The reason behind this build is to make a viable physical mage that is fun to play. I have decided for a Templar because of physical resistance reduction on Guadians of Empyrion and on Olexra’s Flash Freeze. Build also uses Judgment and freezing enemies with OFF and then Judging them is quite a funny mechanic and clears trash immediately For more usable OFF I use Arcane Conduit for it. Although OFF doesn’t work on nemesis, build is very strong against them anyway and it is great against trash and non-nemesis boses. And as a main attack skill Obliteration from Tome of Arcane Wastes is used. Guardians of Empyrion are used as well. For conversions to physical damage Beronath Reforged is used and Gladiator’s Distinction (for devotions).
Attribute points are distributed towards cunning, you need 3 crafting bonuses to physique on sword, helm and pants otherwise points have to be redistributed! Put as few points as possible to physique and spirit and the rest into cunning.
image from the game with passive buffs only
OK base physical damage 2000 % (goes up to 2500 %)
great critical damage 103 % (often crits around 3x multiplier)
big OA (over 3300 OA with Ascension on)
big physical resistance reduction from Assasin’s Mark, Guardians of Empyrion, Obliteration and OFF - without OFF up to -100 %, with OFF up to -161 %
big DA reduction to enemies from Judgement + Annihilation - up to -351 DA
OK life 13000 HP
big base DA (over 3000 DA with crafting bonuses + goes even higher with Arcane Will and Resilience active)
up to -210 OA shred to enemies - 70 OA shred from Annihilation and 140 OA shred from Shifting Sands
reasonably overcapped resistances
at least +3 to maxium all resistances
high CC resistances with Ascension on (not bad without it)
capped disruption resistance using Arcane Harmony Leggings
OK armor over 2000
OK physical resistance 18 %
healing from Bat and Scales (vitality converted to physical using belt)
% damage absorption from Maiven’s Sphere of Protection
flat damage absorption from Ascension
88 % reflected damage reduction
Mirror of Ereoctes
Prismatic Rage from component
This build does SR 65-66 extremely easily. I don’t push my characters higher but I guess it can go a lot higher. Often in SR you have a mutator that decreases enemy’s CC resistance and with it you can freeze even nemesis. With this mutator it is a total piece of cake. But even without it, it is really easy. I don’t play Crucible so I don’t have a time number for it.
image from SR 66
Build is a great fun but one thing I would change is the Arcane Conduit for OFF to -40 % freeze reduction. Although this build doesn’t need it. Other builds using it would need it. I have made a thread about it here.