Upgrade advice please

  • #1
    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for some advice to upgrade my CM/WW set. I can do up to MP7-8 keyfarming and ubers solo with what i have but its far from a walk in the park, not to mention very slow. However i cant seem to decide on what to upgrade

    Battle.net: http://eu.battle.net...7/hero/14454501
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    quick stats:
    ~65k dps unbuffed
    ~320k EHP
    44% crit
    2.69 attack speed, i use the enchantress 3% buff to get over the 2.73 mark when i do ubers.
    560 all res
    5.2k armor
    50% crit dmg

    Budget is roughly 20 million.

    Other items i have include a chanto offhand but it has no APoC and quite low average dmg and i have a 1200 dps/11% ias/LoH/critdamage wand but that drops me down to 2.53 attack speed,a APoC triumvirate and a assortment of storm crow's

    Now i know 20 mil is probably not going to give me more then 1 upgraded item, i'm just kind of at a loss to what which one.

    Things im considering

    The witching hour belt. Kind of a must have item but for 20 mil on the EU ah you get at best a ~90 int/9 ias / ~35 crit dmg one with maybe 20-30 physical res.

    Chant offhand with APoC. Again 20 mil nets a rather lackluster one , on the EU ah this buys you a 120-130 avg dmg one at best. Plus i'd lose quite a bit of EHP from the tal one i have

    Dropping the nata's items and use my rare 180int/100vit/60all res+armor boots and getting a new ring. I would gain decent stats on the boots but the losses on the ring are hard to compensate ( 9ias/5 crit + int rings start at about 15 mil for bad ones ) and i'd lose atleast another 2% crit from the set bonus.

    Getting a new chant MH with higher dps and either IAS, CD or a socket.

    Last option, dont buy anything , farm with the archon gear and hope that something that sells for big bucks drops eventually. Highly unlikely as in my 15 years of gaming and playing a lot of rng based games, i have never had a good item drop for me ever. Rng isnt a b*tch , i seem to be hers :)


    Any comments on my ideas or other suggestions are more then welcome , i can't seem to make my mind up.
    IAS-starvec cm-wizard.
    Still looking for friends to play (eu)
  • #2
    Your life on hit seems to be on the lower end. Just above 400. Sure you got some decent amount of LpS but that doesnt counter the lack of loh at all...Thats being said...I guess sooner or later you want to switch from nats 2pc into ice climbers and a decent rare ring but for now i wouldnt change it. This wont help you at all with your current situation. Buying a witching hour would buff your dps quite a bit but you will loose lots of ehp and in your current state of gear its just not worth it...

    So i would go for a chanto mainhand with loh. Those a fairly cheap with decent stats. I would safe up just like 50mil and upgrade a few things at once next. Single upgrades wont help you at all. Sooner or later you might want to transition into 2pc chanto and get rid of nats 2pc as well and this will cost a decent amount of gold. ;)
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  • #3
    IMO drop the belt for a witching hour. Being able to reach 2.73 APS with enchantress is pointless unless you solo Ubers, and it's far more efficient to run in groups. Besides, with a good stun lock, you might be able to run Ubers without having to use your own portal from time to time, that's how OP CMWW wizards are. As for the EHP loss, you should be fine on MP7-8 with around 300-310 EHP on MP8 Mag, 280k or so for MP7, even less self buffed if you run with a barb for the armor/resist buff.

    Alternatively, you can try to change your weapon to an IAS Chanto. I do not recommend a LoH Chanto since you are better off getting the LoH from other pieces, like Storm Crow helm or amulet/rings. I have no idea how much one will cost with similar dps to yours though, but the affix on your weapon is already pretty useless, so that might be the best option without having to worry about a loss of EHP. The ideal weapon would have 1.78 or 1.79 APS total, which would let you get to the 2.73 breakpoint with just 54% IAS, so you could even drop IAS from something, like helm or neck, to get some more LoH or crit damage for dps.

    You also might want to consider swapping your OH to a Chanto without APoC, then swap your helm to a Storm Crow for more LoH and to replace the APoC you drop from the OH. With 2 sources of LoH you won't need any more until you get to around 100-150k dps, if RD hasn't been nerfed by then.
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  • #4
    EU servers are way more expensive then us servers.
    The ideal weapon would have 1.78 or 1.79 APS total

    Something like this with like 1k dps is +20mil easily selling on eu ah...:( Same applies to witching hour. Those are like double in price compared to us with decent stats. Thats why i recommanded a loh chantodo mainhand. Those are fairly cheap on eu and he hasnt to change a few items for getting the loh...
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  • #5
    Quote from Shinna1989

    EU servers are way more expensive then us servers.
    The ideal weapon would have 1.78 or 1.79 APS total

    Something like this with like 1k dps is +20mil easily selling on eu ah... :( Same applies to witching hour. Those are like double in price compared to us with decent stats. Thats why i recommanded a loh chantodo mainhand. Those are fairly cheap on eu and he hasnt to change a few items for getting the loh...


    that is the biggest problem, prices on EU are absurd compared to US. That being said, a 1.78 MH would allow to use of one of my storm crow's for the AP make up.

    My current chant MH was an ah snipe, it only cost about 100k. Alas the cheapest 1.78 chanto on eu atm is 25 million with the second one already going for over 40 mil. Witching hour with a 100 int and 9% ias goes for 19 mil and thats with posion res/thorn/pickup affix.

    I do definitly agree on the LoH comments. Sometimes i wish i had chosen US as region :)

    Atm tho it seems the best option in budget would be the no-apoc chanto and a crap witching hour combined with using storm crow ( i have several of those in stock )

    Thanks for the advice !
    IAS-starvec cm-wizard.
    Still looking for friends to play (eu)
  • #6
    I just rolled a toon on us servers. I made like 7mil just while leveling from 1 to 60. Leveling gear sometimes sells for retarded amounts on us ah. I made like 2mil just in normal mode from salvage crapy blues and selling the crafting mats. I traded 5mil with some guy regular playing on us who wanted an alt on eu servers. With 12mil total i made a mediocre 2,51aps cm set for higher mp keyfarming(70k unbuffed) and got some gear replacements(zuni pox and trail, other wep and triumvirate and another rare ring) for low mp archon farming.
    Words of wisdom: Don't follow the advice of people who won't have to deal with the consequences.
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