The best defense is a good offense, fine, but unless im playing near the server in the US I lag enough that monsters always get a few hits off on me.
I need int for damage, dex for cast time, similar to archers i need 2 primary stats to be effective, but archers double dip and get flee from their agi as well.
How do I defend myself as a solo pvm wizard? vit? cant get enough of that without being offensively weak early on, and agi is not common and would still require me to lose investment in dex and int early on.
My wiz has frost nova and firewall, but despite, given innate position lag in this game and also latency from living far away + lag spikes during peak hours where mobs are hitting me from 5 cells away, i take a bunch of hits and lose half my hp if i try to frost nova a group of enemies because of its low range.
Firewall has its own issues i need to position properly, and moving around i can easily have enemies approach from the other side and throw my entire firewall mobbing attempt off.
How do I increase my defenses as a wiz? Energy coat + harpy card + pupa card and, while i usualyl survive, i go through pots 5x faster than with any other class.