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[3.0]Righteous Fire Chieftain Uber Lab/Atziri - Odealo's Crafty Guide

[3.0]Righteous Fire Chieftain Uber Lab/Atziri - Odealo's Crafty Guide

Extremely powerful and tanky Righteous Fire Chieftain build. Try this Uber Lab and Uber Atziri farmer with enjoyable gameplay mechanics

Righteous Fire
Chieftain build

Updated for Patch 3.5

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Guide notes
December 19, 2018
-Updated for Patch 3.5

With the recent Patch 3.0 changes, Life Builds have become extremely popular. This time we are presenting a very tanky, and extremely powerful Righteous Fire Chieftain build. This build requires a lot of Life and Life Regeneration to keep the Righteous Fire up but it deals immense damage even in barely 4-links setup.

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1. Gameplay

The main idea behind this build is to maintain Righteous Fire which causes extremely high damage over time to both monsters and the caster (which is "degeneration damage", and will not proc Cast when Damage Taken spells for example). The most important part of this build is very high Life and Life regeneration, this is why both Kaom's gear pieces will be used. With the Patch 3.2 changes, Chieftain provides even higher Life Regeneration bonuses than before, making it one of the best classes for the RF build.

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2. Build's PROS & CONS

  • extremely powerful this build does enough damage to clear all the game's content
  • easy to level up - flame and searing totem melt anything on your way
  • amazing mobility - our gear setup makes this character extremely viable for fast map clearing
  • tanky build with proper life gear
  • can be used with Bisco's Collar for increased magic find
  • because of the recent patch, Kaom's Heart became expensive
  • a low number of sockets limits the number of available skill options
  • curse has to be manually cast without high level Enlighten Support Gem (or skipped entirely)
  • obliterating everything with just 3 active skills might seem tedious at times

3. Leveling tips

As most of the points in skill tree are allocated in Life and Fire Damage, we recommend sticking to that during leveling too. The Searing Bond and Flame Totem combination should quickly take you to Act 10. You can also use Firestorm as a "supporting" AoE-damage spell. 

Suggested leveling Gem setups:

Searing Bond Totem setup
Searing Bond Searing Bond - your primary damage dealing spell. It plants a totem that casts beams of fire at you and your other Totems damaging enemies. Deals very good damage if positioned well 
Burning Damage Support Burning Damage Support - this Gem provides the highest DPS increase for Searing Bond
Controlled Destruction Support Controlled Destruction Support - another excellent DPS increase to the Searing Bond
Flame Totem setup
Flame Totem Flame Totem - will plan a Totem that will be targeted by your Searing Bond totem, as well as deal additional projectile-based fire spell damage
Faster Casting Support Faster Casting Support - will increase the rate at which Flame Totem's spell is cast
Greater Multiple Projectiles Support Greater Multiple Projectiles Support - great DPS increase, multiplying the number of totem's projectiles
Fire Penetration Support

Fire Penetration Support - same as above. This two are entirely viable options. However, 4th and 5th Gems are not precisely that most essential thing during leveling, so you can use pretty much anything you can get your hands on 

Firestorm setup
Firestorm Firestorm - decent AoE damage. Will help you clear big packs and also burn your mana in harder battles
Increased Area of Effect Support Increased Area of Effect Support - increases the radius of supported spells
Spell Echo Support Spell Echo Support - same as above, will also grant extra damage


We recommend killing all the Bandits for two additional Passive Skill Points 

Leveling Skill Trees:

38 Points Skill Tree
Priorities: 1) Warrior's Blood 2) Arsonist 3) Holy Fire

70 Points Skill Tree
Simply fill all the Life Nodes and Jewel sockets in any order

Recommended leveling items:

Lifesprig Lifesprig - this wands grats decent early-game spell damage as well as +1 level to socketed Spell Gems. We suggest using 2 of this and put two different totem setup in each
(8-12)% increased Spell Damage
+1 to Level of Socketed Spell Gems
(20-28)% increased Spell Damage
(5-8)% increased Cast Speed
+(15-20) to maximum Life
+(15-20) to maximum Mana
Regenerate (6-8) Life over 1 second when you Cast a Spell
PraxisPraxis - great leveling ring for casters. If you plan to use Tabula Rasa and 6-link your totems you will need a good mana/mana regeneration ring like Praxis
+(20-25) to maximum Mana
+(30-60) to maximum Mana
(3-6) Mana Regenerated per second
-(8-4) to Mana Cost of Skills
8% of Damage taken gained as Mana over 4 seconds when Hit
GoldrimGoldrim - an amazing leveling helmet. Provides enough resistances to make it a viable option all the way to Act 10. 
+(30-50) to Evasion Rating
10% increased Rarity of Items found
+(30-40)% to all Elemental Resistances
Reflects 4 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
Level Requirement reduced by 100 (Hidden)
EmberwakeEmberwake - increases your fire damage. If you don't want to respec to many points later and stick to the recommended skill trees you might need some extra %Fire damage
+(20-30)% to Fire Resistance
(30-40)% increased Fire Damage
(5-10)% increased Cast Speed
10% chance to Ignite
You can inflict an additional Ignite on an Enemy
Ignited Enemies Burn 65% slower

4. Final Skill Tree, Ascendancy Points, and Pantheon

Final Skill Tree:

116 Points Final Skill Tree 
116 Points Path of Building(PoB) link
Building your RF Chieftain from at this point is very easy. You should have already picked up all the required DPS nodes so now all that is left is to pick the remaining Life/Life Regeneration Nodes and Jewel sockets.

Ascendancy points:

Preferably in that order:

  1. Tawhoa, Forest's Strength
  2. Ramako, Sun's Light
  3. Ngamahu, Flame's Advance
  4. Hinekora, Death's Fure


Major God: Soul of Arakaali 5% reduced Damage taken from Damage Over Time; 10% chance to Avoid Lightning Damage when Hit

Minor God: Soul of Abberath 5% reduced Fire Damage took while moving; Unaffected by Burning Ground

Both of this Gods reduce the Damage over Time done to you by Righteous Fire

5. Final Gems links

[DPS] Righteous Fire
Righteous Fire Righteous Fire - your main DPS spell. Simply keep your Life above 1 and try not to die when it's on, and Righteous Fire will deal with all the enemies in its' range 
Burning Damage Support Burning Damage Support - this is the main Support Gem for this setup. Grants the highest Burning Damage out of all Support Gems. It's best to be supplied by the Elder Rare Helmet
Elemental Focus Support Elemental Focus Support - greatly increases Elemental Damage dealt by supported skills
Efficacy Support Efficacy Support - increases Righteous Fire Spell Damage and Damage over Time
Increased Area of Effect Support Increased Area of Effect Support - great Support Gem for leveling and Map farming
[MOBILITY & DEF] Shield Charge
Shield Charge Shield Charge - your main movement skill
Faster Attack Support Faster Attack Support - increases Shield Charge's Attack Speed
Fortify Support Fortify Support - grants the Fortify buff on melee hits with Shield Charge
Summon Stone Golem Summon Stone Golem - golem will grant you extra Life Regeneration
[AURAS] Vitality & Purity of Fire
Purity of Fire Purity of Fire - this Aura will grant additional Fire Resistance, as well as raise its' maximum value
Vitality Vitality - this Aura grants high Life Regeneration
Empower Empower - your auras are very important in this build. That's why it's recommended to link them to the highest Empower Support Gem you can afford
[UTILITY] Flammability and Scorching Ray
Flammability Flammability - our recommended curse, which reduces enemies fire resistance, link it to Blasphemy Support Gem and it will work like an aura, affecting all enemies in Righteous Fire range
Scorching Ray Scorching Ray - used to apply a debuff on enemies which reduces their Fire Resistance
Faster Casting Support Faster Casting Support 

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5. Gear Setup

Let's get down to the most exciting part. All the items required for this build shouldn't cost more than 6-10 Exalted Orbs. f that's for some reason above your available budget, you are more than welcome to visit our PoE Currency Marketplace and get the missing PoE Currency. Our recommended gear setup will:

  1. Provide at least 6,000 Life on a level 70 character
  2. Cap your Elemental Resistances
  3. Allow efficient Map farming

Stat priorities on items:

  1. Life
  2. Elemental Resistances
  3. Fire/Elemental/Burning Damage
  4. Life Regeneration
  5. Armour
Rare helmet(Helmet) Rare Helmet - preferably Elder with increased Elemental Damage and Burning Damage Support Gem granted. It will allow you to use Righteous Fire in the pseudo-5-link setup
Min. requirements:
80 maximum Life
40% Fire Resistance
40% Cold Resistance
Life Regenerated per second
Optional affixes:
Socketed Gems are supported by level 18 Burning Damage
Helmet enchantment:
40% increased Righteous Fire Damage
Kaom's Heart(Body Armour) Kaom's Heart - if you can afford it, buy corrupted one with +1% max resistances, and the highest value of the increased Fire Damage attribute. Buying Legacy Kaom's Heart (which is extremely expensive) will grant even higher maximum Life boost and is the best in slot item for this build
Has no Sockets
+500 to maximum Life
(20-40)% increased Fire Damage
Doryani's Catalyst(Weapon Slot) Doryani's Catalyst - one of the best weapons for this build. With 3.4 Changes to Shield Charge's Attack Speed, using Brightbeak is no longer advised
32% increased Elemental Damage
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Elemental Proliferation
Adds (65-85) to (100-160) Physical Damage
(11-15)% increased Attack Speed
(6-10)% increased Cast Speed
(30-40)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
0.2% of Elemental Damage Leeched as Life
(80-100)% increased Elemental Damage
Rise of the Phoenix(Shield) Rise of the Phoenix - extremely important part of the gear. It increased your maximum fire resistance
3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+8% to all Elemental Resistances
(80-100)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
6 Life Regenerated per second
+8% to maximum Fire Resistance
+(20-25)% to Fire Resistance
+25% to Fire Resistance while on Low Life
10% increased Movement Speed when on Low Life
Cannot be Ignited while on Low Life
Kaom's Roots(Boots) Kaom's Roots - we pick another Kaom's piece for incredible Life bonus. 
Has no Sockets
Cannot be Knocked Back
+(150-200) to maximum Life
You cannot be slowed to below the base speed
Unwavering Stance
Boot enchantment:
Regenerate 2% of Life and Mana per second if you were Hit Recently
Leather belt(Belt) Rare Belt -  aim for the highest Maximum Life bonus you can afford
Min. requirements:
130 maximum Life
22% Fire Resistance
22% Cold Resistance
22% Lightning Resistance
Bisco's Collar(Amulet) Bisco's Collar - we have chosen Bisco's Collar for the slot as this build is more than viable with it equipped (res will be capped anyway with the other recommended gear) For players with lower budget or struggling in mid/high tier maps with it, you can also try the second option with increased Life/Life regen. and Fire damage bonus
(12-20)% increased Rarity of Items found
(100-150)% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Slain Magic Enemies
(50-100)% increased Quantity of Items Dropped by Slain Normal Enemies
Coral Amulet(Amulet) Rare Amulet - this is the budget-friendly variant
Min. requirements:
80 maximum Life
4 Life Regenerated per second
16% Burning Damage
Optional affixes:
Elemental Resistances
Coral RingCoral Ring(Rings) Rare Rings - our goal is to get as much extra Resistances and maximum Life as possible
Min. requirements:
90 maximum Life
Life Regenerated per second
10% All Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
increased Fire Damage
STR gloves(Gloves) Rare Gloves - we aim for the highest Life obviously. Attack speed is an extra addition to grant you better mobility
Min. requirements:
75 maximum Life
33% Cold Resistance
40% Lightning Resistance
Optional affixes:
Life Regeneration
Glove enchantment:
Commandment of Frost
Cobalt jewel(Jewels) Rare Jewels - with bonus Life and any of the following Damage bonuses
Recommended affixes:
increased maximum Life
increased Generic/Fire/Area/Elemental/Damage over Time
Optional affixes:
Witchfire brew(Flask) Witchfire Brew - grants additional 25-40% damage while under Flask Effect. The extra defensive effects might also come in handy
Creates a Smoke Cloud on Use
50% increased Charges used
(25-40)% increased Damage Over Time during Flask Effect
Grants level 21 Despair Curse Aura during Flask Effect
Other suggested Flasks:
  1. Cautious Divine Life Flask of Heat (immunity to Freeze and Chill effects)
  2. Cautious Divine Life Flask of Staunching (immunity to Bleeding)
  3. Experimenter's Ruby Flask of Iron Skin (increased maximum Fire Res. and Armour)
  4. The Overflowing Chalice (or any other Sulphur Flask will do, possibly with increased Buff Duration or increased Charge Recovery)
Witchfire brewDivine Life FlaskDivine Life FlaskRuby FlaskOverflowing Chalice

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