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I don't know if this kind of build will work, but I was thinking about the viability of using the skills that interrupt and deal damage or steal energy at the same time, like Power Leak, Power SPike, Power Drain, Clumsiness, etc., using Arcane Echo and maybe Echo to offset the recharge times. Skills like Backfire and the shatters might also be useful ... any thoughts?