With the recent buffs to the Ugdenbog Venomlauchers and Gulgazor’s Heart, I decided to have a shot (hue hue!) at ranged acid Inquisitor. I decided to go Deceiver to try and exploit the Venomlaunchers as much as possible.
With all buffs active
The build: GRIMTOOLS
First of all, I’m using Gulgazor’s Heart since this is a build defining item; I got a lucky roll with +3 to Horn of Gandarr. Double Venomlaunchers add almost full conversion to cold and lightning to acid as well as a strong modifier to deadly aim and decent regeneration. Double Widow’s Sting achieves 100% pierce to acid conversion. Since we’re going Occultist and using a Seal of the Void, chest and shoulder add up to 60% chaos to acid conversion. Belt is a no brainer. Grava Thul’s pants are essential for +3 to Vulnerability since Inquisitor doesn’t have acid rr. Ilgor’s medal improves the effectiveness of Chilling Rounds.
Not much to say here apart from the fact that I went full abomination for the (partly converted) flat chaos damage and health regen, the build can reach 3.5k hp regen per second with all buffs active.
Why not Possession?
Requires heavy investment in Occultist tree, unable to reach 100% chaos to acid conversion, lacks OA; we’re banking on (improved) Deadly Aim for damage bursts.
Why not Morguul’s Mortality for more rr?
While the +1 Occultist skills and proc would be very good here, the conversion on that gun don’t make sense and screws up Chilling Rounds’ damage. It also lacks OA. Dummy kills were about 2 seconds faster with double venomlauncher so that was enough to convince me.
Performed better than I expected although DA is a bit low for my taste and limits the build capability to push SR. Damage potential is definitely there: