Amara has a wide variety of things that benefit from action skill damage, and this build aims to make use of most of them. With proper setup, chain reactions of homing action skill scaled skills can kill enemies without Amara lifting a finger.
After applying Terror (any stack count) via the Face-puncher, activating Phasegrasp/Eternal Fist will cause a volley of 3 skulls to home in on the grasped enemy per terror skull anoint (yes, this anoint stacks.) These skulls are cryo damage, action skill damage, and capable of crits.
Ground slams will send out Ice Spiker projectiles, debuffing enemies via Laid Bare and killing weaker ones outright. If using the health regen spec, each enemy hit will also grant a stack of Samsara, greatly increasing health regen.
Shooting the Face-puncher to reapply terror will also deliver Body and Mind, another action skill damage source. The single point in Infusion combined with the x14 Face-puncher will deliver 28 instances of damage to an enemy, each getting any applicable bonus elements (Urad, Re-Volter, Terror cryo).
Enemies that die from Ice Spiker will send out Remnant orbs. Enemies that die while frozen will send out Free the Soul. Each of these are incredibly powerful, home in on targets, and can crit.
Wildfire can spread radiation dots for radsplosion chains, and also full freezes for potential Unweave the Rainbow and Free the Soul access.
Phasezerker – Provides easy access to a variety of bonuses: action skill damage via Do Harm, reload speed via Alacrity, cryo efficiency via Violent Tapestry, and cooldown rate. Points in Clarity assist in health tanking on the health regen spec.
Stone – Provides significant damage reduction while maintaining solid action skill damage. Respectable cryo efficiency via Awakening/Violent Tapestry.
Ice Spiker ____ – Ice Spiker is an Amara action skill. Amara specifically. This means that on top of the action skill damage that all characters can take advantage of, Amara can also trigger Samsara, Laid Bare, and augments by hitting with the spikes from a slam.
Suffixes of choice:
In a situation where Ice Spiker projectiles can’t hit the target, Spark Plug, Snowdrift, and Atom Balm become options.
Recommended passives for all artifacts: Action Skill Cooldown, AoE damage. 3rd slot can be Health regen if playing the main spec, otherwise, Shield Recharge Rate is ideal for Urad spec.