This is the endgame version of the passive tree.
We focus on picking up all the strong area nodes, Life and Mana. The build does not use any build-enabling keystone notables, which means you do not have to rush any particular part of the tree and have the freedom to choose between damage and Life on your way up.
Vaal Detonate Dead is your signature skill, which should ideally be used in a 6-Link. Desecrate is the second mandatory skill that allows you to spawn corpses which will then be detonated. For mobility, you should use Flame Dash. Storm Brand will allow you to reliably proc Elemental Overload. For Mana reservation, you should use buffs like Clarity, Arctic Armour and Herald of Ash.
For all the gem links we provide below, keep in mind that we list the gems in order of priority, meaning that if you lack the required number of sockets to fit all the gems, the first ones to drop are the ones at the bottom. Also note that in-game, as long as the sockets are linked, it makes no difference at all what order the gems are placed in.
Vaal Detonate Dead (6-Link)
Vaal Detonate Dead is a Fire-based spell that allows you to detonate the corpse of a fallen foe or a corpse you have spawned with Desecrate. The Vaal version of the skill allows you to start a chain reaction of detonations, which can result in great amounts of extra damage. We recommend one link that works great for both clearing and single target.
- Vaal Detonate Dead
- Intensify Support
- Controlled Destruction Support
- Empower Support (level 4)
- Fire Penetration Support
- Inspiration Support
Desecrate allows us to spawn multiple corpses, which we can then detonate. This is the second gem setup that is mandatory for the build.
Flame Dash (3-Link)
Flame Dash will provide you the additional mobility you will need.
Storm Brand (3-Link)
Storm Brand will allow you to reliably trigger Elemental Overload with the following link.
Bone Offering should be often used in order to keep up the defensive buff it provides. Clarity can solve your Mana problems, while Herald of Ash and Arctic Armour will improve your character both offensively and defensively. Vaal Molten Shell should be used after using a Granite Flask in order to gain a very strong defensive shield for a relatively long duration.