Progress? Judge me :-)

Wizard
OK, lots of changes and now finally MP7 is totally doable! I only use energy armor for elites -- took on a 3x elite pack, 10 minutes to kill all including a LOT of whites, but no deaths. Any further improvements that really stand out?? I really do appreciate all the help, guys. I ouldn't do it alone :P

(ps. I actually FOUND both my rings -- couldn't believe it, they're not terrible :-)
are ur profile stats with prismatic or without?
oh dang i love your lacuni, zuni boots/ the end ring, black thorne.

why are you still using prismatic? hmmm you could get that fixed through gears if you can, would be better to go pinpoint imo. oh also love your armor, but why you using blur and not evocation? how about cold snap instead of bone chill?

you could try and get trifecta rings (ias/cc/cd/armor or all resist) to help you use pinpoint barrier instead.

i didn't get to see much of your other gears but what's your total LOH?

you could try a higher avg dmg OH
He cant change OH without a pile of green/gold XD

Pants with no armor and 2 slots? kind of wasted?

Easy to get max AR on ring
12/28/2012 12:08 AMPosted by SteelPhantom
are ur profile stats with prismatic or without?


without -- finally!

prismatic is needed because my AR is only about 600, same for blur -- I feel 700AR/6000 armor is minimum >MP6 IMHO... only about 710 LoH (I know, not so great) but seems workable so far. Before I was a LOT less armor and about 1600 LoH and still dying a LOT. Now, not so much :-)

I was outbid on an even better belt and lacuni, but these were about 1/3 the price, so WTF...

I have learned SOOOOOOO much through this, so it's time and gold well spent I think?

I also threw on my WD's skorn (damn nice one) for S&G -- guess what? Same DPS, much lower AS = no longer even an option, even for archon which I am testing now - so far, melting MP4 archon. Seems CMWW iAS only helps archon; see no downside as of yet. I also see skorn w/ LS only needed for MP8-10 archon? dunno! maybe not needed ever?

To go archon, my only gear switch was MH/OH (EF w/ LS and tri). Am I stupid or should I be switching more gear to go CMWW>archon? Maybe stupid :P

Thanks guys, this totally changed my mindset about WIZ capability and really the game itself; MUCH love running higher MP for simply the challenge!

Peace!

(edit; achon w/ MH/OH switched I run 190k unbuffed, 245k buffed)
He cant change OH without a pile of green/gold XD

Pants with no armor and 2 slots? kind of wasted?

Easy to get max AR on ring


I know, bro - I was eyeing other pants, but the VIT on these is amazing (295??) and I don't want to sacrifice more life. I've been down this road several times today, believe me! I would LOVE AR/Armor/VIT blackthorne's britches, but some are 700M Mine were almost stolen for 80m... :-)
AR + LOH bit too low for my tastes. Some slots should really have AR ie. gloves/pants/belt, etc.

You would definately eat sh*t if you hit a RD pack @ MP8+ with 600AR and 700 LOH.

Otherwise on the right track looks good for a guy starting out.
Good call on the OH; the one to go another 15k DPS is over 100m... not for now, I need to sell my 1.79 wand first :-)
12/28/2012 01:54 AMPosted by DethAxe
are ur profile stats with prismatic or without?


prismatic is needed because my AR is only about 600, same for blur -- I feel 700AR/6000 armor is minimum >MP6 IMHO... only about 710 LoH (I know, not so great) but seems workable so far. Before I was a LOT less armor and about 1600 LoH and still dying a LOT. Now, not so much :-)



700AR/6k armor is nearly unobtainable with Storm armor (which is a huge upgrade, more than your 15k DPS OH) i would aim for 850/5k+ as it'll allow you, coupled with 1k+ loh) to do mp9 face tanking RD+electrify.

I would suggest to aim to a Blackthorn amulet with cc/ias as it'll allow you to switch to AR/armor pants while upgrading your loh too; doing that you'll surely lose DPS but that's not your primary concern as running full SNS with 120-130k sheet DPS will result in a net sustained eDPS of about 1m (After windup) which, imho, is ok for MP8-9 (if lock and defense are up to the task).
"I would suggest to aim to a Blackthorn amulet with cc/ias" -- 185m ... jeezus

Yes, agree but OMFG :-)

I'm at 2.86, so hitting the breakpoint no problem, gave upon >3.01 (too many downsides) that's why my wand is up for sale :P I don't care about Ubers, BTW
to be honest, with ubers, 2.81 is enough. i run a normal 2.85 with 55 cc and 180k dps buffed against ubers and pretty much did alright. now high mp elites/champs, that's where the fun starts @_@
12/28/2012 02:46 AMPosted by PICHAPIEGAL
to be honest, with ubers, 2.81 is enough. i run a normal 2.85 with 55 cc and 180k dps buffed against ubers and pretty much did alright. now high mp elites/champs, that's where the fun starts @_@


THAT'S my goal man... I'm closer than before, all I care about tonight :-) cheers!!
12/28/2012 02:24 AMPosted by Mrmorph


prismatic is needed because my AR is only about 600, same for blur -- I feel 700AR/6000 armor is minimum >MP6 IMHO... only about 710 LoH (I know, not so great) but seems workable so far. Before I was a LOT less armor and about 1600 LoH and still dying a LOT. Now, not so much :-)



700AR/6k armor is nearly unobtainable with Storm armor (which is a huge upgrade, more than your 15k DPS OH) i would aim for 850/5k+ as it'll allow you, coupled with 1k+ loh) to do mp9 face tanking RD+electrify.

I would suggest to aim to a Blackthorn amulet with cc/ias as it'll allow you to switch to AR/armor pants while upgrading your loh too; doing that you'll surely lose DPS but that's not your primary concern as running full SNS with 120-130k sheet DPS will result in a net sustained eDPS of about 1m (After windup) which, imho, is ok for MP8-9 (if lock and defense are up to the task).


Hey, MrMorph! BEST advice was the BT ammy and different pants -- made a HUGE HUGE difference!! THANKS!! Rolling MP8 now, no deaths! Very very happy!!
grats on rollin mp8, now get trolled by blizzard's horrible loot system :(

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