I think with that conversion DK might catch up, and it’s also more interesting than WB:). Add to this flat from soul harvest and I see no reason Wb is better. Was also pretty sure i’d do soul siphon but harvest max is nice too
Dual wield melee DK - looks interesting and non-standard concept to me. Nice build.
P.S: BTW, can’t find on forum any DK build focused on vitality damage. Is it so bad?
P.S.S: I level up my own DK vitality build with sword and shield: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/eVL3oKL2. Completed Veteran and now is in Act 2 on Elite. It feels like killing machine (easy to face tank Salazar and etc). For the end game I plan to try the setup like this:
I updated my stuff and it definitely feels better. I overlooked the conversion since this is the first time in my life it’s actually useful.
Yeah DK sure is interesing, you can heal with SS or maybe wear a Dread Knight’s Legplates that everybody ditched in favor of Barbarossi.
-WPS with ADCtH
-Flat damage (Vitality/Chaos)
My point is that imo both DK and WB are on a similar level.
Vitality DK should be pretty weak, Vitality Warder on the other hand is pretty decent.
Even Cold DK isn’t all that good
Take a nap dude, you’ve been posting new build insanely fast lately :rolleyes:
I think main problem is there are many enemies that resist vitality heavily so extra RR from Shaman and Occultist are more welcomed. Gear sets are also exclusively made for them and melee vitality is poorly developed.
I think I am going to spec it into something else
My main intention to post this build (before you did) was similar to yours i.e everyone is sick of Witchblades
I’ll probably spec my setup into S&B or 2h and post it sometimes later. For now I’ll just post something else today
Chthon, Panda, thanks for comments. While it can be true vitality DK to be weak compared to other variants I will give it a try and test how good/bad the build is for campaign.
P.S: Will back to the DK once finish some experiments with Druid build. Forgot to update calc to use Dread Knight gear: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/bVAE5yQV.
at lvl 12 second rite is is 59 flat. Soul harvest is 76 and half of binding is 22 taking DK to 98. DPS wise DK wins in my opinion.
solael chaos flat convert mans gimping the build for conversion so it’s not a good path imo
Solael’s Witchfire is important anyway for the AS so you most likely would max it.
I think in the latter statement you were referring to Possession, which I agree with. The flat IT and %OA from Oleron seems more valuable, not to mention you save a lot of Skill points picking Oleron
It looks nice. Glad to see someone extended DW phys beronath-Warborn concept
You are not taking into consideration vitality decay on solaels, its also flat dmg
Not sure what do you mean by conversion solaels flat chaos. If you are talking about not using beronath sword in order to avoid 10% AP on off hand weapon I tried it and it doesn’t pay off.
I did a testing with BM, WB and DK, dps vise WB wins followed by DK, but BM is by far tankiest.
I know you are a big fan of WB but I am frankly tired of it:)
And yes numbers don’t lie, for some reason I forgot the build is DW and uses Beronath sword (probably due to sleep deprivation:rolleyes:- @Chthon, now i finally understand what you said too) so that is indeed a lot of flat dmg from occult, more than DK unless we could convert all aether, maybe, somehow. I’d still go DK for style points combined with actual combat efficacy:p
does soldier wps attack with both hands when i dw?
and necro wps work best with dw or 2h?
AFAIK Markovian always hits with both hands, while Zolhan depends on how you’re attacking when it’s activated (can be either hand or DW).
For WPS to work well with 2H generally you need your default attack to be something to multiply your weapon damage up, (which Cadence isn’t ).
First of all nice build Panda.
I will try it if I find some time.
-why picking viper devotion?
-I guess you can do campaign with off devo Setup?
-is orleons 16/12 Worth it or 12/12 sufficient?
-switch spellscorched plating to your belt. There the armor will apply on all slots
- Viper is for energy leech/ absorption and 3% OA. It’s good even for non elemental builds.
- What do you mean by off devo? If you want to go for Oleron route then I don’t think it makes much of a difference.
- 12/12 is sufficient, actually I think dropping 4 points in Oleron and invest in Blindside is more profitable.
- This build doesn’t really have armor problem so I chose to cap poison res instead.
Viper is for energy leech/ absorption and 3% OA. It’s good even for non elemental builds.
What do you mean by off devo? If you want to go for Oleron route then I don’t think it makes much of a difference.
12/12 is sufficient, actually I think dropping 4 points in Oleron and invest in Blindside is more profitable.
This build doesn’t really have armor problem so I chose to cap poison res instead.
THanks for your reply.
Yes I had orleon Route in mind. I will try It will not be such a difference.
With spellscorched platIng i just wanted to say that you should switch components in e.g. pants and belt.
You will not lose anything but gain some armor.
Hi there, I just had a quick question. Getting ready to start the game for the second? time. Really new to it. Was just wondering if this build is still viable for the current game build, since this one is 184.108.40.206? Thanks
if you are new to the game, do you have all the items that is required for this build? Otherwise I would not be worried about what is viable or not and just play and have fun
thx for the build, I’m gonna try that out