- Do not let your ego dictate which MP level you choose to run.
There is no shame in running at MP1, it's a shame to run 'archon build' in MP5 and struggling to keep archon up.
- If there's a choice between 100% archon uptime and 80% archon uptime, downgrade your MP and choose 100% uptime. The xp/mf bonus is so negligible that 100% uptime is the clear choice in terms of efficiency.
So I have been trying this build at Act 3 MP 0 (usually Alkaizer runs):
My question is what is the best way to maintain mob density and keep my Archon up time? I can kill trash and elites no problem in Archon mode but then as I walk looking for the next pack the timer usually wears off and even with Critical Mass it takes a while to reset the cooldown with Arcane Orb. I only have 12% movement speed from my boots. Is it better to try and get an extra 12% from Lacuni's Prowlers or from Tyrael's Might? I think the majority of monsters in Act 3 are demons and therefore Tyrael's Might could be more affordable than Lacuni's?
Thanks for the tips. I am now trying out this build:
A friend helped me out by switching 5 pieces of gear for only 8 million and I'm able to maintain Archon mode for most of the time. 24% movement speed definitely helps. I've only tried Act 3 MP 0 with this new gear set and build and have yet to try out MP 1 but I definitely feel that it's faster than CM farming.
I'm interested in trying out this build for Alkaizer runs to quickly increase my paragon levels... if anyone more familiar with the build could look at my gear and give me feedback on some stuff it would be appreciated.
Specifically, I'd like to know:
1) Can I do this with the gear I've got now?
2) If not, what should I look at replacing?
3) What stats I should focus on?
For quick reference, I'm running CM/WW and am *just* at all of the breakpoints- 2.74 AS, 40% cc w/scoundrel, 19 APOC, etc. I find it good for keywarden runs at MP 5-6 with what I've got now, and would really just be interested in MP0 Alkaizer runs with a sustained archon build.
Thanks fellow Wizards!
you dont need any apoc once you know how to sustain archon efficiently.
you can get rid of storm crow too, go for raw dps, andariel visage is cheap dps.
2h or 1h dont matter, whatever your budget allows, just make sure it has leech.
2h = cheaper
1h = more expensive end game gear
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