Diablo III Patch 1.0.4 Preview: Wizard

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Diablo III will be unleashing a new patch at some point that seems to be focusing more on tuning and tweaking the classes more than anything else, which is great. I love me a good tweaking, as long as it doesn’t get crazy. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to spend much time playing D3, so much as thinking about it, so I’m no expert. But my class of choice is definitely the Wizard. Always will be, no matter the game. So it’s cool to see them publish a patch preview of their changes like they’ll be doing for the remaining 3 classes (barbarian got theirs earlier, link below). Noticible changes are coming to the Hydra skill to make each of its variants comparable to Venom Hydra’s overpowered nature, as well as Energy Twister being nerfed a bit and a few other skills actually getting boosted a bit. Due to my limited play time, I can really only comment on Energy Twister as the other skills seemed to be just fine. But Energy Twister, as much as I like to use it and watch it in action, still seemed not all that great to me. Not only is it rather chaotic but it never seemed to proc reliably for me anyway, so to hear it’s getting the proc nerfed is a little “hmph” worthy. But I’ll probably still use the damn thing so I guess it really doesn’t matter…

Aaaanyway here’s the link to the preview: us.battle.net/d3. Worth a look for Wizard players or anyone trying to keep up with D3. Oh and the Barbarian preview be here: us.battle.net/d3/en

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