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Build Info & Scaling


Learn about the key build info and how to increase damage and defense with your stats and gear for the Maw of Mischief Elementalist Build.

Build Scaling

Offense

Maw of Mischief Elementalist is a Fire Damage over Time Ignite build scaling off the following:

  • Increased Fire Damage AND Damage over Time
  • Increased Fire/Damage over Time Multiplier
  • Minions deal increased Damage (The Scourge and Spiritual Aid)
  • Malevolence
  • Minions have increased Maximum Life
  • increased Effect of Non-Damaging Ailments (Makes our Shock and Scorch bigger increasing the damage enemies take)
  • Ignites you inflict deal Damage faster
  • Exposure from Wave of Conviction OR Exposure Gloves
Defense

This build gets only enough defence to handle the content it meant to farm. Mainly through mitigating Spell Damage and the Ailments a boss may apply.

  • Armor and a little Evasion from Gear, rolled Flasks, and the Passive Skill Tree.
  • Capped Elemental Resistances at 75%
  • Shock, Ignite and Freeze immunity
  • Physical Damage Reduction from Summon Chaos Golem
  • Corrupted Blood Immunity from a rare Jewel Implicit
  • 66% Spell Block Chance or 100% chance to Suppress Spell damage

These defenses grant the build OK mitigation against bosses, but YOU need to be the one mitigating the damage you take by mostly dodging boss abilities.


Playstyle

When playing as the Maw of Mischief Elementalist your goal is to get your Minions on top of a monster and then to cause them to explode with Death Wish. You have access to Minions other than your Summon Stone Golem through the Gems Herald of Purity and Summon Skeletons to explode while mapping.

Mapping

When mapping as the Maw of Mischief Elementalist use Convocation to teleport your Minions to you, or use Summon Skeletons to summon some and then Death Wish to cause them to explode. Your Ignite proliferates or spreads to other monsters because of Ignite Proliferation Support or Berek's Respite which procs Herald of Purity giving you some additional Minions to explode again. Then you Shield Charge to the next pack and repeat the process.

Bossing

The single most important thing you can do for damage is Channel your Death Wish while making sure your Summon Stone Golem is on the boss. Then use Summon Skeletons to give your Death Wish 10% more damage for each Minion sacrificed up to 13 Minions. Use Arcanist Brand to trigger Flame Surge to lay burning ground underneath the enemy as well as [ Flammability and Elemental Weakness reducing their Fire Resistance.