12/12/2012 09:01 AMHey Schenko instead of using wicked wind for extra ticks, why not use Magic Weapon - Electrify? I tried this on MP8 and it kept mobs locked down and brought up Archon in no time. Also instead of Blood Magic to deal with reflect, drop out of Archon, and keep them locked using Electrify, then pop Archon again since the refresh is so quick.
Posted by couchy
I am curious if you are running a variation of this hybrid build? Your profile suggests otherwise and I didn't see how this was all that useful for higher MPs especially with affix reflect damage. Blood Magic is our calling card for high dps, even with high AR. I think my Ar's in Archon are 1200+ without checking. My base AR is 840 w/o Prismatic.....I didn't see the added help whereas Bloodmagic I can absorb all sorts of damage due to the extra healing. I am going to vote no on Electrify being useful with this build. Perhaps on lower MP levels, but the extra damage will negate what you are really trying to accomplish, which is regaining Archon back.
Moving to my Wicked Wind substitution for DS.....I found that on MP 7-8 this can be very viable if you run Pinpoint and have high AR. You are able to get 2 wicked winds out and spam LL and throw in some more winds, but usually by then it's rechaged. For farming, I think this is really something to look into....the only issue is I died once in an act 3 run using this whereas I can't remember the last time I died using the general farming method.
I found that removing Nova and placing Wicked Wind in can really take advantage of regaining Archon back quickly. The reason you replace Nova is simple....you really don't need to keep the foe frozen as that isn't your main goal in this build especially for ubers. For ubers, you want to get that 5 stack of Arcane Dynamo w/Archon beam quick. Subbing out Nova for Wicked Wind while keeping DS to absorb the small amount of damage you are dealt not in Archon is the better fit.
Blur- Skeleton King- Helps more than you may think
Arcane Dynamo- 5 stacks....this is the WOW factor us Wizards all signed up for....if only it was always 75% for say 10 seconds? Would feel much better.
Critical Mass- No brainer as to why.
Evocation really isn't needed, it isn't going to make that large of a difference. If you feel your Armor/Physical Resistance is fine( I like a little more added defensive abilities in case my entire group falls and I have to carry)then you can remove Blur for Evocation.
If anyone is in doubt of the way this build handles mp 9-10 ubers....please do add me and I will show you the true power of the Hybrid Archon.