Finally beat Cydaea, took forever and almost went broke doing it but whatever. Az is easy mode. (If anyone reads what I just said, feel free to link me back to this post when I am nerd raging about Az being difficult later today =P)
Anyway, the build I used was this.http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#ZmRSjO!aWY!bcbZaY
I tried Arcane Orbs, and Blizz/Hydra/PO builds all night.
Ended up taking:
Familiar w/ Sparkflint
Ray of Frost w/ Cold Blood + Cold Blooded passive
I feel that doing this gave me the best possible DPS prior to going into Archon for massive burn on the boss.
I realize now, that while my DPS was not lacking to be able to complete this fight, having more could have definitely made things go a lot smoother. That being said, the primary concerns going into this fight without being decked out in gear are getting your Templar positioned properly, and getting lucky with the add spawns. If the boss spawns the first set of adds too quickly into the fight, it is usually a failed attempt due to not getting enough RoF damage in early. If your Templar doesn't position himself properly so you can stand behind him and let him eat the poison bolts coming in your direction, it usually means you are failing too. This is just my experience with the boss, doing it sub 40k DPS because I am too stubborn to continue buying AH gear.
After taking Nintura's advice on waiting til after the first add spawn to start nuking the boss I started getting her to under 20% easily. Minus a few bad add spawns and the boss being an indecisive, ADHD pain in the butt. So major props to him for pointing out that one minor detail to me, because trying to start nuking her before that or any longer into the fight than immediately after that pretty much sets you up for a failed attempt. Honestly I feel like an idiot for not thinking to do what he mentioned sooner, but after several hours of nerd raging on the boss I tunnel visioned =P
Anyway, not trying to derail Dream's thread here. Just wanted to throw this info up for anyone who might be able to benefit from it, and thank Nintura once again, and Dream for making the thread to begin with. If it wasn't for that I probably would still be smashing my face against the wall >.<