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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Do mirror images benefit from the increased damage of Slow Time: Time Warp?

Do mirror images from the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture" benefit from the increased damage of the Time Warp rune for Slow Time? theoretical build example: ...
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What causes Storm Armor to go off?

The Storm Armor skill for the Wizard says: Bathe yourself in electrical energy, periodically shocking a nearby enemy for 175% weapon damage as Lightning. Lasts 10 minutes. But what causes the ...
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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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Any tips for beating Malthael as a Wizard on high difficulty levels?

I'm playing solo as a hardcore Wizard on Torment IX, running Tal Rasha's with dual hydras. Usually when I encounter hard boss fights with melee bosses, I'm forced to kite and rely on my hydras + ...
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What skills/passives proc Tal Rasha stacks, but are not cast for Etched Sigil?

I'm building a character with 6pc Tal Rasha's for 2000% damage (4) Set: Arcane, Cold, Fire, and Lightning attacks each increase all of your resistances by 25% for 8 seconds. (6) Set: Attacks ...
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How can a Firebird build compete with Tal Rasha's after 2.4?

In patch 2.4, the Firebird set has received a damage boost in the form of +25% damage per burning enemy. But Tal Rasha's also received a boost, now adding +500% damage per stack. This seems horribly ...
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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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How does Blur stack with resistances?

The Blur passive skill states that it reduces damage taken by 17%. Another answer stated that different classes of damage buffs stack multiplicatively, so I would suspect that also applies to damage ...
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How does Bane of the Trapped stack with Time Warp?

The Bane of the Trapped legendary gem has the effect: Increase damage against enemies under the effects of control-impairing effects by 15.00%. Per numerous other sources, Slow Time counts as a ...
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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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Tal rasha 2 pieces vs 4 pieces

Quick description on skill: Electrocute - arc lightening (lightning) Teleport - wormhole Meteor - thunder Crash (lightning) Magic Weapon - Ignite (fire) Ice Armor - Frozen storm (ice) Familiar - ...
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new damage calculation with set bonuses

So with the revamp of sets in 2.2 my question is how the new damage buffs get applied. are they all multiplicative from diffrent sets/legendary vs additive (stacking elemental dmg) With the new ...
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Getting past 30 grift with Rimeheart/LoG

Has anyone gotten past a lvl 30 grift with a Rimeheart and a Light of Grace ? This is what I use currently. I'd like some advice on how to improve gear and generally what stats/gems should I be ...
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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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Do the shields of Magic Weapon Deflection and Dominance stack?

I'm using Magic weapon Deflection and Dominance (passive) at the moment but I'm not really sure whether they stack. In other words: Do I get more shields this way, or is one skill just wasted here? ...
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Problems with single target dps as fire wizard (d3)

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#aPNOSj!YiSe!cYYcZa That's my build, and I completely decimate rifts on t5 until I come up to a yellow elite or rift boss. My damage is seriously lacking ...
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What are the Archon’s abilities?

The description for Archon reads: While in Archon form, your normal abilities are replaced by powerful Archon abilities But no further information is provided. What does that mean, precisely? ...
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Does Paralysis stack with Wyrdward?

I'm just curious if the Paralysis passive (for Wizard), which gives a 15% chance for lightning damage to stun the enemy for 1.5 seconds, stacks with the ring Wyrdward's special, which does the same, ...
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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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Is Black Hole a Knockback?

Is the spell Black Hole counted as knockback? It would be insane with Strongarm Bracers. I've googled it and some people say it does, while others say it doesn't, does anyone have an offical ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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? [closed]

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 ...