Loroese, on 12 November 2012 - 12:28 AM, said:
Pretty much everything benefits from a slower weapon or less APS with same DPS as higher APS set except Hydra, Archon beam, and to some extent Disintegrate/RoF at least until you run out of AP.
One thing worth mentioning is Life Steal doesn't work with Storm Armor. I'm not sure if it works with Shocking Aspect.
Frerk, on 12 November 2012 - 06:32 AM, said:
Oh that is not how I meant it, I am sorry. Thanks for the information, I just can not think of any ways I as an Archon wizard could use the skill. Of course this is a different case for CM wizards, I should have elaborated on that.
I'm sorry, but this is the second time that I have to ask again for clarification in this thread. Why exactly is the Archon beam not well-suited for low APS? As I learned from this thread
, the Archon beam scales completely with APS as it just increases the damage of each tick accordingly. Therefore, I always assumed it doesn't really matter if you have high APS or low APS when running Archon - dps will scale accordingly. However, so far I thought about the Archon downtimes and thus tried to increase APS in order to proc CM more often and reduce the cooldown. Storm Armor seemed to turn this around and make it more worthwhile to get low APS when running Archon such that the dps by Storm Armor is higher.
However, CM-focused builds such as CMWW require high APS (or let's at least say it simplifies things if your aps is high). Therefore, isn't Storm Armor exactly useless for high APS builds like CMWW?
I'm totally confused now. My conclusion was the opposite of yours - Storm Armor is okay-ish for Archon, but crap for CM-centered builds.