Can someone explain to me the difference between a wand and a staff for a wizard? Are they almost the same? It's my understanding you can basically use a staff and shield or something else and a wand and an orb. Is this solely preference or is one clearly better? Which brings up another point, do you use a weapon with higher dps (such as a good two handed axe) rather than the wand/staff if it's dps is higher? Since your spells are a % of your weapon dps? What are the advantages an disadvantages?
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That's what D3 changed in comparison to other games, they they made magic-casters actually be more item-dependent then before. In a way its better, cuz well, Diablo is for the loot. Also There are times when a wand/staff/orb might have less DPs but the stats that it have (most items can be equipped by all but offer class-specific stats) my outweigh any base damage that it would deal.
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