Hey there! Here are some thoughts and feedback on the D3V SS build.
I have been running SS for a couple weeks now, trying almost every setup, 4 players mp 10 in mind. My efficienty can compete with most Archons around 500k DPS.
The build and gear currently displayed on my profile is the one i use for crypt runs, playing with a Barbarian (Warcry for extra eHP) and Cyclone Strike Monk.
For the lazy ones, here are my stats, full buff:
~1000 All Resists
33.5% crit (40.5% to RoF with SoJ)
1.09 Attacks per second (no attack speed except on my Witching Hour)
+30% DPS on elites (SoJ+StormCrow)
210k sheet DPS (again, add 7% crit to RoF)
_ The StormCrow with crit and SOJ with RoF crit are swapped for Hellfire and StorwCrow with a socket (for the extra exp bonus) once i enter the crypt.
_ Storm Armor-Shocking Aspect is a must for group play, you almost never get hit so Reactive rune is not that useful.
_ Glass Canon is prefered for higher damage, however i don't recommend it if you are not playing with a Barbarian. AP management is really hard too, but once you are in the crypts, the insane mob density take care of your AP regen anyway.
_ Explosive Blast-Chain Reaction can be used, but if you use Glass Canon you will be AP starved. It works really well for crypt runs though, once again the high mob density take care of your AP regen. Even better results with a Cyclone Strike Monk, of course. Else, i just run with Unleashed.
_ Magic Weapon-Force Weapon is prefered once again for damage, but i would switch for Blood Magic if i don't have my Barbarian+Monk team... survivability is a concern when you play with Glass Canon (mainly on Reflect+Lava+X affixes). Again, i don't have a perfect Life Steal Skorn, but 5.2% is enought for me, i would probably stick with Blood Magic if it was lower.
_ Diamond Skin-Diamond Shards is a must IMO. It gives a ton of eHP and eDPS on high MP. This skill alone keep me alive on Frozen+Desecrator affixes, the Shards give me like 12k life back with the high life steal of Skorn.
_ Teleport-Safe Passage let you tank anything, 30% reduction is just too much. This and Diamond Shards allow me to run a lowish eHP setup in mp10 with ease, you just have to use it smartly (either for placement purpose or just for the 30% reduction).
For solo play, i usually stick with Arcane Presence + Unleashed Blast + Blood Magic + Reactive Armor.
I'm currently working on a Glass Canon + Frost Nova-Deep Freeze setup, the goal here being to use the 15% crit buff to make up for the AP regen, while giving a ton of eDPS. I'm over 480% crit damage, so the Glass Canon + 15% crit is a massive boost. The ultimate goal would be to burst down any elite pack within the 12 seconds Deep Freeze buff and before i run out of AP.
The main problem for this setup is skill slots, i have to either drop Magic Weapon or Teleport for Frost Nova... I would say that freezing elites for a bit gives us some kind of eHP so dropping Teleport is the more logical thing to do. Plus, the goal is to burst down elites, so why drop Magic Weapon... The gear requirement should be very high, but i think it could work.
Thanks for reading and thanks to the OP for this amazing build ;)
I just made some more testing around Deep Freeze, here is the best build so far :http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#ZQXYTh!WgY!YacYcc
Teleport-Safe Passage was just too important to drop it, so i dropped Magic Weapon instead.
The 15% crit chance buff give me slightly more DPS than Magic Weapon, with some cool side effects :
_ More procs from Critical Mass and AP on crit which makes Chain Reaction Blast viable.
_ More crits means smoother Life Steal, AP on crit generation. Less "the game don't want you to get crits for 4 seconds, so you will die".
_ The actual Freezing effect is really great against those elites who can't stay still for more than 1 second.
I am well aware that this build look almost like a SnS with Ray of Frost instead of Tornadoes, but the actual gameplay is not. The Frost Nova is used mainly for the 15% Crit buff, the freezing effect being nice but not vital. I'm still facetanking 80% of the time and no need for windup time to be effective.
Just Teleport in, cast Frost Nova and play like a regular Sleet Stormer.