[1.1.8.0] Skywalker - DW melee lightning Eye of Reckoning Shieldbreaker, SR 65+

INTRODUCTION

The reason behind this build is to create a DW lightning Eye of Reckoning build which I have not seen anywhere yet. Because of bonuses to OA, DA, lightning RR, total speed and more I have chosen Demolitionist as a second class. As weapons I use two Emypyrion’s Mercy scepters. Build uses no monster infrequent item. It has nice DPS of almost 290k but Thermite Mines are not that great as RR source for spinners. Be careful around heavy physical hitters.

I have other spinner builds here. I also have other lightning melee builds here, here, here and here.

Here is a list comparing all my spinners from best to worst. All are at least SR 65-66 capable.
  1. Yugol the Insatiable – great build, cold + acid VR, use of dual damage is good, offensively good and defensively strong, ease of gameplay is OK despite using both CoF for RR and Lethal Assault for buffs

  2. Aether Spinner Oppressor – great build, aether EoR, offensively a little behind Yugol the Insatiable, defensively a little behind Yugol the Insatiable, nice gameplay with passive RR

  3. Gyroscoper – great build, physical EoR, offensively a little better than Yugol the Insatiable, defensively a little weaker than Aether Oppressor, nice gameplay (RR is not passive but Curse of Frailty is still good to use)

  4. Twilight Spinner – great build, aether + chaos EoR, use of dual damage is good even with low RR, offensively noticably weaker than Aether Oppressor, defensively similar to Yugol the Insatiable, nice gameplay with passive RR

  5. Yugol of Twilight – great build, aether + chaos VR, use of dual damage is good even with low RR, offensively a little weaker than Twilight Spinner, defensively a little better than Twilight Spinner, nice gameplay with passive RR

  6. Aether Spinner Templar – good build, aether EoR, offensively a little similar to Yugol of Twilight, defensively a little weaker than Twilight Spinner (but a little better than Gyroscoper), nice gameplay

  7. Chilled Spinner Shielded – good build, cold EoR, offensively a little better than Twilight Spinner, defensively a little weaker than Gyroscoper, nice gameplay with passive RR

  8. Chilled Spinner – good build, cold EoR, similar offensively to Chilled Spinner Shielded, defensively a little weaker than Chilled Spinner Shielded, nice gameplay with passive RR

  9. Aether Spinner Shieldbreaker – good build, aether EoR, offensively similar to Chilled Spinner, defensively a little weaker than Chilled Spinner, using Thermite Mines for RR makes ease of gameplay weaker

  10. Spinning Inferno – good build, fire EoR, offensively similar to Aether Opressor, defensively a little weaker than Aether Shieldbreaker, nice gameplay (RR is not passive but Curse of Frailty is still good to use)

  11. Spinning Freezer – good build with nice gameplay from freezing enemies, fire EoR + OFF, offensively a little weaker than Chilled Spinner, defensively a little weaker than Spinning Inferno

  12. Chaotic Spinner – OK build, chaos EoR, offensively a little weaker than Spinning Freezer, defensively a little weaker than Spinning Freezer, nice gameplay with passive RR

  13. Yugol the Hungry – OK build, cold VR, offensively smilar to Twilight Spinner, defensively a little weaker than Chaotic Spinner, nice gameplay with passive RR + CoF (Curse of Frailty is still good to use)

  14. Skywalker – weaker build, lightning EoR, offensively a little weaker than Chaotic Spinner, defensively a little weaker than Yugol the Hungry, using Thermite Mines for RR makes ease of gameplay weaker

  15. Spinning Immortal Army – weaker build, acid VR + pets, offensively similar to Chaotic Spinner, defensively a little weaker than Skywalker, nice gameplay with passive RR

GRIMTOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/q2mw1gnZ

Crafting bonus on the helm is to stun resistance - slow resistance is an option as well.

Stats of the build

OFFENSE

high DPS 270k to 290k

OK critical damage 46 %

lower base OA - below 2800 OA (OK OA with Ascencion close to 3150 OA)

high DA reduction to enemies - up to 291 DA from Judgment + Annihilation

nice lightning resistance reduction - up to -113 % from Revenant, Arcane Bomb, Thermite Mine and Celestial Presence (weapon)

DEFENSE

OKish life around 12000 HP

OK DA above 2900 DA (Resilience increases it more)

up to 330 OA reduction to enemies from Dark Desires (skill from Rune), Arcane Bomb and Annihilation

nice lifesteal 15 %

OK CC resistances without Ascension (high CC resistances with Ascension)

high disruption resistance from Eternal Band ring

reasonably overcapped resistances

nice physical resistance 26 %

lower armor - around 1900

% reduced damage to enemies from Soulfire

flat damage absorption from Ascension and Blast Shield

with Blast Shield and Resilience up to +9 to all resistances when needed

Ghoul

Prismatic Rage from component

image from the game with passive buffs only

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image from the game with passive buffs + Ascension

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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 65-66 relatively easily. Grava is dangerous but goes down relatively OK. You have 9 passive auras so be careful around arcane heroes. Getting nullifed is not pleasant at all. I don’t push my characters higher but it can go a little higher if you are a skilled player. SR 80 is very tough because of squishiness of this build.

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

Image from SR 66

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Not a Templar this time? :rofl:

Very nice arthouse build!

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Not this time but don’t worry more Templars are coming :slight_smile:

I have several more unusual but strong spinners prepared too.

Compendium could always use some more builds for the less popular classes like Templar. :slightly_smiling_face:

They will come but I will also have to start doing other things than gaming :slight_smile: I have kind of monopolized Templars. I hope there are no anti trust laws :smiley:

Hah, if anything I’m having a kick watching you single handedly make Templar appear better and more popular than it really is.

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I have made some changes to devos and skills in this build resulting in more RR, OA and a bit better defenses.