Hi... I invented this hybrid build, but since it's pretty expensive, i'd like your opinions about it before getting the items.
MAX fire claws
1 from oak to beat
Helm: Ravenlore/jalals... first for fire enemy res, second for ar, shape sk and so on
Armor: chains of honor
Weapon: Here comes the interesting part: destruction phase blade... fast weapon with chance to cast molten or volcano... and together with fire claws you have both of them max synergized... sounds good in my mind, but i may be wrong, also
Shield: Phoenix monarch. Great shield for survivability (redemption aura) and low enemy fire res. Also add 350-400% ed and high chance to cast firestorm (synergized too)
Belt: dungo, nosferatu or strings of ear (also a rare belt could be good)
Boots: Gore riders
Gloves: 3 options... magefist (+1 fire skill), bloodfist (ias, fhr) or hellmouth (chance to cast firestorm)... but there are many other possibilities
Strenght: enough for gear
Dex: enough for gear
Vitality: all the rest
Energy: what? o.O
Act 2 (andy, forty, infinity)
You are a physical fighter, but you don't need attack rate (destruction has ignore target's defense). This doesn't work with unique/bosses, but you still have a good ar bonus from fire claws, and you can also kill them with molten boulder, back to human form
You are a physical fighter, but you do cast many spell, so you have the possibility to kill many enemies at the same time, without the problem of a pure fire claw druid (that is pretty slow, 'cause he has to hit enemies one by one)
You don't need fcr, you're not a caster
You probably kill most of the non FI with one hit, thanks to -enemy fire res and your huge damage
You have good percentage of crushing blow for FI, and a good physical damage bonus from fury, phoenix and volcano/molten boulder
Many fire immunes. Will my physical damage and my crushing blow be enough against them?
Physical/fire immunes... WTF??? D:
Destruction has a lot of good mods, but no IAS... classic fire claws druid use 6 shael'd phase blade... would my hybrid build work?
Will firestorm, volcano and molten boulder really useful with synergies maxed? Or these are just useless mods?
This build could also work with armageddon... more synergy for fire claw and firestorm, many points invested for it and low chance to hit
Please let me know your opinion before i create a useless distruction.
I'm going with azure - leviathan - phoenix equip now, and this works (also with fire immunes)... but it's not that good, really