01/22/2014 06:21 PMPosted by MOBAjobgBy running Swordplosism V1.3 build for the past few months, I've discovered that it has not brought out the best of Glass Cannon however, I've made an accidental discovery a few weeks ago and came up with ShockNadoGlass, ...requires ~4400armor, ~835ar, 50k hp, 2.76aps, 20apoc, ls and dps >300k (all values unbuff).
Imho, it's endgame of CM Wizard build.
Energy Twister -Wicked Wind
Diamond Skin -Crystal Shell (Correct, not Diamond Shards)
Frost Nova -Deep Freeze
Explosive Blast -Chain Reaction
Storm Armor -Shocking Aspect
Glass Cannon (Evocation is unnecessary)
Knock yourself out MOBA.
Glass SNS. Also, dropping diamond shards is around 10-15% loss in effective DPS, since your losing all the procs and because it does a lot of your DPS during windup.
Glass cannon = 15% boost in effective dps @ a cost of 10% mitigation.
Your net with crystal shell + Glass cannon ?
DPS is a LOSS, because of loss of EVOCATION which is 5-10% of your effective DPS not to mention cool down reduction for saving your life.
You will lose skill cool down, APOC per second, DPS, ETC. from using your spec (crystal shell + glass cannon)
You gain extra EHP from crystal shell. And 10% mitigation without crystal shell ?
Your better off running diamond shards and evocation. You will have better actual EHP and DPS, period.
EDIT: Also this was publicly "discovered" on the forums by Aphreall back in the day around 1.07. It was not recognized as more effective then STANDARD SNS, hence, no one uses it.