Wizard

Jun 24, 2013 Is storm armor really random? Killing enemies with storm armor can be unreliable since it seems to attack randomly. However, I observed an attack pattern that suggests that it can be controlled to some extent. Since I reached para level 100, I have been doing nothing but PvP and things tend to die quicker if I trap them between objects. I think environmental bonuses, such as increased crit chance or a storm armor strikes, occurs if you can trap the enemy between tombstones or up against walls as opposed to attacking them in open space. Even though PvP would benefit from this the most, I think it also works the same way in PvE. The most compelling example was when I was fighting another wizard in the graveyard, both of us were using storm armor. I stayed in the open area to left, while my opponent was force to move into the middle of the four tombstones to the right. I kept casting meteors to keep him trapped in the tombstones, while he casted blizzard to keep me from moving in close to cast WoF, neither of us hit each other with our area of effect attacks. He was shocked to death by storm armor while I wasn't hit once. Has anyone else experienced this? A confined opponent dying quicker from storm armor than an opponent in an open area?Weasel7650 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 Need advice on crafted bracers Hi all, I've crafted these bracers (equipped). I was wondering, are they worth sticking to without AR? Does the physical resist somewhat compensate for my lack in AR in the bracers? Or should I just keep trying to craft something better? Thank you very much~Heartie5 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 Experiencing bad latency today? SG Starhub any SG wizzies same as me?=(Nyrek0 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 homemade meteor build dunno if anyone ran it b4 me, but its quite viable and fun profile : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Void-1872/hero/28108684 video : http://www.twitch.tv/czz0528/b/418477104 suggestions needed :)Void15 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 Item drops Been playing the wizard and I've noticed that most of the drops I've been getting have been for demon hunter or witch doctor. Is there some kind of imbalance going on? About the only wizard drops I get are for offhand items.Mohag1 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 Help me craft my Hellfire Ring and i'll pay. I dont have infernal machine so u provide it. I'll pay 15m if u help me craft my Hellfire Ring. Add me Emperor#6999 for those interested.Emperor2 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 FS Godly Intel Gear : Tal Chest,AMU, LS Skorn For all the info check this link http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/oldschool16v-1922/PoisonSoul/33684977 and to be clear... I dont want gold offer so dont msg me ingame for that only $$$ via RMAH thxoldschool16v7 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 SNS no chant. just wondering if I replace the chant with a LS weapon will that help my survivability. even if it's 1% LS that's better than 700 LOH right? Basically im trying to go mempo and zunni and if I go that route I will have no LOH to keep me alive. but ill more resist n armorChinners15 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 CM build hey guys. i need some help building a CM wiz gear for some Mp4-7 with little to no deaths. I have been dieing alot so i need help making my wiz better. I will pay you to help me build my wiz *we can talk the price* add me Save#1953Save11 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 [Video] Fields of Misery, 5700x1080p I have been running the game on 5700x1080p the last few days after finding a program called Widescreen Fixer which can be found here: https://www.widescreenfixer.org/ Widescreen Fixer makes the game run a lot better at those high resolutions compared to running it in fullscreen windowed mode and personally I really like the extra visibilty that comes with it. The vid didn't turn out quite as well as I had hoped, I'm a complete illiterate at video editing, but hopefully those of you who are curious can still get an idea of the benefits of it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndQLXeA_5NQ I did it mostly as part of a pretty interesting challenge they have going over in the Barb forums: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9309300922 so if anyone feel like giving it a go with some different builds, SNS, Sleet Storm, Arcane Mines, Blizzard or what have you go ahead and post your results in that thread. Personally I'm pretty curious to see what other builds can do since I'm kind of snowed in on my CM/WW variant and don't have enough gold to try out other stuff atm.Mental2 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 12% ms Gearing for SS, so I dropped my Lacunis for crafted bracers. Seems to come full circle from a year ago. I have Teleport so it's not too bad. How many of you are at 12% now or have always been?rahl14 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 living lighting vs wicked winds Can someone shed some light on why people prefer to use twisters instead of living lighting. -LL is free to use, which lets you spam it indefinitely -It can hit more , with bigger range, more casts -works with passive paralyze -let's you get a critical hit because it hits everything multiple timesMCHammer17 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 Sleet Storm & Meteor? Hi all theory crafters Does this work? http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#ZQXYTP!agW!YaZYZc 2 skills to reduce casting cost - Prism & Power of the storm. 1 passive for AP (Power Hungry). DF for the 15% CC (and partial freeze helps). Liquefy for procs. Gear: 2 attack speed, 1h (LS) and source. I think the casting is a mess (SS & Meteor get into each other's way) but it seems to work. Can someone also test and comment?rahl19 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 the real sns for 1.08 after peeping voids profile i decided to try it out kiza dunno if you're running trium yet but if you haven't tried it out switch it and and test for yourself. no such thing as too glassy for vota when you run blur. im tanking 2 molten bombs (sp+blur) and e packs dieing sub 15 seconds lol. wild. try it out if you have the items people ;) props to void for testing this outlameboi17 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 How can I improve my CM/WW Wizard? I have been working on my Wizard Build since the game was released and was very disappointed in the Wizard so I rolled a Barb. A few months ago it came to my attention that there is a very strong build for Wizards called CM/WW and I have been working on mine. I am to the point that I can pretty much freeze-lock all enemies and if there is only 1 enemy, they don't get to do much. I thought my DPS and armor were pretty good, but I see other Wizard's profiles with 250k DPS and saw one with over 500k dps. How is this achieved? I do not know what to upgrade anymore for more DPS and armor. I can actually Farm MP10 but ACT 2 Warden kills me at MP8 or higher because once he starts his attack, you can't freeze him until he's done. Also, at MP10, I don't do enough DPS to kill ubbers in less than 8 minutes. I was able to get them down to just under 25% life when they enrage and one-shot me. If anyone can give me some pointers, I would greatly appreicate it. My Wizard Profile: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Mistico-1413/hero/3975610 Thank you.Mistico6 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 CM build I cannot seem to perma freeze 1 target. I have: 2.95 aps, 60.00 CC, 326% chd, and 14 apoc. I gain 81.37 arcane power a second and use 74.35 a second. 100 MS with 205k sheet dps buffed with 666.7k effective dps (on 1 target). I'm able to kill in mp10 however the mobs move for a split second sometimes getting off an arcane or a teleport. When they move it's very little but still. any tips or anything?Soiraz4 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 Is one LoH item enough? thinking of swapping to mempo for the life+resist and dropping my pox for an average damage+6 cc pox just not sure if blackthornes alone is enoughnummies2 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 WTS nice int Skorn and zuni pox http://imgur.com/Ri7dBTL http://imgur.com/u2nH5QR skorn res 2b bin 3b add me in game pox current offer 2b, give me reasonable offers, thx youQOXMFXOZM16 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 Wkend Treasure: 1079 Wand + Quad Ring - Ended Following the previous thread http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9308901828. This time there'll be a combo of Wand + a Quad ring for budding SNS/CM Wizzies with budget constraints. Always need good jewelleries to go with your new wand! Just post here if you are interested. (Those who have won before, if these are upgrades to your gear, you can try to get these as well!) Since there's only 1 set, will leave this running until there are at least 5 interested wizzies. Will do the random number to pick the new owner. Picture: http://i.imgur.com/Fan7ofv.png Wand 1079.7 DPS / 1.65 / 10 Apoc / 180 Int Ring 22 Min Dmg / 37 Strength / 36 Int / 9 Attack Speed / 4.5 CC / 30% CHD Good luck!Xfstar21 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 noobs.. noobs everywhere.. >.<JEMDI67 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 WTS Int EF 1124 DPS +.25 Attack per Second 153 Int 51 CD 15.2% Fear Socket Looking for ~90mAzakatura3 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 Buying UNID Zunimassa's Pox... 1 - It's a good idea. 2 - It's a terrible idea. 3 - Are you crazy? LOL.shndany5 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 Going from Archon to CM Need advise on gear. Next upgrade. tyBhxkazzam0 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 Should Wizard has APoC as hidden passive? Maybe I just biased because I played Wizard, but I think that Wizard should have APoC (10ap) as hidden passive. Focusing on the primary stats, defensive stats, CC, CD, IAS are already pain in the !@#. Searching for another additional affix such APoC is simply overkill and costly in my opinion, especially you need min 20 APoC to be effective. I would like to increase my Wizard raw DPS with better weapon such as Echo Fury, but then I would have to sacrifice the APoC affix. Same goes to Helmet if you are going to use Mempo over APoC Helmet. This is why my wizard still stuck with Chantodo sets because I want to play other builds that heavily rely on AP. If I want to go for raw DPS, then I have to focus on Archon build because it has AP free attacks. So, what do you guys think about this?KevinD3 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 What way to take my wiz. After a long time away from D3, my brother who never stopped playing is offering to help me gear up and lend me around 2b gold. What direction should i go with my Wiz? Stick to CM? Guidance on what I should upgrade first is much appreciated.ProficienT2 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 PC on Intel EF please I got this Echoing Fury that is Intel based and I have no clue what its worth or if I should just brim it. I usually dont post PC threads but I figure if anyone will know it will be one of you guys in here. DPS 1237.5 Intel 162 IAS .25 Fear 13% Open socket High DPS, perfect IAS, low fear. I know with a little CD it would be an easy 2b item Thanks for any help in advance, and if someone wants to buy shoot me an offer or add me in gamePR1M3R2 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013 Drop DS for Magic Weapon? This is my current build -> http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#VPYhST!eWg!YaYcac Basically sns with meteors, dropped ds for magic weapon (electrify or blood magic). I know I need sick ehp/mitigation and this build is really greedy/glassy, but I was wondering if magic weapon actually out dps ds? As well, I swapped ds instead eb for magic weapon cause eb procs better and does more dps than ds iirc.An1mA1 Jun 24, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 need a little help with gear and spec so i can do mp10 just a little slow with this spec im lookin for a lil help with some parts of my gear to help bring it around 300k and ideas and is my spec ok any help is recomended thank uBallzie3 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 Disintegrate build. What have I overlooked? Hi there from the EU - those forums are a lot less active than here, hence posting here on the US forums. Looking for an opinion from the pro wizards out there around anything I may have overlooked to improve my Wizard. Profile: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/ViC-2129/hero/1344027 - My build is a Disintegrate/Blizzard build which I discovered before Paragon levels were introduced. I'm aware it is not the most efficient build for farming, but it has served me very well and I really enjoy it compared to Archon or CM builds. - According to d3up (http://d3up.com/b/118288/vic) I have 325k EHP and 337k DPS vs Elites (self buffed, excluding 20% from Cold Blooded). - I have no issues with AP and actually gain AP when channelling Disintegrate. However this does mean I can't increase attack speed much. I toyed with a 1H/OH setup with APoC, but I would have to spend quite a lot just to break even with my current Skorn. - I can farm MP6 quickly and without any issues and am just trying to farm P100 so I can replace that forsaken Hellfire Ring. That would also allow me to replace the gem in my helm pushing my EHP to 384k. So, any skills I should switch out (excluding Disintegrate main nuke), gear I should rethink (different stats/items). What sort of EHP/DPS requirements are needed for higher MP levels? Any other advice to improve my Wizard?ViC4 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 Rate my desintegrate build http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#bRXSfj!Wcg!caZcaa Get some Attk speed, crit and arcane power on crit gear and you basically cast 2-3 LL to never go out of arcane power and Prism with CM makes is more easier. For passives im running Unstable Anomaly instead of Prodigy because i never find myself going out of arcane power with 45 crit chance and 20 arcane power on critFumbari0 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 Sellin good archon zuni pox/inna's Zunimassa's Pox = 190m 23-48 Damage 131 Int 64 Resist All 34% CD 3.5% CC 61 Dex Inna's Temperance = 80m 426 Armor 71 Int 66 Vit 9% IAS If any of these interest you, add me in-game at Netherion#1982!Netherion2 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 No.10 in Americas baby! ... for aps that is lol :P 3.53aps unbuffed, 3.77aps buffed with bubble and funny accent bikini helper http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/5831/85n.jpg It's still not exatcly what i would call effective however so i am cheating a little because my vit is hopeless at like 28k and my loh doesn't exist at something like 300. My ar needs to come up another 100 but armor and dps are actually pretty good. I would love to hit the 50cc area as well. So she is not really effective for my tastes but you know what, i ran her in mp10 and she survived the first elite pack it was a slight yawn but she did okay against a plagued pack no less. But still far from my ideal. At least it's not as fake a wizard as the others who are totally non viable to play :P So the hunt will go on when more funds come in to bump the loh to 900 resists to 700 and get 40k hp. If i can get there with 150kdps i will be happy to say i have a legitimate and effective Wiz that is also top 10 in americas for aps... but for now, a small victory ;)Amos4 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 original owner of dupox? does anybody know? it has to come somewhere before it was duped right?pichapie6 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 Archon TP + scramble VotA farm *VIDEO* Video : http://www.twitch.tv/czz0528/c/2464626 Skills : MW-BM SA-Scramble Sparkflint DF Archon-TP SP- LL Passives - GW CM GC I find this easiest and quickest way to farm for essences Enjoy :)Void2 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 CM WW breakpoint ticks. Hello ,well to be honest im stucked for now with ma wiz and the breakpoint for the WW.Now mine AS is 3.08 and there is something wrong with my WW,can any1 give some advices cuz i really dont understand that info about breakpoints into the forum :) From what i've understand for the last frame i need 72 Attack Speed bonus from my items?But actually last breakpoint is 3.38 http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6794871641#1 Well thats very confusing.Mine items now gives me 78 AS and my AS is 3.08 (without bubble ,using chantodo 0.24 APS)Deadalus9 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 Anyone interested in my Sleet Storm Mara ammy No idea of the value - AH is all over the place on these .. if you are interested lemme know what it's worth to you. I need a gold influx after buying my new Skorn :p http://i.imgur.com/WX02jrX.jpg Stats: 89 Str 89 Dex 88 Int 86 Vit 6.0% Crit Chance 57% Crit Damage 70 AR +7% Crit Ray of Frost Open Socketfreakinjstu7 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 Wkend Giveaway - 1080 Chant + Gloves (Ended) Hi guys, following the previous thread http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9308901828, decided to do a combo of Wand + Gloves for budding SNS/CM Wizzies with budget constraints. Always need a good pair of gloves to go with your new wand! Just post here if you are interested. (Those that didn't get it the previous round can try again!) Since there's only 1 set, will leave this running until there are at least 5 interested wizzies. Will do the random number to pick the new owner. Hope these are higher quality gears so more ppl can benefit from it: http://i.imgur.com/VMndeMk.png Wand: 1080 / 1.65 / 10 apoc / 176 int Gloves: 120 Int / 76 All Resist & 8/8/22 Good luck!Xfstar17 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 Help with DPS Hi ppl! been having trouble with getting up my DPS to 200k...any suggestion based on my current setup?EDWINGIM0 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 Just changed to CM, adivce? Been playing Archon/Kite build since launch. Have changed to the darkside and gone with CM. I survive pretty well with the LL on my Chant, but want to know where I can imrpove outside of my hellfire ring.Noholdemebac5 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 Help With my Cm wizard? I've been messing around with it the past couple of days and for the most part it's pretty fun. Not sure where to go with it gear wise from what I already have. I think I have it in a solid spot but any feedback would be great!Indilol2 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 S> quadfector int/vit amulet 49 int 140 vit 43 physical resist 32 max damage 8 attack speed 65 crit damage 7.5 crit chance Current offer 800m Message me in game or post hereSirQuack0 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 Archon wiz, weeping holow to fields fun. I am having much needed fun from the grind Got tired of the old para grind and Farming decided to do something different. The 1st time I only expected to do 1 area at best but to my surprised I swept both. I loaded up a archon build MP 3 and start at cemetery to get nef. I can do woods but if you don't get 5 nef, In back at cemetery any ways. So get your Nef stack and I start at the cemetery gate and go through 1 side of hollow and come back up through the other side and continue to fields and run the loop around the outside and then up the middle all in 1 archon cast. I don't worry about drops unless a leg and only pickup gold. 4 out of 5 times I can sustain a continuous archon roll through both areas. Even when it dropped off I was right back into it. A bonus is if you have enough time on archon go do leorics and out, But found the highlands harder to sustain it. I haven't tried to add dungeons but i bet It can be done. With the archon fix allowing other players kills to help archon, I can see multiple wizes running It lol Cue up jaws theme and let the archon pacs roam lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCfWHqrYUqoShorinji4 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 I'm going to hit paragon 100 today Will fireworks and Legendarys rain down from the sky? Or have I been told lies...YORI5 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 almost completely locked down my first ubers! So I'm totally stoked. I did mp10 ubers for my second time ever and my first time as a wiz today and my team loved me at the end. I completely locked down the ghom duo, completely locked down the zulle combo, and had to give the skeleton kings partner a few chases but kept her pretty locked as well. I love this build and play style tons over whirlwinding in circles with my barb. That being said I started looking into DPS upgrades. It seems a wand is not the right option. Just 80-100 more DPS than mine with similar stats is over a bil. I believe crafting shoulders and ammys is my current best bang for the buck upgrade to do. Can anyone else point anything out? Maybe there's something more reasonable I can grab. I'm a terrible auctioneer. Thanks!Ride12262 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 Plz rate my SS gear and build. tried with 6LS and sort of tried Malakai's build with little taste of Raf's I got rid of EB obliterate and instead using Archon - destruction. I found out that sitting at 1.3 aps, I don't have that much problem with arcane pool. I'm using archon/safe pathway for the defense just in case. upgraded my SOJ to 30% elite bonus. feels pretty good. I don't plan on changing any gears. oh, I crafted the bracer recently so I don't have to use Lacunis.yodatoy13 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 I need some input regarding my build and gear Please criticise my wiz build let me know what to buy in terms of gear maybe skill changes required if you think necessary please let me know. Much appreciated. Thank youWein2 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 help with gear and build so i haven't played for a while and kinda need help with gear and build what is the build to go for now and what do i need to improve gearwise to do it?? all help is welcomeEmarock1 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 Recommend next gear choice for SS in HC Hello, I recently have been playing HC, I had a pretty nice COB WD that I lost last week, so I decided to go SS with Wiz just because I like Wiz better. I just got to 60 and inferno, bought some obvious gear, but now not so sure how to increase AR without decreasing life and damage. I just tried weeping in MP1 and though I melted them so fast it was nearly instantaneous, I nearly died a few times as one hit does like 50% damage. So, seems like my damage versus EHP balance is really unbalanced. I was thinking Blackthorne's Jousting mail, but I cannot afford high AR pants. I was thinking Zuni Marrow, but I have so much Int, Vit, Life% and some AR on these crafted ones, it does not seem worth it just to gain 40 AR. Also, my CC is only 30% right now, seems like CM is pointless. I was also planning on going EB after getting to inferno, but again everything including elites just melts at MP0, so not really sure what to put in slot 4 (disintegrate now, was Familiar while leveling up). I bought a bonus to RoF SOJ, but after nearly dying in just MP1, I switched to disintegrate and MP0, and my damage is so high, I am mostly just using disintegrate right now, leaving SS mostly for elites (though I just now only finished progressing through SK). Compared to my SC Wiz (SNS) and my previous COB WD, it seems like there is quite a delay in getting life back from LS with this build. Any ideas or observations on this? Thanks for any feedback you guys can give.Djeayzonne0 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 Whats your Crazy High MP Spec other then.... Archon or CM? I tried Black Ice type spec, was fun, not sure if it would work past Mp7 though...would love to see what you all are using other then the two main ones...Phobia1 Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013 Can Sleet Storm Even Come Close to WD COB? Long time Archon wiz here that is currently rolling with a COB WD. I have crazy nice gear for a COB WD build which easily transfers over to a SS Wiz Build. I've tried SS out a few times, and while it is fun, its just soooo much slower then my WD. My general feeling is that it needs quite a bit of buff to come close to Witch Doctor. Agreed? Who's the best SS wiz here? And are there vids of them playing? I'd love to see. Thanks!James1v1220 Jun 23, 2013