Octavius Warlord was the ‘‘King’’ in early FG era. Then was nerfed pretty hard and was meh. Meanwhile Tacitcian and Paladin were on rise. Time to Octavius Warlord to shine again.
I’ve tried before of making and failed. To me going for many casts is hindered by awful cast speed and if you go to more offensive version, you lose your tankiness, without getting much in return. So my solution is to make it simple, only few active skills instead of full piano and to create real defensive juggernaut.
- pic with permanent buffs, Ascension and Overguard
- damage breakdown for Forcewave
GRIM TOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/xZyQzznZ
Key items are full Octavius set, Gladiator belt for vitality to physical conversion, Gloves and perhaps The Pummeler weapon, which boosts both offensive skills - FW and Aegis.
Relic is Serenity, +1 both classes and defensive proc.
Amulet is defensive version of Kaisan Eye, WL is skill point hungry mastery. Another good option is Spellscourge set amulet.
Medal is Bear King with FW skill modifier and some cast speed, also solid amount of DA.
Windshear boots are selected over armor boosting ones. I like higher % physical resistance and also proc with chance to avoid projectiles is useful.
Pants are Barbaros. Also cool are Arcane Harmony.
Rings, decided to use Black Mariarch+Sethris instead of Juggernaut rings set.
Crafts are 1x items with slow and 1x with Armor or Physique.
- Scales for flat RR and some defense is decent here, also Targo, which is on block devotion and Obelisk of Menhir, which have almost 100% uptime with big CDR boost by the set. Also was able to fit LIght of Empyrion, Rhowan’s Scepter and Shieldmaiden.
- Forcewave and Aegis are both on low CD and only other active skills are for movement - Vire’s Might and Violent Delights. Ascension and Overguards are buffs, which are up ~2/3 of the time. Finding enough points is hard, have to cut some essential skills down. Also took Oleron for exclusive skill over Divine Mandate, usually Oleron is better for Warlords.
In Crucible build is unstoppable in buffs/bannered runs doing around 6-6:05 on average sitting in the middle. Only minor problem is Kaisan. Naked runs are slightly more difficult due to damage not being big enough to deal with dangerous foes quickly but I’ve completed few runs with times slightly over 8 minute. Video from Crucible run of 5:43!
In SR did few runs in big shards, 75-80 should be facetank all enemies without giving a damn. In higher shards you need to pick enemies more carefully but up to SR 90 you’re still a tank, after that (if you survive) a kiter. Video from SR 90 full shard, no deaths, also no consumables being used!
And Ravager of Minds video. That thing hits pretty hard, had to do little bit of kiting. With consumables or Flesh version might be easier. Time isn’t impressive though.