Mage Hunter (Inquisitor+Arcanist) is one of the classes,that exists since AoM.Usually a caster build,which have some options,but not really anything at which class is best at,expect definitely Panneti Mage Hunter.So that’s idea of end game budget build,to create decent PRM caster,utilizing Arcanist as main class and Inquisitor as support.
GRIM TOOLS LINK https://www.grimtools.com/calc/xZypdbkV
Video from SoT run https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYNTPo16-Ek&feature=youtu.be
PRM Our main damage dealer.It is casting spell,it scales with cast speed and deals mixed damage types.It’s important to put as many points in the main skill,distortion and Proliferation as possible.
Word of Pain It’s used as devotion proc,also have modifier from item for -RR
Storm Box Used as OA shreddeer,skill bonus from set
Judgment Again Devotion proc,I don’t have enough skill points to utilize the excellent lightning damage of it
Inquisitor Seal Our defensive main skill.Damage absorb is nice,also have offensive element
Words of Renewal Our healing skill,defensive ability is also important,since the build doesn’t have many sources for it
Nullification Good defensive skill,it purges enemies auras and can removed harmful effects like DoT
Mirror Oh,shit button.Use in extreme dangers
Bind move to left mouse key and PRM to right.Cast Seal beneath your feet and spam Pannetis.Use Pain and Box to trigger devotions.They have duration and does’t require constant mashing.Heal with Renewal.
Main key is to cap all resistances,get 2.7k OA and 2.8k DA.The build is squishy,since PRM requires casting stand still,while build does’t have much sustain.Also this is build,which uses tri elemental damage and they are rare.Tri elemental means equal parts of lightning,cold and fire.Also you need physical resistance,which is Achilles heel for a lot of casters
Weapon I used this from Coven rep.Valuable bonuses and cast speed.
Off-Hand Farmed from Groble enemies,it’s good to have cast speed suffix,the cheapest is of celerity.
Amulet Recipe is from Malmouth reputation.IS must have for this build.
Rings Coven rep is the first,OA and DA are very good,Living ring is farmed in act 5,but also can be sold by Vinelton,Ancient Grove merchant
Medal Crafted,recipe from Bysmiel reputation.The best medal for elemental PRM build
Relic Vendetta is crafted,recipe from Malmouth resistance.+1 to Inquisitor skills.Best possible is Iskandra’s Balance
Belt Crafted,recipe from Malmouth rep,it’s pretty decent belt,Arcanoweave blue is better,if you have it
Gloves and Legs Eastern,pretty common blues,they have nice two parts set bonus as well.
Chest Coven reputation faction item.Great
and cheap item,energy regen with +3 to main skill
Shoulders Another blue item for basically set,that never have been used before
Head The other part of Paragon of Panneti set.Replacement is Fettan mask
Boots Final March blues.If you don’t have therm,craft Stoneplate
Items that defines builds:
Best item end game and must have in order to push the build to next level is Mythical Spellgaze,which adds life steal and weapon damage.Also Invoker set,maybe Slathasar crest for aether version(not recommended).Also Farath cube opens cold PRM build possibility
Since build is squishy,I went for more defensive constellations and Blind Sage for tri elemental damage support.Level of progression to use them,route is without ANY detours
Leveling MH has many options.My idea is to use Fireblast from component with combination with Olexra,later Trozan.Just freeze enemies with OFF and shoot fireblasts
GT for level 10 https://www.grimtools.com/calc/vNQdzeRZ
Start with Arcanist,push the mastery and start putting points in Olexra,then level Arcanist bar to 10.Put 1 point in following skills,Inner focus,Trozan,Iskandra,Overload,Mirror.When you find Searing Ember component,use the granted skill as main attack
Devotions,start as usual with Bat.
GT for level 30 https://www.grimtools.com/calc/YVWlQqJZ
Max OFF,at level 10 pick Inquisitor and work the mastery bar.Put few points in Storm box,for Defensive ability shred,Renewal for healing,Seal for defense.
You can use flintcore bolts from component to off hands and use Greater Fireblast
Devotions:Go to Elemental storm,huge boost
GT for level 50 https://www.grimtools.com/calc/q2ml9GmN
Video from Log fight in level 50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvGHlcesN8I&feature=youtu.be
Against bosses OFF is now useless,still can clear trash,but I want more damage,so change it to Trozan.Also key is Aura of Censure.Max it ASAP.Max also inner focus to use better off-hands and have chance to crit enenmies.Put many points in Maiven for damage absorb.
Items,please use Spectral bludgeon farmed form Steps of Torment.Converts TSS damage in pure cold.Sold by SoT vendor as well.
Devotions,take Giant blood proc and full Sailor’s guide constellation for movement speed.Next goal is Rumor for cold RR.
GT for level 70 https://www.grimtools.com/calc/pZrD3r62
Put more points in Trozan line,max defensive skills like Seal and Renewal.Also Deadly Aim is next priority
Items,many new faction gear is available,just look the sweat codex from Rovers rep and Legion boots Armor augments can be used,also look in GT about jewels and weapons augments,they can improve stats
Devotions:Rumor+Turtle for RR and defense.
I suggest to continue with Trozan path,which is faster than PRM.New faction gear,blue and purple items,to use.
Next on my list is budget end game version of cold TSS Mage Hunter,open for suggestions.
Choices,side with Outcast,Barrowholm is MUST,also Death’s’VIgil and not order.
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