Molten Strike has always been a very strong skill and with 3.4 Delve expansion, GGG decided to give it a bit more aoe. Molten Strike now gains additional melee weapon range every 7 levels, up to +2 at level 20 (and +3 at level 21). Mathil decided to give it a try and put to test a mechanic that surrounds both damage and survivability around Intelligence. This is made possible by using two items, Mask of the Stitched Demon and a pair of Hand of Wisdom and Action(HoWA).
Your main concern should be getting as much Intelligence as possible and some ES to get the Helmet bonus of 1% Life Regen per 500 Maximum ES. I did not find the cost overwhelming but like any other great build in Path of Exile, the top-tier items will have prohibitive prices.
The build looks like a solid endgame performer and works like charm inside Delve. Here’s all you need to know to start the slaughter.
The passive tree takes up to Three Rare Viridian Jewels, you should be concerned about increasing Attack Speed, Projectile Damage, and if possible Elemental Resistances.
One fundamental Mechanics around this build is based around the Mask of the Stitched Demon Magistrate Crown. The Helmet will allow the use of Intelligence Points and Energy Shield in order to increase Life and its regeneration.
Keeping in mind that the survivability of this character depends on high Intelligence stats, the best options is a Shaper Body Armour with the mod #% Increased Intelligence. Additional intelligence and a high roll of Maximum Life are also needed.
Speed is the name of the game in Path of Exile, so get a pair of boots with the standard 30% Increased Movement Speed and really good roll both on Added Intelligence, Maximum Life and Elemental Resistances.
If available, look for the Eternal Labyrinth enchantments that add Elemental Damage or increase Attack Speed like #% increased Attack and Cast Speed if you’ve Killed Recently.
The two Hand of Wisdom and Action Claws will make the main damage source also be granted by having high Intelligence Stats. The Claws will also make you really hard to kill while you are hitting enemies since you gain 92 of Life with each Enemy you Hit.
Stats to look in the Rare Ring:
– Increased Elemental Damage
– Maximum Life
Increasing all Attributes by 15% makes the Cyclopean Coil a great fit for this build mechanics.
It will make you invulnerable to Shock and bost almost everything from Maximum Life to Attack Speed and Damage.
Getting a good Shaper Amulet with “1% increased Damage per 15 Intelligence” will not be cheap. See what’s available now.
Alternately look for an amulet with:
– Elemental Damage or Resistances
– Maximum Life
As for the Flasks setup, keep The Wise Oak, Sulphur, and Atziri up for maximum damage, and a Quicksilver to keep the fastpaced playstyle.
The Hand of Wisdom and Action Molten Strike Scion Build is an overall great performer, the idea of building around Intelligence works surprisingly well. It’s immune to Elemental Reflect can use two Golems and has a life pool above 6000. As Mathil stated its one of the Kings of Delve, making it look like once you get it going it’s unstoppable.
The gameplay is quite simple, just make sure to have Blood Rage up, move using Whirling Blades and attack the packs of mobs. Faced with a hard opponent and you just place your Ancestral Protector Toten near you for extra Attack Speed and hit Vaal Haste.
Hope this build review will help you level your character.
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Hand of Wisdom and Action Molten Strike Scion - Mathil Build Guide
The Hand of Wisdom and Action Molten Strike Scion Build is an overall great performer, the idea of building around Intelligence works surprisingly well.
- Damage and Survivability are Really Good
- Fast & Easy Leveling
- Good league starter
- Overall Fast Pace
- Great AOE
- The Helmet and Enchantment can be Expensive
- Not the Strongest Molten Strike Build
Difficulty / Game Play