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  • posted a message on [Video] My top five most hated wizard spells/runes
    Quote from Adkhean

    Quote from Sygodoeden

    I never imagined this would spark an argument like this, wasn't really my intention. Please keep in mind that this video is entirely my opinion and from my own experience, and also that I am talking about the abilities with inferno in mind solely. If you find, lets just say sleet storm, viable, then cool, good for you! No need to get all mad and protective about it ;)


    when I called you ''mister'' it wasn,t to insult you, I just wanted to make the other realize how stupid is affirmation of ''arguing with the world first diablo inferno kill is stupid'' that some might have other opinions than you wich are perfectly viable as this game is all about exploring multiple builds

    sorry if you felt I was insulting you ;)


    I was referring to people arguing over my thread, there's really no need - you didn't insult me, no one did really :)
    I would, however, like to thank all of the people who took the time to watch the video!
    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
  • posted a message on [Video] My top five most hated wizard spells/runes
    I never imagined this would spark an argument like this, wasn't really my intention. Please keep in mind that this video is entirely my opinion and from my own experience, and also that I am talking about the abilities with inferno in mind solely. If you find, lets just say sleet storm, viable, then cool, good for you! No need to get all mad and protective about it ;)
    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
  • posted a message on [Video] My top five most hated wizard spells/runes
    Quote from MestHoop

    Please stop breathing in the mic :(
    Or rather, mess around with recording settings so it also doesn't record stuff like you swallowing and what not.


    Haha, I'll take that with me to the next video, I'm very new to this, so I have to learn as I'm doing - so thanks for the advice!
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  • posted a message on [Video] My top five most hated wizard spells/runes
    Quote from yrrildur

    After getting a somewhat decent set of gear, you can pretty use whatever you like in act 1 inferno. The melee oriented spells are tricky, as they require more vit/all resist/armor items. Also getting lots of life on hit items is a good idea (in general).

    The Death Blossom rune concept is very nice, but imo it just does not work out properly. Maybe if they would increase the aoe range to 10 yards or something and then maybe lower the dmg to 500% or so it could work. I've tried it in act 1 inferno and 90% of the time you see the missiles hit nothing.

    As some of you have said before, Mammoth Hydra is useless. The dmg is just too low to be of any good, also the hydra should cast those waves more often and let em stack 3x. A lot of wizards use the mirror images to block mobs and then have venom hydra dps em down. It would be nice if all hydra types, including Mammoth is viable for this purpose. Adding things like knockback or a short stun looks ok as well and not out of place. I mean, a massive hydra blows fire on you. Redo the graphic animation and make it more of a flamewave thingy in D1.

    The twisters are pretty funny, although they should add some slow or disorient or whatever effect. We are kiting a lot and therefor moving mobs away from the area of destruction very quickly. This greatly reduces the dmg of the twisters. In small area's where twisters can't really go all over the place they also work pretty well. The last rune of twister is a nice one, because casting the signature with a 225% dmg tornado hurts a lot. The main concern is that other spells are more viable.

    In conclusion, wizard (and I think all classes) need a bit of a balance and rework so more spells/skills will be viable for use in Inferno.


    True, I think we need a big balance patch, so that all classes come closer to the glorified HUGE build diversity. At the very least, all spells should be viable somehow, even if it requires gear to do it.
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  • posted a message on [Video] My top five most hated wizard spells/runes
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    Quote from Adkhean

    also comparing energy twister a spell in the ''force'' category, to a secondary spell is pointless, it's like saying that Shock pulse w/ Piercing orb is useless because Arcane Orb is just better...


    A spell in the force category should provide some kind of utility, but energy twister doesnt do anything except damage in exchange for AP so it is comparable to any other spell that does the same.

    Comparing shock pulse to piercing orb has no analogy here because one spends AP and the other doesn't.


    because Meteor does something else than damage? I still think it's odd to compare to spells that aren't even in the same category, I do think Energy Twister sucks, but comparing it to AO is fail IMO, compare it to Meteor, both are damage only spells in the force category, but not to a secondary spell...

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    Quote from Adkhean

    Arcane torrent w/ Death blossom CAN be useful agains't a huge pack of mobs, or huge ennemies liek Belial/azmodan

    Ray of frost w/ Sleet storm is incredibly useful give you have the right build/gear

    now Mammoth Hydra, I don't know if it can be useful especially on how godly Venom hydra is, but maybe someone could find it useful

    Diamond Skin Mirror skin is completly crappy everyone says that, still bugs me how it's supposedly the ''most used rune'' for LVL 60 WIZARD! yeah 5k on a 15sec CD is really crappy

    and energy twister, i've seen someone use it with the rune that stops the twisters from moving don't know if it was useful/powerful just thought it was cool to see someone use it ,was on hell as well...

    also comparing energy twister a spell in the ''force'' category, to a secondary spell is pointless, it's like saying that Shock pulse w/ Piercing orb is useless because Arcane Orb is just better...


    When you min/max, Death blossom clearly fails to perform. Maybe if you are extremely lucky, it could work somewhat vs belial etc., but against huge packs, Arcane orb would be a better choice by far, as it has greater AOE, and you can hit them everytime :)

    About sleet storm, I also said in the video that it might be useful, so I agree that it could be used - but still, a melee spell isn't the most common choice as a wizard, it requires VERY tanky gear. Keep it mind that I am talking about these abilities with inferno in mind.

    Mammoth hydra, as I said, has no use. The only way I could see it be used, is if the patch of fires it spawns, stacked. But as far as I can tell, they don't, and therefore, no rune hydra is better. Keep in mind mammoth hydra has 22 % dmg and normal hydra has 28 %, and it shoots 3 times. Mammoth hydra would do more dmg against huuuuuge packs, but we already have arcane hydra or poison hydra for that.

    As for the comparing of energy twister, I'm gonna have to agree with what Arcturesmengsk said :)

    But thanks for taking the time to comment! And in fact, I would really like to see a video of someone using sleet storm for farming, as the spell itself looks pretty cool.


    I did used Death blossom on Belial, was really useful killed him in no time since he's so big, most of the times the arcane missile hits him, got no video of it since it was long ago and didn't thought I'd had that argument but still ;) though it was on normal IIRC, inferno may be different if only because I tend to dislike when something is bound with luck, but some may like to take the risk becaus 675% damage is by no mean nothing so using it agains,t a huge ennemy so you have more chance to hit helps.

    I did saw someone with sleet storm in inferno when i was farming butcher, thought it looked cool, but he had an incredible gear to make up for it, it's not useful for most wizard dut to the fact we're basically getting one shot, but i'm assumign with the Critical mass/diamond skin build, and alot of critical chance/diamond skin/force armor/High vit, there's potential...

    yeah mammoth hydra is kinda sad, especially when it's the last rune to be unlocked...


    Hehe, exactly, I don't like to rely on me being lucky in inferno:
    And yea, that setup with sleet storm could work, I think you're right - especially when you can get extra crit on ray of frost from items as far as I recall, it could be really something - along with a lot of life on hit etc.
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  • posted a message on [Video] My top five most hated wizard spells/runes
    Quote from Adkhean


    Arcane torrent w/ Death blossom CAN be useful agains't a huge pack of mobs, or huge ennemies liek Belial/azmodan

    Ray of frost w/ Sleet storm is incredibly useful give you have the right build/gear

    now Mammoth Hydra, I don't know if it can be useful especially on how godly Venom hydra is, but maybe someone could find it useful

    Diamond Skin Mirror skin is completly crappy everyone says that, still bugs me how it's supposedly the ''most used rune'' for LVL 60 WIZARD! yeah 5k on a 15sec CD is really crappy

    and energy twister, i've seen someone use it with the rune that stops the twisters from moving don't know if it was useful/powerful just thought it was cool to see someone use it ,was on hell as well...

    also comparing energy twister a spell in the ''force'' category, to a secondary spell is pointless, it's like saying that Shock pulse w/ Piercing orb is useless because Arcane Orb is just better...


    When you min/max, Death blossom clearly fails to perform. Maybe if you are extremely lucky, it could work somewhat vs belial etc., but against huge packs, Arcane orb would be a better choice by far, as it has greater AOE, and you can hit them everytime :)

    About sleet storm, I also said in the video that it might be useful, so I agree that it could be used - but still, a melee spell isn't the most common choice as a wizard, it requires VERY tanky gear. Keep it mind that I am talking about these abilities with inferno in mind.

    Mammoth hydra, as I said, has no use. The only way I could see it be used, is if the patch of fires it spawns, stacked. But as far as I can tell, they don't, and therefore, no rune hydra is better. Keep in mind mammoth hydra has 22 % dmg and normal hydra has 28 %, and it shoots 3 times. Mammoth hydra would do more dmg against huuuuuge packs, but we already have arcane hydra or poison hydra for that.

    As for the comparing of energy twister, I'm gonna have to agree with what Arcturesmengsk said :)

    But thanks for taking the time to comment! And in fact, I would really like to see a video of someone using sleet storm for farming, as the spell itself looks pretty cool.
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  • posted a message on [Video] My top five most hated wizard spells/runes
    Just thought I wanted to share this video with you all, it's about the five spells/runes that I dislike the most as a wizard. If you want, you could tell me what yours are :) Furthermore, I would like to know if anyone uses these spells, and if they do, I would like to know in which build and so on, so I can try it.

    Here's the video:

    Thanks for watching! Please tell me what you think :)


    For the busy people:

    0:30 = Arcane Torrent w/ Death Blossom
    1:34 = Ray of Frost w/ Sleet Storm
    2:30 = Hydra w/ Mammoth Hydra
    3:50 = Diamond Skin w/ Mirror Skin
    5:26 = Energy Twister w/ ANY rune
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  • posted a message on [Inferno] Siegebreaker solo.. NAKED! With Sygo
    Whelp! Thanks to Tyrael for being such a nice dps :) Anyways, to anyone struggling with this guy, here's a way that works! Please go check out my video, and if you haven't already, you can go watch the way I farm unicorn lvl, for tips (As a Wizard) here: http://www.diablofan...s-wizardranged/
    Also, I'm pretty sure this can be done as any class, if there is a demand, I will give it a try as Monk since I have a lvl 60 Monk now.

    A thing to note, there is no commentary in this video, as I have just started making videos and I need to try out the different things in gaming videos (My unicorn-lvl video has commentary). There is music however!


    Here you go:


    Feel free to leave a comment on the video or in this thread! And if you liked the video, be sure to subscribe for more :)
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  • posted a message on Video from Sygo on how to farm unicorn lvl (as wizard/ranged)
    Quote from dMastermind

    So is Whimsyshire where everyone farm their Legendaries? I've gotten no luck whatsoever with 200+ mf fml


    I've found one legendary there, a 800 dps warmonger - which is less dps than average blues :/ So legendarys aren't really what I'm looking for :D

    Quote from Thorix

    Nice wizzard you got there bro. Like your vids man, always good stuff :P


    Thanks! New video coming up soon :)
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  • posted a message on Video from Sygo on how to farm unicorn lvl (as wizard/ranged)
    @Valkas
    That's pretty neat! I think you should keep at it with the same build if it works, that's what I would do :D Or you could try finding another build you find more interesting, as long as it works somehow ;)
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