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.
- 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
- You tell me
Passive tree(s) and Path of Building[3.7 Legion] Skill Tree
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Shaper of Desolation|
|Labyrinth 2||Beacon of Ruin|
|Labyrinth 3||Pendulum of Destruction|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Mastermind of Discord|
Skill gem setup
Herald of Ash
Elemental Focus Support
Concentrated Effect Support or Increased Area of Effect Support
Controlled Destruction Support
Orb of Storms
Increased Critical Strikes Support
Unbound Ailments Support
Cast When Damage Taken Support (7 lvl)
Increased Duration Support (20 lvl)
Immortal Call (8 lvl)
Vortex (10 lvl)
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 gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
Rare helm with high life (at least 70+) and elemental resistances.
Enchant: Armageddon Brand Damage Penetrates % of Branded Enemy’s Fire Resistance.
Body ArmourCarcass Jack
Carcass Jack is really strong and cheap armour. Use any rare armour with life and elemental resistances till you find/buy Carcass Jack.
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.
High life, elemental resistances and at least 25% movement speed.
Left RingRare Ring
Life, dexterity and elemental resistances.
Right RingRare Ring
Life, strength and elemental resistances.
Rare amulet with life, spell damage and cast speed. If possible, get some dexterity as well.
High life and elemental resistances. % increased is just a bonus, if you can get one.
1Hand WeaponRare 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.
High life, cast speed and fire/spell damage. If possible – extra elemental resistances.
- % increased maximum life
- % increased spell damage
- % increased fire damage
- Adds # to # fire damage to spells
- + # to maximum life
- Adds # to # fire damage to spells while holding a shield
- Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching
- Experimenter’s Stibnite Flask of Heat
- Chemist’s Silver Flask of Warding
- The Wise Oak
- Perpetual Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline