Burst Through the Levels with the Power of a Wizard
This is your Wizard leveling build:
With a Wizard the most effective way to level is by bursting down massive groups of enemies. The Wizard's high powered spells hurt enemies in a decent sized radius so you just have to herd the demons together and let them have it. These two builds focus on two very different techniques for herding and eliminating groups of enemies.
Both builds focus on high levels of sustained damage that are going to move you towards the level cap at rapid speed. You may have to alter them if survivability becomes an issue however because they are both high skill builds that take some practice to learn.
With the Snare Build you'll deal high amounts of damage that will keep your enemies in a constant snare. In this build it's important to be very mobile because the enemies are never locked in place. You will kill off strong single enemies with Ray of Frost while bursting down the rest with Arcane Missiles.
Ray of Frost - Cold Blooded
Start off the fight by hurling a series of Magic Missiles at approaching enemies. Mix in Ray of Frost to slow your enemies down. It's important to have Cold Blood selected for your Ray of Frost to allow you to build up your Arcane Power for Arcane Explosion.
When your enemies start to get close to you use Diamond Skin along with Arcane Explosion while running back. With Prism selected on Diamond Skin you can spam many more Arcane Explosions before running out of power.
You should be using Energy Armor the entire fight and if you run out of room to get away use Teleport.
Cold Blooded is the most important passive because you will be relying on Ray of Frost heavily to burn down your enemies and keep them snared. Temporal Flux will turn Arcane Explosion into an AOE snare making it much easier to kite your enemies. Since you shouldn't be getting hit it only makes sense to add on Glass Cannon to boost up your damage output.
The AOE Build focuses on locking your enemies in place and dropping huge fiery AOE damage down on them. It is a highly controllable build with enough skills to keep you out of danger all the time.
Shock Pulse - Fire Bolts
Energy Armor - Pinpoint Barrier
Wave of Force
Start the fight by hurling Fire Bolts at enemies with Shock Pulse. Run around to herd the groups of enemies together. Use Wave of Force to push back any stragglers until you have a large group formed.
Hit the group with Frost Nova to lock them in place and then unleash Meteor on top of them. Finish off any remaining enemies using a combination of Wave of Force and Shock Pulse depending on how many are left.
The most important passive of this build is Conflagration because both of your main attacks deal fire damage. Glass Cannon is a nice damage booster that doesn't come with much risk since you have Wave of Force and Frost Nova to keep you out of danger, and Astral Presence will help keep you with enough power to jump from one group to the next relatively quickly.
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