[1.1.3.0 - 1.1.6.2] Bottlemage - IT'S ALIVE! [c+] [sr+]

*how do battlemages see themselves / how do they really look like

Well, there is no need to explain that battlemage is an “outsider” in the family of class combos because of having poor rr, poor synergy between masteries, poor endgame performance etc.
But damn, I tried.

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BUILD EXPLANATION

  • Spellscourge set - core of the build;
  • 2 pieces of Targo - as Targo also supports 1H BA, it suits here well;
  • Other gear is pretty standard for all phys builds.

PROS AND CONS OF THE BUILD

PROS

  • Devastation is rather strong here, dealing the bigger part of damage;
  • Good OA/DA and high armor;
  • The build is rather fun to play.

CONS

  • Zero -% phys RR in both masteries so overall damage output is mediocre;
  • Very modest 1H BA damage as it gets shredded by enemies’ armor and poor ADctH;
  • Very short on skillpoints.

VIDEO GALLERY

SR: completed SR75-76 but it’s still safer and faster to do SR65-66.

CRUCIBLE: fastest run of mine is 7:10, average are about 7:30-7:40

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i guess it is because of the fairly low physical res of 18%. For a facetank build pretty scary, but impressive results being a BA nevertheless!

What can you do, set could’ve had Physical Callidor but instead it has 1h Blade Arc. I like everything about the spec except amulet component (any reason not to boost attack speed with Seal of Annihiliation?) and Internal Trauma augment in weapon (could be flat/OA augment from Bysmiel). Also I am not sure how but maybe try and get it to 2950 DA to avoid unnecessary deaths.

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Changed the seals from annihilation to ancestry when got shot by Alex in cruci. But I think some more tests won’t hurt (as for augments too). Will look what’s possible.
Thanks for commenting!

Very similar to my last build ! The main difference are

  • I’m using green pants. I farmed solael a lot!
  • Mark of consumption as a medal. I might remove this one … mainly used for the 8% leech on blade arc.
  • Slightly different divination tree.
  • I have 100% block recovery with overguard

Overall, your build seems to be slighty better. I’m able to do SR170 without dying. Just more slow.

https://www.grimtools.com/calc/pZrDrl32

:zantai: is watching you!

Grimtools is down, can you give information on the build some other way?

Sure, I can PM you and send all required informations&screenshots.

This is the first time I notice this build. Can’t see GT, but build look solid for Battlemage!

With changes of Trozan set and Arcanist mastery, BM is the class with the worst primere build. Warlock can go TSS, Sabo have N&O, Elementalist have Cyclone, Defiler have Blightlord. Battlemage is in the corner, quietly sobbing.

This is very cool, I don’t know how this didn’t turn up in my search before on spellscourge builds. Is the single target damage on bosses/nemesis really poor with just blade arc?

1h BA is bad. Obviously. This is Devastation that’s doing the job.

Do you think it deserves another damage buff or just scrapped in favor of another skill to replace it? If so what would you pick?

Yes, and that’s quiet sad situation that even with profile sets battlemage is the outsider.
But the problem, I think, is a bit more global.

If deserves to be buffed into skies to start dealing good damage.
Or maybe replaced with M. Decret of the Circle of Five proc (greatly reworked and buffed too, tho).
I don’t actually want FW or some Arcanist skill like CT cuz we already have an AoE, and the missing part is AA.

Thanks, I would appreciate a PM with information.

I like the idea of physical CT but at that point it would probably be more effective as Templar over Battlemage even without +skills. Cadence isn’t the most exciting skill but it would be a damage bump with deadly momentum into the mix and you’d have your single target auto attack. It would also help strengthen it as a Battlemage set for its intended purpose.

Agree, Cadence would be a nice variant.

Build info:
77 physique, 30 cunning
Augs: 3 Mankind’s Vigil, Kymon’s Blessing, 2 Coven’s Black Ash, Solarstorm Powder
Rings - 3 Steelbloom Powder
Mallet - Bysmiel’s Cunning, shield - Ravager’s Eye


1.1.6.2 update: new GT link, new videos, some more information about the build added.
Somehow it has become faster in Crucible so shows now mediocre times.

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It’s not anymore Bottommage? I think it’s faster but mostly is your improved piloting I guess, physical BM is bad…

What do you think about Deathstalker Relic, +1 Soldier is big loss, but extra RR?