Conduits usually opens up new builds possibilities but usually are not supported further by skill modifiers/bonuses. Doom Bolt advantage is that is single skill node, so it’s easy to max it. Here’s acid version with lot’s of procs and Pox. I don’t think this type of build’s posted but you can check also 2H DB by @Valinov HERE
- pic with permanent buffs + Ascension, damage for Biting Blades
- damage breakdown for Doom Bolt. Since no flat modifiers, damage is fully acid.
GRIM TOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/r2Bm6JzN
No set pieces whatsoever but few items are crucial, conduit with Acid Doom Bolt mod, Covenant of Three helm and Riftwarped gloves.
Also some items that are popular for acid builds, 2x Shuroth rings, Deadly memes belt, Meditation, etc.
To cap DB, I used Ben’s shoulders and Venomancer’s Rainment, these are two items rarely used in builds.
Since I use weapon+off-hand combo, decided to settle on Wretched Tome for conversion, +1 Occultist and Bloody Pox modifiers. Weapon is Plaguebearer for -RR proc and cast speed.
- Unlike Valinov’s build I don’t use DEE for big posion ticks. Instead focus is on Pox and it’s spread acid/poison damage, also Sigil for extra sustain. And Biting Blades as spam skill, despite DB is on low cooldown.
- I like the Guardians proc a lot, especially with partial conversion from chaos to acid. Also Yugol/Abomination combo, Manticore for flat RR, even Scorpion is here. For defense Ghoul and Bat, with vitality damage fully converted to acid. I’ve tried few bindings, not sure about what’s optimal.
I like this build in Crucible and builds with procs are usually fun, cause they tend to clear trash in matter of seconds. Worth saying Alex/Valdaran are mega slow, if you have bad mutators, with monster resistant to acid, Alex’s health bar basically stop moving, even salt in the off-hand doesn’t help. But everything else, pops.
In Crucible I use Ulzuin buff, cause energy is tight, also DA is slightly low, although massive OA shred by Pox. For campaign I would use weapon augments with energy regen. When I am recording there’s huge lag, which makes DB targeting quite the pain. It’s like drunken guy, trying to put in the urinal
My times are around 5:25 on average, video from my fastest run with great mutators of 5:09: