As you all know, Crushing Flames is the most powerful set affixes for PvE, due to the fact that it increases Crushing Blow’s Damage for 50% per rank. But how did I use it for its full potential? Well here is my Skullshield Build.
And the secret my build is having high hit frequency with average damage. Now you might be thinking why would I invest in damage when I already got high hit frequency to proc Crushing Blows. Well, the answer lies to the crushing blow’s description.
Now as you can see Crushing Blow only takes up the current HP% of the enemy, not max HP%. Sure you may proc Crushing Blow many times but as you go higher and higher floors, monster’s HP would go up and it will definitely slow you down as you hike because you would need higher damage to finish mobs off.
And now I shall discuss the the set affixes I used:
Crushing Blow (The main set for this build obviously)
Demonic (One of the best suited Set affixes for Crushing Flames, lowers enemy healing and increases my damage output as their HP goes to the threshold)
Masochism (Increases my damage as my HP goes lower, definitely helpful in Alchemy Mythic for more damage)
Defiant (Gives me more damage and damage reduction)
Inferno (Increases fire damage% and speeds up Damage over Time, making cleaning mobs easier)
Now for my mythics:
Alchemy (The best resource mythic combined with as it increases my damage as my HP/MP% is lower, the damage reduction is not so good though as my HP/MP% is low always due to Masochism)
Ruptured (I added this for more damage on Immolated enemies due to Blistering)
Effective (Nah I just added this due to the fact that I got Weaken Affix)
Sanctuary (Definitely helpful due to the fact that this build is a Glasscannon build)
And as for the other affixes, it just add up my damage, so I’ll not be discussing them (too lazy to type btw sorry )
You could improvise this build, just remember the secret of building a Crushing Flames build, a high hit frequency with average damage. And that’s all that I can say and thank you for reading this guide.
I would recommend to build this in your hireling if you are into farming.