Arcane Orbit with Archon Buff

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  • Electrocute Forked Lightning
  • Explosive Blast Chain Reaction
  • Arcane Orb Arcane Orbit
  • Archon Pure Power
  • Wave of Force Arcane Attunement
  • Magic Weapon Ignite
  • Audacity
  • Arcane Dynamo
  • Evocation
  • Unstable Anomaly


More Details
  • Legendary Gems

    • Bane of the Trapped
    • Gogok of Swiftness
    • Bane of the Stricken

Kanai's Cube

  • Triumvirate
  • The Swami
  • Ring of Royal Grandeur

max cdr (also neck), AD if you can get it (like for example shoulders is a slot where it's possible), otherwise straight forward.

Paragon Priorities


Movement Speed
Primary Stat
Maximum Resource


Cooldown Reduction
Critical Hit Damage
Critical Hit Chance
Attack Speed


Resist All
Life Regeneration


Area Damage
Life on Hit
Resource Cost Reduction
Gold Find

Build Guide

This build is for PTR testing, if numbers won't change it will remain very strong on live, maybe even beating MH CoE Archon

Line up multipliers. Which isn't that easy to make every multiplier work in that tiny time window.

Wave of Force buff puts Black Hole to shame in big density (+4 instead of +3 for each mob and much bigger AoE). Up to 300%++ additive dmg in good rifts.

The whole build is possible with DMO as well. Both sets have their pros and cons.

Tested only on Firebird. The announced build here is tested in 2man with supp monk.

Solo variant (not tested yet, but much less dmg since you need that Halo combo defense solo):

Wave of Force to Ice Armor, Cube Halo of Arlyse instead of RoRG, Cube Illusory Boots instead of Swami, equip Firebirds Boots


Wave of Force to Ice Armor, equip Halo of Arlyse instead of Compass Rose, use the best Necklace you have instead of Travelers Pledge (e.g. Hellfire Amulet)

The Endless Walk set is more forgiving if you die but probably deals a tiny bit less dmg than The Swami (since you can't save stacks from last cycle)

If you use Endless Walk you can disable Archon after 4-5 seconds and maintain your orb defense and don't need to re-build the stacks after Archon expires, which I think is a big plus here.

Final Words:

As long as Blizz won't get it that all lingering Wiz buffs will be better if utilized with Archon Stacks it will never disappear from wizards skillbar... :(

Still not finished testing. Trying out things with Leorics Crown instead of Swami to get more AD, which I hope is better so I can use Archon only for buffing some cycles and drop out of Archon immediately afterwards.