Hello, and thanks your taking some time to read my post.
If you haven’t read it already, here’s the original post I recommend you read it before reading the rest of this post, which I made to cover the newest information regarding the build mentioned in this post. Powerful warlock build
The art of Strength Maging, Muscle Wizardry, or as we will call it for the rest of the post, “Warmaging”, is a complicated one. Despite what you’d think, the
wizard warlock who favors brawn over brain takes a lot more skill and planning to succeed with. If you make a warmage build, you will truly be a crude conjurer.
As a warmage, there are only 4 spells that matter to you.
The first of which gains a new power when you adopt the warmage mantra.
When you obtain at least 30 strength and more than half of your points are in strength your blink spell becomes extra sharp, and causes horrific pain to anything you blink through.
The two of your spells gained from the warlock book known as dark pulse and simulacrum, are used differently than other mages. Dark pulse slows down enemies by 45% and can be casted right before your simulacrum detonates, allowing your simulacrum’s physical damage explosion to make contact with faster targets. With enough upgrades into them, and enough raw strength, your simulacrum becomes a powerful weapon with a low mana cost and a short cooldown.
The pulse-detonate combo doesn’t work on players though, which is why it isn’t used in the clip below.
Your most powerful spell is sonic bomb. Once you hit the skill modifying threshold of 30 strength, magic bomb is replaced with a new spell called Sonic bomb. Sonic bomb features a slightly lower base damage, in exchange for a LOT of upgrades. When casting sonic bomb, you shoot out a mana torpedo that has a reduced cooldown, piercing, increased velocity, and range. An additional explosion occurs each time the torpedo pierces through an enemy, allowing for very high amounts of damage to groups.
I can faithfully say that warmaging is now viable since sonic bomb, which is mentioned above was implemented. Please note that sonic bomb and blink strike are currently bugged, and scale off of INT. This will hopefully be fixed soon.
This build uses the following stats.
138 STR 1 VIT 5 INT 0 DEX.
When using the items this guide was built with, the build has:
168 STR 36 VIT -3 INT 15 DEX
(Fierce stingtail staff with +15 STR from scrolls, +35 VIT from archeomagus robes, +15 STR and +15 DEX from ratking bucket with 70% scrolls on it)
This build is pretty straight-forward, but there is one cursed item that will ruin your warmage build if you try to use it. The chitin scythe. It converts basic attacks to scale off of intelligence, instead of strength.
Make sure that you have at least 30 strength and that more than half of those points are in strength, or else you’ll lose access to sonic bomb! This is very important.