The reason behind this build is to make a lightning DW melee using two Stormrends for greater CDR on Primal Strike and using it as a nuke while spamming Savagery. Trickster was chosen because of its inherent DW melee support and its WPS. This build has four nukes with very high % DW weapon damage - Primal Strike, Sudden Strike (rune on medal), Execution and Amarasta’s Quick Cut. I tried a version with the Ultos set but it was inherently squishy and I went therefore for the Shattered Guardian set. It does SR 65-66 relatively fast and easily. Devotions were picked for highest attack speed possible because Stormrend has no attack speed on it.
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.
Dragonborn – great build, 2H melee physical PS, good offensively and very powerful defensively (best of my PS builds)
Thor – great build, 2H melee lightning PS, offensively similar to Dragonborn, defensively noticably weaker than Dragonborn
Aetheros Ranged – great build, 2H ranged aether PS, offensively a little weaker than Dragonborn, defensively a little weaker than Thor
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
Colderos – great build, 2H melee cold PS, offensively noticably better than Dragonborn (best of my PS builds), defensively a little weaker than Aetheros
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)
Viteros – good build, 2H melee vitality PS, offensively a little weaker than Aetheros Ranged, defensively similar to Colderos Ranged
Meme Striker – good build, 2H melee lightning PS, offensively similar to Colderos, defensively noticably weaker than Colderos Ranged
Storm Knight – good build, 1H melee + shield lightning PS, offensively noticably weaker than Viteros, defensively a little weaker than Meme Striker
Storm Blitzer – good build, 1H melee + shield lightning PS, offensively a little weaker than Storm Knight, defensively a little weaker than Storm Knight
Savage Stormrender – OK build, DW melee lightning PS on cooldown, offensively noticably weaker than Storm Knight, defensively a little weaker than Storm Knight
In order for you to equip these items you need to have crafting bonuses to physique on pants and medal otherwise you have to redistribute attribute points. I also used movement speed crafting bonus on boots. Put just enough points into physique to equip the chest armor. Everything else put into cunning for OA.
Stormrend is farmable from Monster Totems (Aertherwarped) in Main Campaign. Shattered Guardian set can be bought in SR after completing at least SR 60-61. There are blueprints for pants and boots. Those can be farmed or the items alone can drop anywhere. Blueprint for medal can be bought at the Dreeg’s vendor. Rings can be bought from the Coven’s vendor. You only need to have belt and gloves. Everything else is relatively easily farmable.
Stats of the build
OK weapon damage with Savagery charges
lower base lightning damage around 2000 % (but you have 4 nukes that are used often)
OK critical damage 51 % (69 % critical damage with Hungering Void)
OK attack speed for DW Stormrends - 169 % with Savagery buff and Pneumatic Burst - 179 % with Hungering Void on top of it (it is up practically all of the time)
OK OA - over 3100 with all buffs
55 DA reduction to enemies from component
OK lightning resistance reduction from Revenant, Hand of Ultos, Arcane Bomb and Wind Devils
big life 16500 HP
with all bonuses close to 3000 DA
280 OA reduction total - 55 OA reduction to enemies from component, 130 OA reduction from Veil of Shadow and 95 OA reduction from Arcane Bomb
nice lifesteal 19 % (with Wendigo Totem)
healing on standby from Pneumatic Burst
nice health regeneration 840 HP/s
healing from Behemoth proc
capped important CC resistances
capped disruption resistance using Arcane Harmony Leggings
reasonably overcapped resistances
at least +3 to maximum all resistances
OK armor - close to 2200
nice physical resistance 27 %
Prismatic Rage from component
image from the game with passive buffs + Pneumatic Burst and Savagery charges
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 65-66 relatively easily. It doesn’t even have any great problems with Grava which melee lightning builds usually do. I tried SR 80 with it and it can’t do it.
I don’t play Crucible so I don’t have a time number for it.