So you want to progress through the game lightning fast and blaze towards the mid game while picking up the PvP vanities along the way huh?
This thread is going too primarily be an early game progression guide for the very beginning of the game with your goal being to make a variation of this build as quickly as feasibly possible and I will be outlining how best to do this this is in no way meant to represent an endgame build in any way it is merely an incredibly quick to complete and affective intermediary build for the sake of getting you too a place where you may then be able to craft something more permanent
Step 0 pick wizard: you need to pick wizard because your first priority is finding a Zeus legendary which is a legendary sword with the reactor set affix, you want Zeus because you want too slowly edit this weapon into a decent one later on as well as the reactor set affix is by far the most powerful set affix early on
Step 0.5: Play on very easy difficulty until I tell you to do otherwise
How to allocate points at the very beginning: At the very start you need too immediately start putting your points from levelling up into power and only power (this is because of the way the damage formula works) and you need too put your heroic skills (accessed under the "hero" tab) into fortune until you reach fortune 20 trust me this will make your life drastically easier the entire game is a gear check and especially for the first little bit
Gear to pick up: You want to prioritize survivability and some basic MP on all gear except your weapon. You are looking out for these affixes on gear "HP+, HP on hit, and MP on hit. Now as for your weapon you want a sword because these have the orb special skill and you want too prioritize ones with the affixes weapon damage+ and weapon damage%
Legendaries to look out for: you want a Zeus (legendary sword) and a piece of plagued gear (excluding the wand and necklace) you should absolutely keep these if you find them no matter their level anything else equip it if it's good toss it if it isn't legends are not always better then basic gear early on
Crystals and Mythstones: PICK THESE UP seriously pick up every single one.
The crystals you are very happy to see are angelite, diamond, larimar, kyanite, sapphire, peridot, jasper, and zircon
The mythstones you are very happy to see are mentor, boon, endow, death, fortune, and elixer
Important notes before we go into some more mid early game stuff: The version of this build shown here uses MP and manashield as it's primary survivability this is not generally what you want you are usually going to go for the HP route I got a lucky eternal drop and built around it in the instance shown here just imagine all of the MP boosting affixes are HP boosting ones and that is what you want to be shooting for
Rudimentary crafting: So at the point you are able to start messing with this you are probably at level 50 or very close and you have already picked up a Zeus and thus Zeus is where we shall start. You want too copy what you see up there at the top. what is the most effective way to do this? Well first apply an endow mythstone then remove arc dodge and slow projectile with the crystal kyanite (you will only ever be using kyanites as your removal tool of choice quartz will ruin you) it is very important that you apply endow early on so make sure that you do, you then you want to apply and remove angelites until you get 3 epic affixes then begin applying sapphires to the 2 epic affixes that are not weapon damage% you want these to become weapon damage+ and orb when you have completed this process apply peridots too Zeus until it reaches level 100 where you may then use diamonds to get decent rolls
Reaching floor 200: Your next step is reaching floor 200 this is your priority because of a specific legend that you are going to want to get As you are making your way there you want too equip that piece of plagued gear I was talking about earlier making it level 100 with peridots and then apply calcite to your Zeus until it is poison element
Once you have actually reached the fabled floor 200: this is where the difficulty is about to turn up drastically. No no like literally set your difficulty to legend and farm until you kill a cartographer at floor 200 legend difficulty
Maps: ok so you've killed the cartographer and you have the map open it up and start clearing it. The cartographers at the end of each map will allow you too progress past floor 200 through maps. The reason you're on legend difficulty is because of the Frightening Choker legendary this is a fairly common drop that gives you +2 sets and drops above floor 200 on legend difficulty, once you get this legend you will need too apply jasper to it so that it can be equipped by your wizard and then apply calcite until it is poison element
Crafting your first mythic: This is the final step remove one of your pieces of gear with affixes you do not need or can get back through basic crafting and replace it with one with 4 mythstone slots and slot the mythstones mentor, boon, death, and fortune into it this should give you a discordance mythic that will boost your DPS output drastically
What you should have now that all is said and done: A modified Zeus legend, A plagued legend, A frightening choker, a handful of survivability boosting basic gears, and finally a discordance mythic
This is incredibly easy to build and should allow you to easily farm a majority of content for the crystals and legends required to make a proper farm build as well is a decent enough build to reach the bottom of eternal league and obtain the seasonal PvP vanities I hope this helps out those who are just starting!