Some soldiers of in the armies of Cairn dabble with the Arcane, reaching into the Aether. But their art is limited so they use the little they get to enhance their fighting abilities. They are called War Wizards.
Let´s talk about the definition of a “Meme-Build”:
- Take a mastery combination which is not very popular.
- Use a damage type nobody would think about (I will, of course!).
- Put on a component rarely used.
- Use an item which I haver never seen on other builds.
This is a Blade Arc-reaping build with over a 100 % Critical Hit Modifier with limited RR and usable skills. We took this medal to use War Cry as an AoE (with surprisingly good results) and Bloody Whetstone as a nuke. Not much buttons more to press. Defensively, we have Mirror and Nullification, which really helps against Mad Queen (wouldn´t say it trivializes the encounter, but it´s much easier). 2.700 Armor and 3.000 DA combined with “okayish” Physical Resistance and excellent “3rd Tab-Resistances” let this build survive fairly well.
We don´t have much Bleeding Sources so DoTs don´t stack up so high, but we do a good amount of Physical Damage, so it´s okay.
Rhylthar, be honest…why should I play such a build?
Well, I wouldn´t recommend it as first Bleeding Build played. But it is easy to level, fun to play and performs good. It´s not the best in anything, but neither bad.
For me, my choices become more and more limited. I seriously doubt that there will be massive changes to Bleeding in the future like a new set or something, so since Forgotten Gods I have to work with that what I have ingame. Some things work, some don´t. But we all know: Grimtools is the real endgame.
Performance in SR is quite good, not always very fast but reliable. Strangely, I have problems with 2 enemies which weren´t so hard before: Kuba (don´t know, what´s the problem sometimes) and Korvaak 2nd Phase…didn´t get him down 2 times because couldn´t kite him in small room and he hits like a truck. But both are manageable when you get the larger arena.
For Crucible…well, I already sent the file to poor @romanN1.
I brought it to 150 easily, we will see how it performs when he has time and feels like trying. I don´t expect much; hope it will make it on a regular basis.
UPDATE: CRUCIBLE 7:10 (3+1)
Leveling Guide/Other Bleeding Builds
You can all see it here: A collection of Bleeding Builds
As always: Enjoy your ride through Cairn and have fun with Grim Dawn!
Many thanks to Grim Dawn Discord Community which always inspires me to try these weird builds.