Hey guys! Build number 3 comin’ at ya. I’ve been experimenting with a lot of different builds lately, and this one really surprised me. I did not expect it to go nearly as far as it has.
This build can clear SR 65 on a good day with favorable bosses. I’m pretty sure it could clear 75 with a lucky enough roll and an amazing pilot, but that ain’t me. If anyone wants to give it a shot, let me know how it goes.
I don’t play crucible. I don’t know how well it would fare there.
Thanks to ya_ and others for helping me fine-tune the build. I will be trying out their recommendations and posting results.
Updated to better spec (credit to ya_)
Chaos is not the easiest damage type to build around, especially for a DW build. There are not that many chaos 1H weapons, much less ones that are decent and on-spec for a Witch Hunter. There is a blademaster version that uses an MI axe, but I’m not sure how well it would perform. I’ll give it a shot later.
This build plays like you would expect a DW nightblade to play. Run up, hit it a lot, kite stuff. Not a whole lot of fancy tricks in this build’s kit, just good ol’ fashioned big damage with INSANE lifesteal.
Stats with all permanent buffs and Lethal Assault.
- ~3k OA with all buffs up
- 133k+ sheet DPS with all buffs, ~20k base weapon damage (rises to 30k+ with Abominable Might), with ~16k flat chaos added at ~2800% multiplier
- 186% attack speed (200% with procs)
- ~105 RR (more against tougher enemies) = -95% (Curse of Frailty + Mark of Ch’thon + Solael’s Flame + Curse of the Void + Eldritch Fire), 20% reduced all resistances (Touch of Chaos)
- Lots of procced AoE from devotions / gear
- ~10.5k HP with decent rolls
- ~2.8k DA
- 2.6k+ armor
- 20% reduced target’s damage (Touch of Chaos)
- 39% physical resistance (goes to 57% with procs)
- 34% ADctH :rolleyes: (goes up to 114% with procs!)
Craft everything with +%armor bonus. We need it to take the hits with such low HP. Alternatively, you could craft +%Physique for more HP and DA.
UPDATE: ya_ brought up a good point, that this build lacks slow resist which can be brutal to a melee build. It is probably better to craft for %slow resist to make up for this.
Weapons: Two Mythical Fang of Ch’Thons. Fast attack speed, bonuses to a lot of skills we use, full pierce to chaos conversion (with Rah’Zin’s set) and crazy lifesteal.
Amulet, Shoulder, Belt, Chest: Full Rah’Zin’s Torment set. We need the full set for the default attack replacer, Touch of Chaos. It’s totally worth it.
Gloves: Mythical Harbinger’s Grasp are BiS, but you can try Mythical Voidrend Talons for the conversion on Belgothian’s Shears. (credit to ya_ and others)
Medal: There really aren’t any great choices here. Just pick any medal that gives good resists and lots of OA. If you get lucky, a good Rylok’s Mark is probably BiS. Alternatively, you can use the Mythical Black Star of Deceit for a little extra RR and even more lifesteal, but the lack of OA/DA makes it hard to pick up.
Head: Mythical Mask of the Harbinger. Good damage, OA, health, and relevant skill bonuses.
Rings: Voidheart for RR, damage, health, OA, and Possession bonus, and Mythical Entropic Coil for damage, OA, resistances, Solael’s Witchfire bonus, and a nice proc.
Boots: Thunderstruck Stoneplate Greaves. The best suffix is definitely Featherstep to get us that much needed stun resist. If you don’t want to craft boots over and over to get Thunderstruck, you can use Mythical Stormtitan Treads, but you’ll have to find a way to make up for that pierce resist.
Legs: Mythical Demonbone Legplates for damage, DA, armor bonus, resists, skill bonus, and a good proc. They’re pretty great.
This was an experiment to see how to get both Dying God and Abomination, and the results were surprisingly spectacular. Dying God is great for all the obvious reasons (OA, damage, insane skill), but the flat damage and max health bonus added by Abominable Might are pretty nuts.
Also, I love having perfect efficiency. Unfortunately, that means there is almost zero leeway in devotion spec.
For optimum DPS, bind Hungering Void to Curse of Frailty. I play a little differently. (Credit to ya_)
Thanks for reading, and enjoy the build! Let me know if you have any suggestions, comments, tips, or if I missed something super obvious.