You wouldn’t look twice at this seemingly lowly Nightblade. No one, even fellow Nightblades know who the Guildmaster is aside from rumors that she holds a tome called Speaker for the Dead, where all Nightblade assignments are archived and a list of naughty guild members went rogue with which she deals herself.
This build is a beast and a freak. Fastest crucible build I’ve run even more than Belgo, capable of over 500K crits PER blade in curible and ~320K in campaign. It literally tears things in half in a cone. And before you freak out about all the green know that there is a cheaper version of grim calc and that the dagger does not need specific affixes, it’s bis and shoulders are kinda mandatory for this dmg.
Outbreak + PB (autocharged in melee by LA with tougher monsters). Don’t obsess over LA, it will be there vs relevant enemies, the rest die via first combo
Outbreak + charged PB + Chillspikes to rush a large enemy in close range even more. Not mandatory but helps.
Each PB cast is allways followed by a Blizzard fom amatok, rezulting in a Devastating 2x Shotgun combo and some nice DoT sustain. To understand the power better measure enemies by casts taken to kill. Aleks 2 or 3 PB, Reaper 3-4. Cold Res kuba ~6. This thing will delete a non resistant mob like paper:
crit per blade
Nah no TD here. The PB+ Amatok 2x shotgun is brutal
@lee. Not enough% weapon dmg to capitalize on awakening. It’s the flat frost mod on amulet doing the job. Also ABB is for strong enmies coming in close to ato charge. You lose time and damage mitigation obsessing over LA. It will be there vs enemies that take more than one PB
The chest has higher armor and good CC res for kiter also possibility for huge %elemental dmg
It’s worth taking LA. If you look at the vid i have it 90% in all relevant boss fight and I never ever stress over it. Small shit dies w/o LA. For everything else cold PB is like a shotgun version of a Rail gun
Of course it is, I just don’t like the way the build plays after that. I tried it in vanilla back when I first posted Cold PB (back when you could chain freeze stuff using 1 item :D)
I thought ABB for Freeze+LA would be perfect but ended up dropping the idea cause I had trouble piloting it
Well damn, me thinks Shinobi might need a respec since I do have some of that stuff lying in my Stash though gearing for Elite needs some farming & crafting, to get boots Of Kings gets really expensive really fast.
Well it’s 85% weapon damage +12% from the off-hand times 6 (six!), so almost 600% weapon damage with a freaking metric ton of flat cold and frostburn damage (look at how much he is converting to cold on this skill, just 2/3rds of chaos damage left untoched), that passes thru everyone. Let’s not forget +55% crit damage, and his char got 76% crit damage already from Dying God.
Skill is not complicated, it’s simply the most disgusting shotgun skill in game, second to good old Zantarin’s melee builds destroyer shotty.
That second rite conversion too, and one could go farther can max solael’s withchfire for more flat. This will be a bit easier to do when FG arrives I imagine.
I knew it would be be really good because of how speaker for the dead looked and deathbound amethyst. Then the MI shoulders came and I had to try. But to be honest. as I was leveling at around 75 I expected 180K crits per blade in campaign which in my mind still would have been insane shotgun (I might have omited Dying god making crits even more ridiculous) and Speaker for the Dead kind of surpassed my expectations the final max damage being ~70% higher than anticipated.
I tried to post e cheaper version, you will still need the shoulders and pants for good performance. they are just too good for the build.
Thanks:). Like lee said, it’s that %wp damage x6 + the flat dmg per blade. Ends up being quite insane and fun.
I mean with the amount of conversion we have I am surprised people are this surprised.
I am beginning to think people really underestimate Occultist as a support mastery for Elemental:eek:
U wot m8 :eek:
When I posted Cold PB, Speaker of the Dread didn’t even have Vitality to Cold conversion and even then Cold PB could kill nemesis with ease. This is just Cold PB I am talking about, JoV had the strongest PB build posted at that time i.e Vitality PB