Top Tier Fire Cyrus-Wu main (path 2.5.2)
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 (or atleast always the option to make a F2P variation)
(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.
Cyrus, Wu, William, Hippolyta Fire Build for patch 2.5.2
Fire builds are a popular strategy in Infinity Kingdom, and for good reason. They offer a balanced approach to offense and defense, allowing players to both deal significant damage to enemy troops while also mitigating incoming attacks. Of course, not all fire builds are created equal, and some are more effective than others. In this article, we’ll be exploring a Fire Build that uses the Immortals Cyrus, Empress Wu, Hippolyta, and William to create a setup that performs better than any other Cyrus fire build ever.
The Build Setup
Let’s start by breaking down the setup for this Fire Build:
Cyrus: Assist + Oaken Guard + Fear Aura
At first glance, this setup may not seem all that different from other Fire Builds. However, the devil is in the details, and it’s the specific Immortal talents and equipment choices that make this build stand out.
Cyrus is the linchpin of this setup, providing a significant boost to the rest of the team with his Assist talent. Oaken Guard is a great choice for his second talent, as it allows him to survive longer in battle, while Fear Aura ensures that enemy troops will be more likely to flee from his attacks.
Empress Wu: Stormeye + Spell Disintegration + Chase
Empress Wu is a popular choice for Fire Builds, and for good reason. She deal massive damage and ranks amongst the very best damage dealers in the game. Her Stormeye and Spell Disintegration Tower of Knowledge skills are a great choice, as it allows her to deal a ton of extra damage to enemy troops as well as ensuring consistent damage instances securing procs of Chase on internal cooldown. Lastly, chase is pure and simple a massive burst reward for having the upperhand and massive crit attributes.
William: Fighting Will + Paralysis/Malice + Siren’s Gaze
William is another key player in this setup. His Fighting Will talent provides a significant boost to his damage while also providnig a decent control effect to the enemy. Paralysis/Malice is a versatile choice for his second Tower of Knowledge passive, allowing him to either reduce the attack speed of your enemies (e.g. against a hybrid), reducing enemy crit chance significantly. Siren’s Gaze provides a unique Taunt effect, making William your defacto utility tank. He will taunt enemies making them attack him and in turn have a high chance of becoming silenced. A surprisingly strong tower of knowledge skill.
Hippolyta: Weakness + Physical Shield + Defense Blessing
Finally, Hippolyta rounds out the team with her Weakness Tower of Knowledge skill, which reduces the resilience of nearby enemy troops. Physical Shield is a great choice for her second talent, as it allows her to survive longer in battle, while Defense Blessing provides a significant boost to the defense of nearby allies.
For the dragon’s talents you want to maximize the damage output of your Empress Wu. The best way to do so, is by using the Calamity talent specialization for your fire dragon.
This provides an absolute top tier specialization for the current meta. It is both the best damage buff you can get for Empress Wu (your main damage dealer) by increasing her crit damage by a massive 50% for a full minute at max level!
As if that was not strong enough on its own, your Flaming Breath is augmented to also provide an incredibly strong 36% reduction to physical damage dealt by your enemy for 3s. That is massive especially in the physically dominated meta that we are in right now with strong hybrid and holy setups.
So, how does this Fire Build perform in battle? According to players who have tested it, the results are impressive. This setup is capable of marching with more than 420k power, making it one of the strongest fire setups in the game.
Perhaps more importantly, this Fire Build is surprisingly effective against holy, shadow, and hybrid marches. It’s a versatile setup that can hold its own against a variety of different opponents, making it a great choice for players who want to be prepared for anything.
The F2P Version
Of course, not everyone has the resources to invest in the Immortals and equipment required for this Fire Build. Fortunately, there is a version of this setup that is almost as powerful and can be used by free-to-play players. Read more about the Free-to-play version here.