Hey I am truly novice at the game so will be ready for stupid questions a lot. Firstly, which is your dps dealing with totems? How many AR doy you have? Which is your general way to protect the character - ES, AR, Arctic Armour or something else? Do you deal incinirate? If I play at Ambush League can I lose several % to hp to gain more dps? Thanks for all in advance!
Yeah sure, no problem.
Well before I say my dps let me say few things first.
1. I didn't take any dmg nodes I didn't need to, felt dps was great throughout.
2. My gear is crap. (low spell dmg on spectre/no spelldmg on shield)
3. It's on a 4L helm, and gems are still not leveled let alone quality. (flame totem is lvl 17 if I recall)
So... I currently use GMP setup, and dmg is around 1k tooltip dps. Sounds crappy? It kinda is, considering the potential. You can easily get 2-3k with better gear, more links and speccing into dmg more. Even more if you go for a crit flame totems and add in Three Dragons helm (which is good even without crit)... but anyhow.
Why I felt 1k was more than enough? Because, two totems, easy shotgunning, fire pen etc.
1k x 5 (gmp) x 2 (totems) x 1.33 (fire pen) x 1.5 (flamability) = 20k dmg when shotgunning. Now that doesn't sound as bad as 1k doesn't it.
Next... I barely have armor (300 I think).
I protect my char by being a totem summoner 95% of time, which is I'm not attacking and have two re-usable meatshields to do things for me. So unlike a ranger, or a melee guy etc. stuff isn't attacking me 95% of time. When they are, I use (personally) AA and MoM from Cloak of Defiance, and set of staunching/quicksilver when needed, light warp... you're not supposed to be taking any dmg. I have effective 5.5k or 6k pool to be extra safe when I do, 'cause invasion was/is (haven't played in a while) very scary at the beginning.
No incinerate, my char can't deal dmg 'cause Ancestral Bond. I'd say you can lose without a hitch a third of hp nodes, especially if they are crap 6% ones to get dmg nodes, not just can... but it's kinda recommended. ~3k HP is more than enough, if you get Cloak of Defiance 1k or close to it unreserved and you're golden. "Sad" truth is, totem users solo and especially in parties should be self-minded, meaning everything with a HP bar is a meatshield. :p Most of time in parties if you play like you should everyone should die before you do (logout) XD
That's it really, in addition I kept it as simple... so you can get X uniques to improve the build, can do 5/6L as well, do AR/ES gear as whole if you want, I was self-found for the most part, and you can be pure self-found if you want, it's very easy. :)
Hope that helps, if you need anymore... don't fret to ask.
[1.1.0] Invasion/Ambush - Exiled Fiery Dragons (self-found / newbie friendly / invasion tested)