Mortar is skill present in few high-end builds in GD but up until recent build by @Ulvar1 Big One has been neglected and treated as damage loss. It was improved recently, still isn’t convincing enough but wanted to try it out. In theory should boost single target damage and AoE is always present on fire casters. Also wanted to mix things a bit, adding Canister Bomb skill with 3 pieces of Ulzuin set, including the medal and it’s mods to Blast Shield. Maybe will try Pyran next but this one is different animal…
- permanent buffs only, damage listed is for Stormfire
GRIM TOOLS https://www.grimtools.com/calc/eZP16vPN
Most of the items are pretty crucial to the build, including 3 pcs of Ulzuin set, Infernal Truths mask, Warpfire, Aldanar off-hand+Eternity relic for resetting cooldowns and also ring with +2 Mortar (there’s low level faction one as replacement Chosen Flame Seal also gloves and medal for Mortars mods, basically whole gear is crucial for the success.
Magi+Torch is the usual duo for offense, here I’ve added Aetherfire on Canister for AoE clearing. Also Giant’s Blood/Chariot/Ghoul for defense and Elemental Storm for high value flat RR. Not sure if I should swap BwC and Mines bindings.
So how this build survives? It’s abusing high CDR from gear and Star Pact, alongside with reset from relic/off-hand to ensure constant triggering of defensive mechanics - Blast Shield is also shining here. Healing Devotions are also very suitable, I’ve tried Scales and Bat but this configuration is more stable (surprise). And use that Mirror with good timing. For SR/naked Crucible I suggest taking few points(2 oe 4) from Star Pact and few from Overload and put them in Mirror for better uptime or maybe Vindictive Flames.
SR, build is comfortable for 75/76 farming, I’ve pushed it to 87, video from 85 full shard, no pharma, one death (my mistake)
In Crucible build melts everything, although Maiden, Grava and sometimes Kaisan takes little more time. Success rate is 100% or at least close. Times are around 4:55 on average (monster resistant to elemental hurts a lot) with my fastest run of 4:39!
Also interesting challenge complete - Naked Crucible runs with spawns. I haven’t used any consumables here either. It’s a bit tougher and requires some e-sports level of piloting but wanted to show @Dmt @Maya and now @AlkamosHater that they’re not the only people that can do it. Time could be faster but for first run isn’t that bad - 7:05!