[Build] Diamond Blizzard - 1.1 version out!

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So, if this spec is so awesome, does it have a logo?

Yes! In fact we do, just follow the link bellow!

What is Diamond Blizzard?
Diamond Blizzard that combines the ranged capacities of Glacial Edge with the melee superiority of Blazing Mirage, thus offering a very dynamic, safe and fun playstyle, that allows you pick the way you feel like playing at the moment while offering an ideal setup for almost any enemy out there.

Why should you play it?
Because it is superior to any other spec I made so far. So if you liked my spec so far, you should at least give it a try.
If you a new player and havent played any of my specs, then you might want to try it because you grow tired of kiting builds or dont enjoy your typical WW/CM builds.

Is it the right spec for me?
You will have to find that out for yourself, however ask your a few questions first. Do you like feeling like a half-god on the battlefield most of the time? Do you like to be able to freely switch between ranged and melee combat with both being very efficient? And do you like to have a very mobility over the battlefield on top of that?
If you answer yes at least to some of the above, then you should most certainly give it a try.

So, how is better than any other spec?
It is better that any other of the previous specs by offering a fluid switching between melee and ranged combat, but unlike Glacial Edge, Diamond Blizzard doesnt offer you to be "semi good" at it, it rolls over melee and offers damn good defense and damage on ranged aswell (tho SLIGHTLY less than Glacial Edge, because of the lack of the Hydra).

What gear do I need?
You need about 350-600 LoH (more never hurts), 10-12% MS (Movement Speed) and then a mixture of AR (All Resistances), Crit (Critical Chance) and APoC (Arcane Power on Crit). The mixture is roughly something like 25-28% (minimum) Crit, 15-17 APoC (more never hurts) and 900-1100 AR BUFFED (again, more never hurts).

I dont have that gear yet, what should I do?
Than you have a problem as this spec wont work without it. You can try it even without those recommended stats, as those numbers arent set in stone, however you might be interested in one of the older specs of mine until get the gear.
Check the bottom of page for Mirror Tempest or Glacial Edge! :)

Why use Storm Chaser if you have no way to use the stacks?
Storm Chaser has 0.5 proc coefficient (for CM, LoH, APoC), rest of the runes have only 0.125. So even if you dont use the charges, it is still better! :)

Spec itself
Diamond Blizzard 1.1 (No AP and survivability problems AKA retarded stats and gear, which I dont have :P) - http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#VQXYZT!gWY!cYccbc
Diamond Blizzard 1.1 (15 and higher AP) - http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#VQXYZT!gWZ!cYccbc
Diamond Blizzard 1.1 (10 and lower AP) - http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#VQXYZT!gWX!cYccbc
Diamond Blizzard 1.0 - http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#VQXYZO!gWX!cYccbc

Gear requirements and a little commentary
Coming Soon!

Building right stats for Diamond Blizzard
Coming Soon!


With commentary
Diamond Blizzard 1.0 - High end items - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMjdlZUJbjQ&feature=youtu.be
Diamond Blizzard 1.0 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoyF6bA9yJ0&feature=youtu.be

Without commentary
Coming soon!

Explantion of skills
Coming Soon!

Monster affix list (AKA what to watch out for)
Coming soon!

List of previous builds
Mirror Tempest - Playable, but outdated - http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4551469298
Blade Mirage - Dead - http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4507470826
Blade Dancer - Dead - http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4552177868
Glacial Edge - Playable, but outdated - http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4797580412
Blazing Mirage - Very much alive, but a bit lacking - http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4941228357
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Hmm my guess is dpsing close to mobs with diamond skin on and repeat ,repeat when it gets to heavy , can't handle anymore etc.. you teleport out leaving 2 Decoys cause of telport fracture and while the mobs,elite,boss is going after the decoys you ray of frost and start over when health is regen or if you're to go back in!

Thats my guess. But will see in 2-3 days :)

i think i nailed it ! :p Anyway gl trying to tweak,test it! i allways want to help test if needed or support
From what i noticed he's all about melee for some reason. So my guess is that It's going to be built around Sleet storm and cold blooded. Critical mass, diamond skin, etc etc

Cookie if i win.
Logo up! Spec up tomorrow!
Love the logo nice job!
I bet there will be spectral blades "deep cut", frost nova "cold snap" and ofc Diamond Skin and Energy Armor.
I`m just curious what will be 2 other skills. Explosive blast war perfectlywith it but this buils is bad when you are in range (easy to die as lack of protection) and on some special elites. ANyway cantr wait as always :D
Intro video getting rendered! It will be uploaded to youtube in 1-2 hours! Look forward to the spec to appear in 2-3 hours on the forums :P
Can't wait :)
mmm can't wait also .... just tell us the specs.... haha
Video being uploaded, intro post ready for posting :)
Main post updated, waiting for the video to upload (70% atm) for the update of actual spec :P
Thanks Elvanos, but primary attack lovers AP too much. and for storm chaser rune build doestn't have a signature spell to back energy twister ??
02/09/2012 12:26Posted by Istari
just lol, give more trash specks plz with yaoi pictures

If you wish to criticize then either give some valid points or dont post at all.
no dmg without explosion
no perma freeze
that all
What about those new legendary cold damage gloves with this spec?
ok, other way, I tryed it.
Its for sure better.Diamond skin is skipping like crazy.
On start (when you played a lot on glacial edge build) there is kind of feeling you dont do much and you dont got a lot of control, but when you get used to it you fell like you are unkillable :D

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