Wizard101 Best Level 130 Storm Gear


Last updated 6/13/2020 (updated Road Warrior wand to level 130 and added Doomsday Krok wand)


What’s the best gear for a max level Storm Wizard (currently level 130)?  We’ve seen this question many times, so we’ve provided our recommendations below, in a format to help you compare options.

We’ll take a moment to review our criteria first, since the “best” gear depends on your role and objectives.

Our Criteria

We consider the gear listed below the best for a max level Storm Wizard if you are:

  • Questing by yourself (solo)
  • Questing in a group & playing the role of a hitter, or
  • Playing PvP in an offensive or traditional role

If you are questing in a group and playing a support role (i.e., buffing the wizard that is going to hit and/or healing) or if you are playing a very defensive PvP strategy, we assume you are more interested in global resist and outgoing healing.  We suggest that you check out Cody’s guide on gear with the best outgoing healing, as it includes several high-resist gear options as well.

There are three types of recommendations, depending on your focus:

1. Damage Focus

Typically used against opponents with high block, such as bosses.

  • Primary objective is to maximize damage
  • Secondary objectives are power pips, accuracy and pierce

2. Critical Focus

Typically used against opponents with low block, such as mobs.  Some PvP builds focus on high critical as well.

  • Primary objective is critical
  • Secondary objectives are damage, power pips and accuracy

3. Balanced

Typically used in PvP or against bosses that hit hard (e.g., Storm Titan anyone?):

  • Primary objective is to provide decent damage and several helpful stats, including universal resist, power pips, accuracy, pierce and important jewel sockets
  • Many balanced items contain some critical, although it’s typically not a “critical” objective (pun intended)


Gear Set Bonuses

Gear set bonuses provide stats in addition to whatever stats the gear provides, based on how many pieces of that set you’re wearing.  We list relevant bonuses here so you can consider them when selecting gear for your Wizard.

Storm Gear Set Bonuses of Interest


Dragoon’s Shocking Set

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Best Storm Hats

For balanced hats, we prioritize universal resist.

Recommended Storm Hats

Reminder: Other Storm hats of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Damage & Critical

Dragoon’s Shocking Helm

Drop from Fellspawn and Crafted (Recipe from Zasha Emberforge)

Alternative Damage

Stormy Paradox Conical

Drop from Astral Forest and Storm Titan Chest

Recommended Balanced & Pierce

Malistaire’s Cowl of Flux

Drop from Darkmoor Graveyard

Alternative Balanced

Krokopatra Maelstrom Fez

Drop from Krokopatra Exalted Duel

Highest Damage

Drum Jungle Tribal Helm (Level 130+)

Zafaria Safari Hoard Pack

Highest Critical

Hood of Desert Rains

Crafted: Recipe from Kazidan the KeenEye in Sardonyx

Other Storm Hats of Interest


Alternative Damage & Critical

Vanguard’s Shocking Helm

Drop from Fellspawn & King Detritus and Crafted (Zasha Emberforge)

Alternative Damage & Critical

Soldier’s Shocking Helm

Drop from King Detritus (and possibly others)

Alternative Damage & Critical

Alphoi Charger Helm

Crafted: Recipe from Romar in Nimbus Citadel

Alternative Damage & Critical

Ancient Druidic Cowl (Level 130+)

Druid’s Hoard Pack

High Critical

Hades’ Blackrain Helm

Drop from Hades the Unseen

Highest Pierce

Thunderous Karanahn Veil (Level 100+)

Pharaoh’s Hoard Pack

Alternative Balanced Pierce

Valiant Jouster’s Helm (Level 120+)

Grand Tourney Gauntlet

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Best Storm Robes

For balanced robes, we prioritize universal resist.

Recommended Storm Robes

Reminder: Other Storm robes of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Damage, Critical & Balanced

Malistaire’s Cloak of Flux

Drop from Darkmoor Graveyard

Alternative Damage, Critical & Balanced

Charged Light Brigade Armor

Drop from Corporal Tenni’syn

Alternative Damage, Critical & Balanced

Bonesmasher Robe of Sparks

Drop from Rattlebones Exalted Duel

Alternative Balanced (health, pierce & damage)

Turquoise Eagle’s Raiment (Level 130+)

Skyvern’s Hoard Pack (Retired) & Spellemental Skyvern Pack

Alternative Balanced (health & block)

Dragoon’s Shocking Armor

Drop from Fellspawn and Crafted (Recipe from Zasha Emberforge)

Highest Damage

Lower Zigazag Vestment

Drop from Ammit the Devourer

Highest Critical

Dragontooth Armor (Level 120+)

Nightmare Pack

Other Storm Robes of Interest


Alternative Damage & Balanced

Darkwraith’s Shroud of Penance (Level 120+)

Nightmare Pack

High Critical

Charred Nirini Robe (Level 100)

Pharaoh’s Hoard Pack

Highest Pierce

Nightfall Torment Guise (Level 120+)

Harrowing Nightmare Pack

Alternative Damage & Pierce

Royal Fusilier’s Dress Coat (Level 130+)

Yuletide Pack

Alternative Damage, Critical & Pierce

Glorious Avenger’s Armor (Level 100)

Phoenix Hoard Pack

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Best Storm Boots

For balanced boots, we prioritize universal resist.

Recommended Storm Boots

Reminder: Other Storm boots of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Damage, Critical & Balanced

Dragoon’s Shocking Boots

Drop from Fellspawn and Crafted (Recipe from Zasha Emberforge)

Alternative Balanced (with accuracy)

Silent Knight’s Snowboots (Level 130+)

Winter Wonder Pack

Alternative Balanced (with pips)

Greaves of the Briny Deep (Level 130+)

Undersea Enchantment Bundle

Alternative Balanced (more resist)

Abyssal Warrior’s Boots (Level 130+)

Fantastic Voyage Bundle

Highest Damage

Drum Jungle Tribal Boots (Level 130+)

Zafaria Safari Hoard Pack

Other Storm Boots of Interest


Alternative Damage & Critical

Vanguard’s Shocking Boots

Drop from Fellspawn & Prince Viggor and Crafted (Zasha Emberforge)

Alternative Damage & Critical

Soldier’s Shocking Boots

Drop from Prince Viggor (and possibly others)

Prior Damage & Critical

Stormy Paradox Boots

Drop from Astral Forest and Storm Titan Chest

Prior Damage & Critical

Alpholi Charger Boots

Crafted: Recipe from Romar in Nimbus Citadel

Alternative Damage & Critical

Cabalist Chaotic Stompers

Drop from Secret Tunnel and other bosses in Empyrea

Alternative Balanced (with pierce and block)

Malistaire’s Boots of Flux

Drop from Darkmoor Graveyard

Highest Pierce

Hades’ Brimstone Boots

Drop from Hades the Unseen

Balanced Pierce

Marvelous Avenging Boots (Level 100+)

Phoenix Hoard Pack

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Best Storm Wands

For balanced wands, we prioritize pierce and critical.

Recommended Storm Wands

Reminder: Other Storm wands of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Balanced Offense (good damage and critical)

Sky Captain’s Boarding Hook (Level 130+)

Sinbad Hoard Pack

Recommended Damage

Drum Jungle Spear and Shield (Level 130+)

Zafaria Safari Hoard Pack

Alternative Damage (with Critical)

Apophis’ Javelin (Level 130+)

Doomsday Krok Hoard Pack

Alternative Damage (with Critical)

Nimbari Justicar Scimitar (Level 130+)

Nimbari Hoard Pack

Alternative Damage (with Pierce)

Ione’s Focused Sword

Crafted: Recipe from Ignus Ferric

Alternative Damage (with Critical)

Dragoon’s Shocking Broadsword

Drop from Fellspawn and Crafted (Recipe from Zasha Emberforge)

Recommended Critical

Jack Hallow’s Wailer (Level 120+)

Harrowing Nightmare Pack

Alternative Balanced Offense

Witch Hunter’s Arbalest (Level 120+)

Witch Hunter’s Bundle

Recommended Balanced with Block

Rapturerider’s Skull (Level 130+)

Road Warrior’s Hoard Pack

Alternative Balanced with Block

Fortune Teller’s Eternal Gaze (Level 120+)

Terror’s Hoard Pack

Alternative Balanced with Block

Aquilan Velite Lance (Level 110+)

Immortal’s Lore Pack

Highest Pierce

Staff of the Dragon’s Maw

Drop from Darkmoor Graveyard

Other Storm Wands of Interest


Alternative Damage (with Critical)

All Souls Cranium Wand (Level 120+)

Gloomthorn Nightmare Pack

Alternative Damage (with Critical)

Wysteria Warrior’s Longsword (Level 130+)

Wysteria Lore Pack

Alternative Critical (with Accuracy)

Polarian Explorer’s Pickaxe (Level 120+)

Polarian Explorer’s Bundle

Alternative Critical (with Pierce)

Shard Warrior’s Hammer (Level 120+)

Jewel Crafter’s Bundle

Alternative Pierce

Sherlock’s Eyeglass (Level 130+)

Great Detective Bundle

Highest Block

Teeth of the Lords of Night (Level 100+)

Shaman’s Lore Pack

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Best Storm Athames

For balanced athames, we prioritize power pips and two circle slots (typically for pierce or critical jewels).

Recommended Storm Athames

Reminder: Other Storm athames of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Damage and Balanced

Dragon’s Talon of Tumult

Drop from Yevgeny Nightcreeper

Recommended Damage and Balanced

Blade of the Shadow Palace

Drop from Morganthe

Alternative Damage (with Health and Block)

Dragoon’s Shocking Dagger

Drop from Fellspawn and Crafted (Recipe from Zasha Emberforge)

Recommended Balanced (with Pierce)

Hopper Blade of Sandstorms

Crafted: Recipe from Wozina the EdgeCutter

Recommended Critical (PvP Only)

Duelist’s Fatal Razor (Level 100)

Sold by Brandon Mistborn

Highest Damage

Aphrodite’s Storm of Thorns

Drop from Aphrodite II

Other Storm Athames of Interest


Alternative Balanced (with one less Circle Jewel slot)

Blade of the Felled Titan

Drop from Cronus

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Best Storm Amulets

For balanced amulets, we prioritize pierce, universal resist, critical and helpful item cards.

Recommended Storm Amulets

Reminder: Other Storm amulets of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Balanced

Lady of Spiders’ Lure

Drop from Morganthe

Recommended Critical and Pierce

Flygob’s Medallion

Drop from Shane von Shane in Upper Halls

Recommended Resist

Chillvenom’s Maelstrom Charm

Drop by Rasputin

Alternative Resist

Dragoon’s Shocking Charm

Drop from Fellspawn and Crafted (Recipe from Zasha Emberforge)

Recommended Damage

Condemned Soldier’s Charm

Drop from Chest behind Skeleton Key Door in Lower Zigazag

Recommended Damage

Memento of Ammit’s Revolt

Drop from Moh’Lharz

Other Storm Amulets of Interest


Alternative Balanced

Amulet of Divine Influence

Drop by Hades the Unseen

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Best Storm Rings

For balanced rings, we prioritize power pips and a ciricle jewel slot (typically for pierce or critical jewels).

Recommended Storm Rings

Reminder: Other Storm rings of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Damage and Balanced

Ring of the Chaotic Heart

Drop from Aphrodite II

Recommended Critical

Dragoon’s Shocking Ring

Drop from Fellspawn and Crafted (Recipe from Zasha Emberforge)

Highest Damage (non-PvP)

Nightorb’s Ring of Havoc

Drop by Sun Darkling

Recommended Pierce (PvP only)

Duelist Daredevil Ring (Level 100)

Sold by Brandon Mistborn

Highest Damage and Critical (PvP only)

Duelist Daredevil Ring (Level 130)

Sold by Brandon Mistborn

Other Storm Rings of Interest


Alternative Critical & Damage

Vanguard’s Shocking Ring

Drop from Fellspawn & the Devourer and Crafted (Zasha Emberforge)

Alternative Critical & Damage

Soldier’s Shocking Ring

Drop from the Devourer

Prior Critical

Stormy Paradox Ring

Drop in Spiritual Forest

Prior Critical

Hagakure’s Monsoon Ring

Drop by Verboten Mimic

Alternative Balanced

Alpha and Omega Ring

Drop by Gladiator Dimachaerus

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Best Storm Decks

For balanced decks, we prioritize a triangle socket, critical, and max copies.

Recommended Storm Decks

Reminder: Other Storm decks of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Critical

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Stormy Paradox Deck

Drop in Astral Forest

Recommended Balanced (Size & Copies)

Luphilim’s Howling Case

Drop from Omen Stribog

Alternative Balanced (Copies)

Rasputin’s Hand of Tumult

Drop from Rasputin

Highest Copies

Deck of the Prowling Wolf with Triangle Socket

Crafted: Recipe Sold by Harker

Highest Damage (Treasure Cards only)

  • Sideboard 64
  • 500 Health
  • 10% Storm Damage
  • 150 Flat Myth Resist
  • Power pip

Myth Deckathalete’s Deck 10

Crafted: Recipe Sold by Kara Runewright during Myth Deckathalon

Highest Damage (with Trained Spells)

Lightning Rider’s Deck

Drop by Bosses in Khrysalis

Alternative Balanced (PvP only)

Duelist’s Devil-May-Care Deck (Level 130)

Sold by Brandon Mistborn

Other Storm Decks of Interest


Alternative Critical

Crackling Zanadu Deck

Drop by Bosses in Empyrea Part 2

Highest Pip Conversion

Gnarly Kalamar Deck

Drop by Bosses in Empyrea Part 2

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Best Storm Mounts

Recommended Storm Mounts

Reminder: Other Storm mounts of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Damage

Storm Ghulture

Ghulture’s Hoard Pack

Highest Pierce

Vulpine Avenger

Avalon Outlaw’s Bundle

Highest Pierce

Clockwork Courser

Cuckoo Clock Gauntlet

Other Storm Mounts of Interest


Alternative Damage

Balance Ghulture

Ghulture’s Hoard Pack

Alternative Damage

Battle Havox

Battlemage Keep Bundle

Alternative Pierce

Festive Fox 

Crowns Shop (Christmas only)

Alternative Damage

Battle Narwhal

Polarian Explorer’s Bundle

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Suggestions & Sample Builds

We provide gear suggestions for questing and PvP below. If you feel like we’ve missed an important gear piece, please let us know in the comments.

We also calculate the highest damage possible, as well as the highest damage possible with 100% critical.  If you identify a way to get it higher, please share it and we’ll update the guide so it’s as accurate as possible for everyone else.

Suggested Gear for Questing (PvE)

  • Hat
    • Damage & Critical focus
      • Dragoon’s Shocking Helm or Stormy Paradox Conical
    • Balanced
      • Malistaire’s Cowl of Flux or Krokopatra Maelstrom Fez
  • Robe
    • Malistaire’s Cloak of Flux
  • Boots
    • Dragoon’s Stormy Boots
  • Wand
    • Damage & Critical focus
      • Sky Captain’s Boarding Hook and others
    • Critical focus
      • Jack Hallow’s Wailer
    • Damage focus
      • Drum Jungle Spear and Shield, Ione’s Focused Sword and others
  • Athame
    • Dragon’s Talon of Tumult, Blade of the Shadow Palace or Aphrodite’s Storm of Thorns
  • Amulet
    • Lady of Spiders’ Lure (for item blades) or Flygob’s Medallion
  • Ring
    • Damage & Critical focus
      • Dragoon’s Shocking Ring
    • Damage and Power Pip focus
      • Ring of the Chaotic Heart
  • Deck
    • Stormy Paradox Deck and others
  • Mount
    • Storm Ghulture

Suggested Gear for PvP

  • Hat
    • Health & Set Bonus
      • Dragoon’s Shocking Helm
    • Balanced
      • Malistaire’s Cowl of Flux
  • Robe
    • Health & Set Bonus
      • Dragoon’s Shocking Armor
    • Balanced
      • Malistaire’s Cloak of Flux or Turquoise Eagle’s Raiment
  • Boots
    • Dragoon’s Shocking Boots
  • Wand
    • Set Bonus
      • Dragoon’s Shocking Broadsword
    • Damage & Critical focus
      • Sky Captain’s Boarding Hook, Ione’s Focused Sword and others
  • Athame
    • Health and Set Bonus
      • Dragoon’s Shocking Dagger
    • Balanced
      • Dragon’s Talon of Tumult or Blade of the Shadow Palace
    • Pierce focus
      • Hopper Blade of Sandstorms
  • Amulet
    • Health and Set Bonus
      • Dragoon’s Shocking Charm
    • Balanced
      • Flygob’s Medallion
  • Ring
    • Critical and Set Bonus
      • Dragoon’s Shocking Ring
    • Pierce
      • Duelist’s Daredevil Ring (Level 100+)
  • Deck
    • Stormy Paradox Deck (for stats), Luphilum’s Howling Case (for max copies) and others
  • Mount
    • Damage
      • Storm Ghulture
    • Pierce
      • Vulpine Avenger or Clockwork Courser

Highest Possible Damage

Note: Excludes Myth Deckathlete’s Decks, which can add up to 10% Storm Damage if you’re only using Treasure Cards.

187% Storm Damage:

  • Hat: Drum Jungle Tribal Helm (26% Universal Damage and 4% Storm Damage)
  • Robe: Lower Zigazag Vestment (28% Storm Damage)
  • Boots: Drum Jungle Tribal Boots (31% Universal Damage and 4% Storm Damage)
  • Wand: Drum Jungle Spear and Shield (17% Universal Damage and 7% Storm Damage)
  • Athame: Aphrodite’s Storm of Thorns (18% Storm Damage)
  • Amulet: Condemned Soldier’s Charm (2% Storm Damage)
  • Ring: NightOrb’s Ring of Havoc (13% Storm Damage)
  • Deck: Lightning Rider’s Deck (2% Storm Damage)
  • Mount: Storm Ghulture (3% Storm Damage)
  • Pet (max stats): With Storm-Dealer, Storm-Giver, Storm-Boon, Pain-Giver, Pain Bringer, Mighty Jewel (21% Storm Damage; 11% Universal Damage)
  • Gear Set Bonus: None

100% Critical and Max Damage

Note: Excludes Myth Deckathlete’s Decks (if you’re only using Treasure Cards, higher damage may be possible with it).

850 Storm Critical (100%) and 175% Storm Damage:

  • Hat: Dragoon’s Shocking Helm (176 Storm Critical; 28% Storm Damage)
  • Robe: Malistaire’s Cloak of Flux (115 Storm Critical; 27% Storm Damage)
  • Boots: Dragoon’s Shocking Boots (147 Storm Critical; 33% Storm Damage)
  • Wand: Sky Captain’s Boarding Hook (115 Storm Critical; 21% Storm Damage)
  • Athame: Aphrodite’s Storm of Thorns with 2 Sparkling Storm Critical Jewels (36 Storm Critical; 18% Storm Damage)
  • Amulet: Flygob’s Medallion (35 Universal Critical)
  • Ring: Dragoon’s Shocking Ring with 1 Sparkling Storm Critical Jewel (136 Storm Critical; 11% Storm Damage)
  • Deck: Stormy Paradox Deck (58 Storm Critical)
  • Mount: Storm Ghulture (3% Storm Damage)
  • Pet (max stats): With Storm-Dealer, Storm-Giver, Pain-Giver, Pain Bringer, Storm Boon, Storm Assailant (32 Storm Critical; 19% Storm Damage; 10% Universal Damage)
  • Gear Set Bonus: 3 pieces of Dragoon’s Shocking Set (5% Storm Damage)

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Any alternative perspectives?  Let us know in the comments!

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  • I know the guides are still under changes, but I think it’s worth mentioning what the best storm gear is F2P (also banning raid gear because that’s inaccessible for most). This set will give perfect accuracy and power pip chance.

    Hat: Aeon Storm Hat

    Robe: Darkmoor Tier 1 robe (what a surprise)

    Boots: Aeon Boots

    Pet: Any quint or triple double works

    Wand: Aeon Wand

    Mount: Optional (however, you can get one F2P through fishing, which would be the battle narwhal. Whether that’s worth 2% damage is up to you)

    Athame: Aeon, again. (Will need a +10% power pip jewel)

    Amulet: Flygob’s Medallion works quite nicely for the pierce, but you may also use the Dragoon amulet for the AoE. Alternatively, you could use one of the Zigazag amulets for the 2% damage.

    Ring: Aeon, once again.

    Deck: Really, any deck with a triangle slot and a pip works. My storm uses the executive insulated box because that’s what he happened to get. I see others using the supreme science deck, which also is an answer. Regardless, you’ll need a deck with a triangle slot in order to get 100% power pip chance as well. If you already have a deck like this, just use that.

    So, with this set, you’d get 210 to 214% damage without spending a single crown on anything. Once again, this also assumes no raid gear, as raids for many players are not easily accessible.

    • Alright, so after the February update, things have changed. The Aeon hats, robes and boots for all schools now have a power pip chance instead of being 0. If you wear my recommended set now, you’d have over 120% power pip chance, although your damage went down to 209 because the boots were nerfed from 43 damage to 42. This means that storm no longer needs power pip jewels.

      However though, you still may want to keep a power pip jewel around though. Technically, there is now a better robe than the Darkmoor Robe (2 really), being the Eternal and Aeon robes. With the Aeon robe and if you remove your power pip jewels, you’ll be at exactly 99% power pip chance, but in exchange, you’ll get more damage (which would take you back to 210), as well as more health and pierce (alternatively, you could use a mount like the Roc to get extra power pip chance pushing you back to 100). Or you can use the Eternal robe to not need a power pip jewel to still maintain 100% power pip chance with 0 pip jewels. You likely will need an accuracy jewel though, but if you can get 100% power pip chance and accuracy while still having a free jewel slot, you could use it for anything you want, like more accuracy, another useful spell (like blades or something) or even a life accuracy jewel if you have a dual school setup where you use life spells.

  • Isn’t Karamelle wand or executive insulated meter better than some of the ones put there?

    • Hey,
      These guides are under massive changes, but yes, they are better than some of them

  • This could be updated max damage atm for storm is 197 using a level 138 bazarr ring that gives 18 storm damage and also a max stat storm pet will give 22 storm damage and 11 universal also the damage set bonus you will need to run is the frillasours pet and the wand to go with it ive done research and its worth lsoing the 2 damage from the highest damage wand to gain 6 overall if you didnt have to lose this and there was another way to do it it would be crazy cause 200 damage would be possible if you need more details just hmu

  • If you plan on updating this, there are a lot of changes that can be made. I have a storm friend with 192% damage. Here’s her setup:

    Dragoon hat (28% damage)
    Darkmoor Tier 1 robe (27% damage)
    Dragoon boots (33% damage)
    Frillasaur with 5 damage talents (and a mighty jewel) to get 33% damage combined with the fossil warrior skullcrusher which has 22% storm damage. Having both of these items creates a set that gives 6% extra storm damage
    Aphrodite’s storm of thorns (18%)
    Dragoon’s shocking charm (for having a 3rd piece of the dragoon set, this set bonus gives 5% free damage).
    Executive Insulated Ring (I’ll link a picture so you can use it in your article) (18% storm damage)
    Storm Paradox Deck (although an argument could be made that you could grab the Lightning Rider’s Deck for 2% extra damage, making it 194% instead)
    Storm Ghulture mount (3%)

    • And I suppose I could have mentioned that 195% is possible if you switch out Malistaire’s robe with the Lower Zigazag Vestment.

      • And of course, this won’t count, but the myth deckathalon deck (the one with +10% storm damage) would make it be 203%. So in other words, storm attacks would be over 3 times stronger, although you’d be banned from using anything outside of treasure cards.

  • On the suggested for questing set instead of Dragoon’s Stormy Boots you put the Dragoon’s Icy Boots.

    • Fixed. Thanks!

  • May you please update with fossil warrior set bonuses?

  • Does anyone know for sure or has tried a max pet (255, 250, 260, 260, 250) on storm with Storm Assailant, Storm Dealer, Storm and Pain Giver, and either Pain Bringer or Storm Boon, with Thinking cap to bring up the values by 1% for each talent? With maxed pet stats the numbers should barely be enough to round up giving the 1% and get storm to 176% dmg rather than 175% with boon or bringer, right?

    • I believe when it adds the pet damage, rather than adding the rounded pet damage together (the ones displayed by the pet) to the total, it adds the unrounded values up and then rounds it, and then adds it to total damage. It still ends up being 175 unfortunately

  • Y’all, I gotta say. I’ve been compiling critical-based offensive sets for all schools that don’t use anything from a gauntlet, pack, or bundle, and this stuff has been super helpful. The hyperlinks going between sections makes it incredibly easy to skim or correct one thing, and although the best free wand isn’t on these guides (hades wand) this has been incredibly useful and has shown me how easy it is to browse these guides once you’re used to the format. Thanks for sharing useful information in an easily digestible way.

    • Thanks! Glad it’s been helpful to you. Interesting point about the Hades wands. For non-crowns options, I was assuming someone would be more interested in the Revered Crafted Wand or the Dragoon given the damage they provide. But could be a good idea to show the Hades wand as a higher critical non-crowns option. I’ll plan on adding it next time I do some updates.

  • Is is possible to get 100% Critical using Drum Jungle Spear and Shield and/or Apophis’ Javelin

  • Hey, I may be incorrect, but wouldn’t it be better to have a max stat pet with: (for 100% critical and max damage)
    Pain bringer
    Storm Giver
    Pain Giver
    Storm dealer
    Mighty (+65 strength)
    and storm assailant? This would round all the damages up by 1 notch which would give 4 extra from the mighty instead of 3 from storm boon.
    I am sure there is probably some reason that the quint damage single critical is better but if you could please explain it that would be greatly appreciated.

    • I get 0.6 less damage with that pet talent set, which would bring down the total damage to 174%

      • Perfect, thanks for letting me know.

  • For the maximum damage, might I suggest adding in the Myth Deckathalon deck and the PVP ring for Level 130?
    Should take you to 190 or 191% I think.

    • Thx for the input. Excluding the PvP ring from highest possible damage since it’s PvP only. We’re also excluding the Deckathalon decks since you can’t use trained spells. But agree with you that good to mention if for some reason someone wanted to use TC only, so added to guide and made a note. I believe with the best Myth Decka deck (can’t remember if it’s available now or not) could actually get you to 197%

      • By my calculations, it should come up with 195.74% damage with the PVP ring and the Myth Deckathalon deck.
        193.74% with usable non pvp gear (Ofc you’d have to use the Myth deckathalon deck for it)

        • Looks like I’m calculating a higher number than you. You can see the details in the article. If anything appears incorrect, feel free to post a list of the the specific gear you’re using and the % damage for each item. Thanks.

  • looks like some updates are needed. i’m now at 175% damage with 100% critical. pretty much same build as example plus 5% damage bonus for dragoon set.

    • Patrick will be updating all the articles shortly to reflect gear sets. It takes a lot of work to update everything, so bear with us please.

      • i’m very sorry if that came across as a criticism, i was attempting to be droll. i expect it will be very time consuming to work out all of the potential combinations when gear contributions are synergistic instead of additive.

        • No worries, actually was prepared (for once) to include the Gear Set bonuses! And since the Fellspawn drops were so underwhelming, had plenty of time to update. +1 for needing to double check I remembered what “droll” meant too… 🙂

  • Any Dragoon-less builds for 100% Critical?

    • Yes, especially for Storm. Take a look through and see what pieces would work best for you.

  • For the Absolute Max Damage build, why for the robe did you choose Malistaire over Lower Zigazag Vestament? I realize it’s only 1%, and that Malistaire in *technicality* is better than Zigazag, but it is surely worth noting that extra 1% for the true Max Damage-rs out there.

    • Think you’re looking at the 100% Critical and Max Damage build. Had to use Malistaire over Zigazag for the Critical. Lower Zigazag already is listed in the Highest Possible Damage build.

  • What pet numbers should I look for to get the 4% bringer?

    • I believe max natural pet stats possible are 255, 250, 260, 260 and 250. Strength, will and power need to be maxed, BUT you also need a selfish talent to manifest to be able to increase bringer from 3% to 4%.

  • How do you get the 10% universal damage for the 100% critical build pet? I only get Pain-Bringer at 3% and Pain-Giver at 6%

    • 3 and 6is not max pet check better stat pet in kiosk

  • For the pet (at least in the max crit build), couldn’t you replace one of the boons with mighty/whatever is the one for will for an extra 1% damage?

    • Oh wait, this was just commented below. Does max stats boon give 4% damage?

  • How about the Druid’s Hoard Pack & Zafaria Safari Pack Gear?

    • Added today. Thanks.

  • How about the Druid’s Hoard Pack & Zafaria Safari Pack?

  • Hey, please do correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t replacing storm boon/pain bringer on the 100% critical and 170% damage set allow for slightly better stats? I haven’t checked, but I would think it would allow you to get 171% damage and slightly higher critical rating, perhaps allowing you to sacrifice critical elsewhere for more damage/pierce?

    • Replacing one of those talents with Thinkin’ Cap, I meant to say.

      • Hello! No. It will not. This was tested by me. Its do to the boon giving 4 damage instead of 3.

  • My apologies, but under the critical build the stats for dragoon hat are wrong: it has 176 critical and 28% damage, the stats there are for the paradox hat.

    • No apologies needed — ty for the catch! Fixed.

    • storm assailant pet talent is a maximum of 32 critical i believe.

  • Under the hat, it lists the stats for Paradox still, not Dragoon. Dragoon has 176 critical and 28% damage.

  • if you use dragoon’s hat and boots and ring and switch out your critical striker for storm boon, you can get 169 damage and max critical.

  • Thanks to Eevee918 for some pics! Appreciate it.

    • You could get 170 damage in the critical build

  • If anyone is wondering, you could get 166 damage and 836 critical if you follow the guide but switch around 2 things, Wear the hagakure’s monsoon ring (source of that extra 1 damage) and with a max stat pet have storm dealer, storm and damage giver, storm Assailant, critical hitter and the “Thinkin’ Cap” talent that boosts will by 65. The selfish talent gives extra critical and damage which makes up for missing the critical from the paradox ring and also makes up for the pain bringer talent.

    • Thanks for the info. My understanding is 100% critical at level 130 is 837, so that would be 1 short on the critical side.

    • you can still have 166 damage with 100 critical (837-838) without having to utilize the hagakure’s monsoon ring.

      • For a balanced storm build I recommend putting 2 6% pierce jewels on Aphrodite’s Storm of Thorns. Pet with storm dealer, storm giver, storm assailant, spell proof, Critical striker and pain giver. Dragon hat, boots and ring +18 critical. Flygob’s Medallion amulet , sky captain hook wand, Malistaire’s Cloak of Flux Robe, Paradox deck. Storm ghulture mount. It should give you 163% damage, 39% resist, 33% accuracy, 20% stun resist ,850 critical rating, 25% pierce, 100 pip chance.

  • For the 100% crit and max damage, I think the sky captain’s boarding hook from the sinbad hoard pack would add 2 more damage and 26 more damage, and then you could remove the storm striker talent from the pet and add a boon. That would leave you with 165 damage and 100% critical

    • Yup this is correct, tested it out and if you have max pet stats , you should end up with 166 damage and 100% critical

      • How does one get 166 damage seems impossible can you explain better?

    • Thanks for the info! Was planning on adding the items from the Sinbad Hoard Pack this weekend. Will update the sample builds too.

  • Hi, in the critical setup, the Professor’s hoard pack storm wand gives 19% damage and 92 crit at level 130. It’s a better alternative to the Wysteria wand. And someone posted that the Alphoi Pack wand gives the same stats, is that true?

    • Think it’s been outclassed by the new Sinbad Hoard Pack wand (Sky Captain’s Boarding Hook). Updated the sample build.

  • Anyone have any ideas on what might be more preferred to fill up the two athame and deck triangle sockets: Lustrous PIP opal +10% or Shiny PIP hematite +3%?

    • In my opinion, your first priority should be getting 100% power pip chance, and only then should you maximize your shadow pip chance. So it depends on your current stats.

    • For me, it depends on what my stats look like before those jewels (similar to Matthew). I’m usually trying to get to 100% accuracy and then close to 100% power pip. If I can achieve that and only use one of those jewel slots, then increasing shadow pip chance can be a great option.

  • Is it possible to have max crit without pack gear? If so, how?

    • Yes. You could use the Paradox Hat, Darkmoor Robe, Paradox Boots, Paradox Wand, Yevgeny/Morganthe Wand with 2 critical jewels, Shane Amulet, Paradox Ring, Paradox Deck and Pet with Quad Critical and Double Damage. Think you’d be around 154 damage.

  • May I ask what pets did you use for the sample builds? I’m having a difficult time finding pets with all five stats even at maxed. (unless you’re using a hybrid?)

    • Max-stat Spark Beast. If you’d like a hatch, hop on our Discord server and send me a message in the Pets channel. Thanks.

  • There is an alternative build that allows you to use the Morganthe Amulet while having 157% Damage and 100% Crit.
    Paradox Hood: 159 Crit, 29 Damage
    Malistaire Robe: 115 Crit, 27 Damage
    Paradox Boots: 133 Crit, 33 Damage
    Witch Hunter’s Arbalest (Lvl 120): 132% Crit, 12 Damage
    Aphrodite’s Storm of Thorn, Two 15 Critical Jewels: 30 Crit, 18 Damage
    Lady of Spider’s Lure: 30 Crit
    Hagakure’s Monsoon Ring, One 16 Critical Jewel: 113 Crit, 10 Damage
    Max Stat Triple Damage and Double Critical Pet With a Catious Jewel: 67 Crit, 25 Damage
    Storm Ghulture: 3 Damage
    Paradox Deck: 58 Crit
    This set allows you to gain access to the two 35% Stormblades and the Tear Socket from the Lady of Spider’s Lure. If the Witch Hunter’s Wand ever gets a Lvl 130 version (or a superior upgrade) in the future, this set will become even better. If the Pet ends up lacking the full 67 Critical, you can get better Jewels than the two 15 and one 16 Critical Jewels mentioned.

  • you do not get 182% damage as mentioned. A max stat pet that shows 33% damage is really only getting 32% based on how it rounds all values. And technically it is just over 31.5% but does display 32% rounded up. The max would be 181%.

  • My personal favorite setup for storm 1v1 (lvls 125-130):
    Malistaire hat
    Malistaire robe
    Dwarven boots
    Triple damage, double resist, may cast infallible on a rain beetle
    storm ghulture or pierce mount
    Revered wand
    Khrysalis crafted athame
    Shane amulet
    Lvl 100 duelists ring
    Level 110 duelist deck ( over 120/130 for 7 shrike)
    Jewels- health jewel x2, pierce jewel x3, flat resist x5, accuracy x1, pip x1
    Final stats
    ~5300 hp at 125, ~5500 hp at 130
    143 damage with ghulture, 140 without
    54 resist
    37 accuracy
    ~500 critical
    46 pierce without pierce mount, 48 with
    98 power pip
    The main reason I use dwarven boots over ghulture boots is for the hp and damage. The power pip isnt perfect, but it is good enough.

    • Thanks. I updated the sample build with the KH crafted athame. Left the Ghulture boots in, as there are several that are pretty close (Nimbari, Dwarven, Ghulture, etc.).

  • The max crit set is a bit off as far as damage goes the highest damage with max crit you can get is 160 this uses the paradox ring along with the wystiria lore wand in addition a 2.0 triple crit triple damage pet. This require also needs at minimum 2 18 jewels and 17 crit jewel as it puts you out at 837 crit

    • Can you email or post a pic of the pet? I’m having trouble getting to 837 crit with that build (I’m getting to 836). I even switched the wand to the new Nimbari one (a bit more crit and damage).

      Happy to update the sample build — just wanted to confirm we’re getting to 837 first.

      • The reason why you’re getting 1 less crit compared to titanhammer is because you’re using the nimbari wand. Although it does give 2% more damage, it has 2 less crit(87) compared to the wysteria wand(89). I ran the numbers and it does turn out to be 160% dmg, 100% crit with very tight restrictions as everything needs to be perfect excluding one jewel.

        • Updated the sample build. Thanks for the clarification.

          • The 130 alphoi wand also works with the set as it gives the same damage but with 92 storm crit so it gives a bit more legroom.

  • if you use the witch hunters wand for the critical set up with triple damage double critical pet you can get 158 damage with above 837 critical which is max

    • Thank you. Waiting for confirmation from TitanHammer — sounds like there may be a build with even MOAR damage…

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