I am teamed up with a perma-frost Wizard for the large majority of my farming. Multiple times a week we get our 4 man group going which adds a Monk and a Which Doctor to the mix. The Wiz and I are around the 120k dps unbuffed with the Monk/WD (both fresh) trailing behind a bit. I would say 90% of my farming consists of a very tightly packed group of frozen targets with plenty of opportunity to be either ranged or directly in the mix.
What I’m mostly interested in is buffing my personal damage while considering the group as much as possible.
My standard setup has been HA:Spray for Hatred generation with CA:Cluster as my dump. I’ve recently picked up M4D:Valley with the aim of buffing everyone’s damage. My defensives are pretty standard consisting of Prep:Backup, SP:Gloom and Vault:Tumble. Passive selection is as follows – Archery, Cull of The Weak and Steady Aim (sometimes Perfectionist).
I have 51% Critical Chance with 427% bonus Critical Damage at an attack speed of 1.81.
Would I be better off running an “in the mix” type of setup with something like Spike Traps / Sentry or keeping my Steady Aim and look to bomb from distance? When we run into leet packs with Fire Chains, Plagued, etc standing in the mix becomes very difficult even with the massive amount of Frost Novas going out. Also, my effective health is low, further favoring a ranged build.
Would I be better off swapping from my CA dump and rework everything to buff grenades/rockets? My current output feels plenty strong – am I already on a good path?
Thoughts? : )
Thanks for reading my wall of text and I look forward to exchanging some ideas here.
Edit: Included link to my toon.