I just had a baby boy and obviously it is going to be much harder for me to find the time to refine the build I was working on, so I am submiting what I have at the moment.
A bit of history:
I am a bit appalled by EoR… I think overall melee builds, particularly S&B, are not well-balanced currently with other playstyles, but EoR is even worse… I was trying to build up a Vindicator totemist with Ludrigan when I found my first +5 BoM (after 600h+ played…), and it happened to be EoR. While my vindicator is really good fun and I may post it one day (if baby lets me), I kind of parked him on the side for the time being to see what I could do around that BoM. To take full advantage I needed a build that does not actively support EoR. And I found the Oppressor.
Long story short, I thought it’d be a good idea to try to demonstrate that even a poorly-supported build using EoR can destroy most of game content.
Then I thought as well, we don’t have many hybrids, so I thought to myself “WTH, why not throw in all i got to hybridize the dude like a flying Tesla transforming into an ice-cream-dispenser nuclear submarine”.
As a consequence, this build is focused on trying to be original and having fun with a bit of a different playstyle (not so different in the end, but I guess that’s the thought that counts). Hence some choices that are deliberately not optimal, such as the Revenant constellation to get some pets, as well as some gear choices.
Regarding gear, I am not super “rich”, so I stuck to legendaries and craftables… But I am sure very few of these are BiS.
- Up to 13 pets
- A bit of casting (Bone Harvest mostly)
- 2H, because S&B is too mainstream
- A good way to mow your lawn no matter the weather
- Up to 70% physical resist (because)
- So much life steal that it takes about 0.16 secs to get full heal if you have 5% HP left
NEVER, EVER stop spinning or stand in one place. Moving is key to survival. What I do (though I kinda suck at piloting) is large circles, always spinning EoR. Spam Bone Harvest as much as you can, this hits pretty hard. Depending on who you are fighting, it is possible (though rare) that you may need to gulp a potion of mana. Note: Bone Harvest and any other skill can be cast during EoR at the cost of a VERY tiny interruption to casting EoR. If you are in danger, save the casting (except for the obvious Mark of Torment then) for when you are out of the pack (or at least on the edge).
To go further:
I have brought this version to SR 70 (a few deaths occurred though). I have no time currently to push it further. I am pretty sure with the right tuning it can go to SR80+, but on top of tuning it’ll need better piloting skills than mine. Cause yeah, I got there with the piloting skills of a dead chicken being repeatedly beaten with a rock hammer. So I guess that’s only a start…
For instance, replacing the Revenant constellation with something actually useful may be nice, although I really like having my little army with me (plus, they can pick these little brats who won’t fall with my EoR pass).
There is a lot of room for improvement. That I know. But I think this has much potential, so consider this as my offering to you guys. Your knowledge of the game and the mechanics far surpasses mine, so I am confident you will come up with something pretty cool
So from this moment on, this is not my build anymore, it is yours, so feel free to do what you want with it