I can just use any skill combination at MP0 like literally just picking them at random.Ok this is how things stand: it is possible to devise an effective build for mid-MP levels (say 3-6 depending on your effective dps). There are 2 problems though - if you go melee/short-range build, you will have big trouble with kiters (especially when they spawn with fast/teleport) as well as with floor hazards and through successive modifications of your skill loadout you will basically end up near the current WW/CM standard (key is frost nova+diamond skin with cooldown reduction). If you use a mid/long-range build, you will need high eHP and life regain to be able to tank ranged attacks and affixes like mortar; otherwise you will have to kite which drastically reduces efficiency of such a build.
I want an effective mid-high MP build.. that ISN'T cookie cutter.
I've tried a couple of builds and while I did find some which were viable when it comes to effective dps, they were not as flexible as WW/CM or Archon. Because I'm currently only slowly building my WW/CM gearset, I use archon or wormhole/disintegrate 95% of the time (still unsure which one is better for efficiency).
you'll need most of these:That seems excessive. 20 ApoC and low crit chance (35%) allows me to channel disintegrate with a 1.4 speed weapon for quite a few seconds. You can do that build with LL+Prodigy without a specialized set of gear or use your WW/CM gearset to spawn tornadoes to fuel disintegrate.
helm with -disintegrate
ring of jordan with -disintegrate
2handed weapon (pref. skorn) - (slower attacks helps diminish ap consumption)
ap regeneration skills (power hungry passive?? :D)
4pcs tal rasha set