Act II Inferno

  • #1
    So! I've been lurking in this act for AGES now. I have killed Maghda with quite ease and getting to her is quite not a problem for me at all (Currently farming her). My problem is with EVERYTHING that comes right after her! There are LOADS of dungeons which are limited in space, making kitting quite impossible (All the caves and aquaducts) and more over, i just have no idea how to kill monsters which have "Fast" affix (Or Fire Chain + Teleport) and all the general problematic affixes to wizards like shields + jail + mortal and so on.

    My current stats are :

    Int - 1429
    HP - 27.5k
    Damage -23.5k
    Crit Chace - 11%
    Crit Damage - 50%
    APS - 2.43
    Dodge - 14.4%
    Damage Reduc. - 43%
    Almost all Resist. -35%
    LoH - 493
    Movement Speed - 11%

    And my skills are :

    http://eu.battle.net...OdlQ!fYX!ccYabY

    I am pretty good at kitting...But HELL! There are too many "Accursed" or other pesky fast mobs and a very small space to kite them.

    Please anyone give me an insight on what i am doing wrong, or what i need to improve gear wise/skill wise to have my life easier

    Thanks in advance
  • #2
    First things first, the fast ability is just something to get away from as quickly as possible. than die and after respawning move in the other way. You don't want to fight them. Same goes for the invulnerable minions and a couple of other nasty combo's like Vortex + plague/molten or like you said, chains + teleport. Just try to avoid em.

    I share your troubles in the aquaducts and caves, We need a nice area to kite and there you don't have that. I try to solve this issue as best I can, using Mirror images (5 of them) and Teleport (fracture) so they block the mobs and I get some time to do some dmg. Atm I use Electrocute (Forked Lightning) and Arcane Torrent (Arcane Mines) and building a crit build to make use of the Critical Mass passive. This will allow me to cast Mirror Image or Teleport more often and I can keep on blocking the champions in small hallways.

    So to conclude, try Mirror Image instead of Blizzard. I think that the slow you get from your arcane spells is enough to keep the enemies away from you if you use Mirror Images to block their path.
  • #3
    More dmg! Atleast 35k dps. Sacrifice some health and replace that with int, crit or IAS. I'm currently at lord of lies with just 15k health but 45k dps. About the build I would recommend to change bliz to crystal skin and way of force to venom hydra whice like the best skill in game for wiz. here is my build http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#iRXOSm!fYX!ZbaYZZ. Good luck.
  • #4
    Well first thing i think that channeling skills are not as effective as the rest because to make damage you have to stand, which makes you get more chance to get damage. About Diamond Skin...Ehhh...It absorbs only 1 hit >_> ... Useless =/ Teleport will be way more effective IMO

    Now, about Hydra...Why is Venom Hydra is so effective? =/ I used Arcane Hydra so far because of the AOE...What the Venom is beneficial for? Why everyone is always saying to get it? And what can i sacrifice to get it?

    Quote from yrrildur

    First things first, the fast ability is just something to get away from as quickly as possible. than die and after respawning move in the other way. You don't want to fight them. Same goes for the invulnerable minions and a couple of other nasty combo's like Vortex + plague/molten or like you said, chains + teleport. Just try to avoid em.

    I share your troubles in the aquaducts and caves, We need a nice area to kite and there you don't have that. I try to solve this issue as best I can, using Mirror images (5 of them) and Teleport (fracture) so they block the mobs and I get some time to do some dmg. Atm I use Electrocute (Forked Lightning) and Arcane Torrent (Arcane Mines) and building a crit build to make use of the Critical Mass passive. This will allow me to cast Mirror Image or Teleport more often and I can keep on blocking the champions in small hallways.

    So to conclude, try Mirror Image instead of Blizzard. I think that the slow you get from your arcane spells is enough to keep the enemies away from you if you use Mirror Images to block their path.



    Interesting idea about the mirror image...Will be trying that as a tactic for now, see how it works
  • #5
    Anyone else?
  • #6
    Quote from Lillejan

    More dmg! Atleast 35k dps. Sacrifice some health and replace that with int, crit or IAS. I'm currently at lord of lies with just 15k health but 45k dps. About the build I would recommend to change bliz to crystal skin and way of force to venom hydra whice like the best skill in game for wiz.


    15k hp? That would mean every single attack one shots you, even with force armor up (it is capped at blows dealing 135% of your HP). Also, you're running a build without any slows at all? How on earth do you survive anything?

    PS: Venom hydra is "arguably" bugged in the way that the poison it places down stacks.. up to ridiculous damage on targets that don't move much.

    PPS: Should you choose to run with mirror images and fracture teleport, don't forget to pick up the illusionist passive for some mad image spamming :D
  • #7
    Well i think i can sacrifice force push for fracture image

    I think i have decent gear regardless and i cannot really sacrifice HP for my damage because as said above, too low HP and you're one shotted.

    About Hydra, i think i'll pass it still because i can do way bigger damage output with useable skills like Orb and Magic Missle and the extra few ticks are just not worth it because i move A LOT and mobs never stay on those venom stacks, when the Arcane Hydra is just not doing enough damage to take it as a skill....

    Well i'll try that out ones i am home =/ but that means i'll have to sacrifice either Glass Cannon or Astral Presence for that which will reduce either my damage or maximum AP. I wonder if sacrificing Glavanizing Ward for the Illusionist is worth it
  • #8
    Quote from Limdul

    Quote from Lillejan

    More dmg! Atleast 35k dps. Sacrifice some health and replace that with int, crit or IAS. I'm currently at lord of lies with just 15k health but 45k dps. About the build I would recommend to change bliz to crystal skin and way of force to venom hydra whice like the best skill in game for wiz.


    15k hp? That would mean every single attack one shots you, even with force armor up (it is capped at blows dealing 135% of your HP). Also, you're running a build without any slows at all? How on earth do you survive anything?

    PS: Venom hydra is "arguably" bugged in the way that the poison it places down stacks.. up to ridiculous damage on targets that don't move much.


    @act 3 with 19k health. Yeah, i can be one-shotted but if you keep your distance from mobs you will melt everything with beam hydra venom.. distintegrete has been my fav skill from normal to inferno act 2 combined with chaos nexus which will AOE and enforce dmg in close combat. Thats what the crystal skin is for. I just need two sec and the mobs are dead. Of course i will have trouble with rare/elites/champs like anyone else. but anyhow venom hydra is by far the #1 skill to have. Without it i would not have killed inferno belial.
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