Maw of Mischief Elementalist


The Maw of Mischief Elementalist is a top league start bosser with large Ignites and a focus on single target Damage over Time (DOT) hitting the DOT cap of 35 Million DPS. Channel Death Wish to sacrifice your Minions to an explosion, using their Life to scale your explosions Ignite damage.

Before swapping to the Maw of Mischief Elementalist, you're going to level as Armageddon Brand and Cremation until maps where you'll use Wave of Conviction until you can purchase Maw of Mischief.

End Game Maw of Mischief Elementalist Gear

Strengths And Weaknesses


Skills Breakdown

Death Wish

Sacrifice your Minions causing them to violently explode in an area around them. This explosion can Ignite and that Ignite can spread with Ignite Proliferation Support or Berek's Respite. Death Wish is an ability unlocked from your Helmet Maw of Mischief. Channel this ability causing random Minions, up to 13, to come under it's effect. If you're interrupted or you stop channeling, your Minions explode dealing Fire damage equal to 19% of their maximum Life.

Stone Golem

Your best friend is Summon Stone Golem because of how much Life he has. Unfortunately for him, that Life will only be useful in causing his death to have a larger explosion. The Summon Stone Golem is the single most important Minion when it comes to damage. You just have to make sure your best friend is baited into fightning the boss before you cause his untimely demise with Death Wish.

Utility And Auras

Keep all of your Aura Gems active at all times and re-activate them after dying. Activate a temporary and powerful version of Malevolence to increase your Damage over Time.

Charge face first into the hordes with Shield Charge. This is your primary movement ability providing quick progress through maps. To escape quickly use Flame Dash
to teleport away.


Curse your foes with Flammability and Elemental Weakness causing them to lose their Fire Resistance against your damage. Apply your curses with an Arcanist Brand which attaches to your foe and uses all linked abilities for 3 seconds.

Extra Utility

Flame Surge creates burning ground underneath your enemies, that deals damage over time equal to 25% of your highest damage Ignite currently affecting the first enemy hit.

Call your Minions back to your character, giving instant access to your explosives with Convocation. Protect your self with a Molten Shell barrier against all damage.

Ascendancy Breakdown

Maw of Mischief Elementalist Ascendancy

The Elementalist is our Ascendancy of choice because she automatically resummons her Golems and gives us incredible Ignite damage.

  • Shaper of Flames Causes all damage sources to have the ability to Ignite and have 100% Ignite chance.
  • Shaper of Storms gives all damage sources the ability to Shock and to have 100% chance to Shock.
  • Liege of the Primordial makes our Golems automatically resummon 4 seconds after they've died. This makes the build actually playable because of how you'll explode your best friend.
  • Mastermind of Discord causes Exposure (a Resistance penalty) to subtract an additional -25% to any Resistance giving a huge damage increase.