Massive changes with huge dps gain in patch 0.6. Read below.
This set fascinated me. The shield is the weapon in a unique way and playing it CDR based is the best. We use Chillspikes to proc converted fiend and shred up close at over 150% Cast Speed which is enough, converted SotH is a natural with this build since you need Time Dilation. To this we add the unpolished diamond, Deathstalker Relic for very good RR for this build. Use it!. Devastation crits up to 175K and also has life steal. Will elaborate later on as I can’t write this one in one go
Patch 0.6 Major changes to gear, devotion and gains explained. Kill time improved 2x
[i]- Took Hungering Void to greatly enhance Devastation with % crits. Gave up Jackal and revenant to do so but offset cast speed dps loss via squad tactics that has CS & % dmg. New ring also has CS
Changed gear to be much more affordable and in doing so also gained a massive total of ~ 520% phys dmg
To capitalize on the above build has Oleron’s rage instead of Star Pact. Bare with me. Devastation is a skill that thrives on %crit + OA due to it relying on many projectiles hitting the target to kill. Improving these stats exponentially empowers Devastation. A Single devastation wipes out a Nemesis now or a group of them at very low health (100-165K projectile crit in crucilbe and 75K in campaign). Even without Star Pact we get 2x Devastation chain and Mirror Semi-chain. REally no great loss. Oleron also has % phys dmg now.
Deathstalker, an underrated star of the show. The build greatly benefits from -%Phys rr and deathstalker is so so reliable with the aura he has. I can’t recommend him enough, the difference in kill time is visible. He’s super tough. May die at 156(like in my case) or 159 due to RR stacks but can withstand 160 and 170 no worries.
Chillspikes instead of Stormfire. The shotgun does more dmg (60K crit per spike) and procs Fiend very well[/i]
[v220.127.116.11]Video: 150-170 Gladiator:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPY402DdAoE (10:25 min)
Grimtools https://www.grimtools.com/calc/lNkqB5BV Ikrix medal and Spellbinder afffix with +2 devastation is the best, Medal mod is also super but easily replaced with Kalastor(Damage/resists) or Voraceous One (sustain/resists)
Old GT to compare %phys gain and %crit :https://www.grimtools.com/calc/lV7wlzJV
Auras &Overguard&Hungeriong Void on. DPS is Chillspikes
Build (gear) Explanation:
[i]Skills and Conversion - Fully converted Devastation is potent. With the added flat mod from the shield and perma Overguard it crits at 75K in campaign and up to 170K in crucible. In there you have the 18% weapon dmg which translates to lifesteal. This is awesome because you can run around, lifestealing everything in Devastation radius. When you add in Flame torrent devo proc with Chillspikes your lifesteal goes hyper
Oleron’s Rage - Just take it. Massively charges 2x DEvastation combo via %OA and % phys dmg
Tankyness - Perma ~lvl 20 overguard, Maiven + 2x Mirror and all encompassing lifesteal is plenty and quite fun.[/i]
Nemeses: Huddle them up and destroy them. A single cast will wipe out Kuba, Reaper, Aleks, Grava. Smaller phys res ones like maiden take 2x casts and chillspike spam. Basic tactic/order of casting at the start of any wave, dangerous or not doesn’t matter, is:
[b]1. Warcry+Overguard(for%dmg bonus)+Devastation+Mirror+CT for TD proc…
…2. Warcry again+Devastation+Overguard(to tank ti’ll 2nd mirror and %dmg)+ 2nd Mirror[/b]
In between casts spam Chillspikes and use a Ground Smash from boots skill for good measure.
!Tip of the day!: Towards the end of the first Mirror cast Nullification on yourself. That way, whether you have Overguard on or not, you will shed some enemy debuffs and not get burst in between Mirrors
This finally concludes this build with deserved results as this set is so much fun and should get much more attention. Easily rivals spellbinder Devastation.