In the current season, everyone (exept Angry Roleplayer) who is playing a wizard is playing the manald heal 4p vyr 6p tal rasha build. Most people use an obsidianring and some use (including me) a halo of arlyse with APD, but all these build are ranged build. The pro of ranged builds is the +60-70% from zeis the +30% from power hungry and the +60% from a perfectly rolled starfire. However, yesterday i read that the melee attack in archon mode has a 50% proc chance (the chance to proc paralysis) instad of the 25% from the laser. Therefore going melee might be better than ranged because the ranged build deals 100% base damage *1,6 starwand ×1,3 power hungy ×1,7 zeis *0,25 proc chance = 88,4% vs the melee 100% *1,5 trapped (im using zeis, gogok and stricken, so i swap to trapped) × 1,3 audacity ×0,5 proc chance (melee) =97,5%. We also have an open weapon slot. If we go for something like a pigsticker we deal even more damage than the ranged build. Let me hear what you think of the melee version and if you think it might be viable or if im totally wrong in my calculations.
Sorry for my english and greetings from austria!