That’s true. But also we’re not supposed to melt bosses like Stef does with ease. To do this it needs a lot of effort / play time to farm min/maxed items.
The Volcanic Orb Sorc is really strong and a lot of fun with “normal” idols.
It’s ok for normal people to do bosses the normal way: Hit him for minutes, go to phase 2, almost die, go to phase 3, hit him for minutes, slay him with sweat in your face.
The builds and espeacially the video footage people are showing here looks so easy. Just follow the skill and passive tree route and BÄM: Kill everything within a blink of an eye. But this is not the case. The synergies with skills and passives is only one half of the whole build. The other is having gear that enables you to do this, too. In most cases you will hit a wall at some point, where you realise that you either make ok damage, but die really fast or you are decently tanky, but dont do any noticable damage.
The process to get a build going from 0 to “boardman” takes a lot of time investment. You wont just find all the gear you need, when you need it. You’ll sit at that damn 80s timeline and won’t get past a certain echo number untill you improved your gear by gambling/crafting/farming.
This is nothing these build guides tell you. They only tell you “skill this and that and goooooo! Btw… you need these items…”
I saw Rimed show the weapons of one of his ignite pala builds. 2 swords with identical affix setup with ignite, damage over time and else, all t5. I would cry tears of joy to only have one weapon with these stats…
I don’t mean this in a negative way and don’t want to devalue the work of our content creators. They are awesome, provide a lot of indepth knowledge and do a lot for the community.
Only the effort that is put into these builds is not shown in the videos. 99% of the build guide suggest, that it is absolutely easy to do 1 million damage and melt bosses in seconds if you just follow the build guide, when this is not the case. And I get that. People might abbandon the guide right from the start, if they get told “you can build this way but you won’t be even close to these numbers without at least putting 70h of farming gear into your character”.
This might disencourage people. But I think some others also might be demotivated when the build they try to copy doesn’t work like somebody showed in a vid. I’d wish that these build guides would be a bit more informative on that matter. Maybe also show the damage numbers of an average geared character instead of the min/maxed Powerrangers.