[3.2] Special Scorchflake - 21 Uniques Build! 10k HP - 75/75 Block Aegis - 700% Increased Damage


This build is centered around synergy between 21 uniques that buff our stats and use them in wonderful ways.


1. Max block and spellblock Aegis Aurora
2. 10k hybrid HP
3. 40k to 50k armor with flasks that stay up often
4. 700% to 800% increased spell damage
5. No rares required, easy and simple itemization process
6. Can run any map mod

Our main skill is Scorching Ray CWC Firestorm. The fact that it doesn't need cast speed or crit lets us focus on utilizing our uniques. We'll be using the Elementalist ascendancy for extra damage and reflect immunity, and Chieftain ascendancy for the extra strength and Ash.

Itemization and Synergy breakdown

We use these to buff our stats:

These to use our stats:

These to utilize the ES and Armor we get:

These to utilize the crits we take:

And this to take advantage of our even resists:

You probably noticed I linked Cyclopean Coil twice. That's because we utilize it to get damage, ignite immunity and freeze immunity. The freeze immunity part is where we play the dexterity over intelligence minigame, which becomes relevant once we get our reckless defence jewels (don't wanna get freeze-chained because of those). Be sure to look at your build in PoB to know which optional dex nodes to pick up depending on your gear and level.

Skill Tree and Leveling + PoB link

The skill tree for this build is centered around obtaining Block, Strength, Resists, Jewel slots, and Life/ES nodes.

Part 1 Skill Tree, Iron Will Spellcaster

Part 2 Skill Tree, Iron Will Spellcaster with Aegis Aurora

Prologue, Level 93 Skill Tree

Path of Building Pastebin for level 93:


If you have an Astramentis ready for leveling, you want to go straight into the Marauder and Duelist areas for strength and life. If you don't have Astramentis (league-starting for example), then start by going into the Templar area for int and get dex on your gear. Once we get Aegis Aurora, we can start picking up block nodes and get our tank going.

Bandits: kill all.

Ascendancy order: Chieftain before Elementalist, more damage in the early-game.

Useful leveling uniques:

Tabula Rasa
Le Heup of All
Meginord's Girdle
Meginord's Vise


Very important which is why I dedicated a section to it. We use Soul of Solaris with the captured soul of Jorus to take much less damage from crits. We then take Shakari to help against chaos damage, try to get the poison immunity ASAP.

Skill Gems and Links

Scorching Ray + Cast While Channeling + Firestorm + Iron Will + Elemental Focus + Controlled Destruction

Our bread and butter spell combo.

Grace + Herald of Ash + Clarity + Summon Stone Golem (Lab) / Blood Rage (Mapping)

Grace to get armour, HoA for damage, Stone Golem for lab/trials mostly, Blood Rage for mapping after we're done with lab, and Clarity for no-leech maps and to use our excess mana for something. Use in helm for +1.

Orb of Storms + Curse on Hit + Flammability + Innervate (Warlord's Mark while leveling)

Flame Dash + Arcane Surge (level 8) + Increased Duration + Vaal Haste

Shield Charge + Fortify + Faster Attacks

CWDT + Warlord's Mark + Tempest Shield

Strengths and Weaknesses


+ Very high damage for a Scorching Ray CWC Firestorm build
+ Excellent when being surrounded by large groups of mobs which keep our flasks and ES up
+ Large health pool which lets us tackle endgame bosses


- Chaos damage is a pain, but if you know the fight mechanics it's avoidable. Shakari pantheon helps with this.
- If a boss doesn't like hitting and likes to cast degens, our aegis isn't doing its job. We still have a fair amount of ES regen, life leech and a life flask but in some fights it'll be a test of skill where you'll have to know the mechanics.


Red elder facetanked

Shaper down (no clean kill vid yet).

Last edited by Novalisk on Jun 16, 2018 8:12:04 PM
Last bumped on Jun 16, 2018 8:06:04 PM
Do you think you could leaguestart on this? The uniques aren't that expensive, aside from Le Heup and Astramentis, so could it get to maps with only most of them and then farm up?
Sure you can leaguestart with it! You'll have a difficult time getting 3-4% block reckless defense jewels at the start of the league, and no early Astramentis means you'll have to build your leveling tree around stats a bit more. But other than that it's a smooth ride.
ayyy thanks for the credit :) build looks like an interesting variant on my spider YEET
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Looks nice. Could you please upload progressive passive tree? Thank you
Sure! Added skill trees for Part 1 and Part 2 in the OP.
Last edited by Novalisk on Mar 19, 2018 2:35:15 PM
I think the weapon got removed when you updated the thread OP
Fixed, thanks!

Also, notice I swapped the Ametyhst flask with a Silver Flask, it really helped out with clearspeed. Hopefully I can get a video showcasing a T16 soon.
If anyone is following the build, I created a more expensive version which has more resists.

PoB pastebin: https://pastebin.com/gQFNvunn

Skill tree only

It picks up might of the meek and pure talent, both of which are expensive jewels which is why I didn't make it an official part of the build.

If you're rich, and want to get more resists for red ele weakness maps (since our bismuth doesn't have a constant uptime against bosses), that version ends up with +16% all elemental resists at the cost of about 100c.
Last edited by Novalisk on Mar 21, 2018 8:31:22 AM
Found a way to keep the build cheap without having to resort to the above-mentioned jewels. All skill trees have been updated in the OP, lots more damage and resists.

On a different note, I face-tanked yellow elder yesterday, was pretty fun. My plan is to get a T16 video out this weekend, haven't been able to play much this week.
Last edited by Novalisk on Mar 22, 2018 6:25:28 AM

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