I wanted to make an aether build and I really liked the look of Temporal Arcblade and the results were a lot better than expected. Almost full elemental conversion and 50%+ vitality conversion lead to some pretty chunky hits.
The Melee version is about 15 seconds slower than the caster version. It’s still very strong and has more leech so it isn’t a straight downgrade. Another viable option is stormfire over chain lightning. It’s 5-10 seconds slower so just use whichever you like more.
Try to highroll the conversion pieces to be at or near 90% elemental conversion. If you can’t then you can use the diviner chest to get 100% conversion at the cost of 1 to all skills. The belt is necessary but you can use other affixes. Just try to get over 50% conversion with some relevant resists.
Devotions are pretty standard for aether with kraken thrown in of course.
Character sheet with permanent buffs.
I couldn’t quite get under the 5 minute mark but it’s definitely possible. Average time is 5:15 to 5:30.
This was a pretty lucky melee run that was 20 seconds faster than my previous attempts. Average time is 5:30-5:45.
Video of SR80 with two stupid avoidable deaths. Again it’s pretty safe and consistent overall as long as you can pull one or maybe two bosses at a time.
The build is overperforming, mostly because of the weapon. The proc is super strong, so that might be a good way to nerf it, maybe some cdr or speed.