This is a tanky melee Paladin, built to facetank superbosses and push high SR.
With all buffs
With the introduction of patch 220.127.116.11 and the update of physical conversion / armor interaction, I thought this build was going to suffer. However, there were many buffs to compensate this loss of hidden power, including tons of OA on Octavius and 100% conversion on gloves. I reworked the whole build it is stronger than ever!
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Older versions of the build
Patch 18.104.22.168 Grimtools: Paladin, Level 100 (GD 22.214.171.124) - Grim Dawn Build Calculator
Patch 126.96.36.199 Grimtools: Paladin, Level 100 (GD 188.8.131.52) - Grim Dawn Build Calculator
First version Grimtools: Paladin, Level 100 (GD 184.108.40.206) - Grim Dawn Build Calculator
Achievements (220.127.116.11 videos)
Callagadra easy facetank
Ravager of Souls easier if you don’t pick the fumble one
Sloppy Crate kill. Not the most efficient Crate killer but it works, even with a lot of mistakes
No video of Mogdrogen but it was a piece of cake I swear
Sr 75-76 is safe and relatively quick. Up to SR 90-ish, you don’t need to use potions and should be relatively safe, as long as you don’t try to bite more than you can chew.
SR 100 is dangerous and you have to fish for good mutators. Took me a few attempts to record a deathless run, ngl.
Full SR 75-76 run
Full SR 90 run
Full SR 100 run
This guy is not built for Crucible, so it’s rather slow. I redid 150-170 with buffs in 7:37 ish. No buffs is possible too but zzz.
CRATE kill: [18.104.22.168] Siegebreaker Paladin vs Crate of Entertainment - YouTube
Ravager kill: Siegebreaker Paladin vs Ravager of Souls 22.214.171.124 - YouTube Don’t be an idiot like me and choose another Ravager to avoid annoying fumble pools
Callagadra kill: Siegebreaker Paladin vs Callagadra 126.96.36.199 - YouTube
Crucible 161-170 Gladiator in 5:18: Siegebreaker Paladin vs Crucible 188.8.131.52 - YouTube
Crucible 161-170 Gladiator extra spawns, no buff/banner: Siegebreaker Paladin vs Crucible 161-170 extra spawns, no buff/banner - YouTube *Third attempt, with lots of mistakes.
184.108.40.206 Shattered Realm 80 Boss Room: Siegebreaker Paladin vs SR 80 Boss Room [220.127.116.11] - YouTube
18.104.22.168 SR85 Boss Room: [22.214.171.124] Siegebreaker Paladin SR85 Boss Room - YouTube
126.96.36.199 SR90 Boss Room: [188.8.131.52 ]Siegebreaker Paladin SR90 Boss Room - YouTube
184.108.40.206 SR95 Boss Room: [220.127.116.11] Siegebreaker Paladin SR 95 Boss Room - YouTube
Shield: Siegebreaker is build defining, no other option there.
Gloves: No other option but to use Grasp of the Unchained Might here.
Weapon: With the buff to the gloves, Earthsplitter is no longer necessary to reach 100% conversion. I farmed ancient grove vendor for 8 hours to get this weapon, but any Bargoll Root with attack speed will do.
3 piece Octavius is the best option in my opinion, with its conversion and impressive defensive stats. Avenger is also possible, but more squishy and lacks conversion. Gaze of Empyrion helm is also an option.
Amulet: Storm Box conduit is very good. Azrakaa’s Sands is safer but less damage, but since I don’t use Horn of Gandarr it loses some of it appeal.
Rings: 1 Black Matriarch and 1 Gargabol (with attack speed). Combustion Band is also an option now, but it’s much harder to get 24/16 RF with it. Use Steelbloom augment over Hammerfall now
Medal: Mark of Kalastor gives every stat we want. Can be replaced by a gg Wendigo Glare.
Belt: Avenger is great even though we can’t use the granted skill. Cord of Deception is a decent replacement if you need to fix DA.
Boots: I like Final March here. Can be replaced by Earthshatter Treads (but those lack slow resist) or Boneshatter Treads (but those lack useful resistances and DA).
What we want here is Light of Empyrion for the damage reduction debuff. No reason not to use use Bear now, which procs like mad with Storm Box. Rest is standard tanky physical stuff.
Skill points distribution
With Steelbloom Powder and additional OA on Octavius, Judgment is no longer necessary to get Assassin’s Mark on superbosses. Max Ascension if you want, but I prefer the racial damage on Steel Resolve and the temporary OA buff on Clarity of Purpose.
Big thanks to @Ulvar1 for his much needed help with the build!