I know pierce builds are somewhat scare out there and I thought it was time to add another great one to the mix. This build utilizes The Unseeing Gaze , a nice rare set which gives a solid amount of CDR for a melee build to use. I combined this with the Belgothian’s Carnage relic to give very good cooldown reduction. To that base of solid CDR I tried to stack pierce weapon damage as high as possible. To do so we use that often criticized acid to pierce on Mythical Spellbreaker Waistguard, Chosen Epaulets, and a Bladetwister Signets. I also put pretty much cunning as I could get to both boost damage and get a large amount of oa to lead to fast procs of our on crit procs. The high cdr will fuel basically full uptime for harp for a nice boost to oa/slow resist as well as fixing our energy issues caused by nonstop fast spamming of shadowstrike and ring of steel.
Damage comes from many sources… WPS from autoattack with beronath + ring of steel + shadowstrike + many procs on low cooldowns. Together is all adds up to slaughter time. Storm box makes Sands proc x3 a second non-stop. Blades of Wrath procs on a 1.4 second CD… if belgo procs once the CD is running you get 2 procs back to back.
Both versions drop the extra proc attack from bull and the use of harp. Instead we go for a more aggressive devotion setup with harpy, ulzaad, and the updated scales devotions. Both also feature maxed out nearly fully converted blade spirits
To make the build without greens replace the shoulders with something with chaos resist. literally any combo of chaos resist + stun resist on the shoulder works for the green… But leathery hide on helm + deathguard shoulders is a pretty good option too
Im using 1 slow resist craft on the helm, 1 %armor craft on my boots. net slow resist in game is 57%
Updated build: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/RVvJGmvV x2 slow res craft if you want to focus crucible. x1slow res x1 armor craft if sr
As you can see the new crucible spec is a bit of a glass cannon. It can lead to some top notch clear times, but deaths can/will happen if misplay is there.
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170 clear 6:32 https://plays.tv/s/MHe1jDJsfahw
Seriously bad play on 163 leads to just that wave alone being ~30seconds. Add to that my pc performance (This greatly improves in 126.96.36.199 btw), shattered mutator on 160-170, and some other piloting errors… and you get a slightly better clear. I have managed a 6:08 run with the build, but that was without recording software or anything else running.(prior to 188.8.131.52 monster buffs and 184.108.40.206 slight nerfs. Current best run is 6:21 with no bad mutators/spawns)
Mad Queen 6sec https://plays.tv/s/MHe4sCqd1uap
^ I noticed this video is not clipped correctly cutting the end off… ill make a new one eventually
SR 76 completed within timer. I will make a video eventually. It wasnt without deaths, but wasnt too bad as long as you were careful to stay in seals.