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I usually sim my characters to get the best possible results. I enjoy the process quite a lot and since I reached 120, I wanted to find out the best build of the spec. (Note, I didn't want to find out what to play, but rather how my own build fares in comarison.) I rarely mind a 1-2% difference. If it goes above 2%, I really mind a change. What this thread is about is mainly to bring something in the attention of those who help making the class guides, especially the talent choices. To my surprise, I was awed to find out that certain talents outperform previous "Standard" choices in the endgame, probably due to the stat squish.
The Frost go-to build (top dps) would probably be along the lines of <Icy Talons / Cold Heart - Runic Attenuation - Frozen Pulse - Gathering Storm - Breath of Sindragosa>. What I found out primarily was that after the removal of legendaries, Cold Heart severely underperforms at most given situations resulting in a major dps drop due to the low mastery. Gathering Storm also suffers from the same problem and most of the times, Frostwyrm's Fury is better overall. The biggest surprise of them all, however, was that Inexorable Assault overperforms quite a lot, and is the first reason why I made the topic. I then started simming with the above in mind and I came across a build that some would not consider on par with top dog builds around the meta, which is the use of Horn of Winter which overperforms both its other two options when using the Breath build. Talent Sim can be seen here. Another intresting thing, which I loved, was that the 2nd best build uses Obliteration as a lvl 100 talent and no other build surpassed it (Other than the first one, obviously). So, I encourage frost players out there to give their other, less common talents a try. To the class guide author(s), I believe that the two "underdog" talents will earn their spot in the class guides.
Thank you for your time reading this.
The LoN Rapid Fire grenade build hinges upon the the effects of The Wailing Host and Litany of the Undaunted`s Set bonus and the power of Wojahnni Assaulter combined with the ability to channel forever with the Sin Seekers
Rapid FireBombardment Marked for DeathContagion VaultTumble Fan of KnivesBladed Armor PreparationInvigoration VengeancePersonal Mortar Secondary skills
Grenadier Perfectionist Thrill of the Hunt Awareness 3.1 Gear Setup
Helm:Visage of Gunes Shoulders:Mantle of Channeling Gloves:Magefist Chest:Aquila Cuirass Belt:Hellcat Waistguard Pants:Pox Faulds Boots:Boots of Disregard Bracers:Krelm's Buff Bracers Amulet:Hellfire Amulet of Dexterity Ring 1:The Wailing Host Ring 2:Litany of the Undaunted Weapon:Wojahnni Assaulter Offhand:Sin Seekers 3.2 Legendary Gems
Legendary Gem 1:Bane of the Powerful Legendary Gem 2:Bane of the Trapped Legendary Gem 3:Molten Wildebeest's Gizzard 3.3 Kanai's Cube
Weapon slot: Dawn Armour slot:St. Archew's Gage Jewelry slot:Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac