[18.104.22.168] G&B Grenadier (SR-75)
Updated post-rollback 05-01-2019
22.214.171.124 has arrived and this build, as is, has been nerfed severely. Almost %retaliation damage (chest, pants, relic, rings, amulet) and %rdata have been reduced (AoM and BWC). Absolution has been nerfed and %retal in Oathkeeper’s passives too.
But some elemental retaliation has been added in devotions, demolitionist passives, new items. Hope is still allowed. This build needs a complete rework though.
05-08-2019: first day of the patch, I’ve tried this version: GRIMTOOL TEST#1
This is very solid. Too solid, not enough damage output. My timer was red when I arrived at the boss stage in SR-75.
05-12-2019: I’ve officially given up on trying this build after the new patch. Defensively speaking, it’s still very solid but the damage output has been reduced by 20-30% and I couldn’t find a way to increase the dps without losing too much on the defensive side.
[spoiler] Physical Retaliation being OP in 126.96.36.199 and wtih my will to get off the beaten tracks (i.e. bad gimmick builds), I’ve been wanted to make a build with Elemental Retaliation for a long time. Here’s my take on this concept.
Midrange (not melee, nor ranged but in-between)
All abilities with %rdata (%retaliation damage added to attack).
Piano build (all keys are used)
CD management (keep your eyes on your bar to see what comes next)
Solid with good kiting
Blackwater Cocktail, Flame Breath, Aegis of Menhir, Grenado. For info, max crits are (about): BWC 50K; FB 100K; AoM 350K; Grenado 220K.
Ancient Grove, Gargabol, SR-70, Master of Flesh and Lokarr.
SR 75 PASS #1
SR 75 PASS #2
DETAILS ON THE BUILD
LMB Move to
RMB Flame Breath
K1 Aegis of Menhir
K3 Blackwater Cocktail
K6 Thermite Mines
K9 Vire’s Might
Note: Guardian of Empyrion
AoM + FB is your bread’n butter combo for Campaign and clearing trash mobs. BWC and Grenado hit hard and apply a nasty DoT for bosses. Th Mines and Flashbang here for RR and debuff.
Absolution and Ascension provide both defensive and offensive buffs.
Vire’s Might and Displacement for easy movement.
Helm + Weapon + Shield + Amulet are the core for %rdata abilities. Other slots have proven to be BIS for retaliation.
Experimental path with no RR but all the retaliation cosntellations and good defence.
CRUCIBLE / SR
Solid enough for SR 75 as seen in the videos. Good kiting helps a lot in dire situations.
This is a greenless elemental retaliation build. I hope you’ll like it!
EDIT #1: I can’t thank again everyone who helped on this build and gave feedback. If you did, you have my eternal gratitude. F— Rollback.