Originally Posted by Fishpicker
My cold Templar build is the most powerful I could come up with. In the passives tree I just chased down cold magic bonuses. once you have most of them, you can do 600+ dps in cold spells with the right support gems.
i went through and counted the passive % increase for the elements
lightning 15 nodes for 104% increase
fire - 20 nodes for 140% increase
cold - 14 nodes for 104% increase
fire can be the strongest but 30% of that fire increase is a 5 node cluster way over by the melee side of the passives.
Templar is the closest for fire, it takes 53 total points to get all the fire nodes
Witch is the closest for cold, it takes 37 total points to get all the cold nodes
With is also the closet for lightning, 39 total points
Shadow is last in every element, especially fire where it takes 75 total point for fire compare to 53 for Templar
just nerdie fyi