Abomasnow Hail Warlock - Cold Devastation/TSS Warlock
I’ve always wanted to build around the old Diviner set when the offhand still gave you Cold Devastation but the set was shit. Now the set is decent but was changed to a vit-aether set instead of cold-aether. Still I had daydreams of snow even though I never knew what snow feels like cause I grew up on a tropical country. This past few days I decided to make a snowman cause I was tired of EV training an Aerodactyl and I came up with this.
So this is basically just a devastation build with cold instead of fire and I put TSS in as secondary skill cause Warlock really has no other choice.
Also why Warlock? Well because (1) it’s (imo) underloved, it’s not that the class is so bad but Aetherlock is basically a discount Spellbinder with Doom Bolt instead of RR and Chaoslock lacks RR for some reason. (2) It’s got better QoL than Druid cause of CoF and has easier skill distribution than Mage hunter cause I’m not forced to take Censure and give up Star Pact, and (3) There’s no good heavy armor option for cold so Aspect of the Guardian’s Physical resist helps a lot with armor issues.
I could complete 151-170 with this on about 15-18 mins (4 buffs 1 banner). I know it’s not the strongest but it’s viable and unique for my tastes so I like it. The biggest problem for this build is 170 Kuba + Grava/Reaper. Kuba’s kinda hard to kill if you can’t focus on him cause he’s got 94% base cold resist and this build doesn’t have dots aside from Frozen Core, so he’ll be healing the heavy hitters for longer than most other builds. It’s not a problem with 160 because 2 other nemeses won’t be enough to stall you that long but 170 is another story. There’s a chance you lose multi at 170 with Kupa/Grava combo on small arenas.
The build: Grimtools
Char sheet with all buffs
Gear, Skills and Devotions
My goal when I theorycrafted this was to have 26/16 Devastation with the lowest cooldown possible, so Terrnox Aether Tome and Annie Helm are core for me. Amulet is obvious for the conversion. I opted for the Eastern Set instead of Trozan cause I can’t use the hat for the full set proc. Of course you can remove Annie Helm and go full Trozan instead but I didn’t want that.
Cold affixes for the offhand is basically necessary cause it’s not a cold weapon. Also, Spellbinder affix for the medal is also needed if you want 26/16 Devastation. Rings are chosen to help with the Kuba problem I stated above but If you wanna be tankier then Judic rings or Stalwart can do.
For skills, Devastation maxed, whole TSS line maxed cause I can. CoF maxed for easier RR spread, the trash slow is also a nice bonus. The rest are standard CDR protocol.
For crucible, Hourglass is a must. But you can go Leviathan or Ultos for campaign. You’re usually tanky enough not to need a second mirror for campaign.
I’m happy with this build and even though it’s not really that polished yet, I don’t have a lot of time to improve this cause Pokemon is life.
Thanks for taking the time to read! Also, leave your favorite Pokemon if you comment, just because you can. Not forcing you guys anyway.