The Wizard is a pure spellcaster, harnessing arcane and elemental magic to do his/her bidding via a devastating array of offensive spells.

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What stats should a Wizard invest in Inferno? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What stats are best for casters (Wizard/Witch Doctor) doing Inferno? I am curious what stats are more viable now after patch 1.0.3 (should I buy items with crit or still ...
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How to know the DoT and arcane power usage of the wizard's channels spells

The Ray of Frost and Disintegrate spells tell you that they cost 20 AP (without runes) to cast but don't tell how much they cost over time. And they say that they do 215/155% of weapon damage but ...
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Will the enemies killed by the explosion caused from Arcane Destruction prolong my Archon duration

The Arcane Destruction on the Archon skill causes an explosion when you transform to the Archon form, causing 450% weapon damage as Arcane to all enemies within 15 yards. Will the enemies killed by ...
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Is there a Wizard skill that makes us go closer to the enemies?

I am a melee wizard and I want to get close and attack enemy in one click. Is there an ability that can help with this?
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Why does Disintegrate deal more damage than Ray of Frost?

According to the spell description, Ray of Frost deals 215% weapon damage and disintegrate deals 155% weapon damage. However, if I enable the damage numbers in the option menu I can see that I deal ...
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Wizard Using Disintegrate Weapon Choice

I am a Wizard trying to gear up for Act 2 of Inferno. My preferred damage spell is Disintegrate (used in conjunction with Magic Weapon and Venom Hydra and Archon). I have been reading up on weapon ...
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What is the most damaging Wizard spell to a single target?

What is the most damaging Wizard spell to a single target? Or well, it can accidently hit others as well but the mainpoint is; if I don't care about cost and I want to do the most damage possible to ...
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Surviving Inferno Spiderlings in Act 1

As a Wizard in Act 1 Inferno, I haven't really had any issues progressing so far, until tonight - when I hit the cave of the spider queen. Everything dies pretty easily, but the damn spiderlings just ...
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Does Prodigy take effect for each hit of multiple hit abilities?

The Wizard class in Diablo 3 has a passive ability called 'Prodigy', gained at level 20. The text for this passive ability is as follows; When you deal damage with a Signature spell, you gain 4 ...
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Inferno Stats to get through Act 2 as a Wizard?

I've been reading a lot of forums and watched quite a few videos. While most people seem to agree All Resist are the best-stat-ever you could get, and suggest getting it to 1000+, some say it's ...
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When would I use Arcane Strike instead of Disintegration Wave?

The wizard's Archon form has a couple of different attacks: Arcane Strike: Hits for 250% dmg Disintegration Wave: Hits for 300% dmg From the skill description, its simple to just choose Wave which ...
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Gear for an Inferno Wizard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What stats are best for casters (Wizard/Witch Doctor) doing Inferno? I'm trying to rebuild my gear towards beating Act 2 Inferno, most of my gear consists of very basic ...
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What stats are best for casters (Wizard/Witch Doctor) doing Inferno?

Both my witch doctor & wizard are just about level 60 and I am preparing to go try out inferno. I like the casters so much I can't decide which one should be my main. My friends (all melee ...
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Temporal Flux + Blizzard stack slow effects stack?

Do the effects of temporal flux (the passive skill) and blizzard stack? How much slowed down will the enemies be then?
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Does the “Life on Hit” affix work on channeled / DoT wizard spells? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do “on hit” effects work with channeled / DoT skills? I know for melee "Life on Hit" is a great affix, but for a wizard that only casts ray of frost / ...
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Will Split trigger Prodigy for each Magic Missile fired?

On a similar vein as this question about Electrocute, will the three Magic Missiles fired by the Split rune trigger the effects of Prodigy for each of the missiles that hits an enemy, or only once per ...
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Should we use slow or fast weapon on the wizard?

Should I max out DPS, or damage? I like arcane orb. Will the amount of damage enemies get depend on damage or dps? Does slow but big damage weapon better than fast and low damage weapon if DPS is ...
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Wizard - What is the Purpose of Teleport?

I remember Diablo 2 where we could teleport without cooldown to travel the map very fast, but now with that high cooldown of Teleport, in what situation would I ever use this skill ?
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Why doesn't magic weapon have a buff indicator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I track “Magic Weapon”s cooldown? I've noticed playing on my wizard that most of my skills show a buff with an indicator of how much time is left, ...
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Does Blizzard from multiple Wizards stack? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can multiple Wizards cast Blizzard at the same time? The tooltip on Blizzard clearly states: Multiple casts in the same area do not stack which is actually a bit ...
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Diablo 3 Wizard Specific Damage Type Bonus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does “elemental” damage on weapons work with elemental skills? Afternoon all, I'm starting to understand how damage is calculated, but have a quick ...
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Diablo 3 Wizard sparkflint familiar rune + conflagration?

Does sparkflint familiar benefit from conflagration passive skill? I know that sparkflint does not benefit from temporal flux skill as un-runed familiar and cannoneer familiar do.
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Killed in one hit with Force Armor?

Why is it that Fallen Maniacs can kill me flat from 23k hp to zero when I have Energy Armor with Force Armor rune up? Is that even possible or did my Energy Armor decay without me realizing?
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What skill gives the greatest knockback for a wizard?

The wizard is, as always, something of a glass cannon. Is there a skill the provides the greatest knockback for the purposes of crowd control? If there are two (one for single targets, one for ...
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What abilities will consume the Arcane Dynamo stacks?

The Arcane Dynamo passive states: When you deal damage with a Signature spell you may gain a Flash of Insight. After 5 Flashes of Insight, your next non-Signature spell deals 75% additional ...
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Does the Wizard's Electrocute gain the effects of Prodigy for every monster hit in the chain?

The Wizard's signature spell Electrocute reads Lightning arcs from your fingertips, dealing 80% weapon damage as Lightning. The lightning can jump, hitting up to 2 additional enemies. I use it ...
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How can I get the most out of Shock Pulse?

In Diablo 3, the Wizard has a signature spell called Shock Pulse. This spell causes a (seemingly) random burst of lightning on the ground in front of you. The problem with this is that it is a) ...
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What healing options are there for a wizard?

My wizard is pretty squishy, I usually put on Diamond Skin, but if an enemy deals more damage than it can absorb or if Diamond Skin is on cooldown my health goes down very quickly. If my health ...
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Build for Wizard in Diablo 3?

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 ...
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Do Venom Hydra pools stack?

The Venom Hydra Rune does the following: Summon a poison breathing Hydra that leaves a pool of acid that causes 18% weapon damage per second as Poison to enemies who remain in the pool. Does ...
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What's the wizard's main strength (or role)?

While there is no strong "role" for classes in Diablo 3, you can't deny that each of them is especially good at something. The barbarian can receive a lot of damage (tank), the demon hunter can ...
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Where can I find a firing squad (for Time Takes Its Toll and A Forceful Rebuke)?

Two Wizard Challenge achievements deal with projectiles: Time Takes Its Toll (slow 20 with one Slow Time) and A Forceful Rebuke (reflect 8 with one Wave of Force). It seems like getting both with ...
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What projectiles does Slow Time not affect?

I have noticed that certain things, such as the spikes from Quill mobs and mortar fire are not influenced by Slow Time's 90% projectile slow. What other sorts of ranged attacks fall into this ...
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Melee weapon usage by wizard

Playing by Wizard sometime I do left-click on the opponent and instead of casting the spell my wizard makes a hit by melee weapon. Question 1: Is there any way to disable that? Sometime I don't have ...
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As a Wizard, what weapons and item attributes are worth picking up?

Playing as a wizard, should I worry about the type of weapon that I am using? (E.g., 1-handed vs 2-handed, wand vs dagger/axe) What item attributes (on armor, jewelry, and weapons) would benefit ...
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Solo Wizard Builds?

I'm currently playing a Wizard in Diablo III. I'm in Nightmare and can solo with the rest of them, but I've heard Wizards are tough solo-ers in Hell/Inferno. Anybody knows of a solid Diablo III ...
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Does Diamond Skin scale?

Diamond skin for the Wizard is rare because it doesn't scale based on attributes, it is a flat amount of damage that is absorbed. Although extremely useful in normal, I imagine it will not scale ...
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How can I use my wand/offhand instead of my signature spell? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set a mouse button to a regular attack? I am equipped with a wand with magic abilities, and want to switch to it when monsters resist to my primary or secondary ...
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Damage calculation of the Wizard's Magic Weapon?

I'm currently trying to determine how exactly the DPS calculation works. The only thing I'm not quite sure about is Magic Weapon, which gives me a huge dps boost. My unbuffed DPS is about 17k, using ...
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How does Cold Blooded work?

The Wizard's Cold Blooded passive says "Cold damage dealt to chilled and frozen targets is increased by 20%". While 'frozen' is pretty obvious (although there aren't many ways to freeze targets) ...
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Signature spell damage comparison with attack speed

Shock Pulse with Piercing Orb fires at what appears to be a very low speed compared to Electrocute with Lightning Blast. Shock Pulse runed is listed to have 105%wd piercing, and Electrocute has 80%wd ...
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How should I be using teleport?

I just keep dying with my Wizard, and seeing as I want to prepare myself for hardcore, but I keep facing death, I'd like a few tips on how to maximize my usage of teleport in order to avoid dying so ...
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Do Blizzards from multiple Wizards stack?

The description of Blizzard states "Multiple casts in the same area do not stack." What if there are two Wizards in my party? Will each of their Blizzards deal damage, or only one?
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What does 1 intellect translate to damage for a wizard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is skill damage calculated based on weapon damage? I am currently comparing items to see which is better and the bonus difference is damage or intellect... If an ...
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Can enemies frozen by something other than Frost Nova trigger Shatter when killed?

Frost Nova's Shatter rune claims that "A frozen enemy that is killed has a 50% chance of releasing another Frost Nova." Meanwhile, Ice Armor causes melee attackers to be chilled or frozen for 2 ...
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What's the highest DPS Wizard rotation for a single-target fight?

For some boss fights where the vast majority of the time you're simply beating on a single big baddie, what are the most effective spells (and runes) for the Wizard to use? Such a build might not be ...
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Wizard spells and weapon damage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is skill damage calculated based on weapon damage? I just started playing Diablo (first diablo game for me) and I'm trying to understand what makes my spells more ...
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How does the Prism rune for Diamond Skin interact with spells that have a continious cost?

Diamond Skin (Prism) Ray of Frost If you had Diamond Skin active with Prism, how does that affect the upkeep cost of channelling Ray of Frost?
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Does the Wizard Talent Conflagration work with weapons with +Fire Damage?

The Wizard Passive skill Conflagration causes enemies hit by fire damage to take increased damage: Fire damage dealt to enemies applies a burning effect, increasing all damage done to them by 10% ...
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Can Frost Nova with Shatter result in more than two Frost Novas?

The Frost Nova ability freezes all enemies around the Wizard for 3 seconds. Shatter reads: A frozen enemy that is killed has a 50% chance of releasing another Frost Nova. If a second Frost Nova ...