- proper DW Shadow Strike build.
Shadow Strike was the first skill I tried and liked in GD but never really used it much in my builds, time to post my own acid Deathguard SS Dervish and for showcase fantasy Spellbreaker using Morgoneth set. Both builds required quite the skill level and are prone to die if you are not careful enough.
Credit for helping me with this build to @banana_peel
- with perma buffs and Ascension
Shadow Strike damage breakdown. SS is on 1.3 seconds cooldown.
GRIM TOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/a2dne5JZ
- main version, crafts with stun resist
GRIM TOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/YZe4QOdV
- version without greens, courtesy of banana_peel. Crafts with slow.
Deathguard set is key, I decided to use 2x daggers, probably some MI might be worth it but high %acid damage bonus, +1 Nightblade and global CDR are hard to beat.
Also key is to cap all 3 nodes of Shadow Strike skill, so most of the items are needed for that. Gloves can boost quite a lot SS damage too.
Jewels are also very nice, Shuroth rings procs helps with trash clearing and Amulet provides nice - RR proc.
Going acid route is way better, more % acid damage reaps more benefits. So Yugol, Abomination, Manticore for flat RR, Scorpion for DA shred and Rat all boosting acid/poison damage. And Ghoul as defense mechanism.
Build is prone at Nemesis waves, especially 170. Grava surprisingly or not killed me few times, Alex and Kaisan are standard issues with acid builds. I have few monster runs ruined by dying at wave 170. I’ve made though mega lucky run with perfect mutators/Nemesis combos and even though I made few mistakes which I rarely make, did great time of 4:55!
And slightly faster video done by banana_peel with the no green version:
Breaker is lot less creative concept, I’ve combined the ideas from @Superfluff Breaker and @ya1 Morgo Infiltrator. Actually I proposed the devotion map with Ultos, Leviathan and Amatok all present and indeed is quite damaging and glassier option for SS build.
- crafts with physique. Name is meme
GRIM TOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/4Vx7Ed52
Actually in video and screenshot is the same build, GT is Ya’s exact devotions, I used slightly different ones.
This is build with fantasy green items, 3 to be exact and is also without Ghoul, for pure testing and showcasing. In reality I would recommend to use either Ghoul or Bat and to have higher health/DA.
Green items even with average rolls will be very good but damage wise this version is phenomenal. I managed to beat my all time Crucible record - 4:39 video!