Hello, after some break from GD I am back with basically one build but two setups. It’s my take on classic - melee krieg spellbinder, one setup is dual-wield and second one 2hander. Both very close performance, made to be tanks and boss killers but it can go sub6 min Crucible too. Not fastest in the universe but very solid and safe, should be HC viable.
The only difference in performance is 2hander being slighty faster in Crucible due to more AoE but slower vs superbosses due to less single target damage. Very cosmetic differences, if you are interested builds then choose the one you like more.
Credits for inspiration go to previous two authors of Dual wield concept:
@Nery [220.127.116.11] Mind Warp Blades of Krieg. DW melee aether Spellbinder + bonus build
@RektbyProtoss [HC] Build Collection by RektbyProtoss
Little difference in devotions is obvious, for 2H we need Kraken, for DW not.
Gear choices which I want to explain:
Helmet - I’ve tested Krieg 5 parts too, but it was around ~10 seconds slower average in Crucible and for Ravager, little bit less tanky due to lack of 15% increased armor and 15% more attack speed which may be hard to squeeze - altough I passed sr100 with it too. For this rare one we can fish for various mods, aether damage/multi resistances prefered. With Krieg variant some components/auguments swaps are must.
Weapons - For DW Mindwarp + Heart of Theodin (with Aetherfire prefix preferable + some Attack speed suffix), we need Fleshwarped strikes from it. For 2H Lucius Blade-Arm (same mods as Heart of Theodin) is best choice - huge damage, flat one and attack speed for Reckless Power + Air Strike on attack which looks cool, has nice aoe and additional %RR.
Jewelery - Conduit is pretty flexible but RR from SS is best one, another worth option is Impaired Air for Ravenous Earth or Aether Bone Harvest. Rings for RR and vitality-aether conversion, couldn’t find better choice.
Relic - Uroboruuk’s Reaping is better for 2H due to converted vitality and huge weapon damage, it’s very nice Aoe addition for Crucible. For DW I had better results with Agrivix Malice.
Belt - Chains of Ygraad just for conversion. Some multiresistances/damage + OA/DA mods preferable.
Pants - may be controversial choice for Crucible due to Knock Down (I guess I could lost few seconds because of it) but I took it because of damage/resistances we need and especially OA increase for superbosses which require a lot of it to be fast.
5:59 with DW version, slighty less AoE hurts, probably I could do it better but sub6 run is there Average a little bit over 6min.
5:30 with 2H version, more AoE = better score. Consistent under 6min.
SR 100 (passed it few more times, every try during build testing with less optimized setups/5 parts krieg)
DW vs Cruel + Brutal mutators with 2.7k DA
SR 80 full room agro - just to show there is nothing to fear during 75-76 farming. I suggest to agroabuse anyway because game allows to do that and it’s easier.
Ravager (OA potions for few more crits, not a big deal, 5-10 seconds faster maybe than without)
sub 1:50 DW (better single target damage)
Sub 2min 2H