[3.5] Molten Strike Chieftain



Hi, this my third build guide.

I do not claim my guide to be original or the best or even this build to be super efficient. I write guides mostly because I'm fond of my characters and I'd like to share them. (and cause I want to kill time)

Pros:
Tanky. (6.5k+ hp, 6 end charges, regen, upto 80% max res, chieftain)
Busted single target.
Easy to fill up res.

Cons:
Okayish clearspeed.


Introduction
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I wanted to try Molten Strike for its busted single target. Ancestral call makes clearing bearable.

Typically molten strike is best paired with life gain on hit, by going claws (which means going right side of the tree with inquisitor) or by getting elder rings with LGOH. Or just go JUGG, cause why not go jugg with everything.

However, I wanted to go phys > fire full conversion, and didn't want to go jugg (which I started out as), cause I felt that much defence was overkill and I wanted to max out my dmg.



PoB
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https://pastebin.com/0NpXKEJP

Path of Building does not count the '70% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage' from Ngamahu, Flame's Advance node as of now. Which boils down to about 21% more damage (10% more against Shaper).


Levelling
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Level as consecrated path/sunder. Ichimonji is a good starter weapon.

34 points


57 points


86 points


103 points


118 points - Endurance charges and jewel sockets




Final Tree


Bandits
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Alira


Ascendancy
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Tawhoa > Ramako > Ngamahu > Hinekora

Getting Ramako early helps with gearing.

Path of Building does not count the '70% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage' from Ngamahu, Flame's Advance node as of now. Which boils down to about 21% more damage (10% more against Shaper).


Pantheon
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Solaris and Ralakesh.



Current Gear
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Jewels:



Gear slot analysis:
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Weapon:
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Decent pdps foil.

Budget option: Grelwood Shanks, Ichimonji.


Helmet:
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BIS - +2 Molten Strike Projectiles. (rip)

Budget option: Anything with life, res, int.


Chest:
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Since we don't need that much more much dmg I think an elder chest would be too much. You could also go with belly.

Budget option: Any rare chest, Tabula Rasa.


Gloves:
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Intimidate, Maim, attack speed, life.

BIS - Fury. Helps with clearspeed.

Budget option - Anything with life, res.


Boots:
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Life, with stun, freeze, temp chains immunity. The downside actually helps trigger Ramako regen.

BIS - Regenerate 2% of Life and Mana per second if you were Hit Recently.

Budget option - Anything with life, res.


Amulet:
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Flat phys to attacks, multi, life, wed, dex.

Aspect of the Spider is not needed, I just had as extra suffix lying around at the time and it helped with jumpy bosses.



Belt:
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Look for WED roll, after you cap your resists and get life.


Rings:
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Life, resists, int.

WED and flat phys to attacks are a bonus.


Flasks:
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Swap in Dying sun for Rumi's if you need the defence.

You need to have your uncapped fire res as the highest for Wise Oak, if you're not using Dying sun.



Jewels:
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If you have one. Insane dmg boost from one item.




Gem Links
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Chest:

I prefer combustion over Ele Focus, helps to clear better, for very slight dmg loss.


Swap for bosses

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Videos:


Changelog:
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Added guide?
Added videos
Added levelling trees
Swapped a Wildfire for a rare Jewel cause nerf.
Changed helm BIS enchant to 2 proj.


Other guides:
[3.4] Death's Oath CI Occultist - view-thread/2115725
[3.4] Ngamahu's Flame Cyclone Berserker - view-thread/2251990
[3.4] Molten Strike Chieftain - view-thread/2252035
[3.4] Generic Cyclone Slayer - view-thread/2254574
Last edited by fatfat664 on Dec 8, 2018, 1:25:53 AM
Last bumped on Dec 13, 2018, 3:32:44 PM

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