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D3 Frozen Orb Wizard Build

I’ve been playing my Wizard a lot more lately and that’s pretty much due to this build. It’s a pretty straightforward build in terms of playstyle but feels strong. It’s also a nice throwback build to the days of Diablo 2 when Frozen Orb ruled.

Build Breakdown

Build Link: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#UcQjST!ZcW!YcZcac

Build Notes

  • Main spell focus is on Frozen Orb, that’s where most of your damage comes from.
  • Make sure you stay buffed at all times with Storm Armor, Magic Weapon, and your Famaliar.
  • Teleport is pretty much your “Oh Crap! Get Me Outta Here!” button.
  • Any increase to Cold Skills you can get on your gear is good.
  • Lightning Skills damage increase can also be useful if you don’t have the +Cold Skills.

That pretty much sums up this build. Head on out, give it a shot and let us know what you think! Also, don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos!

5 Responses

  1. Koskiusko

    Hi dan, you could probably switch out blur for glass cannon, your toughness is pretty high for a wizard, but damage is a little low, ive followed this build exactly, apart from ive swapped out familiar-cannoneer to familiar-sparkflint for the extra added damage bonus, and even then im thinking of swapping blur for glass cannon, my toughness is already lower than yours, yet damage is over 200k, makes torment 3 a breeze, some elites are still a pain, bit thats to be guaranteed on any torment really, but trash mobs go down in no time, torment 3 act 1 complete in roughly about 5 or 6 hours, and my gears not the best i could have gotten either

  2. Koskiusko

    Another thing you might want to think about, is movement speed, if you have enough paragon levels you can cap out movement speed from the bonuses alone, but thats like paragon 200, i currently have 2 items each giving me +12% so i only needed to spend 2 points in movement speed to cap it out, but it does make a difference, let me know how these modifications to the build work for you, and if it shows you my email, im more than happy to add you to my friends list if your on the eu servers

  3. Koskiusko

    Ive gotta say, since finding your build, ive got a new a favourite character for paragon levelling, in 3 and a half hours last night, i managed to do torment 3 act 2, and gain 4 paragon levels, 76 to 80, frozen orb is just ridiculously good, and i used to use a cm archon wizard before the patch that was ridiculiusly powerful too, but this has got to be just as fast, without the annoying waiting for archon to cooldown when it had run out prematurely, thanks for the build and i hope the tips i gave you helped speed up your build aswell

  4. Al

    I have tried a build similar to this before with limited success. But your little demo convinced me I was playing it incorrectly. I relied on Electrocute , but you showed me that is just a delaying tactic to build up arcane power to spam Frozen Orb. Thanks to you I now blast through most mobs. Thanks!