I wanted to try out Mortars and ended up going lightning with shaman as support.
Build turned out better than I expected and I had fun playing it
Playstyle is very active. Always keeping mortars and totems up and placing mines in good positions. It can be quite challenging to play, needs awareness of defensive CDs and good kiting sometimes.
But to me its very fun and feels rewarding to play, especially in crucible.
Elementalist, Level 100 (GD 126.96.36.199) - Grim Dawn Build Calculator
It’s not tested but I think it looks decent!
Greens are for resists with some overcap, phys res > DA, OA > % DMG.
Can’t necessarily recommened this build for a first character. However if someone wants to play it, leveling with Storm Totems and Wind Devils is always a good option.
Mogdrogen was no issue. Be careful when both Blast Shield and Giant’s Blood are on CD.
Might give crate boss some tries but I don’t expect mortars to do too good in that fight.
Not going to bother with Ravager and Callagadra because that would require 100% cheese.
SR75 felt comfortable but SR85 was very challenging. Melee hitters get very troublesome at 80+ SR 85
Yea i saw your build and i found it funny how similar our health regen ideas was
In my early versions i was trying to rely on full health regen and circuit breakers but i didnt manage to get the build stable enough in crucible. So i added bat and kept the regen.
Your build definitely looks like it can climb some pretty high SR!
Yes, ranged Elementalist looks way inferior to Purifier and Vindicator.
To me Elementalist is at least an option for melee character - Ultos, DW Primal Strike or 2x Stormhearts are all possible. For instance melee build with SR set is pretty tanky, which leaves you as downside only the bad ways to reduce RR. And also explains why Cyclone is so good for this class - it boost/focuses exactly on Devils and Mines.
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I love the idea of Mortar Trap builds, and still have yet to play one! Most recently talked to @Ulvar1 about this. Thank you for sharing! One of these days Ill finally play with mortar trap build, and will definitely be studying these builds when I do.
Definitely agree that cyclone set is kinda carrying Elementalist. It gives much needed phys res and OA and boosts two core abilities. Outside of cyclone it feels weird to warrant elementalist over other class combinations. Your LD elementalists looks interesting though. Ive never tried out stun jacks, hows their performance?
Neither did I, but from what I know the point blank DPS is among the highest in the game, and with Ulzuin’s Chosen it’s one of the highest bursts too if you’re lucky.
Problem is you have to position your self if you want to actually deliver that damage. You’ll also have to survive being point blank to enemies. Good for world recors dummy kill times, questionable for actual gameplay.