Wait. Why do you support the wizard then? I dunno, because it seems like if the Wizard isn't Inferno-viable, then my initial plans for my Wizard character will be dashed.
Short answer: I'd rather be dying every ten feet in hell with a wizard than blowing through inferno with a barb. Long answer can best be written as a series of responses to the seven things I wrote up there.
1. I really do think the barbs both look cool, but the female wizard giggles like a psycho periodically and she's voiced by Grey DeLisle. I prefer that to the Noble Savage shtick.
2. Like I said, every class has a bunch of people who think it's the best one, and I love glass cannon-type characters with great AoE.
3. Don't care.
4. Okay, but the wizard can read a fucking book. The wizard isn't swinging her weapon because she's not even looking.
5. I will make it work
. And what does that guy know? No one at Blizzard has even beaten Inferno yet. Blizzard, meteor, disintegrate, slow time, ancient guardian, magic weapon, magic defense spell to taste. There, that's like 1500% weapon damage over three seconds to a group of enemies. With up to five slow effects depending on runes.
6. What the hell does that even mean.
7. Sauron looks stupid.
I'm gonna play a Monk, because I'm a Paladin at heart.
I don't know if a Monk can be a fast, tanky Zeal Pally replacement or not. But that is my destiny.
I look forward to playing with all of you.
I wuv you all.
Zeal --> way of the hundred fists. The aura that gives weapon speed only gives 8% and thorns, so you may have to settle for either a 12-24% damage increase aura (sorry, "mantra") or the new equivalent to holy freeze. Blocking is probably going to get replaced with dodge, which caps at (I think) 50%. On the other hand, you've got some good AoE's.
Voluntary pvp, I'd would join PK rooms.
The odd time it wasn't in PK rooms was because a friend of mine would be getting harassed and I would show up to end the griefers.
I'm sticking with Wizard because there's no Amazon option this time around. Going to name my wizard:
Oh cool, I was worried that they took out your favorite part.
e: Relentless build, just for fun. I could probably get its highest requirements down to lvl 30, which is the beginning of nightmare.http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/b ... bUc!ZcZccZ
... It would probably need monk backup in inferno.
e2: 5 days, and they just added an achievement for having been invited to the closed beta. The community is having some kind of meltdown because now there's an achievement that some people will never, never get.