[] Voidforged Disciple - Tanky Chaos Flames of Ignaffar - Shard 95 (or higher)

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**Edit: Grimtools link updated

I’ve started looking into making stable builds for solo deeper SR play. I’ve tested this one at 90 which, while wasn’t fast, was very comfortable at shard 90. At 16:30 in the video, you can see that I move on to fight Moosilauke only to accidentally pull Ekket’zul as well. Face tanking them both DID make my heart race, but the fight was still quite comfortable, with no kiting required.

From building team-based DEEP SR super tanks , I’ve come to learn what is integral for surviving in deep sr.

The “perfect defense” must-haves include:

  • DA: 3600 or above, or 3400+ if other defenses are really good.
  • Flat damage absorption: Around 400 minimum ideally. Up to 2000 for very deep SR.
  • Percentage damage absorption: Minimum 15%, ideally as much as you can get.
  • Reduction to enemy damage: Minimum ~25%, ideally as much as you can get.
  • Physical Resistance: Ideally 80%, minimum ~55% depending on other defenses
  • Fumble and Impaired Aim: 25% or more
  • HP: 20k or above (our deep SR team-based tanks had anywhere from 35-80k HP at different iterations of them)
  • 80% Resistance to life reduction, or ~50% minimum.
  • High resistances and plenty of overcap of course.
  • Great healing, and ideally from multiple types (regen, lifesteal, % health restored etc)
  • CC Resists

This build does not tick all of these boxes, but it ticks a lot of them, and as such, is very sturdy. I was worried that this build’s low HP at 14k was going to be its achilles heal. And I believe, going deeper into SR, it will become a problem. But, all of the rest of the combined defenses help out a lot, so the build remains strong!

One of the things that contributes greatly to this build’s success is the rapid healing on Flames of Ignaffar. It’s not just about how much each tick can heal for, but how rapidly the ticks happen. At 17:12 of the video below, you can see the hp to drop about 4k hp PER VIDEO FRAME or something. Across threee frames, hp drops down to about 3-4k remaining, and then within the next frame is fully replenished. If this build wasn’t healing very, very often, it would have died in that moment.

So, enjoy this tanky stubborn caster :smiley: I haven’t tested it against celestials, or in deeper SR, but I would imagine that if it can do 90, with some harsh mutators, accidentally facetanking two nemeses, then it can likely do SR 95 as well. If I get around to running it through 95 successfully, I’ll let you know :wink:



I like the build but why has FoI nothing bound to it in Devo yet you have 1/1 Storm Box?

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Hah. Because I made a serious mistake and didn’t equip my chaos RR… I was wondering why my dmg was a bit lower than expected. LOL.

And also, must have been tired when I was ‘tidying up’ (or clearly, not tidying up) my build before testing it and posting about it…

Thanks for the heads up! Link updated…


…but this also means it did SR 90 with 35% less chaos rr than it shuold have, so … fights should be easier because more damage and healing than is what is demonstrated in the video… :open_mouth:

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Can do Shard 95 quite comfortably. Bosses fought include: Moosilauke, Kaisan, Valdaran, Krieg, Benn’jahr, Iron Maiden, Zantarin.


I predict it should be able to do everything upto Ravager/ Callagadra (might want a pierce res pot to facetank Calla). Depends a bit on recovery but seems enough from vid.

How important is Lotus (IG proc is the main thing) ? maybe can swap it for a different belt to overcap res then fit in Voidsoul helm for nice dmg boost ?

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Good thoughts.

Lotus may not be super important, but for deeper SR it seemed like an important choice for the Health benefits. When making DEEP SR tanks, we found that approaching around SR 120 or above, there became a greater necessity of having very high HP. Eventually something will critical hit you, and whatever rapid healing a build has, or however many ‘procs under 40% hp’ failsafes you have - none of them matter if you get one shot. So, my thinking was for some extra healing from Gift of the Lotus (for when lifesteal isn’t effective), and the HP buffs, and the greater resistance to common dots.

But it could probably be swapped out for the Rav/Cally :slight_smile:

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Hello . thank you for the awesome build.
I see you have used Ravager’s eye on your scepter, why not use Duskbloom or Dreeg’s Terror ?
Have a nice day :smiley:

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Hi! Thanks for checking it out :slight_smile:
Good question, to be tankier I wanted to prioritise health and higher defensive ability. The damage was high enough, but surviving deeper SR requires a focus on tankiness for most builds, so I leaned toward that. :slight_smile:

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Ah ! Right Right. Thanks a lot . I theory-crafted( ended up being a theory-dismantled :rofl: ) an aether magehunter. finally came across one which uses one of my favorite damage types :+1: