- When you play lightning ray build and lacks certain levels of creativity, but you are so strong
Lightning is very strong damage type for AAR and Mage Hunter is the class for it. This is also known as the ‘‘green AAR’’ build since it literally screams to use these MI items. Often builds used like 5-6 MI, I cut it to 2, but with BiS affixes-scepter+off hand. Off hand is must, Scepter is nice, but mot irreplaceable. Affixes on both are made with GD stash and are not realistic.
Before I continue forward credit to:
- @mad_lee and @sir_spanksalot for helping me with this build and of course everyone else posted AAR MH, since it’s not new concept.
GRIM TOOLS- https://www.grimtools.com/calc/w26KOleV
This is recommended version, I did more offensive in the video to make the fastest run I possibly could, ditching Box and Bat and taking more offensive devotions. https://www.grimtools.com/calc/4ZDwBEQV
All crafts are for physique.
Video is monster 4:56!
- just permanent buffs
GRIM TOOLS- https://www.grimtools.com/calc/m2333eq2
I used Arcane harmony legs for spirit and disrupt. As whole this build benefit from items with spirit, since you can make big spirit dump. Also skill disruption resistance is nice, even if disruption is rare.
Belt+Rings are converting all the aether damage to lightning, very cool also for Spear dealing mono damage type.
Chest is Fatewaver, got everything you need, resistances, physical res and spirit+energy regen. Shoulders helps with caping disintegration and have also nice line of stats. Boots are Wyrmscale. Grey magi are decent too, but OA+stun resistance makes this better. Also bonus to censure and damage absorb proc, how sweat!
Medal is shadow queen, gives useful resistances and OA, also bonus to Censure. Relic is Iskandra, some people may want here Eternity or Combustion, personally thinks Iskandra is the best for any spamming Arcanist build. Gloves+Amulet are logical for AAR build.
Ultos+Spear offensively is so good. Spear deals with AoE sideways, where your ray can’t deal damage and it kills stragglers along with Ultos. For flat RR proc is used Revenant.
Note; For better Crucible times you can pick Quill+Elemental Storm over Revenant+Ghoul, but defensively is lot more risky and I think it’s not worth it. Skill bindings are optimal, I think.
Build is very solid, almost unkillable in buffed Crucible. Also you don’t have tough enemies, especially with Ghoul+Revenant even double Reaper is easy. If you reach critical situation and Ghoul is on CD, ise Mirror. Also null your opponents with Nullification. Times vary a lot depending on mutators and whether you meet Valdaran. Here’s my recording in Gladiator, 6:09 time!
Another option(boring) is to go Light Defender. Also very solid, slightly slower, managed to 6.24 run. The QoL here is superb, one less button to push. Thanks again to Mad Lee!
GRIM TOOLS- https://www.grimtools.com/calc/nZo66nkV
Also here’s the true DPS king for AAR. It’s full offensive setup by Sir Spanksalot! Here’s video from it, around 5.20! Weee
GRIM TOOLS- https://www.grimtools.com/calc/aZq33l82