Hey guys! In this guide, we will be updating with the fastest / best speed farming builds for Wizards in Diablo 3! Right now, the best build template is Vyrs 6 Archon. Which is thankfully a more sane recommendation than the admittedly convoluted T6V4 Archon of seasons past.
This is the first pass for all classes speedfarming guide updates:
For wizard expect in the future: Hydra and Non-Archon specialized speed build
Wiz Best Speed Build Template: Vyr6 Archon
Here’s the basic setup and rerolls for some good ‘ol Archon farming.
Build – Items, Skills, Cube & Gems
|Wiz Vyr 6 Archon Speed Farming Build Details|
|Weapon||Chantodo’s Will||Magic Weapon||Deflection|
|Offhand||Chantodo’s Force||Arcane Torrent||Static Discharge|
|Head||Vyr’s Amazing Arcana||Slow Time (Open)||Time Warp (Exhaustion)|
|Shoulders||Vyr’s Amazing Arcana||Storm Armor||Shocking Aspect (Scramble)|
|Chest||Vyr’s Amazing Arcana||Teleport||Wormhole|
|Hands||Vyr’s Amazing Arcana||Archon||Any (All Active)|
|Legs||Vyr’s Amazing Arcana||Passives|
|Boots||Vyr’s Amazing Arcana||Evocation||Galvanizing Ward|
|Bracer||Nemesis Bracer (A. Blood Bracer)||Audacity (Semi-Open)||Unstable Anomaly (Open)|
|Belt||Fazula’s Improbable Chain||Kanais Cube|
|Amulet||Squirt’s Necklace||The Furnace (Open)|
|Ring||Halo of Karini||The Swami|
|Ring||Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac||OPEN (Unity, CoE or RoRG)|
|Gogok of Swiftness|
|Bane of the Trapped|
|Bane of the Powerful (Bane of the Stricken)|
Build – Rerolls and Stat Priority
|Wiz Vyr 6 Archon Speed Farming Build Rerolls|
Keep in mind the above build and rerolls (best used as a template) are for a “standard balanced” speedfarming setup without taking it to the “extreme”.
Build General Notes & Options
I’ll be adding more of these notes and evolutions soon – I just want to finish the first pass for all classes first. – BRGMahiko
Archon speed farming builds get a bad reputation sometimes. Some newer wizards maybe haven’t played during the Archon heyday but it really is damn fast with Teleport. My only generic advice to gain some speed here and there is “you don’t always need 20 stacks”.
Most slots are a little rigid due to the strict nature of this build. Vyr 6, Chantodo 2, Fazula belt and The Swami helmet are simply LOCKED IN. Squirts and Karini are technically a 2 piece set too. So that leaves you with the only flexibility left in 2 cube slots.
First of all, the weapon. There’s only a few choices here… Furnace while NOT REQUIRED definitely helps elite killing. I mean, what else is there!?
Things like In-Geom or Messerschmidts Reaver are either filler or Overkill IMO, or if you really don’t wanna use Zodiac.
The Kanai accessory is very open. CoE is popular but it’s technically not good for speedfarming (better for high tier GR). Unity is great for helping you survive as a human. Finally RoRG can give you some unique options for any body slot, possibly giving you Leorics Crown, Aquila Cuirass – and other similar fillers. Avarice Band is always ok here too.
Sage? Crimson? Cains?
Given the above segments – this is a natural follow up question. You can fit these sets in with the Belt of the respective sets, plus any other piece HOWEVER – you will sacrifice either The Swami (survivability as a human), or Fazulas belt (Losing 100 stacks per cycle…). It’s painful losing either of these.
I can imagine ditching ONE OF THEM (pick your poison), if you’re strong enough. Or you can reduce one Torment level to accommodate it. I’ll talk more about this in a future update.
Since Vyr is a very specific set that uses a very restricting skill (Archon), the skill slots are quite locked in. The only true open slot is Slow Time as it’s the only non-critical skill to ensure the build “works” (its rune applies to Archons Slow time!) But what would you use in its place? Black Hole – Absolute Zero is only really good for tryharding GR’s…
Evocation and Galvanizing Ward are locked, for cooldown and helping Squirts respectively. Naturally for speed and damage you would consider Audacity. Technically Audacity isn’t REQUIRED so you have 2 flexible passive slots.
If you’re looking for toughness and consistancy – Unstable Anomaly is great to protect you from mess-ups while in human form. Unwavering Will is the next best toughness option IMO. Blur? Dominance? There aren’t many usable passives for this kind of Archon build.
Stats and Reroll Notes
The only “reroll confusion” I foresee on this build is about CDR. You can be a little loose with your CDR rolls here… there’s a “balance” you want to achieve. Since you want around 20 stacks of Chantodo for Archon, you HAVE to stay as a human for a few seconds. Don’t roll TOO much CDR (your archon remains unused for too long), or too little CDR (Archon isn’t up after you have 20 stacks).
Aside from that, my only other advice is probably to have a single life on hit roll somewhere. Bracer > Helm > Glove > anywhere else. Or get the heals from your Templar.
Legendary Gem Notes
Trapped and Gogok are your main gems and you shouldn’t replace those. If you wanna get fancy, you can mess around with removing Powerful (which usually becomes stricken in any kind of high-end GR attempts). There aren’t many gems you can really maximize with Archon… but, if you want to try you’re best off replacing Powerful. Technically speaking even Gogok can be done away with in a speedy setup – but, what will you put in?
This is just the first pass on our speedfarming guide updates!
Look forward to more in-depth information soon!
Wizard has always been “divisive” when it comes to how best to speedfarm (Remember that old Tal Rasha nonsense from season 4~?). However, I firmly place my coin in the Archon Hat. While that’s it FOR NOW with our Wizard best speedfarming build guide, expect more in the near future!
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