Livegood118 Posted February 27, 2016 Share Posted February 27, 2016 Hi all, I was thinking of playing a wizard main for my next play through and was wondering how everyone's thinking has evolved on them since 3.0? The last time I played a Wizard i focuses him mostly around blights, nowadays that build would be something like 17 might, dex, per and int, 7 con and 3 resolve with Blast, Penetrating Blast, Penetrating Shot, Weapon Focus, Sneak Attack, Dangerous instruments, Marksman and probably Arcane Veil. This kind of build really shines against trash mobs. I generally wouldn't worry about interrupts because you save so many spells by using the blights you should always have CC spells on hand if you need them. Nowadays I'm thinking you could use Ryonas Vambraces and sacrifice the Devil of Caroc as well for a total of -19 DR penetration on your blasts. Has anyone tried anything like this recently with high level wm2 content? That's a hell of a lot of talents to spend focusing on just one spell so I'm wondering if it's worth it. On the other hand I'm thinking about eschewing Melee/physical ranged attacks entirely by, somewhat ironically, using Abydons hammer for +4 Might and going for 18 might, per, int, 14 dex, 7 con and 3 resolve. With this approach I would go for Arcane Veil, Hardened Veil, Secrets of Rime (all the best elemental damage spells are frost), and then for non elemental spells probably some of the +damage vs enemy to keep boosting spell damage as high as possible (vessels, Wilders definitely - perhaps beasts for dragons too). The new bow spell seems pretty cool and could be incorporated in to any build and optimised through 2 or 3 talents (spirit of decay, weapon Focus). If you're playing a wood elf I probably wouldn't worry about getting marksman on top of that, seems like a waste given the alternatives. Maybe there's a happy medium between the talents that boost blights and the talents that boost the black bow and you could have a good hybrid physical build? Interested to hear peoples' views. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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