entailed in the fresh 70 guide will help you along to reach to “point of freedom”. Let me know what exactly is keeping you down? Survivability? Speed in clearing? What’s your goals this season?


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