Missing builds workshop

I don’t get why either. On paper this is a solid build…

GD moves in mysterious ways sometimes…

I have two Chaos Archons

pet - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/D2pLdpa2
ranged - Archon, Level 100 (GD - Grim Dawn Build Calculator

both can kill Korvaak and somehow finish SR 65 (not deathless or in time in my test runs) - but I am not really satisfied with them - so lets way for a better contender tor the last Archon


What would be interesting is a good build using both masteries in a meaningful way :thinking:
That could be Shield Melee Savagery (with Voidsoul if possible) but that would probably be too weak.

Aside from that, if I were to attempt this challenge, I’d try :damage_chaos: EoR, sth like this Archon, Level 100
(might need some Spirit dump for Energy, can use Primal Bond if needed)
or some :damage_chaos: Primal Strike with the same weapon.


Voidsoul Archon (or Oathkeeper with a bit Shaman) has a rather low sheet damage - but some acceptable damage

voidsoul S&B - Archon, Level 100 (GD - Grim Dawn Build Calculator

Korvaak was no issue - SR 65/66 almost deathless (died once to Korvaak in SR65 boss room - must be his revenge). Have to test a bit more - not satisfied enough currently


Way too meme ?

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no Reduced Target’s Resistances so maybe you could go for Scales with your Vit to Chaos and Fire conversion: Archon, Level 100 (GD - Grim Dawn Build Calculator btw reminds me of my Chaos FS with the other Barthollem’s weapon

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did you try this version Archon, Level 100 (GD - Grim Dawn Build Calculator
it’s basically the conjurer that broke crucible after 9.6, just turned into an archon, that’s the similar savagery idea i had

Broke Crucible after 9.6? I remember some old pass-through (which is no longer on Desolator since Upheaval builds but isn’t it the past?


idono maybe i remember wrong/lifted the wrong build, could have sworn it was from 9.6 test patch/spring when passthrough removal/changes was tested :thinking:
edit lol, yea i lifted the wrong build :rofl: - which explains why my archon has desolator instead of full harbinger :joy: - this is the one i was supposed to repurpose into archon https://www.grimtools.com/calc/lV7kQOaV has the passthrough items


happy to report stable Vitality Warlord Warlord, Level 100 (GD - Grim Dawn Build Calculator
leave it to MadLee to make such a solid Oppressor build you can turn it to Warlord :joy:

Cruci 170 (i’m not fast enough to do 4 runs within buff duration, but could do 3)

SR 65-66 (kuba can be a slow pita but still comfortably doable)

Lokar (even fast enough to kill before first Bourbon clone)

Morgo (ignore the aether cluster cooldown it was a misclick for Ascension he’s plenty safe without cluster)


Some untested ideas that may be useful for meme bleed build




The Spellbinder looks promising with the bleed SS mod for tanking, but the Saboteur will feel like a natural DW build with extra caution against reflect mob, meanwhile the Pyromancer… it uses DEE to spread bleed damage, so questionable at best.


Vitality Warlord: :white_check_mark:

Nice :slight_smile:

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Should I still add it to the list ?

please wait a bit - not satisfied = please don’t add now

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And I think I have found my Chaos Archon to submit - it is an EoR Archon (following @tqFan proposal)

Has obviously a rather strong Oathkeeper focus, but Shaman provides some good defensive stats and a bit of flat damage. As Archon, a large health pool is also a must. Damage is rather good (270k sheet), resist reduction is rather low (only provided by one ring and devotion).

Korvaak is a non issue

Shattered Realm 65/66 in time without death, SR 80 could be completed (with quite some deaths in one shards to a group of heros - two in the boss room). SR 75/76 felt relatively good, had however one death after a Arcane hero debuff (non in the boss rooms).

And as bonus, also tried Lokarr - possible without death (only reached once a rather uncomfortable low health level)

So, finally, the fourth Chaos Archon is imho sufficiently good to complete the Archons.


It shall be so.

Chaos Archon: :white_check_mark:
Archon: :white_check_mark:

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We now have 29 builds left: There we can see what’s the hardest to accomplish:

Damage types:
Almost 1/3 of them (9) are pierce
followed by Bleed (7)
4 Acid
3 Chaos
3 Lightning
3 Vitality

Almost half of them (14) are Arcanist
11 are Necromancer
10 are Demolitionist
8 are Oathkeeper (In fact, all the missing builds feature at least one of those 4 classes)
6 are Soldier
4 are Nightblade
4 are occultist
3 are Shaman
(Inquisitor is complete)


Hmm, for pierce what I got in mind for Arcanist is using Gildor’s Pulverizer and Bladetwister Signet together with Star Pact to reduce TSS cooldown and rely on crit damage. Gildor just received casting speed too in the latest public test, and there is SR set to complement the defense and skill, at the cost of conversion from aether or vitality.

For the Demolitionist, Soldier, and Oathkeeper using the Valdun set for an easy 50% WPS can be the base of the build, and those 3 class already has auto-attack skill.

With this, looking back at the list, pierce suddenly feels complete.

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@DeputyChuck How do you feel about fantasy? If I were to make a build, should I try to restrain myself to more or less realistic items
as if making a standard build thread or maybe you do not care at all and everything’s allowed?

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There are stashed builds made by @Gnomish_Inquisition and they are accepted. I think everything is allowed.