[1.1.8.0] Three Aether Spinners - DW aether EoR Templar, Shieldbreaker and Oppressor, SR 65+

INTRODUCTION

The reason behind this build is to make a DW aether spinner - I have 3 versions - Templar, Shieldbreaker and Oppressor. In all versions I have used dual Dreadfires, conduit for aether EoR or Guardians conduit, same items (except affixes on greens) and same devotions. For conversions I use both daggers, amulet and helm. The best version is the Oppressor(best offensively), then the Templar (best defensively, weakest offensively) and last the Shieldbreaker (weakest defensively). All versions are SR 65-66 capable. For the Oppressor it is a total piece of cake. Both the Oppressor and Templar can do even SR 80 except that they can’t kill Reaper.

I have other spinner builds here. I also have a 2H melee aether build here.

Here is a list comparing all my spinners from best to worst. All are at least SR 65-66 capable.
  1. Gyroscoper – great build, physical EoR, offensively strong and defensively good, nice gameplay (RR is not passive but Curse of Frailty is still good to use)

  2. Yugol the Insatiable – great build, cold + acid VR, use of dual damage is good, offensively a little weaker than Gyroscoper, defensively a little better than Gyroscoper, ease of gameplay is OK despite using both CoF for RR and Lethal Assault for buffs

  3. Aether Spinner Oppressor – great build, aether EoR, offensively a little behind Yugol the Insatiable, defensively a little behind Yugol the Insatiable (but a little better than Gyroscoper), nice gameplay with passive RR

  4. Yugol the Hungry – great build, cold VR, offensively smilar to Aether Oppressor, defensively noticably weaker than Aether Oppressor, nice gameplay with passive RR + CoF (Curse of Frailty is still good to use)

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

  6. 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

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

  8. Spinning Freezer – good build with nice gameplay from freezing enemies, fire EoR + OFF, offensively similar to Chilled Spinner Shielded, defensively a little weaker than Spinning Inferno, fighting with bad mutators tough bosses in SR is difficult (lower RR with no freezing and worse defense)

  9. Twilight Spinner – OK build, aether + chaos EoR, use of dual damage is good even with low RR, offensively a little weaker than Spinning Freezer, defensively similar to Aether Oppressor, nice gameplay with passive RR

  10. Aether Spinner Templar – OK build, aether EoR, offensively a little weaker than Twilight Spinner, defensively similar to Twilight Spinner, nice gameplay

  11. Chaotic Spinner – OK build, chaos EoR, offensively a little weaker than Aether Templar, defensively similar to Spinning Inferno, nice gameplay with passive RR

  12. Aether Spinner Shieldbreaker – weaker build, aether EoR, offensively a little weaker than Spinning Freezer (but a little better than Twilight Spinner), defensively a little weaker than Spinning Freezer (Shieldbreaker is generally weaker defensively), using Thermite Mines for RR makes ease of gameplay weaker

  13. Skywalker – weaker build, lightning EoR, offensively a little weaker than Chaotic Spinner, defensively a little weaker than Aether Shieldbreaker), Shieldbreaker is generally weaker defensively, using Thermite Mines for RR makes ease of gameplay weaker

  14. Spinning Immortal Army – weaker build, acid VR + pets, offensively similar to Skywalker, defensively noticably weaker than Skywalker (weakest of my spinners), nice gameplay with passive RR

Version 1 - Oppressor

This version is the strongest - really powerful both offensively and defensively.

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

I used two Monster Infrequent items - Valdaran’s Shoulderguard and Gargoyle Girdle. You want affixes for OA, DA and fixing resistances. I used crafting bonuses on helm, ring and amulet for stun res (2x) and slow res.

Stats of the build

OFFENSE

nice DPS 240k - 270k

low base OA - close to 2800 OA (nice OA with Ascension around 3150 OA)

up to 309 DA reduction to enemies from Judgment and Annihilation

low critical damage 15 % (23 % with conduit bonus for EoR)

nice aether resistance reduction from Spectral Wrath, Arcane Bomb, Dreadfire, Eternal Haunt and Revenant - up to -114 %

damage from devotions - Spear of the Heavens, Revenant, Imp and Phoenix

DEFENSE

OK life around 12500 HP

OK DA above 2900 DA (Resilience increases it more)

up to 500 OA reduction to enemies from Dark Desires (skill from Rune), Siphon Souls, Arcane Bomb and Annihilation

nice lifesteal 20 %

OK CC resistances without Ascension except stun resistance (high CC resistances with Ascension)

reasonably overcapped resistances

OK physical resistance 25 %

low armor - 1700

% reduced damage to enemies from Soulfire

flat damage absorption from Ascension and Phoenix

+3 to all max resistances (+7 with Resilience active)

lifesteal from Kilrian’s Flame

Ghoul

Prismatic Rage from component

Serenity

image from the game with passive buffs only

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image from the game with passive buffs + Ascension

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Version 2 - Templar

This version is better defensively and worse offensively than Shieldbreaker. Tough to die. Aetherial nemesis are slower to kill otherwise offensive side is pretty good.

GRIMTOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/q2Mo5QmZ

I used two Monster Infrequent items - Valdaran’s Shoulderguard and Gargoyle Girdle. You want affixes for OA, DA, elemental resistance and you absolutely need Dread Lord’s prefix on the belt for lifesteal. I used crafting bonuses on helm, ring and amulet for armor.

Stats of the build

OFFENSE

nice DPS 240k - 270k

nice base OA - close to 3000 OA (nice OA with Ascension - around 3150 OA)

up to 318 DA reduction to enemies from Judgment and Annihilation

OK critical damage 35 %

OK aether resistance reduction from Arcane Bomb, Dreadfire, Guardians, Eternal Haunt and Revenant - up to -92 %

damage from devotions - Spear of the Heavens, Revenant, Imp and Phoenix

DEFENSE

OKish life around 12000 HP

OK DA - above 2950 DA (Resilience increases it more)

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

OK lifesteal 16 %

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

reasonably overcapped resistances

OK physical resistance 25 %

low armor - close to 1900 (with crafting bonuses)

% reduced damage to enemies from Soulfire

% damage absorption from Maiven’s Sphere

flat damage absorption from Ascension and Phoenix

+3 to all max resistances (+7 with Resilience active)

lifesteal from Kilrian’s Flame

Ghoul

Prismatic Rage from component

Serenity

image from the game with passive buffs only

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image from the game with passive buffs + Ascension

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Version 3 - Shieldbreaker

This version is better offensively and worse defensively than Templar. Fighting Reaper is tough with it otherwise it is OK.

GRIMTOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/lV7b4r62

I used two Monster Infrequent items - Valdaran’s Shoulderguard and Gargoyle Girdle. You want affixes for OA, DA, elemental resistance and you absolutely need Dread Lord’s prefix on the belt for lifesteal. I used crafting bonuses on helm and amulet for energy regeneration.

Stats of the build

OFFENSE

nice DPS 240k - 260k

OK base OA - above 2900 OA (nice OA with Ascension - above 3100 OA)

up to 272 DA reduction to enemies from Judgment and Annihilation

nice critical damage 48 % (56 % with conduit bonus for EoR)

nice aether resistance reduction from Thermite Mine, Arcane Bomb, Dreadfire and Revenant - up to -108 %

damage from devotions - Spear of the Heavens, Revenant, Imp and Phoenix

DEFENSE

OKish life close to 12000 HP

OK DA - 2950 DA (Resilience increases it more)

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

OK lifesteal 16 %

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

reasonably overcapped resistances

OK physical resistance 25 %

low armor - 1700

% reduced damage to enemies from Soulfire

flat damage absorption from Ascension and Blast Shield

+3 to all max resistances (+13 with Resilience and Blast Shield active!)

lifesteal from Kilrian’s Flame

Ghoul

Prismatic Rage from component

Serenity

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.

Oppressor - it does SR 65 easily and Repaer is fine. SR 80 is mostly easy but Reaper can’t be killed so I can’t make it full SR 80 capable.

Templar - it does SR 65-66 easily. Reaper is fine even with low RR. I tried SR 80 with it and it can do it although slowly but it can’t kill Reaper so I can’t make it full SR 80 capable.

Shieldbreaker - it does SR 65-66 easily. In SR 80 it is squishy. You can sometimes finish it. With Shieldbreaker be careful around heavy physical hitters.

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

Images from SR

image from SR 66 for the Oppressor

image from SR 66 for the Templar

image from SR 66 for the Shieldbreaker

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Nice ones and interesting comparison

I promised myself not to a single EoR build after my restart, perhaps I need to change that thought :wink:

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If someone wants disrupt resistance - Arcane Harmony pants can be used but I didn’t find it necessary. I wanted phys res more.

I have two other spinners prepared, so you will maybe have to rethink that :slight_smile:

I got burned out from “spin2win” by playing and making guide for my “Beginner Spinner” xD

AND compared to Whirlwind in Diablo III (my fav build in that game), Eye of Reckoning is a clunky as fukk

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Insane creative build, mate. I love aether melee build! :heart_eyes:

Based on your build, I tried Dreadfire and Mindwarp setup like Nery’s Defiler (In my DPS estimation, it should have achieved higher damage due to higher base damage, phys to aether conversion and RR even without skill bonus of Dreadfire).
As a result, both of Dreadfire*2 and Dreadfire/Mindwarp setup were same performance — 38 sec dummy.

However, Mindwarp has a high OA, so I like Mindwarp and Dreadfire setup!

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When do we get to see Physical Sigil of Consumption and Doom Bolt Sentinel?

I already made a physical Sigil of Consumption build. It is named Judge Obliterator. I thought about DB as well. But I plan a lot of other physical stuff before that.

I thought about it as well, but Mindwarp is so overused, so I decided to not use it. I also like the conversion of fire for Phoenix and Imp and bonuses to skills. Don’t forget about that.

Ah right that one! I was too obsessed with the looks of the SR mask there to remember anything about the details :smiley: + I am drunk now

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You ask and you shall receive! Krieg Physical Bolt Witchblade, Sentinel should be good too.

https://www.grimtools.com/calc/dVbaM0g2

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I have updated this build with a 3rd version - the Templar.

I have also noticed that the other two versions I posted have a link without no points in Heart of Wrath. Take one point from Crushing Verdict and put it there for better proccing of Phoenix.

Really enjoy your oppressor spinner Duchy! Thanks.

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I think it might be one of the strongest EoR builds. Aether EoR with it is no meme at all.

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Why the rings, instead of Albrechts for example?
Is it due to the lightning-aether-conversion of aether corruption?

It is mainly for conversion on Soulfire.

Thanks for the build, very helpful.
Do you have any version of Fire EoR Shieldbreaker?

No, I don’t but there is one on the forum made by Nery [1.1.4.2] Shieldbreaker from A to Z, including end game, budget build+leveling guide

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Thank you :slight_smile:

Hi Duchy,
Which one of your is the strongest EoR build?

Aether Oppressor is the best. Very close second is Spinning Inferno. Third is Spinning Freezer.

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