[] [HC] The Weeb Hunter - fire FoI Mage Slayer [vids]

I’m back again with a pre vacation build, just didn’t have the time to post it yet.

It’s time to meet… Celestine (codename: Weeb Hunter)! As a member of Kymon’s Sorority she has perfected the art of purging the enemies of the empyrium of cairn with her holy flames. She’s all set for fiery jobs with her Mage Slayer armor and combines it with the fire of the warp and flames of a dagger burning with the strifes of traitorous witches. With this gear and her righteous faith that all evil must be cleansed from this world, she manages to purify all campaign content, the four roguelikes, assassinate the weeb Lokarr, slay the beast Kubacabra (and all other nemesis) and purge the unclean mutants of the Shattered Realm shards 50-51 on HC.

^on seal with WoR up


flamestrife+warpfire https://www.grimtools.com/calc/lNk6y5QZ

dw flamestrife version https://www.grimtools.com/calc/wV1mQeDV

Some pics of her journey.

crucible: Haven’t tried it yet.

celestials (except Lokarr): big nope


Tier 1:

  • Jackal: total speed, phys res, affinity

  • Sailor’s Guide: best tier 1 devotion (except for bat), res, MS

  • Ghoul: lifesteal, circuit breaker with phys res and lifesteal

  • Quill: DA, affinities, energy, aether res

Tier 2:

  • Watcher: huge DA, flat armor, pierce res

  • Magi: best fire dps proc, %fire, %burn, casting speed

  • Phoenix: nice flat absorb on the proc (stacks with prismatic diamond and ), crit damage, %elemental dmg

  • Harp: %elemental dmg, pierce&bleed res, energy, insane energy and OA/DA on proc

  • Witchblade: %fire, fire RR on proc, must have for any fire build

  • Rhowan’s Crown: %elemental dmg, flat RR proc, ele and chaos res

Tier 3:

  • Ultos: OA, chaos res, crit dmg, elemental %RR


  • weapons: Dual Flamestrifes / Warpfire + Flamestrife (imo best setup) / Warpfire + Offhand

  • belt: Mythical Phantom-Thread Girdle (skill bonuses, OA)

  • chest: Fateweaver’s Rainment (best defensive caster chest)

  • helm, gloves, shoulders, amulet: Mage Slayer set (skill bonuses, elemental and burn damage for FoI and enables OFF as a viable endgame skill)

  • rings: Combustion Band (casting speed, +2 FoI, RR proc) and Ring of Eternal Pyre (cold/lightning to fire conversion, burn damage)

  • pants: Mythical Runeplates of Ignaffar (phys res, skill bonuses, %fire dmg)

  • relic: Ignaffar’s Combustion (+1 Inq, RR on proc, DA)

  • boots: Mythical Wyrmscale Footguards (super good after its buff, nice fit for any Aura of Censure user)

  • medal: Mythical Korvaak’s Brand (to enable dual whield), feel free to choose sth else when using an offhand instead


  • level using Word of Pain and Storm Box or OFF and Greater Fireball (Flintcore Bolts component) + Trozan Sky Shard

  • rush Solael’s Witchblade and Magi devotions


RR = resist reduction, OA/DA = offensive/defensive ability, CS = casting speed, CDR = cooldown reduction, HC = hardcore, HP = health points, %WD = % weapon damage

Feedback & Final Words

Burn the weebs! Mage Slayer set slays mutants, mages and weebs alike, but it struggels against the big boy content on this game. It mainly needs more sustain imo, so a little ADCTH or more %WD would be nice on the 4x set bonus. It currently certainly feels squishy and lacks sustain compared to e.g. Drain Essence or Aether Ray builds. Also the 2x set bonus giving aether res is really useless, at least when using it on a Mage Hunter, which has double aether res from its masteries. This should be changed to vitality or poison resistance imo. Also maybe a little bit more freeze res reduction (60% instead of 55%) would be nice aswell. I’m pretty positive this build can NOT do anything higher than SR 60 (at least in HC) and for safe farming I wouldn’t even use it for SR 50-51 (again mainly cuz of sustain issues). If anyone can make this set up better and tankier and do crucible 150-170 or SR 65+, please let me know!

For those of you who don’t care about the very hardest endgame content, this build is good enough and have fun purging cairn’s heretics, aliens, unclean… and weebs! :sunglasses:


DW Mage hunter, so much win :stuck_out_tongue:

But you can see by the sheet DPS, that FoI needs improvement. It’s DPS is lower than AAR, even low compared to Drain Essence…

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+1 fish

Burn the witches, burn the weebs, burn the vegans!

Do you feel the modifier on the Flamestrife is potent enough or is it more of a shortcoming of Ignaffar itself?

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Something needs a buff here, that’s for sure. Whether it is Mage Slayer set itself or Flamestrifes and their modifier or both of it is up for discussion. They could e.g. add a 100% lightning to fire conversion for FoI to Flamestrife and change up at least the 2x aether res of Mage Slayer set. Maybe give it some HP/OA/DA or phys res aswell (just compare this to Ulzuin’s set).


Aside from the build , i must congratulate the fashion.

Fashion makes or breaks a build

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Furthermore the most of the FoI damage is DoT, which is weird for a channeling spell. And the damage is spread all over the place. And unlike AAR, which is just 2 skill nodes, FoI have more.

I like Obliteration better, but FoI at least have some small WD for sustain…

which is sadly much worse than AAR’s or DE’s sustain…

Buckle up, the sustain is better than Obliteration. :smile: Obliteration requires “slightly” less skill points though.


welp and I was here thinking an ability featuring 4 nodes in a mastery should be good for a main ability…

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