Since I specialise in Cm/ww....
I'm pretty sure I'm qualified to say its OP. More so on Ubers. But sadly theres not much else viable to play at high MP. And low MP Archon farming is about as boring as the game can get after the initial excitement of lazer beaming things.
Alot of classes needs some major overhauling. And after playing a fair bit of WD lately, all I have to say is mana regen sux badly.
thanks APH, i know you are also well respected on the wiz side, thanks for the input, I def appreciate it.
i dont know what you mean about 'viable play', as I dont have much exp with a wiz, but honestly, i am having a lot of fun with my meteors build, and am able to solo mp8 rather fast with only 80k dps. the only thing that gets me right now if reflect dmg but again, blizz went on record saying they gonna nerf reflect anyways so...
to me, this all speaks volumes about the imbalance going on here. its not to say i want nerfs or anything, cause i dont.
i just want ppl to understand that there IS imbalance currently with resource regen at higher MPs - its not even CLOSE.
this, coming from someone who ONLY played WD for like 6 months, gearing almost entirely for higher MPs once the patch hit, and after spending 2 days on a wiz im just like... wth.
yeah it take more apm, who cares though.
i think if ppl THINK for a moment about what OLD VQ was like, they would realize they were actually spamming SIX buttons constantly - 2 for AC/Bears and 4 to keep them all on cd... all at the same time.
thats a lot of button mashing dude, lest ppl forget ye olden days of diablo 3.
Also, meteor builds still only exist as a variant of the CM/WW wizard build...
They just don't return enough arcane power or proc critical mass enough to stand on their own.
i acutally disagree somewhat with this. i was testing this with blizzard/meteor shower and i was doing just fine with ap in MP7/8. not to mention i was AoE'ing everything into oblivion... and basically permafreezing at the same time.
seemed to work well with cc affixes on my gear like freeze and knockback and stun. cause blizz and ms have such a MASSIVE aoe that really all you need to to aim in general vicinity and watch as stuff just gets owned hard.
ps- doing insane dmg with tyreal might + sever (with os) and MW - blood magic + can never die due to health regen of 'slain enemies rest in pieces'.