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Best Wizard Build in Diablo 3 Season 31

Get ready to rain down fire on your enemies with our guide on how to create the best Wizard build in Diablo 3.
Best Wizard Build in Diablo 3 Season 31

Although previously nerfed, the Wizard class has regained the title of "meta shaker" in Diablo 3 Season 31. The class features the insane Meteor ability and boasts several other powerful spells for dealing damage, staying alive, and crow control.

But as with most builds in Diablo 3, the build you choose is everything. Accordingly, this guide will detail how to put together the best build for the Wizard class in Diablo 3, the LoD Meteor "Bazooka" build.

Update on 17 April 2024: We've updated this article to reflect the latest, best Wizard class build for Diablo 3.

Is The Wizard A Good Class In Diablo 3 Season 31?

Based on the recent meta surrounding the class and the addition of abilities such as Meteor and Archon, the Wizard is one we can recommend for players looking for a balance of Damage output, maneuverability, and crown control. However, the class does suffer from one issue, which is usability, similar to the Demon Hunter class.

Best Wizard Build in Diablo 3
The Wizard Class is similar to the Demon Hunter: it's a powerful pushing class but requires skill to use effectively. (Picture: Blizzard)

Since the Wizard class uses a fine balance of abilities such as Archon, Star Impact, and Meteor, all while moving around the map and attacking as many enemies as possible without getting hit, this class isn't for beginners. But if you've chosen to take up the Wizard class as your go-to, then let's check out the best build for the class, the Meteor "Bazooka" Wizard build. 

Best Diablo 3 Wizard Build: Meteor "Bazooka" Wizard

The Meteor "Bazooka" Wizard build focuses on throwing everything you have (abilities, runes, items, etc.) into the Meteor attack, which turns you into a "Bazooka" firing Wizard that can wipe our hordes of enemies in one fell swoop. Aside from this, the build also features other abilities that aid in crowd control, damage buffing, and movement. 

Active & Passive Skills For Best Wizard Build In S31

Best Wizard Build in Diablo 3 Active Skills
Here are the best active skills for the Wizard class build. (Picture: Blizzard)

If you want to see this build in action or experiment with the gear for yourself, head to the official Diablo 3 build calculator website, where we've assembled the Meteor Wizard build for you to check out. Below, we've also listed all the runes that go with each Active Skill for the Wizard build.

Skill Rune
Electrocute Surge of Power
Meteor Star Pact
Archon Teleport
Wave of Force Arcane Attunement
Magic Weapon  Deflection
Storm Armor Shocking Aspect

Below, we've listed all the passive abilities that pair best with the powerful Meteor Wizard build.

Best Wizard Build in Diablo 3 Active Skills
Here are the best passive skills for the Wizard class. (Picture: Blizzard)

Best In Slot Items For Wizard Build In S31

Item Slot Best-in-slot choice for D3 Wizard
Main-Hand The Grand Vizier
Off-Hand Tal Rasha's Unwavering Glare
Helm The Swami
Gloves Stone Gauntlets 
Shoulders Homing Pads
Chest Aquila Cuirass
Pants Blackthorne's Jousting Mail
Boots Nilfur's Boast
Ring 1 Halo of Karini
Ring 2 Convention of Elements
Bracers Ashnagarr's Blood Bracer
Amulet Squirt's Necklace
Belt Fazula's Improbable Chain
Potion Bottomless Potion of the Unfettered

Best Items For Kanai's Cube For Diablo 3 Wizard Build In S31

Kanai's Cube allows you to equip some powerful legendary items, so if you haven't already, follow our guide on how to get Kanai's Cube. Then, to supplement the Meteor Wizard build, use the items listed below.

Legendary Gems For Best Diablo 3 Wizard Build

The Legendary Gems we've chosen for this Wizard build focus on increasing the already insane damage output of this class while also reducing enemy stats and weakening them enough to take them out quickly with your Meteor ability once it's charged. 

Best Wizard Build in Diablo 3 Legendary Gems
The Legendary Gems for the Wizard class boost its overall attack damage and buff its effective radius. (Picture: Blizzard)

Which Follower To Use With Diablo 3 Wizard Build

Because she is the only one who offers Cooldown Reduction, which enables you to spam your skills more frequently and is crucial for a class that is always on cooldown like the Wizard, we propose the Enchantress as a follower.

She uses Hand of the Prophet to grant us armor, attack speed, cooldown reduction, elemental damage, reduced damage from ranged attacks, and a death cheat. She can also be outfitted with the Mutilation Guard and Esoteric Alteration.

Alternative Diablo 3 Season 31 Wizard Builds

There are numerous Wizard builds for Diablo. However, we believe the Meteor build to be the finest due to its high damage output, short cooldown times, and a wide variety of abilities to spam, even though some individuals may have different opinions. If you're looking for something more specific, feel free to explore alternative options.

Best Wizard Build in Diablo 3 Alternate builds
While there are alternate builds to choose from, none match the Meteor "Bazooka" builds raw power. (Picture: Blizzard)

To aid those looking at other options for Wizard builds, we've listed the top alternative builds below for your convenience. We've also provided links to the incredibly helpful Maxroll website, so you may find even more unique builds to try.

And that's been our guide on creating the best Wizard build in Season 31 of Diablo 3. Including the best skills, item slots, Legendary Gems, followers, and much more.