Sorry, I just can't let it go, heh.
In looking for more ways to abuse Lightning Soul, the Psion's (lvl3 at-will) Burning Flux caught my attention.
I've tried running searches on the subject, and only found this: community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/758...
So I guess the verdict is:
58109508 wrote:I'm not see anything you could do to yourself that wouldn't be better done to the enemy directly...
So can we?
Here are the basics to the combo:
You gain a +3 feat bonus to lightning damage rolls. This bonus increases to +4 at 21st level.
In addition, whenever you take lightning damage from an attack, one enemy within 5 squares of you takes 10 lightning damage. This damage increases to 15 at 21st level.
You telekinetically grasp empty space and shape it into a whirlwind of burning, grasping filaments that sears nearby enemies.
At-Will Augmentable, Fire, Implement, Psionic, Zone
Standard Action Ranged 10
Target: One creature
Attack: Intelligence vs. Reflex
Hit: 1d6 + Intelligence modifier fire damage.
Effect: Choose a square in the target’s space. That square becomes a zone that lasts until the end of your next turn. Any creature that enters the zone, starts its turn there, or starts its turn adjacent to it takes fire damage equal to your Wisdom modifier.
Effect: As above, and the zone is totally obscured.
Area: burst 1 within 10 squares
Target: Each creature in burst
Hit: 2d6 + Intelligence modifier fire damage.
Effect: The burst creates a zone that lasts until the end of your next turn. The zone is totally obscured, and any creature that enters the zone or starts its turn there takes fire damage equal to your Wisdom modifier.
So using a Lightning Weapon (Staff), can we can turn all of Burning Flux's damage into lightning, including the secondary zone damage effect?
This is the part I'm most unclear on.
If yes, proceed to the build:
Human, Psion|Battlemind, Breach Warden
Discipline Focus (Hybrid): Shaper Focus (Hybrid)
Psionic Augmentation (Hybrid): Hybrid Power Point Option
Hybrid Talent: Battlemind Armor Proficiency
Human Power Selection: Heroic Effort
FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 14, Con 24, Dex 16, Int 9, Wis 12, Cha 11.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 13, Con 18, Dex 12, Int 8, Wis 11, Cha 10.
AC: 32 Fort: 28 Reflex: 24 Will: 24
HP: 112 Surges: 14 Surge Value: 28
Acrobatics +11, Arcana +7, Bluff +8, Diplomacy +8, Dungeoneering +9, Endurance +15, Heal +9, History +7, Insight +9, Intimidate +8, Nature +9, Perception +9, Religion +7, Stealth +11, Streetwise +8, Thievery +11, Athletics +10
Human: Defender of the Wild
Level 1: Hybrid Talent
Level 2: Psionic Celerity
Level 4: Fast Runner
Level 6: Nimble Runner
Level 8: Improved Defenses
Level 11: Lightning Soul
Level 12: Fleet-Footed
Hybrid at-will 3: Burning Flux
Lightning Accurate staff +4, Eldritch Serpent Wyrmscale Armor +4, Fleetrunner Boots (paragon tier)
+1 Wis mod for minimal self-damage
13 starting Str for Warden MC->Breach Warden PP
18 starting Con for max Elemental Breach damage
Any 6 speed race with + to Con (race speed subject to change depending on speed boosts)
The current run speed of the build is 16, 17 if we spend a PP.
First, mark the enemy with Battlemind's Demand.
Then cast Burning Flux on ourselves, (and disregard if we hit or not, we have 9 int), placing a zone on our square.
Proceed to run back and forth 15 or 17 squares, the odd number is important, you must end up adjacent to the Flux square.
This zaps a marked enemy within 5 squares with 17 lightning damage (10 Lightning Soul + 7 Breach Warden).
Turn 1 zaps 7 or 8 times dealing 119 or 136 damage, with us taking 7 or 8 damage.
Turn 2 starts with us taking damage for being adjacent to the zone.
Cast another zone at our feet, we now have two dance squares to boogie on.
Run 15 or 17 squares, again, ending up adjacent to the new zone.
Turn 2 zaps the enemy 16 or 18 times, which is 272 or 306 lightning damage, and hurts us for 16 or 18 damage.
So does this combo work?
Is the damage worth revolving the whole character build around?
Again, something that is totally raped by Lightning Resist.
What other boosts to speed can we get?
Any fluff ideas (all I have right now is some sort of Storm Caller/Rain Dancer or a breakdancing Sonic high on batteries and meth)?