Hellhounds and the Lost Souls Set - Long ago were the days when you could take a Hellhound Witch Hunter and beat Crucible 170. Fallen Gods and the subsequent Crucible updates have been brutal for non-standard pet builds. Hellhounds are notoriously skill-point hungry and most Lost Souls builds focus on the Skeletons and regard the Hellhound as a buff-bot and little more. This build bucks the trend and focuses 100% on Hellhounds.
All points in the Hellhound skill line are hard-capped, with the exception of Ember Claw, which is past the 17/12 threshold necessary to taunt with 100% efficacy (thanks to @Duskdeep86 for that tidbit). Hellhound’s Fire damage is converted to Chaos thanks to the Blood Orb off-hand, which was buffed in a previous patch to include pet builds. The Blood Orb has the nice benefit of converting flat damage from BoD to Vitality and taking advantage of the 660% bonus damage thanks to the Blood Orb, Dying God, and the Lost Soul’s set bonus itself.
All equipment in the Grimtools is selected to boost the Hellhounds - the most important item to get, outside of the set, is the faction item: The Overseer. Not only does it give necessary skill points to Ember Claw, but it also provides 100% Slow resistance to the dogs, which is critical when fighting against enemies that provide Slow debuffs.
With a new laptop set-up comes video capability - I’m uploading the boss room for SR75 only; the explorer rooms are easy as long as you keep an eye on Arcane enemies and avoid the harder Nemeses. As expected, Reaper is this build’s personal Nemesis, and I thought the Wraiths would have made the fight impossible. Turns out all you need is a laptop that doesn’t have 5 year old Dell video cards, lol.
Being able to beat Reaper means that you should have no problems farming SR75-76. Based on my videos, it took roughly 30 minutes to run 75-76. Not a speedrunner, but far safer than attempting Crucible and losing your Tributes.