Any changes required for 1.05 for low budget / poor gear with 30k dps doing only MP1 (max 3) and will never make it to ? 60k dps??? Should we be switching Blizzard to Slow Time or Frost Nova? Or ditch blizzard and arcane hydra for Frost Nova and Frost Hydra?
I am more defensive play, so i might switch to galvanized ward. I think i will carry my wep with life leach for the reflects as per suggestions in this thread. I went from a knife to a sword with higher dmg, and i find it soooo much slower to attach, but monsters do "seem" to die faster. My next target when i get money is a ring that gives attack speed and Crit Dmg instead of Crit Dmg and Crit Chance.
I haven't played on the PTR, but from the looks of it, blizzard snare is going to be more effective in 1.0.5 (they are reducing the penalty to movespeed reduction from 40% to 25% in Inferno). That means blizzard will snare for 45% movespeed reduction instead of the current 36% in Inferno.
The other changes I will consider are:
-possibly ditch prismatic armor in favor of either ice armor - crystallize or energy armor - force armor. the nerf to prismatic armor will indeed force us to look at other options. storm armor may be a strong choice for well-geared wizards such as my softcore wiz.
-with buffs to snares and CC durations, we may be looking at a return to venom hydra, especially for lower DPS wizards who need that DPS boost.
If you went with a defensive build and high defense gear, do ditch illusionist in favor of galvanizing ward. That is what I've done on my hardcore wizard.