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    Thumbs up Swerve's High DPS, Pure Int, Party Wizard Build

    TL; DR: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculato...SOX!fYX!cYbZYa

    Level 60 Wizard - Used this build to complete Hell. Currently on A2 Inferno.

    This build works great if you're in a party. Works well for soloing Hell

    *Note: Use Enchantress on Inferno, Templar on Normal-Hell*

    High DPS, Pure Int, Relatively Squishy


    Of course these numbers are clearly based on your gear. These were the numbers I was seeing!

    My Pure Int gear
    Just beginning act1 inferno: http://imgur.com/qqbKP [5/24/12]
    Just beginning act2 inferno: http://imgur.com/7aZWI [5/29/12]

    24% MF
    2h Staff (869.5dps)
    Life: 20.8k
    Crit Dmg: 45-49k with Arcane Orb[Tap the Source]

    Skill Overview:
    LEFT CLICK: Magic Missile {Seeker} OR Shock Pulse {Piercing Orb}
    note: Magic Missile does great single target DPS. Firing these missiles from a long range helps considering how squishy you are on occasions (blue/yellow monsters & bosses). You can use Piercing Orb as well here since it provides good single target dmg as well as AoE if your Arcane Power(mana) is relatively low or re-charging.

    RIGHT CLICK: Arcane Orb {Tap the Source}
    note: Love the damage on this, great if you're party includes a monk/barb to gather your enemies into a nice tight group to mow down.

    ONE: Hydra {Venom Hydra} OR Frost Nova {Cold Snap}
    note: Why Hydra? Why Venom Hydra? Because... IT KICKS ***! I found Hydra much more useful than other skills that increased your damage, like say: Familiar {Sparkflint}. Having the Hydra helps add to your current dps, can be easily casted no matter your mana pool, and can really help the party in providing a consistent dps to mobs. Strategically, it can be placed wherever you choose since kiting is essential if you're playing a Wizard (and you will be kiting on Hell/Inferno if you haven't already on Nightmare). Taking Venom Hydra is a must because it provides a nice stacking damage pool that hurts single targets as well as multiple targets, making your damage look nice and flashy .
    Frost Nova is only used if you feel you are not surviving as it makes for a great crowd-control.

    TWO: Magic Weapon {Force Magic}
    note: Increases your overall dps.

    THREE: Energy Armor {Force Armor}
    note: Helps provide defense, as well as sustainability.

    FOUR(a.k.a. the "OH SH*T, I'M ABOUT TO DIE" button): Diamond Skin {Crystal Shell} OR {Prism}
    note: If you don't like repairing or using potions, (don't know why you wouldn't) then Diamond Skin is a MUST. Take Prism if you feel you won't get hit during combat (i.e. if you're doing a boss fight and standing really far away)

    PASSIVE Skills:
    Galvanizing Wizard, Glass Cannon, Astral Presence
    note: Astral Presence provides a nice boost in Arcane Power. Galvanizing Wizard helps you stay alive, really useful if you turn diamond skin on (acts like a regen potion). Glass Cannon is common sense.


    (Please note: build is subject to change. Please be aware this was last updated on 5/29/2012.)

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    I welcome any opinion whether it be praise, criticism, questions, and of course bashing. Love it or hate it.

    Thanks for reading!

    Swerve
    Level 60 Wizzy.


    Last edited by Swerve; 29-05-2012 at 20:30.

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    Re: Swerve's High DPS, Pure Int, Party Wizard Build

    Updated! and with YouTube video to come later on!



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    Re: Swerve's High DPS, Pure Int, Party Wizard Build

    you can call Blizz and ask them to rollback your character, if you were hacked!




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    Re: Swerve's High DPS, Pure Int, Party Wizard Build

    I am using a very similar build to play through Hell (quickly came up with it when I got bored of my Blizzard support build and decided to actually hurt stuff a lot).

    Difference is that I'm using Arcane Hydra and the passive Temporal Flux (instead of Galv Ward) for mass slowdown effect.




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    Re: Swerve's High DPS, Pure Int, Party Wizard Build

    Noob question, but how did you assign the skills in that precise combo?

    I can't seem to figure out how to put both magic weapon AND energy armor on my bar.




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    Re: Swerve's High DPS, Pure Int, Party Wizard Build

    Quote Originally Posted by WraithCaller View Post
    Noob question, but how did you assign the skills in that precise combo?

    I can't seem to figure out how to put both magic weapon AND energy armor on my bar.
    options-->gameplay-->elective mode



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    Re: Swerve's High DPS, Pure Int, Party Wizard Build

    BTW I have replaced Hydra with Archon and I'm loving it in this pure arcane build.

    Most like other Diablo games the best defense sometimes is offense. Whenever I see a nasty boss pack I turn on Archon and melt them down fast.




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    Re: Swerve's High DPS, Pure Int, Party Wizard Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Hector View Post
    BTW I have replaced Hydra with Archon and I'm loving it in this pure arcane build.

    Most like other Diablo games the best defense sometimes is offense. Whenever I see a nasty boss pack I turn on Archon and melt them down fast.
    I find Archon more useful in parties, and not so much in solo play since it takes away your ability to kite efficiently.



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    Re: Swerve's High DPS, Pure Int, Party Wizard Build

    "Swerve's High DPS, Pure Int, Party Wizard Build"

    I've also been playing around with some builds that are out there. Venom Hydra is amazing. I really can't get enough of it. Does anyone have any suggestion to gear? +Int +Vitality ? I've been putting +vitality gems in so I don't die as fast, and been going back and forth from +attack speed etc. Any thoughts?



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    Re: Swerve's High DPS, Pure Int, Party Wizard Build

    My thoughts on gems:

    Weapon: If you have at least 10% crit chance (through items), I would soley suggest putting an Emerald in this socket. If you do not have the crit chance, I think the next best thing would be a Ruby.

    Helm: Unless you're MFing (magic finding) then there better be a Amethyst.

    Other: For Wizard's who are soloing you have two views.
    Kill or be killed: Stacking INT (Topaz) in all sockets will yield this result. I prefer this on pants/off-hand/chest.
    Only the strong survive: and that means stacking VIT (Amethyst) in all sockets. Not normally used in my build since I already have Glass Cannon on. I never use Amethyst gems for "Other" sockets.

    TL;DR: I would much rather sacrifice high dps for health.

    on attackspeed (IAS)


    EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. If I could dream for the best items to solo inferno, I would want items with IAS. I would want 50-100% IAS on my wizard through items + weapon. I think IAS > damage/int.



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