[2.5] CI Flameblast Elementalist

Intro & build description

Fast and strong caster build that proliferates burning damage to your foes. Doesn’t require any investment, works great with rare gear and doesnt rely on any build specific unques. Perfect build to start in new leagues while offering huge room for gear improvements later on once you farm up currency.

Build summary:

221% increased maximum energy shield

45% increased mana regeneration rate

5x jewel sockets

Elemental Overload

Elemental Equilibrium

Tripple Curse

Build Pros

  • Fun, fast gameplay

  • Versatile, works almost with any fire spell.

  • Incredible clear speed

  • Cheap, doesn't require any specific items to get started

  • Incredibly strong build damage/defense wise

  • Guardians, Shaper viable

  • Can do all content currently in the game

Build Cons

  • Can't do Elemental Reflect maps

  • Could get mana hungry, nothing good jewelry can't solve

  • ''Immune to Elemental Status Ailments'' slows down clear speed, but not by much


Passive tree(s)

Final Build

Bandits

Normal Cruel Merciless
Kill all bandits Help Alira Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

Normal Labyrinth Cruel Labyrinth Merciless Labyrinth Endgame Labyrinth (Uber Lab)
Shaper of Desolation Beacon of Ruin Liege of the Primordial Pendulum of Destruction




Skill gem setup

Helm

Temporal Chain Blasphemy Support Enlighten Discipline

Body Armor

Flameblast Fire Penetration Support Controlled Destruction Chance to Ignite Support Increased Area of Effect Support Empower

Gloves

Summon Flame Golem Decoy Totem Flame Dash Faster Casting Support

Boots

Orb of Storms Curse on Hit Flammability Elemental Weakness

2h Weapon

None


1h Weapon

Cast When Damage Taken Support Immortal Call Summon Lightning Golem

Offhand weapon / shield

Vaal Discipline Increased Duration Support Vaal Lightning Trap

Build uniques / Example rare gear

Right Ring

Doedre's Damning

Belt

Crystal Belt

Stat priority:
1) Energy Shield
2) Resistances

Note:

Chain Belt will do just fine, Crystal Belts are expensive at start of the league.


Helmet

Hubris Circlet

Stat priority:
1) Energy Shield
2) Resistances


Offhand

Titanium Spirit Shield

Stat priority:
1) Energy Shield
2) Resistances

Note:

Endgame – Look for 400+ ES at least.


Gloves

Conjurer Gloves

Stat priority:
1) Energy Shield
2) Resistances

Note:

 


Right Ring

Two-Stone Ring

Get anything on the ring that you’re lacking, either resstances or stats. Cast speed is nice on the ring too.


Body Armour

Vaal Regalia

Stat priority:
1) Energy Shield
2) Resistances

Note:

6-linked Vaal Regalia is your ultimate endgame goal, look for at least 600-700 ES

Infernal Mantle works too, it has solid 500 ES and is usually very cheap



Hit once, hit hard. DO NOT SPAM flameblast. Build is made to utilize Beacon of Ruin, built-in proliferation mechanic.  Move from pack to pack, cast once, everything dies. Cast Orb of Storms occasionally to proc Elemental Overload. Orb of Storms linked to Curse on Hit support gem applies Elemental Weakness and Flammability will melt anything in your path + it procs Elemental Equilibrium