Hello everyone! One of the strongest early FG builds has been nerfed several times and passed to oblivion. But today we have lots of new MIs as well as easier access to decent legit greens. New devotion map (thanks to @grey-maybe) and itemization tweaks helped Venomblade to be a top-tier build again.
No Scales grimtools Grimtools with Scales Note: Don’t be afraid of 4 greens. All of them are single rare. You only need one “Of Amarasta’s Flurry” suffix on pants or shoulders. Everything else is optional to fill the gaps.
Aggressive melee. Watch your defensive cooldowns and positioning. In SR avoid being surrounded by Nems. Use Blade Barrier if you don’t have any safe, kite if you need. 1 vs. 1 only Mad Queen might be a problem (she is absolutely broken though). Be especially careful with Slathsarr.
Good to see you reposting this. If I may ask, why not hardcap Fervor when you can? I know max charge is at 24/26 but it’s still 23 flat, 3% wd and some %dmg to every hit for 2 points. Nowhere else do you get these returns for point invested.
I leveled full fire Vire’s Might. Grab a two-hander with fire damage (like Homestead one). For devotions go Ghoul, Fiend (bind this one to guardians), Solael’s Witchblade (to VM), Kraken, Rhowan’s Crown. Get fillers as needed.
You can start with a few points in Aegis, then 1 point Vire’s Might, max Volcanic Stride (take out the points in Aegis now), max Celestial Presence (without transmuter ofc), max VM and Tectonic Shift. Next get 1 point in buffs to bind devotions and pump Nightblade mastery.
Once you get to lvl 94, simply chug a potion to refund all devotions and take out all points from VM (or just leave 1 for mobility, you can zip-zap across the map so fast with 3 movement skills).
Seriously, full fire VM is amazing and might be a proper build by itself.
This build is awesome. Just one small question: can I drop Ring of Steel and pick up one point in Blade Spirit for Tainted Eruption? The fumble from RoS is nice but at 24% chance to apply it feels a little unreliable. Am I missing anything?