Diablo 3 Wizard Leveling Tips
The Wizard is definitely one of the most popular classes in Diablo 3, which is given when you consider how popular the Sorceress was in Diablo 2. By using the tips found in this guide to leveling with Wizard, you will find that this class is quite easy to level up in Diablo 3.
The first thing you should know about the Wizard is that it is really good at dealing AoE damage but definitely a little lacking against single targets. For this reason, you should consider clearing packs of junk weak enemies for the bulk of your experience points outside of questing.
When killing hordes of weak demons in Diablo 3, you should maximize the bonus experience points on monster kill stat. Since weaker enemies have a big number but low experience points per kill, you can literally double or triple your experience points earned. This of course works best if you can use the highest level gear with +exp on it.
For skills, Arcane Orb is definitely your best bet for AoE damage. I recommend using the rune that increases the range of the explosion since this increases the spells area of effect by 4 (doubling the radius increases area by 4 times). This is a really good skill for fighting large quantities of enemies. Another good Wizard leveling tip is to use Wave of Force. It is good for AoE damage and will protect you at the same time.
You also need to load up on defense if you are going to be really aggressive against packs of enemies. Spells like Teleport and Diamond Skin are essential as they will keep you alive and let you group up monsters so you can blast them with your powerful AoE attacks.
As a final guide, as a Wizard you will need good gear to level with. Some of the best equipment you can get as a Wizard is the gear which maxes out your Intelligence and Vitality. Intelligence will increase your damage dealt while Vitality will give you more health. Extra health is key to surviving as you reach higher difficulty levels so it is not something that you should skimp on as a Wizard.
Additionally, be sure not to forget the tip regarding the usage of bonus experience points per kill with your Wizard. Using this gear will let you gain a lot of extra experience points when facing challenging enemies.