It seems to be the consensus that standard SNS with adaquate utility and freeze ability is maxed out at MP8 for efficient farming without insane levels of gearing (high end trifect duncraig and best in server chants source).
The meteor variants were the first step and extremely beneficial for dps. The issue is meteor uses an attack turn, and procs CM at a much lower rate than wicked wind. Therefore you were giving up freeze lock for DPS, and only obtaining high DPS returns with a 30 APoC set up.
These downsides pretty much relegated the build to niche status.
So today I thought there had to be another way. Something worth giving up teleport for that provide PASSIVE dps that didn't require an attack turn like meteor.
Solution is magic weapon, but all the runes suck. 15% dps wasn't enough from force weapon to justify no teleport (the knockback sucks too). Blood magic isn't needed cause we're tank anyway.
Venom is great. Adds quality single target damage.
Then I tried electrify and my jaw hit the floor.
Attacks have a chance to deal 10% damage to 3 nearby enemies.
What this means in certain situations...
Single Targets = NOTHING, you get the 10% to paper dps, that is all. Electrify bolts cannot hit the target it is proc'n off of.
Two Targets... 10 Twisters at a time at 2.73 breakpoint = 120 hits per second total. On hit proc so 120 * 0.125 = 15 procs a second. Each bolt only has one available target so 15 bolts occur. +150% weapon damage.
Three Targets... 10 Twisters at a time at 2.73 = 180 hits per second total. On hit proc, so 180 * 0.125 = 22 procs a second. Each bolt has two targets available for 22 * 2 * 10 = 440% weapon damage per second extra.
Four Targets (oh boy)... 10 Twisters at a time at 2.73 = 240 hits per second total. On hit proc, so 240 * 0.125 = 30 procs a second. Each bolt has all three targets available for 30 * 3 * 10 = 900% damage per second extra.
Go try it. Find a group of 5 or 6 or 10 and watch MP10 disapear.
Cons... Extra health yellow elites still suck after minions are all dead. Theres just no way around that 80m hp.