[1.1.7.2-1.1.9.0] [HC] Gargaban's Corruption - DW Ranged Vitality Fire Strike Defiler (SR65+, Mog)

This alongside the inspiration from Afanasenkov’s as well as Valinov’s versions made me wanna try a Gargabol’s Corruption Defiler in HC and here is the result:

GRIMTOOLS
https://www.grimtools.com/calc/eVLOqEG2
No actual changes to the setup for 1.1.9.0, but the damage got nerfed a bit. ~50% of the chaos damage on brimstone was lost due to the change to the conduit.

PERFORMANCE

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Highlight Video from patch 1.1.7.2

  • vs dummy ~25s

first tries vs:

Note: I have not tried Crucible 150-170 yet, but imo it should be doable (and easily so on SC).

SPEEDLEVELING

Feedback & Final Words

Very good rework of Gargabol’s Corruption, giving an underwhelming class a strong build! Also the new mythical Gunslinger’s Jacket aswell as Mark of Plagius fit perfectly.
Special thanks again to @afanasenkov26 and @Valinov !

Hope you enjoy the pewpew :gun:

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Nice build! Actually, one question - why not full Blood Knight?
I understand the point of taking this chest+this medal but imo, full BK is too strong (as it’s one of the Holy Quartet of vit sets - BK, Blightlord, Dark One and Wildblood).

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Nice build! I am also interested in checking your leveling videos :slightly_smiling_face:

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BK’s attack speed and phys res is huge indeed, but Ravager of Flesh’s helmet’s +1 all skills and the %HP is pretty good in HC aswell. I mostly didn’t wanna just copy your build, but try sth else, especially the new items (medal+chest). Gunslinger chest’s cunning reduction is pretty neat.

Sweet, I asked yesterday about leveling tips for this build in @afanasenkov26’s thread and a day later, like mana from heaven, you post a well done guide with leveling tips. I like Purifier but get tired of always casting and standing on the seal so I think this will be fun.

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I’m totally loving this build - just hit 94 this afternoon so I could start using the pistols and it’s as fun as I hoped. I’ve been bummed that pistol builds seem so inferior to my Purifier they weren’t much fun to play. This seems to be an exception.

I’ve already tried a few devotion paths while finishing the main game content - I’ll post a few thoughts after more thorough experience.

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Updated with 1.1.9.0 SR 65-66 run, damage loss on brimstone via conduit change is noticeable and not sure why ranged builds needed any nerfs in general. They are still like the worst archetype in the game, even though this build is pretty decent. Builds like this definitely fare better in SC though.

This is one of my top 3 favourite builds. Absolute blast to play. Shame about the nerfs, what’s SC?

SC is what noobs like me play, softcore :face_vomiting: