Seeker Runes, Broken Brand Range, Needs Cap: OP Archmage Storm Brander

After 2 long weeks of testing and min-maxing, seeker runes is as clearly overpowered as it reads. Currently, there is no cap in how many you can stack. I can offscreen from center sarn to most spawn points moments after pressing brand recall.

Stormbrand + Archmage + Conc + Awakened Ele Focus + Awakened Ctr D + Awakened Chain:

Stormbrand with BCR instead of Woke Chain:

Max DPS comes at a price of defense, but Arcane Cloak adds 4k eHP.


The build centers on stacking 2 clusters (4x seeker runes). I found that 3 clusters is too much of a sacrifice in eHP and raw damage, but I did test 3 clusters (6x seeker runes). 4 seeker runes means: 60% increased brand attachment range PER SECOND. No CAP currently. Base brand attachment range is about 30-35 unit radius.

Seeker runes is found on medium cluster jewels with the brand damage enchant.
Large cluster jewels also synergize well, and provide Supercharge and Scintillating Idea, both amazing damage buffs that feed archmage.

Some guides from pve world that have been VERY helpful.
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2791132
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2477469
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2793186

I've tested both level 33 spell bow (Varga's hypnotic wind) and dual wield stat sticks with ele as extra chaos mods.
Varga's bow can be found here:
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2516760

Strengths:
+ Superior range.
+ Offscreen, no aim required, 360 snipe.
+ Punishes ES builds hard.

Weaknesses:
- Cannot kill tanks period.
- Inherent cap in storm brand dps as you can only stack 2 brands per target, and no shotgun even with brand recall. Maybe armageddon brand would work with a brand-recall shotgun.
- Countered easily with 100% lightning conversion talismans for CI/ES characters.
- Cannot even come close to denting divine flesh life tanks.

Gear:
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Cluster Jewels:
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Gem links:
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Mainlink: Storm Brand + Archmage + Conc effect + Awakened Ele Focus + Awakened Ctrl Destr + Block chance reduction / Awakened Chain

Mandatory support link: Brand Recall + Empower + Second Wind

Mandatory Defense manual cast link: Arcane Cloak + Inc Duration + Arcane Surge
🤡CASTA'S CARNIVAAL🤡1713980 & 2119235🤡
🎈#1 GC MINER +1 ADDITIONAL MINE GEAR🎈
🎈#1 LEGACY SAMBAR STAT STICK🎈#1 8-LINK INSANITY GLOVES🎈
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Last edited by Castablanca on Apr 3, 2020, 2:21:41 AM
Last bumped on Apr 9, 2020, 5:55:23 PM
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🤡CASTA'S CARNIVAAL🤡1713980 & 2119235🤡
🎈#1 GC MINER +1 ADDITIONAL MINE GEAR🎈
🎈#1 LEGACY SAMBAR STAT STICK🎈#1 8-LINK INSANITY GLOVES🎈
🎈IGN: AMAZONPRIME🎈JOIN DATE: APRIL 2012🎈
🤡ETERNAL SUPPORTER🤡PVP UNIQUE PENDING🤡
first
very strong sarn build, best atm.

GG
QA Team supporter.
Awesome and strong build as always

GG
Awesome build bro! Auto targeting cheese with immensely overpowered damage output to counter act the lack of skill it requires to play!! This build is Boner Town USA broz!!! The dude that faces off against you will surely regret his choices of wanting to actually PvP intelligently, fuck em all watch em burn wooooooooooooooooooooooooot BONER TOWN!!
GGG, the ADA of gaming....huuuur i gotz mai skilz.
IGN: MullaXul
Last edited by MullaXul on Apr 8, 2020, 10:43:25 PM
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Last edited by zzang on Apr 9, 2020, 1:13:04 PM
Jewels should not stack, take notes GGG 1000 hours team should have known better.
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