[3.4] CI / HYBRID HoWA Molten Strike Scion Build (OVER 9.000.000 DPS!) (WIP)

Hello everyone!

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VIDEO BUILD GUIDE (Beta):https://youtu.be/WLejeGaXOLU
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I wanted to build this project during Incursion, but unfortunately ran out of time.
Overall, i believe this is the highest DPS variation of the Molten Strike HoWA build out there.
In general, Molten Strike itself can be done and played in multiple ways. I did a lot of research on this. And i like researching stuff :)
I would personally rate them from top dps to bottom.
1) HoWA Ascendant Dual Claws
2) Brutul Lead Sprinkler Ascendant
3) 1 Claw+Shield Ascendant / Jugg
4) Poison Stacking Assassin / Ngamahu Chieftain
5) Grelwood Shank / Nebuloch builds
This is based on my personal research and of cause you can agree or disagree with it, but the CI HoWA version of the build is without a doubt the biggest dps you can get out of Molten Strike so far! Of cause it's also the most expensive one!

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How does it all work, in general?
You stack insane amount of intelligence (over 1600 potentially) and get crazy amount of added Lightning Damage to your attacks by using

and good amount of attack speed from Dexterity.
Going CI makes you immune to Chaos Damage.
You get leech from tree and apply it to Energy Shield instead of life by using Ghost Reaver passive. Additionally you get Energy Shield Per Hit from a Discipline Watcher's Eye
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1) PROS
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+decent AOE with Ancestral Call
+crazy single target damage
+can run Reflect
+huge ES/Life on Hit / Leech even without Vaal Pact. Can tank most bosses

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2) CONS
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-Very expensive for CI (50-100 EX)
-Hard to level as Scion
-Squishy without GG gear / rolls or going Occultist with a defensive curse
-have to level as life till about 68.

3) Skill Tree Progression / Path of Building / Ascendancy / Bandits
For the levelling tree please watch the video guide!
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Path of building: CI: https://pastebin.com/UGwbKPNW
Hybrid: TBA
For Ascendancy: Inquisitor first, Elementalist next.
Bandits: Kill All

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4) Early Levelling Gear / Skills
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Start with Molten Strike + Ancestral Call
3L: Molten Strike-Ancestral Call-Ele.Damage WithAttacks.
4L: Molten Strike-Ancestral Call-Ele.Damage WithAttacks-Elemental Focus

Start using Wrath + Herald of Purity as soon as they are available.
You can also use Herald of Thunder for early game. Drop Herald later when you get Discipline and some ES gear. You can use Herald again once you get enough reduced reservation and Enlighten.
At level 22 get:
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Hand_of_Thought_and_Motion
When available, grab 1 https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Wildfire from quest and buy another one. Put them in corresponding jewel sockets next to 40 or more strength (watch the tree in PoB)

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5) My Actual Gear / End-Game Skills
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6L for CI / ES chest: Molten Strike-Ancestral Call-Ele.Damage WithAttacks-Elemental Focus-Lightning Penetration/Added Lightning-Multistrike
6L for Hybrid (life/hybrid chest): Molten Strike-Ancestral Call-Ele.Damage WithAttacks-Elemental Focus-Damage on Full Life-Multistrike

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6) Flasks
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Dying Sun
Wise Oak
Atziri's Promise
Topaz for the Oak
Silver for Onslaught

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7) Pantheon Gods
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Major: Brine King / or Arakaali for Occultist
Minor: Tukohama / Gruthkul / Ryslatha (for Hybrid)

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8) Hardcore Viable or not?
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I would say no, for HC you need Jugg ascendancy or just go full jugg, With really insane ES gear you can just go full Occultist

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9) FOR THE RICH GUYS
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High ES gear, 2x 3x mod Watcher's Eye.

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MORE VIDEOS:
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TBA

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FAQ
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TBA

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Last edited by Angry_Roleplayer on Oct 20, 2018, 5:20:28 PM
Last bumped on Oct 20, 2018, 5:09:02 PM
Hello Mate. Great build and awesome explanation. Any ETA on Hybrid Tree?
Cheers.
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Completed 10 Challengessaif3r wrote:
Hello Mate. Great build and awesome explanation. Any ETA on Hybrid Tree?
Cheers.

Hi there!
It's already there, just was busy with a little older build. But i will update this build really soon!
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