The reason behind this build is to use Stormrend axe from totems + shield for Primal Strike. This time I chose to use Blitz with it and therefore used a Warder. Primal Strike hits hard even with one weapon, added to that we have two movement skills - Blitz and Masterful Rahn’s Might - with which you can avoid getting hit if needed. You can facetank most of the single boss enemies even in SR 65-66.
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)
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 Aetheros Ranged, 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
Crafting bonuses on helm and medal are to stun resistance. To address the coming questions - component on the belt is chosen for OA.
Stats of the build
nice DPS for one handed weapon + shield - around 160k DPS
high crit damage 68 %
high OA - base above 3100 OA and with Fighting Spirit above 3400 OA
325 DA reduction to enemies from component and Blitz
OK resistance reduction from Wind Devils, Revenant, Viper and Widow
damage from devotions - Spear of the Heavens, Widow and Revenant
nice life around 14000 HP
nice DA - above 2900 DA
150 OA reduction to enemies from component and Arcane Bomb
nice lifesteal 19 % (with Wendigo Totem)
with good movement you can reduce getting hit if necessary but you can facetank easily most of the time
high important CC resistances except trap (not that useful anyway, Benny is easy)
reasonably overcapped resistances
nice physical resistance 25 %
nice armor - around 2400
% damage reduction to enemies and disrupt their skills from War Cry (with good CDR almost always up)
Prismatic Rage from component
blocks from shield
image from the game with passive buffs only
image from the game with passive buffs + Fighting Spirit
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 and it is too glassy for it.
I don’t play Crucible so I don’t have a time number for it.