Lf solid beginner build

http://www.mediafire.com/file/3qesym67xmli527/main.rar/file - zip containing 2 zips with chars
I miss points from SR because I dont have FG.
I’ve been farming for basilisk crest but there is like 0.50% chance for drop from basilisks right?
Sorry for my totally noobish questions and thanks for your time, that’s a huge help.

oh then you are missing even more points since you get one from a quest in main game too.

that should explain a whole deal.

Do a run and kill some basilisks you get plenty. You should have gotten plenty just by playing the campaigns.
You can also shop them in ancient grove. I think I explain it in my guide: ☄ Collection of malawiglenn's Beginner Friendly builds

I can really recommend Forgotten Gods. Fun quests, nice areas, hard bosses, cool free loot and Shattered realm is a nice change for crucible :slight_smile: Totally worth it if you can get it on sale.

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I know, I miss hidden path on normal, but thats still just one point, I have no idea what’s going on with those missing 20-30. Literally, I always miss like 2 maxed skills which are max in a build on the forum. Thanks, i will check out this ancient grove.
Btw. Should I have overcapped res or is 80 enough?

I can’t open rar files :confused:
Can you show me a GT link for a build you tried to copy and zipping the char folder, just for that char?

Since you are new-ish, I bet you do not have the gear that the builds posted on the forum has. Gear can give +skills you know.

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Yes, but as I said, I tried to calculate it without +skills and still it doesn’t work out.

That’s the build I tried to apply. I moved some points here and there for better survivability. He has everything but i can’t for some reason.
Atm I am around 65 gladiator with purifier, dmg is huge, if I just get some more survivability from some MI or faction gear, this build could be very good for farming crucible i think.
Well, I guess I will suck until I find ugdenbog leather blueprint.

The build you try to do:

Your build:
and this is what I see in game too.

The build you are trying to do have

  1. +1 ALL skills from amulet, you just have +1 inq
  2. +1 All inq skills from relic, you have 0. Also the build you try to do have +1 to Aura of censure.
  3. pants with +3 to temper and steel resolve, you have 0 skills on your pants
  4. +1 to all Demo and +1 all Inq skills on helm., you have +2 Aura of Censure on yours

So this accounts for your “missing” skill points.

Tip: get the transmuter on Fire strike for 20% more damage on fire strike :slight_smile:

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Could you explain this transmuter thing?

take it to 3/3 and you get 20% more damage on Fire strike, and some more crit damage on it too.

did you understand now why the build you are trying to do have like 25 or so more skill ranks?

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Oh, ok.
Yes, I know that if something is for example 18/12, he didnt spend 18 points but 12, however I feel he just has more skills maxed.
One of reasons why I struggle so hard is that I didnt know about MI, I thought those items are just random greens so I wouldnt even pick it up. Thats why I’m thining about making new char so that I can set everything properly.

Yes he get’s more skills maxed since he has so many +skills. You have spent about just as many hard points (you are missing a few since you have not gotten all quest rewards).

always pick up greens to sell for iron bits. Plus some random greens can be dope. in fact some greens can be totally BiS even for a fully geared build.

Look at this build, I am doing it totally from scratch (I deleted everything on my “account”)
The pants, gloves and boots are DOPE. Next step is to trying to craft similar so that I get crafting bonuses and extra physical resists. For that I need … insane amount of iron bits, scrap and other mats.

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A few questions to your Vindicator:

  1. Are those green items MI, faction or random drop?
  2. How much time it took you so far on this char?
  3. What lvl of crucible are you ready of farming?
  4. Capable of killing Lokarr?

random drops, you can see that their name is “presever” and “redeemer” which is common item base. Also when you click on the item, you do not get a “MI” icon in the upper right corner.

about 65-70 hours (time conter in game keeps ticking if I do some other things, I usually play a long session with breaks so I have estimated this time actually playing). I was lucky with the cyclone set pieces, I actually transmuted the medal to helm and also transmuted a Luminari piece to the medal. If I haven’t gotten Cyclone pieces, I would have gone for Light Defender set. If I haven’t gotten those, I would have continued farming and/or started a new char trying to use what I have already found. In the beginning of your “career” you kinda have to play what you have in the stash, unless you wanna trade or something.

I have not done that much crucible yet, I have basically just unlocked challenger. Farming Rogue-likes now basically. I have not done that much SR yet either, basically just up to shard 5 on Ultimate to get another skill point. Also you have to separate “clearing” and “farming”. Farming for me is when you can play drunk and still get good drops.

Yes it can do Lokarr (not that I need the set, experience potions is enough for me).

This is the char now btw, I have played a bit more: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/qNYd8R7Z I got a new weapon farming for chillstrifes for my next char which will be Cold DW Melee infiltrator ala Nery :slight_smile:

So keep the nice green items, they overshine Epics and Legendaries. Especially with resistnaces and stats, until you can craft higher tier components.

It was just an example how one can use green items to buff a build. Just because you see “no greens” written on the builds on the forum does not mean you should not use them. The reason why ppl like to post “no green” builds is because they are “easier” to do and copy since almost every stat is fixed.

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I had no idea that green items may be that powerful. I see its just like in D2.
Thanks a lot for help, you spent shitload of time on this.

Some rares are definitely than many set and uniques in Diablo 2, especially when you are starting your journey.

But wouldn’t you pick up rares in D2 to sell for gold at least? Sure gold in D2 is mostly used to gamble stuff for crafting, but crafting etc in Grim Dawn is much more useful

I’m still curious about some melee build, what is the best build based on Krieg set (not including Oathkeeper)? Is any of those Krieg based builds ready for crucible 150? I just like leveling new toons tho.

Classic Krieg aether death knight can do crucible, check out this [] Warpblade - Krieg DW Aether Cadence Death Knight, Gladiator farmer (9 minutes) has DW and S&B options and I have played both versions.

why should Oathkeeper even be an option for Krieg btw ? :stuck_out_tongue: Krieg is aether damage set and Oathkeeper has nothing to do with aether damage.

You could level Death Knight with my forcewave guide or stupid dragons pre-krieg beginner build guide

Thanks, I will check that out. I don’t know anything about melee builds so I just wanted to remind that I don’t have FG.

Check out Nery’s budget cold Infiltrator too. Dual wield cold melee.

So far I made this and I’m surprised to see how well it performs considering its built of random items. I’ve been able to push to 147 but failed twice, any advices how to deal with this super bitch Mad queen?

Try more blast shield, null field transmuter on inq seal, Prismatic diamond in helm (you can buy it in ancient grove)

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