Buffs to Zolhan’s, Bear and items in recent patches were nice, but the active ability still feels very underwhelming and average DPS is kinda low compared to dw nightblades and also other 2hander specs like Avenger imo. Other than that the build is tons of fun, if you like big 2handers with big damage spikes.
Cool one, very tanky indeed. My Warlord’s setup is quite similar with Leviathan, stats are close too and I saw highest crit damage 1.46x.xxx something I don’t recall exact numbers. I guess it’s the effect of HC? Since I never tried, I thought monsters were more aggressive on the damage basis not more defensive
HC is literally the same as SC, no idea why your crit is that much higher tbh. But then again Leviathan is VERY spiky in damage so your 1.4M could’ve been against a heavily debuffed enemy with low base phys res/armor, beneficial mutators alongside a high roll on Leviathan’s base dmg. Either way your Warlord looks good aswell!
I have not played Blade Arc DK myself, but generally Cadence has better single target, Blade Arc better AoE. That said Idk how the two compare exactly head to head, I only know both are good
You should probably PM crittrain about that or @Crittrain can also just answer here. I don’t care too much about that kind of hijack.
Blade Arc performs better as Witchblade with Gutsmasher, even though you focus Physical Damage rather than Bleed, Curse of Frailty provides both RR’s which increase your DoT damage, and inevitably single target damage. Spectral Wrath doesn’t have Bleed RR.
Its really pretty close now , blade arc wont get close to cadence for single target (without fantasy greens) but the overall fluid /bit more AOE gameplay that blade arc gives would still be preferable by most.
Survivability isnt an issue on any of the setups really (That I ever ran across) I dont think Witchblade is on par with Death Knight when it comes to either skill / physical damage in general.
have you considered using prime ring of morgoneth instead of Cornleys Signet? the morgoneth ring looks like the perfect match for this build imo. Whats your opinion to this? im really interested. Super Strong build btw. - playing it for a few days now. its insane
at first i have to say: im not a “build theorist” as many others here. And i do not fully understand (yet) how the tons of stats all work. But the dmg reduction, OA, + cold and vita dmg which are partly converted to physical via laviathan AND additional Skillpoints to distribute seems the better option for me. Downside: No additional attack speed anymore. Pls correct me if i tell garbage.
The OA is nice, yes.
The +2 to blitz and bone harvest is like … 98% of damage output of the build is still autoattacks
The damage reduction on the proc will not stack with war cry
The flat damage on the proc is not added to the autoattacks, and the numbers are so low that the damage skill proc will deal even when converted is extremely small.
For auto attack build, speed is king, specialy with 2H