I stopped dreaming of an efficient Dual Gun Mage Hunter and decided to build a straightforward Runebinder. This is the strongest MH build I’ve played so far.
Lokarr Kill is 45/50 seconds full facetank mode.
Full Runebinder set.
Gloves : for a sweet pierce to cold conversion.
Notable constellations : Inspiration, Ultos, Kraken and Hydra.
Damage : Rune of Hagarrad and let Runic Bolts and WPS’s do the job.
Utility : the power of Arcanist with MoE and Nullification.
Defense : Horn of gandarr and the powerful combo WoR + Inquistor Seal.
PROS AND CONS
High OA with a 2H-ranged weapon means big fat numbers on screen
Good Physical Res.
The sound of Runic Bolts is so relaxing.
Lack of Mobility (not in the next expansion though !)
That’s an easy fight. Lokarr can be facetanked and dies in 45 to 50 seconds usually.
On Storm spread. It should either be 7/10 or 16/10 cause that’s where the extra projectiles appear. Since you can’t get it to 16/10, better leave it at 7 and dump the points to mirror. Same with chilling rounds. Leave it at 8 points and dump the rest to mirror/steel resolve. A good amount of the flat phys gets converted there due to IEE.
If you want this to be 170 viable (esp. below 12mins.) Then you absolutely need censure instead of conviction. I haven’t tested MH in cruci. I only did Tactician and Deceiver and both clear in 9 mins with refined play. 11max if you’re unlucky or have bad play. Unfortunately I can’t test anything in cruci yet cause I did a full delete of my GD data and started from zero again (i made backups tho). But I could try and make a GT link when I get home.
Just curious, have you tried Cinderplate Girdle with this build? I know the skills bonuses are pretty much useless on the Cinderplate girdle, but i wonder how effective the 50% pierce to fire conversion would be. The fact that it’s craftable also mean a possible blacksmith armor bonus as well, which to me is always a pretty nice thing to have.
Hey just a newbie dropping a note to say that my lvl 58 Mage Hunter is built around this setup, and it’s quite powerful and fun even just as an incomplete build, with some of the abilities and devotions, so thanks for it. I was keen to try an MH, and also to use a crossbow, so when I saw this build it seemed just the ticket.
It’s a neat combination of tricks! I’d forgotten how much fun “pulling” mobs into traps is in videogames
I’m looking forward to working towards the full build in due course.