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    Default Just musing over EPLs as a wizzy

    Swapping from soundburst/BoGW to mass hold for epics due to targeting will. Extra bonus of being incapable of healing most other players and trapping xp. Con of having to swap gear out for boss dps. Pro of not being a 0 dps wizzy.

    In this build, we are AoE burst casting off of the inquisitor, wf, falconry, and vkf trees, then swapping over to boss pew pew gear for red names with same trees. With trapping, evasion, move speed, and self healing.

    This will toss out 8k Fan of Knives, 13k Wild Shots, 10k Energy Burst, 14k Shadow Lance at level 20 on mass held trash (math below). It will also have inquisitor red named dps from gear swap, or you can spell dps things down. No Holds Barred maxes your attack speed, and Tensor's Transformation maxes your BaB, so you don't need any ranged feats.

    The 9 sprint boosts (6 falconry 3 pdk) combined with barb level combined with all the AoE burst abilities is going to allow continuous sprinting through quests with only short pauses to AoE gib everything.

    Kitchen Sink Wizzy
    17 wiz 2 Rogue 1 Barb WF

    Wiz feats - quicken, maximize, spell Pen, enchant focus#1
    Heroic Feats: enchant focus#2, PL:Bard, Completionist, PL:Wiz, Spell Pen #2, Mithral, Ins. Reflexes
    Epic Feats: ESpellPen, BoGW, Force, Embolden, Mass Frog, Dire Charge, Reincarnate

    Twists: Energy Burst, Sense Weakness, Wild Shots, Shadow Lance

    Max + Levels Int

    41 Inquisitor (35 RP) (can use archmage in heroics to level with casting)
    25 Falconry (No Mercyx3, Sprint Boost, int, RP, Deadly Instinctx2) (Use EK Imbue 6 AP and Harper 12 AP Int to hit/dmg/kta in heroics)
    12 VKF Fan of Knives (deflect arrows)
    2 + 2 tome + 12 racial Warforged (Veteran 15 RP + 25 USP + ASF + Repair Amp)

    Level 20 Caster Gear set:

    Mainhand: https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Shocki...ost_(level_20) Socketed Reconstruction, Sentience 45 RP (Magnetism, Lightning Lore, Ins. Evo, Wizardry)
    Offhand: https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Mutilator_of_Minds (Ins. Enchant, Quality SFM, Qual Impulse)
    Goggles: Dusk Lenses https://ddowiki.com/page/Itemusk_Lenses (potency, ins. potency)
    Helm: (CC lvl 18, 23): Sheltering, SFM, Ins. Magical Sheltering
    Necklace CC: (Spell Saves, Impulse Spell Power, Ins. Physical Sheltering)
    Trinket(CC): Kinetic Lore, Universal Spell Lore, Ins. Impulse
    Armor: Enigma Core https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Enigma_Core (fort, prr, Exc. spell lore + spell power)
    Cloak (CC lvl 18, 23): Int, Spellsight, Ins. Int
    Bracer: Aetherband https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Aetherband (Spell Pen, Ins. Spell Pen, Sheild, Mag Eff)
    Belt: https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Thrummingspark_Cord (Enhanced Magnetism 77)
    Ring 1: https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Celestial_Sapphire_Ring (Dodge, Finished: Con, Profane Int)
    Boots (CC): Striding, Parrying, Ins. Spellsight
    Gloves (CC): Light Spell Power (Recon if you don't have forum post), Repair Amp., Ins SP: Magnetism
    Ring 2: https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:The_Shattered_Onyx (Ins. Dodge, Ins. Resist, Profane SFM, Finished: Ins. Wisdom)
    Quiver: Dynamistic https://ddowiki.com/page/Itemynamistic_Quiver (2 RP) or https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Quiver_of_Alacrity

    Sockets (13): Deathblock, Fear immune, Master's Gift, Exceptional Int, Globe, Resistance, Enchant, Prot, Nat Armor, False Life, Vitality, Poison, Disease

    Boss dps swaps limited to 1 toolbar:
    Weapon: Ratcatcher Socketed Reconstruction
    Goggles: (CC lvl 20) Wisdom, Deadly, Ins. Seeker
    Helm: https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Wallwatch_Circlet
    Trinket (CC) Kinetic Lore, Repair Amplification, Ins. Impulse
    Armor: https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Wildheart
    Cloak (CC) Int, Spellsight, Ins. Wisdom
    Bracer: (CC) Resists, Ins. Magical Sheltering, Sheltering
    Gloves: https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Wildwood_Gauntlets
    Ring 2 Epic Stalker https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Epic_Ring_of_the_Stalker


    Sockets (13): 1 Reconstruction (in weapon), 2 Master's Gift, 3 Resistance, 4 Deathblock

    -------------------------------- Lvl 20 Caster Stats in Reaper in Fatesinger as example------------------------------
    Int @ 20 = 65
    18 base
    7 Tome
    5 levels
    9 enhancement
    4 insightful
    2 artifact
    1 Exceptional
    1 Profane
    2 ship
    2 racial past life
    2 racial completionist
    2 completionist
    1 Falconry
    4 Inquisitor
    1 Reaper Core
    3 Reaper Tree
    1 ED Glitter

    Mass Hold DC @20: 63 (Halt Undead, Stone to Flesh will be lower)
    4 Feats
    3 Enhancement (gear)
    1 Insight
    1 Quality
    1 Profane
    2 Artifact
    19 base
    27 Int
    1 Augment
    1 Ship
    3 Reaper Tree

    154 RP @ 20
    3 Tome
    45 sentience
    35 Inquisitor
    3 Falconry
    15 Warforged
    2 Quiver
    9 reaper
    34 Fatesinger
    8 Mythic

    Helpless @20 115%
    30 Falconry
    30 Sense Weakness
    5% Ship

    Spell Power @20 452 Impulse FoK/WS (662 electricity energy burst) (410 light Shadow Lance)
    111 Enhancement
    55 Insight (30 insight Shadow Lance)
    25 Artifact
    70 Spellcraft
    17 Quality (Impulse only - FoK/Wild Shots)
    8 Exceptional
    25 Warforged
    18 Implement
    3 Falconry
    227 (Maximize + RL Belt Energy Burst only)
    27 Reaper
    85 Fatesinger
    8 Mythic

    Spell Crit @20 21% (21% Shadow Lance, 38% EB, 29% FoK/Wild Shots)
    8 Universal Lore
    16 Lightning/Force Lore (EB and FoK/WS)
    8 Exceptional Lore
    5 Magical Training
    9% PL: Energy Critical (EB only)

    Base Abilities @20:
    Fan of Knives 5-8 x 20 levels = 130 base
    Wild Shots 20d20 = 210 base
    Shadow Lance 198 base
    Energy Burst = 22.5x20 levels = 450

    Wild Shots/Fan of Knives Scaling = x 5.52 (spell power) x 1.29 (spell crit) x 2.15 Helpless x 4.06 (Ranged Power) = x62
    Shadow Lance Scaling = x 5.10 (spell power) x 1.21 (spell crit) x 2.15 Helpless x 7.12 (Ranged Power) = x94
    Energy Burst Scaling = x 7.62 (spell power) x 1.38 (spell crit) x 2.15 Helpless = x22

    8k Fan of Knives, 13k Wild Shots, 10k Energy Burst, 14k Shadow Lance, inquisitor red named dps @ 20
    Last edited by Tilomere; 07-09-2019 at 02:02 AM.

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    Ok, finished musing on this. I didn't make a lvl 20 forum post last anniversary, but any decent lvl 20 cormyrian caster weapon would work since we have universal lore and spell power.

    Named this "Kitchen Sink Wizzy."
    Last edited by Tilomere; 06-18-2019 at 12:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilomere View Post
    Swapping from soundburst/BoGW to mass hold for epics due to targeting will.
    ...
    7k Fan of Knives, 11k Wild Shots, 8.5k Energy Burst, 13k Shadow Lance, inquisitor red named dps @ 20
    Similar to a build I was pondering, though I was thinking more along the lines of using Sleet Storm for helpless -- works on everything with eyes, no DC requirement, and I'm pretty sure it lasts longer and has a bigger area than Hold. Things can (kinda) fight back still, though you can sleet as you're training to bunch up things behind. I was also thinking of DPS'ing with the xbow rather than spells. Those are some exceptional AE calcs and will definitely make me re-think things, especially because the alt I had in mind already has an esoteric + adherent caster DC set.

    I'm concerned about time lost to "herd" a pack into a clump for an effective hold+ae, though. My shouter bard can stun+ae, but that herding process I have to go through there isn't trivial. Hmm. OTH, an InqWiz can shoot down the odd AE escapee for zero SP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjond View Post
    Similar to a build I was pondering, though I was thinking more along the lines of using Sleet Storm for helpless -- . OTH, an InqWiz can shoot down the odd AE escapee for zero SP.
    Sleet Storm causes blindness which enables sneak attack damage, but doesn't enable helpless damage.

    Oh, the occasional escapee will eat a 14k Power Word: Stun or Hold Monster + Shadow Lance or FoD.

    Updated gear list for Multilator of Minds over Mistfallen, which clears up belt slot to allow RL belt for stacking elemental spell power, and also adds in quality impulse. Lose 1 quality int, 1 universal DC (keep the enchantment DC), but gain a bit of spell power for dps.

    Added in mythic bonuses from gear, updated and corrected math.
    Last edited by Tilomere; 06-24-2019 at 09:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilomere View Post
    Sleet Storm causes blindness which enables sneak attack damage, but doesn't enable helpless damage.
    Gah. Where did I get the notion that it provided helpless? Ah, well, there's a build I can flush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjond View Post
    Ah, well, there's a build I can flush.
    Blind is good. Sleet storm is amazing since it also degrades mob AI.

    Mused out the gear swaps, limiting the trash and boss dps sets to 1 toolbar each, with overlapping gear for defense.

    I could run over epics leveling as anything traditional, but I want to try something unique I haven't done before. I'm between 38% and 64% sure this will work well. It's too bad they are nerfing combat brute instead of blitz. I liked LD as a casting ED. Permanent sprint boost and 50% helpless damage > draconic, shiradi, and EA put together for leveling.
    Last edited by Tilomere; 06-24-2019 at 10:03 PM.

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