Diablo on solo farm status 5 days after launch. A wizard (build) did it
Well done to Kristoffer Madsen of Denmark. Very cool and very awesome!
Here is what he probably did:
Take Energy Armor, get to level 54, apply Force Armor rune:
Ok, fair enough. 35% is still a lot of your health in one hit. Still not broken, you say? Well, let’s add this:
“But 310 HPS is nothing, because you need huge amounts of life to survive the bosses at Inferno, and it takes forever to regen in combat!”, you say?
How did that wizard kill Diablo on Inferno?
Well, let’s just not have a huge amount of life, then 310 HPS is huge! And let’s focus only on Intellect and HP regen gear. You may run around with 2000 life, but you still only take 35% of that in damage, when you get hit. If you have a HPS of 600, you gain 35% back in 1-2 second depending on ticks. You can most likely get your HPS even higher and combine it with lifesteal, to have a health regen of around 3000-4000 per second.
This allows you to have an Intellect of 1590, which gives you an insane damage, especially since this broken wizard build only requires a Passive (galvanizing ward) and an active (Energy Armor), and you then have the rest of your skills left to do damage.
Also remember, that you can Run your build with two primaries, or anything really, with elective mode, so you have pretty much free reign with your build.
Mind you, this only works really well in situations with few, heavy hitters…such as bosses!. The thrash mobs still hit hard and fast in Inferno, so you need to have really good micro or switch your build and gear around for the easiest farming in Inferno. By “easiest farming in Inferno” I mean, low-stress, low-micro farming with a build and gear that is set up for it. Add in more vitality and have some control skills in there, and you should be golden. Then switch out your gear and/or build, when you get to a boss and you are ready to farm Diablo on Inferno!
For some relaxing, easy-mode NM goldfarming, check out theDiablo 3 goldfarming guide.
For more AH strategies read the Diablo 3 AH strategy guide about flipping and pricing items on the AH.