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Up on diablo fans there's a ton of changes posted about all the classes. For wizards, pretty much every skill is bumped in damage a ton.
It's on the front page, just scroll down a little to see the changes.
or use link below
Arcane Orb boosted to 381% weapon damage
WW boosted to 527%
EB to 1021%
Meteor to 506, molten impact to 2504%
Archon - Arcane Destruction buffed to 6604% weapon damage
and plenty others.
Edited by Loroese#1415 on 10/21/2013 11:33 PM PDT
yeh from the looks of it. CM is surely getting killed. esp when they even bumped up the damage of WW
I think that's the buff meteor needed, esp since the relative high ap cost. 15 sec cooldown is crazy long.
I totally agree with the overall buff, though the 2500% damage to the skill is a bit OP without some sort of CD drawback. I'm actually thinking the base damage on the other runes should be a little higher since they're barely above the damage of other skills but still costs a lot of AP. It's a good start though.
That's got to be one of the biggest buffs EVER for a patch change. Increased the damage by over 100x the previous value.
I had a feeling Arcane Destruction for Archon will be utilized more often to capitalize on the short duration, but that damage is just... heh.
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True, along with molten impact which would be very OP if you could negate the cooldown.
Also of some note to cm builds: frost nova cooldown increased to 15 seconds, although cold snap cooldown decreased to 7.5 seconds.
YESSSS. Mirror images taunt now. I'm going to pretend its because of my suggestion in that community commentary.
Also yeah, cm is def going to get hit hard. I noticed a few skills received a chance to freeze though, which could be 'ok.'
Frost Nova Cooldown: 15 seconds / Blast nearby enemies with an explosion of ice and freeze them for 3 seconds.
Frozen Mist : Frost Nova no longer freezes enemies, but instead leaves behind a mist of frost that deals 1592% weapon damage as Cold over 8 seconds.
Cold Snap : Reduce the cooldown of Frost Nova to 7.5 seconds.
Deep Freeze : Gain a 15% bonus to Critical Hit Chance for 15 seconds if Frost Nova hits 5 or more enemies.
note the disparity. so you can freeze even better than before using coldsnap but you freeze worse with other stats (cd increased from 12 to 15 seconds).
and if you give up freeze altogether. 1592% dmg frozen mist(+build change affix of gain 50% freeze chance when you chill)
Mocking Demise : When a Mirror Image is destroyed, it explodes, dealing 419% weapon damage as Arcane with a 50% chance to Stun for 2 seconds.
Frost Hydra : Summon a Frost Hydra that breathes a short range cone of frost, causing 222% weapon damage as Cold to all enemies in the cone. (hydras look neat now)
(ice armor) Chilling Aura : Lower the temperature of the air around you. Nearby enemies are chilled, slowing their movement speed by 80%. (is 80% alot now..) so no need freeze. do kite/keepaway/nuke
Lightning Bind : If the initial impact causes a Critical Hit, the electrified Meteor duration is increased to 8 seconds and enemies are rooted for 4 seconds. / Meteor's damage turns into Lightning.
infinite ap + infinite lightning bind might be a good perma root alternative
Numb : Ray of Frost has a 15% chance to Freeze enemies for 1 second and increases the Slow amount to 140% for 3 seconds. (so is 140% slow means you move back negatively? )
blazar + Surge of Power : Gain 12 Arcane Power for each enemy hit combo is enough to suck mobs away from you forever?
(new cm macro. SOP x2 + 1 blazar )
I think the changes to twister simply means all the proc rates are utterly totally gone.. ie: 0.0001%
Edited by chrisloup#6305 on 10/22/2013 2:04 AM PDT
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