D3: Wizard Builds

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Wizards utilize the elements to attack their foes. They use manipulate the area around them to burn, disintegrate, and freeze their foes.

As I thoroughly enjoy my Wizard, I’m trying to push the envelope of what builds I can play with to refresh my experience.

Expect more builds to be added over time. There are so many different ways to play!
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Stats

  • Intelligence
  • Vitality
  • Element Type % Damage increase
    • Wizard builds tend to be around a type of element. Focus on that one specifically with your builds. Sheet DPS doesn’t mean much if you’re doing 50% increased damage to all of your abilities right?
  • Critical Chance
  • Critical Damage
  • Attack Speed
    • Attack speed generates more Arcane Power. More Arcane power means more output! Wizards scale well with increased attack speed.

     

    Build A. “Mr.Frost” – “Feel the chill! 

    Passives:    
    Element Damage Type: Cold

    The build focuses on slowing your enemy, and using Cold based damage shatter them for their awesome loot. This happens to be one my favorite builds as it really pays homage to the D2 Wizard, specifically with the addition of the Frozen Orb rune.

    If survival is not an issue and you want more damage output, Audacity gives you a 15% damage boost to enemies within 15 yards.

    To use this build effectively, getting 5 stacks of Arcane Dynamo to boost your abilities by 65% damage.

    Arcane Dynamo buff stacks with the Hydra, Blizzard, and Frozen Orb.

     

    Build B. The “Electro” Build – “Want to see how powerful I am? “

    Passives:    
    Element Damage Type: Lightning

    Now this is such a fun build, I had to do a video on it. Paralysis procs with more abilities using Lightning as the element damage, making elites and bosses stunned 80% time.

    Position your hydra in path of the mobs, make sure you have 5 stacks of Arcane Dynamo and rain Meteors down on them!

    Pre “Reaper of Souls” and mediocre gear, I was getting upwards of 2-3 million crits per meteor. I can expect to see double this amount once we hit 70.

     

    Build C. Archon-ite “Fear the beam!

    Passives:    
    Element Damage Type: Arcane

    “Archon-ite” is an Archon builds that gives you everything to increase your DPS.

    Frozen Orb makes for a suitable ability Arcane Power dump while you’re waiting for Archon to come off cool-down.

    With this build, you’re not only getting 20% magic weapon damage increase, but also 5% Crit Chance and 10% flat increase damage as well. This makes sure your Archon has the most output it can possibly have.

    You can increase mobility with Archon using the Teleport rune if damage increase isn’t an issue.

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