NOTE: I made a mistake in the video when talking about the Essence of Hysteria/Horror. They should be the opposite of what I said in the video. Thank you to commenters that let me know.
3.5 o_O still no nerf? lol
You don’t have to feel bad for not using brightbeak anyways :O.
3.3 Update: It’s even stronger in 3.3 LOL. Corrupting a 20/20 Vaal RF will be beneficial now, this is just another damage boost without having to sacrifice anything.
Path of Building: (Should be up to date for 3.3 or 3.4, Removed Beastiary items from it)
Change Log from [3.2] Berserker Righteous Fire/Things I learnt.
Tested a lot of different ring setups, Kaom’s Way x2 is by far the best still.
(During lower levels, you can use Pyre just for damage if you don’t have cold damage in shield charge. That way it won’t mess up Elemental Equilibrium.)
Elder belt with the roll of “% Increased Life Recovery Rate” is very good and should be something to look for as an endgame option.
Saffel’s Frame is also viable, especially for Uber Elder(You can run Purity of Ice too.)
Level with Sunder Skill-
Sunder – Melee Physical Damage – Multistrike – Conc Effect- Ruthless – Damage on Full Life
The most ideal point to switch over to RF would be right after getting Rise of Phoenix.
If you already have some gear, getting Kaom’s way x2 early can really help as well.
Also need to make sure Purity of Fire is at a decent level at that point.
Important points, Summarized below:
2 Skill points.
After switching to RF(Preferably after you get Rise phoenix, but Saffell’s Frame works too. Either way you need a high level Purity of Fire)
Path of Building:
Soul of Akakaali or Soul of Solaris.
For Minor, there are multiple choices. Soul of Tukohama, Abberath, Shakari, are all solid choices.
8: Undeniable- or others. This one is hotly contested, but I believe it can be flexible. If you would like the extra aoe and damage boost, then Unyielding is great. If you are considering an option other than Kaom’s Roots, then Unstoppable is good. If you would like more consistent fortify and Elemental Overload, Undeniable is great. (it also provides some small damage bonus as well)
Gear to aim for:
Rise of the Phoenix
High Life chest (Grab a rare chest with 150 life or something)
High Life Boots (If you go stun immune nodes, don’t need Kaom’s Roots at all)
Necklace and Rings:
Xoph’s Heart(Covered in Ash is a big DPS boost) or Marble amulet
Kaom’s Way x 2 (Once you have Endurance Nodes)
Opal Ring or Any super high Life ring if you can’t afford Kaom’s way or want to squeeze out dps.
Have either + cold damage to atk or + lightning damage to atk. (NOT FIRE)
This will allow Shield charge to trigger elemental equilibrium that leaves enemy weak to Fire.
In summary, when you hover over Shield Charge. It should show that it does physical damage, and either cold, or lightning damage.
Leather Belt with high life roll.
Links (In order of importance):
Helm/Glove: The one with essence craft.)
4L: Righteous Fire- Elemental Focus- Burning Damage- Conc Effect/Inc Effect
(This should be socketed into Helm with Essence of Horror or Gloves with Essence of Delirium)
Other 4L slot:
4L: Shield Charge- Fortify- Faster ATK- Increase crit chance.
Kaom’s Way x 2 (Put Purity of Fire somewhere else, at level 20)
2L+ 1 Socket: Enduring Cry in the socket. Scorching Ray+Spell Totem in 2L, or Flexible Choice.
3L: Purity of Fire- Vitality- Enlighten
Anti Bleed, Anti Shock, Anti Curse/Poison
We don’t need anti freeze at all endgame btw, Jugg node or Kaom’s Root takes care of those. (Thx kalemake for the reminder)
Rise of Phoenix
Maximizing the potential-
One thing I would highly recommend is the Watcher’s Eye jewel. It can roll “% increased Life Recovery Rate while affected by Vitality”.
Or Elder Based Belt that rolls % recovery rate.
With the introduction of Shaper/Elder bases, it’s possible for us to maximize the dps even higher.
With a high Item level Elder base: for example, it’s possible to roll Supported by Burning Damage/Supported by Concentrated Effect. If we roll Essence of Horror with one of those two mods, we can free up one of the link. In this case, we can socket in an Efficacy gem as the extra link, increasing our dps by 20%-ish, way more effective than the Enchant.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask 🙂 Cheers.