Hello, today I’m going to show my first “beginners” or “budget” build. This is pierce blademaster, which uses factional item Spite to convert and remove CD for PB skill.
Why Spite BM? IMO main goal of budget build - interesting quick enjoyable 65-66SR farm. Several patches ago Spite BM showed amazing damage and I hope it wasn’t nerfed to the ground.
Why not farm main campaign? Because budget build doesn’t mean “5min to create”. It needs factional reputation, blueprints, craft resources (80+ ugdenblooms) and target farm of 2 items, so after the build is completed you deserve some quick farm.
Helm - Fettan mask. Main helm for budget builds. Could be found near Maw of Enaht.
Rings - Malmouth blade seal Factional buy.
Chest - Elite Bysmiel Nightshroud Chestguard Factional buy.
Gloves - Elite Rhowari handguards Factional buy.
Boots - Elite rhowari foodpads Factional buy.
Medal - Solael Mark of Slaughter Factional buy.
Pants - Solael-sect Legguards Target farm.
Shoulders - Chosen epaulets Target farm. Alternatives - Murderer’s epaulets , Moosilauke’s Pauldrones and Kra’vall Shoulderguards. These items have PB points, so feel free to use them, if got some with good affixes.
Relic - Nemesis
How this char looks like without any affixes. OA and DA are already good, we just have 5 affixes to fill Acid and Pierce resistances. And in this situation this build is very flexible. If you got extra resistances in affixes - use DA armor auguments and extra cunning dump for damage. A lot of DA? Also cunning dump.
blades of nadaan
scales of ulcama
Main skill is Phantasmal blades with particularry converted Blade spirits. They are a bit stupid sometimes, so use Pet to attack button. Maximal damage we make in melee zone, but try to run and hit from distance in dangerous situations. And don’t forget to use Barrier for save, spirits+azraka do some damage at this time.
Also build have OA and DA reductions.
Nemesis Pet attack - 150 DA reduction.
Azrakaa devo - 140 OA reduction + 130 OA reduction from veil of shadows.
In the build I used all skillpoints, remove several ones from field command until get all quest points.
IMO - I reached my goal to create 65SR farmer with high damage and dynamic gameplay.
I clear 65-66 in 10-12 mins usually without haste, this is very good result for beginner’s build. Sometimes it’s possible to die while playing too offensively, but even with deathes timings are acceptable.
There is my 9 min 65-66SR run.
Crucible I don’t reccomend for farming even for endgame builds because of too hurting death penalty, but for this build it’s possible if you want a challenge and know crucible patterns. You need 4 buffs and 2-3 lvl1 storm beacons.
There is my 6.43 run, this is my the only attempt
Possible, but not 100% ez. Requires good Diamond proc, barrier, hp pots timings. Or use some pharma and run a bit.
My legit character evolution
This is not part of the guide, just sharing my achievements.
How my char looks like now:
Shoulders were dropped in MC, pants in SR.
Callagadra's helm farming
On Elite difficulty of course (helm is the same as on Ultimate). I crafted Rancor, it has similar pierce options, just PB with CD and x5 dmg compared to Spite. Was one-shotted by sands during 1st try, and became more attentive, so 14 min of running and we have a helm!
Ravager's helm farming
Very easy, used Spite, and 4 min of lazy kiting:
Lokarr's set farming
Thx RNG, 13 runs to get boots
Crucible timings were improved, now it is 5.45, but still not so good, because I Don’t have Korvoran armor.