@Marky Mythic Recipes. first, do a search in the forums, there is a list somewhere. when you place a myth stone in a socket, or convert/salvage the myth stones, there is a chance that part of a mythic recipe will be revealed. the ? will be changed to Abyss, for example. if you have extra myth stones you don't use, put them in items that have sockets to get chances to get the recipe's. that is the cheap way, but slow. if you convert/salvage your myth stones, you can do more than 1 at a time, to increase your chances of getting parts of the recipe's revealed. this way is faster, but costs gold. the higher the tier of the myth stone, the more gold it will take.
also, placing the stones in sockets and converting/salvaging help you with those feats for Hero Points. but remember, only convert/salvage enough stones to get to what you need to complete the feat, anything over the amount you need is not counted towards the next feat, and is wasted that way, but you still get the chance for the recipe.
one last thing, when salvaging, 1 higher stone becomes the next lower stone, but if you are converting, doing a lower stone to higher, it is 2 lower stones to get 1 of the next higher stone. only the stone you converted to gets counted, not the 2 you converted. so if you salvage 100 Mentor, you would get 100 Hero, and 100 chances to have part of a recipe revealed. if you converted 100 Mentor, you would get 50 Protest, and only 50 chances to have part of a recipe revealed. and it works the same for the use Myth stone feat.
on a last note, the crystals work the same way as far as salvaging/converting for the use Crystal feat.
hope this helps.
@dickwad mana shield doesn't really reflect damage. any one who hits the mana shield takes 200% OH damage, modified by the mana shield Skill. if you use the redirect mythic with reflect damage, dodge, and block. the enemy will take the OH mana shield damage if they hit the shield, or MH damage if you dodge, block, or the damage gets through your mana shield and actually hits you. they don't stack.
I have thought of doing a build like this. I think it would be great to not do much, and the monsters kill themselves against my superior laziness.