[184.108.40.206]Drain essence Cabalist - or how to beat cruci with channeling spell w/o buffs and banners
Most channeling spells are somewhat underdeveloped because core nature of channeling spell using require your character to stand and hold ground like melee chars w/o much survivalbility options that are available to melee chars. That’s not, more or less, such a big issue in main game, but in cruci is somewhat hard because mobs swarm at your position and in most cases you are in danger to be overwhelmed, due to not having enough sustain or enough AoE to burst them down before that happens.
Drain essence solves that problems in pretty nice fashion, it allows you to ADCTH and thus have enough sustain to hold and in same time hungering reach is giving you needed AoE, or to be more specific chance to hit more than one target.
No buffs and banners cruci, 100-150, first run with this character (double Zantarin made me lose multy on 150 wave)
This guide is not finished and probably will not be in next few days due to some other things I have to attend, but you have core concept provided trough Grim tool link and basically there is not to much to add, its pretty straightforward.
this is one of those builds i tried at soon as aom was released, but i ended up converting it to valguur. I guess now with vit buffs to the very skill i might switch back to the original dread walker concept.
Ty for the guide i wasn’t playing that char cause valguur gameplay is just boring and you remind to me switching back is a viable option.
I saw this set and immediately thought it was meant for crucible (because of 50% Conversion coming through that proc) but w/o buff and banners? That I didn’t think of. Fuckin’ impressive feat
Always interesting to see you what you come up with. But I gotta ask is Cabalist able to effectively leech off the enemies when compared to Ritualist?
It is only meant for Aether DE. Despite some awkwardly placed Vitality bonuses on the set, it is really meant for Aether. Vitality DE benefits the most from Aether->Vit conversion this is especially true in crucible where the proc is up 100% time effectively
Uroboruuk is a prick, leaving behind a shit set and a shit scythe. Fuck you #JoiningKymon#DravisVictorySong
Shit guys you sure know to talk, been like 30 mins out and wtf almost two pages lol :eek:
Ill try to summarize all your questions:
Imho Dredwalker gaze is best set for Drain essence build, forget about uroborok if you dont wank solely on sheet dps values.
Ritualist is nice option and probably would give higher real dps output, but Cabalist is much better rounded (OA, Phys/poison/chaos/vitality resistance, girdle of stolen dreams) and that means a loot. Yes you ADCTH enough to facetank maiden+fabius combo in cruci if you use your heals/skills smart enough.
Dreadwalker proc is almost the same like judic signet proc but with slightly higher up time, so if judic proc is reliable for you in vanilla dreadwalker is also.
For me it definitely is. W/O that proc your sheet dps drops to 150k. Also interesting thing is that when battle cry is active together with judic signet and dreadwalker your dps is 200k (yes build has only 175% c speed and no cast speed gloves aren’t worth taking).