POE4ORBS is The Best Place to buy cheap poe Currency, Items and Power leveling service!

Path of Exile Molten Shell Self-Chain-Casting Mechanics

Hey guys, I think I've come across something unique.

 

I've been playing with a self-cast Molten Shell build, maxing armor and endu charges to make it proc quickly. I've noticed that if I just spam-cast Molten Shell without waiting for a detonation, one still occurs even though I keep resetting it with casts.

I took my lvl 30 build back to act 1 normal cost, and chain-casted it against zombies. Even vs 1 zombie, the molten shell would eventually detonate, taking around ~26 hits on average to blow up.

Path of Exile Molten Shell Self-Chain-Casting Mechanics

I'm thinking that if you re-cast molten shell while you still have the molten shell buff, that the damage mitigated with it is stored, persisting to the next cast.

There's no other reasoning I can think of that a lvl 2 solo zombie could ever proc a molten shell detonation vs a lvl 30 marauder.

 

Thoughts?

 

EDIT: For perspective, a brand new lvl 1 Templar has 66 hp. The level of Molten Shell I was using needed 155 damage prevented to trigger. I got a lvl 2 zombie to trigger it, and I kept recasting molten shell every ~.8 seconds. There is absolutely no way ever that zombie could have done 155 dmg between casts.. that's over twice the HP a lvl 1 char has! Have you ever been one shot by a single, white zombie in normal coast?

 

That must be how it works. I think I could make a better build now that I know this. It should be in the wiki, I have no clue how to add this info to it.

 

After more testing, I'm 100% sure this is how molten shell works. The damage threshold is saved for the next cast as long as you re-cast a new molten shell before the old one ends, from time or being detonated. It could make for interesting builds. I can go between enemies and just spam cast it, and get a lot of explosions. Just need more Radius.Now instead of waiting for it to detonate, I just chain cast it in a pack of mobs, and it procs multiple times very quickly. I assume when packs get denser and start to do more dmg, I'll basically be trigger it as often as Vaal Molten Shell (not quite, but comparable enough to be useful)

Related News
04
Dec

95% of builds on Path of Exile scale with special uniques or powerful rares

Both of these will change will change how the skill works/increase their damage output significantly, making you want to progress even more to see how far you can take a build idea.

29
Oct

Best Path of Exile ORBS and Cheap POE Chaos Orb from Poe4orbs

Have you tried to buy POE ORBS online but the price is pretty high? Are you perplexed that there are tons of POE websites today

18
Nov

Eternal Orbs will literally rarer than mirrors when the Awakening hits

but since these good rares will replace the role of the Eternal Orb, they will at least cost as much as what an Eternal Orb used to cost.

14
Oct

Chaos Damage doesn't bypass Energy Shield

The way I see it, unique items are bad design. They put build-enablers into a terrible binary: not enabled, or best-in-slot. There's no room for gear progression in that gear slot under such itemization.

01
Nov

Path of Exile is a much better game

If an Exalted Orb or Mirror of Kalandra drops, be very happy, put it into your stash, and forget it exists until you learn how to trade like a pro.

21
Oct

Frost wall spell was set to 100% chance to block your projectiles again in POE

Most cold projectiles shatter on impact ( arctic breath, cold shot), this would be the cold version of poe Orb of storm for lightning.

Leave A Reply

Hot Help Center Products

Poe4orbs Top News

19
Jun

[3.11] PoE Harvest Mauarder Starter Endgame Builds

Here is the latest PoE 3.11 Harvest Mauarder Starter Endgame Builds - Berserker, Chieftain and Juggernaut. Whether you like cheap, fast mapping, or boss killer, you can find the build you want.

06
Mar

poe4orbs:PoE 3.10 Delirium Witch Popular Starter Build

PoE 3.10 has arrived! Are you ready to take on new challenges? Take a look at the PoE 3.10 Delirium Witch Builds (Elementalist, Occultist, Necromancer) prepared by R4pg for you!

05
Mar

poe4orbs:PoE 3.10 Delirium Shadow Popular Starter Build

PoE 3.10 has arrived! Are you ready to take on new challenges? Take a look at the PoE 3.10 Delirium Shadow Builds (Assassin, Saboteur, Trickster) prepared by R4pg for you!