So vitality casters don’t need much introduction, they are both tanky and can dish out damage. This is my iteration of Blightlord set build. It’s using Biting Blades from component and also creates a mess from conversion and item selection. Credit to @sir_spanksalot cause my builds are stealing idea from his #turndownforwhat builds and to Blightlord build authors @thejabrixone and @x1x1x1x2 .
Update for 126.96.36.199
Not much needs to be changed, except it’s imperative to get to 24/16 on Guardians fro the extra summon. Sigil of Deprieved is also nice ring, I dare to say is better fit than Morgo. Voidwalker Pads are buffed, but decided to keep the slot for Boneshatter and their physical resistance.
GRIM TOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/M2gjym7N
Video from Crucible, 5:13!
- pick with buffs, Soul Harvest, Dying God(permanent) and Ascension (almost permanent)
GRIM TOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/YVWz7Pd2
I want to start with the fact I tweaked my char a lot during tests. For SR for example used Prismatic Diamond in head, also bigger investment in physique. Crucible is all out for offence, including minimal physique and also double Bone. Also for SR put 1 point in Siphon Souls and 1 in Blood Boil.
Key here is Blightlord set and Blood Orb of Chton. Belt with conversion is crucial too. Other items used:
Relic - Meditation. I think it’s BiS. Fully converted flat damage, big % boost and +1 OK.
Chest - Azragor. So good and rarely used chest. Damage is very good and physical resistance can’t go to waste. Also bonus to Spectral Binding.
Gloves - Dark One. RE bonus+OA is fine bonus.
Boots and Pants are directly taken from my Cabalist build. Nice combo for vitality builds.
Medal - RE MI one, RE is still valuable spell in the rotation.
Rings are for debate. I used new Morgoneth ring(idea by Spanks) for pierce>vitality conversion and Fallen for RR and cast speed.
NOTE - I tested the build with random affixes of green items. Times are slower by 20 seconds or more in Crucible, build is still very strong though. Craft with Angrim for physique or armor.
Skills: The main question is Harbinger vs PoT for exclusive skill. I think Path’s CD is better, just powerhouse stat in the game.
Blightlord set is very nice with -RR. I have nice flat and huge % vitality damage. Biting Blades+Gaze combo, Guardians and RE dealing damage with the mods, CDR and perma DG with PoT, just many many things working in sync to make the build good offensively, not just one skill or item.
Nice life steal, physical resistance, instant damage reduction, Ghoul, Bat and Guardian’s Gaze on top of almost permanent Ascension, just top notch. Not unkillable and not Conjurer but very solid!
- Crucible: Times around 5:30 are normal, build have 100 or almost 100% clear rate. Without these greens your goal will be to fit in 4x runs. My best time with offensive setup is 5:10! Video:
- Naked Crucible: I have low success rate and this isn’t my style to play cautios. I play for speed though, I have two runs slightly under 7:30, this one is monster 6:39!
- SR: Died against Grava at SR 84, build can go to 85 and maybe above. Not the best build out there and health is jumping up and down all the time but still good build for SR. Video from boss chunk of SR 83: