- My bird is prepare to eat the nasty pests!
First of all you’re not that drunk and I am Nery and not Maya
So it’s my first ever pet build. Since I prefer Crucible and that’s not their strength it’s kinda expected to have interesting results. For unknown reason this build feel more satisfying in Crucible than SR, what can I do?
This build have few more skills to play with than standard pets, so requires little more words to describe it, not complete lazy mode. Before continue huge credits to @Maya for not only helping me with items selection devotion routes and advises how to play but also for providing the community with wonderful guides and builds!
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I am uncertain about gear, but changed a bit the devotion binding with the advises from @Maya, definite improvement. Skill points could be shuffled a bit as well, for example against tougher content Wendigo Totem is valuable heal.
I tried this build in different environments, I will not pretend to be good pilot but my results are: Crucible buffed slightly over 6, did Ravager of Flesh and Moggy, Ravager is really fast, also SR 85, tried going deeper but I was killed multiple times, I think this is the limitof the build with this devotion tree. Some videos:
Crucible run of 6:02:
- main stats panel, with permanent buffs.
- pets stats, with permanent buffs and pets auras being active.
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The set I am using here is Bysmiel, which gives you second bird and elemental damage, so makes sense to focus on Familiar and boost the cold damage. So here comes the new item/changes to support going cold bird. Mythical Crown of Winter King converts all lightning to cold, Mindweaver boost the frostburn DoT damage of it and also is being used the new off-hand Gates to Many Worlds, which looks dope, although it doesn’t provide many +skills bonuses.
My initial plan was to used 3pcs Ghol set, but that destroys your DA and pets resistances, 3pcs Beastcaller is possible but Helm blocks it, so no secondary set is used. Instead non set pet legendary gear, including Necrolord’s Shroud chest and Fiendflesh Mantle. Relic is Mogdrogen’s Ardor for +1 all skills and passive boost to pets.
Murmur for cold RR is quite obvious, also is recommended at least one source of flat RR, either Elemental Storm or Manticore. Leviathan and Blizzard provides AoE damage with their procs. Moggy the wolf is the go to T3 constellation, since it’s in your path and you can take it with Leviathan(both have similar affinity requirements). Not sure about the bindings, since I have lot’s of procs requiring active skills and sadly player scaled pets like Wind Devils and Wendigo Totem can’t proc them.
The biggest possible amount of points invested in the three main pets - Familiar, Briathorn and Primal Spirit. Hellhound and Ember Claw are left at one point only. Most of the skills are left at so called ‘‘softcap’’ like 12/12, or at least until they stop scaling well. For example Heart of the Wild gives you 3% health up until level 10. So even health is not your biggest priority, having higher health pool for few points invested makes some sense.
For devotion procing took Grasping VInes and Pox. Entangling vines are also good way of crowd control against heroes and Pox is very effective in Crucible with it’s spread and also is fire&forget type of skill. Against single target will be less efficient.
In SR build is able to do 75 but with pets being strong there, this will not be your go to option if you want pets. Perhaps adding more defense is better for higher shards, Idk.
Crucible, my first tries were disaster but I thing it all boils down to select good buffs/banner configuration and to use properly pet command to maximize AoE damage and to delete nasty targets. I think in 159 for example is very important to focus fire on Sentinel first, before he uses Mind Control Jutsu on your pets. Also Alex’s meteors could be nasty.
Vanguard banner suck for this build big time! The best possible configuration is 3x buffs(without Ulzuin) , 3x level 1 Stormcaller Beacons and 1x level 2 Beacon in bottom left corner. Fight mostly in bottom left/middle. Beacons clear trash mobs, provides RR and generally are better both defensively and offensively. Average time of Vanguard for example is more than 1(one) minute slower! Also Beacons clear lesser monsters with nasty CC effects faster, so better defensively too. I don’t know how to pilot pets, so played the usual way - aggro monsters from all corners, sit in the middle and mash all keys, job well done!
Average time is around 7:40, so it’s possible to complete 3x runs and sustain tributes, although I recommend doing 130-150. Oh and here’s little eye candy, my fastest run with great mutators, good time for a pet build - 6:59!
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