(SR SETUP with Deadly AIm)
SR SETUP (main)
- crafted with slow res though I suggest stun res
- no stun res can be remedied by Leathery Hide and Seal of Resonance
- for farming Morgoneth or Lokarr I suggest moving some points from Elemental Awakening, Anatomy of Murder and (last resort) Night’s Chill to Inquisitor Seal (which also can be bound to Elemental Storm for better Crucible performance)
- (credits to whoever came up with the Scales thing first, was it @grey-maybe?)
Crucible 3+4 (5:20) https://youtu.be/UC8wq0F9X_w
Naked Crucible (9-ish) https://youtu.be/74ZZySOS9ng (changed Prismatic Diamond to Leathery Hide and Coldstone to Seal of Resonance)
Budget(-ish) SETUP (no tough MI)
Here’s a concept that’s a compilation of some of the most prominent concept ideas for cold this patch: support from 24/26 Chillwhispered Blade Spirits and converting Scales of Ulcama for sustain (both demonstrated by @thejabrixone here). The result is quite pleasing: the SR setup does 75-80 no problem and still maintains the lower 5-ish Crucible times on an average PC. Despite lack of stun res which is made up for by passive sustain from Scales and Bat bound to Storm Box of Elgoloth.
Building SS is a chore as there is very limited accessibility to NJE (second node) ranks, and hardcapping them to 22/22 is an absolute necessity for (imo) every SS build. Therefore, most SS builds depended on dual-wielding Loxmere’s Frostblades which nets the coveted 4 ranks. This combined the fact that with Morgo - the SS set - is purple MI (so are BiS cold rings lol) makes SS builds quite hard to put together. However, since the buffs to Winter Bane 2-hander, this became a very competitive concept (as demonstrated by @banana_peel here). This one goes a notch further, loses Morgo set (imo overnerfed, arguably, though) and manages to hit the 24/26 break point of Blade Spirits with 100% pierce to cold from Chillwhisper helmet (@Zantai please don’t nerf this).
HOW TO PLAY
We bind SS to left mouse and use it as if it was an autoattack. It basically works like Cadence and Blitz in one. To right mouse - second most important skill - ABB. Usually we SS, ABB for the buff and RoH for the quick and sure Elemental Storm and then go back to holding SS. Bigger enemies get Box which will provide great sustain when bound to Bat.
Build has monstrous sustain but it is still a caster glass cannon and can get one shotted easily or go down to zero in a fraction of a second. It won’t be facetanking multiple bosses. When swarmed, disengage, maybe wait for some debuffs to cool off, and attack with a new SS in a spot where it’s safe. An advantage of this build over Morgo is that it’s not just DoTs but also Blade Spirits that keep dealing dmg while you maneuver.
Lack of stun res is a big thing. Current endgame is imo overloaded with cc effects. Buffed Crucible is not a problem unless Iron Maiden shows up with Valdaran and another fast nemesis. Iron Maiden might also be a problem in SR80 as the sustain from Scales and Bat might not be enough when shut down by her stuns. But unless you speedrun and insist on factanking everything and not giving an inch it’s not really a big problem.
thx for reading
and all questions - about gear, devotions, anything - more than welcome