Wizard Builds

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Is stacking fire damage with crit the best way to pump out high end dps? Seems like fire is the only viable option except for maybe arcane, frost/lighting seems of little use when it comes to raw damage.

Kinda a noob to this game so any help would be great, just got 70 a few days ago and started playing around solo in adventure mode.
Fire is only great if you have the firebird set man. Dont be fool there are great frost/lightining builds! Personally frost is my favorite. Just keep everything frozen at bay
Speaking of frost/lightning builds, here's mine. I call it the Winter Storm Wizard.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#UZYlTN!WVTX!abaaba

Note: Astral Presence can be replaced with Blur for more survivability. Item-wise, Fulminator and (if it's on the console) Light of Grace will definitely improve this build.
11/05/2014 11:32 AMPosted by MightyOwl
Is stacking fire damage with crit the best way to pump out high end dps?


Patch 2.1 on the spiffy new consoles is when firebird set is really good.

If you are on ps3 or 360, firebird set was not reworked and doesn't do nearly as well.

With 2.1, you can use even mediocre firebird set items as long as you have a full set, you can do T6 pretty easily with the right build and a decent weapon.
there are a lot of different builds, like people said here. fire is probably the more popular one to pick. theres builds for the different elements, or even builds around specific weapons, like the wand of woh. its really just up to what you like / what gear you can get a hold of right now. you could start with one build and use it until you find everything for another build.
Fire is very viable on the 360 without the new firebirds set. It destroys T6 so long as you gear correcty. Just be mindful of lightning.
11/05/2014 10:22 PMPosted by Trivian
Fire is very viable on the 360 without the new firebirds set. It destroys T6 so long as you gear correcty. Just be mindful of lightning.

^this

Fire Archon is a very viable build for T6 without Firebirds set, before and after 2.1. Perhaps it won't perform as well for higher greater rifts, but still very viable.
I've followed this build quite closely. I'm on PS4 with 2.1 PL 350ish

http://www.diablofans.com/builds/2005-comprehensive-firebirds-guide-40-greater-rifts?page=2

Currently, anything below GR34 is silly.

+40% Fire Damage/ +116% dmg to Elites/ +44% CC/ +450ish CHD/ 37% CDR

Right around 1300k DPS with buffs. Toughness could be a bit better but I'm working on it. Also, a good amulet with fire% would put me up to 60% fire but it's hard to get rid of my current ammy with the good CC/CHD rolls it has on it. My furnace is about as good as it gets with Fire ele dmg/10% dmg/ 50% dmg to elites. Rift guardians and Elites melt!

I find the play style can be a bit hectic though. I think for high GR's it just doesn't get much better.
Not to hijack this thread / post but can someone please help me with a Fire Build for my Wizard? I can sorta run T4 it takes a little bit. I have to look up my stats and gear but I have I think 5-6 pieces of the FireBird Set and the Flame Two-Handed Sword. Forgot the name. I am Paragon 312 and still struggling.

This is my Build - I tried to mirror it after something I saw on YouTube. My R2 (Disintegrate) is almost infinite.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#RkQNji!Zbed!acaYYb
Are you on 2.0 or 2.1?
11/06/2014 07:35 AMPosted by Phux0r
Are you on 2.0 or 2.1?


Me? PS4 - 2.1
From a fellow VW enthusiast: add me on PS4 and I should be able to help you with gear if you're looking to jump into T6 and higher GRifts.

PSN: Kevnl86
11/06/2014 08:02 AMPosted by Kevinl86
From a fellow VW enthusiast: add me on PS4 and I should be able to help you with gear if you're looking to jump into T6 and higher GRifts.

PSN: Kevnl86


Thank you! You can add me too - DavidT_5
http://www.diablofans.com/builds/1050-lvl-39-rank-1-solo-wizard-video-guide

This is the build I use. I substitute magic weapon for mirror image though. Can blaze through t6 easily, but I'm not as good on grifts with wiz.
You can glance through some of the wizard leaderboards and look at what builds they have as well.

Here are some for you guys if you want to check them out:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/rankings/era/1/rift-wizard

Lots of firebird sets but also some others here and there. I just play what's fun for my playstyle.

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