[] Beginner's Apex Death Knight

Don’t. Just … don’t.


I think nery has guide for lightning ranged builds to beginners. I read some guides a few days a go.

Ok i will find it. Thank you :slight_smile:

can i know why we need to replace one of the ring with Mythical Ring of the Black Matriarch?

Because extra 10% resistance reduction is that precious of a stat.

i see…thanks for the information, i am still farming cronly ring at the moment, but get the black matriach first, so nw try my luck to get a cronly ring with “Dradlord” i like the damage convert to health hahaha

Good day

I was wondering if I can take Skeletons and bind Assins blade roc to it ? I then wouldnt use Ravenous earth or Bone Harvest, which means I have 2 less buttons to press.

Just curious if it will work, I am going to try it out, but some Expert advice will be appreciated.


Skeletons will just die and thus you need to resummon them

reason why they die is because you will not focus on pet stats like resistances and health. Also they are weak even when you make them as strong as possible. And further more, assassin is on crit, you need to give pets Offensive ability too… :stuck_out_tongue:

bone harvest is must to use, because of the flat vitality damage buff you get, that is converted to physical on blade arc skill using that weapon

Thank you for the fast reply - that makes sense…no use if my skellies are dead all the time.

Can I try to focus then just on one of the skills, either Bone Harvest or Ravenous earth ?


can i ask smt? first, this is my first time at Grim dawn … im trying to follow your Levelling. in that(1-20), how can you get point to ‘eel’ at devotion without first blue marble?(idk name of that in englsh sry)?
btw thanks for your kind building post. its good to understand for me who even non-english cultural person.

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devotions can sustain themselves, so when eel is complete you get 5 blue points and you can remove blue point in the starting wheel :slight_smile:

Hey, I’m a complete noob :smiley:

I started 3 characters and found this one to be the most fun for learning the game. I’m currently Lv60 but having much trouble on repeating the vanilla campaign on Ultimate :confused:. I die fairly often and I’m not too sure why… I uploaded my current build to GT. If someone could give me a few tips on what to change that’d be much appreciated! :slight_smile:

GT: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/1NXLaWLN

First thing I saw was your Aether and Chaos resistances are too low.

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Basically what Ulvar said…you get 1 blue “marble”, then get Eel, then remove the blue “marble”.
Check out the Devotions section of the guide for details.

266 armor on chest (normally something around 600-800 by 60), 270 armor on helmet (normally around 500 by 60)
76% armor absorption (normally > 90% after level 15 since Scaled Hide and later Ancient Armor is a thing).
Low aether and chaos resistance (somewhat overrated, but if it’s Ultimate then at least 40-50%)


Thank you very much!
I didn’t think about armor values at all oops…

Ah now i understand thankyou

Can u please tell what factions you choose in this character or it doesnt matter whatever we choose?

the onyl factions to choose are kymon or deathsvigil and be friendly with outcast and barrowholm. the 2 latters theres no benefit to not be friendly, and you are a necromancer, so you can’t choose kymons chosen, you’ll be a deaths vigil

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Faction choices do not matter much for this build.

Sorry if this is a stupid and ignorant question, but I’ve followed this guide to the letter because I am afraid to mess up and hit a wall, so do I need to wait until I can equip kriegs and have everything else in order before I switch to blade arc, or is that best so to speak? Currently I am level 91 working my way into tomb of the heretic on elite to get the hallberd