Arctic blast is a pretty fun skill to use on a higher level druid, unfortunately the way the tree works it will always be worse damage than tornado.
I had the idea to go a pure cold druid build, hurricane, arctic blast and spirit wolves.
Unfortunately for me the game just doesn’t allow that type of build to flourish because tornado is way too strong.
What I mean is, if you put max out arctic blast, cyclone armor, hurricane and tornado. (not twister); even if you run a doom with 60% -enemy cold resistance, and fight a boss like diablo in hell who has equal physical and cold resistance. Tornado is still going to out damage arctic blast even with only 1 point in twister.
From what I can tell (correct me if I’m wrong) but -xx enemy resistance doesn’t extend to the spirit wolves either, so while you can invest in them it doesn’t make up for the fact that tornado is just the better choice. You’re also ruining your hurricane damage by not maxing out twister, which makes tornado even better of a choice over arctic blast.
Basically my point is this: an arctic blast build doesn’t have to be better than a tornado build, and it pretty much never is because of all the cold resistance in the game, but if I want to run Arctic blast, then tornado should not be better than Arctic Blast with -xx enemy cold resistance and only 1 point in twister (a big synergy for tornado)
My solution would be to buff how fast Arctic blast deals its damage, or to give it another synergy with hurricane or have spirit wolves synergize with arctic blast to give it more damage. It would be nice if hurrican’e synergy’s weren’t both twister and tornado too. If you want strong hurricane you are forced to go tornado build, but I want to be able to go arctic blast pure cold and its not really possible with the way the synergies are set up right now.
I know this is small potatoes in terms of asks but it would be nice imo.