Dark One vitality builds are some of the most popular ones in GD and usually the set is known for it’s vitality qualities. But both items and proc boost equally % acid damage. So decided to make this caster with multiple skills and effects doing fully acid damage
- pic with permanent buffs and Ascension, which should be permanent as well.
GRIM TOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/w26LvR8Z
The idea is to spam Biting Blades and have multiple support skills/procs doing AoE damage. So items are my try to support all the skills in my rotation - Sigil, Pox, 3x Guardians. Decided not to use DEE, cause I lack skill points for proper investment and it’s too much cringe to have Dark One and not Dreeg set DEE build.
Core here is target farmable set Dark One. Also:
Weapon is Pandemic, nice boost of Guardians, big % acid boost and CDR.
Off-Hand is Nardin, +1 Occultist and acid boost to Pox, pretty decent for this concept.
Amulet is Radaggan for Sigil mod and +1 Occultist mastery.I like it here, even just for the thematic purpose. Plagues of Dreeg amulet is also an option.
Rings are 1x Shuroth for the proc and vitality to acid conversion and 1x Lifegiver for +2 Guardians skill point boost and also mediocre defensive proc.
Medal is my only green item here, it boosts Sigil of Consumption vitality damage, which will be almost fully convert to acid. NOTE: I use Oathkeeper prefix with +2 Guardians, without it I can’t reach 24/16 for the extra summon.
Pants, relic and belt are standard acid items. Boots are Grey Magi, looks suitable here with their resistances, DA and spirit.
The goal is to take Aeon for permanent Ascension, in same path is Korvaak with nice DA/OA shred proc. I choose Guardian’s Gaze proc as well, together with Korvaak are mega cool! Revenant is for flat RR, Ghoul helps with the defense.
These days I enjoy creating builds more than actually playing them but this one is real fun. And pretty easy to pilot as well, mash them keys and spam BBlades.
in Crucible build have good clear rate, although MadQueen can’t be facetanked and some waves requires some focus. So I died once in 9 tries. My times are around 6:25 on average with fastest run being 5:55, video:
In SR tried it few times in 75, some combinations are hard but in general build looks decent candidate for farming it, video from full shard 75:
I remember that I had old cheaper Sentinel caster version with Dark One set and leveling guide for Sentinel, you can check it as well.:
So this one is inspired by old @mad_lee Witch Hunter. It’s Witch Hunter using full Dark One set and Quillthrower of Dreeg 2H ranged weapon, so it’s ABB/Biting Blades range hybrid. It’s durable build, not very fast and I personally prefer the Sentinel.
- permanent buffs only, DPS for Biting Blades.
GRIM TOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/4NOPAO42