Vindicator-Shaman+Inquisitor is one of the strongest classes in the game.Shaman is primary lightning class and can be used as caster,melee or ranged.Inquisitor is probably the best support class in the game,for little points invested provides healing skill,defense of seal,damage reduction and such.
In this guide I will show you two versions of Vindicator,first is lightning caster,sturdy build with good sustain and damage from totems and storm box.Second is 2h Primal Stike ranged build.Both builds are easy to gear,have some faction and easy to be farmed gear,some pieces are replaceable.
All green items used only magic(common affixes) and not a single rare one.All of them are flexible,depends of what resistances you need.Caster version have solid overcaps,DA and OA,so even bad affixes will still get the job done.Thanks for @malawiglenn Malawiglenn,he made very good beginners Vindicator in pre-FG era
*pic with permanent buffs,DPS is for Savagery
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Here are the skills and explanation!
Storm totem Our damage dealer,we can cast up to 3 of them.Put as many points as possible.
Storm box Very fun skill to use,use it different enemies,the debuff effect is not stacking.Main skill is maxed,one point in Tether.
Wind Devil Deals damage,have debuff effect and also reduce resistances.One point in main skill,push second part to 12,third part to 7 for extra target.
Savagery Here for Tenacity of boar buff.One point in first and third skill and max the middle part.
Inquisitor Seal Defensive skill,staying inside provide you with fortitude
Wendigo Totem Healing skill,damage part is small,put 12 points and one in blood pact(optional)
Word of Renewal Healing spell with CD,also grants DA,racial bonus and much other benefits
Weapon-Stormstrife,farmed from Janaxia and Laria in act 5,it’s not mandatory,used only for storm totem +skill bonus
Off hand-Groble Sky Effigy,farmed from groble enemies,there is hero in burrwith outskirts with guaranteed drop,it’s super good item for the skill bonus
Amulet-Aetherbolt pendant,faction recipe from Coven
Rings-Coven sky seals,from Coven reputation
Helm-Fettan mask,cheers for all Star wars fans:p.Guaranteed drop,map https://www.grimtools.com/map/markers/chests/11734
Chest-Elite Bysmiel Cuirass-faction Bysmiel reputatuion,health and resistances +skills to devils
Shoulders-Elite Coven Arcane Mantle-Coven reputation,I like OA and resistances here
Gloves-Emeberguard-crafted,look for resistances
Legs-Legplates of Valor,very good blues physical res,DA,Health,if you don’t have them take Solael or Dreeg
Belt-Ugdenbog Girdle- green item act 5,sold by Vinelton in Arcane Grove dungeon
Medal-Shadow Mark of Queen-recipe from Bysmiel monster OA and damage to Cenure
Boots-Elite Legion from Black Legion rep,physical res the main selling point
Relic-Eye of the Storm is good low level relic,other option is Ignaffar Combustion.From cheap relic variants is faction Vendetta
Medal Augment-open for personal taste,BiS is dispacement
There are 3 different lightning T3 constellations,I like Spear a lot,bur the route is requiring some sacrifices of defensive devotions,so better to go for Tempest+Ultos combo.Unlike auto attackers,no life steal,so we need extra healing power-Bat,Chariot and Behemoth.Turtle for damage absorb to save us in tough situations
7.Sailor’s guide,remove blue
14.Viper,remove Sailor’s guide
15.Ultos to the proc
16.Behemoth to the proc
Cast on CD devils,totems,pin dangerous enemies with storm box.Cast Inquisitor Seal beneath you.Heal with wendigo and WoR.If you can hold you ground charge Savagery for stats boost.
Video from playing against Undead Nemesis in campaign! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhbyvBLCRBk
NOTES:This build require substantial Physique and Spirit.If you can equip both legs and Off hand,replace legs with lighter armor.
All components are low level only and most are faction bought.If you have better,use them!
*pic with permanent buffs,DPS is for Thunderous Strike
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Little different build,This one is ranged,using Thunderous Strike(Primal Strike transmuter) We need attack speed for quick attacks.We have Weapon Damage,so our damage will heal us through life steal.
Here are the changes compared form caster version
Weapon-Sparkthrower Faemed in act 5,but also can be shopped from Vinelton.It’s mandatory to get attack speed suffix,Alacrity is cheapest.2h have low speed,so every % AS matters.Prefix is not mandatory,lightning or elemental damge helps
Amulet-Essence of Beronath-crafted +skills and Attack speed
Belt-White lotus,from any of the cult factions
Also ring and chest faction.Gloves are crafted for attack speed.
Gameplay,attack from range,stay in seal.Put PS on left button and Savagery on right.Push right occasionally to get buff
Video,again from Undead Nemesis Moosi,so you can compare both versionshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQUcYQ6SEGI
7.Sailor’s guide,remove blue
11.Viper,remove Sailor’s guide
14.Ultos to proc
15.Hydra all points,except 40% pierce
Usually the best way is to play first 40 levels or such with just one mastery and to focus in one skill,but that’s boring.Here’s another way:p
GT LINK for 20 https://www.grimtools.com/calc/qNY46RXZ
*set difficullty to normal in upper left corner
Start with Inquisior,take 6 points in pain,put some points in box and work your way to renewal.At level 10 pick Shaman,push to devils.Put more points in pain.Just watch out for energy problems.If you do remove some ranks.Is good to use off hand with energy regeneration.
Devotions are basically the same as caster version,they are in order,start with bat,put it on pain and later to different skill.
GT link for 40 https://www.grimtools.com/calc/bVAzA81Z
We put Shaman tree to Raging Tempest and max it,remove pain.After that we focus solely on Inquisitor mastery.Put points in bar,but also in WoR line and Inquisitor seal.Reach Censure,aura that grant us with damage reduction and RR.
Devotions,we gonna ride the elemental storm.Wind devil for proc skill for example.
GT link for 60 https://www.grimtools.com/calc/JVlPX3oV
Skills start to take shape,we max Censure.After that route is to storm totems,we dump a lot of points there.Wendigo totem for sustain.
Devotions-Widow for lightning RR,Storm box can proc it well,especially with tether.Each tick will have seperate chance to trigger it.
Two options,follow either caster route or ranged.At 70 you can use armor augments.Level suggestions for difficulty level-around 65 start elite,at 85 ultimate.You will find some purple items,use ONLY suitable ones,not all are upgrades.
-Priority are resistances,that’s the key for not dying
-We don’t have much OA from tree,unless Boar is used,so we need it from gear
-DA check it,bosses should not crit you
-Items,most of the MI have different versions depending of your level,chec them
-Faction,Side with Kymon,Outcast,Barrowholm,Cults depending of your taste.
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