Quote from Gergenheimer
I disagree that Quickening doesn't allow you to sustain much damage - it depends on your other skills. Personally, I find teleporting with Thunderclap annoying (and largely uneccessary with the increased monster density). Quickening allows me to spam WoL every 4-5 seconds, while also churning out a steady stream of cyclones. My everyday farming is usually on MP 5 and I can't remember the last time I died using this spec. I still consider this a SW build, I just find that Quickening works better for my playstyle and gear.
MP5 can be done efficiently with many different skills and being undergeared. OP was at MP7 and hoping to move up.