As per int classes WD in general may do higher damage but the highest damage I've witnessed is an Archon with all bought rM gear 700k+ -- they melt crap.
12/31/2013 07:16 AMBBV is the most overrated skill in the game right now. It has an up time of 14%. In other words, it is useless 86% of the time.
Posted by Fitz
Very erroneous.. Where do you get 14% from? Besides BBV is perfect synergy for monk buff because it is a buff and monks debuff in general with exception of GL which I use in Nirvana and NOT in Lower dps spec.. In fact WD has both Debuff and Buff like we do. They are both great classes but the mechanics were very differently.
Having knowledge of all classes:
A monk is more necessary in my opinion for quick crypt runs than any other class
Before I justifiy my comment.. Barbs go do VSORC runs its better exp for you.
I am not even goin to consider the possibiltiy of DH being more useful so I'll leave them out of the argument as well.
So this leaves what Archon, CMass (SNS), CoB, PB, bears, and zdogs:
Wizards have no group buffs and only have 1 debuff in archon possible and 2ish in CM but mostly only Cold blooded --- Both builds can have very high dps but nothing has the direct damage as high as a wall of light drop-- now well 0 dps doesnt use wall of light and that also knocks back yes which gets me to my point LOL and why in my mind monk is definitive.
-Exploding Palm ftw
You may have thought I was gonna go Cyclone strike.. utility wise theres only a couple other spells in game that one could argue have the same kind of group benefit. Frost Nova would be another example.
for crypts.. it aint needed its so packed in there that if you are using EB with a decent at all damage group on a high damage monk the explosion is basically continuous and moves faster than anything can dash or sprint. I'm gonna put NokFero up for example of how to run crypts with eB.
http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/nokfero-1748/SenZura/23118767 uses same gear and DS + Exp Palm set up with RT and dang man my wd is top 250 america its hard to keep up sometimes.
0 dps does a great job with teammates the correct teammates. It works like a machine organizing and defiling-- Stun not completely necessary for crypts the one thing I dont like about the build is I completely feel like I'm wasting a slot just to proc a passive. But its hard to go Soothing breeze over Implosion.. Plus its nice to wear the damage pants.
Now WD is great and yes you have Hex even tho paranoia is basically an AoE version of it so I tend to roll Mass Conf. Yes we both have pulling mechanics.. WD is better at fields for sure -- Implosion is a close fast pull while pesti groups and is a great prep pull. Now if we look past the killing itself aspect into preping WD is just as important because they and you can argue all you want but they just are better at prepping -- A lot quicker and more precise. The sole arguments against WD is that they are LAG which is a result of being well basically too good at pulling and that they leave straglers-- which is true but if you know what youre doing can be minimized easily-- try using spider queen.
I Find crypts with my monk or barb
I Prep Crypts, Fields, or WH with my WD -- possibly followed by or with a monk
But when I kill crypts if there is no monk in party I always go monk.
No monk no wd -- you go monk.
The one thing on monk though that is rough is when doing fields they tend to die in lag more because its not as constant damage.. which is part of the reason ZDPS works so well in it.
I would say that my monk wiz and wd's are all on par with each other and exceptional taking into account that they werent purchased.