The flowchart is not intended to be a comprehensive representation of all the builds ever. Variety was preferred, and not a variety of builds, but rather a variety of authors. I think its more useful for players to be exposed to as many authors as possible for several reasons -
If there were a small selection of authors in this chart the onus would be on them and only them to supply absolutely everything to the community.
We (authors) all have different theorycrafting and thread-writing styles that may be more or less appealing to some players.
To name a couple.
I do agree that the meme section vastly outweighs the “solid”/“strongest” section. I don’t think this majority will change but the proportions likely will. I tried to favor balancing each endpoint.
That being said, I have no intention of linking to every build in existence in this flowchart. That sounds like hell to make and to read.
If you think something is higher up on the solid/strongest hierarchy that shouldn’t be, please point it out (either here or in DMs). Something being in memes, however, is unlikely to leave. I did check every build out in there and I don’t think anything got better than 4:45~4:55-ish. By no means do I consider just-barely-sub-5 a meme, but I don’t consider it “top” either.
*When Mad Lee releases a new build and you have to code a new hotfix nerf over night
(Many thanks to @Tararihen for the great picture)
This wasn’t the first time Harra has tasted defeat. Only this time defeat tasted a lot like blood mixed with sharp, burning cold icicles. She had aching frostbites all over her body. Olexra finally had her revenge. Harra couldn’t understand why her blades weren’t penetrating Olexra’s new armor. It seems like Imperial Inquisition had turned its…
*Burn Ward welcoming all kinds of patients who got into a contact with super Hot Builds
Thanks to user @omnitrio
This one was born when I was testing early versions of @dmt’s Shieldbreaker (be sure to check it out if she decides to post it she has finally posted it). But I have changed the focus from Blackwater Cocktail to Thermite Mines, changed a lot of gear and devotion map so the build became kind of …
Choosing a component skill for one of the strongest Vitality builds ever will be like
Blightlord is one of the strongest sets in the game and probably the most versatile one (bar Shattered Guardian set). Blightlord’s Opressor has been done countless times. I decided to post my version simply because I think it’s the best one yet and it’s a real blast to play.
<<<< GRIMTOOLS >>>>
*Craft for slow res
**Affixes on greens don’t matter as much as long as you patch your re…
*Destination: planet Nerfs
This is a build that probably has been done before in some form or another so I will try to make it short. A lot of testing work and ideas should be credited to @Shoot2033 (the most important part of which is devotion map).
All right, Zantai, we play a caster with two pistols if you keep insisting so much. Build has lost some quality of life but damage wise it’s t…
And those are like top of the crop ones, and I have also a bunch of builds that I made for weaker classes.
I have quite a few top-tier builds that I couldn’t find on that chart:
They are not EVERYTHING+.
Prepare for a very @mad_lee reply about how anything above 75-76 doesn’t matter much because no one farms there
@Ceno can I join in on the saltfest and say that I’m salty cause you didn’t include a single one of my builds? not that it really matters tho but i critbh I don’t think my builds fit that chart, except maybe turrion commando
Careful, you may be taking “Elite Builder” too seriously.
I don’t see any Duchy builds in the “strongest” section, and I don’t think he’d disagree with that evaluation as generally Duchy builds for off-meta to begin with (which, as a memebuild aficionado myself, I can appreciate!)
I have quite a few top-tier builds that I couldn’t find on that chart
Well, again, another comment on this chart not intending to be comprehensive, but I’ll look to add a couple of these in the next release (which will be post-18.104.22.168)
that’s interesting cos by this metric only top 1% of top 1% of melee builds can be considered as “top”.
which is somewhat unfair.
Name an ARPG that came out in the last decade where melee isn’t fucked in the higher-endgame, and you’ll never see me in these forums again.
@Ceno can I join in on the saltfest and say that I’m salty cause you didn’t include a single one of my builds?
nah, i simply meant that by this metric melee builds can’t even possibly be better than caster ones. but guess what? every single patch there’re less and less sources of flat damage/sustain for melee builds.
Banana can run an hour long rant about it.