Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Diablo 3 Wizard build guide


The Wizard is one of the toughest classes to survive as on Hell and Inferno. Here are the Wizard builds we’ve found to be most fun and effective so far. Our Diablo 3 class build guide has builds for every class in Diablo 3: Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Monk, Witch Doctor, and Wizard. Be sure to check back often—we’re updating it almost every day.

Wizard build: The Storm Mage

See the build: Wizard Storm Mage
Bring the chaos and destruction of the raging storm to bear, unleashing lightning and ice an an unpredictable maelstrom of destruction around you. This build does best at mid to close range, with Shock Pulse flooding the field before you with volatile bolts while your runed Ray of Frost and Frost Nova send cold annihilation in all directions. Diamond Skin and Storm Armor will let you survive to get in close enough for your AoEs to have maximum effect, while also discounting all of your damaging spells significantly, so the storm never really stops raging. Blizzard gives you a longer-range option for dealing mass murder.
Preferred stats: Weapon Damage, Intelligence, Attack Speed, Max Arcane Power

Wizard build: The Z Fighter (Ranged)

See the build: Wizard Z Fighter
The week of theme builds continues with inspiration from Akira Toriyama’s Dragonball universe! Note that you will be required to yell the names of your attacks loudly into your monitor for this build to function. Unleash volley after volley of devastating energy attacks in true Dragonball fashion with Magic Missile, Arcane Orb (SPIRT BOMB!) and Disintegrate (Kaaaaaaa meeeeeeeee…) Teleport lets you zip around the battlefield like a boss. When it comes time to power up, Storm Armor will take you to the next level. And against the greatest of foes, unlock the transformation power of Archon — it’s just a shame there isn’t a rune that makes it turn your hair gold and spiky.
Preferred stats: Weapon Damage, Intelligence, Vitality, Max Arcane Power

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Wizard build: The Glass Cannon

See the build: Wizard Glass Cannon - Updated 5/17
A primal urge within all of us wants to see big numbers flash on the screen when we attack, and this build lets you get the biggest digits of any class in Diablo 3. Core skills get a bonus effect on crit: your primary, Electrocute, and Storm Armor lash out lightning attacks, and Meteor‘s molten fire boils over when it crits. The Critical Mass passive reduces the cooldown on your spells by 1 second every time you crit, and Arcane Dynamo lets you boost your next attack by 75% to achieve truly absurd single-hit numbers to brag about to your buddies. The other abilities center on making sure you crit as often as possible, with Disintegrate, Frost Nova and Explosive Blast all hitting multiple targets with some absurdly high weapon percentages–each with its own chance to be crit. With all these perks tossed in, an explosion from Volatile blast is doing 800% weapon damage before crit and with no gear stats calculated in (that’s 1,200% or higher on a crit)!
Preferred stats: Critical Chance, Critical Hit Damage, Weapon Damage, Intelligence

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Wizard build: The Battle Mage

See the build: Wizard Battle Mage
Not every Wizard is squishy, but the battle mage is one of the most coveted archetypes that rarely makes it way into games because, frankly, it’s usually way overpowered. The first step is to give your Wizard a melee weapon: Spectral Blade takes it one step further by making your primary attack a massive, magical sword that heals you when it crits. Next, you’ve got to bolster your defenses so you can stand on the front lines without crumbling like wet tissue paper. Diamond Skin, Ice Armor, Archon and the passive skills Galvanizing Ward and Blur turn you into a veritable tank with insane armor and a ton of sweet spells. The last thing you need to complete your battle mage toolkit is a couple devastating aoes to unleash when things get hairy. Arcane Torrent and Energy Twister can both be runed into the perfect tools, and the Unstable Anomaly passive gives you a boost right when you need it most.

Clonezilla Live 1.2.12-60

Steven Shiau has announced the release of Clonezilla Live 1.2.12-60, a new stable version of the specialist Debian-based live CD with free disk cloning software: "This release of Clonezilla live (1.2.12-60) includes major enhancements and minor bug fixes. Enhancements and changes: the underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded, this release is based on the Debian 'Sid' repository as of 2012-05-25; Linux kernel was updated to 3.2.18; the drbl package was updated to 1.12.9 and Clonezilla was to 2.5.36; Partclone was updated to 0.2.48; Gdisk was updated to 0.8.4; Allowing to enter command-line prompt to create partition table when blank destination disk is found in restoreparts mode; the vlan package was added; vmfs5 file systems support was enabled again...." The release announcement has all the details. Download (MD5): clonezilla-live-1.2.12-60-i486.iso (107MB), clonezilla-live-1.2.12-60-i686-pae.iso (108MB), clonezilla-live-1.2.12-60-amd64.iso (109MB).


Klaus Knopper has announced the release of KNOPPIX 7.0.1, a major new update to the project's Debian-based live DVD consisting of a representative collection of GNU/Linux software and automatic hardware detection: "Version 7.0.1 of KNOPPIX is based on the usual picks from Debian stable and newer desktop packages from Debian testing and Debian unstable. It includes: Linux kernel 3.3.7 and X.Org 7.6 (core; optional 64-bit kernel via the 'knoppix64' boot option supporting systems with more than 4 GB of RAM and chroot to 64-bit installations for system rescue tasks; LibreOffice 3.5.3; Chromium 18.0.1025.168 and Firefox/Iceweasel 10.0 web browsers; LXDE (default), KDE 4.7.4 (boot option 'knoppix desktop=kde'), GNOME 3.4 (boot option 'knoppix desktop=gnome')." Read the rest of the release notes for further information. Download: KNOPPIX_V7.0.1DVD-EN.iso (3,986MB, MD5), KNOPPIX_V7.0.1DVD-DE.iso (3,986MB, MD5).

Crysis 2 back on Steam as Maximum Edition

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Last June Crysis 2 was suddenly removed from the Steam store. The game was “expelled,” in EA’s words, because a separate agreement with another download service violated new rules from Steam, EA said.
This contract conundrum between Crytek and digital distributors seems to’ve been resolved: Crysis 2 is back on Steam as a $40 re-release. The Maximum Edition bundles existing multiplayer map pack content for the game. This version of the game is also available on Origin today, duh.
What’s in Crysis 2′s Maximum Edition:
  • Bonus XP – Access to preset classes plus a custom class
  • Scar weapon Skin – Scar assault rifle digital camouflage
  • Weapon Attachment – Day 1 access to scar hologram decoy
  • Unique Platinum Dog Tag – Display your multiplayer rank and stats

The Maximum Edition also includes the content of C2′s Retaliation and Decimation packs:
  • Nine additional multiplayer maps supporting all game modes
  • Two new weapons – FY71 Assault Rifle and M18 Smoke Grenade

If you purchased Crysis 2 on Steam before it was removed, you can upgrade to the Maximum Edition for 50% the cost, EA says.

Grml 2012.05

Michael Prokop has announced the release of Grml 2012.05, a Debian-based live CD designed for system administrators and users of text tools: "We just released Grml 2012.05 'Ponyhof'. Thanks for all the feedback we received for our 2011.12 release, we took it serious and hope that everyone finds 2012.05 such a wonderful release as we consider it to be. There were some changes between 2012.05-rc1 and the new stable release. The most important ones are: update to Linux kernel 3.3.7; added sysstat (and imvirt-helper was pulled in as dependency); fixed GRUB 2, iPXE and MirOS bsd4grml boot options for 64-bit ISO images; added wallpaper; fixed language boot option for the grml-small flavour." Read the release announcement and release notes for more details. Download: grml32-full_2012.05.iso (334MB, SHA1, torrent), grml32-small_2012.05.iso (145MB, SHA1, torrent), grml64-full_2012.05.iso (371MB, SHA1, torrent), grml64-small_2012.05.iso (148MB, SHA1, torrent).

Fedora 17

Robyn Bergeron has announced the release of Fedora 17, the latest stable version of the Red Hat-sponsored community distribution of Linux: "The 'Beefy Miracle' hath arrived. We believe this is the beefiest release ever - chock full of features to customize your experience to your tastes. On the desktop, GNOME 3.4 introduces new search capabilities in the activities overview, improved themes, and enhancements to the Documents and Contacts applications. A new application, GNOME-boxes, provides easy access to virtual machines. Additionally, GIMP 2.8 brings new improvements, such as single-window mode, layer groups, and on-canvas editing." See the release announcement and release notes for further information. Download (mirrors, torrents): Fedora-17-i686-Live-Desktop.iso (646MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-17-i686-Live-KDE.iso (695MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-17-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso (645MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-17-x86_64-Live-KDE.iso (692MB, SHA256, torrent).