Not sure how you reset Tributes but I used GDStash and found it very tedious / immersion breaking while doing Crucible runs.
Here you can find GDHacker that can freeze Tributes so that you can provide with even MOAR build performance tests to balance builds better or at least test MOAR comfortably.
You can either
use it alone as a command line tool / shortcut with arguments to freeze Tributes for one launch of the game
combine it with GDAutocaster that detects the game automatically and freezes Tributes when the game’s window is active
- can be fully automated so that Tributes are always frozen without user’s interaction whenever you play Grim Dawn even after computer restart if you add GDAutocaster to startup with proper arguments
All this assuming it actually works on machines other than mine which I’m not sure yet and be grateful for feedback.
- you can try to cheat Crucible with it by speeding the game up here and there
to spare a few seconds hoping nobody can notice that in the recording