2H Shieldbreaker with max Guardians

I wanted to try a 2H melee fire build using mostly Oathkeeper with lots of guardians. Overall goal is for fun and light farming as I jump from alt to alt and not sure how high i would try to push this toon past the main campaign.

I started with the Immortal Army build as a base and made adjustments. Looking for advice on better gear options, constellation assignments, final point placements, etc. I left the greens at base as I would try to farm them to help meet resists. I also left out components and augments for now as they can vary based on the greens too.

Here is the link: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/lNkG9GQN

Your thoughts and comments are appreciated. Thanks!

You definitely want

Other than that your build looks totally fine to me.

Just gonna put the theorycraft I’ve come up with here, not sure if it’s the best possible
https://www.grimtools.com/calc/pZrdYxj2 Happy to look at some other ideas. I mixed mine with

  • full Blazeseer
  • 3p The Infernal Champion
    • Magi’s Visage with 1 more Guardian would most probably be better but I wanted something different
  • freshly buffed
Skill (link to YT) Item (link to GrimTools) Damage types Item type Level
Reaping Arc Uroboruuk’s Reaping Weapon, Vitality, Aether, Vitality Decay mythical relic 90

to melee with Guardians.

Here’s also Aether variant of this build: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/4VxrxmrN
But it’s very hard / impossible to make legit

  • with +5 Guardian Badge of Mastery

    • ~1/3000 probability to craft this
  • Fire weapon with great Aether affixes

[edit] Although there’s an ok ring with +2 Summon Guardian
which makes you not need +5 Badge and then

  • wear faction medal with +2 Guardian

  • find rare medal with +2/3 Guardian

  • try to craft +2 or +3 Badge which has much higher probability

    • around 2/55 instead of around 1/3000

Here’s another idea. 6 Guardians + Acid Purge
@banana_peel helped me with it.

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I took the acid purge concept, made it into an acid caster Sentinel. Fire and vitality are converted and main skills will be Purge, acid Sigil, and 6 acid Guardians. Here is a rough sketch:

I like this one better than the original idea, so thanks to you and @banana_peel for your help!

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Your build looks nice.

There are also 2 others Acid Guardian builds but with 2 swords that add a ton of damage. However 2 fewer Guardians.

Sentinel concept https://www.grimtools.com/calc/O2G0B35V https://www.grimtools.com/calc/4ZDq0W1N
Dervish: [] The Dreeg Bros - Maxed out Scion of Dreeg Dervish (c+)
Also Full Radaggan but now only 3 Guardians https://www.grimtools.com/calc/0V0azo1Z

With only +1 Guardian on Barthollem’s Gavel these dual wield Acid Guardians were better I think but now I’m not sure.

And here’s Super Acid Sigil build by @Valinov.

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Great links, I think I will use replace Eye with Bat and Wendigo, maybe look at going 2-3 Radagan pieces too. Time to start a Sentinel, one of the few alts I don’t have hahaha

Sentinel is so flexible class!
You can do fire builds, acid builds, physical builds, retalition builds, melee, caster, hybrids, heck I even think Maya did pet build too :slight_smile: