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Class Discussion: Wizard

Post#1 » 14 Jun 2012, 00:47

So this must be the only class there isn't a discussion on. Let us discuss, I know Secro and I are both wizards, irl and in game.

So what are you guys using? I just beat Diablo on normal using

Electrocute (Chain Lightning)
Arcane Orb (Obliteration)
Frost Nova (Cold Snap)
Hydra (Arcane Hydra)
Familiar
Mirror Image

And for passives

Glass Cannon
Illusionist
Prodigy

So many options though, I'm actually lost for the best combination. Suppose it depends on situation? Anyway, discuss away!
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Re: Class Discussion: Wizard

Post#2 » 14 Jun 2012, 09:54

Here is what I am using.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/w ... afT!bYYbZY

I use blizzard for control and then shock pulse (with piercing orb) for damage.

Hydra does the most damage on hard things though while I just kite around and drop a blizzard every now and then.

Seems to work pretty well for me so far :S I want to use Arcane Orb with Celestial Orb but I'd probably have to ditch blizzard.
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Re: Class Discussion: Wizard

Post#3 » 03 Jul 2012, 11:11

Just switched from blizz/hydra build to a melee build

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/w ... Tag!bZYaYc

Pretty fun play style, requires decent crit and LoH, but once you get the gear, can have almost 100% uptime on Diamond Skin and Nova
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Re: Class Discussion: Wizard

Post#4 » 03 Jul 2012, 12:02

About halfway through 1st act nightmare on my wiz (level 36), using this at the moment and finding it nicely effective:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#UiRXlS!YXc!ZZZbaZ

For those too lazy to click:

Electrocute (Forked Lightning)
Disintegrate (Chaos Nexus)
Hydra (Lightning Hydra)
Diamond Skin (Mirror Skin)
Blizzard (Grasping Chill)
Magic Weapon (Force Weapon) (Only recently changed this from Ice Armour (Crystallize))

Tried a few combos and this seems to work best for my play style at the moment, looking forward to harder difficulties as I still seem to be breezing through content.
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Re: Class Discussion: Wizard

Post#5 » 05 Jul 2012, 22:52

If you have access to poison hydra, switch to it, best dps spell a wizard has
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Re: Class Discussion: Wizard

Post#6 » 09 Jul 2012, 08:45

Yeah I do now, it works a charm.
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