[184.108.40.206] Rune of Hagarrad/Storm Box of Elgoloth Cold Infiltrator
(with Deadly Aim, no pharma yet)
GT: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/RZR5QROV (crafted with 1 x slow res)
Crucible 3+1: https://youtu.be/vIY80B92Il8
(all vids with Royal Jelly Essence, Ugdensalve and occasional Courageous Tincture)
220.127.116.11 put many blue items in their apparently intended place: endgame trash can. Therefore, this build requires a little injection of pharmaceutics to be fully endgame viable. It’s mostly due to the very low health - something I hoped would be fixed this patch.
Yet, it is thoroughly enjoyable due to nice mix of RoH, Box and kickass devotion procs everybody loves - Ultos and Seekers - fully in cold. Might be a little faster than the melee hybrid but it’s hard to ascertain because speedrunning cold is all about not getting Kubacabra and Fabius, and they happen to pop up all the time.
Q: Chain Lightning not Chillspikes?
A: Chillspikes was on my initial setup and it was a stronger cast. Seal of the Night is also a better component than Seal of Skies. But build struggled with energy and sustain against few strong enemies. Chain Lightning makes better use of Arcane Spark energy leech and provides better sustain due to higher wpn dmg (70% instead of 16%). It also has lower energy cost. And it’s fully in cold.
Q: Pharma? You fell low indeed…
A: Don’t blame me for struggling builds. Despite the fact known to all - that Silver Sentinel and its compatible gear was desperate for buffs - all it’s got is weird outdated nerfs as if it was 18.104.22.168.
Q: What buffs would you like to see?
A: First, +600/800 health on Deathwhisper pants. Second, +400/600 health and 20% stun res on Silver 2 or 3pc. This would be good. And then, revert these “clever” skill bonus rearrange nerfs, making Silver shoulders trash for all non-set cold builds because none of those builds is anywhere near op or even good. Cold is very weak now. I can live with offensive nerfs to Silver Sentinel - in fact when built right Silver is quite strong offensively - but why was no defense added?