Diablo® III

Meteor Wizard Roll Call

Jaetch and I were having a discussion the other day about wands and "pure" meteor wizards, during the course of which he dared me to make a 400k DPS unbuffed meteor wizard. My response was that I didn't think it may even be possible for a playable 30 APoC wizard and, more to the point, that I'd never seen anyone close.

There doesn't seem to be a lot of exposure for the focused and/or upper tier meteor wizards. We have a pretty good roster of top tier Archons and SNS wizards but rarely, if ever, do we hear about the GG meteor wizards out there. I checked dprog and it claims that there are only 10 wizards using meteor in the top 500 heroscore and less than that in the top 500 dps chart. More importantly, I could probably only name a couple of them if I had to try.

So I thought it might be fun to give the meteor wizards a little exposure here. I think it would be best to break down the list into at least two: 1) 20 APoC wizards (tend to be higher DPS and rely on a generator), 2) 30 APoC wizards (who may give up a little DPS for higher spammability). A third might be 3) "Pure" meteor wizards (who rely on no generator at all).

Let's have a roll call. If you are a meteor wizard or you know of a good one, post a name and stats (and/or a dprog or d3up link) and lets see where we stand. If nothing else, it will give those interested in the builds a collection of established builds to compare to and shoot for.

20 APoC Wizards:

1. archdiablo - http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/archdiablo-1413/CKCK/31409831
424k dps, 392k/486k ehp, 87.55% mit, 2.7 LS + 450 LoH, 2.23 aps, -5 cost

2. dolynick - http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/dolynick-1290/Mergantrozen/2855811
from 369k dps, 560k/696k dhp, 89.49% mit, 2.9 LS, 1.9 aps
to 427k dps, 384k/479k ehp, 87.24% mit, 2.9 LS + 427 LoH, 2.15 aps

3. GCannum - 378k

4. Tibberizzle - http://d3up.com/b/1159449/magicmissile
350k dps, 420k ehp, 86.35% mit, 2.8 LS, 2.5 aps, -5 cost

5. Malakai - 345k dps, 3.0 LS

6. FossilRecord -
Nat's - 320k dps, 316k ehp, 85% mit, 2.9 LS + 423 LoH
Zuni - 335k dps, 346k ehp, 85% mit, 2.9 LS + 423 LoH

7. Bangarang - http://d3up.com/b/1175843
309.6k dps, 224.6k/278.6k ehp, 83.97% mit, 2.49 aps, 1.5 LS(BM) + 334 LoH, -4 cost (+4% vs elites)

8. RONEVAN - 299k dps

9. GunnersDream - http://d3up.com/b/1158017
266k dps, 416k ehp, 88% mit, -5 cost (SoJ)

10. yodatoy - http://d3up.com/b/1175839
248k dps, 412k/534k ehp, 88.03% mit, 2.61 aps, 1925 LoH, -5 cost (+10% vs elites)

11. hellice - http://d3up.com/b/1202135/merlin
228k dps, 426k ehp, 87% mit, 2.15 aps, 813 LoH

12. ChangBooster - http://d3up.com/b/1193608
212k dps, 334k/417k ehp, 88.91% mit, 1.73 aps, 2.4 LS + 643 LoH, -5 cost (+8% vs elites, Star Pact build)

13. TekkZero - http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/tekkzero-1963/Azula/18987890
201k dps, 482k(?)/610k ehp, 89.13% mit, 821 LoH, 2.74 aps

14. Dezzo - http://d3up.com/b/1080362
189.5k dps, 293k ehp, 84.51% mit, 2.9 LS, 2.59 aps,

30 APoC Wizards:

1. Void - 345k unbuffed, 3.0 LS + ? LoH, -5 cost. (+10% vs elites and bonus points for Nat's set)

2. Malakai - 301k dps, 29 APoC, 3.0 LS
or 386k dps, 28 APoC, 1.5 LS (BM)

3. dolynick -
from 303k dps, 615k/765k ehp, 89.64% mit, 3.0 LS, 1.9 aps, -5 cost
to 355k dps, 424k/529k ehp, 87.46% mit, 3.0 LS + 427 LoH, 2.15aps, -5 cost

4. GCanum - 321k

5. FossilRecord -
Nat's - 287k dps, 356k ehp, 85% mit, 1.5 LS(BM) + 848 LoH
Zuni - 307k dps, 390k ehp, 85% mit, 1.5 LS(BM) + 848 LoH

6. BotakZhang -
255k dps, 485k ehp, 88.56%mit, 2.33aps, 874LOH, -4cost (+10% vs elites)
or 272k dps, 465k ehp, 88.67%mit, 2.46aps, 874LOH, -3cost (+4% vs elites)

7. Zakaresh - http://d3up.com/b/825247/keshyra-meteor
263k dps, 363k ehp, 86.35% mit, 2.77 aps, 1461 LoH, -4 cost (+4% vs elites)

8. yodatoy - http://d3up.com/b/1191581
237.5kdps, 422lehp, 89.87% mit, 2.86 aps, 1.5 LS(BM) + 849 LoH, -3 cost

9. TekkZero - 227k-246k dps w/ LoH, 200k dps w/ 2.8 LS

10. Emperor - 216k dps; 584k ehp, 89.7% mit, 1.92 aps, 2.6% LS + 586 LoH; -13 cost (+7% vs elites)

11. GunnersDream - http://d3up.com/b/779772/ice-meteor-blast
216k dps, 411k ehp, 87% mit, -5 cost (SoJ)

12. DubGoblin - http://d3up.com/b/1048010
193k dps, 346k ehp, 86.63% mit, 1.91 aps, 3 LS + 686 LoH, -9 cost (+39% vs elites)

13. Harrowing - 190k dps, 390k ehp, 90.67% mit, 2.62 aps, 1.5 LS (BM) + 1071 LoH, -13 cost (+3% vs elites)

14. Asmodeous - http://d3up.com/b/1193643
192k dps, 330k/427k ehp, 85.11% mit, 1.95 aps, 2.8 + 1.5 (BM) LS + 648 LoH, -9 cost (+3% vs elites)

15. MrDuMa
188k dps, 315k ehp, 87.69% mit, 2.75 aps, 1200 LoH, -7 cost

16. Fl0Maxx - http://d3up.com/b/1172426
182.4k dps, 461k ehp, 88.26%mit, 1.89 aps, 3 LS + 418 LoH, -4 cost

17. rahl - http://d3up.com/b/595318/tingly
181k dps, 376k/513.5k ehp, 88.5% mit, 1.97 aps, 2.6 LS + 903 LoH, -5 cost (+9% vs elites)

18. Shadow1066 - 173K dps, 353k ehp, 87.72% mit, 2.04 aps, 778 LoH

19. Eciton - 170K dps, 330K ehp, 88% mit, 2.66 aps, 800 LoH, -5 reduction

20. Xilence - http://d3up.com/b/1199040
155k dps, 408k ehp, 88% mit, 2.33 aps, 678 LoH, -5 cost

-dolynick
Edited by dolynick#1290 on 11/19/2013 8:27 AM PST
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Should I go home and try using what gear I have to make a Meteor set?

What are the rules... just no WW or LL to cheese generate AP, right?
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400k is a helluva mountain to climb even as an archon.

Let alone SNS.

Let alone meteor .....

But....

I think it's doable if you had voids old gloves. Haha those things are on another level and can make any build in a new league. Much like the new crazy barb amulet but to a lesser degree.

So doly your up. Lol.
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Booz, I think you can make one. I think I can make one. I think Void can make one. We probably just can't spam on single targets.
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400k is a helluva mountain to climb even as an archon.

Let alone SNS.

Let alone meteor .....

But....

I think it's doable if you had voids old gloves. Haha those things are on another level and can make any build in a new league. Much like the new crazy barb amulet but to a lesser degree.

So doly your up. Lol.


well 50b is a good price too, can't complain. cappu is selling out and i think i might be able to get a hand on slice device
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10/21/2013 03:13 PMPosted by Jaetch
What are the rules... just no WW or LL to cheese generate AP, right?


Depends which list you want in. I started with 20 and 30 APoC lists because there is a large DPS potential difference there. If there are a enough entries that run 30 APoC with no generator, I will add a 3rd list just for them. My own 30 APoC entry is with no generator, as will be Void's I think.

-dolynick
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Woooo bank that slice device.

But no glove to go with it :(
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10/21/2013 03:13 PMPosted by Boozor
So doly your up. Lol.


I included a range for my own entries already Booz. I can do 424k unbuffed with 20 APoC if I throw mit/ehp away but I'm along ways from 400k with 30 APoC yet... 315k unbuffed is my goldillocs zone right now.

-dolynick
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Woooo bank that slice device.

But no glove to go with it :(


actually i dont miss the glove that much - much less then the ammy. the 8.5cc was bothering me somehow and im glad i made 50b+ off it. the dagger is on sale for 70 and im pretty sure i can weedle it down to the 40 50 range, which is gg

on topic : my best meat setup with 30 apoc and 5 reduction is 345k, though with 10% elite bonus on top of that
Edited by Void#1872 on 10/21/2013 3:24 PM PDT
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10/21/2013 03:13 PMPosted by Jaetch
What are the rules... just no WW or LL to cheese generate AP, right?


I already fail then.
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my next project?
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Sadly I only make 230K built what i feel is right, e.g w/ 30 apoc with LS - because I have to use chants wand with no socket.

Void was bidding on a wand for me don't know how that went because I have not be able to log

This is another reason I am liking AM more. 20 apoc is fine which means you can use a decent sword with LS
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10/21/2013 03:23 PMPosted by jenpeezey
What are the rules... just no WW or LL to cheese generate AP, right?


I already fail then.


You can go ahead and post your stats Jen. I've left it open in the 20 APoC category for that sort of build. I'll admit that I'm tempted to remove the 20 APoC category because, honestly, any SNS build technically qualifies for that and we already know pretty well where the SNS sets fall in the scheme of things.

I am a little more interested in the 30 APoC standings though, especially the no generator builds. The 30 APoC and/or cost reduction builds are what keeps meteor sets down a bit and makes it hard to judge where the upper level is.

Sadly I only make 230K built what i feel is right, e.g w/ 30 apoc with LS - because I have to use chants wand with no socket. Void was bidding on a wand for me don't know how that went because I have not be able to logThis is another reason I am liking AM more. 20 apoc is fine which means you can use a decent sword with LS


Post it. I'll add it to the list. I think any 30 APoC set over 200k unbuffed is qualified for the list.

-dolynick
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My 30 APOC Meteor
http://d3up.com/b/779772/ice-meteor-blast
216k DPS, 411k EHP, 87% TDR

My 20 APOC Meteor
http://d3up.com/b/1158017
266k DPS, 416k EHP, 88% TDR

They both use a reduced cost SOJ (probably not needed on 30 APOC build), so the dps vs elites is decent. (285, 354, respectively)

All credit to the Tekk on these.
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Post it. I'll add it to the list. I think any 30 APoC set over 200k unbuffed is qualified for the list.

-dolynick


Posting. Though my gear is all on my alt paragon temp right now. Unbuffed she sits at 204k dps. I'll get the stats later.
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If you want dolynick, I can give you some updated stats. The stats you used were what I had on my P100 at the time, but I've distributed my best gear across both wizards, so my upper-end is a bit better (227-246k DPS with LoH and 200k DPS with 2.8% Life Steal). Albeit I doubt I hold a candle to some of the more seriously geared wizzies on the forum. :lol
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I know all my gear is way lower end compared to you guys, and i have to play a little more defensively because of it, but recently ive been using metoer in my normal ww/cm build. If I just focus most of my casts on meteor then 30 apoc with 55+ cc makes meteor totally spam-able. Meteor shower is super fun in big packs, and molten impact is pretty good single target.

Like I said I know all my stuff is low end. but my ghom time with my current build (except I was using meteor shower) was a good 45 seconds faster than shards, WW, and shocking aspect

Its also really cool to see 800 meteors raining down and melting everything even on mp10 with my crappy gear :D
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10/21/2013 10:02 PMPosted by TekkZero
If you want dolynick, I can give you some updated stats. The stats you used were what I had on my P100 at the time, but I've distributed my best gear across both wizards, so my upper-end is a bit better (227-246k DPS with LoH and 200k DPS with 2.8% Life Steal). Albeit I doubt I hold a candle to some of the more seriously geared wizzies on the forum. :lol


I'll update your entry when you have the full details. I wouldn't worry about not "holding a candle" in this list. It occurred to me before I started this thread that we don't really know where the high water mark really is with full on meteor builds - it's obviously going to be a little lower than the SNS sets. Having some solid 200k range sets in the list is good too as it gives a more reasonable template and benchmark for others looking to get into a meteor build without going crazy on the budget. Maybe I should retitle the thread. Besides... You're Mr. Meteor. How can you not be in the list? ;p

GunnersDream & Harrowing,

I added you to the list. Fill in what's missing if you're so inclined.

-dolynick
Edited by dolynick#1290 on 10/22/2013 1:42 PM PDT
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301k unbuffed at 29 APoC, 3% LS

345k unbuffed at 20 APoC, 3% LS

386k unbuffed at 28 APoC, 0% LS (BM)
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Filled in your basic provided stats Malakai. Updated my own entries for 30 APoC as well.

-dolynick
Edited by dolynick#1290 on 10/22/2013 5:31 PM PDT
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