I am sort of “new” to Grim Dawn and got only one character. It’s a Blademaster and I have been checking quite a few different builds around but I am having a hard time recognizing which is generally considered the strongest.
I saw couple of builds with Shattered set with Cadence, and I have seen quite a few Belgothian sets which I am going for at the moment.
Here is my build before changing after advice in this thread:
And here is after changing Barbaros for Really Great pants, and switching Devotions:
So after modifying according to some advice I got here:
- slight increase of HP
- increase in OA
- greatly increased DPS (20%+)
- lifesteal increased by 5%
- 2 new skills with changed devotions on top of 3 old skills
But I lost
- a lot of armor
- a lot of DA
- ~10% to almost all resistances, however all are still at least 20% over cap
Was my modification worth it?
Why is everyone using Mythical Avenger of Cairn amulet? Conduit of Night Whispers that I use gives +1 to all skills in Nightblade which is 17 skill nods, while Soldier skill tree has 9 active nods, also +2 on Pneumatic Burst makes Conduit give quite literally 10 skill points over Cairn. It also gives a lot more hp and 8% dmg reduction from Eldritch monsters on top. I see that Cairn does have small DA boost and 4% instead of 3% maximum resistances, but can that be worth 10 skill points, more hp and 8% reduction from Eldritch? Also what would be the best amulet if neither of those are?
Everyone is using Mythical Direwolf Crest. I am using Mythical Mark of Dark Dreams which gives me as many skill points as Crest, however it adds 2 meter range to Veil of Shadow which weakens significantly monsters around me. Is Crest mandatory? I was also confused by Crest’s skill that has 12% chance of activating. Isn’t it also reducing chance for other skills that proc off default attacks to such as Markovian’s Advantage or Execution? Any explanation to why is everyone using crest and logic behind it is appreciated.
Mythical Chausses of Barbaros? were my pants before, however I’ve found Really Great Pants which by stats seem to be better, however with worse skill and armor. What do you think is better? Chausses or Great Pants, and is there any 3rd better/as good alternative?
I have found a belt in Ancient Grove with insane resistances and physical/internal trauma dmg bonus, and it seems to be better than purple ones that I’ve found and seen most builds use Mythical Blade Breakers Sash. Is this normal? I saw that it does add more dmg and it’s +1 to all Nightblade instead of +1 to all Soldier, however insane amount of resistances, 10% armor bonus and 4% physique… am I wrong? Should I just go lower with resistances in favor of damage?
I see that people are using Mythical Reaver’s Claw next to Belgothian’s Slicer almost exclusively. I have found that Redeemer of Malmouth gives me very slightly higher dps while giving me over 10 skill points more. So both more dmg (466 dps higher to be exact when I compare raw Redeemer and Claw that I own) and more everything else. It even adds 30% crit dmg to Belgothian’s Shares. How is it that people are going for Reaver’s Claw? What’s the logic behing it?
Shattered vs Belgothian Question
Any advice, comments suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thank you very much in advance!!