UPDATE 1: Thanks to Ptiro and Mercymaker for the inspiration. Build updated for V2 adding guardian’s gaze for additional procs and Blade Spirit for Proc Machine. The build now is a lot safer because it can kill faster
with all permanent buff + Blood of Dreeg, Pneumatic Burst, and Lethal Assault.
DPS shown is Amarasta’s Blade Burst.
- Excellent AoE due to ABB
- Flat Acid Damage with significant poison damage, allow kiting
- Doesn’t contain soldier, inquisitor, nor necromancer
- Require a skilled player
- Let me repeat, Amarasta’s Blade Burst
Amarasta’s Blade Burst, the long underestimated skill, only used as one pointer and lethal assault. Loved by the Devs with so many item skill modifier for it, yet still ignored. Left behind in the dust.
Lo and behold!! Crucible farmer ABB build!! Made possible by the recent patch that buff ABB and redesigned venomblade set!!
Alright, that’s it for an opening. This is an acid/poison build with ABB as main damage dealer. Supported by so many procs provided by venomblade set, relic, and rings. In between ABB cooldown, we have ordinary auto attack with 80% Nightblade’s WPS. The build is capable of dishing out about 165k poison ticks in dummy. In crucible, with damage buff, poison ticks varied from 100k to 200k depending on enemy’s resist.
Current ABB has 1.3 sec cooldown with 310%WD and 8 meters radius. ABB perform considerably well in Crucible as it perform chain reaction and shotgunning all enemy in their radius. Thus, more enemy the better. Careful with your health though
For defense, the build did what can only be done by witch hunter, Massive OA debuff! It has -476 enemy OA debuff resulting to 3500 effective DA. Other defense mechanism is 28% dodge, 41% Phys res, decent armor, 24% fumble chance, 12% damage absorb from possession, and massive lifesteal from ABB and guardian’s gaze proc. We also have about 530 health regen due to 26/16 BoD, 2 heal skills, giant’s blood proc, and ghoul proc.
Craft all equipment at Arngrim and try to get +% armor as completion bonus.
The Vileblade Pact Set
Amulet: Conduit of Night Whispers with ABB modifier. further strengthening ABB and its radius, get anything you want for the resist
Gloves: Mythical Viperfang Grips. One of the best acid gloves, adding flat poison chance and attack speed to BoD
Alternative Gloves: Dark One’s Grasp. For reduced damage debuff modifier to bloody pox. Really nice if you want to be more defensive.
Shoulder: Zantarin’s Shoulderguard. +3 to BoD and LA is just too tempting. Get any prefix/suffix you like. Preferably with so many resist and DA
Alternative Shoulder: Radaggan’s Mantle. Really good shoulderpiece with so many valuable resist, also +2 to BoD
Pants: Mythical Chausses of Barbaros. Godly procs, super high OA. One of the best pants for auto-attacker
Boots: Stoneplate greaves. To cover res. Get anything you want, though “of arcane winds” suffix is preferred for slow res
Belt: Mythical Spellbreaker Waistguard. One of the two +nightlbade belt. Using this because all flat cold will be converted to acid in ABB
Rings: Deathguard Sigil + Mythical Widow’s Sting. I use this slot for more attack speed, acid damage, procs, and +skills. Ring slot is flexible though, you can use judicator set if you want to be more defensive
Medal: Mythical Undying Oath. The best medal for offense and defense. Gives flat damage and Reduce cooldown to both of our heal skill are invaluable
Relic: Nidalla’s Outbreak. Simplified in 22.214.171.124, this relic now become procs instead of cumbersome active skill. Highly offensive relic and good source of poison. For completion bonus, get any plus skills you want
Acid/Poison based devotion with maximum RR
UPDATE 1: Adding Guardian’s Gaze! Raise the Dead only for nodes
Scorpion Sting > to Curse of Frailty
Guardian’s Gaze > to Bloody Pox
Rumor > to Ring of Steel
Acid Spray > to Blade Spirit
Raise the Dead > Amarasta’s Quick Cut
Tainted Eruption > to Amarasta’s Blade Burst
Ghoulish Hunger > to Whatever permanent buff
LMB: Amarasta’s Blade Burst
RMB: Ring of Steel
Mouse scroll up: Curse of Frailty
Mouse scroll down: Bloody Pox
Middle mouse: Shadow Strike
Keyboard 1: Pneumatic Burst
Keyboard 2: Blood of Dreeg
Summon 2 blade spirit before fisting action. This can ensure the activation of Acid Spray.
Press to activate Pneumatic burst and Blood of Dreeg. Ensure it to always be active and/or save it for heal
Shadow strike in
Scroll up and down to activate CoF and Bloody Pox, triggering Scorpion sting and multiple Guardian’s Gaze.
Start fisting/ABBing your enemy with your magnificent mace.
In boss/trash wave, you will want to be in the center of the horde. ABB shotgunning make enemies fall like flies. Remember that this build also have poison damage with significantly long duration mod, stop fisting the enemies when they are already in 1/3 of their health; move on to the other after that.
In 160/170 nemesis wave, this is where it starts interesting. You need to know when to facetank and kite. Experience in crucible is the key.
UPDATE 1 VIDEO For 170 Crucible, video with 4 buff:
7:25 Clear-times with 4 buff!! This is my personal record for melee auto-attack build!
The most dangerous enemy is reaper due to the usual reason. Facetank him until it has 1/3 health and start kiting and move to other enemies. Be careful if you get hit by it again. If he’s alone though, you can facetank him all you want.
The second most dangerous is grava because of its fumble pool. You need to actively moving around for dodging his pool.
You can facetank Alek meteor because the build has high phys res and high Aether overcapped, not recommended though.
This is AFAIK the first working ABB Cruci Farmer in this forum. The build is very fun and a joy in campaign. Hope you can enjoy the build
Update 1 comments: You guys cannot talk shit about venomblade and ABB again…