Forum Index Scion [3.6] RF Scion | 1.8m+ DPS VRF // 400k+ DPS RF | 10k+ Life

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Straight-forward RF build capable of outright facetanking most content. No crazy mechanics.

Rundown
1.8m+ VRF DPS
400k+ RF DPS
10k max life
4.3k life regen (2.5k without flasks/ascendancy bonus)
Can't run the usual RF showstopper map mods, namely "Cannot regenerate life"

PoB
https://pastebin.com/54WCR8qE

Gems/Links

Primary Links

Vaal Righteous Fire - Elemental Focus - Arcane Surge - Swift Afflication - Burning Damage - Concentrated Effect
This will go in your Helmet and Burning Damage + Conc Effect will need to come from Elder mods.

Purity of Fire
From your boots.

Vitality - Purity of Ice/Arctic Armour - Enlighten
Purity of Ice and Arctic Armour can be swapped out depending on if you're expecting cold or physical damage. Can also opt to just drop either plus the Enlighten for two open slots that you can run whatever in.

CWDT - Enfeeble - Wave of Conviction - Purifying Flame/Immortal Call/Frost Wall
WoC is a big QoL increase because you don't need to set down a totem. Purifying Flames creates a lot of Consecrated Ground to take advantage of, while IC does IC things.

Additions

Shield Charge - Faster Attacks - Fortify - Increased Critical Strikes
Provides additional mobility and a source of Fortify, as well as on-demand EO/EE procs.

Cyclone - Culling Strike - Fortify - Increased Critical Strikes
Culling + EO/EE procs.

Consecrated Path - Culling Strike - Fortify - Increased Critical Strikes
Cyclone but with Consecrated Ground.

Phase Run - Increased Duration
Gotta go fast.

Summon Stone Golem/Summon Fire Golem

Gear

The first thing to know is DO NOT under any circumstances add fire damage to your attacks in any way. EO is a significant portion of our damage.
Buyer's Guide by MrBubuX

Suggested Uniques

Doryani's Delusion
A non-insignificant portion of this build's viability comes from these boots. Do not get ones with added fire damage - ONLY cold or lightning.
Doryani's Delusion
Slink Boots
Click to expand
  • Grants Level 25 Purity of Fire Skill
  • Adds 27 to 41 Cold Damage to Spells and Attacks
  • 100% increased Evasion Rating
  • +69 to maximum Life
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • "Every day we choose safety or knowledge.

    Live and stagnate, or risk death for truth.

    I would rather see the end of the Vaal

    than help it tread water."

    - Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist



    Kaom's Heart
    Obvious.
    Kaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
    Click to expand
  • Has no Sockets
  • 37% increased Fire Damage
  • +500 to maximum Life
  • The warrior who

    fears will fall.



    Doon Cuebiyari
    Pretty standard.
    Doon Cuebiyari
    Vaal Sceptre
    Click to expand
  • 32% increased Elemental Damage
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 30 Iron Will
  • +70 to Strength
  • 15% increased Cast Speed
  • +23 to maximum Mana
  • 1% increased Damage per 8 Strength when in Main Hand
  • 1% increased Armour per 16 Strength when in Off Hand
  • My Iron heart will beat when yours is rust.

    I take your Strength, your power, your lust.

    By Iron Will alone I set my mind in motion.

    Through endless storms of fervent devotion.



    Rise of the Phoenix
    The fire res is really handy, although you can absolutely sub Saffell's Frame if you want to.
    Rise of the Phoenix
    Mosaic Kite Shield
    Click to expand
  • +8% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 94% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +59 to maximum Life
  • Regenerate 19.1 Life per second
  • +5% to maximum Fire Resistance
  • +21% to Fire Resistance
  • +25% to Fire Resistance while on Low Life
  • 10% increased Movement Speed when on Low Life
  • Cannot be Ignited while on Low Life
  • My bearer shall be guarded by flame,

    for I am the phoenix, forever radiant in glory.



    Saffell's Frame
    Alternative to RotP to improve all of your resists.
    Saffell's Frame
    Branded Kite Shield
    Click to expand
  • +4% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 19% Chance to Block Spell Damage
  • 22% increased Spell Damage
  • +10% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +4% to all maximum Resistances
  • Cannot Block Attacks
  • A swift mind solves problems before they occur.



    Cyclopean Coil
    All-around great RF belt.
    Cyclopean Coil
    Leather Belt
    Click to expand
  • +35 to maximum Life
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • 14% increased Attributes
  • Cannot be Frozen if Dexterity is higher than Intelligence
  • Cannot be Ignited if Strength is higher than Dexterity
  • Cannot be Shocked if Intelligence is higher than Strength
  • 1% increased Damage per 5 of your lowest Attribute
  • With the patience of a prowling lion,

    the Shade watched the Scholar.



    Meginord's Vise
    All-around great RF gloves.
    Meginord's Vise
    Steel Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • +100 to Strength
  • 10% increased Global Physical Damage
  • 48% increased Armour
  • Regenerate 2% of Life per second with at least 400 Strength
  • Ride with pride,

    strike with vengeance,

    live with honour.



    Blood of the Karui
    There's basically nothing in the game that can kill you before this flask pops you back up to full health.

    The Writing Jar
    Lets you proc your Trickster ascendancy's regen easily against bosses. Alternatively, consider taking Pathfinder, Inquisitor, or Guardian instead of Trickster.

    Gear/Links as of 2018-09-29 ~5ex

    Doon Cuebiyari
    Vaal Sceptre
    Click to expand
  • 32% increased Elemental Damage
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 30 Iron Will
  • +70 to Strength
  • 15% increased Cast Speed
  • +23 to maximum Mana
  • 1% increased Damage per 8 Strength when in Main Hand
  • 1% increased Armour per 16 Strength when in Off Hand
  • My Iron heart will beat when yours is rust.

    I take your Strength, your power, your lust.

    By Iron Will alone I set my mind in motion.

    Through endless storms of fervent devotion.

    Rise of the Phoenix
    Mosaic Kite Shield
    Click to expand
  • +8% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 94% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +59 to maximum Life
  • Regenerate 19.1 Life per second
  • +5% to maximum Fire Resistance
  • +21% to Fire Resistance
  • +25% to Fire Resistance while on Low Life
  • 10% increased Movement Speed when on Low Life
  • Cannot be Ignited while on Low Life
  • My bearer shall be guarded by flame,

    for I am the phoenix, forever radiant in glory.

    Dragon Visor
    Praetor Crown
    Click to expand
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 18 Burning Damage
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Concentrated Effect
  • +24 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +32 to maximum Life
  • +20% to Fire Resistance
  • 27% increased Burning Damage
  • 23% increased Area Damage
  • +56 to maximum Life
  • Kaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
    Click to expand
  • Has no Sockets
  • 37% increased Fire Damage
  • +500 to maximum Life
  • The warrior who

    fears will fall.

    Meginord's Vise
    Steel Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • +100 to Strength
  • 10% increased Global Physical Damage
  • 48% increased Armour
  • Regenerate 2% of Life per second with at least 400 Strength
  • Ride with pride,

    strike with vengeance,

    live with honour.

    Doryani's Delusion
    Slink Boots
    Click to expand
  • Grants Level 25 Purity of Fire Skill
  • Adds 27 to 41 Cold Damage to Spells and Attacks
  • 100% increased Evasion Rating
  • +69 to maximum Life
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • "Every day we choose safety or knowledge.

    Live and stagnate, or risk death for truth.

    I would rather see the end of the Vaal

    than help it tread water."

    - Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist

    Phoenix Locket
    Citrine Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +22 to Strength and Dexterity
  • +48 to Strength
  • 22% increased Fire Damage
  • +67 to maximum Life
  • +36% to Cold Resistance
  • Adds 11 to 19 Cold Damage to Attacks
  • Honour Eye
    Topaz Ring
    Click to expand
  • +29% to Lightning Resistance
  • +52 to maximum Mana
  • +16% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +41% to Cold Resistance
  • +46% to Lightning Resistance
  • +44 to maximum Life
  • Damnation Whorl
    Two-Stone Ring
    Click to expand
  • +16% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • +35 to Strength
  • +10 to Evasion Rating
  • +22 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +74 to maximum Life
  • +41% to Fire Resistance
  • +13% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Cyclopean Coil
    Leather Belt
    Click to expand
  • +35 to maximum Life
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • 14% increased Attributes
  • Cannot be Frozen if Dexterity is higher than Intelligence
  • Cannot be Ignited if Strength is higher than Dexterity
  • Cannot be Shocked if Intelligence is higher than Strength
  • 1% increased Damage per 5 of your lowest Attribute
  • With the patience of a prowling lion,

    the Shade watched the Scholar.


    Panicked Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • 25% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery when on Low Life
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Chemist's Sulphur Flask of Curing
    -
    Click to expand
  • Creates Consecrated Ground on Use
  • 22% reduced Charges used
  • Immune to Poison during Flask Effect Removes Poison on use
  • Experimenter's Ruby Flask of Warding
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 39% increased Duration
  • Chemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • 24% reduced Charges used
  • 30% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • Ample Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • +19 to Maximum Charges
  • 20% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect


  • Gear/Links as of 2018-10-22 ~8ex [Current]

    Doon Cuebiyari
    Vaal Sceptre
    Click to expand
  • 32% increased Elemental Damage
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 30 Iron Will
  • +70 to Strength
  • 15% increased Cast Speed
  • +23 to maximum Mana
  • 1% increased Damage per 8 Strength when in Main Hand
  • 1% increased Armour per 16 Strength when in Off Hand
  • My Iron heart will beat when yours is rust.

    I take your Strength, your power, your lust.

    By Iron Will alone I set my mind in motion.

    Through endless storms of fervent devotion.

    Saffell's Frame
    Branded Kite Shield
    Click to expand
  • +4% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 19% Chance to Block Spell Damage
  • 22% increased Spell Damage
  • +10% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +4% to all maximum Resistances
  • Cannot Block Attacks
  • A swift mind solves problems before they occur.

    Dragon Visor
    Praetor Crown
    Click to expand
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 18 Burning Damage
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Concentrated Effect
  • +24 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +32 to maximum Life
  • +20% to Fire Resistance
  • 27% increased Burning Damage
  • 23% increased Area Damage
  • +63 to maximum Life
  • Kaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
    Click to expand
  • Has no Sockets
  • 37% increased Fire Damage
  • +500 to maximum Life
  • The warrior who

    fears will fall.

    Meginord's Vise
    Steel Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • +100 to Strength
  • 10% increased Global Physical Damage
  • 48% increased Armour
  • Regenerate 2% of Life per second with at least 400 Strength
  • Ride with pride,

    strike with vengeance,

    live with honour.

    Doryani's Delusion
    Titan Greaves
    Click to expand
  • Grants Level 25 Purity of Fire Skill
  • Adds 30 to 45 Cold Damage to Spells and Attacks
  • 115% increased Armour
  • +66 to maximum Life
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • "Every day we choose safety or knowledge.

    Live and stagnate, or risk death for truth.

    I would rather see the end of the Vaal

    than help it tread water."

    - Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist

    Blood Medallion
    Marble Amulet
    Click to expand
  • Regenerate 1.6% of Life per second
  • 56% increased Fire Damage
  • +24% to Fire Resistance
  • 0.27% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
  • +43 to maximum Life
  • Honour Eye
    Topaz Ring
    Click to expand
  • +29% to Lightning Resistance
  • +52 to maximum Mana
  • +16% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +41% to Cold Resistance
  • +46% to Lightning Resistance
  • +44 to maximum Life
  • Damnation Whorl
    Two-Stone Ring
    Click to expand
  • +16% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • +35 to Strength
  • +10 to Evasion Rating
  • +22 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +74 to maximum Life
  • +41% to Fire Resistance
  • +13% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Cyclopean Coil
    Leather Belt
    Click to expand
  • +35 to maximum Life
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • 14% increased Attributes
  • Cannot be Frozen if Dexterity is higher than Intelligence
  • Cannot be Ignited if Strength is higher than Dexterity
  • Cannot be Shocked if Intelligence is higher than Strength
  • 1% increased Damage per 5 of your lowest Attribute
  • With the patience of a prowling lion,

    the Shade watched the Scholar.


    Blood of the Karui
    Sanctified Life Flask
    Click to expand
  • 100% increased Life Recovered
  • 18% 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

    Panicked Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • 25% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery when on Low Life
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Chemist's Sulphur Flask of Curing
    -
    Click to expand
  • Creates Consecrated Ground on Use
  • 22% reduced Charges used
  • Immune to Poison during Flask Effect Removes Poison on use
  • Experimenter's Ruby Flask of Warding
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 39% increased Duration
  • Chemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • 24% reduced Charges used
  • 30% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect



  • Bandits
    Help Oak

    Pantheon
    Major: Arkaali
    Minor: Abberath

    Ascendancy
    Start with the Strength and Dex/Int nodes for your first lab, then grab the Trickster node in the second one.

    Levelling
    As with most RF builds, leveling is less than joyous. You can convert over to RF at about level 45, but before that just use Scorching Ray or whatever other spell you like best. Your priority early on is health regen nodes. Make sure you grab the ones in the Duelist area as well - do NOT try to wait until you've finished Uber lab and can start from the Marauder area.

    Changelog

    2019-03-26: Updated build for 3.6
    2018-10-22: Added current gear, updated numbers, updated PoB link from https://pastebin.com/cDHRQBQc to https://pastebin.com/g7t7NGXq (minor tree adjustments and now includes Jewels).

    DannyAneurysm
    Sep 30, 2018 01:14:04 AM

    Hi, I'm going to do this build, I like what I see, let's see how I do it ... do you have any recommendations to give me ??

    bonguero
    Oct 01, 2018 11:23:16 AM

    "
    bonguero wrote:
    Hi, I'm going to do this build, I like what I see, let's see how I do it ... do you have any recommendations to give me ??


    Build's pretty straight-forward. I'd personally suggest just leveling with Cyclone or Scorching Ray + Flame Totem. If you've got any specific questions I'm more than happy to help.

    DannyAneurysm
    Oct 02, 2018 09:51:22 AM

    so what about your resistances?

    Redemption91
    Oct 02, 2018 10:51:05 AM

    "
    Redemption91 wrote:
    so what about your resistances?


    Ah, I probably posted the wrong PoB code. I'll fix that tonight. They should all be a fair bit over max.

    EDIT: Updated

    DannyAneurysm
    Oct 03, 2018 04:02:17 AM

    Can this build do Uber Elder?

    Tigrewurmut
    Oct 05, 2018 03:50:50 AM

    I just tried this, and as a new player this is disgusting. I literally just walk through everything and then stand on top of the boss until he dies.

    dexhunterz
    Oct 05, 2018 04:48:12 AM

    "
    dexhunterz wrote:
    I just tried this, and as a new player this is disgusting. I literally just walk through everything and then stand on top of the boss until he dies.


    First try playing a build with some crazy mechanics (flask managing,...). After 2 weeks you'll love this one. I can even talk to my wife when playing RF build LOL ;)

    memberx
    Oct 05, 2018 08:04:56 AM

    "
    Tigrewurmut wrote:
    Can this build do Uber Elder?


    Haven't attempted Uber Elder yet, but I put this together with that intention. Shaper was a piece of cake. I should be spawning UE soon so I'll definitely update once I've taken him on.

    DannyAneurysm
    Oct 05, 2018 12:36:04 PM

    "
    DannyAneurysm wrote:
    "
    Tigrewurmut wrote:
    Can this build do Uber Elder?


    Haven't attempted Uber Elder yet, but I put this together with that intention. Shaper was a piece of cake. I should be spawning UE soon so I'll definitely update once I've taken him on.


    Tnx, i'll try it later then!

    Tigrewurmut
    Oct 05, 2018 12:59:31 PM
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