The date for my first give away (2.31APS Slorak set) is this coming Tuesday when the maintenance hits. If you have no posted in this thread by then, I will not consider you in the give away. Please check the Weekly Give Away section of the guide for more details.
2. Understanding the Build.
5. Weekly Give Away
Recently helped a few poor Inferno entry wizards gear for CM/WW so I thought it'd be easier to make a guide. Since a lot of my work has already been done, I'll copy and paste what I've already done with a bit more information.
There are plenty of these guides out there for whatever builds but a lot of them don't look at gearing for the poor. It makes sense since a lot of damage builds like Archon just don't work well with ultra budget gear. I'm not talking about "100m budget" or even "10m budget" builds here... I'm talking about the people who don't play enough who barely make any gold even coming close to 5m.
Fortunately, a CM/WW wizard is probably the best bang for your buck build (not just for wizards, but for every class) that offers safeness (inherent in the nature of the permafreeze) whilst offering MP4~6 entry level DPS.
This is more of a gearing guide so for more information on the CM/WW or SNS build, I strongly recommend checking out PieHole's comprehensive guide (http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8728753771). He gives strong gear suggestions when you have more of a budget to play around with as well as detailed explanations on how the build works.
2. Understanding the Build.
Understanding what the build needs is more important than mindless purchasing random items on AH that boosts your DPS. For this build, there are two main offensive stats (Increased Attack Speed [IAS] and Critical Hit Chance [CC]) you are looking to achieve. After you reach them, put everything else into defensive and mitigation gear.
There are two budget options recommended for the IAS/CC balance and it comes down to how much you can raise your overall attack speed (APS, found by hitting "I" to get your inventory, then clicking on the "Details" button).
2.51 APS v 2.73 APS
The higher the APS, the lower the CC you'll need. When taking into account the cost of IAS and CC, IAS is a lot cheaper so gearing more towards the 2.73 APS breakpoint will save you a bit of gold.
If you are willing to wait for auctions on bid, you can probably find much better deals, especially around low to mid level gear than relying on cheap buyout prices. A lot of my gear was won on bids rather than buyouts. However, if you are impatient, just set the max buyout parameter in AH to 100,000g and search for the following:
Chantodo's Will (wand): There is no other choice. You can get 1k DPS easily, but to maximize damage, find a slightly lesser one with an open socket. The other option is to spend a little more and get one with IAS on it to save the IAS on another piece (eg. Lacuni). Always has Arcane Power on Crit (APoC)
Chantodo's Force (source): Just look for the highest damage with 9IAS. Checking now, at 100k I only found one source with mega low damage... at 120k, the damage doubled so it's worth spending a tiny bit more here. If possible, look for Vit. Always has at least 8IAS.
Stormcrow (helm): Again, there is no other choice here. Needed for APoC and Life on Hit (LoH) Adding CC into the search, I found a few 3.5CC ones for 30k. Choose the ones with the highest LoH, +Lightning Damage (8% is max), Damage against elites (4% is max) and Int/Vit rolls. Always has APoC and LoH.
Rare Shoulders: Look for the highest Vit/Int/Shoulders/Armor. Just found a 88Vit/72Int/70AR/155Armor with strength (extra armor) for 22k. You can look for Vile Wards, but they start around 150k+
Tal Rasha's Relentless Pursuit (chest): For 100k, there isn't much around. Just look for the one with the best defensive stats in Vit or Armor. Always has at least 8IAS, Int, Vit and 3 open sockets.
Rare Gloves: First thing to look for is IAS (9) and CC (7). Then Int, Vit, AR, Armor, Critical Hit Damage (CD) in that order. These are cheap so it won't be difficult.
Witching Hour (belt): At 100k, I'm only looking at one on AH. At 200k, there are a few more, but all offer the same stats so look for 9IAS first, then best DPS. Always has 8IAS, Int and CD.
Lacuni Prolwers (bracer): Look for CC then AR, Armor or Vit. CC is cheap but you have options here since these bracers are cheap. Highest CC with any of the above and you should be good to go. Always has at least 8IAS and Movement Speed.
If you are going with an IAS Chantodo's wand, look for nice Rare Bracer with at least 4CC, AR, Armor, Vit and Int. Str is also a good roll for more Armor (thanks to PieHole for the suggestion!).
Blackthorne's Jousting Mail (pants): Another defensive piece that comes with LoH. At 100k, just look for the best Vit, LoH and Life% rolls. You might even be able to find one with armor if you're lucky.
Natalya's Bloody Footprints (boots): Currently the cheapest pair on AH is 120k. These are actually Demon Hunter boots but they offer great AR, Armor and MS at really cheap prices. The cheapest ones usually have an Int roll on them (which is pretty much a throw away stat) so everything works towards your favour here. These are really only good because you pair it up with...
Natalya's Reflection (ring): ... which comes with a two set bonus of 7CC. This will more than likely be the most expensive piece you will purchase. Right now, the cheapest one is 250k. It always comes with IAS so make sure you get one with at least 8IAS. Int rolls are among the cheapest so look for them.
Rare Ring: 9IAS and 4CC. Int/Vit/Armor/AR/LoH are extras that you can find at 100k. You can go for more CC as well.
Rare Amulet: 9IAS and 7CC. Pretty much the same as the rare ring except you can get bigger values.
I'm running a 1.64 APS wand and need two pieces (or was it one?) to be 9IAS and everything else at 8IAS to reach 2.73 APS. At the lowest gear suggestions above, you should get 35CC. With the default 5CC, that's 40CC. That easily covers the offensive stats required for the build.
Defensively, you have at least 130 AR + (Int/10), not much armor or Vit. This is where your LoH will really come in handy. And since these stats are lacking, this is what I recommend for your build:
Energy Twister: Wicked Wind (best for proc coefficiencies with CM - read PieHole's guide for more info)
Teleport: Fracture (mobility + survability with clones)
Frost Nova: Cold Snap (lowered AP cost)
Diamond Skin: Crystral Shell (free 21k life)
Explosive Blast: Chain Reaction (damage)
Energy Armor: Prismatic Armor (increased defense)
Blur (more defense)
Critical Mass (permafreeze)
Cold Blooded (damage)
It is a lot more defensive skill setup to make up for your lack of mitigation.
If you need any help discussing how the build works and what you need, add me (MrDuMa#1541). I am willing to help purchase some gear for others if they exceed their budgets... or if it's just a really good deal :p
5. Weekly Give Away
I will be give a full set out every couple of weeks or so to a random person who wants it. The set will always be within the 1.5m budget and will be tested (possibly captured and YouTubed as well) before I give it out. Here are the (tentative) rules:
- Must not have any characters over paragon 30. You will most likely have the funds to purchase the items required anyway.
- Must have a wizard at least level 55.
- If you don't pick up the set in a week (next maintenance), I'll give it away to someone else.
- All decisions are final. If you don't win, you can enter the next give away set anyway.
If anyone can think of any other appropriate rules or think any of these are unreasonable, please let me know... I'm not sure about these at the moment.
Give away #01: First give away set inspired by Amos.
- Cost: 1.24m.
- P28 stats and gear: http://d3up.com/b/1013320
- Demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud7ihpn09qA
Give away #02: My second give away set
- Cost: 788k
- P0 stats and gear: http://d3up.com/b/1074424
New give away sets from 19/09/2013.
Give away #02: GoSuPanda give away set
- Cost: < 1m
- 2.75APS, 49.5CC, 856LoH, 4k armor, 411AR, 61k DPS, 146k EHP.
- SNS build.
- P0 stats and gear: http://d3up.com/b/1066253/budget-2-73-aps-cm-wiz
Give away #03: Amos give away set
- Cost: 2.6m
- 2.31APS, 52CC, 3.7k armor, 547AR, 80k DPS (buffed), 226k EHP.
- CM/WW/Meteor build
- P0 stats and gear: http://d3up.com/b/1036177/budget
Closing date for entries to be announced.