Disclaimer : the build got consequently nerfed in 220.127.116.11, I need to redo the devotions to compensate as now it struggles again with Reaper…
The Clairvoyant Warlock, updated and optimized for high SR shards
Over the last patches, AAR got nerfed but Doom Bolt was buffed, so I adapted and focused on Doom Bolt to design a more kiting build, with the objective to tackle SR. The end result can facetank most nemesis, and kite the rest thanks to good defenses and leech. Only 2 MIs are used, the affixes are there to cover resistances thus are flexible.
Doom Bolt is the main damage dealer, with a cooldown below 2s and possible cooldown resets, and AAR is our filler spell to leech hp. The other spells are the usual utility warlock offers, making the build light on buttons.
The movement skill is a matter of preference, disengage runes may be the best choice now that they work correctly. Displacement is the fastest move, Fallen Kings has the lowest cooldown.
The most dangerous threat of the build : he hits hard and resists aether a lot, outhealing him is tricky. With my latest changes, he can be facetanked at SR75 under neutral mutators, but keep a finger on your Mirror button, you can kite and take him down with Doom Bolt if things get spicy.
- Some foes like Slathsarr, Grava, or Kaisan require some repositioning, use your space efficiently not to aggro the rest of the room, they are dangerous enough on their own.
- Aetherwarped mutator
The build’s worst nightmare, negating the already low RR of the build. In SR, use the camera trick and kite Reaper if you get it.
Levelling a warlock with aether damage is a bit gimmicky, I’ll see in 1.1.8 if I can make one that isn’t just a solo arcanist using Blood of Dreeg. Until then, I advise levelling with chaos damage, following my beginner guide :
The build is very consistent for farming 75-76, any room is possible.
I advise using the camera aggro trick, but most of the time it’s not even necessary if you properly aggro to take bosses 1 or 2 at a time.
SR80-85 completed with the aetherwarped mutator
- update 28/08 : changed devotions (-Bat, -4points Dying God, +Wendigo, +Imp), hardcapped Possession, more attributes in spirit : the damage is a little better and Reaper can now be properly handled.