The core dynamic is Vitality converted to Chaos with a Bloodsworn Scepter and fairly large damage via Chaos Strike; with other sources of damage being Doom Bolt, PBlades and Sigil. Guardian’s Gaze is pretty hefty too. The dog is there for a small chaos boost and because I get lonely without a pet but it’s reaching the end of its usefulness in Ultimate.
I’m building something similar but besides darkblaze amulet + belt (great OA for 2 pieces) I’m going to use justicar armor set because frankly the chaos options are average at best and fire bonuses aren’t bad for a chaos build. Game needs a decent chaos melee set.
Alright so you need to decide on a main attack I feel. You’re doing phantasmal blades, sigil and melee I think? I’d drop one of these to be more efficient.
What would I do? Go full on for the sigil by dual wielding those scepters (the conversion stacks) and perhaps a darkblaze amulet to convert the remaining vitality damage to fire. This way you have a chaos/fire sigil that combines very well with a melee build. I’d also drop the seal of the void, great though it may be, for a shard of beronath. This allows for much better devotion triggering. The skill points you save by removing phantasmal blades will be needed to flesh out skills like shadow dance, vulnerability and blood of dreeg/aspect of the guardian.
Lol, I also theorycrafted something similar. Haven’t tested it, but Weapon damage sheet is good. RR is quite low though, only like 83 + 15% RR. Need to test it first in crucible as the weapon damage sheet is so huge with all the procs (about 45k).
For melee, It might be better in saboteur where you can build chaos fire strike.
Chaos itemization for autoattackers = Darkblaze set and ONLY the darkblaze set.
Maybe the harbinger’s too, but that’s a hybrid build.
> Elemental to chaos conversion which isn’t limted to blood orb
> Better chaos weapons (like seriously? Why would I ever use pagar’s betrayal even for blood-orb’ed FoI when the weapon damage is physical?)
> More than 2 dedicated chaos sets. (Compare this to the number of aether sets for example)
> More than 3 skills which give +% bonus chaos damage/flat chaos damage.