Alright, so... this might be a bit long but I've got a bunch of questions I need help answering and instead of making a thread for each I decided to put all my questions into one.
First, let me start by giving a bit of background. I played monk since release. Farmed the HELL out of the game with my monk and about 2 weeks ago I decided to roll a new class, and WD always seemed so fun... I decided to roll with it.
I had saved up about 500m ahead of time because I knew I would be rolling a new char... and I built my WD with that gold.
I've been playing WD for about 2 weeks now, and I've got a few questions that I can't quite figure out on my own and I haven't seen any posts relating to them... and information has been hard to find online, so... HERE WE GO:
1. Is there a good build for soloing MP8+ ubers?
Currently in my profile (it hasn't been updated) I have almost 200k unbuffed DPS, with around 500k eHP. However, I have a 4 piece zuni set with a few swaps that brings my eHP up to 800k but drops my DPS to about 150k. Is this good enough stats to solo MP8+ ubers? What types of builds are people using for ubers?
2. Mana Regen - ISO numbers (Part 1)
I don't usually have mana problems in lower MP because I run Gruesome Feast w/ 20 pickup radius, and the globes refill my mana very quickly. I have about 75 base regen in my full DPS spec... but in my higher MP gear I have 4 piece zuni with 87.5 regen. When I run high MP I usually go with Blood Ritual, Spiritual Attunement, and Gruesome Feast. With 87.5 regen and those passives, I seem to have enough regen to keep the bears charging... but is it really necessary? Reply with some of your Mana stats and where / how you farm, please!
3. Mana Regen - ISO numbers (Part 2)
I've been trying to upgrade my offhand, but I got very lucky with finding a GODLY Uhkapian Serpent WITH mana regen... and finding an upgrade with mana regen is going to cost a fortune. Is it absolutely necessary to have mana regen on my offhand? I don't want to spend a bunch to upgrade this slot and then come to find out I don't have enough regen to run high MP without going OOM too often.
4. Rain of Toads
Why is it so popular? I've tried it and I guess I just don't understand how it works. Does the poison DoT stack per tick? I guess it would work pretty good with LoH, but I have no LoH in my gear so... does it defeat the purpose of using it? Also I don't like how it controls. I guess I need to see a video of it being used effectively to really understand where the power lies within.
5. Godly WD's of the world... How am I doing?
I feel as though my WD is in a VERY good place right now. I've kept my eHP around 500k (700 all res, 3.5k armor, 60k hp) in my DPS gear. Is there anything that I could be doing differently in my gear, that would be more beneficial? I see the top WD's on diabloprogress have like 300k eHP and 300k+ dps... but I feel like if I lose any more survivability I won't be able to do high MP. Right now, I can take 3-5 shots (standing still) from anything in the game. Have I gone too much survivability, and I have more room for DPS upgrades? Mainly, my left ring is where I've been trying to find an upgrade but I can't find anything for under 500mill WITH decent all res / vita... do I need those survive stats or do you think I can get by dropping 75k eHP?
Eventually, I want to get Mempo w/ crit... Lacuni's w/ crit... and MAYBE Ice Climbers (if I can find a good zuni offhand). In terms of endgame, am I headed in the right direction?
Sorry for the long post, but I just want to clear up a few things before I make any major changes to my gear / build. I'm not asking for essay responses... anything you can contribute would be great. I'm just looking to have a discussion that might help me clear my head and give me the confidence to take the next step as a WD.