Hello, wonderful people!
This is my approach to make a Krieg melee fighter.
Nothing new: full Krieg set, double Mindwarp plus slight refinement. Contrary to good classic shield-wielding Krieg this one became an ultimate slaughter machine.
Jackal, Viper, Eel, Dying God, Revenant;
[li]Solemn Watcher, Spear of the Heavens, Aeon’s Hourglass.[/li]After completing Ghoul, Sailor’s Guide and Scholar’s Light you’ll surely have useless red, blue and green nodes at the Crossroads, remove them using Spirit Guide.
Max crit landed in Crucible (solo, Crucible buffs, Vanguard Banner)
I agree, finding a great double rare should improve your build, not be a requirement to making it work. My opinion, anyway, but given the rarity of these items it seems the right thing to do when posting a build.
Idk if I got my math right but calculating single target weapon damage, cadence at 255% average weapon swing (counting wps and the chance of fastcharging cadence with dw non wps attacks) edges out fleshwarped strikes at 201% weapon damage (9/12 markovian, 12/12 zolhan, 12/10 reaping strike, 12/12 necrotic). Including the non WD flat dmg, I haven’t calculated that.
Just wasted 20 minutes trying to make it work with Magelords, but then realised that your rings are there to cover resists. Damn, this build has potential to be even stronger with well rolled green pants.
I tested all suggested setups and added an alternative one.
Clear time is better but at the same time resistances are very tight, so you probably will spend more time in kiting.
Dismember stone is the same damage-wise but have lower attack speed, so I dropped it.
Will test the Conduit later when I craft the required one.
What do you think about taking Siphon Souls (great LL and nice enemy debuf) and using Mark of Anathema? I feel like the the Direwolf Crest is not doing much for this build (wasted pierce damage and useless skills bonus).
Direwolf Crest does 4 major things: 30% aether resistance, 152 OA (in my roll), 18% Beast racial bonus and enables us to dual wield.
Mark of the Anathema forces us to swap relic with Bladedancer’s or such, that’s a pure damage loss.
I theorycrafted this build with Bladedancer’s Talisman+Mark of the Dreadblade, but Doom+Direwolf Crest results in better damage and gives more skillpoints.