My thanks to all the homies out there. :rolleyes:
I’ve been meaning to upload this build for the past coupla weeks or so, but the compendium took up more time than I anticipated.
Finally caught a breather, so here we go. I present to you my DW cabalist.
How it works
Essentially, we want to stack 2 things as high as they can possibly go:
> Flat damage on RE
> Cooldown on RE
I opted for the pandemic dagger because:
> It’s cool af
> Don’t really give a shit about increased RE duration from the bone spike. I’m kiting too much to be able to make use of that anyway.
In addition, despite being a filthy GDstashing cheat, I’m very reluctant to use GG-rolled greens unless I absolutely have to.
> Also gives more CDR to RE. And a whopping 70 damage.
> 50% of the chaos damage on the ammy also gets converted to vit damage.
To DW, I went for the belgothian relic: -1s CD every 4.5s? Yes. Fudging. Please.
All in all, we have:
> -1.5s CD to RE
> 185 vitality damage + leftover unconverted chaos damage no one gives a crap about.
Seriously. We’ve more or less DOUBLED the flat damage on RE, while reducing it’s CD by HALF.
So…we have magically increased RE’s DPS by 4x.
Other random bits and bobs
> Fat amount of RR
> Incredible survivability from the dark one’s set.
> Doombolt to proc aeon’s for a garaunteed double RE + DB wombo-combo.
Suffixes on the basilisk crest
> Anything which fixes resists. That’s literally it. I gdstash’ed a lovely double rolled green here, but as you can see in the video - it’s not going to make or break the toon.
> Riftwarped gloves.
This may very well be BiS in terms of DPS. With GG rolls, we can get 90% chaos to vit conversion and nice bonus damage to DB to boot.
However, the trade-off in terms of defense may be crippling. I say maybe because I personally can’t pilot the guy.
Losing that damage reduction on pox, and that lovely dark one’s bonus is definitely tangible.
Suggestions from mad_lee + veretragna
Both mad_lee and veretragna suggested I use blood-orb of chthon for 100% poison --> Vit conversion, and to pair this with the conduit which grants RE 70 flat acid damage.
In addition, it also allows you to use a 100% vitality damage acid purge from the seal of blight.
However, even with 4x buffs + banner, you can see me needing to pop an energy pot every now and then to ensure I don’t run dry. I don’t think the cabalist has the energy capacity to support acid purge.
And without the seal granted skill, there was a noticeable DPS drop in RE.
Questions, comments, suggestions?
EDIT: Just like to add that I’m certain this build can do 170 w/out the banner. If you watch the the spec during wave 170, the vast majority of the fight took place outside the radius of the banner.