These builds (ones which use the Deathstalker relic) provide a nice counterpoint to traditional summoners (though they will always have a special place in my heart as well as always have an open spot for one in any ARPG that has them.
Is savagery really better than cadence? I mean, doesn’t cadence’s huge %WD work well with flat bleed damage sources like the weapon one? Also, what is your opinion on blind fury over howl of mogdrogen? Blind fury’s bleed damage ain’t bad and the aoe never hurts anyway right?
I think Autentist suggestion for Pet Bleeding Trickster will have a special place in your heart too
Well, I need to test it first (so many builds I wanna test, grim dawn overloading me with so many ideas)
Cadence vs Savagery
Well, for Default Weapon Attack Replacer, currently we have these “Two” for Auto Attack Bleeding Builds.
All cadence lines are good for increasing our bleeding damage.
People usually boost only “Fighting Form” since it gives flat bleeding damage.
Cadence is like “surely trigerred wps on third strike.” It’s Nice !
Cadence itself will increasing our Bleeding Damage via %WD like you said
Fighting Form gives Flat Bleed Damage
Deadly Momentum can boost our Bleed Damage via %Bleeding Damage
What is pros Savagery over Cadence?
Savagery like Cadence, gives us Flat Bleeding Damage + Boosting it simultaneously.
One of the pros of Savagery line are Savagery has Flat OA and DA + increasing Health Regen in Tenacity of The Boar.
Storm Touched is for Attack Speed boosting (Storm Touched only AS Source in Shaman Mastery)
Bleeding Builds are DoTs Builds. Crit Damage and OA are significant factors for increasing our Bleed Ticks Damage.
Also remember, BK Set gives huge boost to Counter Strike, maxing Counter Strike will give us good Flat Bleeding Damage!
That’s why I can even turn a Battlemage and a Commando into such Bleeding Builds …
Well, Grim Dawn is Full of Awesomeness, even a Pyromancer can be turned into Out of the Box Bleeding Builds
About Blind Fury over Howl of Mogdrogen, yes Blind Fury can be used as one source of Bleeding Damage.
But Howl of Mogdrogen is more favorable for Hybrid Pets Bleeding Builds like Builds in these threads.
This build is nice. Lot s of life steel and physical resist. The skills mesh really well together. You make great builds, man. Thanks for posting so many.
I went with the sb witchblade since I figured it was the most tanky as it has a shield. While I have most of the gear, I still don’t have the death stalker relic blueprint, full components (sacred armor and living armor, heart, annihilation) Or deathlord band as I just respecced a few hours before this posting. I was able to kill most of ancient grove but died on gargabol 2nd life by a 1shot kill. Based on the videos l’m sure I can clear once I’m geared Fully.
However, have you had a chance to test this on crucible? if not, based on your expertise, which build do you think would do best in solo and group? I’m looking for the tankiest as I strongly dislike Dying.
FIrst, i’m blademaster and for now i’m rly happy with this build even i’m far from some items for now, but i like the whole idea about bleeding damage and i’m grateful about this build!
I have some questions, does Manticore Deathstalker spawns only on ultimate diff, because i’m far away from ancient grove on this diff, and i’m trying to grind the recipe on elite diff, and i didnt met this creature once from maybe 4 times there.
And one more question, could u suggest me some relic until i grind this recipe, if the creature spawns only on Ultimate.
I wonder how well Dervish (Nightblade + Oathkeeper) would do with the Blood Knight set? Blade Spirits do Piercing, Cold and Bleeding while Guardian of Empyrion does Physical, Fire and Burning. Not sure what gear would be best but you’d end up with 4 more permanent pets.