This is the first one out of my two last builds. This Oppressor is pound-for-pound one of the strongest builds currently and there is not much to add here, build is an absolute machine. I was inspired to make this build by Vitality EoR Sentinel made by @Torzini: I noticed great potential in Vitality EoR, however to fully realize that potential I thought it needed a stronger class, and what better class to choose for everything Vitality other than Oppressor.
Also credit to @Valinov for being probably the first one who put together Blood Knight set and EoR long before Death’s Reach
was cool got buffed.
<<<< GRIMTOOLS (actual) >>>>*
*Craft for slow resistance
**For gear and gear alternatives explanation check Gear section below
***For the Ravager fight use 3x Coven’s Wraith Scream jewelry augments.
The stats on this one look poor. Will it work well outside of buffed Crucible?
Yes, it can clear SR as high as Shard 90 (maybe higher if you fish for mutators and bosses), absolutely wrecks SR 75-76 and facetanks Ravager.
So if you say it’s the strongest Vitality EoR build, why @Torzini’s Sentinel shows faster Ravager kill time?
Ravager, unlike all other farmable content, has unusually high DA and Vitality resistance (131%). So extra OA and RR and that Sentinel has scales really well against him while against everything else (except Celestials) Oppressor is much better
But why is Oppressor better than Sentinel or Ritualist? Death’s Reach got dual support for those two classes but not for Oppressor.
Oppressor got the strongest itemization with the Blood Knight set and Namadea’s Eye medal. And Necromancer’s skill set synergizes the best with Vitality EoR: the only EoR interruption being Bone Harvest which deals decent damage itself while offering great damage buff to EoR, passive RR, extra speed and leech from passive, big hp boost and a circuit breaker. Plus we get a decent Bleeding damage support synergy from BK set
All gear pieces are best in slot here. Build relies quite a bit on green affixes to fully shine so assembling it won’t be cheap. Look for max %cdr rolls on the weapon. I’ve tried focusing on getting maximum cc-resists when gearing it because it’s a channeling build so interruptions from cc-effects is our main enemy. Eternal Band ring was taken for its Soulfire points, speed, great resists, and a very useful disruption resist (flat RR and %RR on it scales poorly with EoR’s low %weapon damage so it’s almost useless). I didn’t take Greaves of Ill Omen
because they are still bloody awful because of their Confuse proc and lack of physical resistance.
Skill distribution is pretty standard here.
When it comes to devotions on Vitality builds my philosophy is always Scales over Revenant. Especially with 2handed bases and all that %cdr (plus it’s more ergonomic in terms of QoL since we don’t use any extra buttons just to proc stuff).
For leveling check beginner guides, this is an endgame build
Build facetanks everything in buffed Crucible. Mark of Torment or Bloodthirster are not really needed, but you can use it just in case on waves 169 and 170.
In Shattered Realm
Build is an extremely fast and safe SR 75-76 farmer. Its mobility and speed are really a sight to behold.
Ravager is easy with pharma. Use pharma and smartly cycle through your circuit breakers. Don’t forget to change jewelry augments for him. Mogdrogen is easy with proper Lightning resistance overcap and both Crate and Callagadra are quite hard but doable and might require a lot of focus and quite a few tries.
Just watch the videos to learn how to play the build.
All screenshots are taken with all temporary buffs
Stay tuned for my next build guide that will also include all the builds that I didn’t post on this forum.