Livestreaming Wizard Public PTR Dueling

  • #1
    I'm going to be trying out some builds I believe will be great for dueling. I think this will benefit anyone looking to use a wizard or counter them. Also you'll get to see how everyone does in each class.

    www.twitch.tv/jaetch

    Also, if mods think this belongs in the wizard forum more, feel free to move it.
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  • #2
    As you'll also be demonstrating other classes I'll move it to PvP Discussion.

    A personal favor if you may. Could you try and find some heavy EHP duels? I'm curious how they go.

    Ha. Bagstone.

  • #3
    Quote from overneathe

    As you'll also be demonstrating other classes I'll move it to PvP Discussion.

    A personal favor if you may. Could you try and find some heavy EHP duels? I'm curious how they go.


    I met my match against a 2 million unbuffed EHP, 325K unbuffed DPS demon hunter. I had my share of moments, but he had the upper hand most of the time.

    Other than that, it's just monks being annoying with Wave of Light, but I cheesed often with Storm Armor. Hopefully I can pull a few clips out of the stream sometime in the coming days (or just go check it out in the video as is).
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  • #4
    I did watch a good part of the stream, and even though I admit I'm not a PvPer I found it quite enjoyable. I think the cooler matches might present themselves from characters with good EHP and average damage.

    Ha. Bagstone.

  • #5

    Threw this together. I, uh, was a little over-geared, but the concept was there...
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  • #6
    Were you able to handle DHs with high smokescreen uptime? If so, how? I can't figure out how to deal with them.
  • #7
    Quote from Morphos

    Were you able to handle DHs with high smokescreen uptime? If so, how? I can't figure out how to deal with them.


    I didn't really have issues with any DHs except for one:

    http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/revrac-1267/Revrac/3316454

    I had the wonderful luck of bumping into him in a pub game. Based on his stats, he has the highest 1v1 PvP score in the entire world based on DiabloProgress. I held my own against him for a while, but he basically outlasted me skmply because of his massive HP pool, mitigation and dodge chance.

    I simply spam and rotate Slow Time, Teleport and Mirror Image while relying on timely Missle hits and Storm Armor procs.
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  • #8
    Awesome, here's a couple +1s :D
  • #9
    Hi there,

    What about maxing life rep and using +%damage to elites

    or -% damage from elites?

    Sry for bad English and thx for replay :)
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    Wizard of The Coast EU Clan
  • #10
    dude let's duel for a once
  • #11
    I think Jaetch is from the US servers, so he can't duel you Hasan.

    And even if he could, I think he would stomp your WD. No offense intended, he just seems to be a lot more powerful.
  • #12
    Quote from Zero(pS)
    And even if he could, I think he would stomp your WD. No offense intended, he just seems to be a lot more powerful.


    Nope. WDs are notoriously overpowered right now for PvP... as in... relatively broken. Let's just say I've been wrecked by any WD with 150K DPS using Haunt and Spirit Barrage, not to mention Spirit Walk and Hex. 1.1 million EHP goes down in less than 4 seconds. I've seen it, I've put my wizard gear on my paragon 0 WD and proceeded to wreck face as well. Mirror Image to break Haunt? Nope, since Haunt can jump from one target to another. DoT doesn't trigger Illusionist either, so the win goes to WDs there.

    Sure, I can get lucky with a Storm Armor proc and perhaps one-shot any WD under 500K EHP, but the radius is small and it can be dodged. Oh yeah, Haunt has massive range and can shoot through/over walls.

    Until they can implement some sort of "PvP-only" mechanics for the abilities, I'm not sure there's legitimacy for duels other than a vehicle for killing time.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svWVQnSbO_s

    WD at the end is a clear example. I went 2-4 against him despite him running about 200K DPS and meh EHP. I killed him twice (once by a lucky Storm Armor proc), which were the only two times he died the entire round, while he essentially ninjas around the map and one-shots everyone.
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  • #13
    Quote from Zero(pS)

    I think Jaetch is from the US servers, so he can't duel you Hasan.

    And even if he could, I think he would stomp your WD. No offense intended, he just seems to be a lot more powerful.


    On PTR we can duel with everyone, the servers are merged, and the good thing about PTR is you can play with top ppl from other servers in this period.

    Atm there is only 1 player in the world with whom our duels are equal and he is a WD, else it's mostly one sided. And I have dueled with the very top players from EU, US and Asia servers.

    Dueling is so boring as it is so players like me look for other good players.
    Don't get deceived by my PvE gear, I got tons of EHP and DPS on Ptr (all my owned gear ofc.)
  • #14
    :( I didn't know that Hassan.

    And I probably got deceived by your PvE gear indeed. With that kind of equipment, I'm sure you have some stuff for PvP and can definitely handle yourself even against the top-notch players, specially if they don't pay attention to what they're doing :)

    My bad underestimating you ;) in my defense I didn't know WD's were OP in PvP.
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