Strormrend weapon allows you to create Primal Strike build without 2H weapon, you can have the standard version or spam Thunderous Strike instead. This is DW melee version of Thunder Conjurer.
Credit to @valinov for his early tests of DW Stormrend builds.
- pic with permanent buffs only, DPS for Thunderous Strike
GRIM TOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/p25LKyPN
Since Stormrend weapon don’t have attack speed bonus wanted to select a class with speed and RR, so two options, either Elementalist or Conjurer. I don’t like Mines without mods tough, Curse of Frailty is lot easier skill to activate and it’s nice procer. Plus Conjurer have higher physical resistance and extra heal, sold out.
Decided to use SR set, since DW melee Conjurer is super squishy otherwise. Option is 4 pcs Ultos set, that gives you better damage but even worse defense. Interesting take is 2pcs Ultos - head&shoulders, Fateweaver mantle and Occultist conduit for -15% RR but that leaves you with low +Shaman skills.
Worth noting that the medal allows the build to wield two weapons. Barbaros pants have nice proc with % damage and attack speed, extremely valuable. Grey Magi’s are excellent overall boots. Belt is green, converting vitality damage into lightning.
Wanting to have nice balance for offense and defense and also cover the attack speed, which is important for any DW melee build. So Revenant for flat RR and attack speed, Ultos, Bat for life steal and defense, also present are Ghoul and Tower. Took Korvaak instead of Spear, mostly for OA/DA shred proc and also nice AoE damage bound to Wind Devils.
In Crucible build is solid most waves, Grava is real pain though. Also wave 169 requires some focus. Success rate isn’t impressive IMO. Times are around 6:45 on average, didn’t have luck to record really fast video, here’s one as 6:30.
In SR tried few times SR 75/76. It’s awkward, cause depends on bosses combinations is either face-roll, or instant death, no middle ground. Still with good playing SR 75 isn’t super hard, though 65 is better for reliable farming. Here’s video from full SR 75, without any tricks in the boss chunk.