So it depends what you want. Here's some constructive criticism:08/30/2013 03:55 PMPosted by PhynoxAnyone want to comment on my build and armor? I cant play till Sat night but will be testing it then on mp 8 - 10 to see what is the most viable for me to play. Hoping to be able to break my high of mp 7 for farming.
1.) I'm not really a fan of Spectral Blades, but feel free to disagree with me. I personally suggest Living Lightning to Meteor wizards (or Wicked Wind). The proc rate of Spectral Blade is 0.14, and at best you'll get 4 ticks per cast with Deep Cuts. In contrast, Living Lightning can hit between 4-11 times with a proc rate of 0.20. That's a big difference! And ideally most of the time you should be meteor spamming, and the only time you should be really using your secondary AP generator is a.) when you're just engaging a group and b.) when only a few targets are left. Now the downside to Living Lightning is lower damage, but I'm typically wanting to minimize use of a secondary AP generator anyways. So I'd rather have better procs, so I can focus on Meteor spamming.
2.) I think you'd be better with Blood Magic over Force Weapon. You're heavily dependent on Healing Blades for healing (300 LoH is really too little), and you'd get a similar rate of sustain from say Molten Impact with Blood Magic simply from the differential in damage output.
3.) You might consider Deep Freeze and Chain Reaction respectively over Bone Chill+Time Warp. That should improve the smoothness of your AP and CM returns.
4.) Pinpoint Barrier can be problematic, since Energy Armor has the significant downside that it decreases your AP pool. Pinpoint is not a bad choice, but it's worth realizing that the casting delay in both Explosive Blast and Meteor means you can miss some of your initial casts simply because your casting too fast and have not yet trigger your AP returns. This is one of the reasons I like Living Lightning and Wicked Wind, since these spells can provide some AP+LoH+CM procs while you're waiting for Meteor and Explosive Blast to cast.
5.) I would consider whether you want to pursue 30APoC, since that'll definitelly improve your AP returns. Not everyone prefers this, since you can't run Mempo or a non-apoc life steal weapon. But it's worth exploring. You can pickup a cheap Storm Crow or Wizard Hat to just try it out. :)