WoW + Firebird?

  • #1
    Anyone tried this out in the new PTR?

    Explosive Blast got a huge buff, and now Firebird's is also buffed. Wondering how this might fair.
  • #2
    IT's what I've been running thus far with molten meteor. Working out pretty well. T6 is a breeze but that's not the bench mark anymore. Tried to get into the higher tiered rifts but the server keeps freezing/lagging for me in addition to really long queue times.
    Last edited by RasAlgethi24: 7/9/2014 9:57:06 PM
  • #3
    Same here, seems they decided to make wow/firebirds synergy and so far it is decent. That said, I have not tested it on anything above GR1 cause I keep crashing
  • #4
    its decent, but u melt u close range. rather use some meteor build with firebird.
  • #5
    The old Firebird bonuses will change to new or i need to drop a new ones? Im also curious how to reach 50%+ CDR wihout having captain's set (reroll amulet or ring to have 8% cdr is a huge waste of dps). Also having the firebirds dont allow us to wear aughilds that is huge boost to toughness and damage to elite packs. Any suggestions?
  • #6
    Quote from Nexuu
    The old Firebird bonuses will change to new or i need to drop a new ones? Im also curious how to reach 50%+ CDR wihout having captain's set (reroll amulet or ring to have 8% cdr is a huge waste of dps). Also having the firebirds dont allow us to wear aughilds that is huge boost to toughness and damage to elite packs. Any suggestions?

    They will change to new, you won't be needing to farm them again. I just played PTR today and I could run firebirds, cpt crimsons and aughilds set. I have about 55% cdr total.

    Dropped MM for meteor - Molten Impact

    Firebirds (Source, helm, chest, boots, gloves) Aughilds (shoulders, bracers), Captain Crimsons (Legs, belt). Did this because firebirds shoulders are awfully rolled, Don't know if it would work in greater rifts really, haven't tried it yet due to all disconnects from PTR I've been getting.
  • #7
    Quote from Snowchief
    They will change to new, you won't be needing to farm them again.

    Oh man, i salvaged whole set after the first patchnotes from Blizz. Now i regret.
  • #8
    Quote from Nexuu

    Quote from Snowchief

    They will change to new, you won't be needing to farm them again.

    Oh man, i salvaged whole set after the first patchnotes from Blizz. Now i regret.

    that's... uhm... the opposite of smart.
  • #9
    Quote from Snowchief
    Dropped MM for meteor - Molten Impact

    Firebirds (Source, helm, chest, boots, gloves) Aughilds (shoulders, bracers), Captain Crimsons (Legs, belt). Did this because firebirds shoulders are awfully rolled, Don't know if it would work in greater rifts really, haven't tried it yet due to all disconnects from PTR I've been getting.

    I'm not quite sure I'm ready to drop MM, I'll have to try, but I plan on trying this first :
    - Firebird : helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, boots
    - Crimson's : legs, belt
    - Strongarm bracers
    - Mirrorball

    Only downside is the lower survivability because no Aughild's.
  • #10
    On ptr I'm running:

    Firebird: helm, boots, gloves, chest, pants

    Aughild bracers and shoulders

    MM in offhand, TF in mainhand (will probably replace it with Sankis because I have sickly rolled one in my stash just waiting to socket it)

    As of skills MM+BH blazar+Mammoth Hydra and buff trifecta (force wep, prism armor and sparkflint)

    Melting T6, highest greater rift I got was 28, didn't have any trouble completing it but I got DC so no idea how far I could go with this setup.

    Also I've tried some legendary gems, especially the one that increases Signature damage by 50% (rolled socket in my amu instead of %Fire Damage) and I've felt like I'm doing less damage than before - does %fire affect power of burning effect?
  • #11
    Quote from Jar

    Also I've tried some legendary gems, especially the one that increases Signature damage by 50% (rolled socket in my amu instead of %Fire Damage) and I've felt like I'm doing less damage than before - does %fire affect power of burning effect?

    Gems dont work, i heard about crashes when blizz enabled them, so at this moment gems are just pixel icon =/
    Last edited by Nexuu: 7/10/2014 2:34:57 PM
  • #12
    Quote from Jar

    On ptr I'm running:

    Firebird: helm, boots, gloves, chest, pants

    Aughild bracers and shoulders

    MM in offhand, TF in mainhand (will probably replace it with Sankis because I have sickly rolled one in my stash just waiting to socket it)

    As of skills MM+BH blazar+Mammoth Hydra and buff trifecta (force wep, prism armor and sparkflint)

    Melting T6, highest greater rift I got was 28, didn't have any trouble completing it but I got DC so no idea how far I could go with this setup.

    Also I've tried some legendary gems, especially the one that increases Signature damage by 50% (rolled socket in my amu instead of %Fire Damage) and I've felt like I'm doing less damage than before - does %fire affect power of burning effect?

    With the latest changes the 50% gem only works on generators not on signature spells (like DD)
    Last edited by Advanced: 7/10/2014 2:35:10 PM
  • #13
    Quote from Nexuu

    Quote from Snowchief

    They will change to new, you won't be needing to farm them again.

    Oh man, i salvaged whole set after the first patchnotes from Blizz. Now i regret.

    lol, so much regret
  • #14
    Quote from Advanced

    Quote from Jar

    On ptr I'm running:

    Firebird: helm, boots, gloves, chest, pants

    Aughild bracers and shoulders

    MM in offhand, TF in mainhand (will probably replace it with Sankis because I have sickly rolled one in my stash just waiting to socket it)

    As of skills MM+BH blazar+Mammoth Hydra and buff trifecta (force wep, prism armor and sparkflint)

    Melting T6, highest greater rift I got was 28, didn't have any trouble completing it but I got DC so no idea how far I could go with this setup.

    Also I've tried some legendary gems, especially the one that increases Signature damage by 50% (rolled socket in my amu instead of %Fire Damage) and I've felt like I'm doing less damage than before - does %fire affect power of burning effect?

    With the latest changes the 50% gem only works on generators not on signature spells (like DD)

    It's awesome that they keep adding these items that make me think "this would be awesome for my build", then promptly forbid our class from using them.
  • #15
    So another useless drop for wizz, yay.
  • #16
    Quote from Jar
    So another useless drop for wizz, yay.

    WD are also affected because there spells are also signature spells :D
  • #17

    I'd say the new bonus is a bit overpowered. Somehow. Wizz can't do so much damage as other classes, like WD or Crus, but with this bonus set alone, it's damn ez-ride.

    I myself have a crappy gear that let me kill stuff on T5 but on T6 I die a lot.
    (this is my char - http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/BuRY-2576/hero/1541552 )

    I have have the set in chest, so i copied my char to PTR i got the set (Firebird +auhguild set bonuses)

    I made this build: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#VPkjSO!ZdRe!ZcZaZY

    I went to see Malthael on T6.

    The fight took me like.. 2-5mins. (a little runing around spaming tornados and molten while he was not moving to get 100% hit) At the end due to the slack on my side I died at 25% of boss. But the dot kept ticking for 45mln each 1-3s. In the end i was on the ground dead and the boss just died aswell few seconds late..

    The sad thing is this buff takes 5pieces to get the bonus. If this was 4 pieces Bonus, not like now 6... well, we could actually be able to get some good gear..

    I'm pretty sure some neat wizz will make viable build for the set soon with dmg+surv ; >

    Last edited by BuRYGNome: 7/11/2014 1:37:15 AM
  • #18
    i don't think it's overpowered. other classes still do more damage, so how can this be overpowered?! it's still not an interesting 6pc bonus, but at least it does damage now, as opposed to before.
  • #19
    Quote from Advanced

    Quote from Jar

    On ptr I'm running:

    Firebird: helm, boots, gloves, chest, pants

    Aughild bracers and shoulders

    MM in offhand, TF in mainhand (will probably replace it with Sankis because I have sickly rolled one in my stash just waiting to socket it)

    As of skills MM+BH blazar+Mammoth Hydra and buff trifecta (force wep, prism armor and sparkflint)

    Melting T6, highest greater rift I got was 28, didn't have any trouble completing it but I got DC so no idea how far I could go with this setup.

    Also I've tried some legendary gems, especially the one that increases Signature damage by 50% (rolled socket in my amu instead of %Fire Damage) and I've felt like I'm doing less damage than before - does %fire affect power of burning effect?

    With the latest changes the 50% gem only works on generators not on signature spells (like DD)

    Source? cause leg gems were disabled so no one can really test them atm. i really doubt they would do that...
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  • #20
    Quote from Jar
    So another useless drop for wizz, yay.

    It's not useless, are you just full of negativity? Look at the PTR leader boards, someone of the top people are running Wow.
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