Hi, my name is Shadowvamp. I am a lvl 85 Wiz on the server tunare. I raid with the guild called infinit. As any long time caster/wiz knows there are more than 1 type of nue for us. You have Fire/ice/and magic. Now depending on the way you set up is which one will be your dtrongest. That goes from your armor,and your AA's to even a few spells. I will tell every Wiz the first thing to get over is dieing alot. I cant really tell you how many times I have died from pulling agro off my tank. Right now my strongest nukes is fire. That is how I set myself up. I crit at about 25-50K on one nuke. That also depend on how you use your spells.
Once I get back from Iraq here in a couple of weeks I will post again about my AA's. I can say for any wizard max out your mana regen. You also need to look into your AA famlier and anything that gives you mana. As a High lvl wizard you will burn through it fast, and I mean fast. The lucky thing for me is my wife is a cleric so comming up thro the lvls i was tanking with my wizard for awhile until I reactivate my 2nd account and pulled out my pally. Yes mostly I was kiteing with my Wizard which I still do time from time, like in Dragon scale hills and a few other places.
Now how to kite with a Wizard might sound like alot of work and it kinda is, you will use alot of mana. But here it is. You need some were you can run around. You snare the mob(s) pick which one you want dead and start to nuke it. As it gets close run to the oppisite side keeping it in eye site and start the nukes again. Keep doing it until dead. If it takes you a little longer make sure to re-snare it ( save ur butt. Once that one is dead, if you have another mob do the same thing with it. Once both mob's or mob are dead go ahead and get the next or med your mana back up. Now make sure to get healing pot's if you can incase it gose bad. If you are a wizard on the server Tunare and you need help, I will try to help you the best I can when I can. You can e-mail me at email@example.com and put subject as ( EQ Wiz ) I will read, respond and once agin when I get home try to help you.
As for epics... I do have my 2.0 epic. I use it only when I run out of mana to hit the mob which trust me aint worth crud..lol. But i guess every little helps untl you got more mana to burn. I have not done the 1.5 pre quest. I went 1.0 which I soloed, 1.5 with a group of friends on a few fights and the 2.0 a couple of groups of friends on a few fights. Now keep in mind that again you do want it for what it dose not just cuase the stats. Oh ya before I forget put aa's into the one that makes the mob notice you less it will help pervent you from getting agro off your tank.
Well everyone I hope that helps some. If you have any questions again you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or my Myspace ( myspace.com/shadowvamp1 ) and you should know the e-mail to be able to add me as a friend. Again leave the subject as EQ/wiz.
Your everday Caster