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Was running this with Aimless, TekkZero, and Yems yesterday-
Link to build:
The idea is using all Fire spells with the Burning Axe of Sankis, which boosts their damage by 25% on a perfect roll, and 2 piece Tal Rasha's for another 3%. Only 2 defensive skills are used- Slow Time / Time Warp (which is also a DPS boost) and Ice Armor Crystallize. The Axe makes it possible to drop Diamond Skin- it's proc is the Barbarian ability Ignore Pain that has a chance to trigger when you are hit and it has no internal cooldown.
I used both Meteor Shower and Molten Impact, but I prefer Shower with this build for wider range AOE because of the narrow focused effects of Fire Bolts and Mammoth Hydra. Mammoth Hydra can be recast immediately after it fires its trail to fire another one which stacks. You can use Mammoth Hydra and Meteor Shower for offscreen kills on low MP.
Arcane Dynamo boosts both Meteor and Hydra.
I had close to 1600 LOH and was getting by with Blood Magic for LS on MP7.
Edited by DoctorDoom#1357 on 2/16/2013 7:19 AM PST
How often does Sankis proc Ignore Pain?DoctorDoom was telling me last night that there isn't an internal cooldown for the Burning Axe, unlike the Butcher's Sickle. I haven't confirmed it myself, but it sounds promising.
it sucks if you don't build around it
Yeah- I found Unrelenting Storm, Snowbound, or Stark Winter Blizzard + Cold Blooded to be more effective overall than Slow Time / CM or Illusionist. Now the build puts out massive wide area AOE DPS, maybe more so than Chaos Nexus Disintegrate.
Mammoth Hydra is great with this build. The idea is to fill the screen with as much AOE as possible and you can't do that without it. Remember, my gear is boosting its damage by 28%.
Don't worry about all those AP spenders- you can have all of them going at once and 1-2 casts of Fire Bolts will fully restore your AP with 50% CC and 20 APOC if Shower and Blizzard don't do it
You can either stand in the middle of everything and spam Fire Bolts on high MP or you can offscreen stuff on low MP for XP farming.
Finally a build that actually feels like a Wizard instead of Mega Man from Marvel vs. Capcom (TORNADO HOLD! TORNADO HOLD!).
Edited by DoctorDoom#1357 on 2/17/2013 6:59 AM PST
Not bad - I like this build. I can crit up to 1mil now.
I really dont like mammoth hydra.. casting time, arcane power.. and damage over time isn't that great. I wouldn't be surprised if the increased fire% didn't get applied to mammoth hydra.
Going to replace it with something else..
Using Meteor shower feels like more damage than Molten impact for some reason
I'm thinking Meteor shower has more hits, so giving more crits and APOC.. in addition, with more hits, it feels like the crit to non-crit ratio balances out better.
using this with LL
if you hit a target with all 7 hits, meteor shower does way more damage
I'm casting about 2-3 meteors a second with LL - Meteor Shower..
Also using Diamond Skin Prism and -4 Meteor Tal Source
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