Khan-Shadow: Fight holy with shadow! (2.2 patch)
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 shadow build page. I have multiple builds for any taste available, IB, PvE, arena/ToS builds and F2P/cheap builds.
This article is on a standard shadow main build in the 2.2 meta. This build is made to combat zeno-alex teams and holy. Since these two teams are able to heal so quickly that most nothing can really compete with it, we need to have access to wounds. Hence, we replace our Bathony (who is insanely strong in any of our sub-marches) with Genghis Khan! This gives us slightly lower sustain damage, but higher burst and the most valuable debuff in the game – wounds!
This build is a big spender build! We are using shadow here, meaing you have to spend quite a lot to ever run this.
This build performs well against anything. It performs particularly well versus healer setups, including holy! You want to run this in this situation. If you are not fighting holy or Zeno-Alex you want to do the default shadow build. See guide on the shadow page!
How does it work?
This setup is pretty standard and revolves around pumping big burst damage from all both Khan and Himiko whilst your dragon and Himiko controls the battlefield. Moreover, your Siegfried dishes out amazing sustained damage, and keeps chipping away while your bursters recharge.
However, the important thing to understand here is wounds. Wounds = 100% reduces healing recieved. This means you can completly nullify Theodora and Zeno. Beware, new setups are emerging that are able to deal with wounds and heal through niche holy killers like this. However, I have not seen any big holy whale using these setups yet, making this a VERY strong build to have in your arsenal.
ToK passive setup (main)
This build can both function as a main and as a secondary march. Please see my guide on running this as a secondary march here.
You want to run this passive loadout:
Himiko: Death Breath + Annihilation + Chase
Khan: Adrenaline Rush + Anger + Fighting Will
Siegfried: Malice + Cleave + Rage Blessing
Bjorn: Oaken Guard + Energy Suppression + Weakness