So my volcano-shaman Earth/Fire dominator has been creeping through the mid-forties, which is traditionally when I start thinking about an endgame build for them. And I've reached the point where I've been staring at Mids for so long that I'm not sure anything even makes sense anymore, so I figured it was about time to throw it up on the forums to get some more eyes on it.
Some of my thoughts:
Despite having quicksand on my live build, I probably don't actually need it: Stone Cages does almost as much -def and will also stick a group to the floor. It's gone.
I've gone back and forth on Incinerate: On one hand, it hits like a truck, on the other hand it's got weirdly little impact (not satisfying to use) and the rest of the set really is encouraging me to stand back and blast instead of closing to melee. Gone, replaced by Kick to get into Tough and Weave later.
I was mostly building for recharge and ranged defense.
I went with Teleport because Stone Golem is *blind* and I can use TP Ally to yeet him into enemy spawns to take the alpha.
I have no idea how to slot Quicksand, Earthquake, or Volcanic Gasses. Quicksand I've gotten rid of, Earthquake I've seen slotted for -tohit, I've been told 'only slot for recharge', and I've been told it makes a great Force Feedback mule, and Volcanic Gasses I've been told only to use recharge and hold/damage procs (NOT AoE damage procs) in. I have no idea if the Unbreakable Constraint is any good in there. Fiery Orb I've also heard is bad, but I think it's super thematic for my character so It's staying. I don't know if it'll have a single chance to proc on Volcanic activation, or if the geysers that appear all have their own chance to pop out a fiery orb. I hope it's the latter and I hope they appear IN the gas zone; but I'll have to go to the test server and check (if nobody can answer for me).
Also, Unbreakable Constraint is totally a 'You can't break these cuffs!' meme reference.
Too many purples? Maybe.
Softcapped ranged defense is something, yeah?
There was probably a more intelligent way to use those teleport power slots than just getting BotZ ranged defense over and over again.
It's not permadom, but the patch powers don't actually benefit from domination, so. Not sure if it's as mission critical here. I did spec out of Rune of Protection, so maybe I'm underestimating how badly mez will screw me up in play without that panic button.
I have an irrational dislike of Hasten, that's why it's not in this build.
I kinnd of wanted to swap the Essence of Curare in Fossilize for Devastation: Chance for Hold but I am unsure how good of an idea that is.
I could probably squeeze in more recharge (at 92.5% now) with more purple sets: 23.75% more at the cost of 7.5% ranged defense. I am unconvinced this is a good trade.
Anyway, I welcome thoughts and opinions from more veteran dominators!
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Kiluaea: Level 50 Magic Dominator Primary Power Set: Earth Control Secondary Power Set: Fiery Assault Power Pool: Fighting Power Pool: Teleportation Power Pool: Concealment Ancillary Pool: Fire Mastery
Villain Profile: Level 1: Fossilize -- BslGaz-Acc/Hold(A), BslGaz-Acc/Rchg(7), BslGaz-Rchg/Hold(9), BslGaz-EndRdx/Rchg/Hold(21), EssofCrr-Acc/Hold(29) Level 1: Flares -- Thn-Acc/Dmg(A), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx(3), Thn-Dmg/Rchg(3), Thn-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(40), Thn-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(40), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(43) Level 2: Stone Cages -- SprAscoft-Acc/Conf/Hold/Immob/Sleep/Stun/Fear(A), SprAscoft-Conf/Hold/Immob/Sleep/Stun/Fear/Rchg(7), SprAscoft-EndRdx/Rchg(9), SprAscoft-Acc/Conf/Hold/Immob/Sleep/Stun/Fear/EndRdx(17), SprAscoft-Acc/Conf/Hold/Immob/Sleep/Stun/Fear/EndRdx/Rchg(31), SprAscoft-Rchg/+Dmg%(46) Level 4: Kick -- Mk'Bit-Acc/Dmg(A), Mk'Bit-Dmg/EndRdx(5), Mk'Bit-Dmg/Rchg(5), Mk'Bit-Acc/EndRdx/Rchg(19), Mk'Bit-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(46), Mk'Bit-Dam%(48) Level 6: Fire Breath -- PstBls-Acc/Dmg(A), PstBls-Dmg/EndRdx(15), PstBls-Dmg/Rchg(17), PstBls-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(37), PstBls-Dam%(37) Level 8: Teleport -- BlsoftheZ-ResKB(A), BlsoftheZ-Travel(15) Level 10: Fire Blast -- Thn-Acc/Dmg(A), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx(11), Thn-Dmg/Rchg(11), Thn-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(25), Thn-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(48), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(48) Level 12: Stalagmites -- AbsAmz-Stun(A), AbsAmz-Stun/Rchg(13), AbsAmz-Acc/Stun/Rchg(13), AbsAmz-Acc/Rchg(31), AbsAmz-EndRdx/Stun(50) Level 14: Stealth -- LucoftheG-Def(A), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(23) Level 16: Embrace of Fire -- RechRdx-I(A) Level 18: Earthquake -- RechRdx-I(A), FrcFdb-Rechg%(19) Level 20: Teleport Foe -- BlsoftheZ-Travel(A), BlsoftheZ-ResKB(21) Level 22: Tough -- StdPrt-ResDam/Def+(A), GldArm-3defTpProc(23) Level 24: Weave -- LucoftheG-Def(A), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(25) Level 26: Volcanic Gasses -- UnbCns-Hold/Rchg(A), UnbCns-Acc/Hold/Rchg(27), UnbCns-Acc/Rchg(27), UnbCns-EndRdx/Hold(34), UnbCns-Dam%(50), SprDmnGrs-Rchg/Fiery Orb(50) Level 28: Consume -- EffAdp-EndMod/Rchg(A), EffAdp-Acc/Rchg(29) Level 30: Recall Friend -- BlsoftheZ-Travel(A), BlsoftheZ-ResKB(31) Level 32: Animate Stone -- ExpRnf-Acc/Rchg(A), ExpRnf-Acc/Dmg(33), ExpRnf-Dmg/EndRdx(33), ExpRnf-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(33), ExpRnf-EndRdx/Dmg/Rchg(34), ExpRnf-+Res(Pets)(34) Level 35: Fire Ball -- PstBls-Acc/Dmg(A), PstBls-Dmg/EndRdx(36), PstBls-Dmg/Rchg(36), PstBls-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(36), PstBls-Dam%(37) Level 38: Blaze -- Thn-Acc/Dmg(A), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx(39), Thn-Dmg/Rchg(39), Thn-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(39), Thn-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(40), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(43) Level 41: Rain of Fire -- PstBls-Acc/Dmg(A), PstBls-Dmg/EndRdx(42), PstBls-Dmg/Rchg(42), PstBls-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(42), PstBls-Dam%(43) Level 44: Blazing Bolt -- StnoftheM-Acc/Dmg(A), StnoftheM-Dmg/EndRdx(45), StnoftheM-Acc/ActRdx/Rng(45), StnoftheM-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(45), StnoftheM-Dam%(46) Level 47: Invisibility -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A) Level 49: Rise of the Phoenix -- OvrFrc-Dam/KB(A) ------------
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