New patch brought us new opportunities.
No more damage, crit damage and healt as 3-pieces completion set bonus, but base damage of all pets is increased, as well as the hound of Bysmiel Bonds, CHillmane from Heart of the Mountaine (both mythical and non-mythical) and the hound from Savage relic.
We will see if the damage to Chtonian Harbinger is increased as well (summoned from Salazar’s Sovereign Blade).
No more almost uptime of Primal Spirit (base cooldown is increased from 40 to 45 sec and 5 sec duration modifier is removed from full set). We will see if Developers may revert at least one of these changes in 126.96.36.199.
In my view Bloodsworn Codex and Zaria Pendant are the way to go, both are easily farmable in the Blood Grove on the way to Zaria, and despite all niceties of Bound’s Wraith (+8 sec duration to PRimal Spirit) in my opinion Bloodsworn Codex is still better as +2 to BRiarthorn, +2 to Ground Slam and -8 sec to resummon Briarthorn.
Post patch i managed to crawl with my build to Shard 86, however i noticed that Hellhound procs Falcon Swoop very rarely and with Primal Spirit uptime is 20 sec and then 15 sec off-line (may vary depending on your cooldown), it does not make much sense to go for Oleron.
This is what i think should work better:
rare affixes/prefixes are best in slot, in my view, i don’t have them, it’s like an aiming goal.
Question is where to put the last free devotion point (if we go for Eel; if Sailor Guide = no free points)
1 - first node in Lion: +4% hp, +8 da, +3% hp to pets
2 - something from the Behemoth:
2.1 - regeneration?
2.2 - +30 hp/sec and 5% heal increase?
2.3 - 5% hp + 80 armor - looks like the worst out of these.