Been playing around with these two pretty similiar skills lately, i really enjoyed the gameplay and feeling of them while playing, not to mention its pretty satisfying on screen so i felt like i could post a more “up to date” version of them.
I wont go much into details, since lots already been said in previous threads, so ill link them, also if you notice i missed some, do tell me so i can add them to the list.
Idea is to compil those in a single post and hope it will make curious the players that never tried those skills.
Ill start with winter king skill, first of all, this build is quite already known, the first that came up to my mind is this spellbreaker
also, Jajaja already posted a trickster some time ago just here
and thanks to him also for the devotion that mostly inspired the one im using with his last korba trickster and for the highlight on alkamos blue rings
Here im gonna post my current two versions of the winter king, one as infiltrator and another as trickster,
the first is to me bit more efficient version, while on the trickster side i tried a more “rp” version of it if i may say, using nemesis relic and heart of the mountain amu,
both version works well, energy issue is solved with harp devotion, and even performs not so bad in crucible, at least for the 150 waves.
But as usual i build for campaign purpose, i guess it could benefits few adjustements to perform better in crucible.
About the gear/skills
_As winter king might is a cast we are looking for castspeed, thats why we go for the 2 nodes in jackal devotion,
_the bane of the winter king instead of soulrend also cause of castspeed, the 10% cold rr is also welcomed and weap offers a large flat cold dmg,
_blue alkamos rings instead of purple version for the OA and we dont need the pierce to cold conversion anyway
_the amu (empowered) essence of Beronath willgive us up to 10%,
_ignaffar combustion relic for extra rr, castspeed and easier invest into inquisitor mastery.
_rest of gear is pretty obvious, greens/MI to cap resistances, also could take kubacabra chausses to get lethal assault up to 22.
_Tricksters has naturally some known OA issues, youll notice the green gear trying to solve it a bit since i wanted to keep the main cold devotions
_compared to infiltrator, i just changed relic and amu, bit more flat cold dmg, but mostly two pets to support us and stick a bit more to the winter king concept, however i recommend stormcaller pact over primal bond, the +% crit dmg is too good to be passed on, well assuming you manage to reach a decent OA on your set up.
Before i post my current set up, ill link two previous thread to which the credits go to, again its the same posters, coincidence ??
The first that came up to my mind was this pyromancer by Sobertooth that first made me wanna try out the skill
and again some time ago, our dear Jajaja already posted it, as battlemage right here
Also Chthon posted his updated version in Sobertooth thread, without MIs please ! here it is
And finally, my current set up as pyromancer:
click right here
this set up even if pretty offensive cleared crucible 150 (maiden+fabius+valdaran at the end) without issue, however the last 20 more waves arent doable with this set up (got wrecked down at 160).
Sigil offers great survivability, but if you dont want to invest as much in it, just put the points into BWC.
Also about the Eldritch Gaze helm:
i first tried to build with soldier to make use of blade arc modifier but the results didnt felt good to me, maybe i missed something, but really felt like a lot of skills points wasted.
Overall the harp devotion is the great add to all those builds, felt mandatory to me unless going for three of life,
i really love those two skills a lot, really great fun to play with and i hope you guys will too if didnt already
as always, feel free to comment, suggest and point out previous thread i may have missed.