Videos can be found at the bottom of the post
I came up with this spec at the start of Domination league because I saw how ridiculously powerful the elemental auras now were and could be with the right spec. This spec abuses wrath, anger and haste through spectral throw and buffing your auras drastically.
Your end total should be something like 70% more effectiveness of auras which is the bulk of your damage and defense through purity of lightning/fire. I am also purely evasion based. This is because I find with very few points invested into defense in your passive tree, evasion far outweighs the effectiveness of armor. I believe armor to be stronger when it is very high but to achieve that with my spec you'd sacrifice alot of dps and utility.
For me, this was the ultimate solo spec. I did every boss in every map and managed to outplay them all. However this spec is just as powerful in groups as you will literally double the damage of any other non spell users. People will get addicted to having you in group and you'll quickly be a permanent member of any group you want to be. This is not however a "aura bitch" spec as I wanted to be able to do my own dps and carry my weight.
Lastly I will say this is not a braindead aegis aurora/immunity spec. You will still have to not be shit at the game to do the hardest of the hard stuff. To me part of playing Dom/standard is testing and knowing the limits of your character so trial and error by attacking every type of boss with every type of mod was necessary, to know what you can and can't do or how hard certain abilities hit, etc. I'd never shy away from a challenge even if it seemed like there was little chance of winning.
I've solo'd every boss from double Dominus in Palace to temp chain double Courtyard bosses to GMP pieties and -max fire furies. With this spec, being a ranged and your own skill nothing should stop you from doing the same.
About gearing for this spec - it is really quite cheap. The essentials you need to be effective are an Alpha's Howl, atleast a 5L and a fast 1h wep preferably with good ele damage (2.0 aps or higher). You then try to get life and weapon ele damage on rings, amulet and belt. Get attack speed on gloves and whatever you want on boots. If you don't like running then by all means just leap around because it's very fast with this spec.
A 6L unlocks faster attacks which raises your dps by about 30%. I used a 5L up until about lvl 93 and you can still do everything in the game, you'll just be a little slower than me. I found crafting a ele weapon was rather easy by alt/regaling and getting atleast good attack speed and 2 elemental damages. I got lucky by eternal/exatling the last few stats.
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My dps stats: (pre 1.1.0)
My defensive stats: (pre 1.1.0)
General idea of how I would spend passives leveling:
19 pts -
39 pts -
44 pts -
61 pts -
77 pts -
97 pts -
That's probably how I'd level, something along those lines. It's really up to you what you want to prioritize and when. Enjoy.
Bandits: 40 life // 8 attack speed // free passive
Things to mention about the spec - You won't be running all 5 auras like I do until you have a lvl 20 reduced mana and all of those reduced mana nodes. That's not too big a deal, it's the 3 damage ones that are essential for the build to work best.
You can always sacrifice some dps and go for Ondar's Guille or Phase Acrobatics but I've found they're not all that necessary. Just build a high life pool, good resists and play with your head and you'll be fine.
Ele reflect can be a slight problem until you get good resits and life like me. Using both topaz and ruby flasks helps greatly when attacking large packs with reflect.
I'll answer any questions people have and I'm trying to upload a video of just a random boss kill to see the spec in action.
VIDEOS - Apologies for the quality, can't go higher than 480p with how slow the upload is on my internet.
Most of my newer videos can be seen in 720p if you manually change the quality.
78 Palace Dominus with monster damage and some other random stuff
77 Piety with turbo and some other random stuff
76 Crematorium 2x boss:
77 Shrine 4 proj boss:
Picking up an Echoing shrine, a video for the lols
Double turbo Dominus 74 Residence
Small clip vs ele reflect mob with ele reflect/-max on the map, 74 gorge.
74 Maze boss - Vaal with temp chains, monster life, few other things.