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Wizard Guides and Community [RoS 2.2]

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13. April: update. Looking for tips!

Welcome to the Wizard Guides and Community section! Reaper of Souls changed the game so much that this thread needed a complete overhaul. This is currently and forever BETA, and I am looking forward to any feedback+inputs to make this community thread better place.

1. Guides
2. Builds
3. Wiz Forums Community + Mumble
4. Our songs and painting *cool stuff alert*


1. GUIDES
Misc guides for every Wiz out there, as WE are the INTEL itself, right?

GENERAL

GEARING

MISC


2. BUILDS
What spells to use to be most effective, or have most fun? What item combo to use to be stronger? Enjoy the knowledge and time of our Wizard Community!

!new! patch 2.2



Fire


Cold


Lightning


Other




3. WIZ FORUMS COMMUNITY + MUMBLE
Want to get help, theorycraft, or just find friends? Join our community ingame! Search for community name: "US Wizards".

And if you hate chat and love real talking, there's D3 Wizard Mumble channel for your joy too:




4. WIZARD SONGS and PAINTING
So, how all happened? You can read billion walls of text, but you will still miss a lot. This will change your life. I'm so sorry.

"There is much more truth in those Bards songs than one could think.
-Sir Melkor






Some cool stuff missing? Comment!
Edited by RobertVarga#1345 on 4/13/2015 2:25 PM PDT
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CREDITS

RoS
  • Amos: His Wizard Seasons Guide.
  • Aphraell: His work on new top build for Grifts: Total Apocalypse. We all use it!
  • aw3s0m0: For spreading the Wizdog term (in 2.06, 1 Wiz was of same dmg as 1 WDs dog) and hence contributing to Wizard buffs in 2.1 (maybe)
  • apo: His game mechanics sticky thread. Go check it out if you want to learn stuff.
  • BDF: Firebird's DoT Mechanics, hail Hydra, math.
  • Boozor: Because he is always right... And percydaman said it too.
  • Crooth: His guide to legendary gems.
  • dolynick: His Wizard tools - calculators, tables with breakpoints and plenty other goodies.
  • dominatus: His Archon Rebirth build.
  • Jaetch: [error#1861] the list is too long.
  • Junger: His Junger Rules thread helping people find RoRG.
  • Kanjihack: His legendary proc collection thread.
  • kiza: His Galehydra build and 2.1 PTR research.
  • Manson: His Mirror/Mirror build.
  • Melkor: His Chainpocalypse build and epic series of threads.
  • PieHole: The Disintegrate build and effort he put to make us stronger in before 2.1.
  • TealDawn: For his loot tables exploit thread, which made every Barb/DH/Monk/Sader visit Wizard forums.
  • vishnu: Testing, math, and legible explanations from chainpoc CDR to FB6.
  • Void: His Buffs and Debuffs thread.
  • WyrmSlyr: Archon in the heart. His T6 cold Wizard build.
  • yodatoy: For keeping forums alive + making triTnT owners feel good.


D3v
  • Aimless: The Shockquefy and Shaggalicious builds, co-creating the Shocknadoshards build, and some research and forum-arguing that led to our modern understanding of the CM/WW build and its relation to APS.
  • Alex: The Sleet Storm CM build.
  • Aphraell: The CM/WW/Meteor build, and coming up with the idea for this post in the first place.
  • Apo: Work on the APS and WW tick rate research.
  • AS00: Creator of the original thread.
  • Boozor: The Rockanadoes build, gearing videos.
  • ChangBooster: The All-Arcane Kiting Build.
  • Chopain: The updated build for CM/Mirror Image.
  • Coxis: The kiting wizard thread.
  • DoctorDoom: The ranged frost mage build.
  • EigenVector: The Counter Attack Wizard build.
  • eLINminator: The Sustained Archon guide, the UberDeath build, and research into mob density for archon farming purposes.
  • Emperor: The Raining Meteors build.
  • Guybrush: Research on proc coefficients, and work on the APS and WW tick rate research.
  • Heroscaper: Sleet Storm Blizard Blast build.
  • holyfork: The CM/WW DPS tests.
  • HuRT: The acronym thread.
  • Jaetch: D3 urban dictionary, Archon Guide video.
  • JAMES: Forked Lightning Build guide (for Blizz/Hydra).
  • Kieble: The EHP thread and the Wizard EHP/DPS calculator.
  • krali: The Blizzard XP farming build.
  • Loroese: Arcane Mines build, the CM/WW guide.
  • Malakai: Father of Sleet Storm build.
  • MasterJay: Co-creating the Shocknadoshards build.
  • Naabski: The Glass Cannon Ray of Frost build.
  • PieHole: The ShockNadoShards guide.
  • Rafazafar: Mother of Sleet Storm build.
  • RobertVarga: The Melee Buff Wiz.
  • Rock: The Spectral Blade Build guide.
  • RulerEric: The No-Spinup Healing Blade guide.
  • Schenko7: The hybrid archon guide.
  • Seolfor: Making a really helpful thread about how Triumvirate works, even if nobody seems to have read it, and the alternative RoF kiting build.
  • Shaggy: The CM/LL Shower build.
  • Shandlar: Work on the APS and WW tick rate research.
  • Stever: The Bargain Archon Guide.
  • Strifen: The CM/Meteor Shower build.
  • Tenryu: The CM/Mirror Image guide.
  • TekkZero: The Meteor Guide and FAQ.
  • Yodatoy: Wiz forums is fun, thanks to you.
  • ZzEzZu: Compiling the proc coefficient info.
Edited by RobertVarga#1345 on 9/25/2014 12:53 AM PDT
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Thread is revived, thanks forum admins!
Edited by RobertVarga#1345 on 7/12/2013 2:55 AM PDT
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Jaetch: Archon speed leveling research.


Hahaha, what is this I don't even...

awesome things like Turtle build


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2EBcKUZppg

Only good for trolling :P
Edited by Jaetch#1861 on 7/11/2013 5:14 PM PDT
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Wizard Community Acronyms: Outdated. Mommy, what does SNS mean?


Use this: http://www.diablofans.com/forum/8-diablo-iii-general-discussion/

Blue approved: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/8134414/Community_Commentary_The_Diablo_III_%5BUrban%5D_Dictionary-12_13_2012
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You forgot Loroese's Arcane Mines guide:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8920041992#1
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Not a guide, but a nice post on Living Lightning ticks: https://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7864756550#14

And one on Wicked Wind: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5616301810

Not sure if you want stuff like this, but I find it useful.
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grats for the sticky!

Sleet Storm FAQ with links to several build variations: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9341124083#1
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Everyone say "Thank you" to Vaeflare as she's the one who stickied this :)
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oh didn't notice we got a new thread for this, Great job Rovert for reviving this thread :D
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here's some of the fun builds that i have :

blizzard -deathblossom build:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9377369853?page=1#0

blizzard - cascade:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8480588287?page=1#0

blizzard xp/legendary farm:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9165586679#1

ver. 2

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9454575558#1
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07/11/2013 05:12 PMPosted by Jaetch
Jaetch: Archon speed leveling research.


Hahaha, what is this I don't even...

awesome things like Turtle build


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2EBcKUZppg

Only good for trolling :P

This troll build is AWESOME fun! I can't count how many laughs I had when testing brawling. :-D

King of Trolls.

If I remember correctly, there was no guide. :-( Any1 wanna make a guide for King of Trolls Turtle build? :-D
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07/11/2013 05:20 PMPosted by Jaetch
Wizard Community Acronyms: Outdated. Mommy, what does SNS mean?


Use this: http://www.diablofans.com/forum/8-diablo-iii-general-discussion/

Blue approved: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/8134414/Community_Commentary_The_Diablo_III_Urban_Dictionary-12_13_2012

Thanks! Awesome
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The electrified meteorite blizzard.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9363116871

A niche way of having fun and be challenged.
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Diablo III Urban Dictionary: What does "SNS/0-Dog/Doubled it" mean?
Link: http://www.diablofans.com/topic/77606-diablo-iii-urbandictionary/
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Sleet Storm FAQ and Checklist: If you want to jump into Sleet Storm bandvagon, definitely check this.
Link: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9341124083

Added

PvP: Turtle Build: The King of Trolls build for PvP. Don't play with your real life friends. *GUIDE NEEDED*
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2EBcKUZppg

Added

Arcane Mines build: A group-friendly build with huge damage multiplier (10x-12x) for highest MPs for those who don't want to use CM and who want to be able to both facetank and kite.
Guide: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8920041992

Added

Removed some ultra outdated/too sidekick builds.

Feel free to say what build in the compendium should I remove, and why.

Be it becouse it's outdated or other reasons.
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The electrified meteorite blizzard.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9363116871

A niche way of having fun and be challenged.

Thanks, needs a better guide so we can see what skills it is about, what are the strengths of that build, and such.
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Thanks Vaeflare! n' UBER Thanks RV for taking initiative and doing great job!
ChangBooster, time to put in those new/re-vamped build(s) of late.
TekkZero, you need to add all the varied combos of meteor builds that I'm constantly spying on as well ^_^
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Refreshed "useful info" with new links, deleted all the old stuff.

Uber boss fights - Guide for CM Wiz: Set of tactics and best practices for CM Wizards when fighting Ubers.
Link: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8728183573

Added to "useful info"

Bargain Archon Guide: A helpful treatise on how to build a good farming Archon wizard without breaking the bank.
Link: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6794321074

Moved from "builds" to "useful info"
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Thanks Vaeflare! n' UBER Thanks RV for taking initiative and doing great job!
ChangBooster, time to put in those new/re-vamped build(s) of late.
TekkZero, you need to add all the varied combos of meteor builds that I'm constantly spying on as well ^_^

That would be cool! Also, I'm pretty damn sure some of the builds there are outdated, or newer (better) versions exist.

I already updated some, but more eyes see more, pls halp LOL.
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Hey RV!

Grats on the new job!

I made this up quite awhile ago, when PvP hit.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7923492816#1

Its a somewhat comprehensive compilation of wiz builds that people posted and used. Not exactly a guide, just things that people tried and worked (or didn't!) I kept it updated for awhile but then it all died off.

It'd be great if you could add it to the sticky. I'll pick it up again when/if PvP happens.

Thx.
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