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 shield is this item referring to and is it really better than what I have?

Is this item really better than what I have? Assuming I can enchant this item to have generic damage instead of holy, is it worth the material to do so? Shouldn't the mace be slighly better, ...
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Which signature spell is the fastest for generating Flashes of Insight?

The Wizard’s Arcane Dynamo skill description reads: When you deal damage with a Signature spell you may gain a Flash of Insight. The “may” is very vague. What is the actual chance? And more ...
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Space Dementia Wizard Achievement

What is the easiest way to earn the Space Dementia achievement? Space Dementia Damage 30 enemies with one Black Hole cast.
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How do I regain Arcane Power effectively with my Frozen Orb Wizard?

I'm mainly using a Frozen Orb/Electrocute Wizard at the moment. It works pretty well, but I run out of AP very often. Until recently this wasn't bad enough to actually do much about it, I was somewhat ...
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Which monsters are immune to Black Hole's vortex?

Black Hole has no "pull" effect on some monsters, as I observe. And as far as I could see, these are the larger ones. Under what circumstances does the vortex affect monsters? Elites, champions? ...
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Does Mirror Ball double/triple Magic Missile damage?

Mirror Ball source has a special attribute "Magic Missile fires [1-2] extra missiles". If I'm using a one missile rune (e.g. Glacial Spike), does this effectively double/triple the DPS of Magic ...
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Why do Wizards use 1-hand weapons if 2-hand weapons hit harder?

The answers to the question Should we use slow or fast weapon on the wizard? say that many spells, like Blizzard, are not affected by attack speed. So, for better DPS, people should be better off ...
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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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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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How does attack speed affect damage for various skills?

Summon an Arcane Hydra that spits Arcane Orbs that explode on impact, dealing 111% weapon damage as Arcane to enemies near the explosion. So it seems that fast hitting weapon don't make hydra ...
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Blazing Hydra vs Arcane Hydra

What's the advantage of blazing hydra compared to arcane hydra? It looks like they both do the same thing except that blazing hydra damage is a little lower and the damage is delayed by 3 seconds. ...
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What skills provide what elemental damage for elemental exposure wizard?

So we need fire, cold, arcane, and lightning. Say I have sparkflint familiar. Does that give fire? Frozen orb. Okay cold covered Arcane? How do I get arcane? Arcane hydra? Lightning comes from ...
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How do Mirror Image, Slow Time, and Illusionist interact?

When I use Mirror Image with Slow Time equipped, the mirror images also cast Slow Time. Using the Time Warp rune in Slow Time also increases the damage enemies inside the bubble take by 10%. With ...
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How does Spectral Blade affect Hydra?

Spectral Blade combined with Flame Blades gives a buff that increases Fire Damage for 1% on each Stack. Does Hydra get the buff while it is active or if I cast it at say 25 stacks and it drops to 20 ...
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Can you choose which way you move when casting Mirror Image?

When casting Mirror Image, you slide in one direction while the other Mirror Images created go in other directions, to misdirect the enemy. Sometimes, the sliding puts me in an advantageous position, ...
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On Wizard, Is it better to use Magic Weapon or Familiar(sparkflint)?

So the Wizard gets the skill Magic Weapon that raises your dmg by 10% and this IS reflected in your DPS rating when you cast it. A few levels later you get the Familiar which eventually gets ...
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When does Mocking Demise trigger?

When using Mirror Image with the Mocking Demise rune, the images deal damage and have a chance to stun in an area when they die. My question is, what exactly triggers this? Does this occur no matter ...
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Does (passive) Cold Blooded apply to enemies if they were frozen by my mirror images and not me?

Using the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture", do the created mirror images make use of passive effects? theoretical build example: ...
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Do my arcane spells hit harder if my mirror images cast Wave of Force: Arcane Attunement?

Using the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture", do I get the arcane damage bonus if my mirror images cast Wave of Force: Arcane Attunement or is the bonus linked/limited to ...
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Do mirror images created by the wizard get the bonus from Magic Weapon: Ignite and (passive) Conflagration

Using the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture", do the created mirror images make use of both effects? theoretical build example: ...
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Do mirror images created by the wizard casting Slow Time: Time Warp increase the damage recieved by 10%?

Using the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture", do the created mirror images make use of this secondary effect? theoretical build example: ...
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How does Frozen Orb work?

As part of the Frozen Orb's animation, it spews ice in all directions, supposedly damaging enemies it touches. I wonder how exactly this works. Does it deal more damage if the orb hits the enemy ...
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Does a Wizard's lightning hydra proc the paralysis passive?

As per the title, does the Wizard's lightning hydra proc the passive to stun mobs?
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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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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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Why Twister over Piercing Orb

My question is, what is the reasoning behind using twister, is there a large advantage over using something like piercing orb? Is it an AP sink? If so, what is the advantage over using the Arcane Orb ...
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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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Are the Fracture Rune and Mirror Image exclusive?

There are 2 ways to get mirror image as wizard in diablo 3 Mirror image Teleport (with Fracture Rune). Every time I cast normal mirror image, the mirror image from teleport goes out. I sometimes ...
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What increases a Wizard's arcane power regeneration?

Arcane power, the resource for the Wizard's non-signature spells generates rapidly on its own, however on Diablo Wiki, it is stated that arcane power Regeneration over time (can be boosted by ...
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How is it possible to use the Diablo III Wizard skills Magic Weapon and Familiar at the same time? [duplicate]

Recently I saw the following profile: I am wondering how it is possible to use Magic Weapon and Familiar at the same time. Can anybody explain?
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Why does Arcane Torrent slow me down?

I recently noticed that when I cast Arcane Torrent I'm apparently under some slowdown effect: This effect disappears the instant the cast animation stops. But what is the point of this effect in ...
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What are the attack speed breakpoints for a critical mass wizard?

When playing a critical mass wizard, attack speed is an important stat because it increases the amount of tornadoes that you can cast. But attack speed also increases the tick rate of the tornadoes, ...
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What attack does the Wizard do when attacking with a spell while out of Arcane Power?

I've noticed that if my Wizard runs out of Arcane Power while I'm spamming an ability that costs arcane power, I start shooting little white dots at the enemy which do damage. This surprised me ...
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Why use Magic Weapon and Familiar over Storm Armor

So I've chosen to disable electives with my Wizard, and found MW, Familiar, and SA to be in the same category. I don't have all the runes unlocked but I am finding SA to be far better that the other ...
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Can Archon Beam Shoot Through Wall?

Archon beam is the right click stuff when you turned into archon as wizard. It definitely can when the wall is created by the monster. When it's a regular wall, the result is not clear. I can't see ...
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Do Spectral Blades - Healing Blades get a bonus penalty in inferno?

I'm considering trying out a melee wizard build for Inferno (now that monsters in acts 3/4 don't hit quite as massively!) but was wondering one thing... I know that Lifesteal (weapons with 2.5% ...
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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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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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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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When would I use Venom Hydra over Mammoth Hydra, and vice versa?

On paper, Venom Hydra and Mammoth Hydra seem very similar. Both have an AOE effect that deals damage per second to enemies that remain in it, except that Mammoth Hydra deals more (22% weapon damage ...
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Does blizzard actually slow enemies down and by how much?

Some runes like grasping chill slow enemies down. What about the others? My main use of blizzard is not really to damage enemy but to slow them down for poison hydra. The tooltips doesn't say it ...
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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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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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How can I build a melee/kite wizard? [closed]

I'm running a 1/2 melee, 1/2 kite wizard build. The build is: Passives: Astral Presence Galvanizing Ward Temporal Flux Offense spells: Arcane orb (celestial) Hydra (Poison) Blizzard (stark ...
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Does Cold Blooded affect all players?

Quoting the skill description: All damage dealt to chilled and frozen targets is increased by 20%. Does "All Damage" mean it applies to damage dealt by other players?
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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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Build defense or damage in order to survive against unique monsters in Inferno?

My question is quite simple: what should I choose for my level 60 wizard to survive and pursue the game better in inferno, defense or dps ? I can imagine that a tank wizard may not be a wise choice, ...
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Storm Armor and Diamond Skin?

I note that in each of the Armor skills in the Conjuration tree, it says that only one armor skill can be active at a time. Does Diamond Skin count as an Armor spell? Or can I trigger both Diamond ...
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Diablo 3 Wizard Skills/Build [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Solo Wizard Builds? I have recently switched from Diablo 2 to 3 and the new way the skills evolve is messing with me a little (automatically things unlock on certain ...
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Diablo 3 - Improving killspeed in Nightmare [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Primary Stat Worth More Than Weapon Damage? So I'm in Act 1 Nightmare right now, playing as a Wizard, and I'm having a hard time killing some of the mooks. My killing ...