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02/27/2014 01:21 PMPosted by Melkor
TL:DR.

You don't know what you're doing.


obvious troll is obvious.
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02/27/2014 01:22 PMPosted by PieHole
02/27/2014 01:21 PMPosted by Melkor
TL:DR.

You don't know what you're doing.


obvious troll is obvious.
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Lolz who you? Ohhh you confuse me with music making melkor. lol, not a troll. Build guide is terable
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02/27/2014 01:21 PMPosted by Melkor
TL:DR.

You don't know what you're doing.


What was the point of this post? Seems kind of petty but I guess whatever gets you off.

+1 to OP post, gave me some more things to think about as I am trying out different builds. Thank you for taking the time Jaetch, I appreciate it.
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Melkor's my bud. He's just showing a rare case of trolliness right now. Savor it. He doesn't do it often.

@Melkor - You know there are a lot of new people around here nowadays. Don't kill your reputation too fast :P
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02/27/2014 02:35 PMPosted by Jaetch
Melkor's my bud. He's just showing a rare case of trolliness right now. Savor it. He doesn't do it often.

@Melkor - You know there are a lot of new people around here nowadays. Don't kill your reputation too fast :P
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I kind of picked up on that in another thread I was just reading, but without being here everyday and seeing the banter before, it doesn't come across like that at first blush.

My apologies Melkor, this forum is so caustic it's hard to get through a thread without some idiot coming in and start being a... jerk. I guess you weren't the idiot I thought you were. ;-)

And again, thanks for the effort Jaetch.

Peace.
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My general build for a wizard is "Wheeeee! Lightning!"
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Hey Jaetch, have you considered using that new legendary that makes energy twisters travel directly in a straight line? Or does that break the rune you're using.
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Great post, J. This is a solid start to an RoS:L2P instructional series. :)
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May as well post what I've been using, though I'm sure it will change as I find new gears to play around with.

Link: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#aZOSjk!XdW!cbZaZZ

Breakdown:

LMB - Conflagrate. Signature spell for when I'm on low on AP. I like the piercing and damage stacking, but could easily be swapped for any of the sig'spells.

RMB - Black Ice. Love this skill. To get the mobs nicely clumped I equipped my follower with Ess of Johan (seems to process more often than if I was using it) and go to town. If I'm going up against a boss like The Butcher I'll usually swap in the Snow Blast rune for better single target DPS. Running 2.04 APS and 10 apoc I don't have too many AP problems on groups.

Hotkey 1 - Pinpoint Barrier. Toughness and CC. Again, personal preference. Almost any armor could work here depending on play style.

Hotkey 2 - Electrify. Feels like it procs a lot from RoF but needs more testing on my part.

Hotkey 3 - Icicle. Pretty soon every wizard will be familiar with familiar if they aren't already. Feels like a must have skill for either the damage or the utility. The crowd control from icicle is nice, but I also like the sheer damage of cannoneer. Arcanot is a possibility too for more AP regen.

Hotkey 4 - Duplicates. The only thing better than me is silvery me x5. I jest. But seriously, I love popping out the clones every chance I get. Their conflagrated stack the same as far as I can tell, so if you can find a safe-ish way to trigger Illusionist I think it's possible to keep their conflag stacks rolling. Much enjoy. Very multiply.

Passives
- Cold Blooded. More damage.
- Astral Presence. AP and regen.
- Illusionist. More duplicates and speed boost. Top pick for favorite passive.

Currently using the Enchantress for the massive crowd control she provides. Haven't tested the other followers with Ess yet but she seems to proc it fairly often.

Hope you enjoyed the build.

-jiji
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02/27/2014 03:47 PMPosted by Advocate
Hey Jaetch, have you considered using that new legendary that makes energy twisters travel directly in a straight line? Or does that break the rune you're using.

It's a two-hander. It's slow, it's clunky, and it has inferior damage. I actually have it.

http://i.imgur.com/V9qucqL.jpg
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02/27/2014 05:00 PMPosted by Jaetch
02/27/2014 03:47 PMPosted by Advocate
Hey Jaetch, have you considered using that new legendary that makes energy twisters travel directly in a straight line? Or does that break the rune you're using.

It's a two-hander. It's slow, it's clunky, and it has inferior damage. I actually have it.

http://i.imgur.com/V9qucqL.jpg


I think you meant to say that you're comfortable with how it performs compared to 1H weapons and you don't see any reason to rebalance. :)
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Sweet guide. Thanks!
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I really want that staff to be good.
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02/27/2014 06:51 PMPosted by Darshu
I think you meant to say that you're comfortable with how it performs compared to 1H weapons and you don't see any reason to rebalance. :)

Made me laugh. :)
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02/27/2014 04:48 AMPosted by Jaetch
Cannoneer happens to deal very solid AOE damage so it's a great choice to serve as supplementary damage.


And scales with IAS. Using electrocute blast and cannoneer with 3.01 aps and paralysis passive is insane for CC and kill speed, WITHOUT a spender or need for APoC. Throw in the odd molten meteor for elites and you have an amazing T1-2 build.

Deflection is also scaling with ias and I'm getting 30k + shields with above build and 44k shields with Arcane Torrent in normal sns vanilla gear.
http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Wired-2524/hero/8685621

+1 to the guide Jaetch BTW, some good tips and 'how-to-synergise' advice.
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02/28/2014 02:44 AMPosted by Wired
And scales with IAS.

Very often, increasing your IAS lowers your damage per hit. For example, on rings, if your budget isn't ridiculous, you have CC, primary stat, maybe some defensive stat, and then have to choose between IAS, average damage or CD. See Pox and Reflection, for example. So as a general statement, no, IAS doesn't scale.

02/28/2014 02:44 AMPosted by Wired
Deflection is also scaling with ias

Deflection, on the other hand, does indeed scale.
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Just awesome. Thank you so much.
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Any tips on deciding runes?

I think I have my build settled but I am always trying to decide between Cold blood and snow blast. It's really hard to tell if the extra damage or the extra sustain is doing a better job of killing.
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02/28/2014 04:33 AMPosted by BirdofPrey
Any tips on deciding runes?

I think I have my build settled but I am always trying to decide between Cold blood and snow blast. It's really hard to tell if the extra damage or the extra sustain is doing a better job of killing.


Well, do a test. Go kill Gohm (since he's right near a waypoint it easy to get to him) with one rune. Then kill him with another rune. Do each run twice, preferably three time to mitigate RNG....and average the results. Lowest time wins.
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