So I was playing the Grim Dawn Community Season 1 and needed a build that can facetank the superbosses Ravager and Callagadra and that is also cheap and quick to put together without too much farming. I basically ended up doing a budget variant of another retaliation witchblade I saw on the forums here some time ago, but I can’t seem to find it anymore in the build compendium. The build was either by @grey-maybe , @mad_lee or @AlkamosHater iirc. Anyway I made the build more budget and HC friendly and also tested it recently on patch 18.104.22.168 again. Season 1 was a softcore league, which is why this is a softcore character, but it still has 0 deaths as you also can see in the video, so it’s perfectly HC viable.
^ingame stats with all permant buffs up including Blood of Dreeg, without temporary buffs. DPS shown is shield slam, so ignore that, highest crit 410k.
Highlight video from patch 22.214.171.124, including Ravager and Callagadra kills:
SR 65-66 126.96.36.199
1-170 first run 150-170 in 9 min 33 sec patch 188.8.131.52
Feedback & Final Words
Not the quickest char for any content at all, but it does what it’s supposed to do. Facetank Ravager and Callagadra with rather low gear investment compared to other retal builds.
As always any kind of feedback is apprechiated!
Feel free to check out my other builds in my HC build collection!