*the amount of Deathmarked or Korba pieces required to make a top-tier cold Trickster
At this point of time taste of defeat was all too familiar to him. In exile for most of his life old man forgot what it’s like to have a purpose. He thought he had found it once, when a mysterious stranger showed him the magic of the powerful ancient swords. But alas, the Inquisiton found a way to break the enchantment so he couldn’t use the weapons anymore. The ancient power was lost to him forever and he had to run. Again. Nowadays he was mostly lying in his dirty bed in an old shack in a abandoned village forgotten by everyone somewhere on the outskirts of Cairn. In old man’s dreary dark dreams he often tried to talk to Death itself, calling it by many different names it had, desperately trying to summon it, begging for a chance to end it all. And it always answered back in indecipherable whispers and echoes which usually dissolved into a thin mist of despair and piercing headache by the morning. Until one time it spoke to him clearly.
Despite the nerfs to Crucible buffs and banners, racial damage on Revenant and Crit damage on Dying God this build is still fast and consistent Crucible and Shards 70-71 farmer. Thanks to @banana_peel on his advice on buffing physical resist via minor devotion changes and Dual Blades pump. Blade Barrier Conduit works actually pretty well here. Updated Grimtools and added videos of Crucible and Shards runs.
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*Craft two items for Slow Resist and one for %Armor
Chilling Questions that can only be whispered
So what’s so “hybrid” about it? Seems like another cold melee build
It’s built around a caster set and Blade Spirits do a huge part of the damage and sustain here.
Why this devotion map? Why not try Leviathan route?
Because this Trickster can’t afford it. Build desperately needs Revenant and OA/DA that comes from this devotion map.
Why not use Amatok’s Step boots?
Initially build was made with them. But Golemborns make the build more consistent while clear times are practically the same.
What about weapon x, y or z?
Tested them all and Chillheart is leagues above everything else.
Mark of Dark Dreams? Didn’t you yourself said that Undying Oath is always better?
Here increased Veil’s of Shadow radius actually adds quite a bit of dps because of how Blade Spirits work. We also need DA and Spirit.
A lot of gear combinations were tested to come to this setup. Devotion map offers perfect blend of offense and defense that this build needs.
For leveling check Beginners/Faction Gear/Leveling guides on this forum.
This is an endgame build and it works as advertised only after you equip all gear/devotions/skills at level 94 (or better at level 100).
Everything in Crucible is more or less facetankable. However, in some moments it’s better change your position and let Blade Spirits finish the job, like against Grava while standing in his Fumble pools. Use “Pet Attack” button to micro-manage Spirits sometimes.
In Shattered Realm build is good for farming 65-66 and 70-71, although do expect to die sometimes. Versus some bosses you have to kite a bit utilising your mobility skill, especially versus Kuba. Versus some it’s possible to facetank all the way. Watch the attached video for reference.
General with Lethal Assault and Savagery charges up
Defense (with Savagery charges up)
“What say you?” Old man was talking to nothing and everything at the same moment. His new armor was splashed with the fresh blood of his old enemies, he could still hear horrible dying screams as his trustworthy summoned Spirits were sawing through the remains of what used to be a powerful Deathmarked clan. Or were they his enemies in the first place? A whirpool of confusing thoughts and whispers were filling the Old Man’s head. “What say you?” he asked again. “You have done well, my Child. You can rest now. Your journey is over”. With that thought appearing in his mind seemingly out of nowhere Old Man closed his weary eyes and lied down giving in to the darkness as Yugol embraced him.