With the ridiculous buff to Meteors with Nilfur's Boast, and the buff to both the Firebird and Tal Rasha set, I decided to try something a little different. I've been watching gameplay of people with the Firebird's set igniting elite packs and then kiting them around but not killing them for the damage buff, but that playstyle didn't appeal to me. And Cratic put together an awesome build with the 6-piece Tal Rasha set that rains fiery death all over the map wherever you are channeling Arcane Torrent.
My favorite skill has always been Disintegrate, I love being able to channel that and watch things burn to dust. So I was wondering if there was a way to combine that with a hybrid of Firebird's and Tal Rasha's set for their bonuses and not have to worry about kiting things and such. So here's what I came up with.
I went with only the 2 piece Tal Rasha for the bonus of dropping a huge meteor every 8 seconds. This was important because of the items I've chosen and I'll explain more on this later. With the bonus damage from Nifur's Boast, that meteor does immense damage. We get the 4-piece Firebird bonus with Ring of Royal Grandeur, giving us a free rez should we die for the 2 piece bonus and a bonus to fire damage outright and if we can manage to set things on fire with 3 different skills, then we get 3000% bonus damage and they burn until they die. We achieve this with Meteor, Energy Twister with Fire Rune, and Magic Weapon with Ignite.
What I love about this build is that you basically keep your Magic Weapon and Storm Armor up all the time and you only have to channel Disintegrate and Teleport when needed. Because of The Compass Rose and Traveler's Pledge, you get a bonus for standing still and channeling. And with Etched Sigil, while you are channeling it is auto-casting either Twister or Meteors. The reason we have Ranslor's Folley is so that any of those twisters that are spinning around have a chance to pull enemies together, and when that happens, you just put your beam on them and they all ignite. What's even better, if you hit that 8 seconds, a huge comet can hit right where you are channeling, so if you manage to get a group together and the comet drops, instant death, not to mention the Meteor Shower is peppering everything with fiery boulders as well.
Its still a work in progress, I am testing out different scenarios, gems, etc, but I love the way this plays, definitely a style I like. I'm sure it won't be the best thing out there, but its fun to watch things melt away. Comments are always welcome. I will write more description above as well when I have more time