So I got interested in spin2win and what’s better than to make an offbeat spinner? Fire, lightning and phys are all boring. Pierce is cool. Dervish is cool.
GRIMTOOLS > Current Version for 126.96.36.199. EoR was nerfed and build lost around 10% damage. Devotion was also changed to reflect Oleron changes. Boots is probably not necessary but I’m too lazy to check it out.
Char sheet wit all permanent buffs active and Pneumatic Burst
Swords - obvious pick. No better swords than these
Realm Set - it’s currently a no brainer for melee builds without a set. I tried to go 3 pc belgo for more damage but I can’t get paper defenses right.
Devotions - Copied the setup from my previous pierce build. Can still make some optimizations but current setup works so damn well. Ghoul could be used since this isn’t as immortal as cadence blademaster.
Greens? - can’t cap aether and chaos without them, but a no green setup is possible with serenity relic. Don’t like the paper stats without belgo relic tho.
Cruci Performance and Video
With the EoR nerfs build after tweaks lost like 10% damage but is still really good compared to other uncommon eor variants. I heard from @sir_spanksalot that phys eor warlord does around the same times as this so I think pierce is now tied with phys as third best damage type for EoR after fire and lightning, especially since acid dunefiend isn’t viable without a lot of MI.
Spec pretty much clears around that time. I also made a 6:03 run but can’t upload at the moment.
Gameplay is pretty relaxed, just spin, RoS, blink if needed then spin more. The only real trouble is Kaisan so make sure you kill the crystals as soon as they spawn. Kaisan usually takes too long to kill compared to any other enemy in crucible (and likely in campaign bar superbosses).
Campaign single target DPS tests - Not really impressive. 14s MQ and 21s Dummy. Meaning this build shines in cruci where it can kill multiple nemeses at the same time with its AOE.
Realms - Don’t like realms. Haven’t tried.
Thanks again to Safarel - 2nd time I used his devotion setup as basis for my build. And to Crate for the game. Thanks for reading!
There’s no better skill to put points in unless you use serenity then you can probably cap RoS with the extra points.
Anyway pierce is actually very good even without double RR as long as the main skill is great and you have enough stats. Luckily realm set = automatic stats. I tried 3pc belgo but I can’t get the stats right with that on dervish.
@Valinov@TomoDaK thanks guys. Passive RR best RR so no paladin. Also you lose RR as paladin cause no glove mod.
This came out while examining warborn EoR really. If phys is good with all the armor and the fact that there aren’t much mods on it, then pierce should also be good since it (imo) has better mods than warborn.
Writeup finished - the vets won’t need it but some people do.
Also I modified the setup very little. Swapped Oleron branch flat phys node with Unknown Soldier Branch Attack speed node and cleartimes improved by like 10s. My fastest is at 6:03. Can’t upload right now tho.
Build updated to reflect current version, it lost a bit of damage and such but with defensive relic (which is required cause I lost a bit of chaos res from the devotion change) it’s tankier. It’s harder to make some offensive changes for the build cause diamond is required for energy absorb.
Thanks. Btw, this build was basically a product of me looking at Reaver’s claw after posting that sr+double reaver blademaster and then seeing that it had eor mods. Changed class to dervish then got some ele to pierce conversion and kaboom build is done in like 5 mins