Himiko-Water magic pumper build (patch 2.4)
This guide is part of my guide series on water builds. If this build is not to your likeing, have a look at the rest of my builds on the water build page. I have multiple builds for any taste available, IB, PvE, arena/ToS builds and F2P/cheap builds.
This build one of the absolute strongest water builds for patch 2.4 This water setup will compete with the biggest of earth, shadow and holy! It relies on control in combination with superior burst damage output.
We abuse Merlin’s overtuned ultimate ability and pair it with Himiko’s massive damage to non-holy Immortals. With Himiko we are able to run a duel mage setup for water whilst stacking up on control effects. This build works very very well and pairs perfectly with an earth wind hybrid!
Merlin is dealing a ton of damage, same as Himiko. Himiko and Attila is controling the playing field like no other Immortals can and all the while Ragnar is provinding nice support passives and a strong damage modifier debuff.
This is my earth hybrid main (which usually kills 400+ holies and shadow without a problem) facing a brick wall that is this water dual mage team. I even attacked as part of a rally and lost! Now tech and bonuses did play a role, but I have a lot of respect for this setup. It is well crafted and one I know will perform very well for anyone out there trying to run water as main or second.
We have a few things going on here in this build. Firstly, we are dealing a lot of magic damage and stacking up on all the best mage passives in the game.
Secondly, we are running massive controls making us very very hard to fight for all setups besides holy. This team is terrible versus holy, awesome against all others. We have control from Himiko as well as from Attila’s silences and our Dragon’s Freezes. Quite a lot of control sources which makes it quite difficult to cast against us.
Lastly, we are using Ragnar for a bit of damage boost and as our resident support. We are stacking up on magic damage debuffs on our enemies using both Attila with unique and Ragnar.
Himiko seems an expensive choice making this build a whale build. But that’s not true anymore! With the addition of the Sparks of Galaxy event, we are actually able to obtain and max Himiko purely with gems if that’s what we want! Or if we are spendinging ever so slightly, we can max her for cheaply! She is around 4-5 times cheaper to get now than from Theias!
Read more about Sparks of Galaxy here.
While she costs around 500 bucks to max if you ONLY spend money, she is only around 160-170K gems to max! That means that doing a mix of the two, you are likely spending around 200-300 bucks to max her, making it cheaper than getitng your Attila!!! Massive update and a very easy way to make an absolute top tier setup.
For this build you want to maximize the amount of magical damage dealt to the enemy. Therefore, you want to run Coalesce for your dragon specialization talent. Prioritize upgrading Freeze breath to increase the % magic boost.
You want to run this passive loadout:
Merlin: Annihilation + Concentration + Nova / Absolute Defense
Himiko: Death Breath + Chase + Spell Disintegrator/Stormeye
Attila: Adrenaline Rush + Weakness + Fighting Master
Ragnar: Malice + Energy Suppression + Oaken Guard