So I've been playing around with various CM-stunlock builds on my Wizard, and I just wanted to...I dunno, discuss them I guess.
I was originally using the standard build, with Living Lightning/Wicked Wind as my attacks, but just now I tried switching Living Lightning to Healing Blades(Spectral Blade), and hoooooooly shit, was it an improvement.
In MP4, I just started tearing through everything with Spectral Blade's insane damage. Normal mob groups would go down in <2 sec, elites less than 30-45 sec.(depending on afflixes, of course) It just seems to do a ridiculous amount of damage compared to Shock Pulse. That, and with Healing Blades giving me 5% lifesteal, I could easily heal up very quickly. Of course, my Oculus offhand gives me +10% Spectral Blade damage, so that could be the reason why the damage seems to be so damn high compared to Shock Pulse. With the damage it does, I feel like I could easily take on MP6 or 7 at my gear level.
Not only that, but it drastically increases my single-target damage as well. Living Lightning isn't that good on single target...I could never, ever kill a treasure goblin unless it glitched and got caught in a corner. Spectral Blade? I kill them easily.
Thoughts? Opinions? With how much of a damage increase Spectral Blade is, I don't see myself ever switching back to Shock Pulse. :P And strangely, I've never seen any other Wizard videos using it...everyone seems to always use Living Lightning.