>< Rituals of an overly attached Polar Bear. Bloodrager Ritualist. SR 90, Ravager, Mogdrogen


Hi everyone, I leveled a Ritualist to make a vitality melee build but wanted to try a more memy idea and it turned out very good, probabşy even better than vitality theorycraft :smiley: I know some of you liked the illusion with bloodfrenzy weapon effect, here a front image without effects.

This will be a short thread, I won’t explain skill/devotion/gear choices deeply.
Images from the game with Savagery+Soul Harvest+Bloodrage+Wendigo Totem+Ulzaad buffs.

Helmet crafted with stun, medal crafted with armor bonus.


SR 90 image with +%15 Physical Resist mutator(Armored)

Ravager of Flesh Kill:

You only need OA pharma to proc AM better, keep Aether Clusters for emergency but I didn’t even need it. Used one Courageous Ointment at the start of the second phase. Ofc you can’t full time facetank it, you need to kite time to time to reuse MoT in second phase.

Mogdrogen Kill

The OA pharmas are same with Ravager use, I killed Ravager, come for Mogdy and killed him without the need of reusing pharmas. You need Stormshroud Ointment for extra lightning resistance ofc. It’s a full facetank combat.

Did try Calla, second phase is really hard. You need to kite a very long time to kill her so need steel nerves for that which I don’t have.

The biggest problem of the build is very low Cast Speed, so PITA to cast BH, Omen, Tide etc. OA/DA was really hard to balance but I had to choose OA to proc Assassin’s Mark and Bloodrage. If she had more DA I could push further but after 88 boss rooms also got really harder. AS is very low without Bloodrage and Bloodfrenzy procs. Kited a lot to kill Grava in 90 but armored mutator also slows things ofc.

Build has some bleeding damage so I thought giving some points into Devouring Swarm but skill rotation already too much for a low cast speeded physical AA build. I didn’t take SS for the same reason, instead I invested extra points into WPS.

Thanks for reading, any comment is welcome :slight_smile:


Wait, Ravager have second phase? Idk he did from all that face tanking. Jk. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Nice build/accomplishments and refreshing to see physical build (mostly) without either OK or Soldier masteries.


Thanks, yeah it’s kinda mixed DK/Warder concept. My first idea was to use Gutsmasher then thought Leviathan would be much better in both offensive and defensive way.

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nice creative build!

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I just made this to try out, kind of expecting it to be a lesser version of some other auto-attacker melee builds, and damn was I wrong. This build feels really solid and outperforms a lot of similar builds in the cadence/savagery/RF/bero family. Congrats on making a dude with 1000 hrs of testing hundreds of builds feel like there is some ground left to cover in this game. Bigly respect, mate.

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Thanks a lot. I wouldn’t say it outperform all but it’s a good one. Probably performs similar as Leviathan+Warborn DK and Avenger Warder; there maybe better BA builds etc but really can’t comment such thing since piloting is also important and it all depends on the situations.

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Yeah, I’m just saying that I have tested many in deep SR and in Crucible. I can def say that this build feels a lot more sturdy than most of those options and still shreds as fast. I’m not saying it’s flat out better than all of them, but that comparatively, if a player is looking to make this type of build, that it feels better than a good 90% of similar options. I personally love mad_lee’s builds and used his cadence WL as a template for one of my legit HC playthroughs, and this build brings me that same joy, but feels tankier, so it’s a great option. GG

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Hey. Very solid build. What improvements are possible?

Thanks, not much. Maybe leave Feral Hunger as one pointer and invest extra 8 points into Blood Pact or even Wendigo Totem to push higher shards.