^I have something for you to try:
Drop Glass Cannon for CM, use Energy Tap Rune for Energy Armor. That + Astral Presence will get you 140 Max AP, or 4 casts of Star Pact Meteor, assuming no Max AP items. That should help you keep Diamond Skin and Teleport available. This is for the Frost Hydra Meteor variant.
OR, you can try the unrelated build in my signature, doesn't rely on any procs except guaranteed ones.
Your helm is badly in need of crit chance. Just look for CC, Socket, INT (anything else is a bonus). If you have the cash to spare, look for VIT, Electrocute damage, and AR.
That Skorn is nice and all, but the LoH % on electrocute isn't great. Even with nice defenses, you might not be healing back enough to make up for the damage taken.
Also, and this is a more personal question regarding your build, but why FL for that gear you've got? JAMES has amazing CC, so he can live with a slow 2h and no source, but once I went 2h I found FL to be lacking. I now run Archon (and currently trying disintegrate for my off-archon dmg spell) and it works much better...but I went LS instead of LoH.
not sure why you're using arcane dynamo? it doesn't work with hydra, and a 75% buff to blizzard sounds somewhat useless, especially since you are sacrificing illusionist and you express issues regarding survivability.
honestly i would just increase your dps. your defensive stats are fine to survive most elite packs in act3, you just gotta kill them more quickly.
You swap Blizzard for Frost Hydra and Arcane Hydra for Star Pact Meteor.
If you can spam 4 meteors in succession with 140 AP you're going to get CM procs.
Just use Forked Lightning when your AP is low or while the Meteors are falling.
08/31/2012 06:41 AMPosted by maxpouliotThanks to james for this build... Love it... But i seem to die a little more that i would like to in act 3. Any help/suggestions on what to change with my gear would be great! Thanks in advance!
08/31/2012 10:01 PMPosted by CheckerGoldpls give me advice on my char.. im using this build and farming act 3.. but im dying many times
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