Hi everyone, I want to try new Goredrinker set’s pierce cadence part with a tactician. I used 2H to see how it perform first then I’ll re-spec it to DW and will share it in future. Maybe I did something wrong or couldn’t optimize the build but it has a weird damage output that I disliked; so didn’t pushed for it’s limits.
Images withing the game with perma buffs+ WoR+ Deadly Momentum+ Deadly Aim
Short Explanation about Gears/Skills/Devotions
- Why didn’t you use War Cry?
I did at first, it is only useful among crowds and does nothing in boss rooms except pulling near bosses aswell. HoG atleast provides AoE damage and lifesteal with it, has shorter cooldown and smoother cast animation.
- Which MI affixes are important, which are not?
Pants; the main goal is to increase OA/damage. ‘‘Menacing’’ is a good prefix and overcaps your bleeding/chaos resistance but suffix is not important, though I suggest you get affixes with Cunning bonus.
Same deal with belt, ‘‘Aggressive’’ prefix is okay, ‘‘of Shadows’’ is totally unnecessary, I took it since it provides pierce damage, anything with OA bonus is okay.
Medal; ‘‘Stonefaced’’ is not crucial, it caps your stun resist and provides armor but ‘‘of Boar’’ is very useful, you invest less points into physique and spirit.
- Why not focusing on Bleeding Devotions more?
I wanted to see how pierce Cadence works outside Blademaster but as far as I experienced, I don’t suggest you to make a Bleeding Cadence Tactician. Sustain is inconsistent with my pierce setup, with more DoT damage, it may become a walking corpse.
SR 85 Image with kinda bad mutators
I did some 85+ runs but didn’t enjoy it. After some point the damage is insufficient thus build lacks sustain and becomes squishy. But at farming range everything is consistent and you don’t even die.
Tried Ravager 2 times but died at last %20-25 health. It’s possible beceause I’m really bad at controlling Seals after kiting but not an easy combat since even with OA pharma, you hardly crit hit.
Didn’t tried Mogdy since I lost motivation after some point but it’s possible I guess with enough lightning resistance overcap.
PS: I asked from devs to have a 2H MI Sword that supports AA skills and Pierce damage for Tacticians, Vindicatiors etc. Instead they added %10 AS to field of command. Which as you can see it’s not enough.
Build has bad sustain because of two reason; the major reason is low attack speed, the second is 2x basic attacks before Cadence. Since we can’t alter the second one, to be able to make an 2H Pierce Cadence, we need a weapon with attack speed, preferable an AoE proc embed on.
Thanks for reading, any comment is welcome.