Diablo® III

Unstable Anomaly or Blur for Archon?

Hi guys,

I check several archon build here and see that the 3rd passive to be selected usually Unstable Anomaly. But when I tested, I found it's easier to live with Blur and lifesteal. The reason is that, when fighting elites, normally they are melee and run to us very quickly, even with knock off effect from UA, they will catch us before we can get away. Face tanking with them and live on 4% life steal (weap + blood magic) always keep my hp full, except facing knockoff ones.
Any idea?
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Technically, it's better to get your defenses up on gear and find a way to use cold blooded either with a buriza scoundrel or a CM wiz. But you are pretty beastly, I don't see why you'd be having many issues running CB. However, I don't personally run with buriza/CB in solo archon because I don't want to have spend all that gold on GG eHP stuff. Once I tried blur when doing solo archon runs, I never took it off. Love it. Still use CB if there's a CM wiz there of course.
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I have the same feeling with Blur in solo. I'm getting so hard to be beaten even with tough packs. As long as I can keep my beam up, my HP pool always stay full.
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I use cold blooded solo (buriza, as chang pointed out) and galvanizing in groups. Galvanizing just makes it easier to stay with the group (less accidentally cancelling archon and not being able to get it back fast enough issues.)
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You use them if you can't get survivability on gear, otherwise everything goes to maximizing your offensive potential. I haven't used Blur or Unstable Anomaly on my main wizard in a really long time.
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