*this is how you feel when you are playing this glorious melee sorcerer
**credit for the picture goes to Reddit user jc_special
Agrivix Sorcerer was one of my first attempts in build-making. I was a small time builder back then, didn’t know much about how the game works but still was thoroughly enjoying Grim Dawn. Well, fast forward almost two years and I still don’t know how the game works, but at least I do make decent builds sometimes. And here is another one.
Decided to take another look at the build. Didn’t really like its performance after all the heavy nerfs to Dying God and Aether Corruption. Reinvented the devotion map completely. Build is now faster and tougher but you still have to watch out for those Reapers.
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*craft one item for Stun resist and two items for Slow resists. You can choose to invest more into Physique
Questions written in Aether itself
Isn’t Spellbinder better?
No, Spellbinder might have a tiny bit more damage, but Sorc is a bit better in terms of defenses. Both have a unique flavour
No Anasteria helmet? Do you even build?
That was actually a result of me randomly wanting to see how much tankier Maw of the Damned is. Turned out, not only it’s tankier, but it leads to faster clear times. It has also been confirmed by @x1x1x1x2 who tested it on a Spellbinder. Chton bless all the nerfs.
Spending points in BWC over global crit from Elemental Balance? This guy is out of his mind
Again, somehow in practice points in BWC work better than 10% global crit. Sounds crazy, I know.
No Revenant on an Aether spec. This can’t be good. Reaper will manhandle you
Idea was to counter Reaper by ramping up as much %Aether damage as possible thru devotions and huge Spirit dump enabled by those devotions. Transmuted BWC’s debuff also helps against Reaper a lot.
No Arcane Harmony pants? Haven’t you been following the meta? Duh
While I kind of started that meta and they would look so good here, I needed Physical resist for this build to be consistent. Yes, we sacrifice damage and sweet Disruption resist for it, but what can you do.
Everything has been tested thru and thru. Most of the items are basically set in stone as a part of Agrivix Arcanists’ meta. I chose an old school Devotion map without Revenant to get Solemn Watcher to be able to make a huge Spirit investment. BWC is actually great debuffer and decent damage support.
Classical Agrivix gameplay. Nuke everything. Use Devastation before BWC to time your Aeon activation. Watch your failsafes when fightning Reapers. Nullify often. In tough fights you can always back down for a bit till one of your failsafes comes off its cooldown. You have to kite sometimes in Shattered Realm.
Callidor’s Tempest damage breakdown: