I've got a 10th level first life wizard. This is my first time playing an arcane (played barb and fvs so far). I've got a WF AM toon that was primarily fire and acid but now I've geared him to do ice and electric as well. Have spell focus: conjuration and greater spell focus: necromancy.
I was soloing more (elites for streak) but now I'm almost always in a group. I had to be more self-sufficient being able to efficiently kill everything myself which primarily meant web (sla) and firewalls. But as I do more group play (starting VoN, Necro 2 and Red Fens) I'll have others filling their roles and I'll want to settle more into the CC role for the tougher content.
My current strategy is to spam web (sla) and kite through firewall. Suggestion has been my CC (beyond web) and I have a few other direct damage spells that I use (scorching ray, lightning bolt). However, I really haven't added any cold spells to my rotation and I'm barely using electric so I'll want to change that especially now that I've got my spell power gear to cover both.
What spells should I start using more in the level 10-14 range? Such as CC beyond web? Best AoE and single target DPS? Any other specialty spells I should start using more? Are instakill spells worth it at this level? I'm essentially looking for what's effective in this range as well as good value/use for the spell points with the focus that I'll be CC first, instakills second, nuking last. Thanks.