[i]Isn’t it fitting that at the heart of the Inquisition lies a powerful Deceiver? The Cataclysm set has been on my mind for a long time and with the recent buff I have finally chosen to make him a Deceiver after being quite tired with circuit breaker mechanics for casters.
He draws his power offensively from massive AoE elemental damage, with Word of Pain line and massive procs/Devotions and defense from excellent slow CC from Mastery, Mods, and 2x portable heals. It deletes mobs and is able to successfully kite Nemeses nuking them from afar.
There will be a grim tool for campaign as well with Blizzard instead of Wendigo and some more damage gear[/i]
[v22.214.171.124]Video 160-170 Gladiator:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QymIeLn4ICo
Crucible Grim tools:https://www.grimtools.com/calc/0V0wg6M2
Campaign Grim Tools:https://www.grimtools.com/calc/YZe1e3EZ You will need a Tonic of Reshaping to adjust spirit lost from Wendigo and Time Flux ring
Gear chanages: Ill Omen boots for %elemental and more Death Sentence, Eternal Band for the same reasons and Bargoll Mace for the sick mod! Choose you affixes, it doesn’t matter. Left them blank on purpose. I recommend Enchanter’s of Fury
Devotions: Dropped Wendigo for Blizzard&Jackal. You have GOT to play Meteors+Blizzard on this build. It’s perfect. In Campaign you can also play him Purifier. You can tank more with Seal(You can get in in campaign as Purifier has the skills points and you don’t need to kite as much there)+Blast Shiled to face tank more.
Stats with auras and Deadly Aim/Word of Renewal on
How and why it works:
[i]You have -126% movement speed debuff(CoF+Main hand mod+Eldritch Fire) to which you can add either time flux or blizzard if you are in campaign mode or Haggarad % attack slow if you are in crucible and time flux doesn’t connect. This renders most monsters in the game very ineffective vs your ranged/kiting type of build.
The slow mechanic is 90% resisted by nemeses BUT since you have so much of it, it’s enough to get the distance you need between you and them. I’ve kited 2x Reaper without any problems even though they are very fast when enraged or if they charge up their attack. The trick is intermittent kiting . Don’t run away all the time. Run 5-6m stop and refresh your spells run again. Same vs Iron maiden who won’t be able to blitz you like this. This way of kitning confuses them because they allways home in to your general location, kinda like Alex meteor.
The Exception: Grava. You will notice in the video that I get burst once by him. This is because he is not only fast but also has very bursty AoE/Ranged spells. So in this case ou need to widen your kiting area like I do in the video and always make sure you have some obstacles to get behind from time to time. Bare in mind that his Wing Flap AoE thing will reach you from behind lower obstacles like the balconies in Crucible of the Dead because he is so tall i suppose. Anyway, you can see in the video that kiting him is very much possible regardless[/i]
Many Procs, all of which are AoE:
…AND aided by a constant approx -70% elemental resistance (do use Empyrion Helm). In vanilla with Bargoll core it’s -82% constant. Cataclysm procs reach 70 K dmg, WoP 40K. These with the ring/shoulders, devotion procs and storm fire attack add up to do great amounts of damage
Having 2x Portable heals is a godsend for kiters (or any build). But Kiters capitalize on it the most. These are forther sustained by lifesteal from Flame Torrent devotion and Storm Fire %wp dmg part. Don’t understimate/neglect the lifesteal. Little as it is, it matters.
You’ve also probably noticed the weird choice of Wendigo for Crucible. This is because, With Vulnarability rr+kiting nature of the build you capitalize yet again very well on a heal that is very strong even on a non vitality dedicated build. You run around while CoF on so many enemies heals you…what’s not to like. In vanilla you can switch Wendigo to Blizzard. Metors+Blizz is just damn awesome on this build and so fitting.[/i]