I’ll be quick and get to the point since its another shielded physical warborn build, and just few days ago actuanpanda rushed me with his:
Beronath’s Distiction - DW Death Knight
so why posting mine ? no really good reason honestly,
i was playing around with that belt, and got in mind to make that char able to do crucible for once, yeah for once cause i never build a char with a crucible purpose.
Also since it’s physical build, its rookie friendly, easy to level and dont need specific gear to work decently, and as our dear Chthon said
Anyway here it is, right here:
Gear / devotion / skills
Gladiator belt allow us to use some of vitality based skills/devotion, so i picked reaping strike (also dont forget 50% aether converted into physical aswell with X2 seals of might), bone (soul) harvest provides nice dmg + AOE + a good way to proc devotion, about devotion, its pretty classical, we make good use of Toad and youll notice scales of ulcama for change helping a lot on the potential energy issue you could have and survivability with its low CD proc.
I didnt took siphon souls even if i did at first, but the -% health regen felt bad in tricky situation aka the situation where you would need its ADCTH but you sure dont want that downside after.
This devotion set up is what i felt the best, at least to my taste after trying menhir instead of oleron, menhir + oleron (means loosing scales), Ishtak, Vire, ghoul is also easy to pick up…
So its up to you to change it, but the posted one is what i felt the most balanced, going too defensive felt too much dmg lost and ended on less survivability.
Black Matriarch ring is an obvious good choice, but that cronley fits well in the build, i tried both and didnt noticed really much difference between them honestly, all others greens/MIs are here to cap resistances and buff OA/DA.
ps: Break moral and squad tactics at 11/12 cause of relic +skills.
you have multiples AOE source to face those big packs in crucible, place yourself to make best use of bone harvest / siegebreaker, war cry / doom / oleron will crush everything around and blitz for escape / mobility and big source of dmg and heal, you dont need buffs; except for waves involving nemesis, also, mostly cause i suck soloing crucible and i tend to face everything like a dead brain.
About nemesis, the worst is Grava, all others wont cause trouble as themselves; obviously it will be more the good/bad combo that you may have that will be able to annoy you.
Again, your position will be important so your bone harvest/siegebreaker hits everyone, with low CD on overguard, youll just have to be carefull when it wont be up
Anyway for those used to crucible in solo they will have way less issue than me to finish it, even if the build is able to clear the 170 gladiator i wont say you have 100% chance to achieve it (kitting for minutes with hp potion aint considered here), it will mostly depends of the nemesis youll get on that last wave.
in conclusion, im pretty happy with that first attempt at crucible, wasnt sure to get through this and was fun to build in this way for once, also the build would work probably better with occultist (surprised ???) but i just didnt wanted to go that way (again) …
and finaly, a special thank to Superfluff for the usefull advices on this char that sure helped me to go through that crucible mess !