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One of most popular archetypes in every RPG game is classical Soldier build - basic and sturdy. In Grim Dawn you have as option Markovian set, which works the best as Warlord. So no wonder one of most popular builds is THIS build made by @veretragna. And lot’s of peoples are still interesting in it, so time to make new take on this classical build.
My idea is to make all-around build, strong in defense with high armor, block, health but without neglecting the damage compartament.
- pic with permanent buffs only and RF charges.
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Cadence vs RF
I choose Righteous Fervor, Cadence is pretty point skill hungry and RF gives me armor, attack speed and DA, easy win for RF. And also mind that Cadence third hit is overriding precious Markovian’s Advantage, yikes!
Core item is Markovian set, which is random drop. Also:
Weapon is the easy to get Totally normal Shield. Totally normal item here with it’s +1 to both mastery and shield perks.
Medal is Markovian’s, thematic fit and is good too. Cheaper alternative is faction recipe bought Voracious One.
Relic is Honor, it have nice stats and AoE based proc. If you want more RR, you can take Deathstalker relic.
Belt is Gladiator’s, I use the conversion and also OA, which is lacking on Oleron’s belt.
Boots are Stonetreaders for extra armor boost. Option is Boneshatter for extra physical res, OA and slow. Also options are Windshear boots for physical resistance and trap. They have also proc with attack speed increase.
Gloves are Colossal, BiS for Shield physical builds for sure.
Pants are Barbaros, nice proc and OA.
Rings are 1x Black Matriarch for -RR proc and faction Coven ring, for DA, speed, resistances and nice skill bonuses.
NOTE: you need to craft with slow resistance
Since Ghoul is rarely activating and if it’s up you are basically screwed, decided to completely skip it. Scales with full conversion is very nice, heal, flat RR and energy leech. Also decided to skip the cancerous skill of War Cry, which saved me a bit of skill points. For damage reduction took Empyrion devotion. Also shield boosting devotions and procs on block. Obelisk is great defensive proc(low chance though) and Targo’s Hammer is nice offensive proc.
Build is best suited for campaign faceroll or SR 75/76. I tried in 75 to fully face tank all enemies at once and is definitely easy. High Shards are bit different. I made it to SR 85, I think that’s not the limit of the build.
In Crucible doing buffed runs is easy, mind not that fast. You can do 3x runs and sustain tributes. With luck 7 or sub 7 may be possible but the goal is to make sub 8 minute runs. I also tried to do naked run and build can hold the ground defensively. Damage burst against trio in wave 163 and healers in 161 can be problematic though.
I tried Ravager and was… killed. Second run was successful though. For this boss I suggest different configuration with higher physical resistance and life steal, that will make him more trivial.
SR 85 Manifestations of Hunger+boss chunk. I pull aggro from all enemies at once. That double Moose is pure cancer!