FNHUSA57 PURE DPS Control Wizard (MOD 9 Spellstorm Mage)

by FNHUSA57 on August 20, 2016
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FNHUSA57 PURE DPS Control Wizard (MOD 9 Spellstorm Mage)

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I am FNHUSA57.  I started playing neverwinter as a control wizard back in mod 5, it’s now mod 9 and time for me to give you my updated build for level 70 over 3K item level…

A bit about the CW:  This class is very fun to play and very versatile. With that said we are going to be very squishy and this can be hard to deal with at some times. AS a CW you can do good DPS in a boss fight but you do most of your damage to all the mobs and trash in PVE. This build will work in PVP as well if you change some powers.

How this build is played:  in PVE you will be on the front line with the tank your job is to freeze/stun all the trash mobs and kill them as fast as you can.  Remember you are NOT a tank, 1-4 hits will kill you so you need to try and stay out of red!! To combat this glass cannon fact we must stack life steal and HP split with Defense (mostly from your guild BOON). This video will show you the full build!

RACE & STARTING ROLL: The best race for this class is Tiefling or Human. The rest of this build will assume that you are Tiefling, as this race your starting roll will be 20 Intelligence, 15 Charisma, 13 Wisdom.

STATS: when you are level 70 you want to spend all of your stat points in Intelligence (this gives you Damage bonus & Recharge speed increase) and Charisma (This gives you Critical Hit chance, Companion stat bonus, Combat Advantage Damage)Neverwinter farming and opening rewards live stream Screenshot 2016-08-19 22-07-33

Neverwinter CW stats

 

FEATS & PARAGON:

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Your Paragon path will be SPELLSTORM MAGE, your Heroic Feats will be:

Controlling action: 2/5 Gain 4% additional ACTION POINTS when using powers on a controlled target

Weapon Mastery: 3/3   Increases your Critical chance by 3%

Toughness: 2/3            Increases your maximum HIT POINTS by 6%

Fight on:     0/5             Encounter Cool downs reduced by 2/4/6/8/10% (this is a trap feat)

Battlewise:  0/3            You create 2/4/6% less threat (this is a waste of time NEVER use it)

Wizard’s Wrath:  3/3    Your Area Effect powers deal 3% more damage

Blighting Power: 2/3    Your cold powers deal an additional 4% damage to targets affected by CHILL

Lightning teleport: 0/5 When you kill a foe you restore 2/4/6/8/10% of your maximum stamina (this is a trap feat)

Arcane Enhancement; 3/3 Your Arcane powers deal 3% more damage

Learned spellcaster: 0/5  Increase the amount of bonus damage INTELLIGENCE gives you by 1/2/3/4/5% ( this is a max of 2.5% more damage so at over 3k item level it is a waste if not Human)

Prestidigitation: 2/3    You and your Allies gain 2% increased stat ratings (this is a + to all of your stats)

Focused Wizardry: 3/3  Your single target powers deal 30% more damage and your area of effect powers deal 10% less damage ( with BLIGHTING POWER & ARCANE ENHANCEMENT + WIZARD”S WRATH this is only a net loss of 3-4% on your A.O.E powers)

PARAGON-THAUMATURGE

TEMPEST MAGIC: 5/5  when your target is below 30% max HIT POINTS you deal an additional 5% damage

MALEVOLENT SURGE: 5/5  when you kill a foe you gain 5% more damage This lasts 15 seconds

ELEMENTAL REINFORCEMENT: 2/5 When you cast a fire, arcane, cold or lightning encounter power your gain 2% increased damage for 10 seconds. Each element may apply this bonus separately. ( so if we cast a cold, arcane and lightning powers then we have a + 6% damage buff)

SPELL TWISTING:   5/5  Your encounter powers apply SPELL TWISTING for 10 seconds, which stacks up to 3 times. When you cast an at will power, your stacks of SPELL TWISTING are consumed to reduce the cool down time on recharging powers. Cool down is reduced by 10% per stack.

FROZEN POWER TRANSFER: 5/5  CHILLING CLOUD now grants 5% bonus damage for every target you strike with its third strike.  This bonus lasts for 20 seconds and stacks up to 3 times.

ELEMENTAL EMPOWERMENT: 5/5  dealing COLD damage has a 15% chance to apply CREEPING FROST. CREEPING FROST deals 85% of your weapon damage as cold damage every 2 seconds for 12 seconds. Dealing ARCANE damage has a 15% chance to apply WARPED MAGICS. WARPED MAGICS deals 50% of your weapon damage as ARCANE damage every 2 seconds for 12 seconds, WARPED MAGICS ignores half of a target’s resistance. These effects do not stack.

ASSAILING FORCE: 1/1    Dealing damage to foes has a chance to grant you ASSIALANT. When you have ASSIALANT your next encounter power deals 15% of the targets max HP as Unresistable damage (max 800% of your weapon damage). This will only affect 1 target when used in an AOE. This feat is half as effective and can resisted and deflected when used on players.

PARAGON-OPPRESSOR

BITTER COLD:  5/5     targets take 5% more damage for 6 seconds after being affected by CHILL. This effect does not stack

CHILLING CONTROL: 5/5   SUDDEN STORM now applies 5 stacks of chill to targets hit by the primary strike.

ICY VEINS: 3/5 When you activate an encounter power all foes within 15 feet of you have 3 stacks of chill applied to them.

 

COMBAT POWERS   FOR PVE    AT-WILL  CHILLING CLOUD rank 4  &  STORM PILLAR rank4

CLASS FEATURE   CHILLING PRESENCE rank 4 &   STORM SPELL rank 4

DAILY                      OPPRESSIVE FORCE rank 4  &   ICE KNIFE rank 4

ENCOUNTER POWERS       ICY TERRAIN rank 4   &  SUDDEN STORM rank 4   &    STEAL TIME rank 4   with DISINTEGRATE rank 4 or CONDUIT OF ICE rank 4

 

BOONS

SHARANDAR

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DARK FEY HUNTER, FEY PRECISION, ELVEN HASTE, ELVEN FEROCITY, ELVISH FURY.

DREAD RING

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CONJURER’S GAMBIT, EVOKER’S THIRST, FORBIDDEN PIERCING, SHADOWTOUCH, RAMPAGING MADNESS.

ICEWIND DALE

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ENCROACHING TACTICS, REFRESHING CHILL, SLEET SKILLS, COLL RESOLVE, AVALANCHE.

UNDERDARK

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PRIMORDIAL MIGHT, PRIMORDIAL FOCUS, DROW AMBUSH TACTICS, DWARVEN STAMINA, ABYSSAL STRIKES.

TYRANNY OF DRAGONS

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DRAGON’S CLAWS, DRAGON’S GAZE, DRACONIC ARMORBREAKER, DRAGON’S BLOOD, DRAGON’S FURRY x 2, DRAGON’S THIRST.

GUILD STRONGHOLD POWER, DEFENSE & XP GAIN

THE MAZE ENGINE

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ABYSSAL SIPHONING, DEMONIC INFLUENCE, DEMONIC SWIFTNESS, BAPHOMET’S MIGHT.

ELEMENTAL EVIL

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WAVE OF FORCE, HEART OF STONE, SEARING AGGRESSION, GALE OF RETRIBUTION.

 

 

COMPANIONS

for your summoned companion you will use a MERCENARY

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for gear you use three bonding rune stones (at least rank 9), (you want +5 rings but +4 ring will work) +5 ring of sudden LIFE STEAL with your 2 best AZURE enchantments, then if you have it a +5 ring of Brutality and for the belt I use Dragonflight assault belt.

for your other active companions you wan the AIR ARCHON, FIRE ARCHON, SIEGE MASTER, ERINYES OF BELIAL.

 

MOUNTS & INSIGNIA BONUSES

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HEAVY TWILIGHT NIGHTMARE, WINTER WOLF or your choice of legendary mount, WHITE TIGER, POLAR BEAR, LEOPARD OF CHULT. INSIGNIA SET BONUSES:   VAMPIRE’S CRAVING, MAGISTRATE’S RESTRAINT, PROTECTORT’S CAMARADERIE, BARBARIAN’S REVELRY, ARTIFICER’S PERSUASION.

 

 

GEAR:     FOR GEAR I USE: ELEMENTAL DRAGON FLIGHT ASSAULT CAP,  burning executioner robs, elemental dragon flight raid armlets, burning executioner shoes, for my main hand and off hand I use the TWISTED set, for my artifact set I use the Amulet of valindra’s favor, belt of Valindra’s guard, shard of valindra’s crown,  For the rest of my artifacts I use the Lantern of Revelation, Thayan book of the dead, Belial’s portal stone.   Last for rings use the best that you have at the time I have a +4 ring of brutality and a Personalized adamant ring of piercing.

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ENCHANTMENTS

ARMOUR ENCHANTMENT: TRANSCENDENT NEGATION

WEAPON ENCHANTMENT; TRANSCENDENT DREAD

OFFENSE SLOT: AZURE

DEFENSE SLOT: AZURE or SAVAGE

UTILLITY SLOT:  DRAGON’S HOARD, FEY BLESSING, QUARTERMASTER’S

 

I hope you like this build and have fun playing as a PURE DPS  control wizard.

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  • August 21, 2016 at 1:45 am

    great build overall you have a good undestanding of the build and do a great job explaining the build overall great job man

  • Nimor
    August 21, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Nice build, I changed from flame to storm to give it a try, but I have to admit I just hit gs 2,6k. Will need a lot of pratice, did the first epic dungeons today, died a lot in pug parties but dps was great.
    Keep up the good work.

  • September 3, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I really love this build, a CW that suits my playing style. Is there any chance that you could list your rotations for you encounter powers?

  • davy
    September 5, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Can you add a picture of what powers u skilled and what powers you use? and also how you use them (rotations) im missing at every guide what powers to skill

  • Ustrel
    September 5, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Was it too hard to upload photos of your skills ?

  • Bigdog36
    September 6, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Hey man, big fan of your youtube videos. Was wondering where do you get the burning executioner pieces from; are they crafted?

  • xRavenFangx
    September 6, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Which encounter spell are you slotting in spell mastery?

  • Nober
    September 14, 2016 at 5:39 am

    can someone tell me please why he has 31 INT 17 WIS and 26 CHA? i had the base roll 20 Intelligence, 15 Charisma, 13 Wisdom and i do have the Valindra belt on blue but where does he get the extra 2 INT 2 WIS and 2 CHA?

    thanks in advance. 🙂

  • Paul
    September 16, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Which artifact powers u use on twisted

  • RSC
    September 19, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Great post. I have a question about the artifact class feature you chose for your main and off-hand twisted weapons. I’m a bit unclear on this. Do they have to be the same as they are in my powers path? or are they additional and different? which ones did you choose?

  • September 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    You do realize Frozen Power Transfer is bugged, right? It can’t stack, therefore you’re better off dumping 5 feat points in elemental reinforcement, and leaving two in Frozen Power Transfer.

  • Valentine
    September 21, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Great build but I’m not understanding what to do with the access heroic points accrued after your set up recommendation. Do I just spend them wherever I choose or just let them sit idly staring at me for eternity?

  • Bruno
    September 26, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    New mod is coming, they probably will fix the stack. Nice build and understanding of abilities. The only question that I have is, why Valindras set instead Lostmaunth ? Once the bonus from Valindras is so bad.. The only part that i appreciate from the set is the Belt.

  • Luca Berton
    September 28, 2016 at 11:03 am

    This is a pvp or pve build?

  • Fra
    October 5, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    It Would Have been nice to explain why you consider some feats as TRAP feats.

  • xTrea7s
    November 6, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Do you use different rotations for dragon runs may I ask?

  • Gadariel
    November 17, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    CW here who always messes up cloud!
    im lvl 70, bad geared cause i tried over and over to survive solo lvl 65-70 missions and fail all the time.
    That made me drop CW totally almost….but after this build/video i give it a shot again. SO very much thx for the build/video etc.
    Time to respec for me hehe

  • Chris
    November 22, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Excellent build must say yours iis the best so far having fun with this build not quit maxed the full potential yet I definitely recommend this build

  • z.k
    December 1, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    nice video. and not a bad build but it aint NEVER a pure DPS CW build

  • z.k
    December 14, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    “”as for insignia take all what gives ya power or buffs ur recovery and Action Point gain ofc u can go with 3x Camaradarie as Leila did but i would not suggest it””

    leave ur name BUT with OUT ur @ i ll send ya a PM in NW or mail soon as i get home

  • Hose
    February 3, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Dude I was doing this spec until on Ps4 it won’t let me skip destructive wizardry and snap freeze and I don’t know what to do now

  • Hose
    February 4, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Never mind my bad I was skipping something lol

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