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Essentially it’s an automatically updated collection of build guides for Grim Dawn. Currently this tool pulls build guides from forums and youtube. The condition for a build guide to appear in the list is pretty simple - the source (be it the first post of a forum thread or the description of a youtube video) has to have a link to a build planner. Please note that presently non english build guides from youtube are excluded.
Every build has a link to the guide (on forum or on youtube) and a link to the build planner.
By default (without any filter applied) the site displays the list of recently created builds for the latest game version.
Builds are in reverse chronological order, so the newest ones are at the top of the list.
Skills and items for builds are pulled directly from build planner, any info in source title/description is not used.
If a build guide has a video, a small youtube icon is shown at the bottom right corner; clicking on it will open youtube video in new tab.
An icon in front of build name denotes build source (youtube / forum).
You can click on various elements in build’s card to apply quick filter, e.g. if a build uses “Canister Bomb” skill, then clicking on this skill tag in build card will show all builds that have that skill.
Build Crawler Notes
If there are multiple build planner links in build guide, then crawler chooses build link according to the following: latest game version, then max level, and if all of the above is equals then the first mentioned in build guide.
If you posted youtube guide and it doesn’t show up in build list, please make sure that it’s properly tagged and there’s a mention that it’s a build guide in video title / description.
If build title has a word “hardcore” in any case or “HC” in uppercase, then it will be tagged as hardcore build
If build title has a word “beginner” or “budget” in any case, then it will be tagged as beginner build
If build title has a word “leveling” in any case, then it will be tagged as leveling build
This site is updated automatically every hour.
Pulling data from the forum every hour can’t put any strain on it, cause it’s nothing more that a regular user coming to the forum every hour, opening the list of latest posts and opening a couple of them.
The algorithm for puling data from youtube is still in testing and not disclosed currently.
Feel free to post any questions, suggestions and bug reports.
I’m using exclusion filter for topic titles, so topics containing certain words are excluded. Of course there might be false positives, and there are 2 ways to include them:
you can supply links to topics that are not recognized as build guides and I add them to exceptions
fix the title of such topics yourself and make a new comment in the thread so that it shows up in the “latest” list and crawler adds them to the list automatically.
It containes “my *” words, such topics are ignored and this filter is 99% correct all the time, because there are numerous thread like “fix my build”, “what do you think of my [class name]” or “need feedback on my build” etc.
The latter contains the word “feedback”, it can’t be a build guide but rather a topic for discussion.
I’d like to add translations for this, but I will have to make some internal adjustments for general localization support, because compared to other tools, this one has both server and client content that has to be localized. And the server part is not ready yet. Once I’m done adding backend support for localization, I’ll provide a file with texts to translate as usual and will update the tool when translations are ready.
I think that for future plans a voting system for builds leaderboards would’ve been a cool feature to think about. Maybe would open the eyes of certain people towards builds(honestly pretty much most included). Considering that almost everybody does use grimtools nowadays it would’ve been great to know what are the criteria of the masses for a best build in that way.