5/11/2013 12:54:42 AM
I just keep an LL weapon in my inventory to switch to whenever I see RD. It's no way NEAR as good as my main weapon, but it gets me around the RDs just fine without nerfing me on everything else.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
4/12/2013 4:19:21 AM
Yeah you need IAS gloves like you said. Problem for you is you're starting to get up there where upgrades cost a lot and also have a domino effect (you upgrade something but then you need to change another piece just to make the first upgrade work). The cheapest direct upgrade may be as you mentioned: Lacunis with high crit and armor (since you got good all res but less than 4k armor). You're also missing armor on shoulders.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
Another cheap huge DPS boost can come in the forum of an IAS Unity (you will gain damage, 200+ LoH but lose a tiny amount of Vit). In a perfect world, I would tell you to switch your Storm Crow too for a high crit Mempo (cause you have a very nice Chantodo set) but then again that would cost... a looot. You also may need another LoH source for this upgrade too.
***Edit***: Never mind on the Storm Crow you need it. Just noticed your offhand doesn't have APoC.
No idea about the terrorists in Keep Depths... I've believe I've survived them before but probably only with group buffs. They generally still one-shot me both in CM and Archon. I never tried going EHP heavy though, like some people try running Archon with 200-300k DPS, 100k+ life, high res and armor. For me to try something like that would require a few billion gold and would STILL result in massive DPS loss, so I'm not too motivated for it. I'd rather just wait for 1.0.8 and play Archon in groups so I don't need that much EHP, and still keep sheet DPS of 450k+ unbuffed / 600k+ buffed.
This is all Archon though, not CM. For CM you should never really go EHP heavy like that. I have ~45k life, ~1k LoH, ~730 res, ~4.4k armor and it allows me to run around MP10 freely farming in full DPS SNS spec without any problems at all. I rarely get killed by terrorists if I'm paying attention and perma-freeze them or run away correctly.
4/10/2013 12:17:19 PM
Ain't been playin' much lately, but when I do I'm always running BM now.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
I ditched the whole Dagger/Triumvirate thing I was doing and went back to Chantodo's @ 2.74+. I finally managed to pull well past the 300k mark I wanted while maintaining 2.74+ IAS, currently sitting at sheet DPS of 351k (buffed) which shoots all the way up to 411k with Deep Freeze. I tried Glass Cannon too for a while but I think the damage increase from it is so minimal compared to the survivability you lose, so I switched back to Evocation.
As far as defensives go, could use more armor but I think I'm doing just fine. Keeping all res @ ~730, and coupled with the above mentioned damage/speed setup; as well as 1014 LoH, I can sometimes do silly things like facetank desecrators + arcane beams.
Definitely recommend BM for anyone with similar gear setups.
4/10/2013 12:02:49 PM
Quick question: Are you logged out with the deep freeze buff?Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
(if the answer is yes) Question number two: Why? xD
4/5/2013 8:11:00 AM
I have written a better guide than that. I've been keeping it secret up until now but... you have forced my hand, so here we go...Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Forock's Super Secret Guide to Making
More Than Minimum Wage on Diablo III
1) Farm Diablo III all day.
2) Check both gold and real money auction houses for each item slot after every run in an attempt to profit by flipping the occasional under-priced item.
4/4/2013 6:43:14 AM
You need a new weapon badly.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
I say this for two reasons:
1. You are way below the lowest "good" breakpoint (~2.50 APS, others being ~2.73 and ~3.01). I'd go for 2.51 just to be safe in your current state. Since you're using Triumvirate, this leaves you with no option except for a dagger with IAS, CHD & socket. Such a dagger will not only extremely boost your DPS, but also help you attain such breakpoint. You can also gain additional attack speed by switching to a Tal Rasha chest, if needed.
2. CMWW benefits way more from LoH than LL. The 2.9% on your weapon is completely not needed, especially since you're using Blood Magic (which is a good choice, use it myself). You will find healing a much easier experience if you ditch the LL and seek more LoH in form of a new neck, ring or even Blackthorne pants (if you have IAS to spare).
Chantodo set is also another good option, though it would probably cost a lot more for a decent set than it would cost for a decent dagger.
3/11/2013 9:57:05 AM
I'm pretty sure if you started using Blood Magic instead of Force Weapon, then replaced your MH with let's say, a sword with similar DPS, INT, CHD & a socket; you would get a humongous DPS increase.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
EDIT: Also, I would really refrain from using a non-crit necklace. Replacing with a crit Tal Rasha amu would be wise, even if it's just 6-7%.
3/7/2013 10:16:02 AM
I currently use a very nice dagger on my CM Wiz. However, it has dex. Probably a long shot, but if anyone has or comes across a similar one with int, I would be interested in trade negotiations.Posted in: EU Servers Trading
1091.6 DPS (460-851)
1.66 Attacks per Second
+240 Minimum Damage
+261 Maximum Damage
Attack Speed by 11%
Critical Hit Damage by 72%
[O] Empty Soocket
2/28/2013 6:05:03 AM
True - this set-up does require you to get Inna's pants. I use 190 vit / 9% ones for extra EHP. I even still use an old school 6% / 6% Zuni boots with ~70 int and ~60 resists. It was a bit of a challenge to reach the breakpoint but the end result was good, especially considering the massive amount of elemental damage bonuses from this set-up (Triumvirate, Storm Crow, Zunis, Tal Rasha neck).Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
To be honest the whole idea kinda came to me after stumbling over a quite exceptional Tal Rasha's Allegiance. The thing had 5% Cold dmg, 213 int, 131 vit, 726 LoH, 62% CHD and 10% CC.
2/27/2013 5:43:21 PM
At an unbuffed 2.73 APS, 56.50% CC & 287% CHD (without emerald); totaling 263k DPS (with emerald), I got a sheet DPS increase by switching from emerald to ruby. It was a small increase though. It only took it to 266k DPS.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
I'm currently running a black 1.66 APS dagger + socket / APoC Triumvirate / Tal Rasha neck / Storm Crow gear set-up. I used to do 3.01 APS with a 1.65 socket Chantodo and old school Zunimassa boots, but was eventually convinced 3.0 was overkill and decided to jump from 200k DPS with it to 300k DPS @ 2.73. Didn't quite make it (yet), but I'm happy with the results so far.
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