So, Morgoneth was bored and decided to go to the Steps of Torment and borrow Alkamos’ scythe…
Thanks to @RektbyProtoss’s Soulrend Reaper guide for giving me an idea on how to build this. [184.108.40.206-220.127.116.11] [HC] Soulrend Reaper - a classic in a Guardian's armor ft. easier to build setups (SR65+, vids)
Since all of Morgoneth’s items (yes, including Nightbringer) dropped for me and the Magi haven’t dropped ANY of their rings, I decided to build a “Full Morgoneth” set build. I can’t figure out how to fit Nightbringer into the armor pieces, so I used a Soulrend instead. This was really just for the flavor/meme, but it turned out quite decent for me.
character sheet with permanent buffs + Pneumatic Burst and Lethal Assault, damage is from Shadow Strike
breakdown for Shadow Strike and Bone Harvest with Lethal Assault up
Weapon: Soulrend, core of the build.
Head, chest, shoulder, gloves, pants, boots: all Morgoneth’s items - Only the head, chest, shoulder, and gloves are the actual set pieces of the “Armor of the Eternal Night,” but the pants and boots also give relevant stats and skill bonuses, as well. Also, it’s the theme of the build. You can replace the pants and boots; there are better choices for performance.
Rings: Prime Ring of Morgoneth and Mythical Band of the Eternal Haunt - the Prime Ring is the obvious choice for theme reasons, and the other one is mostly for the -10% Cold RR. I’ve tried using Alkamos Rings, but those are better with high ASPD builds, and the skill bonuses are not used in this one.
Amulet: Mythical Night’s Embrace - more Cold RR and great bonuses to the build. I was thinking about using the Bone Harvest Conduit for Necromancer, but Shadow Strike is really the main ability with the build.
Relic: Serenity - +1 all skills is just great, and the circuit breaker is a huge plus. You might see in the Grimtools link that it has Physique/Cunning/Spirit completion bonuses; I just haven’t gotten a %DA one .
Belt: Gargoyle Waistguard - +1 Nightblade skills, Vitality to Cold conversion. I just got lucky with this “of the Winter Storm” roll. You could go with any affix to fix resistances mostly. You can also use Mythical Spellbreaker Waistguard and change resistance augments on the armor.
Medal: Mythical Dreadchill Mark - very relevant bonuses, especially to Night’s Chill and Soul Harvest
Movement Augment: Rune of Amatok’s Breath - this just fits the playstyle very well: you Shadow Strike in, use other skills, Amatok’s Breath out, repeat. You could also use the Glyph of the Northern Ram if you haven’t found Amatok’s, but it’s without the Freeze effect.
Ghoul - up to proc only, no need to complete
Spider, Quill, Toad - good bonuses, mainly for affinity. Toad also has ADctH, which is a bonus.
Empty Throne - CC resistances, works well with the build
Kraken - must-have for two-hand builds, bonuses are too good to pass up
Murmur - cold resistance reduction
Rhowan’s Crown - flat Elemental RR
Harvestman’s Scythe and Bard’s Harp - my solution for energy problems with this build
Leviathan - I just like to use this proc in the build, works well with all the procs that the items give
I originally copied RektByProtoss’ devotion path leading up to Leviathan, but the main issue with my build is energy since Shadow Strike and Bone Harvest eats it up very fast.
I’ve tried using only Harvestman’s Scythe but it still wasn’t enough, so I dropped Blizzard and went with Bard’s Harp. I could also drop Leviathan altogether, but I want to use the proc since none of my characters have used it yet.
You can definitely use other devotions if you like.
To be honest, I really didn’t expect this meme build to perform at all outside of the Main Campaign. But to my surprise, it does a decent job in other places. The highest crit I’ve seen so far is 400k+ with Shadow Strike.
Who wore it better? I thought I was going to have problems with Morgoneth, but this can facetank him even without using Mark of Torment.
Lokarr takes around 1-2 minutes. Do not facetank him with this ; just Shadow Strike in, other skills, Amatok out.
The biggest surprise to me is it can actually clear SR 65-66 without dying. Don’t tank all bosses, of course.
Other Celestials/Superbosses: well, there’s other builds out there.
Crucible: I don’t really run Crucible, but it could work with a better setup.
Soulrend + Armor of the Eternal Night is the core of the build, and you can definitely change other items and devotions to improve performance. My only goal was to use all Morgoneth items together with Alkamos’ scythe as a theme/meme build, and it turned out good for me.