I saw someone asked instructions in a very old DW Aether Melee build thread and I thought I guess I should update my build. I changed a lot of things except SR set, which is still the best option and without it you barely have 10k health and proper defenses. I removed the old link aswell, rewritten the whole thread so it’s like a new build but also an update
Btw this girl taken by the fashion, not the aetherials
Images within the game with perma buffs
I would like to say it’s ‘‘No Greens’’ but unfortunately you need one impervious prefix with both Pierce and Acid resistance and the best option is belt so I used 2x Dreadfire to get %100 Fire>Aether conversion and it resulted very well.
I didn’t go for Spear this time it’s literally has no proper use for Aether builds, especially for melee ones except the high OA from the route and I didn’t really needed that much OA in this one. So as you can see I take an interesting devotion route; focused on defensive constellations; nothing much to explain. Scales and Alladrah is the main protectors of the build. Rattosh is for extra lifesteal and has good %Aether bonus; Oklaine and Staff of Rattosh are the best options left after that.
There is nothing much to explain in gears; you need 2x Dreadfire and 2x Duality to get Chaos/Fire %100 conversion to Aether so you both convert Burning Voids and FS line. SR set is for tankiness, 2x Krieg pieces for damage and stats; pants is BiS for high OA and Reckless Power Bonus. Agrivix Malice is also must use. Direwolf crest is for racial damage.
Where does the damage come from? Good RR, not bad %Aether Damage, almost fully converted FS line(I wish I could convert lightning>aether too) and very good Racial Damage to Aetherials, Chthonics, Undeads and Beasts.
Points spent in BWC lines is worth every single point, you gain extra RR, Damage Reduction, AoE OA shred from it and it also almost fully converted into aether damage(Not burn damage unfortunately)
SR 75-76 with Aetherwarped mutator and Reaper in the room(extra aether resistance)
Build can farm 75-76 very consistently, almost like a breeze.
SR 85 with Aetherwarped mutator
After 84 things get tricky, you start to get one-shotted from Iron Maiden, Benn etc so I think 85 is the limit of the build. But you can do more with Groundhog Day style
Thanks for reading, any comment is welcome.