patch 2.1 is coming out, why build now? Right? Well I kinda got bored of waiting.
I saved almost 2 stash of eternals and fair amount of crystals and by the time
2.1 is out im sure i’ll have enough resources again ^^
This guide is for:
-players who wants to know basic wizard info
-players who haven’t played wizard but would like to try one
-players who needs another char for 2v2 PVP
-players who doesnt want to spend many resources in trial and error
-players who wants a wizard hireling while your main farms
We already know how powerful poison is. Thanks to cronoc, ocenyx and others.
You’ve probably heard of read the aftermath guide of Cuzegspiked
WEAPON CHOICE AND SKILLS
Anything that has great affix. I personally picked gauntlet because of 100% poison damage.
You can also use wand or staff that has 100% weapon or elem damage
Manashield is a must for this build. This is your core. Wizard benefits from all mana related affix
and manashield is a perfect synergy.
use Amber to change the special skill to Shatter on your off hand weapon.
i’ll explain later on why we are using shatter.
Our Set affixes will revolve around Mana, Mana Regen, Total Mana
(Permafrost from pet)
DRUIDIC - This is our damage multiplier. Using my build let’s do some math.
Poison DoT DMG x [30,000 + 15,000]/ 4000
Poison DoT DMG will be 11.25 times. That’s right 11.25 times stronger.
poison damage multiplier. that’s it. we wont benefit from HP and armor
This is our spamming skill. Taunt and fear is our defense against mobs
Most importantly, reason why we are using Meteor and Shatter
at level 20 Shatter has 52.5% stun chance. PERMA STUN THE MOBS!
increases damage and HP and Mana Regen that we will need for Druidic
more mana is <3. great for our mana shield and it increases our mana regen
Wizard talents gives some boost in stats based on your resistance and that +Mana is <3
you gotta have this. 38% of damage converted to Mana is ridiculous. Pair it with mana shield and treat it as damage reduction from mobs.
At this point I probably dont make sense yet. Be patient, continue reading as I explain the rest.
BOMBARD OR COSMIC ORB
-why did i choose this one? I dont know I just love to see meteors falling from the sky
-cosmic orb is a good choice as well. it’s a matter of preference because either
will fit this build
-this serves as our elemental crit (toxic)
-more damage for crit because we are going to pick deadly strike and other chest mythic wont fit.
-EYES HERE. So, basically we build around Mana regen which is 30,000 and 15,000 HP regen
and we have 38% mana absorb from Permafrost. We get 9.5% of damage converted to HP because of harmony. Oh I forgot we have Mana Shield! What does that tell you? Read below
-it’s no secret a lot of people are using this with harmony but not to this extent. You can tank those mobs. You are tankier than someone with 1 Million HP. Dont let the numbers fool you Why? because of harmony, hp + mana regen and Mana shield and stealth proc.
When you are about to die or have low HP and no mana. If your taunt/ fear/ stealth activates you have 30,000 mana regen over 5 seconds and 22,500 HP over 5 seconds again!
this can turn around the outcome of the fight, prevents very high damage opponent and mobs from 1 shotting you. No more skyfall or Tnt Props
hp regen , mana regen, crit chance, crit damage, deadly strike
- you only need 1 mana regen affix to fill the 30,000 cap
-you can get 2 HP regen to max the 30,000 cap
Get dodge it really helps against pack of boss mobs
Get Ignore Resist for PVE
total MP, All resist, MP on hit
attack speed, CD reduction, hp on hit, total HP, Block
LEGEND AND OTHER AFFIXES
More spells = More Damage
Unlike Rouge who can put all damage in 1 arrow as a wizard we will have lower damage output per attack but more damage source and damage overtime. So, Dont be jealous if you see someone with 1M DPS. Even with 200k DPS you can still have 6 Billion damage from a single spell
Blight - for poison damage multiplier
Twister proc- to disable mobs and more damage source
Storm proc - more damage source
Stealth proc - being invulnerable for 2 sec will give you time to fill your HP and Mana again
Earthshatter proc - more damage source = more damage ^^
Immune affixes - good for PVP
OTHER AFFIXES AND OPTIONS
+5000 Poison damage
+5 to skills
I’ve mentioned earlier that Resistance can be useful especially in talent tree
FOCUS - for more damage or BARRIER for more damage reduction
AMPLIFY - for damage or INFUSION for damage reduction
ASTRAL - more damage based on all resist
RECALL - minions is a great diversion/ decoy
I just want to show a vid of how it looks like. I used it as a hireling because I cant keep up pressing the button that fast. This wizard is war monger it wont even follow me = ( M3 507 Map, you will see in the vid that the highest damage recorded here was 2Billion (i guess) and the lowest is still around a few Million without having enough point in other skills.
With wizard talent Fester it increases element effect duration by 50%. That means our poison DoT will last 12 seconds. So, every damage you see multiply that by 12 or times 4 if poison cloud. That should be your total damage output for the entire duration of DoT. Too bad the mobs dont have enough HP so we can see the total number of ticks
For example we saw 2Billion damage in this run. which i think is from poison cloud. So, total damage after dot duration would be 8 Billion.
ill climb to around floor 800 and let you know how it goes ^^
There you have it folks. That’s how you play wizard with poison. Utilizing Druidic for damage and snyergizing HP, Mana regen for mana shield. I do not suggest using it in pvp 1v1 as it has obvious weaknesses but can be your 2nd character in 2v2 PVP.
Don’t forget my intention is to give you ideas on how you can build your own so you are not crawling in the dark and you dont have to waste resources or quit playing if it fails. Cheers!