[3.2] Firefly (v.4) - Burning Herald of Thunder bomber

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Welcome!!

This is version 4 of the Firefly series. I'd like to greatly thank zboard for some wonderful additions to the build.


https://youtu.be/Y_zf8lNAkFY


How it works:

Herald of Thunder is scaled to deal heavy ignite damage which proliferates to all nearby enemies burning them down quickly. Righteous fire can also be sustained to take down high hp bosses.


Detailed Explanation:
Spoiler


Herald of Thunder
HoT is a skill which can be activated when you kill a shocked enemy. While "active", lightning bolts periodically strike enemies that are near to you, dealing lightning damage for a short period.

To shock an enemy, we use shaper of desolation. This causes any hit (except for HoT) to shock an enemy when the right conflux is active. Hits that can shock come from abberath hooves, shield charge, and cwdt level 1 setups.


Ignite
Stormfire ring gives HoT the ability to ignite. Using gear and the skill tree, the build obtains up to 100% chance to ignite.

The build focuses entirely on scaling the ignite damage for HoT. Since the initial hit deals lightning damage, that means we can use Elemental Equilibrium. This, when hit by lightning damage, lowers the enemies resist to fire by -50%

Ignites spread to nearby enemies using Beacon of Ruin as well as Abberath's hooves. Here's a couple of metaphor to explain how they are different:

Beacon of ruin
If you go near an ignited enemy, you get burned. If you move away, you are no longer burned.

Abberath's Hooves
If an ignited enemy dies near you, you catch fire and can proliferate to other enemies.



Righteous Fire
Because ignite damage is extremely difficult to scale, it is not very effective against high HP bosses.

With enough fire resist and life regeneration, RF can be sustained to deal considerable damage. It is also scaled by most modifiers which affect HoT - so they both scale quite well together.


Note:
zboard has been experimenting with a few different mechanics using Vessel of vinktar and Inpulsa's.


Inpulsa negates the shock to you from Vessel of vinktar while greatly boosting vinktar's shock effect.

You can view his character progress here:

https://www.pathofexile.com/account/view-profile/zboard/characters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzAoqkKoCTY




Mandatory Items:
- HoT helmet enchant

- huge damage boost







Gear:
Spoiler







Jewels:

Look for HP - burning damage - fire damage - damage over time


Gear Explanation:

Spoiler

Look for 30% HoT reserved enchant. A 7 link elder helm would be BIS for RF. You can potentiall get "increased burning damage", "conc effect", and 30% elemental damage essence mod.

Scales burn damage and the life gain on ignite is great for mapping.

required to use Righteous Fire

Look for life, resists, and if possible, 30% damage over time (unless you have a godly Elder helm)

can shock enemies as well as proliferate ignites even further.

Life, resists, and Life recovery (for RF sustain).

Easy way to scale ignite and provide massive damage.

nice damage boost and attack speed while working well with EoI

very important - activates paragon of calamity and provides a huge damage boost.

- all round good chest. Zboard has been using Inpulsa's Broken heart with a vinktar to scale damage even further.













Skill Tree
Spoiler

Level 96 Witch
https://www.pathofexile.com/fullscreen-passive-skill-tree/3.2.1/AAAABAMCAQN1A-4EswYOCPQJ9gthDF8RLRJpEzUUIBZvFxwXLxekGFYZLho4HKcc3B0UHb4hsCcvJ-0o-iqNLJwulDOHNPc1kjbYOlg62DwtQYdFnUZSSRtN41BHU1JTpVW1VcZV1lZIVw1fBF8_ZOdmVGh0aPJqQ2t6cXl8g331gKSCm4LHg1-DzIPbhXuOvo8aj0aQVZD6kSuSwZeFmK2aO5rgm6Gdrp7Nn8uf36IApwinMKyYrY2vbLc-uJO86sEExFjE9sauyL_PftIh1HzYJNi92WHaYtrd323fsOFz42rr7uw47FXvDu988B_xbPJF9kj31_no-tL8TP4K_o8=?accountName=DreamScythe&characterName=Deep_Water



Elementalist

Paragon of Calamity - With eye of innocence, we get 40% increased damage and 8% reduced fire damage taken all the time.

Shaper of Desolation - mandatory to shock enemies and activate HoT

Beacon of ruin - mandatory to spread ignites.

Pendulum of destruction - nice bonus damage and AoE


Pantheon:

Major:
Arakaali


Minor:
Abberath




Additional Information:
Spoiler

HoT damage in town:
548-25680 (ignite)
67-3000 (hit)

HoT damage while self buffed (Overload, no flasks) :
1400-56k (ignite)
144-6k (hit)

This damage is further increased by elemental equilibrium.









Videos:
Spoiler




Version 3.0 (still works in 3.2)
Spoiler

This is the third version of the Burning HoT builds. After 3.0, ignite was severely nerfed, however it can still be successfully used to clear maps rather quickly.

https://youtu.be/AWuVuZTAG00


Required items:

- deals fire damage to self and provides damage and life leech

- ignites you when taking fire damage

- converts HoT to cold, which is then converted to fire

- provides 100% ignite chance while you are burning (ignited)

- kill worms to activate HoT

- Essence of Hysteria - casts fireburst frequently and maintains HoT while mapping.

How it works:

Herald of Thunder is converted into pure fire damage using Avatar of Fire and Call of the Brotherhood

In order to activate herald of thunder, the elementalist's Shaper of Desolation is used to shock and kill an enemy or worm from the Writhing Jar.

The combination of Eye of innocence and Mokuo's Embrace cause you to become ignited and take a small amount of fire damage each time you ignite an enemy. Glitterdisk then provides 100% ignite chance while you are burning. This is important to trigger cwdt spells which repeatedly trigger from the damage taken.

Lastly, the Essence of Hysteria mod (on a weapon) provides the skill Fire burst - which has a 10% chance to be cast on hit. Since several low level cwdt spells hit frequently, fire burst is activated constantly. Fire burst is linked with culling strike so that it can kill shocked enemies and keep Herald of Thunder activated.

When there are no enemies around or fighting a boss, the writhing jar provides a worm to kill and activate HoT.


Gear:
Spoiler



Jewels should have Damage/DoT, Fire damage, and life.



Recently Acquired:
can run 2 curse auras
+1 curse
arc no longer needed





Skill Tree


Additional Information:
Spoiler

HoT damage in town:
650-30k (ignite)
450-20k (hit)

HoT damage while self buffed:
1300-56k (ignite)
900-40k (hit)

Flame dash deals 25k burn damage while buffed, using empower level 3 and level 19 flame dash.





4L +1 skills gloves work great with flame dash - which can be scaled to do some additional burn damage verse bosses.









Videos:
Spoiler

https://youtu.be/AWuVuZTAG00 - quick sample of a t12 Estuary map

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2jEnzKioNM - 7 sextant courtyard






Main characters: Deep_water - AnomaIy - Artica
Build guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1602863
Last edited by DreamScythe on Mar 17, 2018, 2:46:16 AM
Last bumped on Jul 15, 2018, 3:35:25 AM
Would you mind adding leveling trees please
Hello !


I was playing Abberath's Fury in 2.6 so this build is very tempting to me.


I got a few questions though :

- How high can you go clearing maps with it without too much troubles (since your video is on a T12, can you go higher?)

- Can you kill bosses with this build? (like U-Izaro and stuff, because it was such a struggle with Abberath and having to time the Vaal Righteous Fire perfectly or die).


Looking forward to your answers !
How well does this do guardians?
I dont know why but it doesnt works with my Gems or with my Gear.
I dont know what is wrong with my Gems or Gear.
My Herald of Thunder doesnt works.

I kill any Monster with Arc but my Herald of Thunder is not working.

My Gear:
https://www.pathofexile.com/account/view-profile/Deathbug/characters

Sry for my bad english :D Main Language is German.
Last edited by Deathbug on Aug 9, 2017, 11:40:24 AM
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Completed 3 ChallengesMotalio wrote:
Hello !


I was playing Abberath's Fury in 2.6 so this build is very tempting to me.


I got a few questions though :

- How high can you go clearing maps with it without too much troubles (since your video is on a T12, can you go higher?)

- Can you kill bosses with this build? (like U-Izaro and stuff, because it was such a struggle with Abberath and having to time the Vaal Righteous Fire perfectly or die).


Looking forward to your answers !


I would say it will do up to t15 maps. It doesnt have a lot of life (once I get my jewels, i should be somewhere around 5400 hp).

I havnt done uber izaro yet, but I can see that fight being very tough or rippy.
Main characters: Deep_water - AnomaIy - Artica
Build guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1602863
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Deathbug wrote:
I dont know why but it doesnt works with my Gems or with my Gear.
I dont know what is wrong with my Gems or Gear.
My Herald of Thunder doesnt works.

I kill any Monster with Arc but my Herald of Thunder is not working.

My Gear:
https://www.pathofexile.com/account/view-profile/Deathbug/characters

Sry for my bad english :D Main Language is German.


Elementalist required. You are Necromancer.

Shaper of desolation will shock and turn on HoT

Main characters: Deep_water - AnomaIy - Artica
Build guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1602863
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Completed 7 ChallengesCerepol wrote:
How well does this do guardians?


probably poorly =p
Main characters: Deep_water - AnomaIy - Artica
Build guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1602863
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Completed 3 Challengesyoupine wrote:
Would you mind adding leveling trees please



I didnt actually level with this version of the Firefly. It wont work until you get the required items listed. After that, just balance hp and fire damage.
Main characters: Deep_water - AnomaIy - Artica
Build guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1602863
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Completed 6 ChallengesDreamScythe wrote:
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Deathbug wrote:
I dont know why but it doesnt works with my Gems or with my Gear.
I dont know what is wrong with my Gems or Gear.
My Herald of Thunder doesnt works.

I kill any Monster with Arc but my Herald of Thunder is not working.

My Gear:
https://www.pathofexile.com/account/view-profile/Deathbug/characters

Sry for my bad english :D Main Language is German.


Elementalist required. You are Necromancer.

Shaper of desolation will shock and turn on HoT



TY !!! :)

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