I honestly had a good troll with this. I had seen it mentioned on the D3 forums a few months back but since I wasn’t playing a wizard then, I didn’t bother reading it. So yes, the bug had been around for quite a while before Blizzard squashed it. And it wasn’t until people started really yelling about it in forums that Blizzard even addressed it. Some said it had been around since June 22nd, but I’m pretty sure I saw that thread about it long before then.
In case you have been living under a rock, the Wizard “God” Mode, made the wizard class invulnerable to damage, hence, we couldn’t die; we took no damage and this bug was easily obtainable from level 30, in all modes, on all trash, elites and bosses, infinately. You could play the entire game from 30 to 60, softcore or hardcore with this unofficial “buff” once you got the two skills Archon and Teleport: Fracture Rune. You did have to reset it between acts but that was it. Otherwise it stayed on you. Whether it was an official god mode from Blizzard that accidently didn’t get disabled before the game was released, or an actual bug, Blizzard will never confess to that. But the fact of the matter is, it was no myth and yes it existed and for quite some time.
The morning of the nerf, my friend in Brazil logs on and asks me if I heard about the wizard bug, I told him no. So he sends me a link and you know me, I just had to do it because I knew the hotfix was going to be coming and coming quick, especially after I saw all the hater tears on the forums over it. I honestly don’t see why so many people still cried over it; it really wasn’t all that serious because we still got crappy loot drops even with 5 NV stacks on Diablo. If anything, wizards were doing the D3 community a favor by putting real loot in the AH. After hours of farming Acts 3 & 4 I only got one semi-good weapon; the other 99.9% of it was hot garbage. Most of the items I got were, believe it or not, ilvl 55ish dropping in Act 4 Inferno.
To “activate” the bug all you had to do was spec Archon with Teleport: Fracture Rune and then put your cursor over your toon and then press Archon and Teleport at the same time and voila, you were immortal. Just don’t teleport again or it kicked you out of it. So me and my friends decided to have some fun with it and took it to the extreme; as you can see they’re naked. Enjoy the video:
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