As many of you know the ToS has been changed a bit, including the fixing of the bugged idols. I think they were a great tool to just use one at a time, so long as they could be moved and come with you. Since the 60 second recast timer has been instated, it is no longer practical to use the idol (in my opinion). Many specs have been posted on the boards lately, including Atomik's leveling spec (which obviously worked out quite well). But in the spirit of testing, I decided to make my own and try out the synergy of using guiding spirit and triumphant life of set to make Life of Set one of your main damage sources. In doing this I also delved deep into the general tree and cut out some of the less necessary points from thunder.
The Spec: Thunder/General Spec - Click Here
Here's how it works With Guiding Spirit, as many of you know, Life of Set has no cooldown, and is instant cast. With Triumphant Life of Set your LoS deals damage to all mobs around any targets healed by it. At my level it seems to hit for and average of 150 damage on each mob around me when cast, so if you spam it you'll out out an average increase in DPS of about 150. Keep in mind this only supplements stormfield, charged blast, storm crown etc etc. In regards to Saintly Warrior, I took this because my idol restored some mana along with SC, and not having the idol may or may not have left me OOM more often. Upon testing saintly warrior I've concluded it's probably a must for this build, or at least very nice to have. The chance to proc is very high, so nearly every time a mob hits you you're regaining ~ 70 mana. On top of this you get over 100 stamina back for each proc, making leveling quicker in and of itself by enabling you to sprint more for quick roundups or to get away after a Quicksand, without becoming "exhausted" and being debuffed. I also use Vital Shock quite often when vitalizing jolt is down to give me a quick, yet minor, heal. The main thing to remember is to be constantly casting LoS, the damage is very nice. As for Vengeance of the Gods, it is a 20% increase in damage for 30 seconds and is nice in a pinch or when you have an overwhelming pull you need to drop quickly. With VotG and overcharge active I've hit over 2,500 Call Lightnings on mobs my level or slightly above. For questions please post a comment on this post or, if you have access to the US forums, look for the thread about this spec under the ToS sub-forum.