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[3.7 Legion] Armageddon Brand Witch (Elementalist)

Intro & build description

With Synthesis league comes huge buffs to self-casting spells. Although Armageddon Band was introduced in Betrayal league(3.5), I still feel it is one of the strongest skills to use. If you haven’t used Armageddon Band yet, I suggest you try it out in an upcoming league (Synthesis) which launches on 8th of March, 2019. Very strong and satisfying build to play, it works perfectly fine without any unique or specific items. Great build to start within a new league with a fresh economy.

Build Pros

  • Cheap
  • Very strong single target and AoE damage
  • Works right off the bat, no uniques required
  • Self Casting is getting buffed in 3.6 (Synthesis league)
  • Satisfying and fast-paced gameplay
  • Moderately tanky

Build Cons

  • You tell me

Passive tree(s)

[3.7 Legion] Skill Tree

Bandits

Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Shaper of Desolation
Labyrinth 2Beacon of Ruin
Labyrinth 3Pendulum of Destruction
Endgame LabyrinthMastermind of Discord

Skill gem setup

Helm


Warlord's Mark

Herald of Ash

Blasphemy Support

Flame Dash


Body Armor


Armageddon Brand

Elemental Focus Support

Concentrated Effect Support or Increased Area of Effect Support

Hypothermia Support

Controlled Destruction Support

Immolate Support


Gloves


Orb of Storms

Increased Critical Strikes Support

Combustion Support

Unbound Ailments Support


Boots


Cast When Damage Taken Support (7 lvl)

Increased Duration Support (20 lvl)

Immortal Call (8 lvl)

Vortex (10 lvl)


2h Weapon


None


1h Weapon


Brand Recall (7 lvl)

Aracane Surge (6 lvl)

Empower (4 lvl)


Offhand weapon / shield


Vaal Righteous Fire

Increased Duration Support

Summon Lightning Golem



Build uniques / Example rare gear


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Helmet

Rare Helmet

Rare helm with high life (at least 70+) and elemental resistances.

Enchant: Armageddon Brand Damage Penetrates % of Branded Enemy’s Fire Resistance.


Body Armour

Carcass Jack

Carcass Jack is really strong and cheap armour. Use any rare armour with life and elemental resistances till you find/buy Carcass Jack.


Gloves

Rare Gloves

I would use gloves with ”Socketed Gems are Supported by Level # Mana Leech” mod and socked Orb of Storms setup here. If you can, craft/buy one with life as well.


Boots

Rare Boots

High life, elemental resistances and at least 25% movement speed.


Left Ring

Rare Ring

Life, dexterity and elemental resistances.


Right Ring

Rare Ring

Life, strength and elemental resistances.


Amulet

Rare Amulet

Rare amulet with life, spell damage and cast speed. If possible, get some dexterity as well.


Belt

Stygian Vise

High life and elemental resistances. % increased is just a bonus,  if you can get one.


1Hand Weapon

Rare Sceptre

Rare Sceptre with Adds # to # fire damage to spells mod, cast speed and gain #% elemental damage as extra chaos damage. Craft some spell damage on top.


Offhand

Rare Shield

High life, cast speed and fire/spell damage. If possible – extra elemental resistances.


Jewel

Rare Jewels

  1. % increased maximum life
  2. % increased spell damage
  3. % increased fire damage

Jewel

Abyss Jewels

  1. Adds # to # fire damage to spells
  2. + # to maximum life
  3. Adds # to # fire damage to spells while holding a shield

Flask

Flask Setup

  1. Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Experimenter’s Stibnite Flask of Heat
  3. Chemist’s Silver Flask of Warding
  4. The Wise Oak
  5. Perpetual Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline


Feel free to share your thoughts/experiences/tips about the build in comments section below.

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2 comments

  1. I am new to this game I am playing on ps4 I am trying to figure everything out and I decided to go with this build I have the gem set up they way have it but I’m confused on hypothermia support in the chest with elemental focus while combustion support is on the gloves I don’t get the synergies yet

    • gems

      Combustion linked to Orb of Storms reduces enemy fire resistance by igniting them (Used mostly on bosses), Hypothermia gives an ability to chill to Armageddon Brand. It then synergizes with the chill ailment and deals more damage to the target.

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