Frozen orb video guide for patch 2.0.1

Wizard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOlmXzHmzlY&feature=gp-n-y
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I was a huge diablo 2 fan, and frozen orb sorc was my favorite build, so it was nice to see the ability again. Also the game is just about 50x better after the patch in all regards imo, but anyway.

I'm just about using the same build myself, with a rune or 2 being different on my supporting skills. I also use glacial spike as a primary, since it has a freeze effect on the first hit you deal to mobs which ends up being quite nice when having so few defensive skills. It does a bit of splash damage, but it's not great aoe. For me, it has a nice utility with the freeze every 5 seconds, and it quickly recharges my arc power, so it get's the job done. Right now I can farm on t4 pretty comfortably.

Here's a link.
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Pope-1693/hero/2624418

Happy hunting.
I'm also using a Frozen Orb build on my Wizard. Have to say it's a very fun build and Frozen Orb is really powerful skill.

The issues I'm seeing here with some of these builds is the focus on APoC. These builds will be broken once RoS hits with the nerf to 40% of what APoC was pre expansion. An item with 10 APoC will roll a max of 4 APoC i believe with the expansion (correct me if i'm wrong on that).

What i did was focus on Resource Cost Reduction affix on gear and paragon + stack Cold Dmg and Arcane Orb % dmg.

I also swapped out Electrocute for Ray of Frost (with the rune that lowers it's AP cost). Why use a primary that doesn't benefit from your Cold Dmg affix??

I used the AP regen Storm Aromor and Familiar runes. This should be much more future proof then relying heavily on APoC.

Here's a quick vid of my build in action along with links to my bnet profile for skills and gear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzYaG[/code]-nTvO8
cold blooded shoudnt work with frozen orb it doesent freeze or stun
04/03/2014 19:51Posted by Buddy
cold blooded shoudnt work with frozen orb it doesent freeze or stun


True. I'd suggest adding AZUREWRATH to the build then, as it WILL freeze targets for you. I have also added Blizzard as another control mechanic that helps with fast moving mobs. Blizzard resource cost is quite low compared to most other skills. I have posted a guide on my youtube for this build:

Control Wizzy (frozen orb varient)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLPHT2xrcnw

Good luck! ROS is soon to come. :))
04/03/2014 19:51Posted by Buddy
cold blooded shoudnt work with frozen orb it doesent freeze or stun


But it chills. Read description, please.

Cheers
04/03/2014 22:04Posted by RoGeR
04/03/2014 19:51Posted by Buddy
cold blooded shoudnt work with frozen orb it doesent freeze or stun


But it chills. Read description, please.

Cheers


Yea chill is fine it does slow them down but I've found completely frozen works better. AZUREWRATH FTW!
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But it chills. Read description, please.

Cheers


Yea chill is fine it does slow them down but I've found completely frozen works better. AZUREWRATH FTW!


Better find Frostburns :) Approx. 38% chance to freeze instead of chill (depends on roll) - new legendary affix for them. My ideal set for Frozen Orb - Azurewrath, Frostburns, Andariel's Visage, Winter Flurry and ...... Ice Climbers (no more jailer, snare and freeze) :)

Edit:

Btw, previous comment was regarding cold blooded, as in description is said that chill is also triggering this.
I recently scored an Azurewrath (with +20% cold damage) so I'm loving this cold orb build :D

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