This is kinda a build I have been messing around with and its not entirely complete, this is just a first attempt of mine but it performs pretty well. I’m not too well versed in pet builds but have dabbled a little bit. Hellhound is considered one of the weakest of the mastery pets and usually not built around so much. After dropping a decent rare Halion’s crest, I decided to give this weird idea a shot and show some results.
Rend and Nighttalon(the entire bleed portion) doesn’t contribute that much to DPS and I think would be better off skipping them (but not sure what would be better). Maybe would be better getting pet resists and tankiness ?
It has pretty good single target but not so great AoE clear and the pets are still quite squishy (but with a 10 sec cd can kite a bit and resummon) so Idk if crucible would ever be viable, but I’ve been having decent success with it in SR. It was able to handle most bosses I encountered (Moosilauke, Zantarin, Aleksander, Gravathul, Kaisan, Reaper, Kubacabra, Bennjahr and Rashalga). While hellhounds aren’t too great at taunting, blast shield does give a small pseudo-immune period you can tank while they take aggro. Only enemy I couldn’t do anything against was fabius (due to my uncapped pierce res and very low pet pierce res and also blade barrier is just awful)
Lokarr kill vid : https://streamable.com/dnptjc
SR 80 vid : https://streamable.com/1o0req
With 220.127.116.11 changes I think Khonsar rings are getting a slight nerf but the Korvaak’s burning blade buff should probably counter it.
Update cleared crucible 170 twice I’m no speedrunner but it chunks nemesis pretty fast.