Short background: Me and my girlfriend plalys two wizards and just made it to 73, and i believe my build is the lacking one. We play couch on PS4 which makes us pretty softcore: not being able to chase more than the screen allows us to.
Girlfriend goes DMO classic build, does tons of damage and wont die ever to anything.
I go Firebird set 6 piece.
Hergbrash bindings 60% lower cost of channel spells
Etched sigil (cube)
Aquila cuirass (cube)
Convention of elements (cube)
Compass rose and Travelers pledge
Halo of arlyse
Mantle of channeling
Twisted sword (twister damage)
Bane of stricken.
Disintigrate with dual fire beams to channel all the time
Energy twister with rune so they stand still and build up (hard to make the corner plays on PS4)
Black hole with rune to cover elite puddles and shit on ground.
Ice armor (Crysstalize: tons of armor)
Magic weapon: deflection
Swapping between galvanizing ward, (1,5 sec standing still incerease) and like, one shot savior.
Now to the interesting part:
I make use of energy twister to pull all enemies in, remove shit with black holes with only disitigrate+etched sigil.
This works fine, but i could also like, go tal rasha for even more damage, (no im not gonna try the firebug), maybe combine 6p tal rasha and 4p firebird.
Maybe use royal ring of grandeur to replace my current firebird offhand with orb of infinite depth and go explosive blast instead of black holes, or swap out things left and right.
Twister pulling in, black holes soaking stuff together with just channeling suits me perfectly! But its getting tough now
Sorry for long post and sorry, i dont know how to include gear into a post, if even possible.
I've been playing around with EB wiz and the way I'm heading now is to is through CDR (65%) that gets me permanent uptime on diamond skin (enduring). It also means my teleport is only on a 4 sec CD so I don't need illusionist which I don't want just for the one skill when I already have evocation up. The fast CD means that EB procs CHD and AD reasonably quickly as the sigil doesn't proc AD so it lends itself to becoming a hit and kite build.
For that reason I'm using 5pc Tal and 3 pc Firebird w/ F&R and RORG cubed, I find Endless walk is just too lacking in damage especially when you're on the move so much and this build is reliant on as much DPS as possible. I have woh and IOoD on me and the furnace in the cube and with aquilla curass in the other cube spot which means I'm not using meteor shoes but Nilfur's damage is negligible compared to what furnace or firebird gives me.
The only way to get ahead in this game is with DPS so I have BotT, Stricken and Zie's in my jewelry and Audacity as a passive (I feel glass canon puts too much pressure on an already fragile defense).
So I try to gather everything around the elites and port in allowing the 2 banes and audacity to work with CHD and AD until my teleport comes back up and get out where I then move on and let Zie's do it's thing with firebird's 4 pc bonus, I also use Oculus circle on my follower (Sorceress with blinding sword, OD and Bull Kathos wedding), that Oculus ring is a wonder with Firebird. So with Galv ward, DS and deflection as my shields this works well with the gamestyle as they absorb the damage for those few seconds I'm in the middle of the pack and then let them reset once ported out, I check them by holding my cursor over the health globe (is there a key I can press instead?).
With AqC and IOoD as my DR I rely on UA and Firebird 2 pc bonus to keep me alive as I only need to not die 3 times in a minute and a half for either one to reset which is when FB, Zie's and Oculus are doing their thing (anyway if I'm needing rescuing that much then something's wrong). The other thing is Frozen mist on such a high CD rate leaves mist all over the place so BotT can keep working even while I'm more than 15 yards away.
So I don't worry about RCR just CDR, CHD, AD and some CHC as I'm trying energy armor (pin point) instead of deflection. This morning I did a GR69 solo reasonably easy (had to be saved once) also without BotT (tried esoteric but felt as I was kiting so much I needed the DPS more) and no augmented gear so there's plenty of room to move.
Now the last thing I'm considering is will wyrdward on my follower proc my arc lightning which I'm constantly using to proc APD instead of ashnagar bracers in conjunction with calamity or maybe frozen gloves in the cube to freeze from the mist for APD, just going to have to keep testing.
I would give a go to Tal Rasha(much more damage and better survavibility also), try this:
Arcane torrent - Lightning rune
Meteor - Arcane Rune
Teleport - Stun Rune
Hydra - Fire rune or Black hole - Fire rune (if you like the pulling)
magic Missile - Ice rune
Ice armor - Crystallize
Now while channeling Arcane torrent you will cast arcane meteor every second, free of cost, powered up by the arcane power not being spent and always being max. Insane damage. just remember to teleport and cast hydra and magic missles soemtimes to keep the stacks going you can swap up weapon and bracers now (since you'r enot using twisters anymore) for the channeling weapon taht increases all your dmg by 35% while channeling or serpent sparker for double hydra, and bracers to ancient parthans defender(its legendary effect can reduce your dmg taken for each stunned/'frozen mob near you) I would suggest to also gear up for CDr until you hit a sweet spot for your teleport like 6-8 seconds.
Zeb . I like your build . I to play on the PS4 . There are so many good Wizard builds . I would make an other Wizard level her up to 70 . I have six Female Wizards . Each has its own build. Not sure what Blizzard is doing to the FireBird Finery .Or the Twisted sword / twister . I would make a new Build LoN . Centered around the 'Etched Sigil ' off hand and the 'Aether Walker' and Hergbrash bindings belt . PC players use Bots to collect items and crafting mats. PS4 can duplicate . So it is easer to use crafting mats to make 13 ancient legendary items . Legacy of Nightmare ring set bonus 100 % damage x 13 = 1.300 damage . 4 % less damage take x 13 = 52% . LoN are really fun builds so many options . Also very hard to craft due to the high cost to make 13 Ancient Legendary items . gave you an alternative above on how to achieve this. Or go old school and spend all your time farming. I made a video of my LoN Etched Sigil Wizard build clearing a GR81 . I show all gear Items, skills,rune, legendary Gems , Potions , passives and Cube powers . This is my first post joined sit today . Link to my build : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnX1KrN6pHo