Yes, why not. Or you prefer no dd at all on a crystal mage instead of paper dd? But yes crimson helmet +7 is the better choice, (152/160 int instead of 144) so your damage will be lower. Already said I forgot there were no rare 25 helmets, so I only gave an alternative. I never said that paper dd was better than crimson or something simular...paper dd for crystal mage? :unsure:
with 3k hp, 500dmg is a lot..[/b]
and yes 500 damage is a lot but only like 5 people on 100 hit that hard. Most of them don't even hit over 300 when you have 1K ac + ( in and ib).
@gaciuch, I have a full inn of weapon defences and I never use them, never. And diez is filled with +9 items and im pking with crystals +8/9 and a 25 dd g3 helmet and doing pretty well. ( 3.3K hp 1076 ac and 4.8K mana)