[1.1.8.0] Meme Striker - totally green Primal Strike Elementalist, SR 80+

INTRODUCTION

The idea behind this build is to only use green items to make a Primal Strike build. I also hate using Savagery as a buff - so build is without it. As a second class I went for Demolitionist because of resistance reduction, total speed, flat damage, OA and DA bonuses. Core of the build is Korvan Storm Halberd. Monster Infrequents were chosen in such way to fix things in the build (resistances, additional bonuses to skills etc.). Build does SR 65-66 easily.

I have another totally green build here. 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

BUILD IS FOR GDSTASHERS ONLY because of crazy double rare items that can not be realistically found in the game!!!

GRIMTOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/D2pwk1LN

Two crafting bonuses are to freeze resistance, one to slow resistance and one to energy regeneration.

Stats of the build

OFFENSE

nice DPS from 220k to 240k

82 % crit damage

high OA - around 3200 OA

55 DA reduction to enemies from component

high lightning RR from Wind Devils, Arcane Bomb, Thermite Mine and Elemental Storm - up to -138 % + Hand of Ultos

DEFENSE

nice life - around 15 500 health

good DA - around 2900 DA

150 OA reduction to enemies - 55 OA reduction from component and 95 OA reduction from Arcane Bomb

lifesteal is 23 % (with Wendigo Totem)

fumble and impaired aim on Wendigo Totem from the helm

maxed resistances with high overcap

important CC resistances are high (trap resistance is not that important, Benny is easy)

OK physical resistance 24 %

OK armor above 2100

high health regeneration - 850 HP/s (with Giant’s Blood 2100 HP/s)

Ghoul

Prismatic Rage from component

Giant’s Blood on Blast Shield

image from the game with passive buffs only

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image from the game with passive buffs + 2x Insight proc

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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.

Build does SR 65-66 easily. It can even do SR 80. It behaves like a glass cannon in SR 80 so be careful. Performance will greatly depend on your skills. Don’t be too lazy with this build or you will die. It kills fast but you can’t tank everything. Getting nullified is an instant death sentence. Physical hitters are dangerous. Avoid Benny’s and Kaisan’s crystals and also Aleks’ meteor. It can go higher if you are a skilled player.

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

Images from SR 80



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Why Demo as second class and not something like Occo or inqui? Your thougts about the pro and cons of different combos?

I play without Savagery, so I need to get OA and DA somewhere. Demo has them, also has total speed and I don’t have to use another exclusive skill (aura of censure) so I can use Stormcaller’s Pact. And I also went for HP regen. Demo allows all of this. The other two classes wouldn’t allow all of this. Not that they would be bad, you would just have to do it differently.

Very cool, I am a beginner elementalist in the game which build do you recommend?

If you are a beginner then this build is not for you. It is solely for those who use GDstash because this build is unobtainable by normal playing. I don’t know much about beginner builds. @Nery or @Stupid_Dragon might help you.

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I found this when searching the forum [1.0.4.0] Beginner's melee 2H Lightning Elementalist