While some players are in the zone of making new builds, I am posting my old bench players. Haven’t created new build in some time, but have folder with multiple unposted builds. Most of them are casters, since I play and publish mostly DW melee builds and casters are left behind close doors. So let’s this one see the light of day!
- permanent buffs only, sheet DPS is for DE
GRIM TOOLS- https://www.grimtools.com/calc/O2G4wyjV
Classical aether caster, spam skill+devastation. DE have built in life steal and it’s doing some damage. To cope with multiple aetherials end game, decided to stack racial damage-relic, ring, medal,component.
For aether DE you can select either Binder or Apostate, maybe even Defiler But Binder have synergy both defensively and offensively. Mirror+MoT is premier defensive mechanic, you have also Maiven and Nullification. Arcansit also helps with energy sustain, so despite lack of RR is good. And also of course devastation
Key is this set, but other options are,
Weapon- here the choice is between Wrath of Ascendant and Decree. Decree is great in devastation centric build, but Wrath have monster RR proc and racial to human.
Rings- Eternal Haunt for RR and Screams of aether. Second ring is rarely used and perhaps here it maybe the only time is better than Albrecht.
Relic- Agrivix- great stats and proc. It beats by big margin Impurity.
Gloves- BiS for there DE mod, also OA
Pants are here for excellent stats, only thing that’s lacking is the physical res, boots compensate for that. Don’t see alternatives for the medal and belt. FOr medal maybe Divinity is option?
I like the Imp proc on RE. Also Spear and Aeon are must. Aeon reset CD of Devastation, Mirror and MoE, it’s superb here. I used CT to activate it with 100% chance. Both CT and Reap Spirit are very unreliable source though.
Build is strong in Crucible, but it’s super skill dependant. Also depends on Nemesis combos. Alex with racial is quick, but Reaper is Nightmare. Double Reaper is almost unplayable, even with Revenant. Biggest problem in Cruci are heavy physical hitters. Build have low stats in both armor and physical resistance. Still Bone barrier have absorb and MoE+MoT combo is nice, but you need to time them to perfection. My times vary a lot. Fastest was 7 minutes, but I die often, so with good piloting build have most definitely potential for great time.
I don’t have recording in Cruci, but here’s video with MQ. CT was not activated and that leads me to mess my rotation in otherwise simple fight