[1.1.9.7] Warborn RF Siegebreaker Oppressor | Crate + Calla + Ravager in less than 5 minutes | HC friendly

GrimTools 1.1.9.7 for Serenity with Elemental res completion bonus

  • if you have Poison res bonus instead, change one Ugdenbog Leather component to Spellscorched Plating

  • if you have don’t have any of these two but % Attributes completion bonus for example then

    • respec from Solemn Watcher devotion to Ulo
    • change one Poison + Chaos res augment to Elemental res augment
    • you can move some points from Spirit and Physique to Cunning
      End result: GrimTools

  • no Gargabol’s ring needed now since you can reach 24 Righteous Fervor without it
    so any ring with good resistances is fine

  • more damage from investing into Smite (credit to Mad_Lee) results in noticeably faster Celestials kills

Gear

Crafted for % Armor at Angrim
Warborn Bastion set provides Attack Speed, Necro buffs (mainly to
Reaping Strike), %DMG, Armor, Heal proc, Aether → Phy conversion
Mythical Siegebreaker has the most flat damage but lacks %DMG.
Grants Siegebreaker ability I use to proc Maul with 99.5% chance
without having to skate through enemies with VM which I dislike.
Stonewall Defender has Physical RR and % Damage but
I decided to spare you the crafting of some good double rare.
Mythical Gladiator’s Distinction full Vit → Phy conversion is great
not only for Necro’s Vitality damage but even more so for Ulcama’s
devotion healing proc.
Two Seals of Might together with Warborn Bastion provide
full Aether → Phy conversion.
Mythical Chausses of Barbaros proc boosts our %AS to 200%.
The rest of the gear is not particularly interesting. I considered it BIS
for stats or skill points to Righteous Fervor
Skills

Righteous Fervor is needed to be only at 24 for maximum number of charges.
26 bonus seems to be marginal.
Buffed by Warborn Bastion and fully converted, Reaping Strike is a very important
WPS due to nearly 50% Leech it has.
Another important WPS that not only has great damage and 31 Reduced Target’s Physical
Resistance (more than Ulcama devotion) but is also a good proccer according to my testing.
Ill Omen has incredibly potent Damage Reduction which, if I’m not mistaken,
might be important for DPS as well by reducing enemies’ offensive debuffs.
As if we weren’t tanky enough already, Mark of Torment absorbs about 40% of damage
from a single enemy when we need it the most.
Gaze of Beronath item skill debuffs enemies’ Offensive Ability by 110. You can probably skip it.
Vire’s Might together with another Charge movement skill from augment ensures excellent mobility.
But for :crate: superboss we need to use a Shadow Strike-like one to avoid its damage debuff.
Use Volcanic Stride if you want to proc some devotion with Vire’s Might.
I didn’t test if Retribution is worth maxing.
Perhaps I would use Soul Harvest if it had 100% chance to proc either Maul or Ulzaad’s Decree.
Also one fewer button to press.
The rest of the skills is self-explanatory
Devotion

Mandatory to reduce enemies’ Physical Resistance.
Armor debuff and Leech proc, great stats.
These two provide great absorption and stats.
Amazing Leech proc thanks to our 100% Vit → Phy conversion.
Attack Speed and Physical Resistance
The rest was taken for their stats.
Videos
Crate - 0:40 with 1.1.9.6 build (naked not attempted)
Ravager 1:36 naked - 1.1.9.7
Callagadra - 1:51 (3:20) pharma (naked) with 1.1.9.7 (1.1.9.6) version of the build

no Cluster used but other than that full stack :syringe::syringe::syringe:

SR 75-76

Various 75 or 76 runs with different bosses at the end:

Crucible 5:50

Filthy casual run:


credits

  • The_Coyote whose Budget DW RF Oppressor
                  inspired me and should be used for leveling

  • Mad Lee for feedback

Feedback and ideas from comments

Might be a good idea if you have problem with facetanking Calla for example.

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As it is a true S&B - I must simply like it :slight_smile:

Good work and great times you got

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Thanks, I don’t chase / grind timers but since they happened to be good why not use them for marketing purposes.

Btw you busted me when I was editing it secretly in a different thread. I couldn’t message you back because your profile is private. Consider making it public not only for private messages but I’m sure more players than just me check out guides from builders profiles.

Zero lifesteal? Only WPS and healing procs? Hmm… :thinking:

P.S. Good build!

P.P.S. Why not using Mark of the Voracious One to hardcap Shattering Smash (and give it lifesteal) and leave 24/16 RF?

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That’s a good alternative. It crossed my mind but the medal I’m using is also good. Perhaps I can mention it somewhere in the OP.

Yes, turns out when you have the following leeches

  • Necrotic Edge Reaping Strike
  • Scales of Ulcama
  • Maul
  • Kilrian’s Flame

The following absorptions:

  • Turtle
  • Crab
  • Ascension
  • Mark of Torment

And heals:

  • Warborn proc
  • Health pot

You don’t need it. Although I did use ADCTH pot in farma fights just in case but it didn’t feel necessary.

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Reaping Strike, you meant?

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Btw against Ravager / Callagdra the build felt as expected but against Crate it felt surprisingly tanky.
You know, standing near many crates and not dying instantly. Maybe :crate: could be killed faster.

I wonder if it’s not the :crab:'s protection from Elemental damage :thinking: (on top of :turtle: and others).
I’m a strong :crab: + :turtle: believer, even more so after testing that they stack properly with each other.

It’s not the first time when I confuse the two. Necrotic Edge sounds more leechy to me.

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Hmm… since the medal gets additional +1 to RF in 1.1.9.7, I could drop the Gargabol, still be able to have 24 RF and maximum number of charges and wear Combustion Band for some more RR :thinking: or maybe some other ring

Possible to kill mogdrogen with this?

Sure, Mog is nothing in comparison to 3 bosses in the title.

Overall true statement :slightly_smiling_face:

Of course to experienced players. We don’t want to take away the feeling of achievement new / casual player have after beating him.

Not this. As a lore character, I meant.

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How do I get Kymon’s Conduit? The Kymon’s Chosen refuses to ally with necromancer.

Would have to get it with another character and then put it in the transfer stash.

Oh… I think not selecting Necro till after you meed and join Kymon’s should work? @Gnomish_Inquisition

Anyway, here’s a fix for the character in the OP if you have such problem Oppressor, Level 100 (GD 1.1.9.7) - Grim Dawn Build Calculator

  • I used Lightning Res component in Belt instead of Ugdenbog Leather

  • and used Poison Res augment where that Kymon’s augment was

There always away to fix such a problem.

augments cannot be transferred, they are soulbound

@tqFan @medea_fleecestealer Thanks for your help.

correct, if you hold on with Necro class choice until after joining Kymon Chosen in homestead you can stay, and even rejoin in next difficulty
if/when at a point you switch to Vigil you cant’ join back again tho

so you can side with kymon, ally again on Elite, grind Revered, buy stockpile of augments and put in stash, and then join Vigil on Ultimate and get their stuff
potential useful info for future use @peng

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Ah, didn’t realise it was an augment. Yeah, those can’t go in the transfer stash.

Nice technique, thanks.