[3.7] Storm Brand MoM EB Hierophant



3.7 changes:

-> Storm Brand is fine.
-> I've felt no issue with clearing and single target is much better now.
-> Lost Bottled faith and nodes behind MoM.

Updated trees and pob.

Please let me know if you guys see anything off in the guide. Updates are annoying and tedious to do sometimes.


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Hi, this my seventh build guide.

Pros:
Really fast map clear.
Braindead easy to play.
Good single target.
Easy to get going, but scalable with currency.

Cons:
Can't facetank.
No regen maps are painful.

Introduction
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You can play storm brand many ways. Life, CI, LL. I hate totems so I've stayed away from Hiero for a long time, but brands are less boring so here we are.

Playstyle is stupidly easy. You play brands and run around pressing Brand recall near enemies while everything dies. Since you just have to place brands for dps, makes dodging a lot easier for tougher bosses.

Hiero gives a lot of Qol as perma arcane surge while going EB, elemental status immunity, some spell leech and faster brand recall. That being said Inquistor or Elementalist are probably better options for damage.

I also chose to build around Omeyocan a bit since we're MoM:


Investing in mana regen is annoying so I got a Watcher's eye to counter the mana degen:




PoB


Levelling
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Level with storm brand as soon as you get it. I've found Armageddon brand to be really good for levelling, till you get enough cast speed and damage. I used it for a good 20-30 levels or so. Try it out.

25 points


46 points


73 points


91points


115 points




Final Tree
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http://poeurl.com/cpmq

You could go for a more defensive tree by grabbing mana nodes. Paired with Omeyocan, that also will give you attack and spell dodge change, but I went for more damage.


Bandits
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Alira


Ascendancy
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Sign of Purpose > Illuminated Devotion > Arcane Blessing > Divine Guidance

Increasing the number of brands early on helps a lot. So does cast speed. Cast speed also increases the activation frequency of brands, so its a good investment. You might wanna use arcane surge for levelling till you get arcane blessing.


Pantheon
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Brine King and Ralakesh/Shakari.



Current Gear
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Jewels:



Gear slot analysis:
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Weapon:
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Shimmeron with MoM paired with Omeyocan is cancer for mana sustain. You don't want to use both of these till you get a Watcher's eye with 'Lightning damage leeched as mana while affected by Wrath'.

Dual wielding void batteries is also an option, but less damage.

You could also get a shaper wand with 20% of elemental damage as extra chaos damage and multimod:

Lightning damage to spells
Spell damage
Lightning damage as chaos
Cast speed

Which is slightly more damage than void battery, but you lose the mana.

Budget option: Any rare with lighting to spells, spell damage, spell crit, cast speed.


Helmet:
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Get a base with the enchant (ES preferred for the EB ES pool) and craft it with Dense and Metallic fossils till you get the -9% nearby roll with a good life roll.

BIS - Storm Brand Penetrades 12% of Branded Enemies Lighting Resistance.

Budget option: Any rare with life, resist.


Chest:
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Expensive, but ridiculous for clearing. I was using Herald of Ice instead of Wrath for the most part before I had this chest.

Budget option: Any rare chest, Tabula Rasa.


Gloves:
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Life, resists, mana.

Fingerless best base.


Boots:
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Look for max mana roll. Get a bunch of mana regen or leech to use these.

BIS - 16% increased Attack and Cast if you've killed recently.


Amulet:
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Look for max mana roll.

Budget option: Anything with life, multi, res, dex.


Belt:
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Look for an open prefix.


Rings:
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Life, resists, dex. Look for free prefix to craft 'damage taken gained as mana'.


Flasks:
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Main clearing setup.


For Bosses.

Get balanced resistances for Wise Oak.


Jewels:
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You need the leech roll for Omeyocan. The pen is optional.




Gem Links
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Chest:


Ring:


Remaining links (put them wherever you get the right colors):











Videos:
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Changelog:
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Last edited by fatfat664 on Jun 23, 2019, 1:25:46 PM
Last bumped on Jun 23, 2019, 5:18:35 AM
Hello Mate, I tryed youre build, but i got a lot of problems, can you please check if i got some mistakes on it, or something ? Thank you very much :)
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Hello Mate, I tryed youre build, but i got a lot of problems, can you please check if i got some mistakes on it, or something ? Thank you very much :)

Seems okay, what problems do you have?
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Hey, when the immortal call is progging and i killed all enemys, the life goes down to 1, i cant stop ist, so i die on the next creep wave :( if my potion is empty . do you know where my mistake ist ? Excuse my bad english, i am from germany. Thanks for answer have nice easter time !
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Hey, when the immortal call is progging and i killed all enemys, the life goes down to 1, i cant stop ist, so i die on the next creep wave :( if my potion is empty . do you know where my mistake ist ? Excuse my bad english, i am from germany. Thanks for answer have nice easter time !

Seems like you're dying from the shimmeron degen, which you shouldn't be because you should be leeching most of the time. You might die in ele weakness maps if you're not leeching and taking shimmeron degen, cause you lose life really fast without capped lightning resistance. I think that's the problem anyway, so you should run a warding flask for those maps.
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I missed the OPOP boat on Brand, but still want to try it. How is it handling the Legion packs? My last build was... questionable on clearing them.
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I missed the OPOP boat on Brand, but still want to try it. How is it handling the Legion packs? My last build was... questionable on clearing them.

I'm not playing this build in legion so I'm not really sure. Clearing didn't get much worse as far as I could tell in general but for legion mobs I guess you'd need really good gear.
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