*me and my latest build inventions in absence of Forgotten Gods
Since Forgotten Gods or 1.0.7 patch both take forever to arrive I keep messing around with different build concepts in GD Stash. In this episode of our build adventures I wanted to share few ranged Vindicators builds that can completely decimate Crucible Gladiator 150-170 with minimal piloting skill.
I wanted to make a ranged Vindicator for every element to prove that Vindicators are the best sharpshooters in Grim Dawn, because they are
Very few buttons to click, no clunky thermite mines, no Flashbang.
They obliterate Crucible with ease. Only thing that is holding them back is your computer’s power, because all of them are walking firework and lightning shows.
Obscene damage coupled with ADCtH and overcapped Inquisitor’s Seal always do the trick
Fire Ants in My Eyes Johnson
A simple fellar with very few buttons to click. Wrecks stuff with ease. Resists capping might be a problem without a good pair of green boots. Procs galore.
<<<<<GRIMTOOLS>>>>> in 1.0.7 I would recommend using Bat instead of Fiend.
<<<<<GRIMTOOLS>>>>> NO GREENS SETUP. In 1.0.7 I would recommend using Bat instead of Fiend.
8:08 3 blessings/1 banner Crucible Gladiator 150-170 run (I think it can go as fast as 7:30 on a good PC)
Cold Meseeks and Destroy (scroll for much faster clear times below as demonstrated by user MercyMaker)
Chill dude, couple of more buttons than the fire guy, but bit tankier as well because of additional CC.
8:30 3 blessings/1 banner Crucible Gladiator 150-170 run (probably as fast as 8 minutes on a good PC) (scroll for much faster clear times below as demonstrated by user MercyMaker)
The most powerful of three, using unrealistic green M.I. weapon and overpowered Thunderous Strike make this one a complete wrecking ball. Downside: your Crucible timer really depends on your computer power, on my PC it looked like I was missing a lot of dps because of lag. (yes, I am aware that Chton was the first one to post this kind of build, but where is your god now?)
8 minutes 3 blessings/1 banner Crucible Gladiator 150-170 run(probably as fast as 7 minutes on a good PC) (scroll for much faster clear times below as demonstrated by user MercyMaker)
Bonus build: Elemental Noob-Noob
One thing that ranged Vindicators do worse than Purifiers is dual-wielding. Didn’t stop Noob-Noob from going for those two shiny pistols. Because Noob-Noob is a simple guy, he doesn’t use any fancy green items.
I think for two-handed ranged builds Vindicators are stronger than Purifiers, fight me.
Also, big shout out to Chton who was the first to post a Vindicator build concept based on ranged Thunderous Strike back in early AoM days.
Discovering builds true power with user MercyMaker
Cold Meseeks and Destroy (7:12)
Lightning Squancher (5:57)
All the runs were the fastest of 3x runs i made with each build. All 3 builds are capable of 3x 150-170 runs with 3 blessings + a vanguard banner no sweat. Minimal tweaks to the builds were made (1 or 2 components and augments. Managed to squeeze in ancient armor plate on all 3 builds). Exact build i used can be found in the video descriptions.
Times for all the runs made.
All in all, they performed even better than expectations. A wonderful addition to the 2h ranged autoattack builds! Now if only we could get rid of those pesky green double rare stoneplates :p.
The weapon for the Lightning Squancher can be swapped for a less rare one (like charged of scorched runes or even charged of alacrity) and should still manage, albeit with slightly lower clear times.
The Cold Meseeks and Destroy build does struggle somewhat with bursting down Kuba, which could potentially be dangerous on the nemesis waves if you get reaper/kuba combo since you’ll have a hard time killing kuba fast or bursting reaper before he winds up with kubas healing pools healing him. Maybe direwolf crest would help out on this build? You’d lose some 100%~ cold% damage and DA but you’d gain some slight flat cold damage from the +2 savagery, OA and the much needed % racial dmg to beasts
And finally here’s the Bonus build:
Elemental Noob-Noob (7:37)
Did 3x 150-170 runs with 3 blessings + vanguard banner no problem! :)[/QUOTE]