[1.1.8.0] Dragonborn - 2H melee physical Primal Strike Warder, very easy SR 80+

INTRODUCTION

The reason behind this build is to use conversion on Avenger’s Crusher to fully convert lightning damage on Primal Strike to physical damage. For physical damage support and general tankiness I have chosen Soldier as the second class. Because of bonuses to both classes and tankiness I have chosen the SR set as the core of the build. Build has few active skills and is very easy to play. Build is also very tanky. Wendigo Totem gives us healing of 6 % + 740 HP every half second. That means healing of over 4000 HP/s and build also has great lifesteal. It is practically impossible to kill it in SR 80. SR 80 is a complete joke for this character.

I also have other Primal Strike builds here.

Here is a list comparing all my Primal Strike builds from best to worst. All are at least SR 65-66 capable.
  1. Dragonborn – great build, 2H melee physical PS, good offensively and very powerful defensively (best of my PS builds)

  2. Thor – great build, 2H melee lightning PS, offensively similar to Dragonborn, defensively noticably weaker than Dragonborn

  3. Aetheros Ranged – great build, 2H ranged aether PS, offensively a little weaker than Dragonborn, defensively a little weaker than Thor

  4. Aetheros – great build, 2H melee aether PS, offensively a little better than Aetheros Ranged (and a little weaker than Dragonborn), defensively a little weaker than Aetheros Ranged

  5. Colderos – great build, 2H melee cold PS, offensively noticably better than Dragonborn (best of my PS builds), defensively a little weaker than Aetheros

  6. Colderos Ranged – great build, 2H ranged cold PS, offensively a little weaker than Colderos, defensively a little weaker than Colderos (actually only when facetanking bosses otherwise you can take out enemies from distance)

  7. Viteros – good build, 2H melee vitality PS, offensively a little weaker than Aetheros Ranged, defensively similar to Colderos Ranged

  8. Meme Striker – good build, 2H melee lightning PS, offensively similar to Colderos, defensively noticably weaker than Colderos Ranged

  9. Storm Knight – good build, 1H melee + shield lightning PS, offensively noticably weaker than Viteros, defensively a little weaker than Meme Striker

  10. Storm Blitzer – good build, 1H melee + shield lightning PS, offensively a little weaker than Storm Knight, defensively a little weaker than Storm Knight

  11. Savage Stormrender – OK build, DW melee lightning PS on cooldown, offensively noticably weaker than Storm Knight, defensively a little weaker than Storm Knight

GRIMTOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/b28b8JpZ

Crafting bonus on boots is to slow resistance.

Stats of the build

OFFENSE

nice DPS from 200k to 280k

OK base OA - above 2950 OA, high OA when Fighting Spirit is up (around 3250 OA)

55 DA reduction to enemies from Annihilation

low crit damage - 26 %

OK physical RR from War Cry (and Scales for more consistency) + Assassin’s Mark - up to -65 %

DEFENSE

huge life (you don’t have to worry to take some damage) - close to 23 000 health

good base DA - around 2950 DA

up to 195 OA reduction to enemies from Annihilation and Shifting Sands

lifesteal is 23 % (with Wendigo Totem)

maxed resistances with reasonably decent overcap

+3 to max all resistances

high CC resistances

nice physical resistance 27 %

high armor above 3000

healing from Scales and Wendigo Totem

damage reduction from War Cry

Ghoul

Prismatic Rage from component

Menhir’s Will

image from the game with passive buffs only

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image from the game with passive buffs + Fighting Spirit, Battle Cry, Ulzaad’s Decree, Blood Pact and Windshear

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SR, CRUCIBLE

I play SR with camera pointed away from enemies and I try my builds only in SR 65-66 and SR 80. I play around 10 SR runs per character.

This build does SR 80 very easily. In fact it is a complete joke. I don’t push my characters higher but it can go a lot higher if you are a skilled player. In SR I use as a movement skill Wendigo Rush.

I don’t play Crucible so I don’t have a time number for it.

Images from SR 80



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My Physical Primal Strike Archon does SR 80+

Yes and this could as well. Read the text. I don’t bother with higher SR.

fine fellow )

Hey do you think this build can do crucible and endgame content?

Do you think it can do cruicible

Physical Primal Strike Archon vs Rashalga 75th Shard

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I don’t play it but it is very strong.

I decided to revisit my older builds and try them in SR 80. This build does SR 80 absolutely easily - SR 80 is a complete joke for this character.

I don’t like to play SR much but SR 65-66 and SR 80 are easily accessible. So I will from now on test my builds in SR 80 as well.

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Just to let you know - after beating SR80 celestial waystone allows you to go for SR75, even if you’ve never actually been there.

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Thanks, I didn’t know that.

Hi Duchy, have a good day.
Compare this build to your Ultos version, which one is better?

This is by far the best Primal Strike version there is on the forum I think regarding tankiness. Offensive side is OK as well. Certainly better than my Ultos version.

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Thank you <3
I’m a fan of your tanky builds.

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Looks very, very, very solid. Conversion inflicts all PS nodes which has been difficult for other builds. Amazing.

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Tried against Crate ? Still looking for a build I don’t have to kite Crate with

I didn’t, I don’t fight celestials usually. And Crate doesn’t drop anything of interest to me.

:frowning:
I love your build because of the tanky you made.
Keep it up pls :slight_smile:

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Nice build! Have you tried with full Nature’s Avenger set? Would love to hear how it compares.

I didn’t but I don’t think it would be better. SR set has CC res and general tankiness.

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