I’m currently playing a character that I’ve just been making up as I go, but I’ve ended up liking it quite a bit. I’m going Demolitionist + Occultist and was planning on just focusing on Fire and Chaos damage. I just hit L52 last night.
My main attack is the Blackwater Cocktail, which is quite effective at melting packs of enemies. I also rely heavily on Sigil of Consumption. I’ve never been a big fan of this skill and really didn’t think it would work with a character who needs to move around a lot, but it’s been amazing. Once I got to the second tier of the ability and started added Fire/Chaos damage to the Sigil, the lifetap on it is just amazing. I’ve got the Fissure devotion ability tied to Consumption as well, so on top of its own AOE damage, it’s spewing out lava everywhere too. Meanwhile, the cocktail has a devotion which does damage and lowers Fire/Chaos resist.
While I was messing around, I started putting points into the Mortar. This is an ability I never liked when the game first came out, but what the hell? They must have buffed or improved it or something. This thing just absolute wrecks, especially because I tied the Meteor Storm devotion ability to it. Death just rains from the sky.
So here’s what we have: A blackwater cocktail gets throw out (I have the one-point skill that raises the cooldown but increases duration/radius). It spawns other pits of fire that burn and reduce resists. On top of this goes the Sigil, which also in turn opens up fissures in the ground that spews out lava everywhere and is constantly filling up my life bar. Then comes the mortar, which rains destruction down, and calls in Meteors left and right. Meanwhile, I use Curse of Frailty to greatly slow the movement speed of enemies, preventing them from getting out of all that devastation.
I swear, thus far the most challenging thing about this has been able to see monsters as they get blown to chunks. The whole screen is just one big scene of fiery death and destruction, it’s amazing.
I was originally planning on getting Doom Bolt, especially since I found a Legendary that converts all its Vitality damage to Fire damage, but I don’t know if I’m going to have the points. This mortar is just too damn lethal, and I worry a bit about Doom Bolt using the gamepad (you really want to pick your targets with that ability).