This is by far the best way to farm DE I'v been able to come by also. I'v tried a whole bunch of TR+ WOL builds on different MPs, also with a really good group on mp 10 but nothing seems to beat this.
I usually add Black Canyon Mines and Alcarnus to the run. I know it reduces the elite pack per hour by some 5-10%, but also increases loot due to higher percentage of packs killed with NS stacks. This is just a judgement call that I'v just made and is by no means better for DE farming.
TianZi, on 05 March 2013 - 02:27 AM, said:
I actually tried some various abilities instead of serenity as well. At the end I preferred serenity over dashing strike, seven sided strike, and blazing wrath because it simply gave me higher DPS up-time vs mobs. The extra 4 seconds to DPS instead of having to dodge abilities such as frozen and molten explosions made a big difference for me over the benefits of the other abilities.
I'v come to like another skill for this 'last skill slot' though. I have tried all the skills you mentioned as well, but so far I feel that Blinding Flash/Faith in the Light seems to work best. I really feel it's perfect for the spot. The 3s uptime is enough to drop 3 WOLs (if necessary) which for me is enough to kill extra health yellows on mp 5. It also disables the elites that otherwise tend to wander off or use some affixes that tend to slow the kill down, like frozen or shielding. The 12s cooldown (after uptime) is fairly short and by my estimate I have it ready for at least 90% of elites packs.
My stats are overall a bit higher, which might be part of the reason I'v come to choose Blinding Flash instead of Serenity. You can see my profile below.
Edited by ArmeleonEU, 06 March 2013 - 05:06 AM.