You smell that? Do you smell that?.. Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. <…> Smelled like… victory.
credit for the picture and relevant quote idea goes to @Safarel
I felt the need to create a decent Defiler spec ever since Crate has reworked Clayrvoiant set and thus inadvertently destroyed my Soul Piano Defiler spec, a spec that was one of the very few working Defiler builds in the game.
And then @Valinov rolled out his aether Defiler (do check it out, it’s pretty cool) which turned out to be surprisingly good. So I was almost urged to produce something competitive out of this forsaken class.
<<<< GRIMTOOLS >>>>
*craft couple of items for energy regeneration and rest for %armor
**This is the endgame spec and it works the way it was designed to once you have all the items and copy all the devotions and skills at character level 100
Idea was to create a powerful caster that relies on two completely unrelated damage types. It was not an easy task given that there is very little item support for the Blightlord set that is the core of the build and Mark of Burning Shadows medal which is also key to build’s performance. Every other item is there to complement either damage and main skills or to patch holes in resists and stats that Defiler naturaly lacks.
Build is extremely resilient in Crucible, I haven’t died once in 10-15 runs with it, nor did John (who made about 5 runs with it with blessings/banner). But you have to keep an eye on your circuit breakers cooldown, i.e. watch your Blast Shield/Prismatic Diamond/Mark of Torment/Serenity cooldowns and play on a safer side when most of them are cooling down.
In Shattered Realm build can farm 65-66, but expect to die sometimes. Defiler is not well equiped for Shards: lack of cc-resists start to show.
Magical with Dying God proc up
Bonus video! John Smith’s 10:44 Crucible 150-170 Extra Spawn “naked” run (success rate of such run is ~20% if you are a decent pilot)
Thanks to @Tararihen for that pic