Interesting i had a similar thought and never put it to the test (not on the warder i made). Tell me how do you do against Valdaran and Van Aldritch? They die slowly or quickly? And against Rashalga?
Btw your setup looks good regardless of patch, they don’t do much for us retaliation users you know
Change that helm though and move a few points to get Anvil. The proc is really effective.
I had a similar setup in mind except i didn’t go Vulture and went full OA. You do realize the Spear has to connect right? If you’re dropping Targo then i recommend going Warder. Reflect has its moments but overall the only reason it’s in the setup is because Targo’s HP nodes are important
I’ve seen a build somewhere where they explain reflection, and how it reflects certain debuffs too, it’s nice, but I suppose 100% would be enough for that. And you also need to toy with low DA to get hit harder and reflect harder too: dangerous.
Also, it seems monsters have much more HP than DPS and player characters seem to be the other way around. I think my characters could kill themselves extremely fast, so why go for the worst DPS?
Maybe if we could get like 5000% reflection.
Rashalga’s Shotgun, Valdaran’s Shotgun, Log’s Shotgun, Zantarin’s Shotgun, Anasteria’s Aether Rain. It’s nice when the damage of these skills is returned back to their casters 3x.
Also, there’s one fucker who can only die using reflect. Reflect is a debatable feature but i’d say Targo is pretty valuable even w/o the skill. Though if anyone wants i can provide an alternative devo setup
Hey Chthon! I’ve been reading a lot of your builds lately (You’re certainly a prodigious theory-crafter, it seems) and I took a specific interest in this one.
I haven’t really played a shield character before, period. So i’m feeling somewhat lost when it comes to some more minute details. I tried to walk your gear backwards with the skill tree you provided, but I’m not quite getting what appear to be the intended results, since Overguard is still 14/12. Could you mayhaps post a skill build with all gear off? ^^;
Also, as far as devotion path goes, was there anything you prioritised over everything else initially? Do you just go literally all physique with your stat points?
All these questions and more, next time on Elidyr pesters someone in their own thread!
(But seriously, hope you’re having a great day and keep up what you’re doing! Lovin it.)
Hmm, i think it has something to do with minor deviations in the values the gears. As for the grimcalc, it seems i’ve noticed everyone does ask for a no-gear GrimCalc on all my builds. Give me some time (it’s a small task, but i’m lazy :p), i will update this and all the other builds while i’m at it.
No it depends on the gear you get, i had to put a point or two in cunning to equip this dagger. Spirit and Physique aren’t an issue because how well both masteries scale with the respective stats.
As for devotion, i have tons of tonic of clarity so i just levelled as a Physical BM and respeced to retaliation. But if you want to prioritize with something then i’d say get Anvil’s skill Targo’s Hammer
Speaking of Crucible this one can probably do challenger w/o buffs. Never tried it due to crashes.
But you would have to watch out for your HP bar and especially the Mad Queen
No idea about Gladiator
Battlemages are fine, their nerf came before final release (unlike blademasters) so it’s fine whatever happened. I have some other battlemage builds posted here (Shield Caster and DW-Pistols using Cadence)
I hated this class-combination first since i couldn’t make it work but now i love playing battlemages