The reason behind this build is to use Stormrend axe from totems + shield for Primal Strike. Natural class combination for this is Archon. Primal Strike hits hard even with one weapon, added to that we have shield throw (Aegis of Menhir) and two movement skills (Masterful Rahn’s Might and Vire’s Might) with which you can avoid getting hit if needed. You can facetank most of the single boss enemies even in SR.
Crafting bonuses on helm and medal are to slow resistance.
Stats of the build
nice DPS for one handed weapon + shield - around 150k DPS
high crit damage 68 %
high OA - base around 2950 OA and with Ascension around 3300 OA
55 DA reduction to enemies from component
OK resistance reduction from Wind Devils, Revenant, Viper and Widow
damage from devotions - Spear of the Heavens, Widow and Revenant
nice life around 14000 HP
nice DA - close to 3000 DA (Resilience increases it when needed)
150 OA reduction to enemies from component and Arcane Bomb
nice lifesteal 19 % (with Wendigo Totem)
with good movement you can reduce getting hit if necessary but you can facetank easily most of the time
OK CC resistances without Ascension (high CC resistances with Ascension)
reasonably overcapped resistances
high physical resistance 33 %
OK armor - above 2000
flat damage absorption from Ascension
Prismatic Rage from component
blocks from shield
image from the game with passive buffs only
image from the game with passive buffs + Ascension
This build does SR 65-66 relatively easily. It doesn’t even have any great problems with Grava which melee lightning builds usually do. I don’t push my characters higher but it can go higher if you are a skilled player. I don’t play Crucible so I don’t have a time number for it.