For a full guide, download this pdf-file from my Google-Drive:
Cold Rune Caster (pdf)
For updates to the guide, see below.
This forum post will be used to post updates about the guide, variations of builds, tips and tricks etc.
GrimTools-link to basic build:
https://www.grimtools.com/calc/Q2zAJDRN (220.127.116.11 patch)
Version for 18.104.22.168 patch:
Teaser video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A31jAn_mCv4
For a safer devotion map, skip Blizzard proc and get Turtle shell proc from the Tortoise Devotion.
This belt can also be good for an early end-game build (and for leveling) Gargoyle Waistguard since it provides Vitality damage to Cold damage conversion, which will make Bat devotion proc heal you better
- The Gargoyle Waistguard can be good until you get pierce to cold damage conversion as mentioned above for better Twin Fangs healing.
Ugdenbog Waistguard can be another choice for end-game since it now gives +1 Inquisitor skills.
- Overall, Rune of Hagarrad got a minor buff. It now deals 25% less damage in center of impact compared to 30% less before. This is a 7% damage increase.
- Faction axe Witch Moon now adds flat cold damage to RoH, which means that it is a very good choice now even if you do not have 100% pierce to cold conversion. It still has a small +%cold damage value but the +3 bonus to Biting Cold is nice.
Here you can find more of my Beginner Friendly builds
collection of malawiglenn’s beginner friendly builds
- - - - I NEED HELP - - - -
I would really like to help all of you in your progress and to answer all possible questions you might have - but I will not have that much time with that unfortunately (I can a handful of PM’s on a daily basis with questions). I feel the guides are detailed enough. If my guides are not enough: use google and search for your question, read other guides (like more general guides on game mechanics) see below.
I also have a full time job, partner, and other hobbies (like I also play this game at least 10h/week).
You can for instance ask questions here (official Grim Dawn discord - link ) Grim Dawn on Discord and I am sure people will help you.
You can also ask questions here in this thread: you need to specify what build/guide you are following and so on so that I and others can help you as good as possible.
From the guides-section on this forum:
A how-to on getting loot efficiently on solo play + advice on levelling
Farming Routes/Farming Guides Compilation
Devotions: A how-to on maximizing them
How to - Move your saves from Steam cloud to Grim Dawn's default location.
Tips I Wish I Knew Before Playing
Advanced Mechanics good guide about basic game mechanics but still not changed to fit the new forum’s formatting.