This is my collection of builds for beginners. These guides are different than end game, because they contain much more information, leveling guide and gear is easier to get.
So no random purple gear and fantasy greens. Farmable set like Dark One or Krieg, faction gear, yellow affixes monster infrequents, with sprinkle of blues.
First we will start with The Sentinel.It’s acid build with option as caster with off hand or tanky build with Shield.It has some leveling guide and budget build with Dark One set and Biting Blades from Seal of Shadows component
Next is my Vindicator guide.Two versions-Storm Totem caster or Thunderous Strike Vindicator.It has leveling tips and ok budget items.
Next is my double pistol Tactician.It uses Stupid Dragon old build as leveling guide.It has budget build focused around Pistols with faction recipe.
My Opressor guide is my most popular beginners one,also is thorough.It’s based around Malawiglenn ideas.It has leveling guide with videos from different levels,also super cheap end game working setup.Cabalist version was added later.
My latest guide.Is cold Trickster.Leveling guide with faction end game version by TomoDak.Also semi budget very fast and with high damage version by me.End game is with similar ideas and style as leveling and faction gear versions
This is link to build diary from my DW melee Infiltrator.It has tips and also link to my updated semi budget end game Infiltrator,which is pretty viable,even in Gladiator Crucible.
My PRM Mage Hunter guide.Caster with lots of crit bonus,doing elemental damage.Added on 2nd of July 2019.
My FG update of classical DW lightning pistols Purifier by x1x1x1x2. Added to the list on 16 th of July 2019.
[220.127.116.11] Budget cold DW melee Blademaster DW cold melee, this time a Blademaster. It uses Cadence as main attack+Nightblade WPS skills. Build is budget for end gama transition. Added here on 17 th of July 2019.
[18.104.22.168] Budget AAR Mage Hunter Aether and Chaos budget versions of AAR Mage Hunter. Added on 31st of July 2019.
This is guide for fire spinner builds. It’s start to shine when you can equip dual melee weapons, can work as 2H build as well. Early leveling with Stun Jacks. Not the strongest build I would say, compared to classical Shieldbreaker.
- [22.214.171.124] Beginner's vitality caster Conjurer guide, how to build monster build from the scratch! Suitable for first character
Perhaps my strongest one. Very straightforward, leveled the same way as played end game.
New guide for 126.96.36.199, nice leveling build, easy to gear budget version and monster end game build. Blade Arc also is suitable for 2H melee style of play.
Again Cold DW melee build, this time a Saboteur. Not the best possible class but DW Sabo can be fun build none the less.
- note, some of them all little oudated.
Desolator Purifier 2H ranged, fire damage:
Canister Bombs Sorc, fire damage, green items are without affixes:
Bleeding 2H melee Warder using Savagery/Blade Arc combo:
Vitality Phantasmal Blades Witch Hunter:
Physical 2H Forcewave spam Warlord:
Lightning Thunderous Strike 2H Vindicator:
Fire Flames of Ignaffar Purifier:
Q: Which guide you recommend?
A: If I start the game I would go with my vitality Conjurer, easy for leveling, abundance of cheap gear and straightforward enough.
Q: Which of other players guides you would play as beginner?
A: Stupid_Dragon’s guides are well made and thorough. I like in particular the Dervish one. And if you like pets, Maya’s written the Bible for that style of play
Q: Are your guides up to date?
A: Some of them needs updating, the older the patch version is, the more likely they require some changes to function better.
Q: Are you planning to update your guides?
A: Yes. I would eventually update most of my budget builds. Leveling progress though will require more time re-leveling same builds, that’s unlikely to happen.
Q: Why beginners builds are different than end game?
A: You are limited of using sub-optimal gear. So you need more effort of covering your stats, adding more defense from devotions, etc.
Q: Are all end game builds possible to level same way?
A: Most players prefers to level their end game build with same skill/damage type. But sometimes is impossible. Rule of thumb, if end game build contains conduit mod or relies on legendary piece of gear for conversion, it’s not suited for leveling or guide in that matter.
Beginner guides that I recommend
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Builds by Stupid_Dragon
[DW melee] Beginner’s Virulent Dervish
[DW melee] Beginner’s Forgotten Blademaster
[shield melee] Beginner’s pre-Krieg Death Knight
[2H melee] Krieg Death Knight on budget, the Soul Reaver
[188.8.131.52] Beginner’s melee 2H Lightning Elementalist Old but still deserves a mention
[184.108.40.206] Beginner's ranged Tactician Old but still deserves a mention
[Caster] Beginner's Nephrite Spellbinder
[220.127.116.11] Beginner's Scorching Ray Templar
[18.104.22.168] Beginner's Apex Death Knight
Builds by Maya
The Carnival - A Guide to Pets contains all you need to know about pets and contains several budget builds
Build by Supertolik
[22.214.171.124] Beginner's pierce PB Spite Blademaster 65SR, crucible viable Build focused on faction bought weapon - Spite.
Build by Monceaux
[126.96.36.199][Guide] Trozan's Ice Shard - A cold Warlock Beginner Guide
Even Warlocks deserves some love! Cheap Trozan build pre farming the Trozan set.
Builds by idontwannaknow0
[188.8.131.52] Beginner's Ranged Pierce Infiltrator (Hybrid Caster/Attacker) - First Char Suitable, SR viable (up to 50) Ranged build, different idea for leveling a Infiltrator.
[184.108.40.206] Beginner's Fire Sword & Board Shieldbreaker - First char suitable, SR viable (up to 50) Shiled Shieldbreaker… hmm.
Build by Udars
[220.127.116.11] Vanquisher Fire Sentinel, semi-beginner friendly and practically farmable Semi budget build around Vanquisher set
Build by Dabuwa87
Build by The_Coyote
Builds by Ulvar1
(Poll) Which build(s) shall I do next? SSF - for "beginners" ideas for you next build
Also if you are in doubt,check my guide,how to select a build! https://forums.crateentertainment.com/t/guide-for-helping-how-to-choose-your-build/83484