Beside my conjurer I wanted to try out how a cabalist performs as a pet build. The most time it is an interesting item I find on grimtools that “activates” me and lets me level an Alt (again).
I found on grimtools the Fiendgaze Tome which made me wonder, how well chaos conversed pets can work. And yes they work extremely good.
This char is only a few days old, so I tested it in the shattered realm and against some nemesis and ravager, which all of them were no problem (at all).
Ravager was not amused.
Update 2: with 18.104.22.168 more changes have come to the character. Hands got +3 Hellfire, Pants got +3 Summon Hellhound, rings +2 Summon Hellhound, shoulders +2 Ember Claw and the resistances of the relic were upgraded. I appreciate the mastery point rain and we are now able to hardcap Hellhound and Hellfire, while soft capping Ember Claw and Infernal Breath. Wasting and Call of the Grave are also soft capped now, while Blood of Dreeg and Bonds of Bysmiel line also received a stimulus check. I dropped the new grimtools link below and this is the current setup I am running right now. Feel free to play with the points a bit if you have other preferences.
My goal for every character I have is to safely “speed” farm Shattered Realm 75 without breaking a sweat and I can guarantee this build absolutely melts SR75 right now.
Update: with 22.214.171.124 and the hefty changes to pets I had mixed feelings about my cabalist. But now it feels stronger than before, because the power was moved from the set bonuses to the pets itself, meaning the base stats(damage and health) of the pets are much better now. This and the buffs to the non-set Legendary Set items, it’s awesome.
Edit: SR75 done. Pretty easy to accomplish.
Anyway, here’s the char.
Item decisions were mostly made to push pet related skills. Amulet is optional, but I was so so excited to finally use the yeti as a pet and its damage gets fully converted on top of that. Beside of that it looks very cool and freezes enemies!
Head armor “can” be optional, because we are running setless, but I did not find any alternative that has better bonuses for the pets (and the summoner). If you find a petbased triple rare of the Chosen Visage feel free to use it, because we do some fire damage also.
Edit: Better alternative headgear could be a Spectral Crown.
But have fun farming disgusting combinations like this (that Physical Resistance tho):
We receive our conversions from Solaels Witchblade - “Consecrated Blade”, the Fiendgaze Tome and both rings.
Near 100 % Physical to Chaos conversion
Near 100 % Cold to Chaos conversion
Near 100 % Vitality to Chaos conversion
100 % Aether to Chaos conversion for Reap Spirit
Resistance Reduction? Comes from Main and Off Hand
Why Bloody Pox? I used Curse of Frailty at first but if you want to keep up the shepherds call devotion uptime you have to cast CoF fairly regurarily, which pisses enemies off and draws aggro to you very fast. With Bloody Pox this problem is mitigated and Shepherds Call uptime is maximized (and you get OA Shred from Bloody Pox).