Diablo 3 Wizard Inferno Build – Well Timed AoE Damage
This Wizard build was created to suit the more advanced players that already have experience with the game and can now employ harder and more effective tactics.
Timing is very important in order to use the skills in this build effectively, but the damage output is devastating.
Coupled with the proper wizard inferno attributes, you’ll be more than ready to take on that game mode.
Effective Diablo 3 Wizard Inferno Build
Electrocute + Chain Lightning
For this Diablo 3 Wizard Inferno Build, Electrocute is the first signature spell in the build. Signature spells can be spammed continuously since they don’t consume any Arcane Power. The excellent benefit of this skill is that it synergizes with the Paralysis passive, having a 5% chance of stunning the targeted enemy for 3 seconds. The Chain Lightning Skill Rune increases the maximum number of targets to be hit to 6, thus increases the chances of stunning some of them.
Shock Pulse + Living Lightning
For this Diablo 3 Wizard Inferno Build, Shock Pulse, thanks to the Living Lightning Skill Rune, will cause a beam of light to dash straightforward and damage the enemies it encounters for 27% weapon damage as Lightning. Shock Pulse is another Signature spell so it can also be spammed indefinitely. It also has the 5% chance to stun enemies for 3 seconds since the damage is also Lightning and the Paralysis passive enhances it with these effects.
Wave of Force + Forceful Wave
For this Diablo 3 Wizard Inferno Build, Wave of Force is a great skill that can damage and at the same time keep those enemies away from you. The Forceful Wave Skill Rune increases the damage of the skill to 286% weapon damage but cuts back on the knockback effect. Wave of Force will also slow enemies by 60%. The cooldown is 15 seconds so mind you when using this.
Explosive Blast + Time Bomb
For this Diablo 3 Wizard Inferno Build, Explosive Blast is part of a 3 skill combo. The Time Bomb Skill Rune modifies the mechanics of the skill a bit, the blast detonating from the original point from where it was cast after 2.5 seconds, dealing 228% weapon damage as Physical.
Diamond Skin + Diamond Shards
For this Diablo 3 Wizard Inferno Build, Diamond Skin can become one of the most powerful skills in the Wizard’s arsenal if used with skill and timing. It suits both offensive and defensive roles, absorbing incoming damage and also, thanks to the Diamond Shards Skill Rune, when worn out, it will deal 158% weapon damage to the surrounding enemies. This skill is the second one in the 3 skill build.
Teleport + Reversal
For this Diablo 3 Wizard Inferno Build, Teleport is the vital skill in the whole combo, the skill that makes all the magic happen. The Reversal Skill Rune adds a crucial mechanic to it: after teleporting to a spot, tapping the skill again will return you to the initial position. This means that Teleport can be used in a great get in, get out strategy minimizing the risks of dying but dealing huge amounts of damage in the meantime. The strategy of the 3 skill combo is very easy to understand: When near a large group of enemies, activate Diamond Skin, teleport in the middle of the group, cast Explosive Blast, in the meantime Diamond Skill will also detonate dealing its damage and them tap Teleport again to return to the safe position you were in when you started. This way, you have dealt a great deal of damage and all that is left is to finish off the remaining monsters with the signature spells.
Diablo 3 Wizard Inferno Build – Passive Skills
For this Diablo 3 Wizard Inferno Build, it increases all damage done by 15% but decreases armor and resistances by 10%. This passive is absolutely necessary in this build, the Wizard needing all the damage increase it can get. And since you are not exposed to high amounts of damage, the 10% decrease in armor and resistances won’t weigh so hard in the survivability department.
For this Diablo 3 Wizard Inferno Build, Paralysis is the passive that grants all the Lightning damage skill the 3 seconds stun chance. 3 seconds are a lot in Diablo 3 so it’s great to have this passive selected when going for Lightning damage skills.
For this Diablo 3 Wizard Inferno Build, to further maximize the damage output, Arcane Dynamo is the passive that can help you to do so. When using Signature spells, you gain Flashes of Insight. After having a stack of 5 flashes, the next non signature spell will deal 75% damage.
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This Diablo 3 Wizard Inferno Build should keep you alive in Inferno but be sure to check out our recommended Diablo 3 Speed leveling guide for more advanced techniques.