Wanted to make something unorthodox yet efficient out of a new set and after testing few gear/class combinations decided to make a Vitality Shadow Strike Nighblade. It’s very versatile and fun to play and includes all the new proc animations from all the new 18.104.22.168 items.
<<<<< GRIMTOOLS >>>>>*
**Basically any Lunal’Valgoth’s Girdle will do here. Craft for armor or physique.
<<<< NO GREENS GRIMTOOLS >>>>*
**Craft for physique/armor
Green belt? I thought you don’t make builds with green items, mad_lee!
For maximum performance there is no way around it. And it’s very easy to farm, basically any affixes will do
Is no green version much worse?
It is 20 seconds slower on average. So very close in terms of performance
Wouldn’t Nightbringer be better?
Nope, Soulrend is much better here.
Core of the build is new farmable set: Armor of the Eternal Night that can be dropped from new rogue dungeon boss Morgoneth. Most of the items can be farmed in the new roguelike. Everything is optimized for balanced Crucible/SR performance.
This is an endgame build, it only works once you equip those items after level 94 (or better after level 100). For leveling check out leveling guides on this forum.
Spam SS and Bone Harvest button, refresh Lethal Assault every 4 seconds. Use Mark of Torment. Or don’t.
General (with Lethal Assault up)
Shadow Strike damage (with Lethal Assault, Soul Harvest and Hungering Void up)
While not as fast as Morgoneth Reaper with Loxmere daggers for cold SS this build definitely holds his own versus the endgame content. If only build had ~200 more OA to capitalize on all that crit damage.