WANNA BE A MASTER OF BONK?
I mentioned this build back in my earlier build post as the only other Physical Blademaster I made work. This build was actually better during the earlier days of the test patch but then Voldrak mace got nerfed to not break DK when warborn got Necro support. I had to do some adjustments and here we are again
With Pneumatic Burst and Deadly Momentum. Yes, I specifically went for the exact 4,000 OA. Nothing more, nothing less.
How on earth did physical blademaster become viable?
It’s cadence. Two handed cadence. Physical. On a blademaster. That’s like one of the simplest builds in the whole of GD.
But seriously there’s a reason why BM became a viable choice for cadence following the phys reworks. Physical is one of the, if not the strongest damage type in the game right now. That doesn’t mean it automatically works for every soldier or oathkeeper though. Nightblade provides a lot of cunning (which in turn means %phys), OA, attack speed, racial for humans (very important cause maiden is resistant to phys), a very good proccer, dodge, movement - basically everything a cadence build wants bar RR which is fine because of the new changes making enemy armor lesser than before and the fact that with this setup you get 21/12 Break Morale.
It doesn’t mean this is better than Witchblade, DK or Warlord but it’s close.
Voldrak Mace - BiS weapon for 2h cadence. Covers your AoE and damage. If farming legit, prioritize Barbaric prefix with a decent suffix but use whatever you get best
2 pieces of Warborn instead of 3 - More Cadence points and phys res and armor on the maiden shoulder- attack speed on the 3pc bonus isn’t really needed unless you get horrible rolls on your mace (I don’t) and the cunning you can get on the affix offsets the damage loss on the 3 pc bonus. Don’t hesitate to use warborn shoulders if you don’t have a better maiden shoulder tho. The other warborn pieces are self-explanatory.
Gloves - is just as mandatory as Voldrak.
Pants, Medal, Rings - Capping important skills. Prioritize one Oleron’s Wrath affix on jewelry.
Amulet - Mogara over Kaisan for flat damage. +1 Nightblade doesn’t do much considering how little investment the build has on NB side.
Belt - Good MI is best for stats but Oleron belt is okay too.
Relic - Default relic for phys builds that didn’t test anything else
4:30 run - channeling my inner banana:
A more average run at 4:53
I average around 5:00 for my runs, nothing too strong but not weak either.
No SR for now. I forgot to play it but I’m sure this will do SR80 fine. Looks like every build made exclusively for fast cruci runs can do it fine as well.
Shoutout to @banana_peel for some piloting tips back when I started testing this during the public test and cause I stole a lot of his ideas when I reworked this build recently.