Cyrus Fire as your second/third march
This guide is part of my article series on fire builds. If this build is not to your likeing, have a look at the rest of my builds on the lightning build page. I have multiple builds for any taste available, IB, PvE, arena/ToS builds and F2P/cheap builds.
This article is on fire as a third march. Why did I choose fire for my very first guide on building a third team you might ask? Because fire is a strong element viable as mains and very powerful as seconds and third!
Fire has the bonuses of being:
(1) Free to play (even at endgame!)
(2) Dragon breath has very high damage, meaning you will ALWAYS make a big dent in your opponent – even if your march itself is rubbish
(3) Fire dragon boost fire Immortal damage based on buffs, which means all of those blessings and boons we are not using in our main and even in our seconds synergize perfectly with the fire dragon.
This build perform well versus shadow as long as your Wu dosen’t get hit my the shadow dragons attacks. However, it looses big time to holy! It also has a hard time nuking through proper earth setups, but is otherwise a very good and solid build.
Can be altered to include Khan-fire (see guide) if you are having issues with earths and holys.
In a second/third march, you don’t have very many juicy passives left to choose from. Moreover, not everyones main builds are going to be the same, so small deviations may occur. What we can say for sure is that you will never have BiS passives such as Weakness, Malice, Death Breath, Assist, etc. left for a third march.
In this guide I will show you a very well crafted build by a player relying on earth as his main march (Zeno-Cleo-Charles-Alex) and Lightning as his second (Khan-Bath-Peter-Richard). This means he has spent most all of the best physical passives, auras as well as anihilation and chase in his main team.
But by relying on the power of fire-buffs and because he wisely choose to run a physical backline for lightning (freeing up magic passives for Wu), we can run the following:
You want to run this passive loadout:
Empress Wu: Fire Nova + Toxic Nova + Concentration
Cyrus: Blessing of Defense + Blessing of War + Sacrifice
William: Fighting Will + Paralysis + Garrote
Hippolyta: Fighting Master + Combo + Flame Protection
What if I don’t have all of these free? If you are e.g. running Fighting will in your main or second, or relying on a nova for chase procs on your main. You might not have these available. Try and aim at something similar, but you can always swap in these as strong alternatives for this setup:
- Speed Blessing
- Blessing of rage
- Oaken Guard