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Not enough time to update for 3.7 launch (legion), sorry guys. Molten strike was nerfed really hard, play at your own risk. Will update the guide in the coming weeks.

- - - The Short and Sweet - - -

This build uses flicker strike for its insane clear speed, as well as molten strike when you need to smack a big bad around. The build goes anywhere, does anything (including Uber Elder and Uber Atziri), takes huge punches and dishes out even bigger ones.

To complement our fast clear and boss melting, we ascend to both Juggernaut and Champion, giving us the ability to cling to life even in the worst possible conditions.

It is worth mentioning that this build is primarily for players who want to play a jack of all trades type of character. While the clear speed, single target damage and survivability are very high, other builds will beat it (but not by much) in specialized functions. More videos are at the end of the guide but I want to leave this Turbo ghosted Minotaur run here, as it demonstrates general build capability.

I've had too much fun leveling this build to 100, and it would make me very happy to see others have just as much fun with it. So without further ado...


- - - The Long Part - - -

Table of contents:

1) Pros and Cons
2) Basic mechanics
3) How to level
4) Bandits, Pantheon, Ascendancy
5) Endgame - Gear
6) Endgame - Skill gems
7) Endgame - Skill tree
8) Videos
9) Endgame boss - Tips and Tricks



Pros:

- Fast mapping
- Very tanky - Even Rippy T15 and T16 maps feel safe
- Boss Killer - 1 to 4 million single target shaper dps depending on gear
- Affordable base of gear can kill shaper (2-3ex)
- No clunky gear swaps, weapon swaps or gem swaps

Cons:

- Lots of backtracking to pick up loot.
- Little control over where flicker strike brings you. Delving with flicker strike is not recommended. Use molten strike to safely clear delves, details below in gem section.
- Playing flicker strike with more than 100ms feels horrible.
- Endgame character optimization gets expensive.
The build performs well in 99% of content on just a few exalts, but to create a truly OP character takes a large currency investment (16-20ex). Optimizing further beyond that gets even more expensive.
- Using flicker strike will violently shake your screen. Some people find this very uncomfortable to look at. Please watch videos before deciding if this build is right for you.



-- Primary Skills --

Flicker Strike
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  • Level 1
  • Deals 142.2% of Base Damage
  • 10% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
  • 15% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
  • Buff grants 20% increased Movement Speed
  • Molten Strike
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  • Level 1
  • 60% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
  • Deals 120% of Base Damage
  • Fires 2 additional Projectiles
  • 2 to 3 Added Attack Fire Damage
  • +2 to Melee range
  • Projectiles deal 50% less Damage
  • Damage Over Time caused by Projectiles deals 50% less Damage


  • - Flicker strike:

    Spoiler
    Flicker Strike will teleport you to a random target and attack them. While flicker has a somewhat lengthy cooldown time, this cooldown can be bypassed by expending a frenzy charge. Luckily for us, frenzy charge generation is cheap and easy with the unique weapon - Oro's sacrifice -

    Oro's Sacrifice
    Infernal Sword
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  • 30% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • No Physical Damage
  • Adds 464 to 583 Fire Damage
  • 12% increased Attack Speed
  • 20% chance to Ignite
  • 10% increased Physical Damage taken
  • 10% increased Fire Damage taken
  • Culling Strike against Burning Enemies
  • Gain a Frenzy Charge if an Attack Ignites an Enemy
  • Give yourself to the flames and your name

    will burn in the minds of men forever.



    All we have to do to sustain flicker strike forever is to ignite a target, as every ignite gives us a frenzy charge due to the effect of Oro's sacrifice. To allow almost every hit to ignite, we use the support gem - Combustion - linked to our flicker strike setup.

    Combustion Support
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  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills deal 10% more Fire Damage
  • Supported Skills have 30% chance to Ignite
  • Enemies Ignited by Supported Skills have -10% to Fire Resistance


  • While you may be asking yourself why not just use flicker strike for everything, the cold hard truth of the matter is that while using flicker strike on a single target looks really cool, the damage is pitiful compared to other skills.

    And that's where our good friend Mr. Needs-a-Nerf Molten strike comes in.

    - Molten strike:

    Spoiler
    Every swing with molten strike will spew forth a torrent of balls of fire. The vast majority of molten strike damage comes not from the original melee hit but from the river of death balls which follow. Not only is this ability overtuned compared to the vast majority of other available skills, but GGG has provided us with many ways to increase the quantity of death balls created by molten strike.

    Examples of ways to increase projectiles:

    Wildfire
    Crimson Jewel
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  • 13% increased Fire Damage
  • With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Molten Strike fires 2 additional Projectiles
  • With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Molten Strike has 25% increased Area of Effect
  • News of Kaom's victory in the south spread quickly.

    Those in support of the coming rebellion bided their time.

    The rest fled like rats from a fire.

    Dying Sun
    Ruby Flask
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  • 7% reduced Charges used
  • Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles during Flask Effect
  • 17% increased Area of Effect during Flask Effect
  • All things must die.

    Whether you burn out or explode is up to you.

    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
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  • +61 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 112% increased Evasion Rating
  • +97 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.



    While the flask and helmet enchant are very expensive, molten strike is so busted that they are actually not needed for endgame bossing (still very helpful to have them).

    -- Keystone Passives --



    - Acrobatics/Phase Acrobatics:

    Each of these gives respectively +30% chance to dodge attacks and spells, making us much harder to hit.

    - Point Blank:

    The magma balls fired by molten strike are considered as projectiles, which allows us to abuse the passive skill tree node "point blank", which increases projectile damage by 1.5x more if we are at close range.

    Since we are always at close range when using molten strike, we always get near maximum benefit from this keystone.

    - Elemental Overload:

    Elemental Overload alters the effect of doing a critical strike. It completely removes extra damage performed by critical strikes, and instead grants 40% more damage if we have performed a critical strike in the past 8 seconds.

    Since our attack speed is very high, elemental overload is almost always active even if we have low critical strike chance since we hit so many times. It is recommended to get a small amount of critical strike on gear to make elemental overload easier to maintain.




    --------This part of the guide is for level 1 to 67--------

    - Gems:

    Spoiler
    Flicker strike only becomes viable to use at level 67 when we can equip the weapon Oro's sacrifice.

    To get to level 67, we will be using molten strike linked with Added fire damage support, elemental damage with attacks support and ancestral call as our primary damage ability.

    Link molten strike (quest reward for killing Hillock on the beach) with ancestral call ASAP (reward from optional quest "Mercy Mission"). You can do this as soon as level 4 and it makes life significantly easier for our baby scion.

    For passive buffs while leveling, use Herald of ash and Anger

    Decoy totem is extremely helpful for bosses. It is received from the quest "Breaking some eggs" in act 1.

    At level 38, change the added fire damage gem out for a multistrike support gem in the molten strike setup.

    - Gear:

    Spoiler
    Level with a 2 handed, high physical damage weapon. You can either buy a good unique, or craft a weapon if you have no currency: How to craft a good leveling weapon

    There are only two other things worth bringing attention to:

    # 1) Wildfire jewel

    This jewel is really overpowered for leveling and highly recommended.

    Wildfire
    Crimson Jewel
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  • 13% increased Fire Damage
  • With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Molten Strike fires 2 additional Projectiles
  • With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Molten Strike has 25% increased Area of Effect
  • News of Kaom's victory in the south spread quickly.

    Those in support of the coming rebellion bided their time.

    The rest fled like rats from a fire.



    If possible, buy one from other players as soon as you can - they are very cheap. If for some reason trading with someone else is impossible (league start, SSF), the quest in act 5 "Death to Purity" has wildfire jewel as a reward.

    While leveling, the wildfire jewel goes here:

    Spoiler


    # 2) Resists

    !NEW PLAYERS - PLEASE READ!

    Elemental resists are a core defensive mechanic of the game. They are respectively cold resist, fire resist and lightning resist. While the game does not punish for having low resists from act 1 through 5, from the beginning of act 6 the game becomes very unforgiving if resistance is neglected.

    From act 6 onwards the game becomes balanced around the player having 75% resistance in each element. Not having 75% resistance will lead to taking an insane amount of damage and repeated death.

    To put how important getting resists are, lets say something hits the player for 1000 damage. With 75% resistance to that element, the player will take 250 damage. However, if the player loses a bit of resistance and goes down to only 50% fire resist, that same hit will do 500 damage. This means that the player with 50% resistance is taking double the damage that the game is balanced around, and likely finds themselves dying frequently.

    There are a number of ways to increase resistance. They are:

    1) Using the crafting bench in your hideout.

    2) Trading with other players for better gear.

    3) Using a "Purity of elements" aura. Clarissa in act 3 sells them. Since purity of elements reserves a lot of mana, either anger aura or herald of ash has to be deactivated to use it while leveling.

    4) Bismuth flasks. On activation will give +35% elemental resist to all elements. This is the worst method to get resists as when the flask deactivates there will be huge spikes in damage but is helpful if trading with other players for better gear is impossible.

    - Leveling skill tree:

    Spoiler
    Level 20 passive tree

    Level 30 passive tree

    Level 40 passive tree

    Level 50 passive tree

    Level 60 passive tree

    Level 67 passive tree

    Level 67 is a big level for us. We finally get to use Oro's sacrifice and start using flicker strike.
    Please note that at this point we refund the skill points "Wisdom of the Glade" and "Mana flows", as they are no longer needed.

    If you feel that you don't have as many skill points as the trees above, typing /passives in the chat box will show you any missed story quest passive points.

    Once you get to level 67 and start using the weapon Oro's sacrifice, it is really important that you socket a "Fireborn" Jewel in the duelist start area. The endgame gear section goes more in depth on where to put it.

    Really important passives that are easy to miss:

    If you're having trouble with mana:
    Spoiler
    Make sure you have this passive skill point! It's in the bottom right of the skill tree and it is easy to miss.

    If you're having trouble with damage:
    Spoiler
    Molten strike damage comes mostly from projectiles! This passive point gives us 1.5x more damage, make sure you don't miss it.



    Bandits

    Kill all

    Pantheon

    Soul of Lunaris and Soul of Tukohama

    Ascendency

    We take the Juggernaut and Champion ascendency before taking Path of the duelist

    Follow the tree from 1 to 8:

    Spoiler



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    Four sections - Armor - Flasks: - Rare Jewels - Unique Jewels
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    1) Armor:

    Oro's Sacrifice
    Infernal Sword
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  • 30% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • No Physical Damage
  • Adds 464 to 583 Fire Damage
  • 12% increased Attack Speed
  • 20% chance to Ignite
  • 10% increased Physical Damage taken
  • 10% increased Fire Damage taken
  • Culling Strike against Burning Enemies
  • Gain a Frenzy Charge if an Attack Ignites an Enemy
  • Give yourself to the flames and your name

    will burn in the minds of men forever.

    Impresence
    Onyx Amulet
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  • 8% increased Attack Speed
  • Adds 23 to 34 Fire Damage
  • +63 to maximum Life
  • +24% to Fire Resistance
  • Regenerate 1% of Life per second
  • Flammability has 100% reduced Mana Reservation
  • Gain Maddening Presence for 10 seconds when you Kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
  • Though its body was locked in stone,

    its essence wandered the infinite,

    learning, and preparing.

    Chimeric Hand
    Hydrascale Gauntlets
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  • +16 to Armour
  • +103 to maximum Life
  • +46% to Fire Resistance
  • 46 to 75 added Fire Damage against Burning Enemies
  • +27% to Cold Resistance
  • Atziri's Step
    Slink Boots
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  • +2 to Level of Socketed Warcry Gems
  • +1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
  • 180% increased Evasion Rating
  • +70 to maximum Life
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • 16% chance to Dodge Spell Hits
  • "Those who dance are considered insane

    by those who cannot hear the music."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
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  • +61 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 112% increased Evasion Rating
  • +97 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.

    Belly of the Beast
    Full Wyrmscale
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  • 179% increased Armour
  • 30% increased maximum Life
  • +11% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 50% increased Flask Life Recovery rate
  • Extra gore
  • There is no safer place

    Than the Belly of the Beast

    Dread Lash
    Leather Belt
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  • +39 to maximum Life
  • +23 to Armour
  • +90 to maximum Life
  • +33% to Fire Resistance
  • +16% to Cold Resistance
  • +38% to Lightning Resistance
  • 18% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Beast Twirl
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +16% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • +43 to Dexterity
  • +36 to Intelligence
  • +35 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +65 to maximum Life
  • +40% to Cold Resistance
  • 39% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Empyrean Finger
    Diamond Ring
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  • 30% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +44 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +67 to maximum Life
  • +41% to Cold Resistance
  • +48% to Lightning Resistance
  • 28% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • +23% to Fire Resistance

  • 1) Armor explanation:

    Spoiler
    Weapon: Oro's Sacrifice

    Allows us to always be at max frenzy charges. It also gives us culling strike on all of our attacks (target is instantly killed if they are below 10% hp)

    Amulet: Impresence (fire version)

    Spoiler
    Budget Amulet:

    The Effigon
    Gold Amulet
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  • 16% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +25 to Dexterity
  • Adds 12 to 24 Fire Damage to Attacks
  • +119 to Accuracy Rating
  • +123 to Evasion Rating
  • +22% to Fire Resistance
  • Your Hits can't be Evaded by Blinded Enemies
  • Damage Penetrates 10% Fire Resistance against Blinded Enemies
  • By light we are shadowed,

    in darkness we are bound.


    Packs enormous punch for its cost. It is a common prophecy so please don't pay more than what the prophecy is selling for. The prophecy is called "Blind faith" and requires killing the "Haunted mansion" map boss (Tier 6) while in possession of another amulet called "the Ignomon".

    To get maximum benefits from the effigon it is critical to also use an abyss jewel with the mod "% chance to blind enemies on hit" like so

    Murderous Eye Jewel of Blinding
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  • 3% chance to Blind Enemies on Hit with Attacks

  • Using molten strike on a single target will keep them permanently blinded since we hit so many times a second, allowing us to reap the full benefits of the amulet.

    Endgame Amulet - Impresence (Fire):

    Impresence
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +15 to all Attributes
  • Adds 22 to 34 Fire Damage
  • +66 to maximum Life
  • +25% to Fire Resistance
  • Regenerate 1% of Life per second
  • Flammability has 100% reduced Mana Reservation
  • Gain Maddening Presence for 10 seconds when you Kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
  • Though its body was locked in stone,

    its essence wandered the infinite,

    learning, and preparing.


    Combined with the passive "Whispers of doom" which grants +1 to the maximum number of curses on an enemy, this amulet allows us to use both the flammability and enfeeble curse on top of anger aura. This setup is impossible without the Impresence amulet, as over 100% of mana would be reserved.

    The amulet also has decent stats, and maddening presence (-10% less damage dealt by enemies) provides yet another layer of defense.

    Q: Is Xoph's blood good for the build?

    Xoph's Blood
    Amber Amulet
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  • +30 to Strength
  • 10% increased maximum Life
  • +25% to Fire Resistance
  • 10% increased Strength
  • Damage Penetrates 10% Fire Resistance
  • Cover Enemies in Ash when they Hit you
  • Avatar of Fire
  • We are his blood.

    Through us he carries his burning message.



    Xoph's Blood is not recommended due to the high dodge and evasion chance the build obtains. Getting high uptime of Xoph's powerful "covered enemies in ashes", which only lasts for 4 seconds, is quite difficult to achieve especially while mapping.

    Gloves: Any rare with "# to # added fire damage against burning enemies"

    Spoiler
    A pair of gloves with "# to # added fire damage against burning enemies" from incursion league is optimal. They drop from T3 chest rooms in the final temple Alva gives you to explore.

    Since the monsters we hit are always going to be ignited, we are always under this benefit. Attack speed on gloves is also highly recommended.

    Q: What's the best glove enchant? Glove enchants are pretty worthless. Best one is "of spite" for the chilling ground effect which will slow everything in it by 10%, but it isn't worth trying for.

    Boots: Atziri's Step (with enchant / corruption choices)

    Spoiler
    These bad boys will give a fat chunk of evasion which gets amplified in effectiveness by the enfeeble curse, and bring our total spell dodge chance all the way up to 46%.

    They're also surprisingly good for Shaper and Uber elder, allowing us to eat tons of balls and icicles and not really feel the pain.

    If you are planning on doing deep delves, rare boots with the "Cannot be Frozen" crafted mod are also excellent alternatives.

    Boot corruption/enchant options

    These corruptions are all really good:

    - +1 maximum endurance charge
    - +% chance to dodge attack hits
    - +% chance to dodge spell hits
    - +% increased maximum life

    Beneficial enchants ranked from best to worst:

    1) "+% crit chance if you haven't crit recently" - Completely removes crit requirements on gear for elemental overload.

    2) "10% elemental penetration without killing recently" - This one is rare so will likely be expensive, it's the best one for bossing by far.

    3) "% increased attack speed if you've killed recently" - Great for mapping + syndicate.

    4) "Adds # to # fire damage if you've killed recently" - Same thing as # 3.

    5) "8% chance to dodge spell hits if you've taken spell damage recently" - The more spell dodge, the better it gets. Essentially reads as "If you've taken spell damage in the last 4 seconds, reduce the average amount of incoming spell damage by 15%.

    6) "Regen 2% life and mana if you've been hit recently" - Good but other options give more power.

    7) "10% increased movement speed if haven't been hit recently"

    Helmet: Any rare or Unique with +2 molten strike enchant

    Spoiler
    Essentially we are just looking for helmets which have high life and evasion on them.

    The helmet enchant is a lot more important than the actual helmet in this slot. It cannot be stressed enough how broken this helm enchantment is. Since it brings the total number of molten strike projectiles fired from 5 to 7 (assuming we are using a wildfire threshold jewel), it is a 1.4x damage multiplier on our molten strike. This is by far one of the biggest damage upgrades we can get our hands on and brings our damage from "Good" to "wtf".

    Budget helmets:

    Rat's Nest or Devoto's Devotion with +2 molten strike projectile enchants are good budget options. Since they don't have life they aren't ideal though. A bad rare helmet (usually mirrored) is also an acceptable budget option.

    Also of note are the "Fractured fossils" which allow a copy of an item to be created. If this fossil is used on a helmet which already has the +2 molten strike enchant, both helmets will get the enchant (but one will be "Mirrored" which makes it impossible to further craft).

    A few people sell services where you provide them with a fractured fossil + other relevant fossils, and they will use the fossil to randomly create a mirrored +2 molten strike helmet for you. This randomly generated helmet can either be horrible or godly. Recommended fossil combo is fractured + pristine + scorched. Add a sanctified fossil for 4 socket resonator.

    Since it is possible to get scammed doing this method, make sure service provider is trustworthy. Try to find someone who is willing to stream the whole process. Just google "Fractured fossil service POE" to find these people.

    Endgame Helmets:

    Starkonja's is one of the best fits for the build, giving huge evasion which gets amplified by the enfeeble curse, life, critical strike and attack speed. The fact that it can have up to 100 life makes it significantly better than the budget options.

    Rare helmet with "-9% fire resistance to nearby enemies". A rare helmet with high life and the delve mod which reduces fire resist of nearby enemies is the best possible option for helmets, even better than Starkonja's. Finding this with the +2 molten strike enchant though is usually absurdly expensive.

    Chest Armor: Belly of the Beast

    Spoiler
    Budget option:

    Craft your own 6 link. This method will cost you 35-60 chaos and will result in a chest piece that has 80% of the power of a belly for a fraction of the cost. Please see section "Armor purchase priority" just below this one to find out how to craft one.

    Endgame options:

    Belly of the Beast is the go-to chest piece. It gives us more life than a rare chest piece and some resistances. If you don't mind weapon swaps (I find them quite clunky and don't enjoy them at all) you can use a Kaom's heart, and weapon swap between flicker strike and molten strike. If you are doing weapon swaps, use two Oro's sacrifices.

    Q: Can I use Loreweave?

    It is not recommended due to providing less effective health against physical damage. The build spends most of it's time taking physical hits, lowering our effective health versus that type of damage is not ideal.

    That being said, it is quite powerful if we are able to achieve a state where the biggest physical damage hits do not one shot us. This is usually only possible at high levels (95+) while prioritizing HP over everything else. To successfully use Loreweave:

    1) Drop some damage passives in the skill tree and take the passive HP skill cluster "Devotion" near the Templar start.

    2) Try to get a rare helmet which has an open prefix to craft the mod "8% of physical damage from hits taken as fire damage".

    3) "Taste of hate" is a strong defensive flask if you find yourself still dying to physical damage, keep in mind that it is purely defensive as the build does not benefit from its offensive effects.

    Belt: Any rare

    Spoiler
    Look for one that has life, resists and a lot of "% increased elemental damage with attack skills". A Stygian vise belt is the best belt base, as it allows another abyss jewel to be used.

    How to craft one yourself:

    First get an ilvl 86 stygian vise. The ilvl is important as ilvl 86 allows the possibility to hit T1 weapon elemental damage with attacks.

    Stygian Vise
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket


  • Use this fossil combination on the belt:

    Powerful Alchemical Resonator
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  • Upgrades a normal item to a rare item
  • Prismatic Fossil
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    Click to expand
  • More Elemental modifiers No Poison or Bleeding modifiers
  • Pristine Fossil
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    Click to expand
  • More Life modifiers No Armour, Energy Shield or Evasion modifiers
  • Scorched Fossil
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  • More Fire modifiers No Cold modifiers


  • If you get a bad roll, scour the belt and try again.

    Rings: Any Rare or The Taming

    Spoiler
    Life, elemental damage with attacks, fire damage, resists and crit chance are all great. Since we hit so many times a second, an elder ring with large amounts of life gained on hit is extraordinarily powerful, but I never felt these were needed.

    Depending on your character level, you may need a small amount of intelligence on gear to use level 20 enfeeble. Rings are a great place to get this stat. At a certain level no intelligence on gear is needed.

    The Taming
    Prismatic Ring
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  • +10% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 20% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments per Freeze, Shock and Ignite on Enemy
  • +27% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 30% increased Elemental Damage
  • 10% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
  • 30% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • "Moon after moon did Berek make fools

    Of the great and Untamed Three

    Until malice for a Brother

    Slew the hatred of the Other

    And Berek did hunt

    Alone and free."

    - Berek and the Untamed



    The taming is a great offensive ring option as well, though fairly expensive. Only worth switching to if you are happy with your current defenses, as the taming does not have any flat life.

    1) Armor purchase priority:

    Spoiler
    This section is targeted at players who have just reached maps and are unsure over which piece of gear to buy first. It is from the perspective of someone who currently has no currency, and will have to farm for every piece of gear. Before even starting the section please make sure that elemental resistances are each at 75%. If the elemental resistances are not at 75% we will die - a lot.

    This is not a comprehensive guide to all gear slots but rather the most expensive ones. Buying the recommended gear in this order will provide the most power relative to its cost:

    # 1) Budget 6 link rare armor - Buy it or craft it

    Start by obtaining a 6 link. A rare one won't have as much life as a unique chest, but the 6 link it provides is a significant boost of damage and can be obtained relatively cheaply. A 6 link rare armor will provide more overall power than a 5 link unique chest while costing roughly the same.

    Something like this, with high life and decent resist is the most powerful piece of gear relative to its cost:

    Fate Mantle
    General's Brigandine
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  • 42% increased Armour and Evasion
  • +93 to maximum Life
  • Regenerate 1.2 Life per second
  • +30% to Fire Resistance
  • 17% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +8% to Cold and Chaos Resistances


  • Crafting a 6 link rare armor:

    Spoiler
    Buy a white 6 link armor/evasion chest and a screaming essence of greed.

    Battle Lamellar
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    Screaming Essence of Greed
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  • Upgrades a normal item to rare with one guaranteed property
  • Weapon: (0.9-1.1)% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • Body Armour: (90-99) to maximum Life
  • Helmet: (80-89) to maximum Life
  • Shield: (90-99) to maximum Life
  • Other Armour: (70-79) to maximum Life
  • Quiver: (0.9-1.1)% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • Belt: (24-27)% increased Flask Life Recovery rate
  • Other Jewellery: Regenerate (10-13) Life per second


  • A white 6 link armor/evasion chest will run you 25-40 chaos. The essence will cost you roughly 2 chaos. Slam the white chest with the essence. If you get at least one good resist, stop. If you didn't get at least one resist, use an orb of scouring and slam the chest again with another essence till you get the desired result. Use the crafting bench to get another resist on it. I do this every league start and its never taken more than 5 essences to get a great starter 6 link.

    NOTE: Only buy white armor/evasion chest plates for crafting. Reason for this is that they are super easy to chromatic the colors we need on them while still giving us evasion rating. If you craft a full evasion chest plate it will be hell rolling the desired colors.


    # 2) 5 link Oro's Sacrifice

    This can be obtained by buying the prophecy "The Jeweller's Touch", activating it, and using a jewellers orb on your Oro's.

    # 3) Impresence (fire)

    Really big damage boost for mapping.

    # 4) Watcher's eye (anger)

    # 5) Might of the meek

    # 6) Upgrade Oro's Sacrifice to a 6 link - either buy from another player or do it yourself. If you do it yourself make sure to upgrade it to 28% quality to increase 6 link chance. This is done by using the crafting bench a rank 3 Hillock gives in a Transportation safe house.

    # 7) 6 link belly of the beast.

    # 8) Molten strike +2 helmet (1.4x damage upgrade). Sometimes early league this is really cheap, move this up in priority significantly any time it is under 5ex


    2) Flasks:

    Panicked Eternal Life Flask of Heat
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  • 25% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery when on Low Life
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • Quicksilver Flask of Staunching
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  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • The Wise Oak
    Bismuth Flask
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  • During Flask Effect, 10% reduced Damage taken of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is lowest
  • During Flask Effect, Damage Penetrates 15% Resistance of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is highest
  • The summer sun dries the soil and burns the leaves.

    The autumn rain extinguishes the flames.

    The spring bloom shades the wet earth.

    Nature is an eternal tug of war.

    Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
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  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 17% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 15% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Chemist's Basalt Flask of Warding
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  • 25% reduced Charges used
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use

  • 2) Flask explanation:

    Spoiler
    Two necessary flasks:

    Basalt flask and a Life flask are necessary. The basalt flask physical damage reduction stacks with our endurance charges, armor and pantheon, providing us with a significant physical mitigation. It is way too good not to use.

    A "Panicked" mod on the life flask is also recommended.

    Three necessary flask mods:

    CURSE BLEED and FREEZE immunity on flask use is necessary for our continued survival.

    The bleed flask is to cleanse the corrupting blood debuff. The freeze flask is for the strongboxes which freeze on opening, delves and some syndicate members. If you are lucky enough to acquire the corruption implicit "Corrupted blood cannot be inflicted on you" on a jewel, you can drop the bleed immunity.

    Curse immunity is a priority as it allows a lot of dangerous map mods that give permanent zone wide curses to be completely negated. Do NOT put curse immunity on your life flask - once you go to full hp you will lose curse immunity. Try to get it on your longest lasting utility flask (basalt, quicksilver, etc).

    The rest of the flask slots are flexible: (These are up to you!)

    Experimenter's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
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  • 30% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 38% increased Duration


  • Quicksilver to go fast.

    Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
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  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 17% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 15% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    The Wise Oak
    Bismuth Flask
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  • During Flask Effect, 10% reduced Damage taken of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is lowest
  • During Flask Effect, Damage Penetrates 15% Resistance of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is highest
  • The summer sun dries the soil and burns the leaves.

    The autumn rain extinguishes the flames.

    The spring bloom shades the wet earth.

    Nature is an eternal tug of war.

    Cinderswallow Urn
    Silver Flask
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  • Recharges 1 Charge when you Consume an Ignited corpse
  • Enemies Ignited by you during Flask Effect take 10% increased Damage
  • Recover 2% of Life when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • Recover 1% of Mana when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • Recover 2% of Energy Shield when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • Regenerate 3% of Life per second during Flask Effect
  • A controlled burn is sometimes necessary for new life.



    Each of these will provide roughly a 1.1x damage multiplier on use. They all come with different defensive benefits, so tailor your setup to the content. In regard to defence, Atziri's promise is excellent vs chaos damage, Wise oak is excellent vs elemental damage (if you can balance resists) and Cinderswallow provides rapid health recovery. Critical strike veiled mod on cinderswallow is also an option for better elemental overload uptime.

    Note that cinderswallow can only be used once before needing recharge compared to Atziri's and Wise oak which can both be used twice. Because of this Cinderswallow is not a good option against bosses or content which inhibits flask recharge.

    Dying Sun
    Ruby Flask
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  • 10% reduced Charges used
  • Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles during Flask Effect
  • 22% increased Area of Effect during Flask Effect
  • All things must die.

    Whether you burn out or explode is up to you.



    Will provide a much higher 1.29x multiplier, but only on molten strike (projectiles raised from 7 to 9). This is the best flask for bossing and delving.


    3) Rare Jewels:
    Morbid Arbiter
    Murderous Eye Jewel
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  • +50 to maximum Life
  • 8% chance to gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on Kill
  • 8% increased Attack Speed if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
  • Foul Iridescence
    Murderous Eye Jewel
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  • +34 to maximum Life
  • 6% chance to Blind Enemies on Hit with Attacks
  • 30% increased Critical Strike Chance if you haven't dealt a Critical Strike Recently
  • Enthralling Portent
    Searching Eye Jewel
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  • Adds 19 to 36 Fire Damage to Attacks
  • +49 to maximum Life
  • 8% increased Attack Speed if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently

  • 3) Rare Jewels explanation:

    Spoiler
    Budget Jewels:
    Hypnotic Wound
    Crimson Jewel
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  • 16% increased Fire Damage
  • 6% increased Attack Speed with Swords
  • 13% increased Shock Duration on Enemies
  • 3% chance to Shock
  • Plague Delirium
    Viridian Jewel
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  • +15 to Dexterity
  • 15% increased Fire Damage
  • 8% increased Attack Speed with Swords
  • +13% to Cold Resistance

  • Jewels with % increased fire damage as well as % increased attack speed with swords rolls provide us with a ton of damage for little cost (1 chaos each)

    Recommended endgame jewels

    We will be using Abyss jewels. The stat priority is:

    #1) % chance to blind on hit (only need this on one jewel). Make it a priority to get this mod.

    Just a single abyss jewel with % chance to blind on hit will provide us with near permanent blind when hitting a target with molten strike, since we hit so rapidly. Blind will halve the chance that enemy monsters have to hit us. For example if we have 66% chance to be hit, a blinded target will only have a 33% chance to hit us.

    #2) 45+ maximum HP

    Damage is secondary:

    #3) # to # fire damage added to sword attacks
    #3) # to # fire damage added to attacks
    #3) % increased attack speed if you've dealt a critical strike recently

    Example:

    Ancient Oculus
    Searching Eye Jewel
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  • Adds 18 to 34 Fire Damage to Attacks
  • +47 to maximum Life
  • 8% increased Attack Speed if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently


  • Quality of life with abyss jewels:

    Murderous Eye Jewel of Blinding
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  • 3% chance to Blind Enemies on Hit with Attacks


  • Get this mod. It is way too good not to use.

    Whispering Leer
    Searching Eye Jewel
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  • Adds 10 to 23 Fire Damage to Attacks
  • +47 to maximum Life
  • Regenerate 0.5 Mana per second
  • 4% chance to gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on Kill


  • Just a single abyss jewel with % chance to grant onslaught on kill, will keep the onslaught buff (20% movespeed, cast speed and attack speed) up permanently during maps. This one is not needed if you are using a Cinderswallow urn flask.

    Murderous Eye Jewel of Preparation
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  • 23% increased Critical Strike Chance if you haven't dealt a Critical Strike Recently


  • Abyss jewels with the stat "% increased critical strike chance if you haven't dealt a critical strike recently" will provide very high uptime of elemental overload. It is recommended to have at least a 8-10% critical strike chance with attacks for elemental overload, this abyss jewel helps to reach this threshold.

    4) Unique Jewels:
    Wildfire
    Crimson Jewel
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  • 13% increased Fire Damage
  • With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Molten Strike fires 2 additional Projectiles
  • With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Molten Strike has 25% increased Area of Effect
  • News of Kaom's victory in the south spread quickly.

    Those in support of the coming rebellion bided their time.

    The rest fled like rats from a fire.

    Fireborn
    Crimson Jewel
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  • Increases and Reductions to other Damage Types in Radius are Transformed to apply to Fire Damage
  • Leaders are not born in times of peace.

    Leaders are born in ruins and flames.

    Might of the Meek
    Crimson Jewel
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  • 50% increased Effect of non-Keystone Passive Skills in Radius
  • Notable Passive Skills in Radius grant nothing
  • Enough mice can kill a wolf.

    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
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  • 4% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • 5% increased maximum Mana
  • Damage Penetrates 13% Fire Resistance while affected by Anger
  • Unaffected by Chilled Ground while affected by Purity of Ice
  • One by one, they stood their ground against a creature

    they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,

    and one by one, they became a part of it.


    4) Unique jewel endgame locations:

    Spoiler
    - Wildfire
    1x
    Wildfire
    Crimson Jewel
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  • 13% increased Fire Damage
  • With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Molten Strike fires 2 additional Projectiles
  • With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Molten Strike has 25% increased Area of Effect
  • News of Kaom's victory in the south spread quickly.

    Those in support of the coming rebellion bided their time.

    The rest fled like rats from a fire.



    If you HAVE NOT completed Uber lab it goes here:
    Spoiler

    If you HAVE completed Uber lab it goes here:
    Spoiler
    The jewel is active in this spot - the 40 strength in radius it requires does not have to be allocated - it just has to be in radius.



    - Fireborn
    1x
    Fireborn
    Crimson Jewel
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  • Increases and Reductions to other Damage Types in Radius are Transformed to apply to Fire Damage
  • Leaders are not born in times of peace.

    Leaders are born in ruins and flames.


    It goes here:


    - Might of the Meek
    2x
    Might of the Meek
    Crimson Jewel
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  • 50% increased Effect of non-Keystone Passive Skills in Radius
  • Notable Passive Skills in Radius grant nothing
  • Enough mice can kill a wolf.



    If you're on a budget it is more than okay to use rare jewels here. Rare jewels with +7% life or abyss ones with 45+ life and some offensive stats will provide 75% of the power of might of the meek for a fraction of the cost.

    They go here:


    - Watcher's eye:

    It goes anywhere. We have a choice between % increased fire damage while affected by anger aura, and % increased fire penetration while affected by anger aura.

    1x
    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
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  • 4% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • 5% increased maximum Mana
  • Damage Penetrates 13% Fire Resistance while affected by Anger
  • Unaffected by Chilled Ground while affected by Purity of Ice
  • One by one, they stood their ground against a creature

    they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,

    and one by one, they became a part of it.



    OR

    1x
    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
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  • 5% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • 4% increased maximum Mana
  • 50% increased Fire Damage while affected by Anger
  • 6% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage while affected by Purity of Lightning
  • Unaffected by Shocked Ground while affected by Purity of Lightning
  • One by one, they stood their ground against a creature

    they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,

    and one by one, they became a part of it.



    They both provide similar damage, but fire penetration scales a tiny bit better with gear and is slightly more expensive.

    A watcher's eye with both these anger mods (% increased fire damage AND % fire penetration) can be used but is not recommended unless you are truly loving the build as the damage it gives (+8%) does not justify the cost (30-35ex).



    1) Chest 6link: Flicker strike, Combustion, melee splash, multistrike, elemental damage with attacks, ruthless.

    - 5link flicker: drop ruthless
    - 4link flicker: drop ruthless and elemental damage with attacks

    2) Weapon 6link: Molten strike, Combustion, concentrated effect, multistrike, elemental damage with attacks, fire penetration

    - 5link molten strike: drop fire penetration
    - 4link molten strike: drop fire penetration and combustion

    "
    DELVE SETUP - PLEASE READ

    Molten strike is very powerful in the mines if flickering is frustrating down there. Simply switch the fire penetration support with an ancestral call support and use molten strike to clear delves.


    3) Helmet 4link: Enfeeble, Flammability, Blasphemy, Vaal Grace. Watch video linked below to learn how to get easy 3 off-color socket.

    "
    CURSE CHOICE + VAAL GRACE - PLEASE READ

    Without access to an Impresence amulet only one curse can be used. Prioritize the use of enfeeble curse over flammability curse - Enfeeble provides significant damage mitigation and keeps us alive.

    Vaal Grace grants two abilities, "Grace" and "Vaal Grace". Ignore the "Grace" ability and just use "Vaal Grace" as a defensive cooldown.


    4) Boots 4link: Leap slam, ancestral protector, anger, faster attacks. Watch video linked below to learn how to get easy 3 off-color socket.

    5) Gloves 4 link: Cast when damage taken (level 14), immortal call (level 16), Wave of Conviction (Level 17), summon ice golem (level 16).

    -------

    How to get easy 3 off-color socket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trkm9OyfGu8

    --------- SKILL GEM SWAPS/EXPLANATIONS ---------

    Spoiler
    -- GEM SWAPS --

    Ruthless

    If more area damage is desired at the cost of single target flicker damage, we can change this gem to an ancestral call support.

    Fire Penetration

    Can be changed to an immolate support, immolate will give about 1.05x the total damage of fire penetration, but you will not be able to swap freely between immolate and ancestral call for delving due to the gem colors being different.

    Thankfully, there is a way around this issue. In betrayal content, if Vorici is assigned to the research division the safehouse will grant an event with the potential to give white sockets to a weapon. If this method is used and one of the blue sockets on a 3R/3B Oro's turns white, it is possible to swap immolate and ancestral call freely.

    -- GEM EXPLANATIONS --

    Leap slam

    Turn on "Always attack without moving" for leap slam, it makes it a lot better.

    Enfeeble

    The use of Enfeeble is critical to the endgame mapping success of the build.

    What it does:

    - Lowers enemy damage by 30% vs normal and magic monsters, and 15% vs uniques monsters.

    - On top of lowering damage by 30%, enfeeble lowers enemy critical hit multiplier by 30%. Since monsters have 130% critical strike multiplier, this 30% reduction turns their critical hit into a hit that does 100% damage (130 - 30 = 100) - the same as a normal hit.

    However, since bosses have very high curse resistance, these benefits do not apply to them. Enfeeble will take some of the edge off bosses but they will still hit hard.

    Cast when damage taken

    I've kept my CWDT at level 14, Immortal call at level 16, and ice golem at level 16. If you feel comfortable taking higher levels of spike damage, feel free to level the gems up more.

    Since we passively generate endurance charges, having a high level cast when damage taken gives us a longer immortal call.




    ---- Level 68 to 100 ----

    Endgame leveling trees:

    All the following passive trees assume that a fire Impresence amulet is being used. If an Impresence amulet is not being used, do not take these passive points:

    Spoiler

    ---- No Uber lab complete ----

    Level 86

    Level 90

    ---- Uber lab complete ----

    Level 93

    Level 94

    Level 97

    Level 100

    How to swap passives after Uber lab completed:

    Spoiler
    Once the scion completes the Uber lab and unlocks the "Path of the duelist" ascendancy perk, she can start from the duelist location on the passive tree. To get the full benefits of this perk a small amount of regret orbs are required.

    When Uber lab is completed, this passive point swap is required:

    POB versions:

    Spoiler
    Level 90, no Uber: https://pastebin.com/wFAmQyyX

    Level 93, Uber lab complete: https://pastebin.com/7LSVMdad

    Level 94, Uber lab complete: https://pastebin.com/nQ41RJU6

    Level 100: https://pastebin.com/8ibZyMZk



    Mamma always said show don't tell. So here you go.

    3.5 videos with good gear (Betrayal league)

    Spoiler
    T16 mapping

    POB: https://pastebin.com/wwUbsFX1

    3.3 videos with good gear (Incursion league)


    3.5 videos with budget gear (Betrayal league)

    This is what the build can do on very poor levels of gear. This is the type of gear that can be expected in the very first days of a new league. A 5 link flicker strike is being used. (Please note that 20/20 gems are being used - it is slightly more damage than 19/0 gems)




    Mapping:
    Spoiler
    Map mods we can't run:

    - Elemental reflect

    Map mods which are annoying/dangerous:

    - Enemies have 90% chance to avoid elemental ailments. This turns off our frenzy generation. It's possible to do these maps with a blood rage gem (replace faster attacks).

    - 60% less recovery rate of life. Dangerous.

    - Hexproof. Very dangerous mod.
    Uber elder:
    Spoiler
    # 1) These flasks help significantly:

    Panicked Eternal Life Flask of Heat
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  • 25% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery when on Low Life
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • Blood of the Karui
    Sanctified Life Flask
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  • 100% increased Life Recovered
  • 13% increased Recovery rate
  • Recover Full Life at the end of the Flask Effect
  • "Kaom fought and killed for his people.

    Kaom bled for his people.

    And so the people gave, the people bled,

    So their King might go on."

    - Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom

    Blood of the Karui
    Sanctified Life Flask
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  • 100% increased Life Recovered
  • 7% increased Recovery rate
  • Recover Full Life at the end of the Flask Effect
  • "Kaom fought and killed for his people.

    Kaom bled for his people.

    And so the people gave, the people bled,

    So their King might go on."

    - Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom



    # 2) These upgraded pantheons also do:

    Spoiler



    # 3) Swap out enfeeble for a Purity of Ice aura.

    Enfeeble is weak vs bosses and most of the damage in this fight is cold damage, a purity of ice giving +4% max cold resist is a lifesaver. The purity of ice gem can be put temporarily in the Vaal grace gem slot.

    Other than that never lose track of where the Shaper is. Elder icicles can hurt sometimes, but they won't send you into the shadow realm like Shaper balls and beams will. Seriously just be aware of what Shaper is doing at all times and the fight gets much easier.

    To practice the fight https://poesimulator.github.io/ is the best tool to do so.
    Uber Atziri:
    Spoiler
    Most dangerous part of the fight is the flameblast (rapidly expanding red circle) she will cast. We want to be moving until we see her cast it.

    This is very relevant during all of her split phases, where she splits into four. To make this phase easy, quickly identify a clone that isn't the one holding the mirror (the mirrored one will instantly kill us if we attack it) and stand AWAY from it. Once she starts casting flameblast at your feet, just move to the previously identified clone that wasn't holding the mirror and kill it.

    Correct way to handle Atziri Flame Blast:
    Chimera:
    Spoiler
    Stand near the bottom right gate and kill any mini-boss that shows up there immediately. Some of the mini-bosses that spawn are quite dangerous but can be killed before they move.
    Phoenix:
    Spoiler
    He puts a Debuff which lowers your fire resist, which gets stronger the more health he has lost. Save your flask charges until he's around 50% health, then burn him down quickly or he will kill you.
    ---------------------------------
    Thank you for taking the time to read my guide. I sincerely hope you enjoy the build as much as I have! If you have any questions don't hesitate to hit me up in game.

    Thank you to everyone who contributed to making this guide better than I ever could have alone:

    - Guffinn - Really recommend checking out his OP guide if flicker isn't your thing: link

    - svengetspumped - Sven got to 100 with the build using some really smart gear choices. Check out his thoughts at the bottom of this page. His POB is also available: https://pastebin.com/c5GU5tnv

    - Eaglecnt

    - srslyFaileR

    Monhsaroh
    Jul 05, 2018 07:29:25 AM

    the flicker build i was waiting for , the others was good to map , boss inneficient , swap gems , too much respec , started as shadow but they give me only blue , green gem like a was a witch , no reave , no multistrike no maim , how im i suppose to bye these gem to leveling a the begin of the league when i have no chaos and i dont want to create a marauder just for some gems, hard to leveling , i will just start now and show progressin

    xtothez
    Jul 06, 2018 04:45:27 AM

    Why not run a Kaom's Heart for the extra life and just weapon swap to a second oro's for bosses? Wouldn't it make the build feel even tankier? Am I missing the reason to run a Belly? Resists shouldn't really be much of a problem

    lolman3159
    Jul 09, 2018 05:18:28 AM

    "
    lolman3159 wrote:
    Why not run a Kaom's Heart for the extra life and just weapon swap to a second oro's for bosses? Wouldn't it make the build feel even tankier? Am I missing the reason to run a Belly? Resists shouldn't really be much of a problem


    Great question, weapon swaps feel super clunky to me, if it doesn't bother you Kaom's heart is super good.

    Monhsaroh
    Jul 10, 2018 07:07:34 AM

    I recently invested about 15 ex (saved up from my first character, a headhunter farming BV) into this build. I'm now broke. My question, assuming I have the helm enchant/Impresence/6L oros/Belly/Belt/Boots, what should I be directing more ex into first?

    Abyss jewels? Rings? Or high quality gems?

    bluerogu3
    Jul 10, 2018 08:34:41 AM

    "
    bluerogu3 wrote:
    I recently invested about 15 ex (saved up from my first character, a headhunter farming BV) into this build. I'm now broke. My question, assuming I have the helm enchant/Impresence/6L oros/Belly/Belt/Boots, what should I be directing more ex into first?

    Abyss jewels? Rings? Or high quality gems?

    In order of priority:

    - Gloves with "added fire damage to burning enemies" AND which have a decent % increased attack speed roll. Typically 50-70 chaos. 12% attack speed gives approx +4% damage.

    - Upgrade your belt to a Stygian vise, we want same stats as the leather belt linked in the guide.

    - Expensive abyss jewels, these get better and better the higher level and the more % increased maximum hp passives nodes you have in the tree as they come with a big chunk of flat hp. Abyss jewels can also come with the mod "+30% increased critical strike chance if you haven't crit recently" which helps a lot if you feel like elemental overload isn't up enough.

    - Rings with high % increased fire damage/elemental damage with attacks and life. Hard to find since we also need high resist on this slot to make up for all the uniques, as well as some int. 40% increased elemental damage is roughly +6% damage.

    - Concerning quality, molten strike, flicker strike and enfeeble benefit the most from being 20% quality. A level 21/20 immolate is worth picking up too if you have the currency, as it gives by far the greatest benefit than any other 21/20 gem we can use. Over +2% damage, compared to less than 1% from any of the other 21/20 gems.

    - Keep your eye out for good corruptions on fire Impresence, as well as on the cheap unique jewels we use. People misprice these all the time.

    Good luck!

    Monhsaroh
    Jul 11, 2018 07:59:22 AM

    "
    Monhsaroh wrote:
    "
    bluerogu3 wrote:
    I recently invested about 15 ex (saved up from my first character, a headhunter farming BV) into this build. I'm now broke. My question, assuming I have the helm enchant/Impresence/6L oros/Belly/Belt/Boots, what should I be directing more ex into first?

    Abyss jewels? Rings? Or high quality gems?

    In order of priority:

    - Gloves with "added fire damage to burning enemies" AND which have a decent % increased attack speed roll. Typically 50-70 chaos. 12% attack speed gives approx +4% damage.

    - Upgrade your belt to a Stygian vise, we want same stats as the leather belt linked in the guide.

    - Expensive abyss jewels, these get better and better the higher level and the more % increased maximum hp passives nodes you have in the tree as they come with a big chunk of flat hp. Abyss jewels can also come with the mod "+30% increased critical strike chance if you haven't crit recently" which helps a lot if you feel like elemental overload isn't up enough.

    - Rings with high % increased fire damage/elemental damage with attacks and life. Hard to find since we also need high resist on this slot to make up for all the uniques, as well as some int. 40% increased elemental damage is roughly +6% damage.

    - Concerning quality, molten strike, flicker strike and enfeeble benefit the most from being 20% quality. A level 21/20 immolate is worth picking up too if you have the currency, as it gives by far the greatest benefit than any other 21/20 gem we can use. Over +2% damage, compared to less than 1% from any of the other 21/20 gems.

    - Keep your eye out for good corruptions on fire Impresence, as well as on the cheap unique jewels we use. People misprice these all the time.

    Good luck!



    What a thoughtful and detailed post. Thank you! I look forward to getting this build into end game :D

    bluerogu3
    Jul 11, 2018 11:10:59 AM

    hi bro, im still playing your build,
    but my damage is very low, 4k ficker and 18k morten strike and cannot clear tier 5. i think i missed target alot (Only 1000acc with jug lab point is enough??) and have problem with manaleech because of missing target
    i spent all of my currency (2 ex - LOL) to buy some stuffs for this build. Please help me, check my profile (TakeScionEz)
    Thank you so much!

    BETTERPC
    Jul 11, 2018 16:48:11 PM

    "
    BETTERPC wrote:
    hi bro, im still playing your build,
    but my damage is very low, 4k ficker and 18k morten strike and cannot clear tier 5. i think i missed target alot (Only 1000acc with jug lab point is enough??) and have problem with manaleech because of missing target
    i spent all of my currency (2 ex - LOL) to buy some stuffs for this build. Please help me, check my profile (TakeScionEz)
    Thank you so much!

    Hey BetterPC, I took a look at your profile and there are a few small things you can do to boost your damage by a large amount.

    - Take the passive tree skill "Point Blank", which increases projectile damage by 50%. This one is really important, since almost all of molten strikes damage is projectile based. It's at the bottom right of the tree.

    - A second "Wildfire" jewel will boost your molten strike damage by 40% (5 ---> 7 balls = 40% more) This may also be the reason why you are struggling with Mana.

    - The two unique flasks "Atziri's promise" and "The wise oak" will increase your damage by around 25-30%, even if you buy the cheapest, worst rolled ones. They are 1 chaos and 5 chaos respectively. Make sure your fire resistance is the highest uncapped resistance so "the wise oak" gives you additional fire penetration. Replacing one of your life flasks with a silver flask will boost your damage by 10% as well.

    - Flicker damage will scale up with some of the passive skill points that you're missing, jewel sockets, gear and gem levels/quality.


    About your other concerns,

    If you are having trouble with mana sustain, pick up a +2 mana gained on hit jewel like so:

    Dusk Shine
    Viridian Jewel
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  • 16% increased Fire Damage
  • 16% increased Cold Damage
  • 11% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • +2 Mana gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks


  • In addition, 1000 accuracy provides us with a 93% hit chance, which should be enough. It's actually impossible to go over 95% accuracy without using the passive skill "Resolute Technique" or other uniques, so we are very close to accuracy cap.

    Hope this feels a lot better, wish you the best.

    Monhsaroh
    Jul 12, 2018 01:49:23 AM

    i'm so glad , thid build is fire ::::)

    xtothez
    Jul 12, 2018 08:51:59 AM
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