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Mar 26, 2013Lots of good advice in this thread. I started CM wiz about 4 months ago and have been going through the upgrade struggle ever since, can be super frustrating at times but it's a lot more fun then my barb was.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
I would say your biggest problem is your armor/LoH, I run SNS in a mp10 group with a couple cyclone monks with a 4574-armor/47k-life/766-Res/1121-LOH/2.76-AS and I'm still not satisfied with my survivability. You have nice resist but 3372 armor is much too low and I assume that's why your using crystal shell and not shards. Easy partial solution would be to replace your BT pants with a pair with 800+ armor. for the LOH I'd start crafting ammy's, I'm over a 1000 crafts now and have made about 12 that are good (no trifecta yet...) the one I'm currently wearing gives me the best balance for high mp so far.
I also agree with those suggesting IC+rare ring over the Zuni set, at your amount of vit the 12% life bonus on IC's will give you more life then the vit on your Zuni's and it's fairly cheap to find a 245+ int pair that when socketed will completely replace the int you get from the set bonus, you can also get armor and vit rolls.
If you look at the IC+rare ring in currently wearing (http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/richtko-1182/EXLAND/19256100#) which there still has of room for upgrading.
I'm getting; intelligence 394 (vs 338 on your Zuni set), vit 130 (78), res 146 (143), life 12% (0), as 8% (6%), CC 5.5% (4%), CD 0 (34%), avg dmg 32 (0), armor 519 (331) and of course I don't have the elemental damage but for the price of your pox you could do considerably better then your current setup.
Nice wand btw!
Mar 24, 2013I find it really hard to believe anyone is farming mp10 at an even close to reasonable speed in a 20 mil gear set unless they somehow got incredibly lucky sniping stuff. I've seen the budget builds and that 20 mil uber build fail one of the top CM wizards posted on the official forums (he died to Ghom who we all know is by far the easiest) I'm at almost 200k unbuffed dps and have the mitigation to run SNS in mp10 and it's still slow going, not what I would consider farmable and that's with almost 3 bil in gear. It would be a lot easier to come to some consensus if we could first agree on what's farmable, something like doing 5 complete core clears and of your average speed is under 2 min then it's farmable.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Mar 21, 2013Richtko posted a message on Potentially amazing items after changes to legendariesWant a cd/os i63 rolled kill dagger for my wiz......Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Mar 21, 2013To build a efficient mp10 farmable barb is the most expensive character to build, easily. Just go look up BIS gear, intelligence cc mempo? Strength cc mempo? Barb are the only strength class so have an advantage in the low/mid low end levels but that all changes fast. Mp10 capable is totally different, you could probably build one in all blues while DH's can kill mp10 diablo naked and cm wizards perma freeze mp10 ubers in 10 mil gear sets.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Mar 13, 2013A shape shifting elite would be fun, like it can change or disguise itself as something else. Imagine running up to a gob or treasure chest then it changes into an elite.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I'd also like to see unique mobs be much harder, even harder then single elites. Right now their kinda a joke, don't even feel like killing them most the time.
Mar 12, 2013Richtko posted a message on Big Buttload Of Quality Items - Including "Septfecta" RingDo you mind linking me your force in game? Richtko#1182Posted in: US Servers Trading
Edit - got a 飲み会 after work so wont be online for about 10hr's
Mar 7, 2013Took me 460 ammy crafts to get my first decent one, gave me 26k dps but it's messing up my build so not happy yet.....going to craft another 300 soon.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
29 lightning res
Mar 7, 2013^^ I don't disagree that CM wiz can be built rather cheaply, it's a lot like barbs and getting the mechanics of the build working doenst take a lot of gold. I've seen CM wizards in mp8+ pub games with under 60k dps so i know they can servive, how much help they are is dubious with that kind of dps deficiency.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
But I don't disagree with you just maybe interpret resonable killing speed differently, to me resonable it close to max efficiency when farming solo, so under 10 seconds for elite packs and chain reaction or storm armor should 1shot weaker mobs. Your not going to do that on mp3-4 with 60k dps.
Agree with you about CM wiz being cheaper to gear for high mp's though, the steepest jump is in the mid gear range from my experience when you go from low 5mil range in each slot to 50-100 mil.
Mar 7, 2013Richtko posted a message on I'm struggling to find any upgrades cheaper than 200mil+Puzzling gear choices, I mean I guess your stacking attack speed right? Why the Nats ring?? Going for the two set bonus 7cc?Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
If not (its not worth it IMO) sell that Nats and buy a nice IAS litany!
Mar 6, 2013Not the most original ideas but id like to see something like a pair of gloves that increases cc by 1% with each mob killed till 100% and then is resets. Or a wiz OH with 0.25 to weapon attack speed which would open up a huge amount of weapon choices.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Mar 6, 2013Been thinking it might be fun to do a full inferno clear, thinking mp6 a1 all the way to diablo. It would take a few hours so I will probably put this off till the weekend, if anyone's up to join please post your btag here and the time you will be on this weekend.Posted in: Looking For Group [NA]
I couple of conditions.
- similarly geared as myself, ehp and dps (I'm 430kehp and 160k unbuffed dps), glass cannon DH's are ok if your skilled and have good dps.
- I'm a CM wiz so pleeeeaaaaasssseeee don't use knock back skills, I sometimes run into monks (who I love playing with as a class btw) that use some skill that keeps throwing and scattering mobs everywhere and it sucks seriously.
- Stick together! Sprinting off, sitting in town crafting or whatever, not cool.
Edit, this is the US server.
Mar 6, 2013I agree that there's a lot of similarities between the build mechanics, both rely on secondary skills to proc resource generation and also mitigate damage through a constant stream of incoming life from those same skills. If a ww barb or cm wiz stop's they die.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I played barb from a couple weeks after release till December (up to p75) then sold him for 1.5 bil and rolled a CM wiz (now p57) IMO barbs are easier and cheaper to build initially and more effective because their gearing is more linear but as you progress to higher mp it becomes increasingly harder and expensive to be effective. 25 mil is enough to build a solid mp1 barb, figure doubling that for each mp. There might be people who are going to disagree with me here but when I say effective I don't mean dance around in mp10 molten pools for an hour without dying, I mean being able to kill stuff at an acceptable speed and contributing in groups. This is the tricky part of both these builds, invulnerability comes at a relatively cheap price but dps doesn't.
As for CM wiz, there's no point in building an mp1 cm wiz, your better off going archon so if your building one you really gearing for mp3-4 which means the cost of entry is higher 100+ million. But since a CM wiz effective dps is much higher then a barbs moving to higher mp lvl's is easier. When I hit 150k unbuffed dps on my wiz I could basically run through mp5 without stopping for my barb it wasn't till I hit 200k unbuffed that I saw similar results. And this is where I think CM wiz wins out, with a barb you buff skills br+ks+wrath (if not on cooldown) then stack skills sprint+ww or use hota for single targets, with wiz your stacking ww+cr+shards+sa and using bone chill+cold blooded+possible magic weapon to buff dmg. There's simply more skills doing more dmg and everythings stunlocked so your effective dps is much higher, especially against multiple targets.
The downside of CM wiz is your spamming skills constantly, 123,123,123 which can get tiring, also once you reach a certain gear lvl gearing choices get very limited and hard to find. I've been looking for an ammy upgrade for a month for example.
Anyways that's my 2c
Mar 3, 2013No, max is 200 unless there's some double roll I'm unaware of.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
I've crafted about 100 intelligence pairs so far and have seen pleanty of 300+ int, 100+ vit, life% combinations, just need one with all res.
Best pair so far, 38 Str/233 Int/86 vit/35 arcane/76 all res/11% life, on my wiz.
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