Hello fellow minmaxers. I’m proud to present you Vitality based Ritualist focused around immortality.
The core of this build is Valgur set that provide 8% life leech resistance reduction to Siphon souls. Combined with Will of Ratosh proc it drop nemesis Life leech resistance to 69% that double our effective ADCTH . This build has -177% Vitality resistance and enough dmg output to outleech all fair content in the game.
Bone harvest and Fiend proc bound to RE is our main dmg source. Soul siphon provide sustain and additional dmg. Transmuted storm totem onepointer is used for trash-clearing. Il omen provide phyz dmg reduction, slow and Ratosh proc. Savagery for Tenacity buff.
100-150 Can be done w/o buffs and banners, but I recommend 3 buffs to speed up the process. Most stuff is facetankable, just be carefull around Mad queen and Zantarin .
151+ is extremely HC-unfriendly and shouldn’t be attempted unless you know what you are doing. If you do it make sure you have Aether cluster on hotbar. If you see 2 Reapers quit immediately - you don’t want to play around these guys. At waves 160 and 170 you are a kitting caster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSevY1n6QrU
Really, don’t do it, wait for patch.
Main campaign :
In 188.8.131.52 Grava is broken. Do not melee him, as he has a chance to oneshot you despite 23k+ health and 83%+ all res. =) Just leave him alone till Crete fix him.
Reaper is dangerous, but dumb as Kapibara and tend to struck around the corner. Do not melee him, as he can burst trough MoT and kill you under 2 seconds.
Chuppa can be facetanked in first 2 forms. Do not tank 4 chuppas, kite a bit.
Valgur set is mandatory. Rings are BiS. Amulet can be changed for Reaver Hunger or Beronath. MI are flexibles - use the best you can find. Pants can be changed to Wraithborn or Realy Greath pantsu .
Start the game.
4)Kill some more.
Wendigo is rather meh for this build. 4 useless nodes and pathetic proc. 240 flat Vitality barely matter at that point.
I tried both Bat and Fiend and Fiend perform much better. TD nodes are really good, all of them. TD proc extend our MoT duration to 11 seconds with 3 sec couldown between casts.
BTW the original idea included Storm Totem, but , well, it suck :roll: Even 3 totems are weak =(
I think like it or not, MoT is needed to complete crucible in every necromancer build that do not have gigantic DA.
BTW, thank for the devotion idea, Ptirodaktil!
I just complete 150 crucible with no buff and banner with my valguur cabalist.
So freaking smooth, facetanking fabius & iron maiden without sweat.
170 is different animal though. Still need to hone my skills.
I use this almost exact item configuration before but with different devo, taking fiend, wendigo, aeon, dying god, and tree of life, but cannot complete 150 without buff. I am just surprised that different devotion can matter soo much in this build.
Edit: looks like vitality drain essence build can use this devotion pattern also.
I guess I had unrealistic expectations from it. I thought I could handle 1 million projectiles with Mark and ended up hating it once it couldn’t.
It is good though, saved my Cabalist against The Reaper in Crucible. Sure I died cause of my own mistake later on but MoT did save me
10/10 Best Boss :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
I am not so sure about that. This devotion path feels exclusive to Life Leech builds for the rest I don’t think dropping Wendigo is a good idea imo.
But more importantly for DE you need Tree of Life or Harp so I don’t think it’d be worth it