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What will be your first wizard build??

Discussion in 'Wizard' started by Qwink, Oct 16, 2009. | Replies: 107 | Views: 12800

  1. Qwink

    Qwink IncGamers Member

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    What will be your first wizard build??

    First Im gonna build a diablo 2 wizard, female of course. Picking up as much "old" skills like blizzard and hydra as possible. Im very curious to how the gameplay changed from D2 when using the same sort of skills.
    My second wizard (yes I will make 2 despite of respeccing!) will be a male with the best damage dealling skills wich I can abuse for mf ;)
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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    As powerful Electrocute as possible with maybe Disintegrate as a packup With all the utility spells. Slow time, Wave of Force and Teleport of course.
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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    I will go first with an Arcane Wizard, pretty typical and focused on the Arcane tree actives and passives.

    It will be something like this

    Arcane Wizard

    Actives
    1-Magic Missile
    Active Skill
    Rank:: 1/5
    Description:: Fire 1 missile(s) of energy at your enemies causing 3-5 arcane damage to them.
    Mana Cost:: 5

    2-Arcane Orb
    Active Skill
    Rank:: 1/5
    Description:: An orb of pure energy deals 11-16 on contact and an additional 1-2 arcane damage to all enemies in the blast area.

    3-Disintegrate
    Active Skill
    Rank:: 0/5
    Description:: Emanate a beam of pure energy dealing 12 arcane damage per second. Damage is modified to 80% each time the beam passes through a target.
    Mana Cost:: 12 mana per second

    4-Slow Time
    Active Skill
    Rank:: 0/5
    Description:: Warp space and time, slowing nearby monsters and projectiles.
    Cool down: 20 seconds.
    Enemy cool down increase: 1 seconds.
    Mana Cost:: 20

    5-Arcane Torrent
    Active Skill
    Rank:: 0/5
    Description:: Meteorites pelt the targeted region dealing 10 to 20 damage per second.
    Mana Cost:: 12 mana per second.


    6-Energy Shield
    Active Skill
    Rank:: 1/5
    Description:: A protective barrier absorbs incoming damage using mana. Every point of damage costs 2 mana.
    Mana Cost:: 5
    Damage absorbed: 75
    Duration:120 seconds
    Prerequisite of: Arcane Weakness

    Passives
    Expanded Mind
    Passive Skill
    Rank:: 1/5
    Description:: Expands the Wizard’s knowledge increasing the Wizard’s mana by 12%.

    Arcane Weakness
    Passive Skill
    Rank:: 0/5
    Requires: 1 point(s) in Energy Shield
    Description:: Enemies damaged by your arcane spells are affected with Arcane Weakness, increasing damage taken by 20% for 5 seconds.

    Stability Control
    Passive Skill
    Rank:: 1/5
    Description:: Health globes restore 10% mana when picked up.

    --------------------------------------------------

    Later on i will make a second Wizard focused on being melee (mostly using buffs from Conjuring tree along with some utility skills from the Arcane for quick escaping and crowd control.

    And i'd also like to try making a third Wiz to try out making a different approach for magic/melee hybrid (a.k.a Warlock) which is focused a little more on magic than the typical Melee wiz (which IMO needs more focus on direct damage and getting exceptional melee gear)
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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    Don't we get 7 active skills?
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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    Yeah, but it doesn't mean every build must have 7 skills, some will choose to focus (deeply invest or max out) on 5 or 6 rather than investing in 7 active skills, and some might actually need all the 7 skills and have one or two extra skills they switch to manually in in special situations (manually pick up from the skill tab and put into the skill bar).

    It's all about the build you are going for ... and also how much deep investing can one do in skills (hopefully it will be up to 15 points), but that's another topic. :coffee:


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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    Bad as Male Battlemage name Ares.
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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    Hydra wizard. In D2 I was disappointed that hydra sucked because I like that play style of passive killing that hydras allows.
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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    Female, storm build. Booooom. :)
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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    Well, I really want to try a magic missile based build. So arcane, with a focus on magic missiles.
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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    arcane wizard, hundo
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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    Storm build for the win. That is definitely what I'll be making. Blizzard is going to be my main attack spell.
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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    Meele dude with Spectral Blades and buffs...
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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    Wizard female with all skill tree build.Based on levels.get all magics..not concetrate on one
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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    I kinda like the more elemental magic, but ut depends on what make the game and what doesnt.
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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    Melee wizard, though if Magic Missile puts debuffs on monsters, I'll be going with the warlock style of gunnin' before run in.
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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    hard for me to say what my first build for any character will be. i have not really looked into the skills for anyone that much and dont plan to until after this years blizzcon. i didnt want to learn all these skills only to have them change on me lol
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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    I have been pouring over the skills lately and I cannot fathom making a Wizard build without Slot Time and Mirror Image. I'm sure this will change when I actually get to play the vaporware(?), but as it stands these seem to be two "necessary" skills for my kind of playstyle.

    Slow Time in particular would be fantastic for a melee mage.
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    Re: What will be your first wizard build??

    Hm, Teleport, Slow Time, Mirror Image. Actually a very DnDish way to melee as a Wizard, don't get hit in the first place sort of deal.
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    Wizard Skill And Trait Build Discussion

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