The current state of defilers is very poor they really lack item support. I am making this work through Vitality -> Fire conversion on items. Hopefully in later patches they address this by adding a new set and not adding bonuses to some existing set (looking at you krieg)
Defiler - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/eVLzXYON
*Screenshot with permanent buffs only
You can even try Cabalist with this build’s concept using Doom Bolt as a nuke.
What is Taco Bell?
- Feed earth Taco Bell
- Anal Explosion
How to Play?
This is an extremely tricky build to play against bosses. You can’t kill a target by casting Ravenous Earth right under its feet.
Ravenous Earth needs to be placed around your foe, this allows your all of the Ravenous Earth’s projectiles to hit your target and shotgun them to death.
Learning how to play this build will take some time but things should be better once you get the hang of things.
Mortar Trap isn’t tricky to use at all and adds to the QoL of the build. Of course if you lack Terronox’s Off-Hand then you can use Grenado.
How important are the MIs to this build?
I tested this concept with Pandemic Dagger, Cataclysm’s Eye and Mark of Divinity. The kill speed on that setup against single target was too slow. So I’d say the base MI is pretty important if not outright build enabling, as this setup clears single target much quicker.
Although do note that YOU DO NOT NEED specific rolls on the MI, you just need the base item for the skill mod
What items are key to this build?
As stated above that while the base MIs help improve performance they’re not key to the build. The two Blazeseer Rings and the Darkblaze Amulet are they key to this build.
Have you tried Grenado on this build?
Yes I have and if you lack Terrnox’s MI you should use Grenado over Mortar Trap.
How does it fare against the content?
I haven’t tried any Super Boss yet but I did take on almost all the nemesis and they did go down. I won’t lie, single target isn’t too stellar despite breezing through Malmouth and Valbury’s crowded spots you will feel slower in 1v1 situations against end game bosses. But it’s not bad to the point that it gets frustrating. So we’re good
Your worst nightmare is the Mad Queen. Her retaliation aura will proc like crazy and Mark of Torment won’t do squat to save you. In that situation only Blast Shield can help you
Another thing about Ravenous Earth is that its less effective against smaller hitboxes and brutally effective against large hitboxes. So smaller targets like Maiden and Aleksandr go down slower when compared to Ben’Jahar and Moosilauke. Although we have Grenado/Mortar Trap to help us with this problem so it’s not a big deal.
Why pick Magi constellation over Phoenix?
Phoenix Fire has a much higher CD when compared to Fissure. Since we lack procs on items Fissure fits this build perfectly. Fissure is essentially similar to Ravenous Earth so if one pops up directly under your enemy’s feet then draw them a little away so that it can deal damage
Why no Wendigo?
Wendigo fits this build but I couldn’t squeeze it anywhere w/o loosing something valuable so I stuck with a non-Wendigo setup
Overall the build is pretty decent in the hands of someone who knows how to play it, I can safely say this is true for almost every Ravenous Earth build.
I am hoping they add some sort of Mortar Trap + Ravenous Earth setas they’re both “Trap skills”
Hope you guys enjoy this