Newer player here looking for some feedback on a build concept that i thought of. Since i’m fairly new i don’t even know if the concept will work, let alone be good so i thought i’d share and see what others think.
The idea revolves around the Gaspar’s set. Probably the highest lvl set out there and pretty hard to farm a well as since you’ll need time to farm for both the chest(1 in 7 drop) and helm(10% drop in lvl 100 zone) in one of the latest monoliths.
Each piece gives you a Decimate proc on use of respectively lightning/fire/cold spells with a 4 second cooldown. Decimate is a void spell cast in a cone in front of you, and the cooldown and aoe are improved by the Set bonuses.
This skill doesn’t sound that impressive since it’s gated behind a hefty cooldown, but i want to believe it’s damage is pretty good considering the difficulty of obtaining the full set and the large cooldown recovery.
So i was thinking how to incorporate this set into a build succesfully and came up with the only skill that make it viable: Elemental Nova. My thought process is that since elemental nova uses all elements, the internal cooldown of Decimate per different elemental skill use is best optimized. I assumed the cooldown is per separate element and not global. The 4 second cooldown is lowered to 3,25 by the set bonus. If my above assumption is correct, then Elemental Nova could theoretically proc Decimate each 1,0825 second if you use all elements within that 3,25 seconds. Realistically this will be slightly worse, since it will be impossible to proc each internal cooldown perfectly, but it’s still a huge difference from the initial 4 second cooldown.
My thought is that Elemental Nova is great for clearing, while the Decimate proc will help it kill bosses a lot faster.
For offensive passives and gear affixes i would focus on global spell damage increasers like intelligence, spell damage, spell crit, adaptive spell damage etc. to buff all elemental nova’s and the Decimate proc.
The defensive options is what i’m most unsure of. The set helm and chest give you full cover on void res and 35-45 cold/lightning respectively. This high amount of res is another good part of the set. Together with the elemental resitances from passives and a bone amulet for phys/necrotic, you will need very little suffixes on your remaining items to cover your resistances.
I could go for a ward type defensive setup with the ward boots, but not having the ward chest heavily impairs this i’d think? But the sorcerer passives and skills do support ward the most i’d say. The other option is to stack health/endurance/endurance threshold etc on the remaining items.
Sorry for the long write-up, but i hope you like my idea or can provide me with any helpful feedback!