Tested this with CM Gear and it works fine, more efficient than I expected to be honest.
I feel that Lacunis is a must have for this build as it works very well with Scramble. So if you're a CM and you want to try this build for the sake of just trying it out, I would suggest to get cheap Lacunis and a 25% EXP bonus gem on your socketed headgear and that's it. I think it is much wiser to first observe your XP gain and time yourself. If you feel that you can get more by adding SoJ, Sever, Leoric's Signet, Frostburn etc then do so after trying the run first. It will save you a lot of gold. Second, I suggest you use Spectral Blade as much as Blizzard to kill Elites. Don't be afraid to lose a few seconds for a chance to get a Legendary. Found 3 in an hour long run I have conducted, and all are worth 20M each in AH.
Lastly, take note that Blizzard damage is affected by CC. On screen damage may not indicate it as a yellow number ( indicating a Crit Hit ) but trust me it does. A fellow Wiz has also confirmed this on a different thread. So if you lose CC, you lose Blizzard damage. If you need the link, it is under this thread;
In the end I gained 3 more Legendaries, 75M XP and a ton of fun. The build I used was krali's V2. If you wanna see the equipment I used, I have it on now and it is updated.
P.S. Thank you krali for sharing this build. Reminded me of the Speedy Gonzales Build someone shared last year. Kudos to you!
I stumbled across this thread kinda randomly, because i´m using a blizzard build to paragon level myself.
It´s nice to see different versions of builds other than the normal CMWW and Archon builds. Our builds are somewhat alike but I used a different method to tackle the AP issue.
I felt that I didn´t get enough out of scramble because I was always running out of AP, and my first solution was, much like you, to add power hungry, but for me, without PUR that made the gameplay feel kind of annoying since I tend to have passed most of the monsters before they die, so I changed Scramble to PotS, this caused the build to feel slow, and sluggish so i added it back in, and switched to a 4-piece tal rasha set, Familiar-Arcanot. The difference in blood magic vs force weapon is mostly useful against reflect I guess. But i haven´t actually tested without blood magic, Might be worth a shot :)
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