Long Time CM/WW wizard looking for new gear advice

  • #1
    Hellos!

    Been a CM forever now, and I'm at a point that I don't know what to get right now as my next upgrade. I could get a better lacuni, but the next best ones are 150m +, and that's out of my budget at the moment. I could buy Ice Climbers with run/walk, but 110m gold for 1 stat? I could get a better helmet, but I really want a mempo someday. For rings, if I get pure defense rings, where will I get the LOH from? I'm so confused.

    FYI, I never have more than 120m on me.

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/alastrian-1243/hero/4742347
  • #2
    Get Blackthorne's set (Jousting Mail and Duncraig Cross). There's your LOH and a butt-ton of HP. Then get DPS/EHP on your rings.

    You say you never have more than 120M on you. Well, it's time to change that by saving up until you're well over that mark.
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  • #3
    Quote from Jaetch

    Get Blackthorne's set (Jousting Mail and Duncraig Cross). There's your LOH and a butt-ton of HP. Then get DPS/EHP on your rings.

    You say you never have more than 120M on you. Well, it's time to change that by saving up until you're well over that mark.


    Really, won't I lose a ton of resist? Hmm I will consider it. Thanks for the advice, I was really hoping you would be the one to see this.
  • #4
    Get a Mempo (without crit, it will still work). You're at 29 APoC, 50% CC, 3.08 APS (on Diabloprogress). That is absolutely overkill, I sometimes run MP8+ ubers with 20/45/2.74 and it works fine.

    The Mempo will give you some EHP, but also more IAS and DPS. This means you can get rid of your pants and get the Blackthorne's pants, and maybe the amulet (though I feel it's overpriced sometimes, in particular because you need one with high CC). You could also sacrifice the IAS on your chest and get a Blackthorne's chest, or a Zuni Marrow, or even a Tal chest with high EHP - if you're talking about a budget with up to 120m, it should be possible to get a decent one.
  • #5
    Quote from Jaetch

    Get Blackthorne's set (Jousting Mail and Duncraig Cross).


    That's probably the best advice for your budget - Dungain Cross with 180+int/9 AS/8cc+ will cost you ~80 mil and real good Jousting Mail can be picked for ~ 60 mil. Alltogether you can expect 300+ vit, 24% live, ~400 int and ~900 LoH, extra armor.

    After i would seriously consider droping APS to 2.73 breakpoint and picking Chantodo WIll with socket - it's single highest dps increase aviable and will be even better with new gem tier. Then Chantodo Force - your one is lacking APoC, so you're probably using Storm Crown to fix APoC and LoH issues and whille suggested Blackthorne parts will fix LoH, new 8+ APoC Chandoto Will should allow you to switch to Mempo (and even cheap no crit Mempo blow Storm Crown in both EHP and DPS vallues by a mile).

    Also droping APS to 2.73 you can get rid of lacunis and buy 120+ vit 160+ int 4.5+ cc 60+ allres and armor/phys res for like 15-20 mil that'll once again upgrade your EHP and DPS by a lot. Ofc Lacunis are still a good choice if you are pushing for 24% movement speed, but i avoided MS alltogether with picking teleport as my skill of choice. Also with LoH fixed you can look for a better rings.

    After this basic improvements you'll be simply upgrading items to same better items (like int/cc/cd/ias rings/gloves). Unfortunatly we've not much choice as CMWW becouse fixing LoH without Blackthorne is almost impossible since to use best helm (Mempo) we need APoC on both weapon slots, and without chantodo it's almost impossible to even get 2.73 APS with socketed wand, and without socketed wand we loose too much dmg and meanwhille chantodo wand can't roll both socket and LoH and so on.
  • #6
    Thank you everyone on your advice!!
    My current chantodo does have APOC, ya probably missed it. I will definitely get the blackthornes legs and mempo next. I don't know if I could lose the lacuni bracers, because I don't have run speed on my boots.
  • #7
    You don't necessarily *need* MS for CMWW (at least not to the extent you need it for an Archon build). The main reason CMWW wizards stick to Lacuni's is the IAS :-)
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