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Are there any very effective combo builds for a Wizard in D3? So far i'm using quite a bit of a mix and sometimes i feel my build isn't really up to standard.

Can anyone recommend me any builds that they think its good and why (or how to use them)?

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possible duplicate of D3 Solo Wizard Builds? –  Jupotter May 27 '12 at 5:58
    
sorry, didn't know. but that question isnt really answered as well. –  Kyle Yeo May 27 '12 at 8:49
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This is a hit and run build for solo wizard (lvl 58)

LC.Magic Missile | Seeker
(you don't have time in difficult situations to target the mobs :P)
RC.Arcane Orb | Tap the Source
(Decent splash damage)

  1. Teleport | Reversal
    (You have a second chance to get yourself behind the mobs with reversal but be careful not to get in the middle of the fight)
  2. Blizzard | Snowbound
    (cast Blizzard in front of you and run back so that mobs get showered)
  3. Energy Armor | Force Armor
    (the rune does the trick! real life savior!)
  4. Mirror Image | Mimics (Get the mobs destructed while you hit them from afar)

P1.Blur (self explanatory)
P2.Cold Blooded (bizzed mobs get more damage)
P3.Galvanizing Ward or Arcane Dynamo

http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#acQlOP!aWf!cYbbYc

Cast blizzard fall back hit with missiles and orbs. When they get too close teleport or mirror image to distract them. I am usually the only one to be left alive with this strategy in multiplayer games.

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i use 2-hand weapons with this. you don't need attack speed cause you are always on the run. you need to his slow but hard –  giskou May 27 '12 at 10:49
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I think i've got a effective one here,

  1. diamond skin / reflect dmg
  2. familiar / +dmg
  3. magic weapon boost / +dmg and knockback chance
  4. frost shield / reflect dmg LMB. living lightning RMB. blizzard

Passives Blur 20% to chilled or frozen targets (I forgot the name) Paralysis

Discuss. Worked pretty well for me.

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Works where? In Inferno? Also this isn't a discussion forum... –  bummzack May 27 '12 at 9:25
    
I'm just asking. I'm using this for Hell. –  Kyle Yeo May 27 '12 at 15:08
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It is extremely effective to use Venom Hydra and Blizzard together. With a high DPS, you can safely and easily kill most bosses/elites/champions just with those 2 skills and Magic Weapon active. They key is that the pools of venom from the hydra stack damage, so a monster frozen in the blizzard will start to take multiple pool hits per second. Diamond Skin is always useful as a "Oh, crap" button.

Here's my build at 52:

  • LC: Electrocute + Chain Lightning
  • RC: Arcane Orb + Tap the Source
  • 1: Hydra + Venom Hydra
  • 2: Blizzard + Frozen Solid
  • 3: Diamond Skin + Crystal Shell
  • 4: Magic Weapon + Force Weapon
  • P1: Blur
  • P2: Glass Cannon
  • P3: Evocation
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