Hello, I was thinking about doing some beginner guide but because I have no idea about best leveling methods this guide is going to be semi-beginner - build is target farmable (and many items drop on the road so not farming a lot of locations is needed), easy to gear, very strong and good for start. It’s like Dark one casters or Krieg meeles, maybe even easier to gear.
All you need to do before farming certain locations:
Take Spellbinder class into 94 level, example leveling step-by-step guide made by Stupid_Dragon: [Caster] Beginner's Nephrite Spellbinder
Or do it yourself in the way you like.
You can’t ally with Outcast! Core item drops from Anasteria so she has to be killed on quest from Black Legion on Ultimate or another character is needed. It’s most important thing, otherwise new character is needed only for farming her.
Instruction about farming in next section.
Final build: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/RZRPA9x2
Build without harder components, two rings + relic (still viable): https://www.grimtools.com/calc/YZe5YRkZ -> however Eternity blueprint and components blueprints should drop during farming for core items (it’s priority in drops as I remember).
Cooldown combo: MoT-> Mirror-> Aeon reset with CT-> MoT-> Mirror-> cooldowns off, be careful and wait for MoT-> Mirror-> reset with CT, repeating everything. It’s really easy after some practice. Just try to facetank on defensive tools up, watch out when they are down. Watch my videos to see how I am doing it.
- Green point
- Delete green point
- Yellow point
- Delete yellow point
- Solemn Watcher
- Red point
- Aeon’s Hourglass
- Spear of the Heavens
- Scales of Ulcama
How to farm gear pieces
- Outcast’s Secret helmet + Anasteria’s Legguards - before it starts to drop you need to get Nemesis level with Outcasts.
Helmet choice is obvious, pants drop from the same enemy so it’s good choice. Mods you are looking for are aether damage/resistances/OA, DA. A lot of possibilities, it’s just fullfiler. Leggings version viable, choose one with better stats.
- Decree of Aldritch weapon + Chains of Ygraad belt - both items drop from Port Valbury, Overlord Van Aldritch and Watcher Ygraad.
Weapon is one of the cores, before epic version can be used. Belt is for +1 arcanist skills and conversion which provide additional survivality - needed stats are like for pants, damage/OA, DA/resistances, high conversion value is helpful.
- Krieg’s Boots + Terrnox’s Aether Tome offhand - both items from same source, boss Terrnox. Prefered mods on offhand are damage + highest possible CDR (18-19%), additionaly OA or resistances.
Location of both items: https://www.grimtools.com/map/monsters/202
Krieg’s Grip + Krieg’s Shoulderguards - both from Valaxteria https://www.grimtools.com/map/monsters/204
Krieg’s Chestguard - Fleshweaver Krieg boss https://www.grimtools.com/map/monsters/92
Mark of the Shadow Queen medal + Heart of Malmouth amulet - both items are faction, buy blueprints from Cult of Bysmiel and Malmouth Resistance. Another example choices (not on the road and more RNG sadly) are Vanquisher’s Gem amulet (Bastion of Chaos dungeon, very long, chest at the end) or Conduits and Mythical Mark of Anathema medal (random drop).
Rings - Not priority and not required to enjoy build but BiS. Ring of Tawrot is from act5 dungeon (Magi Tawrot), Band of the Ethernal Haunt is craftable from random blueprint (do totems on the road to another items). Use faction blues from link above or Magelord’s set, combine them, use what you have.
Relic - Eternity is absolutely BiS and chance you drop blueprint is very high because Relics got priority from what I remember. Do some totems or use anything with aether damage/Sacred Talisman.
Example farming route:
- Port Valbury.
- Fleshweaver Krieg.
- Magi Tawrot (skip if you want core items faster).
And totems on the road.
Performance of full build
SR 75-76 run with pulling all bosses
If you have any questions feel free to ask, regards.