i saw many Flame Reave builds since new patch and i was wondering if i can those damage numbers pump up! While fire versions are using mostly FireBrand with probably broken node “Charring” and Mana Strike to sustain mana, i wanted something mana free and without possibly broken skill nodes.
Video guide: https://youtu.be/hbzx4EOf89E
Build main idea
Reach good damage numbers without Firebrand Charring node, be mana free, get Lightning Blast to proc Lightning Aegis to synergise with juicy idols (Adorned Arcane Idol) + getting ward for spending mana with LB and shock enemies, get Static to proc LB and Zap enemies, because why not
Why Storm Breaker?
Huge base melee lighning damage + more melee lightning damage, more shock chance, free leech without need to spec it in passives or Enchant Weapon nodes.
How it works?
Static - procs Lightning Blast which shocks enemies from so many chains, gives us ward and Lightning Aegis for 25% less damage taken and 50% lightning damage.
FireBrand - main filler ability, builds Static charges, ward, shocks enemies and mainly with 3 stacks or more our next melee attack (Flame Reave) will be 100% critical strike.
FlameReave - our main nuke ability, we are converting it to lightning damage, every 4th hit thanks to node Rhytm of Fire is 100% more juicy and bigger, with node Versatility Firebrand counts to those 4th hits, so if we use at least 3 times Firebrand then the Flame Reave will be 100% sure the juicy one, even we use 10 times (Blade weaver passive) or more FireBrand, next Flame Reave will be juicy.
Enchant weapon - boosts our damage, more shock, 50% attack speed and thanks to node Kindling Blade is used on cooldown - autocast. 15s cooldown with 9s uptime.
Spellblade passive node “Blade weaver” - everytime we use skill with less than 10 mana cost, we build 1 stack, each stack gives 15% more damage for skill which costs more than 10 mana and it consumes stacks, max stacks 10. Flame Reave uses this.
Spellblade passive node “Volka’s razor” - our melee attack which costs more than 10 mana have 150% increased damage. Flame Reave uses this.
Uniques - Storm Breaker 2-hand blunt weapon, Stormtide boots, Boneclamor Brabute helm, Orian’s eye amulet
Crafted / dropped gear affixes - cap resistances / crit avoidance, get as much dex / int (primary) as possible, over 300 mana, Frailty on hit (another 18% dmg reduction).
Idols - (suffix) % lightning damage (doubled if over 300 mana), (preffix) % melee elemental damage, (preffix) % lightning damage when lightning aegis is on,