Hello all, not sure if this build has already been used or named...but I told myself that if I hit level 60 in Hardcore (H/C) using it that I would post it on the forums. I will keep this short as I am not one of those "number crunch" types and I just like to play what is fun and seems viable.
I would like to start by saying that I did not use any guides or previously posted builds for this setup...there may be similar or identical ones out there that I am not aware of. I also played this build with my wife (who played a barbarian/monk) at the same level and I have not played this build solo. I just found it to be a lot of fun to play and different from the normal...so without further ado, The Blizzintegrator:
REQUIRED SKILLS + Runes (The runes may vary but I will post what I used)
Primary: Disintegrate (Chaos Nexus)
Secondary: Blizzard (Snowbound)
2 Defensive: Frost Nova (Shatter) and Diamond Skin (Crystal Shell)
2 Conjuration: Energy Armor (Force Armor) and Magic Weapon (Venom)
Passives: Power Hungry, Astral Presence, Galvanizing Ward
How I play:
Always keep Energy Armor and Magic Weapon buffs on at all times. Energy armor obviously for the extra defense, the rune is up to you but I prefer Force Armor for hardcore aspect...prefer to be a bit safer with this skill. Magic Weapon for the extra damage output, I like venom because it makes my weapon look green...seriously, and I like to think that it has potential to be better than Force Weapon...but like I said, I'm not a number cruncher and venom seems to work ok for me...but it looks awesome so moving on.
Frost Nova to freeze stuff when they get close...shatter is just fun to use and see everything freeze again but is optional as well. Diamond Skin for that extra bit of absorb so you can get the job done safely.
NOW the fun part...Disintegrate and Blizzard. I always start off attacks by casting 2 or 3 blizzards on the screen which does decent damage and slows enemies as they move in to attack. While the blizzards are busy ticking away, jump right into disintegrate and destroy anything that moves...rinse and repeat until everything is dead...and that is all you have to do. You have great damage with both skills, provide decent slowing to enemies for other party members, and have a great time while doing it. And that is it...its pretty simple.
The part that I emphasize when trying the build is attack speed. You DO NOT want a lot of attack speed with this build unless you can sustain the arcane power to use it long term. Passive skills Power Hungry and Astral Presence help here...as does snowbound for cheap blizzards...but disintegrate will eat up a lot of power. If you manage to get crit procs to replenish arcane power, that helps greatly as well...but the biggest help I've found is choosing a slow 2h over a 1h. I use 2h staves always making sure they are 1.0 maybe 1.1 at the fastest...but no higher. You do not want increased attack speed on any gear unless you can manage it well. I tried the build with a 1h and shield and could not maintain the damage and cast time that I could with 2h.
Again...I am not the best at making guides for builds (1st one)...but I said if I did manage to hit 60 with it on H/C I'd post it so here it is. It is a lot of fun and to this point I am in Act 3 hell with no issues and played straight through with some minor item farming, but did not repeat quests for rewards. I don't see any issue currently with making it to Inferno...but to my knowledge no one uses this build or it isn't often talked about. If anyone has any questions or has ideas for improvement feel free to chime in or message me in game. Try it out and I hope you like it...lot of possibilities with this build and many things can be changed to your liking...but that is the idea of The Blizzintegrator.