[3.11] Kitava's Thirst Builds - Flame Surge/Blade Vortex - Sirus /T16 Farm

Hi, first your gear is really strong, you got that base crit on chest, nice multi on amulet, and that 50% on belt should be illegal. And Watcher's Eye double Clarity on top of that with 9k effective HP.
You'll need very few things to go further :
-Corrupted helmet (+2 fire or duration, or 0.5% fire leech)
-20% that Faster Casting, and try to get 21/20 spells
-Boot enchant.
-Spider is a nice bonus if you want to get greedy on DPS.
-Maybe 6L that chest for giggles (and duration on Arcane Surge).


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I have a concern. I die sometimes vs hard stuff, mostly because I run out of mana. I find myself in a situation where i've gotten hit hard a couple times, my mana drains to 0, I can't do nothing other than flame dash away but since my mana regeneration is not there, i end up dying. Not sure how to solve that.
EDIT, got 4.3K HP, 2.4k ES, 2.6K unreserved mana

That happens sometimes with MoM builds, the famous big hit followed by degen (either ignite, or sometimes burning/desecrated ground). It means that with your current MoM perentage, you don't have enough mana to mitigate hits fully. Theoretically, with 40% MoM, you need 66.6% of your life as unreserved mana, plus some to be able to cast properly.
An easy fix for most situations is the leech enchant on boots. Either that or get 400+ more mana.
I also use Abberath pantheon to mitigate fire degen, it leaves only desecrated ground to watch for. It may not seem that way, fighting on degen ground is hard on your mana, and beyond mobs love it.

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Another thing i wanted to adress is, what about Energy Leech? We have a good amount of energy leech to always been up leeching it, so it sounds like a really good damage multiplier, aswell as a good defensive layer.
Edit: Just tested in my current setup, assuming im always leeching ES, my DPS is literally the same as if I replace Inmolate support for Energy Leech support

It is indeed a good damage multiplier, and really strong on many builds, but imho Immolate is stronger on this one.
On one hand, you need to leech, which wont always be the case against bossses, since you don't want to get hit, and hits are mitigated by Ghost Shrouds which recovers your shield instantly.
On the other hand, with that setup, ignite is almost guaranteed. Still talking about bosses of course, trash mobs are irrelevant at this DPS.

You're doing really great, keep it up, and good luck ! :)
Thanks for answering about the amulet, I have one more question. I'm wondering about the mark of shaper. What's the point of that ring? As far as I've looked the other ring isn't shaper nor elder item.

Never mind I guess I found an answer to my question, it can drop as elder and costs billions of exalts... -_-
Last edited by roxoorz on Apr 10, 2019, 8:21:26 AM
Really ? I bought mine for 20c. My guess is people chance unset rings to get Essence Worm and get another ring sometimes.
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Sarodh1 wrote:
Really ? I bought mine for 20c. My guess is people chance unset rings to get Essence Worm and get another ring sometimes.


There's a build a chinese player posted on reddit like a week ago (winter orb unleash ice spears) that pretty much blew up, and it uses that ring, so the price went up like crazy (pricefixers and such). It was pretty much like the mathil effect, except no mathil this time

Edit: Also got a question I forgot. Your mana cost for flame surge (and mine too) is like 163. Isn't that way too much, and therefore, bad for us (since Mana is part of ouur pool)?. From what I understand, you only need to be above 100, and optimally, something close to 100 should be idea? Is there away to bring it down without hurting us too much? Besides ofc something crazy like a triple clarity watcher's eye or idk.

Or maybe removing fervered mind (since the mana cost goes down to 77) and use something else to pump it up
Last edited by Arxxer on Apr 10, 2019, 4:36:08 PM
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Arxxer wrote:
There's a build a chinese player posted on reddit like a week ago (winter orb unleash ice spears) that pretty much blew up, and it uses that ring, so the price went up like crazy (pricefixers and such). It was pretty much like the mathil effect, except no mathil this time

Indeed, pretty crazy prices, but hey, it's a pretty good combo with Mark of the Shaper. Underrated items do exist, Poet's Pen was like 4c when it came out.

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Edit: Also got a question I forgot. Your mana cost for flame surge (and mine too) is like 163. Isn't that way too much, and therefore, bad for us (since Mana is part of ouur pool)?. From what I understand, you only need to be above 100, and optimally, something close to 100 should be idea? Is there away to bring it down without hurting us too much? Besides ofc something crazy like a triple clarity watcher's eye or idk.

Or maybe removing fervered mind (since the mana cost goes down to 77) and use something else to pump it up

You're right, you need to get as close as possible to 100 when possible, but with my current gear I need rare gloves to put Spider, so Voidbringer/Doedre's Malevolence are out, leaving me with Fevered Mind. It's not too bad, depending on your max mana, you can sustain it with Weave the Arcane + Watcher's Eye.
Question anyone of you have tried to replace one of the support gems in our staff with empower? It seems nice idea to me, I just don't have resources yet to test it out.
It is worth it, if you have a +3 staff with strong mods, which is kinda expensive. I think I still have the numbers somewhere.

Edit : nvm I think now that Controlled destruction has been replaced by Intensify, Empower can't keep up anymore. I'll check anyway.
Last edited by Sarodh1 on Apr 15, 2019, 3:17:38 AM
Thanks for all your answers. I have one more question:
What would you suggest to do, it seems like it will be impossible for me to get malachais artifice with elder mode. As it costs way too much and I don't have nearly enough time to grind some currency. I only have around 100c. Would it be better to use mark of the shaper and some rare elder ring in other slot or just keep the original setup with malachais artifice and rare ring?
Keep Malachai's Artifice, the DPS gain from EE is worth it.
You can switch to rare ring if you're lacking resistance.

I hope next league will be better to get this ring, this is one of the best upgrades for this build.
Yeah hope so as well and theoretically it should be since next league should be melee focused. Hope I can get it next one, cause I think I'll play same build, since it's fun.

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