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 Haedrig’s gifts ASAP and lead your endgame as a Fresh 70 Wizard.
In Season 22, the Wizard free set is: Typhon’s Veil
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.
0pc Typhon Free Set – Getting the 2pc
2pc Typhon Free Set – Getting the 4pc
4pc Typhon Free Set – Getting the 6pc
For clarity, the next boxes contains builds and info if you currently have 4pcs of the Typhon free set, going for 6 (you have the first+second Haedrig’s 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 IV Seasonal Journey Entries
4pc Typhon Free Set GR20
Fresh 70 Wizard 6pc Typhon
|S22 Fresh 70 Wiz 6pc Typhon|
|Spectral Blade||Barrier Blade|
Wormhole (Safe Passage)
Ancient Guardian (Snowbound)
|Energy Armor||Prismatic Armor|
|Galvanizing Ward||Unwavering Will|
|Dominance (Unstable Anomaly)||Blur|
Ah feels nice to get “a head”! The build basically removes any non-hydra DPS options and stacks as much defense and utility as possible. Defense and supporting the 4pc bonus is your first roadblock IMO, and I will be steering you towards fixing that up first when I advise you on items down the line.
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.
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.
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.
TLDR: Early gems Enforcer – Moratorium – Gizzard > Esoteric > Powerful
Enforcer is your best gem in most scenarios. Make no mistake, this is a pet build. Typically, it’s going to be your highest level gem (barring late-game Stricken). But before you go ham investing on this, you’re gonna need some defenses…
Honestly, I would pick up DOUBLE DEFENSIVE GEMS right now. That’s a toss-up between Moratorium, Molten Wildebeest’s Gizzard, and Esoteric Alteration. So how would I do it?
Moratorium and Molten Wildebeest’s Gizzard really synergize well with keeping your 4pc bonus active. While these gems fall off rather quickly, it’s fine as you can use them for augments, anyway. Don’t level them past 50~ I guess? If you’d rather a gem you can “keep”, replace one of these with Esoteric (but I wouldn’t bother as you’ll need augments, right?)
If you really want a DPS gem, I suppose Bane of the Powerful would be a great early low investment choice. Only L25 needed! Bane of the Trapped is the better than Powerful once it has a some serious levels on it.
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 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) of 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.
Here’s advice on how to spend your blood shards with Kadala, roughly in order of importance.
Bracer for Ashnagarr’s Blood Bracer. As amazing as the other Legendaries are for Typhon builds, this is where you need to start. Having the double shield (primarily for Galvanizing Ward) is too important early on to keep the heads intact. You get Nemesis from this pile too – you can’t complain with those.
Helm for The Magistrate (Wizard Hat) – Makes our Hydras stronger and gives them a pseudo permanent soft CC.
Gloves for Tasker and Theo increases your TOTAL DPS by roughly 2x. But you’ll need RoRG to fit this in with the Magistrate around. These are notoriously a little rarer than most gloves…
Source for Winter Flurry. You can fish for these using both BS and DB’s. This is why Blizzard is in these builds.
Belt – Shame of Delsere is an “optional” core item, which helps you stack your Fragment of Destiny down the line. It’s not super important, and you can use some defensive fillers here like String of Ears, Goldwrap (and for DPS, Witching Hour).
The above are the core items. Honestly, I can’t even think of pretty much ANYTHING ELSE that can remotely be considered a filler even…
Here’s advice on how to get your weapons from Death’s Breath rare item upgrades, roughly in order of importance.
Upgrade 1h Wands for both Serpent Sparker and Fragment of Destiny. Both of these wands are great for our build, but one is more important than the other! Serpent Sparker doubles the amount of Hydra Heads on the battlefield, empowering our 4pc defenses. It also boosts our DPS by roughly 6x. Fragment of Destiny is no slouch, either. Whether you choose the defensive Barrier Blades or another Primary skill is up to you.
Source for Winter Flurry. Source is one of those items you can use both currencies to gamble for, thankfully. Needs a minor build alteration to accommodate Blizzard.
There’s really nothing else that’s core to the build. The only other things I would want are In-geom (1h Swords), Aether Walker (1h Wand), and The Furnace (2H Mace) – and I wouldn’t even spend DB’s for these. Simply waiting till they drop is an option.
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 them – and you haven’t got your core accessories, it’s a viable way to spend them.
You definitely NEED at least ONE DEFENSIVE RING, and you might want a setup with 2
I’ll show you the options.
Halo of Karini is the best, but might clash with some playstyles (but the defensive buff is HUGE). It lends itself to a very careful and active playstyle.
Halo of Arlyse is… I don’t know… Back in the day this felt amazing with Crystallize rune, and it’s still quite powerful (But Karini’s defense% is titanic). It just feels bad that you actually need to be hit, and the buff can potentially fall off in a long RG fight.
Unity is the brainless option, and it will ALWAYS WORK. Probably best for lazy / speedy content.
Compass Rose + Traveler’s pledge is the only set I would consider, even if you technically can use FnR. Rings are too valuable for this build, though – while Amulets are meh.
You can even opt NOT to use any set at all and use something like CoE which is not bad, or triple defensive rings “for now”.
Typically, you’ll just find these as you grind, as they can be difficult to obtain with currency…
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”.
Reaper’s 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 Reaper’s.
Nemesis Bracers: An absolute monster for increasing rift clear speed (and a little extra death’s 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.
Traveler’s 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 Aquila 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!).
Typhon Full Build Template Preview
The above is the baseline template for a fully functional 6pc Typhon . 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 22: Typhon Fourth cube slot?
Fourth cube slot can be any of the following…
Stacking defensive rings Unity + Karini (while maintaining CoE + Endless Walk) becomes possible? This seems the best bet.
Offensively adding The Furnace for added DPS is it.
Bridging to the End-game
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:
- 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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