Hi all, Amarathy here and I’m back with another build. Introducing the Void Sorc, possibly one of the strongest builds this patch with damage that can rip end bosses to shreds in under 10 seconds and decently tanky as well. The best part is that you become the sun!
How the build works
The build is based around 2 key items, the new Dark Shroud of Cinders and Blade of the Forgotton Knight.
Dark Shroud of Cinders was brought in the patch as a unique drop from Void Shade of Rehyah. It increases void damage by 30%-50% per stack of Fire Aura. It’s an interesting item as Mages are the only class that can produce high stacks of Fire Aura but do not have access to any Void damage through their skills. That’s where Blade of the Forgotten Knight comes in. It adds between 15-25 Void melee damage and most importantly 35-50 void spell damage.
To stack Fire Aura as high as we can, we will be using the Adorned Idols prefix “+6-15% Chance to cast Fire Aura on Critical Strike”, which can also be applied as a suffix to your helm (very rare shard). By using an Unread Scroll, we can increase our base spell crit to push towards 100%. From here, we can look at a few builds to put this in, but where it’s really going to thrive is the channelled Lightning Blast build for 9 hits per cast, ~5 casts per second, and an additional 3% base crit.
In this set up, we can get well over 250 stacks of Fire Aura, giving a whopping 12,500% increased void damage with a perfect chest.
This is the equivalent of having +6250 void damage to any spell! Lightning blast will be hitting over 40k per hit, and with the Eye of Flame node in Flame Ward, your Fire Aura will be ticking for over 1M damage per tick (every 0.5s)
Lastly, we’ll be converting all those crits into ward by running two Ring of the Third Eye. This can comfortably pump out 3k+ ward shields to give you a nice barrier, and if possible pick up spell leech blessing from The Black Sun.
Running a standard Channelled Lightning Blast Build. Nova can be swapped out for almost any AoE skill.
Items & Blessings
Though it does take a while to get these uniques, and the very rare affixes are a nice touch but absolutely not needed for the build to do well.
Adorned Idols x4: +15% Chance to cast Fire Aura on Critical Strike | +10% Chance to cast Lightning Aegis when hit