Diablo® III

The Raining Meteor build *Starters' edition*

Why even bother with slow time? Enemies are almost never in the time bubble.

Build just seems kind of wonky to me, and he video did not make it seem effective.
10/19/2012 10:12 AMPosted by ChangBooster
Meteor is a fixed 2 ticks/sec unlike ET.


Ahhh... I did not know this. Clears that up for me then! Thanks.
10/19/2012 10:10 AMPosted by Macabre
cool build, bro. I found a good two-hand weapon, so I tried to use an AP-heavy meteor build. I use the meteor shower rune, and I am LOVING it so far. I was getting tired of throwing a meteor and missing, and the shotgun nature of meteor shower makes it almost impossible to miss. it isn't as good as molten impact or star pact for single target damage, because if spreads its 728% damage over 7 distinct meteors. but if you are facing a fairly spread-out pack, it's easy for all 7 of your meteors to hit, some of which will even hit multiple enemies, for more than 728% damage! with typical meteors, you either crit, and do godly damage, or don't crit, and do meh damage. but with meteor shower, each meteor rolls for crits separately, so the damage is more uniform. also, because of the staggered nature of the mini-meteors, the first meteor hits, triggers conflagration's 10% dmg bonus, and then the next meteor hits for increased dmg, and so on. I have been running with meteor shower and spectral blades, but meteor alone does so much damage, and with astral presence I can cast it so quickly, that I don't really need any other dmg spells.


ya know what, after reading the OP then what your saying about meteor shower, i wana try it with that. 7 meteors a cast at 20-25 a cast? my god... now thats gotta look pretty....4 casts of meteors with 7 a piece... seriously nothing but a meteor shower.. ok i gotta log in and check this out.
@Macabre yeah ! i've actually tried out all the meteor skill runes, love molten impact, meteor shower and starpact the most! i usually switch amongst them, but since the proc nerf on them, despite their ap costing only 36, i still hear the words "Not enough arcane power!" !!! but its stil awesome to see a rain of meteors
@Collateral - actually slowtime is very useful since 1.05, range mobs have trouble attackin me, melee monsters have trouble reaching me, and when they do , i just tele backwards and recast it ! and when melee monsters are tryin so desperately hard to reach you, they are greeted by lots of meteors in the bubble and all the damage inflicted are amplified 20% !

and i'm sorry that you think that way about the video, i did the video in a rush, and my hardware isn't that good, the performance became very unstable when i had fraps on, so the video became kinda sloppy to portray my build :\ ! i'll do a better one next time on mp10!!! cheers!
Edited by Emperor#6740 on 10/19/2012 12:14 PM PDT
I ran something similar pre 1.04, only I used mirror images instead of force weapon because mobs made short work of DS with prism and I wasnt getting the benefit of the skill.

Actually that is the same problem I have now at mp5 =(.
trying it out and it seems to do pretty well even with my tiny 25k dps. sucks that id rather wear a crappy legendary than a good rare lol.
Very strong build. Farming ACt 3 MP5 very efficiently with it. With only 10 APOC I replaced Magic Weapon with Arcanot for fast AP regen.

Fast, strong and FUN!
I like it.

I like my SB build better, but yours is fun and creative. Good job. Also: your gear is really nice.
@Safka - heyyy slow time was buffed big time so DS + slow time = win!!!!

@Bashem - thanks for the feedback! yes arcanot is a great choice! very smart of you to do that :D

@deadclown - thank you ! your gear is nice too ha!
Edited by Emperor#6740 on 10/19/2012 3:35 PM PDT
UPDATED with showcase of this build in mp10! feedbacks are welcomed!
("")(';..;')(") - BEAR SAYS BUMP!
dont have the gear to perma cast meteor, so i tweaked ur build to better fit me

but just wanted to say time warp and starpact is an unbelivable powerful combo, try it!

nice build and idea
Thanks Emperor, this !@#$ saved my Wiz!
I notice my tweak to this build is very simular to Bolndgreen ^...
I went from just die on ML2 to farm ML3.

I have no APoC at all (but -10 cost metroid from SoJ + chant force) so I had to put in Attunement rune MM(instead of force weapon) and changed evocade for Prodigy <- Thats 8 Ap hit with magic missil
If I could drop magic missile I would use familiar with ancient guardian <- very strong with force armor.

Edit: For terrible english.. and actully I got 9 APoC from chantado's will opps ;)
Edited by Silverkronan#1857 on 10/20/2012 9:11 AM PDT
V nice video - will try it out definitely.

I take it that stacking ias doesnt help? i.e the ticks stay the same, and its weapon damage like arcane orb right?

What dps do u run? Do i need over 100k dps to be effective in mp10?
pedobear approved http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6893719551

nice idea but i hate kiting, cos its boring and reduces efficiency as it increases time wasted

also act 1 is easy to kite but not all acts are like that

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Love the bear ^^

You don't kite, you tele around your bubble back and forth while getting the mobs closer together. If you kite half the map with this you're doing it wrong ^^
On MP 5 +. electrified reflect dmg mobs are a pain when you drop tons of meteor on them. Would you suggest a life steal weapon on top of LoH? I had to switch back to Magic Weapon Blood Magic just for those packs =_=
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Edited by Gcanum#1171 on 10/21/2012 8:19 AM PDT
10/19/2012 10:12 AMPosted by ChangBooster
Meteor is a fixed 2 ticks/sec unlike ET.


Eh, no. It's 1 tick per second.

And lol you guys are really late on the meteor train. If you're gonna use meteor, don't use star pact. It sucks. Another thing is that if you play meteor without CM, you're cutting down your efficiency by a massive number.

Just get 1 or 2 reduced meteor cost items (SoJ / source), get lots of APoC and CC and use liquefy or meteor shower. Don't need to use power of the storm, change it for pinpoint barrier.

Obviously, meteor is garbage compared to what it was at one point in time. I wish I was still a meteor wizard...
Edited by nitrocan#1478 on 10/20/2012 8:06 AM PDT
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