[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


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


Temporal Chain Blasphemy Support Enlighten Discipline

Body Armor

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


Summon Flame Golem Decoy Totem Flame Dash Faster Casting Support


Orb of Storms Curse on Hit Flammability Elemental Weakness

2h Weapon


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


Crystal Belt

Stat priority:
1) Energy Shield
2) Resistances


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


Hubris Circlet

Stat priority:
1) Energy Shield
2) Resistances


Titanium Spirit Shield

Stat priority:
1) Energy Shield
2) Resistances


Endgame – Look for 400+ ES at least.


Conjurer Gloves

Stat priority:
1) Energy Shield
2) Resistances



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


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