holy crap ur right about meteor shower. its much more spamable than any other rune on its own. This i admit, i did not expect, even at a single target
i m going to do some more testing, but ty in advance for giving the solution to my problem
- its incredible.. it just doesnt stop going lol .. will try a boss fight later on..
i do run out of AP sometimes but its just so much more chainable with sns procs + what it does on its own tha any other rune.. there is literally no delay and it just showers
tried ghom, it doesnt work for him at 65.5 cc (to sustain it fully) . I do find it works better than liquify for sure though.. and stuff just melts much faster (this is without ww as the proc engine)
so mp10 ghom
@ 164261.53, 2.74 attack speed (with astral presense instead of confag)
(138400000/(60+38))/164261.523 = 8.59x
i was switching to ww when my life started to go down because the loh effects of meteors dont seem as strong and LS isnt constant enough to sustain my life if i just spam meteors.. they do run out of juice eventually but it feeels like i can spam them for at least 6s in a row
it still seems though that even with less meteors, its slightly more efficient to use liquify along with ww on a single target (i had a higher x with liquify AND i did not execute it perfectly then - i think i can do it better than that)
Edit: after further testing.. even with scoundrel @68.5, 2.67, i cant perma frost even 3 elites together :(
it seems liquify beats in that department.. even though its less fast meteors, it seems to do more dmg overall to single targets (as u rarely get 4 hits as u claim unless its a very large single target) and it seems much more precise with liquify as u r in control of the aiming rather than randomness. I die much less with liquify even though it doesnt come out at my full attack speed. Does the fire left by shower not proc LOH/CM ? that would explain what i m seeing. although its more attacks, ap regeneration seems better, it just doesnt work with loh/cm that well. I did replace ww with magic weapon - blood magic but on reflects even with my 2.7% life leech wand (at 180ish k dps) i still cant survive reflects. these are prefectly fine with the same setup and liquify
Edit2: i re-tried meteor shower.. it seems i m correct about cm/loh effects. They are much much lower than liquify.. my cooldowns are simply not refreshed as fast. the only reason it seems i can spam more meteors with shower is because apoc return is smoother.. ie the meteors hit at slightly different times and not at once, which means i get apoc back at a smoother rate. it seems every 2 i hit (along with shards or explosive procs) i can spam another meteor if they both crit, which makes it appear like im getting more apoc, but i dont think i m getting more, its just smoother and spread out in time which allows better spamming.. but it doesnt proc cm as much as liquify and cant benefit from good aiming/micro as much as liquify can. so u gain in amount of meteors spammed, but u lose diamond skin uptime (And shards dmg) and also nova rate is seriously lowered which means i cant even perma freeze 3 elites together with this - if i dont get a good lock at the start and arent lucky with where the hits strike etc. Have to say though, it looks soooooooo cool :) . Maybe it ll be a nice build to use with another wiz if he can perma freeze for me and me provide the dps. But then again, these crit 1/3 the amount of liquify it seems (just roughly putting out the ratio) and does no dmg in time (like liquify does with the 8s) when i have very small downtimes in spamming it. seems worse overall for both farming and boss fighting
having said that i m enjoying it much more than liquify if not for anything else, for its visual appeal so i ll continue using it.
edit3 : a bit of a rant
all this testing just proves to me how broken our class really is. I leveled up a DH recently and only used self-found gear that wasn't selling in AH (very mediocre gear overall). they have a passive that increases their discipline on critical hits - pretty much similar to our cm. with 50ish buffed cc on him, i can refill it with 1 use of 1 skill on 2+ mobs .... which pretty much resets all their defenses.. that coupled with the fact that the 120k buffed DH does more dmg in single hits than my 207k wiz, proves how broken we are proc wise :/