The reason behind this build is to create a two handed melee aether Apostate using the Bonemonger set and the Scion of the Screaming Veil. As a main damage skill I use Bone Harvest with cooldown reduction from Ghol’s gloves. When not using BH you just autoattack or use other skills - Will of the Fallen Kings (Vire like skill from rune), Siphon Souls and Ravenous Earth. These skills have all nice AoE and their cooldowns are OK for rotating them all the time. Use Bone Harvest on left mouse as an autoattack basically. For life sustain the build has nice lifesteal, Scales and Siphon Souls. The build fully converts vitality damage to aether using the Scion and Bonemonger set. It has great aether RR of up to -150 %. It can do SR 80 easily.
Build uses two monster infrequent items - Lunal’Valgoth’s Waistguard and Basilisk Crest. You want affixes for OA and aether damage. I have chosen the best so that they are not double rare. Crafting bonus on helm is to slow resistance.
Stats of the build
high base weapon damage
OK critical damage 30 %
OK OA - around 3000 OA (around 3450 with Deadly Aim)
nice aether resistance reduction from Spectral Wrath, Arcane Bomb, Word of Pain, Siphon Souls, Inquisitor Seal and Ravenous Earth (Scales) - up to -150 %
damage from devotions - Spear of the Heavens, Arcane Bomb, Scales
good life over 14000 HP
OK DA - around 2900 DA
up to 209 OA reduction to enemies from Siphon Souls and Arcane Bomb
nice lifesteal 27 %
lifesteal from Siphon Souls
healing from Scales
flat damage absorption from Inquisitor Seal
% damage reduction to enemies from Ravenous Earth
OK CC resistances with crafting bonuses
reasonable overcap of resistances
lower armor - above 1800
good physical resistance 30 %
healing on demand from Word of Renewal
Mark of Torment
image from the game with passive buffs + Word of Renewal
image from the game with passive buffs + Word of Renewal, Soul Harvest, Inquisitor Seal and Deadly Aim
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.
This build can do SR 80 easily. No nemesis is a problem. But fight Gargabol and Mad Queen only with Mark of Torment up.
I don’t play Crucible so I don’t have a time number for it.