Last review: patch 18.104.22.168
My forte is making strong builds with easy to get gear for beginners. It’s a given that beginners ask a wide range of questions, but I have some limits on what I help with. The transition from my faction-gear setups into high-end builds is a thing I generally don’t care about – if one made it that far he should be able to figure things himself. But when it comes to Deathknight things are a bit different because some people manage to get Krieg set very fast, sometimes even before reaching level cap. Naturally sitting on the full legendary set until you get Mindwarp is not fun, so people kept asking me what should they do. I wanted to help them, so this build happened.
Just to make it clear – this build isn’t strong by end-game standarts, it wasn’t supposed to be. It’s better than my pre-Krieg DK, but it’s very far from optimized setups other people make to speedfarm Crucible and push SR further. Because such optimized high end setups isn’t my forte.
It’s a Krieg set build, so basically playstyle is similar to how you’d play a S&B version – spam Blitz on cooldown, spam Krieg’s Wrath on cooldown, use Warcry and Mark of Torment when necessary, the rest is you hitting enemies with Cadence.
Getting Master of Death is probably questionable, but I don’t care.
Energy sustain is more or less handled with Reaping Strike.
Devotion setup is pretty standard. Well, a bit greedy perhaps, since quite often Solemn Watcher is picked up instead of some other stuff I get.
Chest, Helmet, Shoulders, Gloves, Boots – Krieg set, ofcourse. Chest & Helmet could be farmed from Fleshweaver Krieg, Shoulders and Gloves could be farmed from Valaxteria, Boots could be farmed from Terrnox.
Pants – random craftable one to cover resistances.
Weapon – Mythical Soulsplitter. It drops pretty often, stat priorities are conversion > attack speed > %aether > flat aether > ADCtH.
Rings – Mythical Veilwarden Band. Probably the hardest thing to get for this build, since I was even surprised these exist (I GDstashed them). Could be replaced with The Magelord set rings.
Amulet – Bysmiel Veiled Pendant. Cult of Bysmiel faction gear.
Medal – Solael Mark of Blood. Cult of Solael faction gear. If you got Mythical Mark of the Dreadblade that would be best in slot.
Belt – Mythical Soulweave Girdle. Random drop, shouldn’t be very hard to get. High chances this belt is just best in slot for any Krieg build except Theodin Scepter based one.
Relic – I settled on Uroboruuk’s Reaping. Alternatively you could use a soldier relic like Doom.
- Warpblade by veretragna. I think it’s currently the most up to date Krieg build, even though it didn’t receive a FG review.
- Faceroll aether Battlemage & Death Knight by Zhuugus. A bit different setup and wasn’t updated in a while.
A bit different from the stuff I usually post. Meant as a follow-up to my pre-KriegDK, but since it’s distinct enough I thought it’d be inappropriate to include in that thread, so I decided to make a separete one. Hope it’ll be useful at least to someone. Feedback is welcome.