UPDATED VERSION (more rune, credits to Mad_Lee and Dioarchet for the idea):
PREVIOUS VERSION (more melee):
I’ve been kinda late for the N&O party hosting a dozen op builds of all possible classes (except saboteur lol). Feeling bitter having missed out on all the fun, I took a few of them for a spin, notably Mad_Lee’s trickster and John_Smith’s infiltrator. This is the most op set that I’ve ever played in GD (and I mostly play binders…) so I’m kinda bitter I didn’t catch up in time
Having acknowledged that I’m not gonna come up with anything original, I post this more as a way of paying tribute to the achievements of all the other N&O builders (especially John_Smith, from whom I ripped devotions; I believe it’s best possible devos for cold N&O, as I did try others, so no use messing it up). HOWEVER, I consistently did runs in the vicinity of 5:45 and my runs, across different builds, are on the average 30 seconds slower than those by best pilots. So, I won’t bet my life on it, but this just might beat the non-pet non-Agrivix record if tried out by someone who’s better than me. It’s g4, however, and it’s not pure melee so no “claims for the melee crown” are being made here.
Word of explanation to the less experienced:
Debuffed and melled by N&O, everything dies within one cast of RoH (literally everything including nemeses) or two at most. No single enemy in Crucible can survive longer than 3-4 seconds when got RoH placed precisely under their feet. In a way, it works like DoT: you SS in, slash-slash, when RoH is on you just drop it move on. It’s best to use GrimInternals and see the health bars so that you know if one RoH will be enough to drop them all before moving on. And don’t ever kite. You don’t get burst. You burst.
That being said, this build is just a just a concept to maximize bannered crucible runs. It’s health and da are very low so it won’t serve anyone who is still learning the game or want an all-round jack-of-all-trades. If you don’t kill exactly what you need to kill in that 3-4 seconds you die. For anyone who wants a well balanced N&O build I recommend the aforementioned pure melee infiltrator or trickster as well as some others you can find in the build compendium.
Questions for the more experienced:
I’m still learning the game and I’m hoping to get some feedback form whoever would be kind enough. I’m not sure about the optimal devotion bindings (pushing Artifact Handling above 6/10 kinda messes up proccing Blizzard with RoH) and exact skill point distribution (push Dual Blades further with the full conversion?). I tested some alternative setups and this turned out to be fastest for me but I’m more than open to any suggestions from anyone. Thanks in advance.