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Old 07-14-2018, 09:33 AM
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Default [1.0.6.1] Blazerush Elementalist


Greetings to all who read.
I'm not one for posting builds but I thought I'd share as I have yet to come across such a toon.

I present to you a fire damage based elementalist using Firestike + Upheaval.

Inspiration for this build came from the Natures Avengers Set (which I also have & thoroughly enjoy) & the Blazerush 2H Mace (Recipe from Covens Faction).
With a spare toon & items laying about I thought I'd give it a try.

Boy does he hit hard!

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Firstly, for those of you who may not know, the Blazerush item converts all lightning damage on Upheaval to fire damage, as well as buffs the %weapon damage by 60%. Upheaval combined with Explosive Strike provides great AoE and fire power.
This toon does a surprising amount of damage with over 300k in campaign.



Now I'm not one who's particularly fond of crucible but I can assume this toon would perform reasonably well in good hands (points at fluff ).

There is plenty of -RR (Wind devils, thermite Mines, Eldritch Fire Devotion, Viper Devotion & Elemental Storm Devotion).

Some resistances are hard to cap notably Aether & Chaos (See toon sheet above). The stun resistance at roughly 60% (give or take roles) is reasonably acceptable.

I recommend crafting the Blazerush Item at angrim for his %Armor bonus. My weapon currently has 17%

As mush as I'd like to use the ignaffars Combustion relic, the Korvaaks Deception relic is fantastic ticking all the boxes for damage, OA, DA, Resistances & +1 to demolitionist skills. Blazing charge is a great gap closer & hits hard, with over 100k hits common.

Stormcaller's pact is used solely for Crit (40% at 14/12) with a total of 84% on the toon.

Most of the items, augments, components, devotions & devotion bindings can be seen in the grimtools link above.

IN CLOSING

Although this toon is young (only a few hours of actual playtime with this setup) it may be possible to squeeze a little more out of him & so I'll continue with further testing. All constructive feedback is also welcome.

All in all though, a great toon.

Hope you enjoy

(P.S. The greens are genuine!)
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:39 AM
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Try it with Savagery, it skyrockets the Upheaval and Feral Hunger much better than Fire Strike.
Example.
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Try it with Savagery, it skyrockets the Upheaval and Feral Hunger much better than Fire Strike.
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Thanks Veretragna. Interesting Idea & would agree considering Savagery's %weapon damage. Will have to try it out.
I do wish Firestrike had a smidgen more %weapon damage.

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Novadays Firestrike shines with Archon's Warmaul, Blazerush is more suited for Savagery
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Blazerush is more suited for Savagery
IIRC I've also seen a neat fire cadence warder using Blazerush.

As for Firestrike I think Sharzul was better than Blazerush even before Archon buff.
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Novadays Firestrike shines with Archon's Warmaul, Blazerush is more suited for Savagery
Interesting you mention. I am in the process of leveling a commando with focus on Archons Warmaul + Zolhans Technique (w Conduit of Warring Whispers).
Obviously, purifier would be awesome here aswell, but was keen to test ZT in conjunction with Archons.

A rough GT build: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/YZeOzad2

Rings could be changed for elemental balance but need resists.
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IIRC I've also seen a neat fire cadence warder using Blazerush.

As for Firestrike I think Sharzul was better than Blazerush even before Archon buff.
Fire Cadence! Looks like fun one. Do you have a link?
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Fire Cadence! Looks like fun one. Do you have a link?
It took some time.
http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showp...57&postcount=7
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Hm, it will perform good with some adjustments but I highly doubt it will live in Crucible.
Thanks anyway!
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Hm, it will perform good with some adjustments but I highly doubt it will live in Crucible.
Thanks anyway!
If you expected it to be on par with avenger or PS ultos I'd say it was rather naive of you
Why do you think this build won't make it in crucible if your 2H cold and 2H aether can?

There was a time when Blazerush had +3 to Deadly Momentum instead of +2 to shaman, so Cadence was part of the original design. It took a step away from it recently towards Savagery setup, but since most other things in Shaman are lightning the item is still in a weird position.
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