Diablo® III

How to get high dps as mage

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Hi! I see wizards running around with 16k -20k dps. How exactly do you get that much. I have around 1000 int with 400 dmg weapon. I also use magic weapon.

But still with higher dmg like 600 weapon dmg and higher int i will still not have that high dps, I have around 6400 with magic weapon on.

WHat are the biggest factors for dps for wizards? Do attack speed scale with spells i.ex?

Thanks for answers
Edited by Skela#1686 on 23/05/2012 14:22 BST
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Biggest factor is weapon since every skill scales off weapon damage. Probably second comes int since you can get easily around +1k which means more than 10 times the damage.

And yes, most spells scale with attack speed, not ones like meteor and hydra though.
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try gettin +attack speed / +dmg in rings/neck since it boosts ur dps really nice then int
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You should be looking at the weapons big DPS display, not individual damage numbers. If you're level 60 you should be having a weapon with at least 800 dps. There are ones up to 1300 dps or so but the price goes up fast. I have seen wizard with 40k dps, but that was propably 4k health build that's not viable anymore.
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