Hello everyone and welcome to my first posted build (usually I help a tiny, tiny amount with Sir Spanksalot mega builds so this is a major difference to the norm for me).
To introduce this build in one acronym - it’s an EoR build! Hopefully I’ve not copied anyone else or duplicated something already posted before. If I have, I apologise profusely and offer myself as a sacrifice to the gods.
GT version 2 (alternative amulet)
Firstly, this build is inspired by PewSquare on twitch who was grateful enough to share his version of this build to me while he was streaming. I just loved the aether lightning firing off everywhere while he was spinning around in circles, that I just had to try it out. (He did explain that it wouldn’t be the best EoR build because it was hard to get the aether damage and resist reduction, but it’s still fun to play).
Therefore, a lot of what you see is his build, items and devotions but as always different people, different strokes! I’ve done what I like but I’d like feedback and any helpful improvements anyone feels like making. (I’m a complete amateur when it comes to making GD builds so you have been warned.)
So to explain very quickly what happens with the build, we use the Mythical Soulare’s Helm for its 100% physical to Aether conversion to EoR and the flat Aether damage in conjunction with the Mythical Temporal Arcblade for the Aether Conduit lightning – this is a super-fast 2 sec, 2 target max, 1 sec recharge blast of lightning/aether damage all delivered in a beautiful green/turquoise blast. It looks super cool. The rest of the items are used to max our resists as always and to boost the aether damage as far as possible. I must say there are a quite few options and tweaks you can make to the item and skill point selection but this is my take on the build.
Primarily I focused on a high OA to help with those lovely aether lightning crits but this has been at the cost of the DA as you can see from the GT link. Consequently, it does require some careful piloting to ensure you don’t end up splatted. Its copes well in the main campaign, good AoE damage but can suffer on some single target resistant bosses. I’d be particularly interested in devotion changes. I looked for helpful devotions not really knowing what was the best path to take – Aeon’s hourglass being an example.
I’m not much of tester and I very rarely play Crucible or SR, so whether this build is useful in either at high levels in its current form is doubtful. I did level 35 SR without any trouble but stun resist is a little low without ascension being up and that can lead to being bursted. I’m also short on armour absorption which also might make it feel a bit fragile, maybe there is a way to improve it while still keeping the resists maxed etc.
Anyway, it’s a fun build and I finally managed to use a Temporal Arcblade that had been in storage for years in a build. If you try it, I hope you enjoy it!