Got bored with my wizard, got my DH out, friend gave me a offhand quiver with hatred reg and I bought a manticore for 10m.
Now I am strafing around on MP0-1 and it works ok and most of all IS FUN to play.
I don't use Smoke Screen I just do the Flips
I don't have Preperation, I have Rapid Fire, just in case 1 golden mob just does not want to die
Pretty fun and it seems like the Flips break the Jailers, so Reflect is the only worry atm
I don't wanna play my barb, it's just to OP.
Wizard also stunlocking everything in sight - boring.
DH is fun atm
- 11/22/2012 9:04:19 AM Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
10/31/2012 8:15:02 AM
Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient RepositoriesQuote from Loroese
Quote from dabishi
this is what i use atm stat wise (run with a barb btw makes resists better)
51.5 cc (66.5 with deep freeze)
734 all res
2.3 life steal
with those stats storm armor +crystal shell is what i use at the moment and no LoH because it would drop my damage too much lol at 200k+ lifesteal can heal thru some pretty nasty damage.
Thanks, that's mostly what I was looking for. Is that on MP10? Also, are those resists your base resists, or resists with the barb buff?
Based on some quick sim results I think that life steal is equivalent to around 1k LoH, not counting Storm Armor. I'd like to get a life steal weapon for my CM spec but any decent dps weapons with LS and IAS are rediculously expensive. I wouldn't lose too much attack speed by using my Archon weapon for CM but I'm debating if I want to change to a dagger for increased attack speed. Maybe I'll just keep with my 890 LoH and replace Teleport with Blood Magic and go from there.
Big Question - Wand vs. Dagger
Dagger has a higher base speed but can't spawn APoC, so you need it on helm+offhand. Which is limiting in a way.
Wand has a higher base dmg, can spawn APoC, which takes away an affix slot, so limiting in another way
I really like the Chantodo's Will atm, for like 5m you can get one with around 1.64 base speed + life steal (2.8, everything above is crazy expensive *g*)
I would love to get my hands on one of those 1000 dps wands with attack speed, but i am not made of gold
For the CM build the Chantodo is a pretty good base line, cause it has speed built-in (1.62 min) even without +speed on it.
Too bad it can't get steal + crit + socket at the same time, it only has 1 random affix
I have seen guys wearing a 1.79 speed version of it (+speed takes away the random slot, so no steal -.-) and it's crazy fast
Even has a bonus when you get the offhand too, +130 is nothing to sneeze at, after all the Chantodo's Force offhand is one of the best ... (when the loot roll god has a good day)
I guess optimum would be:
xx% crit hit damage
good luck finding that one
10/30/2012 6:06:19 AM
the biggest hurdle in MP10, for me, seems the upfront damage that's coming in before the 3 twisters are up and runningPosted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
how much resi, hp, ehp, block (found a stormshield recently *g*, might try that aswell) does one need to not get 1-hit-death by MP10 fast phasebeasts or spear-throwers.
Somehow I really like the idea of going back to off-hand shield, sure dps goes down but there is crit on shields With the AP from Helm + Wand, that should do ...
Or better yet get me one of those Chanto Off-hands with APoC, which is like 700m+ on euro AH ...
10/30/2012 4:01:22 AM
I am still trying to get even single mobs locked and the journey has been a long one ...Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
I was around 2.0 speed and around 35% crit ...
Got Andariel's, Anglers, Witching Hour, ... 2.4 speed, 40% crit ... two mobs locked solid. (Amazing on Uberbosses, except Skeletonking)
Now up to 2.6 speed, 42% crit ... still need lacunis and a good hellfire ring
Nova (Cooldown reduce), Skin, Blast, Twister (WW)
Storm Armor - Shock
Crystal Skin - Shards
Energy Armor - Prism
Crystal Skin - 20k rune
6. skill slot is reserved for what I am up to:
Party needs dmg ? dmg bubble
Party needs speed ? speed bubble
Party needs nothing ? magic weapon (life steal)
No party - magic weapon, hydra, blizzard, even archon sometimes, whatever I feel like :)
Passive: Evo, Cold blood, CM
Around 40k hp, 500 all res, 2.5% steal, NO LoH (gear upgrades faded it out, kinda)
Dps around 60k, need like 100k to make the steal better (200k even better *g*)
I can tackle MP10, as long as there is more then 1 mob left. 1 strong leftover mob kinda gets me in trouble.
Doing Bosses MP7 (with party), farming mostly MP5 for keys or MP1 for xp, depending on mood :)
10/23/2012 8:19:54 AM
From a friend via email:Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
Short and simple: Logitech G105, 30$, 6 macro keys, switch dps on/off.
You CAN'T bot with it (full gameplay simulation) but it can press your buttons.
There might be something in the EULA that forbids using it ... but with carpal tunnel syndrome, my only option atm (or switching builds ... but I like my kaboom mage).
I guess you could code that macro with a little C, or Java to get the same effect.
Macro is like:
1 key down
10 ms delay
1 key up
left mouse button down
10 ms delay
left mouse button up
repeat option: toggle switch (on/off)
mine is like 1 nova, 2 crystal skin, 3 explosion, 4 energy armor, left mouse twister, right mouse magic weapon
I am still pressing my own buttons, but I watched him (in online play), except a little jerky movement, he seems to get along ...
10/5/2012 7:07:41 AM
Or lifesteal%, which scales better with dmg.Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
10/4/2012 1:53:32 PM
Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient RepositoriesQuote from DisposableHeero
They essentially nerfed energy armor and double nerfed prismatic armor for MP4 and above.
Current live difficulty is somewhere between MP2 and MP3, and survivability is down using that comparison. At MP0 to MP2, survivability is likely up.
Hmm ... my 700 res on MP10 felt safer than 900 live, at least melee damage wise.
Not the freezelock itself, that was more 99% than 100% on live but the pure damage.
Could be just a feeling.
What is funny is Storm Armor - Scramble, you die in two hits but the first hit makes you super fast Never tried that before.
10/4/2012 5:51:55 AM
They did NOT nerf our defense (at least energy armor wise). I used Prismatic rune before on live and on PTR. On PTR I can handle much more mobs than before (~900 res with prism)Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
I have gotten a lot of different equip to test around. Mostly crit/speed, crit/dmg, speed/dmg, Wand ranging from 1.4 to 1.64 speed. With/Without APoC.
What I "feel" on the PTR is that the attack speed is rather un-important after the new CC changes.
Crit seems to matter most still, below 40% crit the build falls apart.
I even ran out with a 1.0 speed 2-hand staff with leech/crit/int and was getting the same 99% lock I had before (sporting around 50% crit, +25% speed overall so 1.25) ... so, could be wrong, but this changes could enable us to us 2-handers.
Also tried changing the APoC but even with only 9AP/crit i was doing "ok".
But I just can't make it stick 100% like LIVE, no matter what I try. 55% crit, no help, more speed, no help, more APoC, no help.
Also LoH seems to give MUCH less hp back then before, LifeSteal% works like a charm when the dmg is high enough.
10/4/2012 3:56:57 AM
I tried Electrocute yesterday on test and live. It just seems to procs less often than it should (or feels like it). Even with Storm Chaser giving every 3rd or 4th elec a little boost.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
Shock Pulse will be my next test target : - ) I had it a long time ago and it should still proc 100% if all bolts hit. On solo targets at least 1 bolt should hit.
After all that testing I feel like blizzard just reduced the lock to 99% so the elite packs can spawn their affix-skills.
On live I can lock-em down so hard they just can't spawn Lasers or Greensmile. On test I can keep all the melee dmg locked down pretty much, but every now and then a little timing hole opens and the elites get their crap out.
Same on Siegebeasty. I can lock everything out except the claw attack. Like every 3rd claw attack gets casted cause the nova was "just a little off".
I believe by now that's the purpose of the whole proc-eff-change-crap.
So CM is still good, it's just not as godmode as before.
10/3/2012 4:28:32 AM
Don't show your working tank, blizzard will see it and nerf again <hiding in the bushes> : - )Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
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