Is there where I post questions about a build in progress? Hope so. If not please redirect me and I’ll delete and repost to the appropriate spot. New to Grim Dawn and the Crate Forums. If able, type out acronyms in your responses as I may not be familiar with everything.
Current proposed Skill / Devotion on Grim Tools:
Mage Hunter with Ghoul
Mage Hunter with Crab and Hyrian
Wanting to make an Arcanist that uses Panetti’s Replicating Missile and the tri-elemental aspect of it. Open to suggestions on second class, leaning towards Inquisitor so that would be a Mage Hunter. Playing hardcore, no mods. Currently level 54. Have yet to beat the game, and this is my highest level character. I have a medal that converts 100% Aether to tri-elemental damage. Plan on using it until I can replace it with gear that has the same conversion effect.
Questions about second class / skills / devotions / stats / gear below.
If I want to focus on tri-elemental damage, is that viable at the end game? Is there a best arcanist second class for that? Inquisitor? Occultist? Necromancer? I read that minus resists is important, so leaning towards Inquisitor for Aura of Censure. Would that work well with PRM? Is there something I’m missing that makes this thing a failure to launch? Just checking to make sure I’m going down the right path first.
I had a lot of spare points that I dumped into things like Mirror or Ereoctes, Conversion, and Vigor. I have no idea if it’s good. Figured I would err on the side of defensive skills available. Open to suggestions on skill changes.
If I wanted to use Blind Sage (Elemental Seeker) and Attak Seru (Arcane Currents), what would I bind them to? Rhowan’s Crown seems like a must for Elemental Storm. Would I need something like Ghoul, Wendigo, or Bat to have enough life steal at the end game to survive?
Are there skills best suited to attach these devotion procs to? I was considering Word of Pain for Elemental Storm, Storm Box of Elgoloth for either Arcane Currents or Elemental Seeker, and PRM for the other one. Open to suggestions on these. Then probably Maiven’s Sphere for Ghoul.
I assume I put everything into Physique? Is there a world where I go Spirit?
Since I’m playing hardcore, focus on survivability first? DA, max resists, with everything after going into OA, elemental dmg, and total speed? Do I need to seek out HP / Physique in gear as well? + to Arcanist skills at every opportunity is my current goal.
I’ve currently hit a wall where I have to choose my second class. I think I’ve maxed out Arcanist skills and am ready to spec into something else. I think I need skills that count as attacks for the devotions I’m looking at to proc. If I have too many questions to be answered, then let’s boil it down to this - would my proposed Grim Tools build work well late game? Do I need to rethink the whole thing with a new second class? Thanks to everyone who read this far. Really looking forward to the feedback. Very open to proposed changes.