Chonky Dervish - DoT stacking beefcake:
- Do you enjoy walking around Grim Dawn lazily and having your invincible goons take care of all the dirty work for you?
- Do you enjoy seeing massive DoT ticks while tanking and outhealing your enemies?
Well I present to you: my personal take on the pet Dervish as of [184.108.40.206] which I affectionately call the ‘Chonky Dervish’:
Grimtools: [220.127.116.11] - Chonky Dervish
It’s a tanky Dervish (Oathkeeper + Nightblade) that focues on the ‘Acid & Poison’ damage type - particularly by stacking the poison ticks (which can reach upwards of 180k) of our player-scaled-pets: the Guardians of Empyrion.
We stack bonuses to both the damage of ‘Guardians of Empyrion’ (GoE) and the Summon Limit of our GoE (up to 4) - so we can have our 4x GoE stack their DoTs together -> which we further boost by having a high OA (3.3k+ pre-ascension) to make our DoT ticks crit for massive damage.
On the defensive end, we have a sleugh of tools: a massive 21k+ HP pool for a Dervish, high overcapped damage resists (40% overcapped on average), high effective DA (3k+ base, with access to -250 OA debuffs), access to 2 massive heals on short cooldowns (7k+ heal on a 4s CD, 4k+ heal on a 6s CD), 3 emergency circuit breakers (Prismatic Diamond, Serenity, Resilience), and miscellaneous tools like: Ascension, Blade Barrier, and ‘Chance to Avoid Melee/Ranged’.