[3.14] Budget Storm Brand Assassin | Leveling with Penguin Video Series

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Intro
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Hey everyone!

This build is for those who followed my Leveling with Penguin series, and want to start early maps.

Watch the video series here!

This build leaves a lot of room to grow, and allows a lot of different upgrade paths. I prioritize build comfort so we are not taking conc effect and swiftbrand.

If you have any questions feel free to leave it on my youtube video, as I will be able to respond quicker!

Hope you enjoy!


Changelog
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3.14
New build!



Videos


POB
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3.14 PoB: https://pastebin.com/HCfLrCUv



Gems
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Storm Brand 6L:
Storm Brand - Controlled Destruction - Inspiration - Added Lightning Damage - Power Charge on Crit - Lightning Penetration

- To maximize DPS and lessen comfort, trade Power Charge on Critand Lightning Penetration for Swiftbrand Concentrated Effect

Brand Recall 4L:
Brand Recall - Arcane Surge - Second Wind - Empower

CWDT 4L:
Summon Lightning Golem lvl 3 - Immortal Call lvl 3 - Cast when Damage Taken lvl 1 - Increased Duration

WoC 3L:
Wave of Conviction - Conductivity - Hextouch

Auras 3L:
Enlighten - Wrath - Herald of Thunder

Flame Dash 3L:
Flame Dash - Faster Casting - Second Wind



Gear
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The Explanation tab will show what you want on every piece of gear.

Explanation
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Wands

- Adds # to # Lightning Damage to Spells
- Increased Spell Damage/Lightning Damage
- Cast Speed
- Critical Strike Multiplier

Body

- Life
- Resistance
- Energy Shield

Boots

- Movement Speed
- Life
- Resistance
- Energy Shield

Helm

- Life
- Resistance
- Energy Shield

Helm Enchants:
- Storm Brand Damage Penetrates 12% of Branded Enemy's Lightning Resistance
- Storm Brand has a 18% chance to Chain an additional time

Gloves

- Life
- Resistance
- Energy Shield

Amulet

- Life
- Resistance
- Energy Shield

or if you are resistance capped

- Life
- Critical Strike Multiplier
- Cast Speed
- Spell Damage
- Energy Shield

Annoint: Heart of Thunder/Freedom of Movement/True Strike

Rings

- Life
- Resistance
- Energy Shield

Belt

- Life
- Resistance
- Energy Shield

Flasks


- Make sure you have Freeze immune and bleed immune on your flasks



Current Gear
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Jewels
For the cluster jewels just get 8 passive large, then 2 medium brand cluster jewels with any combination of:
Seeker Runes
Remarkable
Brand Loyalty
Holy Conquest (only get 1)
Grand Design

More info on what to look for on jewels:
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1 Large Cluster Jewel:
12% Increased Lightning Damage
8 Passive Skills
Storm Drinker
Scintillating Idea
Doryani's Lesson


1 Medium Cluster Jewel:
12% increased Brand Damage
4-5 Passive Skills
Holy Conquest
Grand Design

1 Medium Cluster Jewel
12% increased Brand Damage
4-5 Passive Skills
Grand Design
Brand Loyalty

Rare Jewel
- #% increased maximum Life
- Critical Strike Multiplier (Elemental Skills, Dual Wielding, Lightning Skills)
- Cast Speed
- +#% to Elemental Resistance

Rare Abyss Jewel
- +# to Life
- Critical Strike Multiplier
- Added Lightning to spells
- Cast Speed
- #% chance to gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on Kill




Passive Tree
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Ascendancy
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Assassin

1. Mistwalker
2. Unstable Infusion
3. Deadly Infusion
4. Opportunistic

Notes:
- Once you grab Unstable Infusion, you can start grabbing Power Charge nodes on the tree


Bandits
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Kill All


Leveling
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Check out my Leveling series, where I level up this exact build!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-n0nW4EdsY&list=PLitEIwEBCB3zD84nDtWDZdVrtYmagrrm7


Pantheon
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Major: Soul of Lunaris

Minor: Soul of Garukhan

P.S. This is players choice and not mandatory. If you like something else, then go for it!


Pros/Cons
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+ Fast clear speed
+ Easy playstyle
+ Super low budget

- Bossing is hard (on a low budget)
- Squishy




Last edited by ShamefulPenguin on May 27, 2021, 6:32:25 PM
Last bumped on Jun 16, 2021, 4:01:36 PM
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