Finally got this thing finished in hardcore this week, started working on it from one of your older posts a while ago and just now got back around to it. I don’t understand pet mechanics that well in general but I really wouldn’t have thought to use hand of ultos for them.
The pets killed Kupacabra in the ancient grove while I was answering text messages and didn’t realize what they were fighting…1 briarthorn died.
Cataclysm was used mainly for overcapping purposes. Like maxed familiars for example. The +1 to all skills it provides is great in general.
That said, you could replace it. But then you will have less points to play with and no maxed familiar means 1 less projectile each for the birds. Also you will have about 20 chaos res. to make up for. Plus the reduced stun duration which comes in handy at times.
Crucible 151-170, 3x times with 4 Blessings + Vanguard Banner:https://i.imgur.com/QCIB6vE.jpg
Pets weren’t micro’ed and I suck at piloting. You will probably get better times. No potions/consumables used as always.
Now, if you clicked on the GT link you will notice some blasphemous stuff. We aren’t going the traditional route of Witching Hour + Aeon & Dying god.
We are going full on Moggy
Why? you might ask. I just wanted to see if I could do it with Moggy and as it turns out, we can! Btw, you can complete Bysmiel devotion for an extra pet, but I am too lazy to click another button so I put it in the first node of Wolverine for extra pierce res for pets. With the extra pet + good piloting, you can expect ~5 min runs.
in my experience, Bull is pretty unimpressive on Briarthorns and Primal Spirit (which are the main physical pets). It deals a fraction of their normal damage, proc only 25% of the time, and the range is so small that it will often miss the things they are attacking. It’s barely better than nothing and not better than either other options for pet Celestial Powers or pet bonuses from other constellations.
I did try using Bull and sadly my experience was also pretty much the same. I guess if your devotion path can use it, you have dev points to spare and a pet with no celestial power added to it, then sure. Otherwise, not really worth going out of your way to get it imo.
This is maybe a silly question, so apologies if the answer is obvious…
I’m still pretty new, but came across a link to this build from a reddit thread, and I’m intrigued. Definitely adding it to my list to try out in the future.
One thing I did notice on the GT link is that Poison & Acid Resist is at -2%? Surely that’s not right? What am I missing here? Or do you just not care about Poison/Acid damage with this build since the pets are in the fray and we’re safely removed from most such effects?
Awesome build, excited to give it a shot some day!