Ive been using this build sinse the start of hell and am loving it so i thought i would share it.
im a level 55 wizard 20khp 1.3k armour 6.8k base damage.
For starters you will need elective mode enabled doing this will allow you to choose whatever spells you want rather then one defensive or one force. because of this i cant link a skills calculator build.
(left click) - Ray of frost + cold blood
(right click) - Blizzard + Stark winter (frozen solid works pretty good aswell)
1-Diamond armour + crystal shell
2-Teleport + Fracture (or energy armour + force armour if i need more survivability)
3-Magic Weapon + force weapon
4-Familiar + Sparkflint
The arcane regen is enough to almost perma run ray of frost.
Edited by Hacov#1641 on 19/05/2012 13:41 BST
This works well against a pack of blue/champion mobs?
Thats the beauty of Diablo :)
Hit the wall with had, skip or relog.
This build is working really nicely on Hell for me as well, but i've replaced Diamond Skin with Mirror Image(Extension of Will) because without Energy Armour it's not performing so well.
Try it with Mirror Image, it's working wonders for me.
Here's the build, you can use the calculator, you just need to move the skill branch over using the arrows at the top.
I'm using this version to meet level requirements, and because I think that teleport is very fiddly.
personally i don't use teleport, or archon. if i only use something SOME of the time (and not often at that) then its a waste of a slot. if i need to get away i just armor up and run! i'm a medium-close fighting wiz, but ive had to get a little further away now in hell..
Love this build, made a few tweaks to make it suit how I like to play more (in co-op with a tank, usually a monk)
I chose frost nova with the cooldown reduction in place of teleport (I don't like not being able to get around corners!) and took the prism rune for the arcane power reduction when diamond skin is up, since with a tank I should hardly be getting hit anyway.
This meant I was able to take evocation instead of the mana regen passive, enabling me to soak any damage I accidently take as I should be using diamond skin whenever it's off cd for the mana reduction! In addition to this I can use frost nova for any 'oh crap' moments, I guess the rune for that could be changed to bone chill to make them go down faster..
Anyway, I really only wanted to say thanks to the OP for the original build as it inspired me to make this one! :) So thanks!
Edit: Has anyone else noticed the tooltip for the rune cold blood (for ray of frost) is wrong on the calculator? It reduces it to 12 or something, not 0! Which is why I took prism in diamond skin so I cold spam that all day whilst diamond skin is up!)
Edited by Vesyx#1716 on 21/05/2012 00:23 BST
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