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Flaming Destroyer (fire)

I’m not quite sold yet on Torchlight III‘s Flaming Destroyer relic. On one hand, fire effects in ARPGs tend to be useful. On the other, I simply didn’t find it as useful compared to other relics like Bane or Coldheart.

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Main ability: Empowering Smash – Slams a flaming sword down on enemies in front of you which does 125% weapon damage; 50% chance to burn enemies for 50% DOT effect for 4 seconds; +25% damage buff for all allies within range.

  • Sharper Blade – +5% critical hit chance per rank-up while Empowering Smash is active.
  • Ignition Source – +5% chance to burn enemies per rank-up while Empowering Smash is active.

Active skill: Sword Smash – Slams a flaming sword in front of you that burns enemies for 200% weapon damage.

  • Destroy More – Increased Sword Smash damage.
  • Destroy Faster – Reduced Sword Smash cooldown.

Passive 1: Magma Burst – Chance for a burning enemy to explode when you hit them; does 45% weapon damage.

  • Lingering Blaze – Enemies who explode leave a burning trail that has a 60% DOT effect.
  • Fear of Flames – Magma Burst can potentially cause the fear debuff on enemies; increases the chance to fear enemies via Magma Burst proc by 5% per rank-up.

Passive 2: Firestorm – Chance for fireballs to drop on enemies for 40% weapon damage.

  • Firestarter – Increases the chance for Firestorm to proc.
  • Smolder – Increases the damage of Firestorm’s procs.

Passive 3: Reign of Fire – Flaming Destroyer’s Empowering Smash activation unleashes a rain of fireballs.

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Those great balls of fire not helping you out? Then how about riding the lightning using the Electrode relic?

Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez writes for various websites under the Enthusiast Gaming umbrella -- Destructoid, Flixist, Daily Esports, PlayStation Enthusiast, and PC Invasion. Jason's Steam library has 1,400+ games at the moment so he definitely has a lot of things to talk about. He's also one of only five games journalists from the Philippines. Just kidding. There are definitely more around, but he doesn't know anyone. Mabuhay!

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