*Screen is from the treasure room opened after killing Lokarr. It’s not the crucible[/spoiler]
In a lot of boss fights you would be left wondering if it was an end game boss or just some trashy hero. Of course we still have good and healthy challenges but most end game bosses die quickly.
For the challenging fights one needs to remember some tips about bosses like avoiding Gargabol’s fissure, luring Aleksandr under a roof and engaging lokarr kiting lokarr by making him run over your runes.
Are Alkamos Rings usable here?
Nope, you’ll need that extra DA for safety otherwise you’d be sent to the moon by even shit mobs (low armor).
Does this work with Reaper as well?
Definitely should work with Reaper. If you pick Phantasmal Blades instead of Shadow Strike then you will have a nice ADCtH source.
Why not use Speaker for the Dead?
Investing into spirit even for that Ill Omen RR mod is pointless since we have plenty of RR atm. You also loose out on plus skills and loose out on flat Cold damage mod for Bone Harvest
Why use Silver Sentinel set?
Both our main damage sources contain a lot of Pierce damage. So we use Silver Sentinel and Hagarrad’s Gloves for the Pierce to Cold conversion. Full Silver Sentinel Set also grants us valuable RR along with plus skills to Rune of Hagarrad.
What about the low OA?
Biting Cold’s DA shred takes care of it.
In Closing -
I loved this build as someone who enjoys the idea of playing a Cold based Necromancer I absolutely loved it. I ended up doing a video as this one is an absolute favorite of mine.
I hope you guys enjoy this build as much as I did.
Chthon, cool build as always.
BTW, did you test the build with Sigils of the Executioner set? We will sacrifice 10% RR and % DA bonus, but get additional flat cold damage, +30% piercing damage convertion to cold and nice proc.
Ill Omen’s plague like template is something i find much more preferable over Word of Pain. Although the latter’s reduced health regen is pretty good
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The soldier part is for fanboys like me who want to role play as Arthas Menethil or Anub’arak or Kel’Thuzad outside the Warcraft
Speaking of Arthas he used to be a Paladin, now I am on board the Paladin train
That’s one of the things I forgot to mention. The DA loss is not worth it even the least bit. Heck I am contemplating switching to Vengeance over Ignaffar since we are made of paper in some fights
I see. Looks like Reaper can use these rings compensating DA loss by enemies OA reduction from VoS. BTW, I am not big fan of consumables, but for such “paper” builds I use Courageous Tincture in some hard fights.
I’ve been eager to see this posted, since you had referenced it in my 2H cold apostate thread. I’ve been pretty happy with my character so far, but I have to admit that I’m tempted to consider switching over to your side of things. I’m mostly impressed with that weapon! Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe your thought process was that the additional damage and skill bonuses are so large, that there is no two hander or offhand that would compete, compared to dual wielding. Even to the point of partly (with pierce conversion the dire wolf crest does provide some assistance) having to sacrifice your medal spot to allow dual wielding?
And if you don’t mind me asking, what is your “highest damage dealt” statistic for this character? Just wondering how far behind the mark my character is
Well, that’s exactly what I was wondering. I was going 2H to try to get huge numbers on bone harvest. My highest damage right now though is only about 202,000. Granted, I just hit level 94, and haven’t really killed many bad guys with maximal gear… But if I can’t at least get above yours, then there’s no reason not to go for dual wielding. And that looks like further evidence that the plus skills from the scepters make even more difference than 2H damage