Items to look for:
Helmet: storm crow with 8% ray of frost crit, or 150+ int, high ar, 6crit, 8 frost crit, arcane back per crit, stocket.
Shoulders: vile ward high int and vit
Chest: zun armor high int/vit
Neck: maras 10% crit, 7% frost crit, high int
Gloves: 10% crit, 50 critdamage, high ar, over 200int, vit
Rings: skull grasp 7% frost crit, 4.5 crit, high int, zun ring max crit for set, or soj 30% damage 7% frost crit
Weapon: use a ones handed weapon with offhand, must have arcane back per crit on both. Don't get a weapon past 1.5% attack speed.
Offhand: anything with arcane back per crit so trim is the best here.
Bracer: high ar,int, 6 crit, vit
Belt: witching hour or crazy tals rasha belt
This is the basic run down on how to gear for this.
If you notice I try to stay away from attack speed items. More attack speed you have the worst this spec is. Try not to go over 1.6% attack speed. I been using twitch.tv to live stream this spec (still new to live stream).
Ray of frost sleet storm
Time wrap slow time or teleport fracture
Diamond skin crystal
Frost nova bone chill or deep freeze (15% more crit, which with this spec can get you near 90% crit chance)
Magic weapon Blood weapon is a must here (life on hit for some god reason doesn't do SHIT for sleet storm.)
energy armor Prismatic armor
Passives: Cold Blooded
Last one theres 3 you can pick from Blur if you need have issues living. Glass cannon for more damage, or unstable anomaly (just in case something bad happens you dont really die).
The goal with this spec is to get in the middle of the group (teleport fractuce) and just spam frost nova and sleet storm.
Things to over come. Reflect damage is a working issue, I have yet to find a find around it. I have ran up 1400res (buffed) 5k armor, 45k hp, 900 LOH, 4.5% life steal with 230k dps. I died within seconds of using sleet storm. I think the damage is so great (800-950k) per half second, that my res or LOS/LOH isnt enough to keep my ass alive. But I heard the changes to reflect in the next patch should fix that issue.
Like I said Im still trying to find gear, I steam at nights under the name moolamoola (Moola was taken). If any of you have any questions or how this works let me know. Also if you find a peice of gear that will make me cry in my pants (I fucking want, I have 2.1B gold to spend)
- 2/11/2013 9:14:09 AM Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
2/11/2013 8:33:57 AM
Are you using the spec wrong? It does do more damage then imp archon.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
Ray of frost sleet storm 280% damage
Time wrap slow time 20% more damage
Frost nova bone chill 15% damage
Cold blooded 20% damage.
Due to most things are frozen and diamond skin is always up you just sit there and dps like a beast. Or switch time wrap for teleport if your res sucks. I'm telling this spec rapes, I farm mp10 a lot and tank ubers.
Difference is you can get up to 77% crit chance from ray of frost gear.
Rings can roll 12% each
Hella a lot of crit. I sit at 180k damage but in game damage I do near 700 to 900k crits. Which happens a lot.
2/10/2013 7:49:32 PM
Is WW/CM only spec to farm mp10, hell no. I farm mp10 pretty damn fast and without many deaths with Ray of frost sleet storm build. Check out my page I made a few weeks ago. You will see it works great and does more damage then imp archon. Im almost done with the guide/video for that spec.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
2/5/2013 1:03:01 PM
After countless of hours playing with this build I found when I drop slow time for Hydra (arcane) the damage output is greater, also helps against those nasty runners. I tried what you said, frozen armor/frozen storm, the ticks are near 3k-8k per hit which is nothing. Hydra is doing near 70-80k crits on top of my cold blooded it moves it near 90-100k per hit. Also I must have diamond skin/Crystal shell vs reflect mobs. Due to the damage output is so great reflect will fuck you up every time. I sit near 200-230k dps, 4.4% life steal, 800ish LOH 800 res and reflect just blows me away in seconds. Also I switched up force weapon to blood magic, that 1.5% life steal is needed when in mp8 and greater. (or tanking ubers).Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
Also you said drop force weapon and go with explosive, I tried and cant. I have problems keeping my arcane up and spamming that explosive will just rape the arcane I have. This spec is based around slow attack speed. 16 arcane per second, 2AS = 36 arcane per second. Im sitting near 1.5ish AS making this spell 25ish per second.
I have 2B gold I tent on spending on this spec, just cant ever find the damn peices I want. After its all done I should sit at near 80% crit chance +frost nova adding 15% more = 95% chance to crit at all times. This spec can be very nasty if geared right.
I keep hearing people say this spec is stupid and worthless, until I bring in them game of mp8 or higher and show them what it can do. This spec can be a beast at speed farming higher mps or just tanking (for pvp I have No fucking idea lol). If you have more questions on how to use this spec or whatnot just ask. I think Im one of the top geared players when it comes down to this spec.
1/28/2013 8:45:18 PM
I been using sleet Storm for over 2 months now. Im sitting at 210k dps, 67% crit chance with 600ish res. I tank mp10/ubers pretty well.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
So I dont have to repost all that boring information heres a link to what I use and such, also what Im looking for.
Works very well, just not done with all my gear yet.
1/17/2013 10:26:02 AM
Been using this spec for a few months now. Great aoe build but the targets have to be close. I tried it with eb, sucked. Going to try wave of force tonight. Yes archon is faster for low mp levels. But this is a tank build. I farm mp8 pretty Damn well. It's pretty fast to. I sir at 160k dps, hitting for 800-900k per half second to everything within 5yds. Also with 3% life steal u shouldn't die. Hard part is arcane back per second. I only use a offhand with arcane per hit, still looking for wand or helmet. Remeber crit on hlmet can get to 14% instead of 6% due to ray of frost. Looking for 3 items. Helmet (high int, ar, arcane back, 6% crit, 8% ray of frost, stocket. Wand crit, ls, stocket, arcane back per crit. Ammy maras, 10% crit, high ar, int, 7% ray of frost. I have 800m to spend so I will buy anything close to those. Also my damage might be 160k but it doesn't add on paper that 7% more crit from soj, or 6% from helmet. I want to sit at 77% crit chance after everything is done. Any more ideas will help. Try out for your self. I can near 40k HP, 850ish ar 160k dps when I farm mp8. Yes I also can solo or tank ubersexual mp8-10 with this spec.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
1/15/2013 12:33:00 PM
I know how black weapon works I got a black weapon and a bit of elemental damage. I have tried frostburn and Fragment of Destiny wand but I just lose too much crit/crit damage or just flat out damage in game, (I dont go by paper damage cause its all fucked up). As you were talking about the Zuni set. I have 3 peices of it, Chest,Ring (with CC) and boots. I use that set only when tanking Ubers mp8-10. I sit near 400-500 AR when farming mp6-8. When I do ubers I get all my resistance gear on and Sit near 1040 AR. Also the reason i use frost nova is not because of the extra damage (which is nice), but its a form of CC. And yes frost nova is up A LOT. But I will try EB and Prism. I dont have a issue with arcane if theres 2 or more mobs sitting on me. (I do have a storm crow helmet with 5 crit). But that extra 6% ray of frost is just too nice to pass over.I dont want to drop glass cannon for evocation due to my timers are normally always up, plus i like the extra damage glass cannon gives.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
Also been looking at tal rashs 4 peice, and I found how the tal helmet cant roll Ray of frost crit nor Arcane back per second (which is stupid I think). So yea fuck that 4 peice. Im thinking just find a better helmet with 14% total crit + arcane back + high int. and 17% crit ammy. Should put me over 77% crit.
Thank you for your thoughts.
1/14/2013 10:33:10 AM
Reason I don't do archon cause it sucks at high level mp. I farm mp 6-10 with this build fast and not dying. Also my archon does 550 to 600 k. This build does more. Frost nova diamond skin and slow time always up. The reason I use slow attack speed is cause sleet storm cast 16 arcane per second. More attack speed more arcane I use per second and not get my arcane back per crit. 2% attack speed = 36 arcane per second. I have frostburn 6% and 30%. Isn't worth high crit/crit damage. Tried it didn't like it. Any other ideas would love.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
Also sometimes I drop ice armor for lighting armor, the one that reduce spells by 3.
Ray of frost sleet storm 280% + 15% frost nova + 20% slow time, +20% cold blood. That's 335%
damage to anything in 5yds of you. Also this spell is great with life steal not life on hit.
1/14/2013 8:07:15 AM
I'm trying to build a ray of frost sleet storm build. Check out my gear and see where I can improve. Also with this build you don't want fast attack speed. The reason i went this spec cause the damage output is huge. I'm doing near 850k too 900k crits non stop. I tank ubers 8-10mp all the time. It's not a perafreeze build like ww/cm but the damage is crazy. Does anyone know if the 4 peice tals would be it for 3% more cold damage.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
Skills: ray of frost/sleet storm
Slow time/time wrap 20% more damage
Diamond skin/crystal skin
Frost nova/bone chill 15% more damage
Frost armor/ the one that adds 30% more defense per hit
Force weapon 15% more weapon damage
Notes: I use soj 29% damage with 7% crit with ray of frost. Thinking skull grasp 7% ray with a roll of 4.5% crit. Looking for wand with life steal open stocket with arcane back per crit. Helmet with 6% crit 8% ray crit with huge int. Looking for tals ammy with colds damage with crit, or Mara ammy with 10% crit with 7% ray crit with huge int. If there's anything else you all might see they could help me plz do.
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