I have spent the better part of a week now researching various HE builds and the pros/cons of each type. Various sources have noted that ice builds are flawed on console (due to poor targetting), and as such I am almost completely sold on a Pyromancer build.
I have based a lot of my setup on the 'High Elf Pyromancer Valuable Shopper Build' by MasonIsAJar on the PS3Trophies forum. I am pretty sure there are no differences between the Xbox/PS3 versions, so this build should be exactly the same on 360.
I want to build this character to be my shopper, so I need her to be solid and capable of surviving to Niob. I don't intend on dying if possible, but being that I'm playing on console it isn't the end of the world.
So I have started the toon, but since I was unsure how I wanted this build to go together I have only spent a single point in Concentration (because I know I'll want 2 buffs at some point). She is currently at level 7, so I have 2 skill choices to make and 8 points to spend. I also haven't eaten any runes.
So that all said, my current plan is (roughly in order):
Ancestral Fireball (pre defined) - [Explosion, Fusillade, Hot Pursuit]
Blazing Tempest - [scorch, Conflagration, Ambition]
Incendiary Shower - [skull Smash, Smoking Rock, Devastation]
Incandescent Skin (Buff) - [Combusting Arrows, Revenge, Arrant Pyromancer Expertise]
Grand Invigoration (Buff) - [Arrant Pyromancer Expertise, Replenish, Resilience]
Shadow Step - [Phase Shift, Sanctuary, Mend]
I have only picked 6 Combat Art's at this point. Can someone confirm how badly Incandescent Skin will influence the regeneration times for Delphic Arcania? If it isn't too bad, I will likely pick Magic Coup, Expulse Magic and then Fire Demon (assuming I take Concentration to mastery).
Arrant Pyromancer Lore
Arrant Pyromancer Focus
Delphic Arcania Focus
Opinions on this order? Am I leaving Armor Lore too late? I can probably swap it with EP. I was also wondering if it would be ill advised to take Bargaining before AP Lore/Focus?
I have been putting all my attribute points into Intelligence for now and I'll probably eventually put some into Stamina (for better regen) and potentially Vitality.
Now, I have a couple of questions.
Do you think this have the survivability I need? Although the guide this is based on is incredibly well written, I am not sure the writer has taken it as far as I am hoping to.
Should I get AP Lore/Focus up a bit before I start pumping Bargaining? If I put all the points I currently have into Bargaining (I know this is not a great plan, she's squishy/weak enough as it is!) would I be able to buy enough gear to keep me going until I can get some more points together to up my offensive skills?
What do you think? Do you see room for improvement/changes?