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 188.8.131.52) - 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.
Mortar Trap Elementalist crucible 4:14 - YouTube
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+