wizards under 1B

Wizard
just curious on what the best items you could get and use for your wizard under a billion
you could list your self found items also which you got lucky.

mine's
SC: 32M
Tal rasha's amulet:380M
Vile ward:60M
Lacuni Prowles:40M
Witching Hour:70M
Zuni Marrow:20M
Skull grasp:40M
Pants:15M
Zuni pox: Sf
Zuni boots:100M
Wand:60M
the Oculus:200M
Gloves:crafted
SC: 50k (yeah srsly that's 50k)
amulet: crafted (40th try)
shoulders: crafted (5~10th try)
bracers:crafted (3rd try)
Gloves:crafted
Witching Hour:50M
tyrael's: 27.7M
rare ring : 105k ( http://oi41.tinypic.com/345zfxu.jpg)
Pants:55M
Zuni pox: 65m
Zuni boots:220M
trium 10apoc:35 mil (http://oi41.tinypic.com/345zfxu.jpg)
SC: 1M (I also have a 6% CC Storm Crow I got for a 1M buyout 1:12h posted)
Amulet: Crafted ~80 tries
Vile Ward: 1-2M
Bracers: Crafted ~30 tries
Gloves: Crafted ~10 tries
Witching Hour: 2-3M
Tal Rasha's Relentless Pursuit: 1M
Natalya's Refelection: 2.4M
Hellfire: ~50 tries
Inna's Temperance: 600k
Natalaya's Bloody Footprints: 1-2M
Chantodo Will: 4M
Chantodo's Force: 1-2M

Most my stuff have been on bid snipes or fresh posted buyouts. My biggest purchase for my own character is probably the ruby in my helm xD.
SC: 1M (I also have a 6% CC Storm Crow I got for a 1M buyout 1:12h posted)
Amulet: Crafted ~80 tries
Vile Ward: 1-2M
Bracers: Crafted ~30 tries
Gloves: Crafted ~10 tries
Witching Hour: 2-3M
Tal Rasha's Relentless Pursuit: 1M
Natalya's Refelection: 2.4M
Hellfire: ~50 tries
Inna's Temperance: 600k
Natalaya's Bloody Footprints: 1-2M
Chantodo Will: 4M
Chantodo's Force: 1-2M

Most my stuff have been on bid snipes or fresh posted buyouts. My biggest purchase for my own character is probably the ruby in my helm xD.

Wow, that's actually pretty damn impressive for what you paid. You must've had a lot of patience.

My wiz is no longer under 1B (It was about 2 weeks ago), right now I think I'm sitting at 1.1B not counting gems. I probably could've done better then what I spent, but I probably wasn't as patient as I should've been on some of my parts.

If you subtract stuff that I have flipped to upgrade my wiz, then it's probably more like 7-800M total cost of gold.
I recently went through half a year of auction house history to figure out how much my gear cost. Prices include gems, and I had to guess my crafts:

Andariel's Visage + Radiant Amethyst: 29.5m
Vile Ward: 25m
Zunimassa's Marrow + 3 Radiant Topaz: 49.5m
Ancient Defiance Amulet: 68m
Attack Wraps Gloves: 6.5m
The Witching Hour: 14.5m
Denial Conclave Bracers: 13m
Brave Band Ring: 25m
Inna's Temperance + 2 Radiant Topaz: 97m
Glamour Denial Ring + Radiant Topaz: 32.5m
Barren Desire Wand + Marquise Ruby: 128.5m
Zunimassa's Trail: 30m
Triumvirate: 45m

TOTAL: 583.5m

443k self-buffed paper DPS, 508k with CB, and 557k self-buffed EHP in Archon mode.

I found the Zuni's Marrow, and since everyone gets lucky once in a while, I counted that as free. I guess I'd cost me 150m if I had to buy an equivalent one.
I lucked out a bit finding my 6cc stormcrow and socketed ring. Would probably still be wearing a 4.5 and a mediocre hellfire without em.

SC - Found
Tal Rasha chest - 80m
WH - 100m
Final Link - 80m
Aurora Chasm - Found
Armor lacuni - 220m
Will - 200m
Force - 50m
BT pants - 80m
Ice Climbers - 40m
Shoulders - Crafted within 250 rolls
Amulet - Crafted within 50 rolls
Gloves - 2500ish rolls lawl. Still probably the easiest to out roll, got at least 15 comparable pairs.

860m before gems and crafting costs, prob 1.1b or so after so I'm probably just over the mark. Most purchases were quite a few months ago, might be able to do better now, not sure haven't watched wiz items for awhile.

Still i see a lot of people spending 3 - 5b or more for a comparable set so I think I did pretty decent. 269k before scoundrel, mitigation is a little lower than I'd like it to be but if you're on a tight budget your choices on where to get all res are pretty limited.

SNS on the cheap: 2.51 is all you need, .gives you tons of flexibility in gear choices. Zuni and Nats two piece can never compete with ICs and rare ring for the price. Pretty sure I'd need to spend at least 2b to swap to nats or zuni 2 piece without it being a sidegrade. Also there's no difference in damage output between a .21 chanto and a .25 chanto that has 50ish more dps, but the gold difference is over a billion from what I've seen. Get yourself the slowest highest average damage one that you can and still hit 2.51 with. 200m for a 700 average damage Will, when the best in the world .25 is like 725 average damage is a pretty good deal.
My Slightly Older Meteor Setup (181k DPS, 375k EHP, 88.3% Mitigation, 2.54APS, 53.5%cc, 1600LoH, 30APoC, 5 Meteor Reduction):
Vile Ward: 12mil
Storm Crow: 5mil
Amulet (Loathing Locket): 250mil
Gloves (Haste Traps): Crafted
Chest (Blackthorne's Surcoat): 22mil
Bracers (Lacuni Prowlers): 25mil
Belt (Witching Hour): 19mil
Left Ring (Unity): 25mil
Right Ring (Nat's Reflection): 25mil
Pants (Blackthorne's Jousting Mail): Won in Forum Contest
Weapon (Chant's Will): 125mil
Source (Chant's Force): 200mil
Boots (Nat's Bloody Footprints): 2.5mil
---Total: 710.5 Million ---

My newer setup is a bit more expensive, since I recently replaced the rings. I bought a 5%cc/3 Meteor Reduction Skull Grasp for 300mil and a 4.5%cc Nat's Ring at 38mil. This setup is just shy of 1 billion and costed 998.5Million or so. So it's probably best to describe it as a 1 billion gold setup. The stats for that setup are: 170k DPS, 393k EHP, 89% Mitigation, 2.54APS, 59%cc, 1000LoH, 30APoC, 8 Meteor Reduction. So the newer setup is a bit lower DPS and LoH, but has a smoother Meteor spamming experience (ie more cc and meteor reduciton).

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