[3.12] Enki's Arc Witch - a beginner & SSF-friendly Lightning Caster

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I'm really not sold on the Staff build as a viable weapon choice. Giving up an offhand slot means no CWDT/Immortal Call or other defensive setups. The build as is is exceedingly fragile because it lacks that kind of defensive layer. Sure you gain a decent amount of damage from Storm Brand, but selfcasting has always been shite defensively and going full-blown glass cannon is incredibly risky unless you got gg gear in which case congrats.

I will probably edit my build for Wand/Shield because honestly the build worked just fine when it was that setup.


I have to disagree with you on this being a glass cannon build. 9.5k eHP with constant ES leech and strong life regen feel pretty good to me, though chaos resistance is still an absolute must if you don't like dying.

That said, you can absolutely make the build work with dual wielding or using a shield. You just need to figure out power charge generation and make some passive tree modifications.
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Nishrek wrote:
Enki is one of the developers?
New Archmage skill seems to be created for this build :D


Totally agreed, looks really exciting. Won't work with Eldritch Battery, though, which is currently Enki's planned mechanic for next league :(

Seems to benefit the hierophant ascendancy extremely well, though.
Archmage Support + Arcane cloak look strong for the MoM variant build. Any thoughts,?


Maybe not best in slot, but just felt like sharing these boots. Originally didn't have the regular movement speed mod but got a lucky annul. Also, bought them from Enki which was a funny coincidence - thanks again!
Can someone please tell me what skill Enki has bound to M4 in his videos?

I am using this build and I don't have that icon so I'm pretty sure I'm missing something, lol
Last edited by Rabid999 on Mar 6, 2020, 12:43:47 AM
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Rabid999 wrote:
Can someone please tell me what skill Enki has bound to M4 in his videos?

I am using this build and I don't have that icon so I'm pretty sure I'm missing something, lol


That would be the focus skill. It's only available if you are wearing something with a crafted mod that uses the focus mechanic, in which case it is automatically granted as an active skill option for your keybindings. He's got 30% chance to deal double damage while focused crafted on his staff, so that's where it comes from, in this case.
Last edited by WorderMostFoul on Mar 6, 2020, 12:11:51 PM
With the season coming to an end I wanted to say thanks again to Enki and all the guys actively posting in this thread and answering questions from new and newish players.

I haven't played since Legion and this has been my first SSF character and I must say it has been a lot of fun!

Here's my final gear - I even managed to get a Timeless Jewel and a nice Cinderswallow Flask:


All in all I have 5.2K life and 3.6K ES - which is not bad at all! I will try one more time to down Sirus before season ends, if I get him down I achieved everything I set out to do. So again, a big thank you to Enki for this awesome guide!
Last edited by rainmeadow on Mar 7, 2020, 1:55:09 AM
Hello im new in this game just hit 47lvl and i wanted to ask why there is staff crit damage used on passive tree if im using wands?
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nuobatfuta2 wrote:
Hello im new in this game just hit 47lvl and i wanted to ask why there is staff crit damage used on passive tree if im using wands?


You'll be swapping to staves later on. This'll save you some respec points.
Is this spec supposed to get ass raped in red maps? I'm confused about where I'm going wrong here.

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