NOTE: This is very good build for a fresh start, for beginners, etc… You can finish all the content starting literally from nothing with it. You will reach Ultimate after about 40hours of playing (when full clearing all the areas). Just follow my leveling guide and you’ll be OK.
This build turns out to be pretty good. It’s basically a no-brainer. Simple synergy between items: head, off-hand, amu… so you can have Primal Spirit maxed 22/12 all the time And on top of that… also double familliar in the final version… so nice bonus But after all, main dmg dealers are bigger pets, so I don’t really care for familliar, just put few points in it for now. Still need more testing though.
Actually it’s so good as non-optimised build that I think it has good potential to become god-like when min-maxed and with bis items. For now I only put on this char what I’ve got and still I can beat all the AoM content with it easily.
This setup is definitely HC viable - you can take a lot more HP and also more “save-ass” triggers that some of the alternative items provide. And well… >50% phys resistance is nice Not all the time, but it’s there when needed the most.
Grimtools with my progress on this build on SC mode:
ver. 1.0 - “starter”
- only 1 easy to get MI required (rolls aren’t important but you want Soldier’s prefix for the start on MI and crafted belt)
Tip:Easy and fast route for farming MI:
Just go to Barrowholm rift and than go to the Altar of Ratosh killing everything on the way. Then repeat. 3-5 runs and you will eventually get the Bound Wraith MI.
ver. 1.2 - 2xMI’s
- now we need the dagger and it is harder to get (rolls aren’t that important but aim for Soldier’s on both)
Tip: Where to farm the dagger: You need to reach the Depraved Sanctuary. Start in the Burrwith Outskirts Rift, then go east, breaking the hidden passage in the stone wall (it’s located near the entrance to the Flooded Passage). The key to the sanctuary is farmable in the “hidden” area. You need 5-10 runs to drop it.
In this setup I was basically unkillable most of the time. I think I was able to do any content from AoM.
ver. 1.3 my current setup 2x MI’s + 1 craftable belt (faction blueprint) + 1 craftable medal (faction blueprint)
Info: you need around 10 drops of MI’s to get the rare rolls I’m now wearing… so it’s not that hard. Belt is easy to get/craft - medal is much harder for begginers and very easy for people with stored crafting materials…
More images v1.3:
I think I will try version 1.3 of the build on HC mode. Just to prove it’s capable of clearing the AoM on HC and to get all of the HC achievements.
Nemesis killed with ver. 1.2/1.3 of the build:
- Grava’Thul (before “nerf”) - you just need running around for a minute or so… he dropped me nice pants:)
- Iron Maiden - easy, just wait a bit…
- Benn’Jahr, the Colossal - very easy, very fast
- Moosilauke - easy, but it’s better go drink anty-freeze potion… just in case…
- Valdaran - very easy
- Archmage Aleksander - well, I almost died to him… he was hidden in a big crowd… uff :]
- Mad Queen - very easy, takes around 20-30 seconds to kill
- The Sentinel - well, be careful… he was able to kill me once… I neglected him… he,s dangerous General tip: Just run around for 20 second’s and he’s finished ;p
Full SoT run takes 22-25 minutes.
I was able to unlock Gladiator lvl 100 wave of the Crucible. I think I can get to around wave ~130 Gladiator with version 1.3 of the build… I need more testing though (I find Crucible so boring, I can’t force myself to test the build on higher waves, it takes to much time in my opinion).
Experimental hybrids based on this build:
1 - http://www.grimtools.com/calc/M2ge0KYZ -2x salazar’s blade Unfortunatelly it’s a poor build.
2 -This one is insane: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/RVvkLlmZ Look at the stats of pets on temporal buffs… 233% AS for pets They shred mad queen into dust in <10seconds, LOL. Funny dagger: https://www.grimtools.com/db/items/660 Check this out, it’s a lot of fun to play.
Final version of the build?
This would be the best setup for the final build:
No set version -> https://www.grimtools.com/calc/D2pn8JBZ - 2xfamilliars, Primal Spirit maxed and summoned all the time
Set version -> https://www.grimtools.com/calc/d2jO8BmV - 2xfamilliars, Primal Spirit summoned 90% of the time (~3sec. gap), 2xBriarthorns, nice DA, huge HP pool, etc.
You can always try different Relic or devotion setup (see next point). Both setups would be viable for HC mode.
Devotion setups stats comparision
setup 1 (current HC)
char:+16% HP, +590 HP, +10%HP regen, +25HP regen, +25%constitution, +5% armor, 25%ele res, +45%vit res, +23% aether res, 8% chaos res, 15%bleed res, +3% to max bleed res, 8% pierce res, +6%TotalSpeed, +3%MoveSpeed, +5%castingSpeed, +15% reduced stun, +95% to all dmg, +5%crit dmg, +160% bleed dmg, +50%bleed dmg duration, 54bleed dmg/sek +3%OA, +280OA, +4%DA, +98DA, +50Physique, +30Cunning, +53Spirit, +60 piercing retaliation, +105% to all retaliation, +50% aether dmg, 0%light, 0light dmg, 0aether dmg, dmg, +15% energy regen, +6%energy, +1energy/sek, +0energy, -10%phys requirement, -10%cunning requirement, +15%dmg to beast, +0% absorb energy from enemy, 0% life leech res, 0% energy leech res
pets: +303% to all dmg, +18%OA, +13%DA, +11%crit dmg, +38%HP, +20%HP regen, +80% to all retaliation, +50 piercing retaliation, +5%AtakSpeed, +14%TotalSpeed, +35%vit res, +23% aether res, 8% chaos res, 15% ele res, 18% pierce res, 25%bleed res, 24bleed dmg/sek, +60% light dmg, +6light dmg,
setup 2 (SC offensive)
char: +16% HP, +730 HP, +%10HP regen, +25HP regen, +25%constitution, +0% armor, +25%ele res, +46%vit res, +23% aether res, 8% chaos res, %15bleed res, +3% to max bleed res, 16% pierce res, +0%TotalSpeed, +3%MoveSpeed, +5%castingSpeed, +15% reduced stun, +%65to all dmg, +5%crit dmg, +315% bleed dmg, +%70bleed dmg duration, 363 bleed dmg/sek, +65% pierce dmg, +6%OA, +162OA, +0%DA, +46DA, +15Physique, +50Cunning, +53Spirit, +0piercing retaliation, +%0to all retaliation, +50% aether dmg, 0%light dmg, 0light dmg, 0aether dmg, +15% energy regen, +0%energy, +1energy/sek, +0energy, -10%phys requirement, -10%cunning requirement, +15%dmg to beast, +0% absorb energy from enemy, 0% life leech res, 0% energy leech res
pets: +%210 to all dmg, -32% phys res reduction, -32% pierce res reduction, -32% bleed res reduction, -150 OA reduction, +23%OA, +%5DA, +11%crit dmg, +39%HP, +%20HP regen, +%0to all retaliation, +0piercing retaliation, +0%AtakSpeed, +%14TotalSpeed, +%25vit res, +23% aether res, 8% chaos res, 15% ele res, 8% pierce res, %0bleed res, 24bleed dmg/sek, +%60light dmg, +6light dmg,
setup 3(SC defensive)
char: +16% HP, +730 HP, +%10HP regen, +25HP regen, +25%constitution, +0% armor, +35%ele res, +46%vit res, +31% aether res, 18% chaos res, %15bleed res, +3% to max bleed res, 8% pierce res, +0%TotalSpeed, +3%MoveSpeed, +5%castingSpeed, +15% reduced stun, +%65to all dmg, +5%crit dmg, +215% bleed dmg, +%50bleed dmg duration, 54 bleed dmg/sek, +30% pierce dmg, +3%OA, +150OA, +0%DA, +46DA, +15Physique, +30Cunning, +68Spirit, +0piercing retaliation, +%0to all retaliation, +89% aether dmg, 39%light dmg, 4light dmg, 4aether dmg, +15% energy regen, +0%energy, +1energy/sek, +100energy, -10%phys requirement, -10%cunning requirement, +0%dmg to beast, +15% absorb energy from enemy, 30% life leech res, 30% energy leech res
pets: +%210 to all dmg, -32% phys res reduction, -32% pierce res reduction, -0% bleed res reduction, -0 OA reduction, +18%OA, +%5DA, +11%crit dmg, +31%HP, +%20HP regen, +%0to all retaliation, +0piercing retaliation, +0%AtakSpeed, +%14TotalSpeed, +%25vit res, +23% aether res, 18% chaos res, 25% ele res, 8% pierce res, %0bleed res, 24bleed dmg/sek, +%60light dmg, +6light dmg,
What you choose is about what gear you have. Taking everything into consideration… I think overall the best setup for this build is number 2.