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Hey Crows! Here's a quick build for the Archmage Frostweaver, designed to dish out as much AOE damage as possible and take advantage of the Frostweavers kit. This build PUMPS in large fights, and can work in small scale if you have a group that supports and provides space for the Archmage to function. If you are focusing on small scale encounters in the field, this build can serve as a good starting place but you may not want to run Chaos Orb as it is definitely more 10v10 oriented. It can still slap in smaller 5~ player type content but you'll have trouble hitting thick orbs. Archmage Orb Lord Build Notes This talent path is what I would consider the "default" path for Archmage. Blizzard is an optional talent here, but I would strongly suggest keeping Black Ice in the build as it is one of the best healing debuffs in the game. Playing this spec is easy, but it has a bit of a positional and timing requirement involved with it that separates spammers from uhh... God Spammers. You spam your AOEs out onto the enemy, only stepping forward to place them optimally but otherwise play safe in the middle of your group. You can extend to the flank for executing targets of opportunity. Use your ult liberally to refill your ice stores and reduce your incoming damage. Be careful, if you get caught you can die easily. Example rotation: Shatter Storm > Frigid Ground > Free Weave and Spam Volatile Ice to 1 remaining ice store, ult. Cast death shard on frost bitten enemies, use execute on targets below 50% HP. Prioritize AOE damage while you scan for a pick off target. Your execute is very costly in terms of time and mana, so when you use it you need to make sure you are effective.