One of the new items I like in Grim Dawn is the 2H weapon Lucius Blade-arm. It have very cool AoE proc on top of huge single target damage. So wanted to build around it. My first try was Sorc, but actually I like it better as Battlemage.
Also to @Strannik and his quest of making Battlemage class better!
- pic with permanent buffs and Deadly Momentum charged. Sheet DPS for Cadence.
- second row of character’s sheet, including eye candy of Cadence damage.
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Key here is Lucius weapon farmed from this freak of a boss in act 4 in campaign. I used fantasy BiS affixes, in reality getting either prefix or suffix (recommended) will still create great build.
Krieg set is target farmable, it’s possible to get something like Anasteria’s Helm but full set bonus to Reckless Power is worth it .
Other gear is pretty standard for a aether build. Agrivix relic for AoE and racial bonus. Since both class miss -RR, racial damage bonus is even more crucial. Rings are 1x Eternal Haunt for -RR proc and 1x Albrecht for converting damage from relic proc and more importantly Fabric of reality. Belt for aether damage and +1Arcanist. Conduit with Cadence mod is also very important. Resistances can be compensated, but conduit mod to Cadence is mandatory.
Crafted items are both medal, amulet ant ring. Crafted bonus is up to personal taste/luck.
Putting Arcane Spark is very important for both energy sustain and disrupt protection.
Battlemage lacks good skills for proccing, so can’t use my traditional route with lot’s of procs. Also Fiend with conversion makes more sense here than Bat.
I am not sure about procing scheme. It’s probably good idea to swap Corruption and Zolhan.
Korvaak is here as great OA/DA shred source, also some WD on proc, which is powered by 40k Weapon Damage in game. Ghoul is for defense. Also Revenant for speed, life steal and such. Flat RR is abundant even without Revenant.
Build have OK clear rate in Crucible, although some waves are hard and it requires some skills for sure. MQ is tough to be facetanked, also 169/170 can be problematic as usual.
Everything except aether resistant Nemeses is quickly melted, although Valdaran, Reaper and Alex can be slow and frustrating. but you can count on Mirror, Ghoul and even Menhir’s WIll.
Times are around 5:35 on average with Beacons and slightly slower with Vanguard Banner, despite I don’t need the RR.
Video from my fastest run of 5:12:
I haven’t tried SR but I would probably shift some points to defensive skills and sub Fiend with Bat. I would say 75 should be possible.