- [Melee] [22.214.171.124] [Beginner HC Primal Strike Druid]
Druid, Level 100 (GD 126.96.36.199) - Grim Dawn Build Calculator (Ralfhskz)
- Damage: Lightning
- Active Skills: Primal Strike, Wendigo Totem, Wind Devil, Mirror of Ereoctes, Wendigo Rush, Nullification
Hi there, grimmers!
Glad to share with you this sparky druid.
I leveled this char on HC SSF, no merits, mandates or leveling itens like lokarr set and potions of clarity were used.
The goal was to create a char that can begin the endgame farming on HC consistently, almost all the gear are from factions, craftable and easy-to-farm MI’s.
I started with Shaman mastery, you can pick up Hevill's Greatsword - Items - Grim Dawn Item Database here Grim Dawn World Map it will make faster to chop off some rotten zombie necks. Spend your points on the mastery bar until you’re able to unlock Primal Strike and Thunderous Strike.
Continue to put 1 point at Primal Strike and 2 points on the mastery bar until you’ get all the nodes of Primal Strike. For a safer gameplay, you can put 1 point on Wendigo Totem skill. On LVL 20, i assume you probably already met and slayed Warden Krieg. The next step is taking a little detour for FG DLC, and the reason is to farm Korvan Storm Halberd - Items - Grim Dawn Item Database that’s gonna be our main weapon. You can farm it from Animated Preserver - Grim Dawn Monster Database.
Now that we got our weapon, let’s get back to Vanilla campaign. Start spending points on the Arcanist mastery bar, i put on point on the Wind Devil and Raging Tempest for additional damage and resistance reduction. On Devotions, try to get Widow and its Arcane Bomb proc ASAP and bind it to Primal Strike.
At this point you probably made your way to Homestead or further, i made alliance with Order of Death Vigil faction to be able to farm Noveria Stormfire here Grim Dawn World Map for two important MI’s Ascended Diadem - Items - Grim Dawn Item Database and Ascended Epaulets - Items - Grim Dawn Item Database (you can farm lots of dynamite here too, beware of the aether damaging ground) at the end of LVL 40 you should be completing Loghorrean and AoM DLC, unlocking all the factions. On the devotions, go for Kraken and Behemot. Don’t forget to farm Zaria on darkvale for a useful Zaria's Pendant - Items - Grim Dawn Item Database that give’s us +1 to all shaman skills.
It’s time so start Elite difficulty. Max Maiven’s Sphere of Protection on arcanist mastery bar and go for Stormcaller’s Pact on Shaman’s.
Put points on raging tempest (leave in12/12), don’t forget to check your devotions, get the Turtle Shell and Healing Rain procs. At LVL 70 you should be completing the Vanilla and AoM DLC. Remember to farm for upgraded versions of your Weapon, head and shoulders MI’s.
Time to start the ultimate difficulty, maxed out Overload and Inner Focus for OA/Aether Resist, after that ,started to max out all of Primal Strike nodes. Remember to do all the totem events you can (clean the area first, be careful), and to sell your loot! Don’t forget to buy factions boosters to increase your reputation gain with the factions.
You should be on your way to complete ultimate Vanilla Campaign, remember to farm all the totens you find on the way and be careful with Arcane Hero monsters that you may find, they can be very dangerous with their nullification.
Time to begin the endgame farming! After you reach LVL 94, you can farm for endgame versions of your MI’s, and craft your Leg/boots armor Rimeguard Chausses - Items - Grim Dawn Item Database / Stoneplate Greaves - Items - Grim Dawn Item Database on the blacksmith. If you haven’t acquired their blueprints yet, you can replace them with Solael-Sect Legguards - Items - Grim Dawn Item Database and Elite Legion Greaves - Items - Grim Dawn Item Database until you get their BP. Your armor, rings and medal are faction itens, and if you didn’t droped any Mythical Cerulean Shard - Items - Grim Dawn Item Database or Mythical Ultos' Gem - Items - Grim Dawn Item Database, you can farm a good version of Zaria’s Necklace or even use faction item Thundering Gem - Items - Grim Dawn Item Database. If you didn’t acquired a Mythical Thundertouch Bracers - Items - Grim Dawn Item Database , you can craft a good Emberguard Gauntlets - Items - Grim Dawn Item Database.
*edit: for more damage you can craft Plagueguard Grips - Items - Grim Dawn Item Database and change the component to consecrated wrappings.
Your belt, head and shoulder MI’s can be farmed on Port Valbury dungeon (the belt from Watcher Brandis Grim Dawn World Map and you can shop shoulder and head Mi’s from Agarrad Grim Dawn World Map)
- LVL 100 - Budget Setup Druid, Level 100 (GD 188.8.131.52) - Grim Dawn Build Calculator
I started farming dungeons/some bosses with this version. Farm all the totens you can.
- LVL 100 - Budget SR Setup Druid, Level 100 (GD 184.108.40.206) - Grim Dawn Build Calculator
After obtaining the mythical ultos gem, tried the build on SR 65 and suceeded. Remember to be careful with arcane mobs and powerful debuffs on SR, you can farm all dungeons and regular bosses without much sweat.
*edit: Since the release of patch 1.2 i was looking forward to test the Ultos set with its new health regen stats, so i changed gear and devotions, and the final version of the build is now Druid, Level 100 (GD 220.127.116.11) - Grim Dawn Build Calculator
gonna test on higher SR and superbosses later
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Thank you all for reading!