Fire Seon-Wu max damage build (patch 2.3)
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 offensive pure-fire using both Wu and Seon backline. This build revolves around dealing massive amounts of damage in record times. By relying on crit-buff stacking we are able to boost the output to crazy bursts.
This is a free-to-play friendly setup, as three out of two/three Immortals are completly free-to-play to max!
Fire is a team that can be run in many different ways, I personally prefer to run fire as an offensive glass canon setup where the goal is to deal as much damage in bursts as quickly as possible. It works quite well especially against teams that rely on backline damage dealers and on slow ramp-ups. I use Fire to nuke wind and shadow setups in particular.
Be aware, that because we are building to deal crazy damage through critical hits, this build is subject to a lot of RNG. If you are unlucky on your critical hits, it will feel very underwhelming. But on the other hand, a few solid crits makes you feel like a god amongst men!
This setup is pretty standard and revolves around pumping big burst damage from Wu and Seon. William and Trajan provides insane crit buffs pumping your backline damage dealers to the max.
William adds a solid 20% crit rate and Trajan adds another 10% on top as well as a whopping 30% additional Crit Damage.
Because we are scaling critial hit rate and critical hit damage, this setup scales extreemly well with combat buffs adding a solid 5% boost to your critical hit rate.
Furthermore, you want to get to VIP level 13 as quickly as possible to get the 9% Base Critical Value boon.
With William, Trajan, combat buffs and VIP boost you gain a solid 44% additional critical hit rate on top of the 30% Critical Hit Value from your dragon and 30% Crit Damage. Needless to say, we rely on critical hits and all in all, making for a very powerful setups for Wu and Seon to deal massive damage.
Hippolyta alternative to Trajan
Discussion: Many argue that Hippo is superior to Trajan in any fire setup. Whilst Hippolyta is certainly a strong Immortal, I do not agree with this view.
In my opinion, Trajan works excellent for any fire build. We rely on getting critical hits, which he supplies both critical rate and critical damage for. However, if you are unable to obtain Trajan, Hippolyta’s unique ability to consistenly secure small critical hits and thus activating Seon’s ultimate ability is also very powerful and you can easily run this build with her.
With Hippo’s ultimate ability, you add both controls the fight by reducing enemy energy regen whilst also securing a steady stream of procs for Seon.
Hippo hits 5 (7 with artifact) times with her ultimate, which means that the chances of getting a critical hit on one of these is very very high.
RNG is a big deal with fire
Running fire you will always be subject to some RNG. Trying to mitigate it through defenses, running Charles, shelter, Cyrus control builds, etc. is admirable yet ultimately futile. Fire is and has to be a glass canon of a build. It is what makes fire awesome and what makes it frustrating. If you are not getting the crits you need, you will loose. No matter the build, not matter the power. If you do get the crits, you will absolutely melt the face off of most any enemy.
ToK passive setup (main)
You want to run this passive loadout:
Wu: Chase, Annihilation, Death Breath
Seon: Energy Burst, Fighting Master, Garrotte/Chaotic Blade
Trajan: Weakness, Rage Blessing, Oaken Guard
William: Fighting Will, Energy Suppression, Malice
Relevant guides for you
If you are reading this, you may like to also read my guide on running this Fire team as a secondary team. In this guide I assume you do not have some of the a-tier key passives available and show you how you can build a strong fire team anyway.