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I would like to share my build with you and receive CONSTRUCTIVE criticism on it. PLEASE PLEASE do not negatively impact this but feel free to change it up or suggestions and remember not all builds are for everyone.
Is this for everyone? No
Does it work for me? Yes
Is it that fastest build for grinding? Probably not.
Are some of you going to read the below and try it? I hope so.
Would I like it to grow? Sure why not.
Has someone used this before? I wouldn't doubt it
Mechanical Keyboard > Standard? YES!
Why all the above was relevant? I have no idea.
This is just a simple variation of the CM/WW build using the same base skills but I would like to call “Ice Princess”.
My Stats (unbuffed)– (Yes I will admit some are very low please have a good laugh at them but they don't need pointing out)
HP: 29K Dumb@$$!
Res All: 530
Attack Speed: 2.74 (thanks to link below for point out Tic rate breakpoints)
Crit Chance: 51.5
Crit Damage: 251%
LoH / LS: 510 / 0 yes needs to be higher especially for RD
APoC (Arcane Power on Crit): 18
Max Arcance: 113
Comfortable MP: 7
**Note I do not use a follower – don't like idea of getting use to bonus IAS or CC
Left Click - Energy Twister / Wicked Wind
- Proc Crit Hits to trigger CM and nice damage
*Right Click -Ice Armor / Crystallize
- Melee attackers chance to Chill or Freeze for 2 Seconds
- When Struck Armor is increased 30% for 30 Seconds / Stacks to 3
o When fully stacked more armor then “Energy Armor”
Don't lose 20 Arcane Power
*Right Click -Ice Armor / Ice Reflect
- Melee attackers chance to create frost nova
o They don’t deserve to move
*Right Click – Energy Armor / Prismatic Armor
- To squishy with out the Res All for MP 9-10
#1 - Diamond Skin /Diamond Shards
- 10k Damage Absorption
- 210% Weapon Damage on explosion
o Explodes on every refresh
#2 - Frost Nova / Bone Chill
- Freeze Everything 3 Seconds
- Enemies take 15% additional Damage
o Bone Chill applies to group
#3 - Explosive Blast / Chain Reaction
- 97 X 3 = 291% > 225%
- 3 Explosions more Crit Chances
#4 Blizzard / Frozen Solid
- My Sleeper Skill
- 210% Damage as Cold over 6 Seconds
- 20% chance to Freeze For 3 Seconds
o I HATE ranged Attackers so while you stick to the melees you can drop a blizz over the ranged attackers to inflict damage and/or freeze until you can clear the area out
o Your screen can end up looking like a 1970’s tv rabbit ears TV
IMO it does slow enemies enough for this build
- Spammed every 3-5 cycles (ex: 123,123,123,1234,123,123,123)
Unstable Anomaly / Blur / whatever
- lol, idk why mix this up at your will
- 20% additional Damage to Chilled and Frozen
- Once again DUH do we need an explanation at this point?
1) When Solo – If they are Frozen, they can’t hurt you allowing you crowd control
2) When Group –Same as soloing and allow others to really do damage as 2 skills increase damage to packs.
You do not need Evocation(15% CD reduction)
Your main Crits from WW but you are also getting Crits from every single other skill
Multiple Damage % + for grouping
Very squish – you almost have to fight every white mob(speaking in MP8+)… or it could just be my amazingly bad defensive, HP stats.
******Very Valuable Reads that must be noted for as inspiration for such a build with equipment, skills, and understandment of Proc Tic rates:****** May want to request sticky for below*******
All, i would like to point out as well for blizzard no clicking is needed.
So, a better key binding set up may be to have WW and Blizz on your mouse so you can just hold them down.
YouTube video is uploading. I apologize for $h!ty quality but this is my first attempt at a gaming vid.
Interesting... I may take a break from grinding and see what this is like.
You can change your follower's skills so that you do not receive the buffs. I highly recommend you gear your follower for the MF/GF/Paragon leveling boost though - it's silly not to.
He is Definately right. I suggest the templar with a Sunkeeper and his own hellfire. I mean, why not.
As for the build, I am not sure about you choice of blizzard AND ice armor. I mean things already should be frozen from nova, which means u should be getting the passive damage boost from cold blooded. Also, blizzard has a zero proc coeff., if I remember correctly, so I am not sure how much it brings to the table. The variations u see using meteor ( which u may want to try Comet rune for the same Ice wizard theme), are utilized because u not only get big damage from an attack turn, but u also get the chance to proc CM.
I do really like the idea of 1.) Not using EB; 2.) Using ice armor. Have you thought about trying to bring frozen storm into the mix?
you are correct Blizz does bring near 0 proc even when over 3.00 AS(tested). However, from what i can tell with meteor - liquidfy is the only one worth anything in regards to cm proc.
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