[] Ulzuin's Aegis, a (kind of) tanky Purifier

Update: This setup is dead, please refer to the alternative setup below, RIP Ulzuin :sadface:


Gunslingers are known to be squishy from the beginning of time (̶J̶o̶V̶’̶s̶ ̶C̶a̶d̶e̶n̶c̶e̶ ̶T̶a̶c̶t̶i̶c̶i̶a̶n̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶a̶ ̶S̶o̶l̶d̶i̶e̶r̶ ̶W̶a̶r̶b̶o̶r̶n̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶d̶o̶e̶s̶n̶’̶t̶ ̶c̶o̶u̶n̶t̶)̶. G&B builds are even more trashy until very recently when they decided to buff Aegis set, So I tried to make one out of it and it worked lmao.


  • Can clear Gladiator
  • Can kill Lokarr and pretty much clear all game content.
  • That’s it, there’s nothing fun about it otherwise, if you’re looking for something fun to play just go DW or something.


  • Looks dumb, seriously shield with a gun? Who though that was a good idea?
  • Clear speed is far from impressive, you lose like 40% of your dps when ditching the second gun.
  • Mad Queen is a major pain in the ass due to Aegis’ shotgun. I don’t mind her damage but this particular mechanics is probably too unforgiving for shotgun builds. Just stay out of her way when she’s on her periods. Women.

For Crucible I went all-out defence devotion-wise. For main game you can just forget all of Menhir’s bullshit and go with our Lord and Savior Ulzuin.
I also chose Aura of Conviction instead of Censure for same reason. If you want to do Lokarr all day then Censure is a better choice.
Boots and rings are free slots since we already had enough overcapped resistances for another build. If you’re careful you may switch for Golemborn if two wild Iron Maiden’s appear, or Runeguard for Anasteria.


Gladiator clear:






  • Complete guide
  • More videos?
  • Try a more offesive minded setup.
  • Go back to Pillars of Eternity.

Alternative Setup
I just realized that Justicar set works will shield too, so yeah, another option for G&B, woo.

Since It’s a heavy armor set we can go with a more offensive minded devotion route. Overally I think the damage increased by about 20% while tankiness is pretty much the same. 3 Valdaran’s is no problem with a standarnd triple buffs setup (MoD didn’t proc).



Devotion choices
This setup uses a more or less offensive minded devotion route, beside the obvious ones here are some that worth mentioning:
Ghoul: Althouh this is technically a ranged, our playstyle requires standing in the seal and facetaking the shit out of everything - which means it’s no different from a a regular melee guy. Therefore we would need Ghoul as a soft circuit breaker.
Bard’s Harp: For energy stability, also the proc is good for CC resistance. As mammothhunter pointed out 1 point in Revenant could do quite fine so this one is not mandatory.

Playing tips
Stay as close as possible to your enemies, this is very important since this build’s shotgun potential is quite high thank to Aegis’s proc. You are not squishy, remember that, don’t think too much about kiting.


Gladiator clear w/ 3 Valdaran’s: and Aura of Conviction
Took about 30s shorter than original setup, can be shortened further if I were more reckless in wave 147 and 149, don’t want to ruin the recording ya know.

Gladiator clear with Valdaran, and 2xUncle Ben, using Aura of Censure
Took about 3:40, we got luck spawns!

Lokar kill, took 1min, basically facetank but we have to lure him into the sweet spot so he would sit on the mines easier

Kubacabra 30s kill

Will post more videos in the future, GF is threatening to break up with me, she knows this forum, have to keep a low profile.

Surprised to see this actually works. Good job

Thanks. Honestly it’s not the most fun build to play though, it’s like cadence/blitz S&B but with gun and thus no Blitz. The shield itself is awesome, more non-soldier viable shield builds would be nice.

shield n gun are pretty cool tho, like a SWAT guy :stuck_out_tongue:

Whoa. Looks interesting, definetely should try that. Still I feel bad for DW setups - double-gunner is so badass and classy, but seems not viable for endgame content.

Why so. I posted a ulzu sorc that could do 9 sec MQ:)

N1 panda ranged purifiers ftw:p. Will also post one but not ulzu

I love Ulzuin set, I wasn’t talking about it though. I meant Gun+Shield, in base game that combination gave me cancer

If you post yours you’ll hamper my crusade for defensive buffs to Censure :rolleyes:(JK looking forward to your build)

Well one or two build combos don’t necessarily redeem a skill. idk why it has only~ 20% skill desruption.

Break morale has 100% and it doesn’t even work on all enemies. Harbingers for example can still curse you. On;y by stunning them or straight up killing them too fast can you avoid being cursed.

Possession has disruption protection and that is sweet. Anywho sorry for off topic and nice job on the build. I’d do 10/10 ranged expertise. Last skill point scales really nice and round

i had something similar in mind when i realized Aegis set could go with ulzuin just not using the rifle. But was thinking more to a commando for all that shield support…

It’s 10/10 ingame, I played with grimtool a bit before posting, think I just forgot to change it back. I would love to see a DW purifier that is not squishy as hell too, is your build based on Dagallon set?

Commando works well, in fact I tried this exact setup on my commando first before switching to Purifier since there are too many viable commando builds already. Non-soldier builds have to resort to Stoneform as poorman’s Overguard.

I’ll try to post one soon.

Well yeah, not many can really use it

But you’re right thread’s derailing. Good job on the build panda.

Something like this might work for Commando


Or this

BoM with +5 Cadence
I’m unsure if we need Ulzuin set or not. It’s just theorycrafted version so can’t say w/o testing:p


After probably almost a year spent in this game I realized Searing Strike doesn’t work with 1h ranged.
I should probably read those tooltips from now

Maybe we should ask devs change this :smiley:

Even better, make it a shield bonus :wink:


Made the thread :stuck_out_tongue:

Ah no it’s a 2h rifle tank that also boasts the dmg output. Dagallon would require some more tweaks becacuse it;s squishy as you said.

Also fire build is hard enough on my shit PC but Dagallon +wps and 100% pierce through mobs is pretty hard to play lag wise. But it’s doable

We also should start Kickstarter campaign “New PC for Fluff” :slight_smile:

Updated with alternative setup using Justicar set :smiley:

Have you killed Allostria for extra attributes point??