*Forgotten class no longer! Sabouter has few very exciting builds at the top end nowadays, including this one!
She tried to open her eyes. Her ears were still buzzing from the last altercation with Emperor’s Inquisition. “Wait”, she thought to herself, “That Inquisitor girl with scars on her face… Harra… She… killed me”. She tried to touch the part of the neck where the cold blade of the Inquisitor pierced her. Suddenly dizziness came rushing back and her head rang like a thousand church bells. Olexra faded. In her fevered dream she was looking at her body from a bird’s eye view. Three figures were leaning over it. She thought she recognized them although she had never seen them before. Suddenly they looked up with their burning eyes piercing through her astral self. “Witch Gods” - thought just apperead in her head seemingly out of nowhere.
Olexra finally opened her eyes. She saw an old man looking at her curiously. “My name is Izel and you must be Olexra”. She opened her mouth but couldn’t speak. “Don’t worry, you have died. Well, the arcane part of you did. Yet here you are”. “What…Where am I”, she muttered. “Oh, I don’t know. One of the myriads of realms. Seems like the Witch Gods still want something from you. They need you back in Cairn.” Old man made a subtle pass with his hand. “Here, you might need those back”.
The idea to use Shattered Realm set on a Sabouter isn’t new. However, I wanted to make a truly competive spec out of a semi-dead meme-class. And here is what I made.
<<<< GRIMTOOLS >>>>*
*Craft for Freeze resistance and slow resistance.
**Be sure to farm that Overseer’s prefix on helm.
***Cunning dump is mandatory, be sure to reach similiar OA numbers for best performance.
The Rogue is back and this time it’s one of the spiciest melee builds in the game (and overall a build that could definitely knock on the door of top20 ranking. Custom items and new devotions in this overall affordable setup grant us high physical resist, respectable hp, great wps pool and both Turtle and Blast Shield to fall back on if things go wrong. Great aoe and crowd control and punchy single target with some of the prettiest fireworks in the game.
With the nerfs to Dying God, Revenant and Barbaros pants it was time to revisit this melee warrior of mine. Reinvented the spec a bit, new Deathwhisper pants are actually good now. Added quite a few videos of updated build’s performance.
Decided to visit this Rogue and revamp it a little. After few hours of testing I decided to change the medal. The real revelation was trying out overcapped Explosive Strike which was freshly buffed in 184.108.40.206. Build is now 15-20 seconds faster on average in Crucible and even more fun to play.
I love playing with this character from time to time, it’s so strong and fun. Capped Explosive Strike for a bit more optimal damage output so changed Grimtools link and added a video of 6:16 run.
Build was experiencing serious problems in 220.127.116.11. Consistency was gone out of the window with new monsters buffs across the board, but safer Nidalla’s spec wasn’t doing enough damage. After few hours of min-maxing and moving around skill points/relics and stats I figured out a super reliable and super powerful spec that answers to the challenge of the new patch. It can farm Crucible consistently in 6:30-7 minutes and farm Shards 75-76 as well. Added new video of a 6:28 Crucible run.
Shattered Realm set gives Sabouter unrivaled fortitude and massive amount of skill points. Nex and Ortus together with Elemental Harmony rings still offer great offense and great healing. All the other item choices are pretty standard.
Craft everything at Angrim and try to get %Physique bonus to take your DA above 2920 mark. Try to get maximum rolls on every SR set piece.
Overseer’s prefix is really mandatory for optimal performance. Try to get at least one Vitality suffix as well.
Skills and Devotions
I have tested quite a few devotion setups before choosing this one. Surprisingly it performs much better than a setup with Yugol despite having 1000 less flat Cold damage. I have also tested dual damage setup but it just doesn’t perform the way it used to on pre-nerf Nex and Ortus Spellbreaker or Infiltrator.
I recommend searching this forum for leveling guides and following them. This is the endgame build and requires this exact gear/skills/devotions to work as advertised.
Build is extremely resilient. However, in Crucible you need to be aware of your positioning on boss waves, so do not forget to use teleport generously. Deploying Thermite mines in an optimal manner takes some time getting used to.
In Shattered Realm past Shard 70 Grava is a very very dangerous fight in a boss room. Always isolate him to fight 1on1 and teleport away as soon as he raises his hands to cast Nullification. Avoid his Nullification projectile at all costs.
Fire Strike damage with Lethal Assault
Mercymaker’s 6:24 run
7s Mad Queen kill
7:09 Crucible run (average run is 7:30 on my PC, should be ~7 minute on a good PC)
Shard 75 run
Shard 76 run (I die like 15 times to f…ng Grava’Thull there)
Shard 77 run
Olexra found out that despite getting back in Cairn she was not exactly herself anymore. Her new body felt differently, like some important part of her was gone forever. Her new set armor wasn’t made in this world but fit her like a glove and her old swords radiated with the familiar power. Olexra found herself muttering two names as she entered the rebuilt city of Malmouth hthrough the Candle District under the cover of night: “Malakor. Harra.”