I was looking for a chaos damage build that didn’t involve guns, since I have that angle covered already, and this is what I stumbled into while looking around.
It doesn’t look too good. Far too many gaps, no set bonuses, and not that much support in devotions (chaos support is spread between two third tier devotions that have different alignment requirements)
Well, I’ll post it anyway and see if anyone has a thought about it’s viability.
I’ve been holding onto a build using thar weapon for awhile now… I think your post is the kick for me to get around to posting it. Ill give you some more detailed feedback on your GT link, and the weapon in general, once i make it home
Tbh there some problems with chaos builds in general and lack of supporting items as you said, but there definitely some successful builds out there for it!
As to the weapon its self, it really could use cast speed/attack speed added to it somewhere in the 12-16% range to make it more useful to a variety of builds. Secondly the skill cost itself can become prohibitive. If you have tried using it before you know just how fast it can drain ya! A small change, lowering the cost slightly, would go a long way.
I have to agree with x1x1x1x2. Juggernaut didn’t just offer Chaos damage via the weapon’s conversion/flat damage but also offered -15% Chaos RR.
Though, if you want to go Chaos Forcewave, I’m surprised neither you or xaade have thought about an Obsidian War Cleaver, literally made for it. Pretty easy to farm too if you do Bastion of Chaos runs and check the vendor.
You want to increase Chaos, not physical cause you’re doing a chaos build. The 2 ways to do that are (1) use a weapon that does pure Chaos so the weapon damage component of forcewave deals pure chaos and (2) get a weapon that has a lot of phys>chaos conversion to convert the physical damage in forcewave to chaos. Stonefist has none of those. War Cleaver should be better.
Didn’t notice that. Still abomination activates on enemy death so it’s not as good as just straight up dealing chaos.
116 - 290 physical and chaos damage (which changes 157,76 ~ 178,64 - 394,4 ~ 446,6 chaos damage (depending on your weapon conversion)
25% crit damage
You have way more chaos damage with less effort. Sure, skill is shorter in range, but doesn’t cost any points and is a bit more expensive in mana. Moreover, you (most likely, never tested that skill) can hit with all 3 projectiles at once dealing triple damage.
you don’t need gdstash to get a decent axe, M.I.'s are retarded easy to farm. Just have to have the patience to run same content over and over.
Unlike legendary item’s you know exactly where to farm for the M.I. you want.