[] Chaos Ravenous Earth / Oblivion Apostate | Crucible of the Stars 5:27

Grim Tools

  • Main
    • craft Slow Res

    • optimized affixes are not needed
      for the build to perform well

Key items


  • Burning Rift movement skill

    • chosen instead of Displacement
      for 100% chance to proc Abominable Might

    • I don’t use it to just to proc if my positioning
      afterwards would suffer because of that

  • cast Ravenous Earth all the time,
    even when there are no monsters around

  • hunt for the 10% Cooldown Reduction mutator (Exposed)

Crucible video

Similar builds

Let’s compare Ravenous Earth DPS from the first node with skill modifiers in both builds to see where the difference comes from.
It’s proportional to

  • flat damage
  • number of fragments
  • duration

and inversely proportional to

  • recharge
parameter old build new build
flat dmg 349 537
fragments 7 8
duration 4s 5s
recharge 2.28s 1.701s
(537 / 349) * (8 / 7) * (5 / 4) * (2.28 / 1.701) ≈ 3

Theoretically 3 times the DPS after a couple of seconds.


Well done, your build is much better!

In my defense, the skill modifiers(conversion) are made in, also with lower CD to Blast Shield and higher WD to Oblivion my ultra defensive devotion path isn’t mandatory. And your Apostate ofc have Seal, which is permanent defensive tool.

Also nice touch with Bonespike weapon for extra CDR. And nice hat illusion, I used it in my fire AAR Mage Hunter.

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As a nerd I just wanted to compare RE damage for the sake of making those calculations and tables. Your Defiler is the only Chaos build I found. I got really excited when I realized you can stack so many damage modifiers and actually convert them. I had @mad_lee’s Blight King in mind. I was frustrated by many 5:50 runs and the feeling that this is not it but finally monsters aligned courteously with my Oblivion in those harder waves.

I wanted to post the same build but you beat me to it :joy:

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That is my version www.grimtools.com/calc/gZwwb3JZ


Very nice!

I haven’t crunched the numbers, but how does Pandemic https://www.grimtools.com/db/items/8535 compare to Bonespike in the build?

Great job, it’s very similar. You must have spent a lot of time in Grim Tools like me. You could call it a version for normal gameplay whereas if you want to get the best time possible in Crucible you need to use every trick possible:

  • a filler

    • Oblivion was the only one I could fit in.
      No Ignaffar’s Combustion is painful though.
  • Abomination + Dying God for that damage

  • greens for the final touch / filling the gaps you made by going for DPS

I think that Pandemic has too many flaws:

  • no %Chaos damage
  • no casting speed
  • base damage I don’t convert to Chaos (I don’t have Acid to Chaos)

Yes it took me like 2 hours in grimtools to create this build btw i don’t play crucible only main campaign and some SR

…aaand I’m blind. Totally missed Oblivion for some reason. As an aside, I think the eyeball math should put Bonespike ahead of Pandemic even on raw Ravenous Earth damage via Bonespike’s %chaos damage and duration modifier advantages.

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Thank you for reminding me about abomination I ended up including it as you suggested way stronger offensively but a bit weaker defensively which is fine because seal compensate for that. www.grimtools.com/calc/mN4mKmQ2


Great builds, both of you! :smiley:


Very interesting build👍can you send me save file? Would like to try it in crucible

Sure, thanks for checking it out.
There’s one unassigned skillpoint I got from SR - don’t assign it.
_Twister.zip (413.1 KB)

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@tqFan Sorry to bother you man, leveling up a necro, fresh install, no stash. I am contemplating between your build and this one: The curse of Cain (

I have not really played a lot since the release of AoM so very rusty and not sure which build will suit me better. I don’t really care about how fast I do crucible since both builds can do it no problem. But more in terms of just general gameplay. Could you point out some pros and cons between these two if you’re not too busy? Thanks a lot, and I get it if you’re not super keen on doing it, no worries :slight_smile:

First I’d like to ask if

How easy is it to farm the items for the build?

is in a consideration for you?

I don’t mind farming for items as long as the build is playable all the way and does not require me to do something else and ONLY re-spec at 94. But I probably wont spend days and days trying to farm items, no.

This is an endgame build / fun for the builders. I mean… Chaos Apostate with absolutely no %Chaos damage from the masteries.
Come on :wink:

If would play this build if I were you. Fun from start to finish. Maybe ask Nery if something’s change in recent patches.

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thanks a lot for taking the time, I will check it out. Again, thank you :slight_smile:

Also Oppressor is a great class because you can later respec to one of the following awesome builds:

This one doesn’t need much respecing because it’s also RE build.

This one focuses on Bone Harvest

Yeah I checked those out in the link as well. I had not considered Oppressor at all to be honest but this looks like it should be very flexible all the way to end game. I will come back and whine at you if it doesn’t work out (joking) :wink: Thanks my man!