Diablo® III

Mocking Demise/Fracture Critical Mass Build

Update 1.06

My current build of MD/Fracture for 1.06: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#VQXkhf!dbg!YYabcY

Back to WW for proc, and I'm now using Ice Armor: Ice Reflect Rune

You'll have 3 or more* stun triggers all together with this build 1) Mocking Demise stun 2) Ice armor freeze when hit 3) Ice Reflect's 25% chance of Frost Nova

*Not 100% sure if Ice armor's freeze on hit works with your decoys..
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Rapidly Detonate Mocking Demise mirror images using Teleport Fracture for some stun, tons of life back on hit and tank a ridiculous amount of damage. No Frost Nova needed!
Skill calc: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#VQXkhO!dbg!cYabcc
***Skills Must be Exact! With an Armor of your choice.***

Shocking Demise/Fracture: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#VQXkhT!dbg!cYabcc / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LFEgUK7tRc

Videos: 3 Elite packs at once: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8smE9cicZE8 Nasty affixes :D

Tanking through Azmodan's pools of evil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4WSWsSe1Yc

Tanking through Belial's Phase 3 ground explosions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uWVKRVWniw

Tanking Ghom's Fumes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyXb8zVKBD0

Tanking a bunch of arcane sentries: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvIGEPGe8gw
Feel free to invite me for a live demonstration.

Update(9/9/12): High damage mitigation in this build seems to come from the constant decoy spawning/teleporting. By rapidly cycling Mocking Demise and Fracture decoys you can tank massive amounts of damage even in high AoE (ghom's gas and azmo's pools.) as well as confusing mobbs since they're constantly targeting new decoys as they spawn and yourself as you teleport.

Update: I've been doing extensive testing on this build and it is 100% viable in Act3/4 Inferno.
With only 14k damage, 300 life on hit, 40%crit gear and I can survive almost anything.
I can imagine someone that has serious CM gear can faceroll anything in Inferno.

Edit: Single Target Test Vs Inferno Ghom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyXb8zVKBD0
15k DPS = 5 minutes of +carpal tunnel to my hand with this button mash.
Never been able to solo Inferno Ghom with my frost nova build, so I was surprised I was able to survive that, slowly..

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I've been experimenting with different skills and came across a strange combination.
Here's the skill calc: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#VQXkhO!dbg!cYabcc
Here's Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvIGEPGe8gw
Vs Iskatu: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg9UUy99vVE

It's using the basic ET:Storm Chaser/Chain Reaction like most CM builds but I threw in Mirror Image/Mocking Demise and Teleport/Fracture.

Originally I thought I would see a similar effect to frost nova with the stun produced by constantly exploding your Mocking Demise clones but it wasn't as noticeable, Obviously Frost Nova has better stopping power.

But while I was trying it out I noticed an extremely high life on hit return on my 300loh which was odd. In further testing I noticed I was able to stand on layers of arcane sentry and rarely die. I've never proc'd loh at that rate with frost nova.
Also, tried adding frost nova to this build, did not work well for me at all.

In the video I made you can see me standing on several arcane sentries.
The arcane sentries did eventually kill me once I thinned the herd and the build kinda sucks vs single targets "Edit: See Ghom Single Target Test Video(Single Targets are not a problem with good attack speed.)" but I'm using very crappy gear I got from random drops and some from cheap auction house purchases totaling less than 1 million gold.

So I'm wondering if someone with decent or top end gear would give this build a try and let me know how it works out for them.
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My Specs: 41% crit
17 Arcane on crit
493 life on hit
35k hp
15k dmg
Resists around 800 after prismatic armor buff
31% Attack Speed (High attack speed recommended)

Tip: For best results use high attack speed 2 attacks per second+ and 15 AP on crit at least.
And a shield is recommended as well as 300 life on hit and 40% crit.

***This build is very specific, please use exact skills. Only Armors can be changed depending on style of play.***

Fun Variant: Using Frozen Armor, your decoys also cast those spinning ice rings too.
I'm guessing other than your ring only the Mirror Mimics rune will do any damage not sure.
Probably not a serious build(might be in 1.05), but sure does look cool having tons of those ice rings fill up the screen.
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Please refer to some of my post replies for better understanding of this build's control mechanics:
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6413263426?page=2#21
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6413263426?page=2#24
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6413263426?page=2#32
Edited by Tenryu#1843 on 12/23/2012 4:22 PM PST
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Front Nova will give you more offense and defense than mirror image. Plus WW and Explosion blast with CM will allow you to keep the decoys up from teleport.
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Yep, but the idea in this build is to constantly destroy the Mocking demise clones to produce a stun effect. Just so happens the stun isn't that great but the loh returns are high.
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energy twister - storm chaser without a signature spell?
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Try it with mirror mimics. I use the same build just about on my wiz and mirror mimics can cast a frost nova that actually does something. The stun on elite packs is way too short when using mocking demise.

I also believe that the mirror images with mirror mimics just might proc crits with there EBs and twisters. Not positive on this tho. Sometimes it seems super ez to lockdown a single boss/elite which is why I think that they might proc crits.

They are just a little unpredictable with the novas, but so is storm chaser as opposed to pre 1.0.4 ww/cm build. I'm still toying with stuff on my wiz.
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I've tried this before combined with frost nova to keep white mobs permanently frozen/stunned and champions/elite only get the occasional hit out, plus you get the benefit from cold blooded. You have to drop a spell for it though, and that means dropping either teleport (makes it hard to position clones to get a good aoe stun) or energy armour (you can be practically one-shot by anything that does hit you). I hadn't really considered dropping frost nova instead because it adds so much survivability, but it certainly worked in your video. I can't imagine it doing well against a single elite or boss though.

A side-benefit to using mirror images is that it breaks frozen and jailer, and as you noticed it gives a high LoH return in groups. The coefficient of the explosion is 50% per clone.

08/28/2012 01:10 PMPosted by DirTyDeeDs
energy twister - storm chaser without a signature spell?

Yes, it's bugged. 50% proc coefficient instead of 12.5, enjoy it while it lasts.
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my point is, a signature spell used with storm chaser doubles its effectiveness, and hes not using one...

I just now tried incorporating mirror image into my build, and it fell apart. 8-/
Edited by DirTyDeeDs#1430 on 8/28/2012 1:32 PM PDT
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my point is, a signature spell used with storm chaser doubles its effectiveness, and hes not using one...

I just now tried incorporating mirror image into my build, and it fell apart. 8-/

It doesn't double it's effectiveness, it just lets you cast a free 225% twister in a straight line every now and then and it wastes an entire valuable skill slot. Energy Twister isn't used for its damage, it's used for its CM procs to power defensive cooldowns and explosive blast. Most of your DPS will come from the explosions.
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it's only 75% per 'storm', and the signature spell casts one twister for each one cast, saving your arcane power for more explosive blasts ... I'd call that valuable.

considering that the energy twister is 360% damage versus 75% each explosive blast, I would think it's safe to say that damage can come from both...

once I start my damage engine on a group, it becomes a button mash. All I know is, I am usually the one left standing =P
Edited by DirTyDeeDs#1430 on 8/28/2012 1:51 PM PDT
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it's only 75% per 'storm', and the signature spell casts one twister for each one cast, saving your arcane power for more explosive blasts ... I'd call that valuable.

considering that the energy twister is 360% damage versus 75% each explosive blast, I would think it's safe to say that damage can come from both...

once I start my damage engine on a group, it becomes a button mash. All I know is, I am usually the one left standing =P

I think you've misunderstood how it works. You get a wind charge for every twister you cast, up to three charges. When you cast a signature spell, it consumes all your wind charges and releases a single purple tornado dealing 75% damage per wind charge (225% at 3 charges). If it were three tornadoes on top of each other, the procs from them might be worth having, but it's just one. It's just a tiny bit of extra damage now and then, not worth sacrificing a skill slot for.

And Explosive Blast: Chain Reaction deals three hits of 97% each for a total of 291% AOE weapon damage per cast, not 75%. Explosive Blast is the spell with the highest damage to arcane power ratio in the game. Try with and without explosive blast and see the difference, most of the build's damage DOES come from explosive blasts.
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I stand corrected on the individual chain blast damage, but my initial statement is true.
energy twister is 360%, plus 75% each storm, and thats' two twisters for the price of one, fueling your arcane power engine. I rarely save up three charges, mostly cast one and spend one. 435% damage for 35 AP is hardly insignificant.

I favor the melee attack over the frost nova, mainly due to my fun factor gauge =D
Edited by DirTyDeeDs#1430 on 8/28/2012 2:27 PM PDT
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the cost of a signature spell on your action bar is wasted. you're better off not having a sig spell to use storm chaser instead. look at all the current cm/sc builds...no one launches the sig spell to release the super nado from sc.
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I stand corrected on the individual chain blast damage, but my initial statement is true.
energy twister is 360%, plus 75% each storm, and thats' two twisters for the price of one, fueling your arcane power engine. I rarely save up three charges, mostly cast one and spend one. 435% damage for 35 AP is hardly insignificant.

In reality, you don't consistently get 435% weapon damage because the twisters can wander off target. More importantly, the damage per AP of your twisters isn't a consideration because with some AP on Crit they are less than free to cast (they generate AP).

Remember that the main limiting factor in your DPS is that you can only cast as fast as your attack speed will allow. Every signature ability you cast could be another twister. If you can cast 10 spells in 5 seconds, you could either have 10 twisters or 5 twisters, 5 tornadoes and 5 signature casts. The 10 twisters will win hands down on damage and procs. The tornado doesn't deal damage over time like a normal twister and doesn't generate procs every second like a normal tornado, it's actually just a reskinned celestial arcane orb.

All the other skills (Diamond Skin, Frost Nova, Explosive Blast) cast instantly and have no attack animation, so you need to get the most procs you can out of your attack animations. For that, spamming twisters with no signature ability comes up top. Give it a try, it generates a lot more procs and is a lot easier.
Edited by Nyphur#2126 on 8/28/2012 3:00 PM PDT
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The tornado doesn't deal damage over time like a normal twister and doesn't generate procs every second like a normal tornado, it's actually just a reskinned celestial arcane orb.

I wasn't aware.


All the other skills (Diamond Skin, Frost Nova, Explosive Blast) cast instantly and have no attack animation, so you need to get the most procs you can out of your attack animations. For that, spamming twisters with no signature ability comes up top. Give it a try, it generates a lot more procs and is a lot easier.


I do like to use the aimed tornado for the occasional ranged attack, especially against incoming fallen maniacs oO , but I appreciate the advice. =)
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I've been doing runs with this build now act3/4 inferno and it's working out great for me even with my low end gear. Died about 2 times in act 4 and can stun diablo pretty well.
This build has got alot of potential, might actually stay using it vs my frost nova build.

I'm actually excited again like when I first figured how to do melee wizard when I started playing. But fun doesn't seem to last long round here ;) so i'll enjoy it while it lasts.

I highly recommend this build.
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Get it while it's hot. Because this will most likely get nerfed at some future point.
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Bump the new build! :D
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They are just a little unpredictable with the novas, but so is storm chaser as opposed to pre 1.0.4 ww/cm build. I'm still toying with stuff on my wiz.

well mimics die very fast, at least for me. the twisters dont.


The tornado doesn't deal damage over time like a normal twister and doesn't generate procs every second like a normal tornado, it's actually just a reskinned celestial arcane orb.

How sure are you about this statement? Have you tested?

I cant assure it does, because in the middle of the killings i cant follow up if the twister or the tornado gave me procs, but i leave the benefit of the doubt.
I would think it does, i used spectral blade with storm chaser before switchting to Archon with storm chaser, and im seeing the lack of procs, so i really dbout the purple tornado only does dmg without procs.

Im not saying you are wrong, i jsut have my doubts, and if you have a good confirmation or testing about the procs of the tornado would be great.
Edited by Darion#1864 on 8/30/2012 11:35 PM PDT
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i'd rather have safe passage instead of fracture
images dies if you cast another image skill

the thing about having mirror image is that it is the only possible escape mechanism against frozen status

i would recommend this build if you want to have both MI and Teleport
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#VQXYkT!Wdg!caacbc
but you must have a decent amount armor and resist to be able to use storm armor
Edited by Harusame#1590 on 8/30/2012 11:43 PM PDT
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I've been playing with twister builds to find some style i can play with that doesn't annoy me. I never liked the original wicked winds due to the need to position mouse. since i always prefered using disintegrate

but disintegrates low low proc rate of 0.22/sec 0.11 per tick is useless at proccing loh in A3.

passives - cm, galvanising, evocation

stormchaser
energyarmor-prismatic (r-click)
diamondskin-prism
frostnova-coldsnap
explosiveblast chain reaction
free slot

so for free slot, I've been playing around with teleport safe passage
so just going spamming 1234 and mouseclick left.

teleport calamity does more damage, and helps you breaks containers. but it has the ability to knockback mobs that annoys your party members.

and star pact. (but feels cumbersome and late.. usually by the time the meteor hits. there's nothing there.)

mirror mimics - the constant position shifting while spamming these so they cast more frost novas is really annoying for this button mashing build.

wave of force - really pointless. try mirror mimics/ or duplicates with wave of force/teleporting.. really annoys your party members.

so what I've been thinking is how to fit archon 1600% spam into the picture. there is no easy way to cancel out of archon short of using a macro/autohotkey. otherwise fitting in the archon 1600% spam is literally the best way to gain dps.
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