Since Shadow Strike is my favorite skill, I always want to try different builds around it and noticed I haven’t tried Dunefiend version.
Also DW acid builds always have good performance as Dervish and added CDR from Path of the Three is extra boost for Shadow Strike builds. But how about Witch Hunter focused not on CDR and lowest possible downtime on SS but build around chance of reduce cooldown via multiple sources and lot’s of damage?
*PS title is a joke regarding the Mage Hunter topic.
- pic with permanent buffs + Lethal Assault. DPS for Shadow Strike
- SS damage breakdown
GRIM TOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/D2pwEEJN
Key here is the Dunefiend set - 4pcs of head, chest and 2x weapons. Also:
Rings are 2x Shuroth for conversion and nice procs.
Medal is giving much needed OA/DA for this build. I opt to Gildam Arcanum suffix for extra chance of CDR.
Amulet is Pestilence of Dreeg -RR proc and +1 to Occultist.
Relic is Belgo one, nice supplement both offensively and defensively. Option is Nidalla.
Belt is Pack of Deadly whatever. Conversion, flat acid and OA, all valuable stats.
Pants are Slitscale, since I need the +skill points badly.
Boots and gloves are standard items for acid builds. Good that boots were added slow. Shoulders are Zantarin, nice +skill points and physical resistance, they are nice but not mandatory.
Both acid T3 devotions - Abomination and Yugol. Scales for healing and flat RR and Ghoul are making this build extremely resilient.
In Crucible build can make 4x runs with almost no sweat. It’s pretty tough to die with but I would still pay attention to tougher waves, not complete God mode. Alex is really slow to be killed, he’s the most unwanted Nemesis to roll in Crucbile. Even Kaisan is fast compared to Alex.
Times are around 5:20 on average, I don’t think I’ve done good enough run though. Video of 5:08:
In SR did 75/76 two times and build is decent for that level of the realms, perhaps some players can push it deeper. Video from SR 75th shard: