Nobody wants to play with me :’(
Hello everyone, this is a showcase for one of the first (my 2nd i think) character in GD. For all the years, it suprised me that i almost never see anyone playing Blood Knight set, at least as a 2Handed Bone Harvester. So here is mine… I won’t keep this long, ill just mention my thoughts on this character and why it is probably the most fun i’ve ever had.
Build utilizes Blood Knight set + Ghol’s Reach gloves for powerful and low cooldown Bone Harvests. Between cooldowns, you have the medal skill: Reaping Arc that deals quite decent damage. Few updates ago, this skill has it’s cooldown removed and since then its basically your basic attack now which also saved me several skill points back then (I was using this before that patch too)
The Pants; Reaper’s Legguards and blue ring; Band of Wandering Souls are good choices to keep Soul Harvest hardcapped at 22 points. Remember that the last couple points of Soul Harvest are much stronger then usual so it is a good idea to use these 2 to keep it hardcapped.
While the weapon; Korvan Reaping Halberd with its massive 110% WD to Bone Harvest bonus seems the obvious choice here, i was actually using an “Eldritch - Spectral Warmaul- of Decay” for years. There are a couple reasons for this:
First, a good Korvan Reaping Halberd is extremely hard to farm, because it doesn’t drop from heroic monsters that otherwise drop the other colored versions of this weapon. Remember that Heroic monsters are much more likely to drop MI’s with Rare affixes. But with the next patch, Zantai replied to my post and said he will apply these weapon to heroic monster pool so we are good.
Second, Spectral Warmaul actually makes Siphon Souls a very easy to apply, 8 second lasting (instead of 3) -12% RR skill that has a big AoE too. Since BH is not my only damage i thought i would just keep this item. Note that this setup requires you to equip Prime Ring of Morgoneth to keep Bone Harvest hardcapped so there is a downside for that. In my calculations, even with the loss of -12% RR, Bone Harvest still has about 23% more Sheet damage and it is better especially for instant thrash wave killing.
Some PROS / CONS
- Very fun and easy to play, can kite if necessary
- Theme wise feels great, feels like a true Death Knight (subjective)
- I saw 660k+ BH Crits in campaign, and 1million+ in SR
- Big hits can hurt, despite having massive lifesteal. Pay attention in high content
- With Hungering Void, you can’t make use of your Constituion much
Thanks for reading. Happy hunting.
- Replaced War Cry with Ill Omen (i still hate Ill Omen though) to gain full damage reduction uptime and more spare points. Maxed out Counter Strike.