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Old 08-24-2015, 03:02 PM
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Default [Druid] Maelstrom Missile [Hardcore]

Just sharing my first shaman build. I'll keep it a short guide, as its itemization and gameplay is pretty similar to my PRM spellbreaker.

DRUID THE MAELSTROM MISSILE

MAELSTROM MISSILE LV50 GAMEPLAY [SoT]



GRIM CALC
Base skills http://grimcalc.com/build/jDiQL0
Base skills + Bonuses http://grimcalc.com/build/pmyfM5

CONCEPT OF THE BUILD
-USE PRM as the main damage with Wind Devil as support damage and debuff.
-Maximize casting speed for better performance at single target.

SKILLS
-Panetti's Replicating Missile + Distortion + Supercharged
-Mirror of Ereoctes
-Maiven's Sphere of Protection Conversion
-Iskandra's Elemental Exchange + Overload + Elemental Balance
-Wind Devil + Raging Tempest + Maelstrom
-Modrogen's Pact + Heart of the Wild
-Radiant Shield from Radiant Gem

ITEMIZATION

http://youtu.be/zlK9tCiqIu4

RECOMMENED ITEMS
-Adept's Morningstar with affix of the Sage/Celerity/Fury
-Cortosian Invoker
-Crushing Will
-Nether Crown
-Haunt
-Squall
-Desolation
-Any gears with these affixes, Tempest, Incantations, Insight.
-Lorekeeper's Band
-Chosen Arcanespark (Kymon's Choosen Faction Item)
-Death's Cord (Order of Death's Vigil Faction Item)
-Rhowari Handguards (Rover Faction Item)
-Rhowari Spellweaver Codex (Rover Faction Item)
-Rhowari Greaves (Rover Faction Item)
Lv40+ Items
-Spiritweaver Circlet
-Desecrator Treads
-Essence of Beronath
-Eternal Band
-Tempest Sigil
-Arcanum Sigil
Lv40+ Affixe(s)
-Magi's
-Squalls
-Stormheart

ATTRIBUTE DISTRIBUTION
Physique : Spirit - 25 : 25

PROS
-Fast leveling build. (reached level 50 in about 12 hrs)
-Very good at clearing crowded area.

CONS
-Quite squishy even with Maiven's sphere on.
-Still suffer with single target issue.

Leveling
-1 in Modrogen's Pact, Heart of the Wild, Wind Devil and max both modifier quickly then put some point in PRM and passives in arcanist tree.
-The gamplay is spam Wind Devil, Squall and shoot PRM out, as Wind Devil travel through mobs it will slow enemies down and reduces elemental resistance, which make PRM hit stronger.


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Old 08-25-2015, 02:58 AM
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Looks neat! Panetti's and the Tornadoes seem like an awesome combo.

I was thinking of doing something similar but stopping at Supercharged for a stun and working in the Skyshards with the Win Devils. Kinda do a stun the room and turn it into an elemental hell of storms and rocks.

Also, how awesome is the new Maiven's?!
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:14 PM
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Looks neat! Panetti's and the Tornadoes seem like an awesome combo.

I was thinking of doing something similar but stopping at Supercharged for a stun and working in the Skyshards with the Win Devils. Kinda do a stun the room and turn it into an elemental hell of storms and rocks.

Also, how awesome is the new Maiven's?!
I had test WD with TSS and Ice Spike II for RMB. It was good and interesting gameplay, themetically wise it looks very cool, like a frost mage but I like PRM more.

New Maiven's Sphere is ok, but there's no thinking about when to use it now. As a caster (and hardcore) you would want it up all the time. Elemental convert to physical is a bit hurt my damage though.
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How can you get a Death's Cord AND Chosen Arcanespark? You can't join both factions.
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:32 PM
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How can you get a Death's Cord AND Chosen Arcanespark? You can't join both factions.
Death's Cord is a crafted item. After you get the blueprint, you can craft it with any character regardless of faction standing. It also isn't soulbound.
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Death's Cord is a crafted item. After you get the blueprint, you can craft it with any character regardless of faction standing. It also isn't soulbound.
Ah well shows how much I know. : P
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I'm not understanding this part correct..

ATTRIBUTE DISTRIBUTION
Physique : Spirit - 25 : 25

Does it means to spend less Spirit than Physique?
Sorry for n00b question
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I'm not understanding this part correct..

ATTRIBUTE DISTRIBUTION
Physique : Spirit - 25 : 25

Does it means to spend less Spirit than Physique?
Sorry for n00b question
No, it means spending 25 attribute points on physique and 25 on spirit.
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wow, this build is the most smooth experience i had with the game so far.

3hs in, lv22, just killed the warden, moving into act 2, while the single target kinda sucks it melts groups really fast.

when the lv cap goes higher do you have any idea on how to improve the single target damage? i'm using storm totem after maxing maelstorm and it helps a little

thx for the guide!
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:27 AM
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when the lv cap goes higher do you have any idea on how to improve the single target damage? i'm using storm totem after maxing maelstorm and it helps a little

thx for the guide!
Trozan's Sky Shard would be the obvious choice. It fits just right with Stormcaller's Pact.

IMO it depends on many things, PRM tweak, devs stated that they want to increase PRM single target damage. Devotion might be another ways to increase overall damage, I can't be sure at this point, there's a lot of thing yet to be learned, just enjoy the fun as it is for now I guess.
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