[1.1.5.2] Acid Retaliation Witchblade (SR 95, 7:05 Crucible, Celestials)

Introduction:
Hello there, everyone. Witchblades are a rare sight these days, so I decided to make one and see how good they are.
The Build:
crafts for physique or armor


Tankier SR setup: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/4ZDwpeaV
SR setup: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/lNkJYPqZ
Crucible setup: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/p25dAR0N

It’s a really slow crucible build, despite going more offensive and adding fevered rage, the clear speed isn’t as good as I originally thought it would be. I finally managed to get it to shard 95 with a more defensive setup.
Videos:
Shard 95 boss room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RKe1MMhimg&feature=youtu.be
Shard 90 boss room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhhH97x7-GU
7:04 Crucible with fevered rage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bKi6OnChmE&feature=youtu.be
Callagadra kill (with Menhir’s Bastion): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH3EfiPgQRA&t
Ravager kill (also with MB): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSGlG6a9UXo
Conclusion:
Overall, it’s not as good as I wanted it to be, but it’s still a tanky spec and it uses The Sentinel’s Shard, which is cool.
Thank you for reading, enjoy !

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Hey, nice witchblade you got there! SR 90 isn’t an easy feat even with the new waystones. That’s already a great achievement. Anyway, why not go double sethris rings? You get around the same retal values with it and a very strong proc. Also, I don’t think Ghoul helps much at least in cruci setup. Better complete Obelisk

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I actually haven’t tested them, probably 1 is good enough since it hardcaps Counter strike

It does, since I’m running fevered rage and I can facetank with it when Menhir’s will is on cooldown.

Nice build and green achievement going SR 90!

At same time I find ironic Sentinel set done as Archon, Warlord, Classless and now Witchblade. Guys, Sentinel??? :sweat_smile:

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I have made a sentinel with this, but honestly it’s underwhelming. The bloody pox bonuses are completely useless ( except the Attack speed one), so is retaliation to vire’s might. While it does a lot of dmg I would still prefer bonuses to Aegis or RF. Or phys> acid conversion on the complete bonus which opens up a lot of devotions. Most builds don’t even use all the pieces of the set anyways.

See @adoomgod’s thread for more info.

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UPDATE: Added new grimtools and Shard 95 video.
This confirms it. The bloody pox side of the set is completely useless for non fevered rage builds.

Try it in cruci if 1 pointing pox (just for fevered) and putting points somewhere else if it’s also better for damage. You already did