I say this because I doubt Blizzard is going to want to break convention by allowing CC on weapons for 2H'ers or with the new policy of removing APoC from weapons.
True. I don't necessarily like being forced into mandating APOC on helm, but if that's they way it has to be, then so be it. Because, yeah, making an exception for APOC or CC on staffs could be a hard sell.
DPS - 1.3x to 1.5x that of a 1.4 aps 1H weapon.--------------
Primary Affix - Smart INT roll (maybe 90% of what the max of 1H + source)Primary Affix - randomPrimary Affix - randomPrimary Affix - random--------------
Secondary Affix - would roll +Max APSecondary Affix - random--------------
Special Resource Reduction Affix - 8-10% res. red. for a secondary spell*--------------
* Would randomly roll between Ray of Frost, Disintegrate, Arcane Torrent, and Arcane Orb (i.e. channeling spells)
** if the "Special Resource Reduction Affix is a no-go, then a simply a 5th Primary Affix would work
So, basically, higher base damage and a cost reduction roll. If I keep it the way I have it, then its still 4+2 with one "special" class specific addition (essentially a 5th primary). Also, this could translate to other class weapons. For instance, the Barb specific Affix could be "Spalsh Damage" and for monk could be a special dodge or block (since that's what'd you do with a diabo as a martial artist, etc). I don't know for WD or DH.
*** I kind of like this, in that, as you said, its not wizard specific and you're not "breaking" any new trends that they are going for (no APOC or CC on weapons).
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