Oh baby. Back on the Dervish train with 6 psuedo-pets. Now I just need to get them both to 24.
EDIT: Ok, maybe not. Won’t run. Starts black screen then hangs (32 or 64bit or dx9 version). HTML log is empty and the XML log just has an empty log tag with start time/version (18.104.22.168). Verified game files with Steam. First time GD has failed me yet.
Mostly like the changes, especially with respect to conduit availability, but
wut? The net effect of the Conduit of Night Whispers Blade Spirit prefix change is a real head-scratcher. I went through the whole build compendium and found a grand total of three Nightblade builds that even take the prefix
all of which still reach 24/16 Blade Spirit points even after the change to Chillwhisper Mantle, meaning that all three builds still get +1 summon to Blade Spirit and now have a free choice of amulet. (Heck, if you want to maintain all the other perks of Conduit of Night Whispers you can now just take the Blade Barrier prefix, for example, at no loss to you!) Meanwhile, low-Blade Spirit investment Nightblades lose a splash-able (apparently offensively sub-optimal, e.g. outclassed by Mythical Night’s Embrace) defensive option.
Really hard to read this as a “balance” change rather than a “vendetta against non-meme Conduits” change.
Threw this together quickly in discord with @Evil_Baka after the patch hit, it is very dumb but solid damage. Would steamroll campaign if you actually got the ridiculous greens but I tried SR65 for giggles and you are beyond paper thin.
edit: although if the pet attack command could get them to move into action as mobs came on screen, it would actually be a fun glass cannon. As it is the range is awful so you have to personally aggro most things
Looks great on paper for me (I would want to put something into SS as I can’t have NB without it, and I always prefer RoS to Judgment, but I get it’s the clear preference here given the Fire focus and all the bonuses). A lazy pet build that doesn’t have any actual pets (5?! Guardians and 3 BS).
I only really play campaign anyway so it’s not a big deal if it’s a bit squishy. A few Dreeg’s Omens will surely offset that a little.
Thank you for the Deathguard buff finally sir Z. Though i think the much needed nightfall rescale might hurt it. I will comeback with results on this. Really wanna see this set doing ok just like the others.
Deathguard and acid in general really need defensive buff to their itemization.
I would think that some phys res, armor, and cc res will be appreciated.
General green devo should also be sprinkled some cc res somewhere.
Nightfall nerf is warranted…
Hope it can still do fine though