i guess it's viable, well, sort of. here's my thoughts.
disintigrate is buffed by quite some margin, in fact, it's damage is even higher than current improved archon. Chaos Nexus looks the best for overall eDPS, as you have decent chance to hit multiple targets, especially useful against those who creep close from behind. Or maybe volatility, especially in westmarch tight quarters, where backside creepers are less of an issue. But you gotta have max range, so entropy isn't an option.
A also went for -5 disintigrage SoJ, with good 6%/13ap/29%elites other stats.
now, i found that the biggest issue is how to have more time zapping them (what's buys you the most time). So i tried temporal flux, slow time, etc. But i found out that blizzard with Stark Winter is the smoothest. But you might go snowbound and just spam a couple of smaller blizzards in different spots. Great for eDPS (2 damages at once), decent slow and very large AoE. The only thing is to offset it's high cost is to increase it's duration.
i bought -4sec teleport, +3 sec duration The Oculus with 10APoC, 9,5%CC, decent int and avg damage.
From what i tested, damage per sec stays the same, but the duration is increased by 50% and therefore it does more damage also. And Blizard got buffed itself too. So it does approx 130% weps damage per sec. So basically like having a quarter of screen targetable and ranged AoE signature spell damage worthy that's doing job by itself for 9 sec.
the biggest issue is actually AP regen. Disintigrate scales well with APS (just like archon), but the issue with high APS is AP consumption, like most channeled spenders. So you need APoC, which sadly roll in RoS on "wrong places".
currently it works flawlessly with 3xApoc (i have 29 total, as my rare wand is 9apoc), by my APS is 1,88, so, if i tune this down to let's say 1,4-1,5 (cannot go 2hander, because no apoc source otherwise), you'll easily get this to work with 2 pieces of apoc. No primary needed really, blizzard/disint with apoc pays for itself.
For l70 endgame, it might come to a point, where you must have one legacy apoc item. Decent (like my -4tele/+3bliz) APoC source looks the best, as it has the most amount of already RoS-max rolls and there's little to reroll, plus average damage is in RoS just a touch higher, so no big loss there; but APoC is the king here. I'm really worried why Blizzard have killed this in RoS. With a single APoC source, you might want to go slow 1hander (like a mace or a spear) with little as possible IAS (sort of sleetstormers type) and maybe even have to go for some AP regen skill or passive, but i guess it will work eventually. Maybe less blizzards and therefore a touch more microing.
is easily buffable just like archon, so sparkflints, magic weapons, etc come handy. Also you can use coldblooded, as most of the targets are in the blizzard anyway and thefore bonus is applied.
For defenses i recommend EA:Prismatic (self explanatory) and Teleport:Fracture (i just cannot think of a working wizard without a tele). as it turns out, with -4 sec tele, Evocation and at least some cooldown gear (maybe 20% total), you'd have ~100% Fracture uptime. Very useful for distraction and also again, buys you more time to zap them. if you feel that you don't want to see your clones on the battlefield, new upgraded (both time and DR) Safe Passage looks promising also. With domination as a passive (even nerfed) this could be excellent adventure mode build for trash/elite killing.
Now, you'll likely to have 1 free skillslot to fill. You might to fullblown archon destruction, just for these 20 sec of elitekilling. Or you might go frostnova:cold snap for defenses and kiting.
It may not be torment 3+ build, but it might work okay at say T1/2, if you stack a bit of defenses and dps.
price and gearing (current EU estimates)
10apoc/9+cc/-4tele/+3bliz/5%+elite/240+avg oculus say 10-15M (there is one available in EU GAH)
rare black wand with 40+%weps damage(very useful for RoS reroll at first stages/8+apoc/50+CD or maybe lifesteal/sox/. depends on dps. 1100dps are outrageosly priced. low 1000-s maybe 15m, sub 950 are cheap, <1m
Zuni 3-piece set (pox, marrow, boots), basically how much you can get. IAS on the pox is not needed, so good save here. i got my RoS du-pox (85int/66AR/sox/7%life/34%CD/4,5CC) for 30m and i think it's a steal. This will be probably the most expensive pieces.
crafted shoulders or maybe cheap single int/max vit vilewards, but i guess no point of spend much on these. will be replaced soon anyway.
24% movespeed is a bit touchy subject: inna's are terrible for EHP and lacunis with CC and good mit are expensive, so you might skip it and go 12%ms with crafted bracers and max EHP/INT pants (and by the looks, pants are probably the first place you'll find an upgrade).
8%lighting/10apoc/6%CC Stormcrow or INT/6CC/sox/life%/10apoc/vit-or-armor-or-AR rare wizard hat.
-5 disint SoJ should not be expensive, if you can find one with high elites and ele, you might score sub 1m, but you might not be that lucky and have to shed out say 10m.
You might go for decent witching hour, but i fear that with AR and double int it will be expensive. maybe a reason to save a bit for RoS.
gloves/amulet as you wish. you might go prepared for RoS and spend a bit more on amulet, as they tend to be one of the least possible good upgrades, just beause of 4-max primary stat rolls.
Edited by highq#2314 on 12/7/2013 11:32 PM PST