The reason behind this build is to create a 2H melee Primal Strike build without using Savagery. Build is strong and capable. Soldier was chosen because of bonuses to OA, DA, armor absorption, life, physique, some resistances and general tankiness that soldier provides. Build does SR 80 easily.
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)
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 slow resistance and armor.
Stats of the build
nice DPS around 210k
87 % crit damage
OK lightning RR from Wind Devils, Arcane Bomb and Revenant - up to - 93 % + Hand of Ultos
OK base OA - around 2900 OA
55 DA reduction to enemies from component
huge life (you don’t have to worry to take some damage) - close to 20 000 health
good base DA - around 2900 DA
150 OA reduction to enemies - 55 OA reduction from component and 95 OA reduction from Arcane Bomb
lifesteal is 24 % (with Wendigo Totem)
maxed resistances with reasonable relatively decent overcap
decent physical resistance 25 % (builds with Savagery have higher)
good armor around 2500 with crafting bonus
important CC resistances are high (trap resistance is not that important, Benny is easy)
capped disruption resistance
image from the game with passive buffs + Blood Pact
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 very easily. It can also do SR 80 easily. Always use War Cry in SR! Fighting Grava is actually OK after recent changes. Skilled players can go higher with it.
I don’t play Crucible so I don’t have a time number for it.