Desolator got buffed in 220.127.116.11 making it full fire and a penetrating gun. Its offensive capability need not to be questioned again. This build bringing the ranged fire strike to the max with all the shotgun and barrage wps, synergize well with fire strike mechanics. Dagallon helm is used to convert the chaos to usable damage, and 3 piece justicar is used for tankiness.
18.104.22.168 Update: Itemization is adjusted to have 22/12 brimstone. It seems Dagallon helm + Tainted Ruby of Gar’dal + non Mythical Blood Sigil of Ch’thon are BiS for most fire Fire strike build.
Craft all equipment at Egellon slow res. Aim for at least additional 10% for each piece.
Justicar Guard Set Except Helm. [Super tankiness, huge flat fire]
Helm: Dagallon’s faceguard. [Build defining item, converting chaos in fire strike to fire & lightning]
Main & Off Hand: The Desolator. [build defining item, penetrating fire gun with huge flat, good stats, and relevant skill mod]
Rings: 2x Mythical Jaxxon’s Lucky Bullet. [Ranged fire strike need this to take it to next level]
Amulet: Mythical Tainted Ruby of Gar’Dal. [Relavant skill bonus and huge bonus to brimstone]
Medal:Non Mythical Blood Sigil of Ch’Thon. [Relevant skill bonus, good proc]
Pants: Mythical Chausses of Barbaros. [Still the best overall pants for auto-attacker, attack speed is vital]
Boots: Mythical Wyrmscale Footguards. [Good stats, good res, relevant +skills.]
Belt: Mythical Scales of Beronath. [Good res, bonus armor,reduce physique requirement for armor, plus to inquisitor, +Crit damage, and good stats overall]
Relic: Annihilation. [Vital bonus to AS, +1 Demo, and nice proc. Get +1 brimstone for completion bonus]
Movement Rune: Use whatever you like. I use rune of Violent Delights at the moment.
Two-Handed Ranged Devo
Fissure > to Thermite Mine
Meteor Shower > to Inquisitor Seal
Eldritch Fire > to Fire Strike
Raise the Dead > to Storm Spread
Ghoulish Hunger> to Whatever permanent buff
LMB: Fire Strike
RMB: Point to Move
Scroll Up/Down: Flashbang
Keyboard 1: Movement Rune
Keyboard 2: Inquisitor Seal
Keyboard 3: Thermite Mine
Keyboard 4: Word of Renewal
Cast Word of renewal, ensure it to be always active or save it for heal
Movement rune in.
Cast Thermite mine to the enemy location
Cast inquisitor seal below you.
Then purifiy your enemy by holding your left mouse button
Cast Flashbang If facing nemeses or dangerous bosses, or if surrounded by multiple enemies.
Take caution of your positioning, you need all of your enemies to be in front of you. This is also vital in bosses/nemesis wave.
New 22.214.171.124 video with 3 buff, 3 L1 storm beacon, and 1 L2 storm beacon:
5:10 clear time
Current fastest, slowest is 5:40. Depend a lot in your positioning.
New cruci is hard and no place for our little epic set here. The offensive potential is enormous but defense is very little. Full concentration is needed and still hard to make it consistent. It should be a good intro for desolator setup though.
But I don’t quite like the attack speed. Why not more points in Vindictive flame in expense for smth else? Flames scale well to 11/16. Also I know hat this medal cover your resisitances, but did you think you can fit medal with more speed?
I would like to put more points to vindictive flame for sure, but most of the points distribution here is essential. I even take BWC for additional damage and open up more Devo road choices. Maybe can take some from arcane empowerment, but in my experience, that flat and crit damage is needed more in this build.
On medal, most of the relevant medal with attack speed will also give WPS, which will mess up the arrangement of my WPS pool here. As you can see, also quite evident from the video, all WPS here deals very good damage and synergize well with FS. While the WPS granted by medals are not.
Btw, does anyone have an idea what those flashbang mods on the gun are supposed to do, exactly?
The energy cost reduction seems pretty marginal to me on paper, and BWC outranks the OA shred starting at 9/12 already; or am I missing something here
Edit: Or is this simply one of those ‘take it or we’ll just take it away alltogether’ kind of situations Zantai sometimes leaves us in
I guess if you want to save some skill points on BWC, you can go for Flashbang RR Conduit and have one less button to press. Which is always an improvement on an autoattacker. I have tried that Conduit and I vouch for it - it’s awesome. 12/12 Flashbang cast applies RR debuff to basically everyone instanteneously.