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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is Magic Weapon associated with a weapon or with the hero?

The Wizard’s Magic Weapon skill description reads: Imbue your weapon with magical energy, granting it 10% increased damage. Lasts 5 minutes. What does it mean, imbue the weapon? If I switch ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wizard CDR builds?

So I've been looking to improve my Wizard's survivability in Inferno. I've looked into a group of Wizard builds called CDR (Cooldown Reduction) builds, whose primary skills are Critical Mass and Frost ...
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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 ...