14 Elementalist / 44 Pyromancer / 8 Warlock
This is what Im going to use and work towards as Im leveling up.
I've noticed that Im constantly starved for mana in big boss fights or prolonged rift fights, and I was looking for a quick way to load up on mana during a fight.
The three abilities I'll use out of this tree are:
Dark Touch for dots
Sacrifice Life: Mana for mana regen in combat
Reconstruct: channel my charge back into life (so that I dont have to wait for pug heals)
Magical Affinity and Opportunity play into Pyromancer very well with passive boons to charge and 6% chance to make a spell cost 0 mana. Nothing absolutely significant, but it gets me a constant supply of mana in a fight.
No real abilities to use here. Im choosing this purely for Biting Cold and Tempest. Im bummed I got to spend 5 points in the tier 2 abilities, but I can recoup some of the expenditure with the air elemental (more damage) and ice shield for emergency protection.
Pyromancer is my bread and butter.
I love this tree, pretty much everything I dump into this soul feeds back to increase the potency of FireBall, Flame Bolt, and Cinder Burst.
My vision of this build will let me dump all my mana in pure crit/damage awesomeness, with the ability to replenish my mana and life so that I may perpetuate the cycle. Leveling up will be a bit of a challenge, but Im going to get my 8 talents into Warlock to take care of mana concerns early, but my pure damage potential will be slow until about Level 16 or 17. After that, it just gets better as I max out the Pyromancer tree and put the remaining points into elementalist.
*Pyromancer's Armor combined with Opportunity gives a multiplicative chance of about 11-13% (guesstimating the math btw) chance to make CinderBurst an instacast.
*Fireball will have a base 20% chance to crit, in talent points *alone*.
*All the potential for instacasting FlameBolt will help perpetuate the Fire Damage bonus, which just feeds back on itself with Wildfire and allowing more chances per second to get an instacasted Cinderburst.
It may be a one-trick damage pony, but this looks nice to me.