- @nery: For “challenging” me to make the fastest fire FW commando
- @afanasenkov26: Whose build I used as a frame of reference
- @thejabrixone, @x1x1x1x2: For their ever valuable feedback
GT (BiS): https://www.grimtools.com/calc/0V03ozM2
GT (no greens): https://www.grimtools.com/calc/YZeKQJE2
GT (max armor/spirit): https://www.grimtools.com/calc/4ZD4koaZ
YT (3+1 with BiS): https://youtu.be/qIUMZAuzfRY <-- 5:59 clear, averages a ~6:20ish with extreme consistency
YT (3 + 1, no green set-up): https://youtu.be/MNXPnGJQjls <— 6:20 clear
^All buffs, no procs
How the build works offensively
Unlike conventional FW spammers, this build rotates through 3 big sources of burn damage, and uses FW as a filler…a very powerful filler:
- Rune of blazing ends
- Shar’zul’s wrath
So what’s important here is to focus on stacking burn damage and relevant racial damage. Thus, setting aside shar’zul’s worldeater, perhaps the most important item in the build is the non-mythical Blood sigil of Chthon.
18% racial against humans is absolutely massive against Iron Maiden, who is universally agreed upon to be the bane of most fire builds.
In addition, the massive DA gains from the commando dual mastery, and the items chosen allowed me to forgo the usual physique dump in favor for a spirit dump.
This alone boosts my magic damage by 410%, and increases its duration by 450% - thereby making burns all the more effective.
How the build works defensively
In a single word - Armor.
Justice set is arguably one of the most armored heavy sets out there. Slap this turtle shell on a commando and watch your armor value rocket up effortlessly.
A more defensive option for those who are so inclined would be to use seal of blades over purified salt on the weapon.
Just make sure to fix resists accordingly.
I think aleksander pants are BiS for this build. The suffixes, however, don’t matter. I would prioritize resistances, and relevant damage over everything else.
I had previously used “of incantations” as the suffix, and added on an arcane spark on my medal for energy. Decrease in clear time was 15-20s at most.
A very competitive, and much cheaper option for the pants would be good ol’ arcane harmony.
Craftable, disrupt res, good resists, and massive DA/spirit gains.
For relics, Korvaak’s deception is a good one worth considering for those looking for more damage. However, the safety offered by serenity is hard to beat.
Ignaffar’s combustion, and iskandra’s relic both work well too.
Hope ya’ll liked the guide!