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Take Your Diablo 3 Archon Wizard's Power Level to Over 9000!

CJ Miozzi | 9 Mar 2016 17:45
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This Diablo 3 patch 2.4.1 Wizard archon build using Vyr's set is crushing Greater Rift 96 on the Public Test Realm. Here's a guide on how you can, too.


Note: This build was created on the Public Test Realm, where balance changes may still occur. Check back in the future for any updates to this guide in accordance with balance changes.


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Both the wizard's Archon skill and Vyr's set are seeing massive buffs in upcoming patch 2.4.1, and this build showcases its current level of power on the Public Test Realm. Dare I say it's over 9000? It's certainly over Greater Rift 90.

1. Gear

Vyr

Vyr Kanai Cube

The Archon skill superpowers you for a short time, and every time you kill an enemy while in Archon form, you gain an "Archon stack," becoming even more powerful. The Vyr set buffs your Archon form even further and allows you to gain stacks just from hitting enemies instead of killing them. Archon is the heart of this build, and we're assembling all the items, sets, and skills we can to maximize our Archon power.

Apart from Vyr's set, you'll want Fazulas Improbable Chain, which lets you automatically start with up to 50 Archon stacks. You then want to throw in the Chantodo set, which lets you expel a wave of destruction every second while in Archon form. Further, every time you land an attack while outside of Archon form, your eventual wave of destruction becomes more powerful, stacking to huge damage.

As an item you'll want to have in your Kanai's Cube, the Swami allows your Archon stack buffs to last for 20 seconds after you exit Archon form. This will give you everything you need to survive until you can re-enter Archon form.

An Obsidian Ring of the Zodiak will help get you back into Archon form as quickly as possible thanks to its cooldown reduction power: every time you hit with a resource-spending attack, the remaining cooldown on one of your abilities is reduced by one second.

The Endless Walk set serves as a great boost to this build, increasing your damage while standing still and your toughness while moving around.

Two items that will synergize well together are the Halo of Arlyse and the Ancient Parthan Defenders. The Halo of Arlyse's freeze effect counts as a stun, which lets you benefit from the added damage reduction from the Ancient Parthans.

Click through these images for all the gear pieces you want equipped and the optimal stats on each.

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