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This is my lightning based Templar build using 1h Scepter/Shield. Focused on Min/Max DPS & Block, while having enough life/ES/Armor to absorb hits. With shock giving ED stacks, and high block with tempest shield, this build is ideal as a DPS/TANK for boss runs and hits like Thor.
Skill allocation at Lv. 70+ ~ (Rough, It's been a while since I've played on this char but this how I'd build it now - if there are suggestions give me a shout!)
Eventually Branching out and grabbing more offensive/block nodes.
Skill & Supports
Lightning Strike - 6os Chest Piece
Weapon Elemental Damage
Melee Physical Damage
Added Fire Damage
Supports Using projectiles:
Weapon Elemental Damage
This skill hits hard with a good AoE bonus. Mana Leech & IAS are quite essential, as you will be mana starved -That noted, some of you may want to go Greater projectile support gem - All the power to you, if you can support the mana drain. Since templar has huge access to Weapon elemental damage (80%) in his area, we'll work with this.
Arc - 4os Piece
Supports - Totem, Elemental Proliferation, Iron Will.
Using the totem behind me to add lightning stacks and DPS to targets. Shock Nova + Totem can also be used and coupled with Knockback - OR Ice Nova, this will make mobs drop before being able to reach you (Knockback + Chilled).
Supports - Iron Will, Mana Reduction, Elemental Proliferation
Your most important skill.
Giving you +4% Block and dealing a moderate DPS - but most importantly, good for dishing out shock stacks on enemies upon block.
Iron will is the choice for Increasing DPS on this skill, with the builds high strength it makes the skill a no-brainer.
15% Block from passives, 4% from Tempest, AT WORST 24% from shield - This gives you 43% block, which is a huge reduction of damage. This high block combined with E.P. gives you a great DPS vs. Ranged while dealing with melee.
Wrath & Clarity (Clarity is optional)
Supports - Mana reduction, Blood Magic
Wrath is your main aura for DPS boost & stacks with your totem - further adding to its potency.
Clarity is optional, depending on your gearing you may should have enough Mana Regeneration to support your skills.
Supports - Increased Area of Affect, Increased Duration, (Suggestion for 3rd support?)
You'll obviously run into lightning resistance mobs, give a quick cast of E.W. and haveat'er.
Last but not least, you gotta have this one :D
Helps you get out of those "oh shit" moments.
Chest - ES/Armor piece with 4-6Ls. Preferably has Mana Regen, +Elemental Damage %, +Stun Threshold.
Weapon - Scepter. Preferably a Scepter for the Implicit 20 %Ele Damage.
Shield - Essentially you want to attain the Crest of Perandus which gives 1% LL, +Life, 40% block & life regeneration. This will help max your block. Otherwise I would suggest you skim with a rare Kite shield (for the Elemental resists) with good ES/Armor & block/stun recovery.
Gloves : Hrimmsorrow - Converts 25% Physical damage to Cold Damage - Absolutely essential for increasing DPS and chills enemies on hit!
Other Equipment : Essentially you're looking for good mana regen, elemental damage (on rings/belt/amulet especially (note - spell damage% does not affect Lightning strike), item quantity/rarity, high ES/Armor, enough resists to hit the cap, block/stun recovery, stun threshold recovery. Etc..
Anything that directly correlates to your DPS/Blocking abilities.
This is my Shock Build,
Open to suggestions and opinions as always!
EDITS & CREDITS
Swapped out Lightning Damage Support for Iron Will Support on Tempest Shield.
Removed Spell damage passives which are reobtained through the use of Iron Will (Aykil)
Relisted support gems for chest - removed item quantity/rarity/EP in favor of Mana Leech to help with the mana starve. (Mr_Smith)
Forgot to add Elemental weakness...LOL.
Edited Ranged & Melee Variants of LS.
Changed the build in light of OB balance.
Now uses Hrimmsorrow gloves for physical to cold conversion