[1.1.6.2] Aether Spinner - 3 versions now! - DW aether EoR Templar, Shieldbreaker and Oppressor, SR 65+

UPDATE!!! - I have created a new version of this build - aether Templar spinner!

INTRODUCTION

The reason behind this build is to make a DW aether spinner - I have 3 versions - Templar, Shieldbreaker and Oppressor. In all versions I have used dual Dreadfire’s, conduit for aether EoR or Guardians conduit, same items (except affixes on greens) and same devotions. For conversions I use both daggers, amulet, helm and both rings (some are redundant and I use them for different stats). The best version is the Oppressor (absolutely awesome build and really powerful), then the Templar and last the Shieldbreaker (Templar and Shieldbreaker are close to each other). All versions are SR 65-66 capable. For the Oppressor it is a total piece of cake.

I have other spinner builds here, here, here and here. I also have a 2H melee aether build here.

Version 1 - Oppressor

This version is the strongest - really powerful.

GRIMTOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/mN4L3GYN

I used two Monster Infrequent items - Valdaran’s Shoulderguard and Gargoyle Girdle. You want affixes for OA, DA and fixing resistances. I used crafting bonuses on helm and amulet for energy regeneration. You could do both for stun resistance which is low without Ascension (or at least one). But you would have to use energy potion from time to time. Now you don’t have to.

image from the game with passive buffs only

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image from the game with passive buffs + Ascension

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OFFENSE

nice DPS 250k - 280k

low base OA - over 2700 OA (nice OA with Ascension over 3100 OA)

up to 333 DA reduction to enemies from component and Judgment

low critical damage 15 % (23 % with conduit bonus for EoR)

nice aether resistance reduction from Spectral Wrath, Arcane Bomb, Dreadfire and Revenant - up to -111 %

damage from devotions - Spear of the Heavens, Revenant, Imp and Phoenix

DEFENSE

OK life above 13000 HP

OK DA above 2900 DA (Resilience increases it more)

up to 515 OA reduction to enemies from Dark Desires (skill from Rune), Siphon Souls, Arcane Bomb and component

nice lifesteal 20 %

OK CC resistances without Ascension except stun resistance (high CC resistances with Ascension)

reasonably overcapped resistances

OK physical resistance 25 %

low armor - 1700

% reduced damage to enemies from Soulfire

flat damage absorption from Ascension and Phoenix

+3 to all max resistances (+7 with Resilience active)

lifesteal from Kilrian’s Flame

Ghoul

Prismatic Rage from component

Serenity

Version 2 - Templar

This version is in the middle.

GRIMTOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/DV9LMRP2

I used two Monster Infrequent items - Valdaran’s Shoulderguard and Gargoyle Girdle. You want affixes for OA, DA, elemental resistance and you absolutely need Dread Lord’s prefix on the belt for lifesteal. I used crafting bonuses on helm and amulet for armor.

image from the game with passive buffs only

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image from the game with passive buffs + Ascension

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OFFENSE

nice DPS 260k - 280k

ok base OA - 2900 OA (nice OA with Ascension - almost 3100 OA)

up to 154 DA reduction to enemies from component and Judgment

OK critical damage 40 %

OK aether resistance reduction from Arcane Bomb, Dreadfire, Guardians and Revenant - up to -84 %

damage from devotions - Spear of the Heavens, Revenant, Imp and Phoenix

DEFENSE

OKish life close to 12000 HP

OK DA - 2950 DA (Resilience increases it more)

up to 345 OA reduction to enemies from Dark Desires (skill from Rune), Arcane Bomb and component

OK lifesteal 16 %

OK CC resistances without Ascension (high CC resistances with Ascension)

reasonably overcapped resistances

OK physical resistance 25 %

low armor - 1800 (with crafting bonuses)

% reduced damage to enemies from Soulfire

% damage absorption from Maiven’s Sphere

flat damage absorption from Ascension and Phoenix

+3 to all max resistances (+7 with Resilience active)

lifesteal from Kilrian’s Flame

Ghoul

Prismatic Rage from component

Serenity

Version 3 - Shieldbreaker

This version is the weakest - it is close behind the Templar. It is still not bad at all.

GRIMTOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/D2py6pjV

I used two Monster Infrequent items - Valdaran’s Shoulderguard and Gargoyle Girdle. You want affixes for OA, DA, elemental resistance and you absolutely need Dread Lord’s prefix on the belt for lifesteal. I used crafting bonuses on helm and amulet for energy regeneration.

image from the game with passive buffs only

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image from the game with passive buffs + Ascension

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OFFENSE

nice DPS 250k - 280k

low base OA - 2800 OA (OK OA with Ascension 3000 OA)

up to 333 DA reduction to enemies from component and Judgment

nice critical damage 58 % (66 % with conduit bonus for EoR)

nice aether resistance reduction from Thermite Mine, Arcane Bomb, Dreadfire and Revenant - up to -109 %

damage from devotions - Spear of the Heavens, Revenant, Imp and Phoenix

DEFENSE

OKish life close to 12000 HP

OK DA - 2950 DA (Resilience increases it more)

up to 345 OA reduction to enemies from Dark Desires (skill from Rune), Arcane Bomb and component

OK lifesteal 16 %

OK CC resistances without Ascension (high CC resistances with Ascension)

reasonably overcapped resistances

OK physical resistance 25 %

low armor - 1700

% reduced damage to enemies from Soulfire

flat damage absorption from Ascension, Phoenix and Blast Shield

+3 to all max resistances (+12 with Resilience and Blast Shield active!)

lifesteal from Kilrian’s Flame

Ghoul

Prismatic Rage from component

Serenity

SR, CRUCIBLE

All builds can farm SR 65-66. The Oppressor does it with extreme ease. I don’t push my characters higher but Templar and Shieldbreaker can go higher if you are a skilled player. Oppressor can go a lot further. I don’t play Crucible so I don’t have a time number for it.

image from SR 66 for the Oppressor

image from SR 66 for the Templar

image from SR 66 for the Shieldbreaker

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Nice ones and interesting comparison

I promised myself not to a single EoR build after my restart, perhaps I need to change that thought :wink:

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If someone wants disrupt resistance - Arcane Harmony pants can be used but I didn’t find it necessary. I wanted phys res more.

I have two other spinners prepared, so you will maybe have to rethink that :slight_smile:

I got burned out from “spin2win” by playing and making guide for my “Beginner Spinner” xD

AND compared to Whirlwind in Diablo III (my fav build in that game), Eye of Reckoning is a clunky as fukk

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Insane creative build, mate. I love aether melee build! :heart_eyes:

Based on your build, I tried Dreadfire and Mindwarp setup like Nery’s Defiler (In my DPS estimation, it should have achieved higher damage due to higher base damage, phys to aether conversion and RR even without skill bonus of Dreadfire).
As a result, both of Dreadfire*2 and Dreadfire/Mindwarp setup were same performance — 38 sec dummy.

However, Mindwarp has a high OA, so I like Mindwarp and Dreadfire setup!

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When do we get to see Physical Sigil of Consumption and Doom Bolt Sentinel?

I already made a physical Sigil of Consumption build. It is named Judge Obliterator. I thought about DB as well. But I plan a lot of other physical stuff before that.

I thought about it as well, but Mindwarp is so overused, so I decided to not use it. I also like the conversion of fire for Phoenix and Imp and bonuses to skills. Don’t forget about that.

Ah right that one! I was too obsessed with the looks of the SR mask there to remember anything about the details :smiley: + I am drunk now

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You ask and you shall receive! Krieg Physical Bolt Witchblade, Sentinel should be good too.

https://www.grimtools.com/calc/dVbaM0g2

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I have updated this build with a 3rd version - the Templar.

I have also noticed that the other two versions I posted have a link without no points in Heart of Wrath. Take one point from Crushing Verdict and put it there for better proccing of Phoenix.

Really enjoy your oppressor spinner Duchy! Thanks.

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I think it might be one of the strongest EoR builds. Aether EoR with it is no meme at all.

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Why the rings, instead of Albrechts for example?
Is it due to the lightning-aether-conversion of aether corruption?

It is mainly for conversion on Soulfire.