The Tank One - 2H Melee Conjurer :
Do you want to never die (in Grim Dawn)?
Well then you must be a very wishful thinker
Luckily we have something that’s sort of close …
Stats w/ permanent buffs only - temp buffs are off, including: Blood of Dreeg, Tenacity of the Boar
DPS shown is Savagery (unstacked, a lot of your damage isn’t captured in the tooltip DPS)
Showing physical resistance on grimtools, with Might of the Bear & Blood of Dreeg on.
The Grim Tools: 184.108.40.206 version - updated
More offensive, less defensive variant: Dying God, with more points into Sigil
- credits to @ya1 for many of the changes
Caster variant: (shield + 1h)
- 20k HP
- ~3k OA and DA
- Every resist is overcapped (with 1 or 0 greens) - even overcapped physical resistance
- The Dark One (namesake) set for the % Damage Absorption and 2x Wendigo Totem healing
- Savagery as the damage main skill, but much of the build’s damage is incidental from stuff like mastery and devotion DoTs, and item procs from Eldritch Pact and Nightbringer
- RR at -138% Vitality
Performance - Callagadra :
No video atm, just a picture. But what can I say? This build is a TANK.
You can literally stand in place and facetank Callagadra until she dies.
Step 1: Pick a nice, cozy spot to plop down 2x Wendigo Totems and summon Callagadra
Step 2: Debuff her resistances then left-click (or whatever your Savagery is bound to)
Step 3: Replace Wendigo Totems, Blood of Dreeg, and Debuffs when they expire
Step 4: ???
Step 5: Profit
That’s right - there is no need to kite, no need to manage multiple defensive cooldowns,
no need to use consumables at all (not even health potions) - just keep smacking that Celestial
Oh, she’s enraged at 50% HP? -> No problem.
Oh, you’ve got 6x Entropic Voids and 3x Sand Tornadoes on you? No problem!
OH, all that AND Callagadra has stacked 3x RR debuffs on you? NO PROBLEMO
OK, so @Ziller we’ve got a fairly tanky character but do we do damage? Is killing her going to take forever? Are we all tank and no damage?
Ah my anonymous friend, fret not - we do indeed have the deeps. That’s right, despite our measly 58k DPS stat on our character sheet - we kill FAST.
We can kill Callagadra in 5m30s (with the tankiest spec). The offensive spec is < 4m40, but has some scarier HP spiking mid-fight.
That was my time on my first attempt with this build (and I know someone piloting it better could speed it up a bit).
Our damage from a fully stacked Savagery is very respectable, but we are really doing a lot of damage from many, many smaller sources like DoTs, and item & devotion procs.
One damage source that I want to highlight is the proc from Nightbringer (the 2H mace). Nightbringer can summon 2x player-scaling ‘portal’ pets that fire 3x projectiles each. On mobs with large enough models, the 2x ‘portal’ pets can consistently shotgun a total of 6x projectiles each attack AND IT IS GLORIOUS.