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I have been doing a freeze wizard for a while but my fingers hurt all the time so I wanted to try something different. Archon is a lot of fun and easier on my hands. I bought some gear and am leveling fairly comfortably in mp8 alone or, to a lesser extent, in a group, but wanted some advice on what I could do to improve my equipment (or my build). Thanks so much in advance,
Moar deeps. Shoulders and pants can be upgraded easily to get more int. Trium's +damage should be very easy to upgrade, too. Trifecta gloves will be a big plus, too. The time to switch to a crit mempo will come quick as well, and they're quite cheap these days.
Without any buffs, Hysteria outperforms Anatomy from a pure DPS point of view. +6% damage beats +3% CC in almost every scenario (>40 CC, <650 CD):
However, Hysteria's damage buff is additive with your other buffs. Archon has a lot of those (+10-15% from MW, +12% from Sparkflint, +15% from GC), so the damage buff goes from +37-40% -> +43-46%, which is only a +4.3-4.4% damage buff. That changes the picture to:
Which is much more balanced.
And neither of these lines of reasoning take into account the effects that rely on having high CC, like APoC or CM for Wizards. Those are not as relevant for Archon builds as they are for others, but still have some impact.
So long story short: it depends and it's complicated. Nothing beats doing a few experiments with either setup and going with whatever does better for you.
Edited by mzy#1101 on 1/30/2014 3:33 AM PST
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