This thing started as a random idea to imitate a sort of “Zeus’ Wrath” and has gone through several iterations so far. It’s definitely had a few identity problems regarding gear, and I’m still working on exact skill point numbers. Part of the problem I’ve been struggling with is that while Savagery/Wrath of the Bear and Primal Strike can be used with ranged weapons, there are few items that seem to be intended for it.
Here’s what the rough plan is so far:
Weapon - Raka’Jax
Head - Ultos’ Hood
Shoulders - Ultos’ Spaulders
Chest - Ultos’ Cuirass
Hands - Empowered Thundertouch Bracers b[/b], or green “Thunderstruck” “of Squalls”
Waist - Skyreach Sash, Stormtouched Chains, Equilibrium Sash, Phantom-Thread Girdle, or green “Thunderstruck” “of Squalls”
Legs - Stormcage Legguards (?, +lightning dam), Spellweave Legwraps, Eastern Legguards, or green “Thunderstruck” “of Squalls”
Feet - Stormtitan Treads (?, +lightning dam, +health), Spellsage Boots, or green “Thunderstruck” “of Squalls”
Rings - Aetherstorm Seal, Glyph of Kelphat’Zoth (?, +lightning damage, +stormcaller, proc), Time-Flux Band (?, +lightning/elemental damage, decent proc), Empowered Quickening Gem, Empowered Starfire, Chosen Storm Seal, Empowered Eternal Band, Invoker’s Shocking Touch (?, +lightning/elemental damage), or green “Thunderstruck” “of Squalls”
Amulet - Ultos’ Gem
Medal - Empowered Tempest Sigil, Pyroclasm Mark (?, +lightning damage, proc (weak), possible DW), or green “Thunderstruck” “of Squalls”
Relic - Eye of the Storm, Avenger
If the items are any indication, there’s definitely some identity problems going on. Finding just the right gear is a trick in itself. I’m still leveling the character and debating quite a bit, but the mastery point investment at least seems to be fairly solid. Originally I was trying to decide between dual wielding and rifle, but getting a dual wield build to work properly seems to be even more difficult. That’s the path I’d love to take, and initially seemed promising, but the builds I threw together looked like its potential damage took a significant drop compared to a rifle/crossbow, with very little to show in exchange.
Anybody have bright ideas or advice they’d be willing to share?