Energy Twister: Wicked Wind
Meteor: Molten Impact
Frost Nova: Deep Freeze solo, Bone Chill group
Diamond Skin: Prism (-7 AP cost for all skill)
Explosive Blast: Unleashed (10 AP cost instead of 20)
Energy Armor: Prismatic Armor (cos I'm a *#!#@#*#!)
With this setup, I am playing your standard style CM/WW of laying down twisters, mobbing monsters, freezing then spamming EB except when I have them frozen, I lay off FN and start spamming meteors only stopping to refreeze. Against elites, I don't really stop using FN and alternate between WW and Meteor.
It's a pretty optimal setup since Unleashed make EB only cost me 3AP... pretty much free for 225% damage per cast.
After listening in on Mumble earlier today (yesterday night for everyone else) when someone asked about Meteor (forgot who), it got me thinking... is there an alternative for EB? A few skills came to mind...
Blood Magic: 10% damage + 1.5% LS
Time Warp: 20% party damage
Sparkflint: 12% damage (I'm guessing the fire damage doesn't mean anything)
At the moment, I'm really thinking that it comes down to BM v TW v EB since Sparkflint doesn't compare to TW and offers nothing more than just damage. I do feel the 1.5% LS working (not hugely, but it does help a little against RD) but the damage isn't as high as TW. The problem with TW, is that I don't like what it does to mortar. Since my EHP isn't really where I can tank comfortably, if I use SA in solo games, a few of those mortars can kill me. If I use Prismatic, I gimp my DPS.
So assuming that the Meteors have similar range and are hitting the same number of monsters as EB would, would either BM or TW be a good substitute for EB at 2.73APS/54CC?