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Igniter Sorceress Build Guide for PvE

Build

required skill points: 384

This build encourages you to take all the hard hitting long cast time spells like Doomsday, Explosion, and Punishing Strike. Your focus is to build meter and cast all your spells in quick succession after activating your identity skill. Ideally this is done during a boss’s vulnerability phase.

If you'd rather give up your ability to enter Arcane Torrent in exchange for perks like using blink more freely, check out the Reflux Instant Cast build.

Blaze

7

Blaze

Damage AmplificationCharge Flame
Why?Quick Recharge
Explosion

12

Explosion

IgniteWeak Point DetectionMagick Amplification
Why?Galewind
Doomsday

12

Doomsday

IgniteAsteroidMagick Amplification
Why?Galewind
Punishing Strike

12

Punishing Strike

Wide-Angle AttackElectric DischargeMagick Amplification
Why?Galewind
Frost's Call

12

Frost's Call

EnlightenmentUnstable RuleEnhanced Strike
Why?Wealth
Rime Arrow

12

Rime Arrow

EnlightenmentPiercing StrikeIce Pick
Why?Wealth
Squall

4

Squall

Agile Cast
Why?Rage
Esoteric Reaction

12

Esoteric Reaction

Quick PrepEnhanced StrikeStabilized Crystal
Why?Wealth
Enviska's Might

Enviska's Might

Why?

Skill priority

Doomsday
Explosion
Punishing Strike
Frost's Call
Rime Arrow
Esoteric Reaction
Blaze
Squall

Your core 3 abilities are the most important thing to max. Then you can max your builders for more damage, and finally Blaze and Squall are just used for specific purposes.

How to play

Everything you do should move you towards having the best burst window as an Igniter Sorc. The 3 hardest-hitting spells we highlighted above will make up 90% of your Arcane Rupture burst. Here are some important things to remember.

  • Keep Blaze up. This is easy with 2 charges and the lingering flame.
  • If you aren't bursting, you are building meter. Frost's Call, Rime Arrow, and Esoteric Reaction should give you the most. If you aren't close to a burst phase or a full bar, feel free to use your core damage abilities to do damage and build meter.
  • Squall can be used for meter gain and some damage, just be mindful of the boss's patterns and make sure to hold it for a counter.
  • Autoattacks should be used when nothing else is up to help you build meter.
  • When you are comfortable with the rotation, you can maximize time inside Arcane Rupture by waiting to press Z right before Doomsday impacts the boss instead of directly after the channel. This isn't going to make or break your damage, so save it till you are fluent with the class.
  • Learn the animation cancels for your spells. Explosion should cancel into Punishing Strike which should cancel into Rime Arrow. This rotation can be used even while building meter. Just remember the most important thing is to not use your Doomsday foolishly if your Arcane Rupture is coming up. This is what sets apart mediocore Igniter Sorcs from good ones.

Rotation

The recommended cast rotation is as follows:

  • Doomsday
  • If full gauge Frost's Call
  • If full gauge Arcane Rupture
  • Explosion
  • Punishing Strike
  • Rime Arrow
  • Esoteric Reaction
  • Frost's Call
  • Doomsday

Gear Choice

Once you get access to Relic Gear, you will want to get the 6 piece Nightmare Flower set.

engravings

Igniter

3

Igniter

All-Out Attack

3

All-Out Attack

Hit Master

3

Hit Master

Grudge

3

Grudge

Adrenaline

3

Adrenaline

You need Igniter for this build to work. All-Out Attack and Hitmaster are free damage for you. Standard Grudge and the 5th engraving you can work towards is Adrenaline, Precise Dagger, or Cursed Doll.

Adrenaline and Precise Dagger are ways to give you more crit, but Cursed Doll will just give you that flat guaranteed damage.

combat stats

Crit

0

Swiftness

500

Specialization

1500

Endurance

0

Domination

0

Expertise

0

You want as much Spec as possible to buff your ability to cast Arcane Rupture and the damage in it.

After that, your options are Crit and Swift as secondary stats. Swift makes your rotation more comfortable and Crit guarantees more damage on your hits. If you don't have a lvl 8 Cooldown Gem for Doomsday, we recommend Swiftness

Attack Gems

Rime Arrow

Rime Arrow

Esoteric Reaction

Esoteric Reaction

Punishing Strike

Punishing Strike

Explosion

Explosion

Frost's Call

Frost's Call

Doomsday

Doomsday

All your damage abilities, especially your three hard hitting skills.

Cooldown Gems

Rime Arrow

Rime Arrow

Punishing Strike

Punishing Strike

Explosion

Explosion

Frost's Call

Frost's Call

Doomsday

Doomsday

Your three hard hitting skills and then Frost's Call and either RIme Arrow or Esoteric Reaction.

gear tripods

Doomsday
IgniteIgnite
AsteroidAsteroid
Magick AmplificationMagick Amplification
Explosion
IgniteIgnite
Weak Point DetectionWeak Point Detection
Magick AmplificationMagick Amplification
Punishing Strike
Electric DischargeElectric Discharge
Magick AmplificationMagick Amplification
Esoteric Reaction
Quick PrepQuick Prep
Enhanced StrikeEnhanced Strike
Stabilized CrystalStabilized Crystal
Rime Arrow
EnlightenmentEnlightenment
Piercing StrikePiercing Strike
Ice PickIce Pick
Frost's Call
EnlightenmentEnlightenment
Unstable RuleUnstable Rule
Enhanced StrikeEnhanced Strike